Cartoon Network Australia And Boomerang Australia February 2017 Highlights: From The Turner Asia-Pacific/Poem Group PR Press Release, All Times AEDT
Cartoon Network Australia February 2017 Highlights
Ben 10 Saturdays at 8am, Saturday 4th February to Saturday 25th February
Start your Saturdays with non-stop action, as Ben 10 returns with 4 premiere episodes! Tune in as Ben finds himself battling against some brand-new baddies, who will test all of his alien transformations, smarts and skills to save the day. From the intimidating Iron Kyle to the nefarious Nanny Nightmare, the mechanical Clocktopus and the fierce Frightwig, it’s sure to be a blast!
Freaktown Weekdays at 6pm, Monday 13th February to Wednesday 1st March
This month, Cartoon Network is bringing you non-stop Freaktown entertainment, each and every weeknight from the freakishly funny 13th of February. Get ready to giggle as Ben & Lenny get up to heaps of hilarious hijinks, from escaping a date with Princess Boo-Boo to knocking out the whole town’s power. There’s sure to be plenty of side-splitting laughs as the dynamic duo’s misadventures, so tune-in to Cartoon Network to keep up with the fun!
Special Event And New Episodes
Villaintine’s Day From 4pm, Tuesday 14th February
This “Villaintine’s Day”, Cartoon Network’s villains are taking over Valentine’s Day, with special episodes from your favourite shows. They’re delivering hilarious premiere episodes of Ben 10, Mighty Magiswords, The Powerpuff Girls and Freaktown – not to mention some very villainous specials from Adventure Time, The Amazing World of Gumball and Teen Titans Go! Make sure you tune into Cartoon Network to catch all of the action.
The Amazing World of Gumball 8.25am, Saturday 25th February
Buckle up, because it’s going to be a wild ride with this HUGE premiere special of The Amazing World of Gumball. Tune in as Gumball faces off against his nemesis Rob, who’s bent on destroying Gumball’s life as vengeance for past wrongs. Ending on a nail-biting cliffhanger, watch the second part of this special double episodes ONLY on cartoonnetwork.com.au, or on the Cartoon Network Watch and Play app, available for Android here and iOS here.
Season Three Premiere
Steven Universe Weekdays at 4.25pm, Monday 6th February to Friday 10th February
Don’t miss the spectacular season 3 premiere of Steven Universe! Catch up with Steven and the Gems with brand new episodes all week, PLUS an extra-special 30-minute Autumn episode on Friday. Tune in to keep up with Steven, Connie and the Gems as they explore what makes a fusion so special, battle mighty monsters and meet mysterious strangers – all on Cartoon Network.
Talking Tom and Friends Weekdays at 5.45pm, Monday 20th February to Friday 10th March
Get ready to giggle because wise-cracking tomcat Talking Tom is back, and he and his friends are getting up to all sorts of hilarious misadventures. With tonnes of brand-new episodes, you’ll be laughing ‘til you’re sore. Don’t miss out as Ben accidentally spreads a germ, Angela has a chance to pursue her singing career and Hank discovers the importance of balancing work and play.
Bunnicula Weekends at 9am, Saturday 4th February to Sunday 5th March
The supernatural antics of vampire-rabbit Bunnicula and his pals Chester, Harold and Mina are sure to have you howling with laughter. With brand new episodes haunting you each weekend throughout February, tune in to watch the gang cope with vampire ticks, imaginary friends, polarising photoshoots and tiny trolls. It’d be a grave mistake to miss out on any of the action, so make sure you tune in to Boomerang!
During 2016, Cartoon Network has been airing new shows, new episodes and even new channels in some countries, so here’s a timeline of some of the major events that have happened around the world in the last twelve months. Note: Some dates are not exactly accurate, but was approximately around that time or it was the date when news was publicly announced.
1st January: Cartoon Network Southeast Asia rebranded to Check It 4.0.
4th January: Cartoon Network Latin America and Brazil rebranded to Check It 4.0.
6th January: Cartoon Network USA releases Twelve Forever pilot/minisode.
7th January: Mark Eyers Promoted To Senior Vice President Of Cartoon Network Asia-Pacific.
14th January: Cartoon Network USA premieres first stop-motion animated Adventure Time episode: Bad Jubies.
14th January: Transformers: Robots in Disguise Season 2 announced.
25th January: New Bob The Builder series premiered on Cartoonito UK.
25th January: Daniel González becomes new general director Of Turner Iberia.
29th January: Justice League Action officially announced.
All of January 2016’s blog posts can be accessed by clicking on the link below:
Cartoon Network’s classic and family friendly animation sister channel – Boomerang will be launching in Taiwan for the first time on Monday 14th November. The pan-Asia-Pacific Boomerang feed is already available in 32 million homes across the region, the Taiwanese launch will expand the channel’s distribution and add an extra 1.6 million Kbro and Taiwan Mobile subscribers to its potential viewership.
From Boomerang’s debut on 14th November, viewers will be able to enjoy classic animation from the likes of Tom and Jerry, Scooby-Doo and Looney Tunes and also contemporary shows from Warner Bros. Animation and other independent studios such as Bunnicula, Talking Tom and Friends and also Grizzy and the Lemmings; which has been an kids media industry hit at the MIP Junior convention at Cannes this year.
Viewers in Taiwan will also be able to enjoy episodes of My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic and watch animated movies on Sundays. Shows will be available in Mandarin Chinese audio and traditional Chinese subtitles. Cartoon Network is already the most popular international kids channel in Taiwan, its logical that Boomerang should follow in Cartoon Network’s footsteps and launch in the country, as Boomerang is Turner’s second most distributed animation channel.
The Boomerang Asia pan-feed originally launched on 1st September 2005, closed in 2012 and was revived on 1st January 2015 replacing Cartoonito Asia. The channel also has an companion mobile app called “Boomerang Watch and Play”, while using the app, people can watch Boomerang shows while playing a series of mini-games.
Boomerang Southeast Asia currently airs a programming block called “Caturdays” as the name suggests, it’s a block of shows featuring Boomerang’s resident cat characters airing on Saturdays: the block features episodes of Tom and Jerry, Silvester and Tweety, Pink Panther and Pals and The Garfield Show. Turner Asia-Pacific promoted “Caturdays” as a programming feature for the channel’s launch in Taiwan.
From The Turner Asia-Pacific Press Release
Boomerang, Turner’s global kids’ brand and companion channel to Cartoon Network, is now available in Taiwan for the first time.
With an additional 1.6 million subscribers across Kbro and Taiwan Mobile platforms, the agreement increases the channel’s distribution in Asia Pacific to 32 million households since the channel’s relaunch in late 2014.
From November 14, the all-animation network will have both Mandarin audio and traditional Chinese subtitles, boasting an impressive line-up of new series and movies programmed for both kids and their families.
In addition to the ever-popular Tom and Jerry, Scooby-Doo and Looney Tunes, new shows include Bunnicula, Talking Tom and the hilarious Grizzy and the Lemmings – the most-talked-about animated series at MIP Junior in Cannes last month. Other channel highlights in November feature new episodes of My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic and Sunday movies with Barbie and Tom and Jerry.
Phil Nelson, Turner’s Managing Director for North and Southeast Asia Pacific, said:
“To see Boomerang’s country count and regional distribution maintain this kind of momentum is fantastic. Cartoon Network is already the No. 1 international Kids channel in Taiwan and Boomerang will complement it perfectly – providing viewers with the ultimate family-friendly destination for iconic cartoon franchises.”
Boomerang is created for kids aged 4-9, as well as their families and caregivers. In addition to new and exclusive content from Warner Bros. Animation, international premium acquisitions include: The Garfield Show, Pink Panther and Pals, Strawberry Shortcake, Mr. Bean: The Animated Series and Inspector Gadget.
To complement the on-air offering regionally, Boomerang Watch and Play hosts both video and gaming content in a safe and fun app designed for tablets.