Cartoon Network At MCM Comic Con London October 2016

Cartoon Network At MCM Comic Con London October 2016

Cartoon Network At MCM Comic Con London October 2016

Next weekend (28/10/2016 – 30/10/2016) will be the biannual MCM Comic Con convention in London, UK. The convention is one of the largest of its kind in the UK that celebrates TV, Movies, Comic Books, Video Games, Western Animation and Anime pop culture. Cartoon Network will be having their biggest ever presence at the event, with Adventure Time and The Amazing World of Gumball Q&A and screening sessions and a special Adventure Time themed stand. The convention will take place at its usual venue, The ExCeL Centre in the London Docklands.

MCM Comic Con is also having an Adventure Time competition, five lucky fans will win an Adventure Time goodie bag each, to enter the competition answer this question “What is Finn the Human’s real name?” and then send your answer on an e-mail with the subject “I want to win Adventure Time Goodies!” to Follow the link below for more details.

The Adventure Time Cartoon Network/Forbidden Planet Stand

Cartoon Network has teamed up with the comic book and toys retailer Forbidden Planet to set up “a totally algebraic” Adventure Time themed stand (stand no. 3811), the stand will feature a large inflatable Ice Mountain and waiting inside will be your games master who will give you a series of epic quests and there will be prizes too. Also this will be an opportunity to try the brand new Adventure Time virtual reality mobile game – I See Ooo, the game lands the player in the Land of Ooo where they can play a series of mini-games.

Q&A Panels And Screening Sessions: Saturday 29th October

Saturday 29th October will be Cartoon Network’s main day at the convention with sessions for two of its biggest shows – Adventure Time and The Amazing World of Gumball, if you’re in the London area with time to spare and love animation, this will be an amazing experience for you.

Behind the Scenes with The Amazing World of Gumball (12pm – 1pm)

At the Behind the Scenes with The Amazing World of Gumball Q&A and screening session, Gumball fans will get to hear from Ben Bocquelet, the show’s creator and series director Mic Graves. During the session, you will find out how the show is made and even some future plots in the upcoming new seasons. The session will also feature exclusive behind-the-scenes content and a never-before-seen episode.

Writing for Adventure Time (1pm – 2pm)

After the Gumball session, there will be an Adventure Time Q&A and screening session. At this session, fans will get to hear from Adventure Time’s Head Writer, Kent Osborne. At this panel, Kent will talk about his experience writing episodes for the show and will let you in a few secrets, there will also be a UK premiere for one of the final episodes in Season 7.

Both the Adventure Time and Gumball sessions will offer plenty of time for people to ask questions and it will be followed by a joint fan-signing.

Cartoon Network Asia-Pacific And AIA Malaysia Team Up For Move It Movement Campaign

Cartoon Network Asia-Pacific And AIA Malaysia Team Up For Move It Movement Campaign

Cartoon Network Asia-Pacific And AIA Malaysia Team Up For Move It Movement Campaign

Life insurance company AIA Malaysia has teamed up with Turner Asia Pacific to create the Cartoon Network Move it Movement health campaign. The Cartoon Network Move it Movement event – presented by AIA Vitality in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on Friday 9th December to Sunday 11th December will feature mental and physical games, health check-ups, food and nutrition quizzes, and an opportunity to meet and greet Ben Tennyson from Ben 10 and The Powerpuff Girls. The purpose of the event is to increase the awareness of people’s health (from exercise to a balanced diet) and Cartoon Network is helping to add a bit of fun factor to the campaign in an attempt to get kids (and adults) fit and healthy.

According to research from AIA, two-thirds of children in Southeast Asia regularly enjoy watching cartoons with their parents, research from AIA also states that Malaysia’s younger generation tend to know more about their parents’ health than they do themselves.

Thomas Wong, chief marketing officer of AIA commented on the importance of the campaign:

“We are excited about this collaboration with Turner and Cartoon Network to drive awareness on the importance of health and fitness in Malaysia. As a leading insurer in Malaysia, we are committed to putting ‘life’ at the heart of life insurance. To do this, we will play a more active role in empowering and enabling our customers and the community to take better care of their health. This campaign is a fun way for us to reach out to families and inspire them to make positive, sustainable changes to their lifestyle that will translate to better health.”

Phil Nelson, managing director of Turner Asia-Pacific explains that Cartoon Network is the perfect partner to help run the Move It Movement Campaign:

“Cartoon Network is the perfect partner for AIA to introduce kids to a conversation around health, fitness and lifestyle, where they can play a key role in influencing the entire family’s well-being. We can use the power of the Cartoon Network brand to inspire kids and parents to make healthy choices and build healthy habits together. Turner’s creative team has a wealth of experience partnering with progressive, innovative brands that recognize the tremendous influence of kids on all aspects of family life and parent decision making.”

Cartoon Network India Licencing Ambitions

Cartoon Network India Licencing Ambitions

Cartoon Network India Licencing Ambitions

Cartoon Network Enterprises, the licencing division for Turner and Warner Bros. in India will be expanding into new South Asian markets such as Sri Lanka and Nepal, part of their expansion plans include partnerships with some of the world’s largest food manufacturers such as Unilever and Kellogg’s.

Cartoon Network Enterprises will be seeking more collaboration with retailers and is promoting the relaunch of The Powerpuff Girls and Ben 10 for potential licencees as well as DC Comics characters such as Wonder Woman, Justice League, Aqua Man and Flash. A 2017 preview of CNE’s plans were unveiled at a specially organised roadshow in Mumbai, India yesterday (20/09/2016), in which over 200 trade partners expressed an interest in Cartoon Network’s and Warner Bros.’s current and future movie and television IP’s.

From The Turner India Press Release

Turner India’s licensing and merchandising arm is aiming for a strong double digit growth this year as it expands into new South Asia markets of Sri Lanka and Nepal in partnership with some of the biggest FMCG brands including Perfetti, Heinz, Unilever, Parle, Mondelez, United Biscuits and Kellogg’s.

As part of its expansion plans, CNE will seek more collaboration with players from retail, e-commerce and FMCG sectors to increase its footprint, and strengthen its leadership position in the market. In line with this growth strategy, CNE has also partnered with Myntra and Future Group. Besides the re-launch of the ever popular global franchise The Powerpuff Girls, CNE will also be focusing on a strong roster of DC movies from Warner Bros. that includes Wonder Woman, Justice League, Aqua Man and Flash.

All this and a preview to plans for 2017 were unveiled at the Cartoon Network Enterprises roadshow on September 20, in Mumbai with over 200 trade partners attending this showcase of Cartoon Network and Warner Bros. extensive portfolio of current and future IPs, TV shows and movies.

“The licensing and merchandise segment has evolved over the years and is currently witnessing a strong upswing due to ecommerce explosion in South Asia. We are looking at driving strategic partnerships across various categories in the coming months and providing different touch points for our fans to experience our brand. This roadshow provides an ideal platform for us to connect with our current and potential clients to showcase our portfolio and significant range of products,” said Siddharth Jain, Turner India’s Managing Director.

A brand new series of the multi-million-dollar franchise, Ben 10 is launching as part of an international premiere on Cartoon Network in October and an extensive new product catalogue will be announced soon after.