Dragon Ball Super To Premiere 5th August On Cartoon Network Latin America

Dragon Ball Super To Premiere 5th August On Cartoon Network Latin America

Dragon Ball Super To Premiere 5th August On Cartoon Network Latin America

According to a news update from Latin American animation news website – ANMTV (Anime, Manga y TV (Spanish) / Anime, Mangá e TV (Portuguese)), the next installment of the Dragon Ball franchise – Dragon Ball Super will premiere on Cartoon Network Latin America and Cartoon Network Brazil on Saturday 5th August airing from 5pm to 7pm in a mini-marathon featuring the first 4 episodes. (Mexico, Argentina and Brazil time).

After the initial marathon, Cartoon Network Latin America and Cartoon Network Brazil will air Dragon Ball Super on Mondays to Saturdays at 11pm and episodes will be repeated during daytime at 3.30pm.

Cartoon Network Latin America and Cartoon Network Brazil is yet to release the official highlights for August 2017.

More info about the new series can be found on the link below:




Paralympian Ntando Mahlangu Ambassador For Cartoon Network Africa’s Buddy Network Anti-Bullying Campaign 2017

Paralympian Ntando Mahlangu Ambassador For Cartoon Network Africa's Buddy Network Anti-Bullying Campaign 2017

Paralympian Ntando Mahlangu Ambassador For Cartoon Network Africa’s Buddy Network Anti-Bullying Campaign 2017

Fifteen-year-old, double-amputee Paralympic sprinter Ntando Mahlangu has teamed up with Cartoon Network to launch the 2017 African edition of their anti-bullying campaign – Cartoon Network Buddy Network.

Cartoon Network Buddy Network first started in the United States under the name “Stop Bullying: Speak Up” and the initiative has since spread to Latin America (Basta de Bullying), Europe and Africa, the purpose of the campaign is to raise awareness about bullying among young people in Africa. Ntando Mahlangu will be taking part in the campaign as an ambassador and will appear in an on-air campaign on Cartoon Network Africa, the campaign will also feature a series of animated shorts voiced by children which include positive messages about friendship, school and setting aside their differences, whether its at school, outside school or online. Ntando Mahlangu himself has experienced bullying in the past and went on to win a silver at the 200m sprint event during the 2016 Summer Paralympic Games.

While announcing his new role as Cartoon Network Buddy Network ambassador, Ntando Mahlangu said:

“What an honour to follow in the footsteps of Wayde van Niekerk, CN Buddy Network’s brand ambassador for 2016. Wayde is an amazing athlete and I aspire to be like him one day. To learn that he was once bullied was an opportunity for me to be brave and speak out about my experience in order to raise awareness around discrimination regarding disabilities. I am proud of who I am and what I have accomplished and I hope my bully can see me now. I was so excited when Cartoon Network approached me, I appreciate having the opportunity to inspire other kids like me; to be proud of who they are. I know what it feels like to be bullied – it’s not cool. If you are being bullied, speak up, so that together, we can beat the bully”

For the Buddy Network campaign, Cartoon Network has collaborated with Childline and SaveTNet Cyber Safety, two organisations that work to assist children who have experience abuse and is force for children’s rights in Africa.

While talking about the anti-bullying initiative, Childline South Africa’s national executive officer, Dumisile Nala said:

“Bullying in schools is a worldwide problem that impacts adversely on school climates, and this can have a devastating impact on young people. It can affect their confidence, their school work, leave them feeling isolated, and friendless – and even make them feel that life is not worth living. That’s why Childline is delighted to partner with Cartoon Network again to reach out so that the kids do not have to suffer in silence.”

SaveTNet Cyber safety chief executive officer, Rianette Leibowitz also said:

“Sadly, many young people commit suicide because of cyberbullying, and SaveTNet aims to save lives by creating awareness for responsible digital engagement. Cyberbullying has a lasting effect, and we encourage viewers to consider the consequences of what they share via digital platforms. Partners, such as Cartoon Network, enable us to share the cyber safety message with a wider audience to ensure people know that there is help and support available and that they are not alone”

Cartoon Network Africa’s Be a Buddy website (http://beabuddy.cartoonnetworkhq.com) forms as part of the campaign and is for anyone who has been affected by bullying, either directly or indirectly, the website offers advice and contact details for both Childline South Africa and SaveTNet for immediate help, support and relief.

Pierre Branco, VP and Managing Director of Turner France, Portugal and Africa also made this statement about Cartoon Network’s continuing commitment to their anti-bullying campaign:

“Bullying is a real and, sadly, growing issue for our viewers and it concerns us knowing that most of our children across Africa are affected daily by bullying in person and online. It is hugely important for us to address this issue in a way that is positive, supportive, and relevant. This year’s series of bespoke ‘Be a Buddy, Not a Bully’ animations makes use of real thoughts and commentary from kids, which we hope will be really powerful and engaging for our viewers, encouraging them to stand up and speak out against bullying.”



We Bare Bears Wins MOIGE Prize In Italy

We Bare Bears Wins MOIGE Prize In Italy

We Bare Bears Wins MOIGE Prize In Italy

Cartoon Network’s We Bare Bears has won a MOIGE Prize in Italy. MOIGE (Italian acronym: Movimento Italiano Genitori, In English: Italian Parents Movement) is a children’s protection organisation ran by parents who often highlight forms of media that relates to issues involving children and young people. We Bare Bears won the award at MOIGE’s “Un Anno di Zapping – guida critica ai programmi televisivi della stagione 2016 – 2017” (In English: A year of zapping – critical guide to television programs of the 2016-2017 season) awards ceremony at the la sala della Regina (Queen’s Hall) at the Camera dei Deputati (Chamber of Deputies, Italy’s lower house parliament) in Rome on 22nd July.

We Bare Bears won an award because the show relates to the behaviour of teenagers and kids in a technological world where people are increasingly using social media to communicate, while the three main characters Grizzy, Panda and Ice Bear try to fit into human society in the real world.



New episodes of We Bare Bears will air on Cartoon Network Italy from Monday 10th July, airing Monday to Friday at 8.40am.