Toonami France Available On Canal From Tomorrow 17th January
Toonami France, the channel of DC Comics and Cartoon Network superheroes and also Japanese anime will be available on French DTH (Direct-to-Home) satellite television provider – Canal (formerly branded Canalsat) from tomorrow (17/01/2016) on channel 164. Also tomorrow at 6.30pm, Toonami France will be premiering the much-anticipated anime series – Dragon Ball Super. Toonami airs action animation from Warner Bros. Animation and Cartoon Network Studios including Justice League and Ben 10.
Cartoon Network USA Curtis Lelash And Tramm Wigzell Promoted To Senior VP Of Original Series
Two Cartoon Network executives have been promoted to Senior Vice President of Original Series: Curtis Lelash and Tramm Wigzell. Both Curtis Lelash and Tramm Wigzell will work alongside Rob Sorcher, (chief content officer of Cartoon Network) at Cartoon Network Studios in Burbank, California. Curtis Lelash started his employment at Cartoon Network in 2005, his recent role was VP of Comedy Animation, a major genre of Cartoon Network’s content.
Tramm Wigzell has been working for Cartoon Network since 2002, and previously he has worked on Cartoon Network’s multiplatform strategy, which includes the use of mobile devices for live-streaming apps and games, he also contributed to the development of one of Cartoon Network’s biggest animation franchises in its history – Ben 10 and the interactive series – Mighty Magiswords. Wigzell also works on Teen Titans Go! at Warner Bros. Animation as an executive in-charge of production for Cartoon Network.
Rob Sorcher, Chief Content Officer of Cartoon Network commented that Curtis and Tramm are well known for their excellent work in the animation industry and the backgrounds of the two executives will offer different viewpoints towards the development of new original content:
“Curtis and Tramm are both well-respected in the animation industry for their approach to talent and development, and their creative and executive acumen have resulted in some of our biggest hits and franchises. This newly connected structure leverages diverse viewpoints, and reflects overall dynamics in the kids’ media landscape.”
Cartoon Network UK Justice League Action Premieres Saturday 26th November
Cartoon Network UK and Ireland will be premiering a brand new show from Warner Bros. Animation called Justice League Action this Saturday (26/11/2016) at 7.30am. Ever since news emerged last year about the show entering production, DC Comics fans everywhere have been anticipating the show’s premiere on Cartoon Network. The series will feature the adventures of Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, and various members of the Justice League.
The new action series features famous superheroes from DC Comics including Batman (voiced by Kevin Conroy), Superman, Wonder Woman and Booster Gold (Diedrich Bader) and other DC Comics superheroes alongside villains such as the Joker (voiced by Mark Hamill) and Lex Luthor (James Woods). Sam Register (Teen Titans Go!) serves as executive producer with Butch Lukic (Justice League, Batman Beyond), Alan Burnett (Batman: The Animated Series) and Jim Krieg (Green Lantern: The Animated Series) also serving as producers.
Cartoon Network USA will premiere the brand new animated action show a few weeks later on Friday 16th December at 6pm ET/PT and from Christmas Eve (Saturday 24th December), the show will air every Saturday morning. The first episode that will air on Cartoon Network USA is called “Shazam Slam,” which focuses on magical superhero Shazam and his arch-nemesis Black Adam. Ahead of the premiere, Cartoon Network USA has already uploaded a sneak peek from the new show.
Full description of “Shazam Slam”:
In “Shazam Slam,” the villainous Black Adam battles Batman on the Rock of Eternity and unleashes a horde of Djinn determined to turn the Earth back to its pre-human, volcanic state. Affected by the otherworldly powers of these primordial monsters, Batman becomes possessed and is turned into a giant flying Batmonster laying waste to the Hall of Justice, with only Superman capable of taking the fight to the Dark Knight. One by one, the Justice League – with the help of Shazam (voiced by Sean Astin) and The Wizard (voiced by Carl Reiner) – must hunt down and defeat each Djinn in order to yet again save the world from destruction.
Promo for Justice League Action as seen on Cartoon Network UK, premieres on Saturday 26th November at 7.30am: