Boomerang Buys International Broadcasting Rights For TeamTo’s Take It Easy Mike

Boomerang Buys International Broadcasting Rights For TeamTo's Take It Easy Mike

Boomerang Buys International Broadcasting Rights For TeamTo’s Take It Easy Mike

Turner has brought international broadcasting rights for TeamTo’s new animated show – Take It Easy Mike through London, UK-based distributor CAKE. The brand new show will premiere in 2018 on Boomerang feeds around the world and also on Cartoon Network, Boing and Pogo in some countries. The new show follows the life of a pug named Mike, a dog with sophisticated tastes filled with limitless energy, he wants to seduce his crush, Cindy – the neighbour’s dog, but unluckily, a bunch of trouble-makers always ruin his plans, whether its the raccoons – Freddy and Mercury, a cute kitten named Fluffy or two turtles that always appear at the worst possible moment. The new show features photo-realistic 3D CGI visuals and non-dialogue humour, a total of 78 episodes, each with a runtime of seven minutes have been produced. The new show is Turner’s latest investment in European-produced content, this year, Turner has increased its European content by 30%.

Take it Easy Mike is produced by French animation studio – TeamTO, better known for their animation work on Angelo Rules and My Knight and Me and is also produced by Canadian animation studio – Digital Dimension. CAKE handles the worldwide distribution for Take It Easy Mike excluding France, Germany and China.

CCO & Managing Director, Ed Galton from CAKE said:

“Boomerang have had great success with non-dialogue comedies and Take it Easy Mike, with its distinctive ‘cast’, unique visuals, technical sophistication and off-the-wall humour is sure to be a big hit with families all round the world.”

Cecilia Persson, VP of Programming & Content Strategy, Turner EMEA Kids, Acquisitions & Co-Productions International said:

“This international acquisition continues our strategy to build a strong pipeline of content for Boomerang, with shows that are rooted in multi-generational, comedy animation true to the channel. Take it Easy Mike also marks our latest investment in European-produced content, which we’ve increased by around 30% compared to last year.”

http://www.teamto.com/presse/en/press-releases/2017-11-29-va-teamto-take-it-easy-mike-international-deal-boomerang.pdf

https://www.digitaldimension.com/animation/

http://kidscreen.com/2017/11/29/take-it-easy-mike-goes-global-on-boomerang/

https://www.c21media.net/turner-takes-it-easy-with-cake/

Cartoon Network Africa Imagination Studios Winners Shorts To Air On 11th December

Cartoon Network Africa Imagination Studios Winners Shorts To Air On 11th December

Cartoon Network Africa Imagination Studios Winners Shorts To Air On 11th December

On Monday 11th December 2017, Cartoon Network Africa will be airing new animated shorts based on the four winning entries from Cartoon Network Africa’s Imagination Studios competition. Cartoon Network Imagination Studios is a competition where kids can explore their creativity, by either drawing an original cartoon character, storyboarding a short cartoon or make their own stop-motion animation. For the first time ever, these animated shorts were fully produced in Africa, the new shorts were also shown at the FupiToons Film Festival in Johannesburg, South Africa in October, FupiToons is a brand new festival dedicated to African produced animation.

Dida Bafor aged 8, Katlego Khambule aged 10, Maia Janse aged 11 and Zoё-Jane Mans aged 9 were this year’s Cartoon Network Africa Imagination Studios competition winners. Dida’s winning drawing – “Adventures of the Talking Pizza” has been transformed into an animated short called “The Great Escape”, which follows the story of two siblings – John and Lizzy who are also pizza slices. Katlego’s creation – The Doodling Duo has been turned into the animated short – “Attack of the Slug Monster”, Maia’s winning creation is entitled “Llama Drama” and Zoë-Jane’s winning entry is Smarter Phones. The winners of this year’s competition were excited to see their creations come to life by the production team and are now looking forward to see their creations on Cartoon Network in December for all their families and friends to see.

To produce the shorts, Cartoon Network has worked with several African companies specialising in animation production, scriptwriting and sound production, including MyChild TV, Mind’s Eye Creative, Punch Money Studios and Audio Militia.

The Creative director at Mind’s Eye Creative – Ryan van Eyk commented on the competition and thinks CN’s Imagination Studios initiative is great for teaching kids about animation:

“The really cool thing about this initiative is getting kids involved in understanding animation production and the whole process of animating their drawings locally has shown them that their imaginations can come to life.”

Jaime Ondarza, senior vice president for Turner Southern Europe & Africa also added:

“We’re excited about showing the winning four animated shorts across Africa on Cartoon Network. We have been extremely impressed by the creativity and collaborative efforts from all our partners in making this possible. It has been amazing to walk this journey with the Imagination Studios winners and see their imaginative entries coming alive right before their eyes.”

Cartoon Network Africa Imagination Studios Shorts Behind The Scenes Preview

http://www.screenafrica.com/page/news/animation/1664545-Cartoon-Network-Africa-brings-wholly-produced-African-shorts-this-festive-season

https://www.regularcapital.com/2017/08/cartoon-network-africa-local-talent-to-produce-imagination-studios-shorts/

https://www.regularcapital.com/2017/10/cartoon-network-africa-to-premiere-african-made-animated-shorts-at-the-fupitoons-film-festival/

Cartoon Network Asia-Pacific Acquires Broadcasting Rights For New Mr Magoo Animated Series

Cartoon Network Asia-Pacific Acquires Broadcasting Rights For New Mr Magoo Animated Series

Cartoon Network Asia-Pacific Acquires Broadcasting Rights For New Mr Magoo Animated Series

Cartoon Network Asia-Pacific has acquired the broadcasting rights for the brand new Mr Magoo animated series. Mr. Magoo will air on Cartoon Network feeds in Southeast Asia, South Korea, Taiwan, Japan, Australia and India in 2018. The new series follows the adventures of Mister Magoo, a friendly elderly man who often gets into all-sorts of mishaps due to his poor eyesight and mistakes what he sees. A disaster is waiting to happen every time he loses his glasses, although he’s oblivious to what’s actually happening, he often escapes unharmed. The classic cartoon character already had several TV series and specials and even a live-action comedy movie which was released in 1997. The brand new series is made by French animation studio – Xilam, known for producing animated series such as Oggy and the Cockroaches and Zig & Sharko.

Cartoon Network Asia-Pacific will air a total of 78 episodes each with a runtime of seven minutes. Cartoon Network Asia-Pacific has already acquired the broadcasting rights for seasons six and seven of Oggy and the Cockroaches which will also air on Cartoon Network in the Asia-Pacific region next year.

http://www.televisionpost.com/television/cn-asia-acquires-mr-magoo-rights-from-xilam-for-multiple-markets-including-india/

http://www.animationmagazine.net/tv/mr-magoo-arrives-in-asia/

http://www.xilam.com/portfolio/mr-magoo/?lang=en