Meet The Creators Of Steven Universe, Summer Camp Island And OK K.O.! Let’s Be Heroes At The Paley Center This Saturday 21st October
The Paley Center for Media in Los Angeles will be running a special event this Saturday (21st October) at midday as part of its exhibition to celebrate Cartoon Network’s 25th Anniversary. Rebecca Sugar (creator of Steven Universe), Ian Jones-Quartey (OK K.O.! Let’s Be Heroes) and Julia Pott (creator of a brand new Cartoon Network show coming in 2018 – Summer Camp Island) will be at a panel called “The Creator’s Journey”, which will be about the show creators themselves and a behind-the-scenes look at Steven Universe, OK K.O.! Let’s Be Heroes, and Summer Camp Island. The panel is a free event on a RSVP basis organised by The Paley Center. The panel will be moderated by Michael Schneider, Executive Editor of IndieWire and Editor At Large at Variety.
The Cartoon Network 25th Anniversary exhibition will run at The Paley Center in Los Angeles until 19th November 2017, the exhibition was already held at The Paley Center’s New York branch between 16th September and 8th October 2017, which also coincided with New York Comic-Con 2017.
Cartoon Network UK The Amazing World Of Gumball And Teen Titans Go! October Half Term 23rd to 27th October
During the October half-term school holidays next week (23rd October to 27th October), Cartoon Network UK will be having a The Amazing World of Gumball and Teen Titans Go! marathon all week long from 9am to 3pm, with new episodes of Teen Titans Go! airing every day at 9am followed by new episodes of The Amazing World of Gumball at 10am. Everyday during half-term, there’s prizes up for grabs too.
Also at 5pm everyday during half-term (21st to 29th October), Cartoon Network UK will be running their unique television experiment – Gumball VIP, to take part in the experiment, you will need to download the Gumball VIP mobile app, activate the app while the episode of The Amazing World of Gumball is playing on your television (featuring the VIP logo) and answer questions relating to the episode. Collect stars by answering the questions correctly to win trophies which can be used to unlock digital prizes and to enter into the Gumball VIP prize draw.
More information about Gumball VIP can be found via the link below:
Cartoon Network Africa To Premiere African Made Animated Shorts At The FupiToons Film Festival
Cartoon Network Africa has partnered up with the African Animation Network (ANN) and South African cinema company – Ster-Kinekor for an animated film festival called FupiToons (Fupi, means short in Swahili), the festival is the first of its kind in Africa, purely focusing on animated productions made on the continent. The festival is aimed for kids between the ages of 2 and 12 years old and will feature a total of 114 animated short films.
Four animated shorts based upon this year’s winning submissions for Cartoon Network Africa’s Imagination Studios drawing competition will be screened at FupiToons before they premiere on Cartoon Network Africa TV channel on Monday 11th December. The four shorts are called Llama Drama (Maia Janse), Smarter Phones (Zoë-Jane Mans), The Great Escape (Dida Bafor) and Attack of the Slug Monster (Katlego Khambule). The festival will run alongside this year’s DISCOP Johannesburg media industry convention, which will be held between Thursday 26th October and Sunday 29th October.
To produce the shorts, Cartoon Network has worked with a bunch of African companies specialising in animation production, scriptwriting and sound production, including MyChild TV, Mindseye Creative, Punch Money Studios and Audio Militia.
Ariane Suveg, the head of programming and acquisitions for Turner kids’ channels in Africa made this statement about this year’s Imagination Studios competition: “We have been extremely impressed by the amazing, creative energy present within each of the partners and this energy, together with the imaginative entries received in this year’s Cartoon Network Imagination Studios competition, has reinforced our investment into localizing content and our promise to further mentor the African animation industry.”
Wendy Spinks, FupiToons Festival Director & Head of Content at AAN also said: “We’ve been astounded by the volume and quality of the submissions. We’re excited to announce the official selection of films. The festival covers a broad selection of animated shorts with something for everyone but, most importantly kids aged 2 – 12 years old. Having received 114 submissions, it was extremely difficult to include everything into a FupiToons block whilst also conforming to the Film & Publication Board regulations for the festival age demographic. In future editions of FupiToons Festival we intend to open the age demographic range up and have different blocks of content catering for a wider audience and variety of content.”
Screenings will take place at the Ster-Kinekor cinema at The Zone, Rosebank, Johannesburg on Friday 27th October at 5:30pm Saturday 28th October at 2:30pm & 5:30pm and Sunday 29th October at 2:30pm.