Cartoon Network USA’s Brand New Colouring Book Presentation Graphics
On Monday this week (10th September), Cartoon Network USA debuted some new graphics on its channel, including brand new next bumpers. What’s special about these Next bumpers is that they were coloured in by fans from all across the United States on Cartoon Network’s mashup website (https://cartoonnetworkmashup.com/), fans were invited to colour in a frame from an ident in the form of a colouring book featuring a montage of Cartoon Network’s most well known cartoon characters including Apple and Onion, Puppycorn and Unikitty from Unikitty!; Garnet from Steven Universe; Susie and Hedgehog from Summer Camp Island; K.O. from OK K.O.! Let’s Be Heroes; Diamondhead from Ben 10; Craig, Kelsey and JP from Craig of the Creek; Grizz, Panda and Ice Bear from We Bare Bears; Ice King and Finn from Adventure Time; Cyborg from Teen Titans Go! and Gumball and Darwin from The Amazing World of Gumball. Despite the changes, the channel’s general Dimensional graphics presentation hasn’t changed.
The “colouring book” ident was then divided up and integrated as part of Cartoon Network USA’s television presentation in the form of Next Bumpers, with different segments shown depending on what show is airing next.
Look whose art showed up on TV! 😀 pic.twitter.com/7rXg3ESOVh
— Captain B. Z. (@CaptainB_Z) September 10, 2018
Cartoon Network USA are now airing lineup promos, featuring what shows are airing during schedule timeslots, the line-up bumpers are simplistic but to the point, each column features a number representing a time the show airs, and also a head of a well known character from each show with a colouring-in animation.
In addition to the new ident and next bumpers, Cartoon Network USA also collaborated with Atlanta, USA based design studio – Awesome Incorporated (the same company behind Cartoon Network’s Check It 2.0. 2011 rebrand), to produce an animated Colouring Book ident for one of Cartoon Network USA’s latest shows – Total Dramarama. Students helped to colour in each frame in the new ident.
In related news, Cartoon Network USA are airing new episodes of Ben 10 every weekday this week at 5.30pm ET/PT!.
— Cartoon Network (@cartoonnetwork) September 11, 2018