Team Brazil Olympic Mascot Animated Shorts On Cartoon Network Brazil
Ginga The Jaguar, the official mascot for the Brazilian Olympics team will feature in a set of eleven thirty-second animated shorts which will air on Cartoon Network Brazil just before the 2016 Rio Olympic Games in August. The announcement was made at the annual Corrida Cartoon Network running event in Rio de Janeiro yesterday (19/06/2016).
The Brazil Olympic Committee chose a Jaguar to represent their team to raise awareness about this near-threatened and athletic animal that lives in the Brazilian Amazon Rainforest. The committee is working with ARCA Brasil (the Humanitarian Association for the Protection and Welfare of Animals of Brazil) and other conservation organisations to save the animal and its habitat.
Daniela Vieira, senior director of content for Cartoon Network, Boomerang and Tooncast in Brazil made this statement in regards to the addition of the Olympic team mascot on Cartoon Network Brazil (translated):
“It is an honor to participate in this event and present to Cartoon Network’s audience all the Olympic mascots, and even now, with Ginga, representing Brazilian athletes”.
Cartoon Network Brazil is currently airing animated shorts featuring Vinicius and Tom, the official mascots of the 2016 Rio Olympic Games, making Cartoon Network Brazil, the animated home of all three Brazilian Olympic mascots.