Adult Swim And Crunchyroll To Produce New Blade Runner Anime Series

Blade Runner Black Lotus

Adult Swim And Crunchyroll To Produce New Blade Runner Anime Series

WarnerMedia properties – Turner’s Adult Swim and Ellation’s Crunchyroll have partnered with Alcon Television Group to produce and distribute a new anime series based on the 2017 Oscar-winning movie Blade Runner 2049 (which is a sequel of the 1982 neo-noir science fiction film – Blade Runner) called Blade Runner: Black Lotus.

Blade Runner: Black Lotus will have thirteen 30-minute episodes produced by Japanese animation studio Sola Digital Arts (the same studio behind the new Ultraman anime series coming to Netflix in 2019). Shinji Aramaki (director of three Appleseed anime movies) and Kenji Kamiyama (director of Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex) will direct all episodes of the premiere season, both will work on the new anime after the upcoming Ghost in the Shell series reboot. Shinichiro Watanabe (director of Cowboy Bebop, Samurai Champloo) will be serving as a creative producer on the new series.

At present, the plot for Blade Runner: Black Lotus remains a secret, however, the producers did disclose some info about the show, the new series will take place in the year 2032 and will include some characters from the Blade Runner universe.

Adult Swim will have the worldwide rights (excluding Asia) to distribute the English dubbed version of the series and will air the English dubbed episodes of Blade Runner: Black Lotus on Adult Swim’s anime programming block – Toonami. Crunchyroll will handle the rights for streaming worldwide for its 45 million registered users and 2 million subscribers. Adult Swim and Crunchyroll also collaborated to distribute Mob Psycho 100, another anime series that debuted on Toonami in October, also there’s many more anime shows in the pipeline too.

Alcon Television Group’s Andrew Kosove, Broderick Johnson, Laura Lancaster, Al-Francis Cuenca, and Sola Digital Art’s Joseph Chou will executive produce the new series. Alcon executive Ben Roberts will serve as co-executive producer. Production IG’s Mitsuhisa Ishikawa will be contributing to the project as a production advisor.

From The Adult Swim Press Release: Adult Swim and Crunchyroll Producing All-New “Blade Runner” Anime Series With Alcon Television Group

Alcon Television Group, a division of Alcon Entertainment, has partnered with Adult Swim and Crunchyroll to produce and distribute a new anime series inspired by the critically acclaimed Oscar-winning movie BLADE RUNNER 2049.

BLADE RUNNER – BLACK LOTUS will feature thirteen 30-minute episodes produced by animation studio Sola Digital Arts (Ultraman). Shinji Aramaki (Appleseed) and Kenji Kamiyama (Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex) will direct all episodes of the premiere season, which will follow their current directorial work on the upcoming Ghost in the Shell series reboot. Shinichiro Watanabe (Cowboy Bebop, Samurai Champloo) is a creative producer. While the series plot is being kept under wraps, producers have confirmed the story will take place in 2032 and will include some familiar characters from the BLADE RUNNER universe.

Adult Swim will have the worldwide rights (excluding Asia) to distribute the English dubbed versions of the series and will air the English dubbed episodes of BLADE RUNNER – BLACK LOTUS on the network’s popular anime programming block Toonami.Similarly, Crunchyroll will handle worldwide streaming for its community of more than 45 million registered users and 2 million subscribers.

Adult Swim and Crunchyroll are both divisions of WarnerMedia, with BLADE RUNNER – BLACK LOTUS being one of several upcoming exciting collaborations including the recently debuted Mob Psycho 100 on Toonami.

“I first saw BLADE RUNNER in 1982, at age 11. It has remained one of the defining films of my life,” said Jason DeMarco, SVP/creative director of Adult Swim on-air. “To be able to explore more of this universe, with the incredible talent we have on board, is a dream come true.”

“BLADE RUNNER is a seminal work, and its influence permeates the genre,” said Sae Whan Song, head of business development for Crunchyroll. “Adult Swim shares our excitement to bring this new series to fans, and we’re looking forward to building on this franchise together.”

Alcon’s Andrew Kosove, Broderick Johnson, Laura Lancaster, Al-Francis Cuenca, and Sola Digital Art’s Joseph Chou will executive produce the project. Alcon exec Ben Roberts will serve as co-executive producer. Production IG’s Mitsuhisa Ishikawa is participating as production advisor.

States Kosove and Johnson, “The BLADE RUNNER universe is an incredibly deep well for story and character with its world and mythology that audiences have been debating and talking about since inception. We are excited to continue exploring that world via this anime series.

Lancaster added, “We are thrilled to have Shinji Aramaki, Kenji Kamiyama and Shinichiro Watanabe as our creative partners and look forward to the exciting journey ahead.”

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Teen Titans Go! Figure Legion Of Doom Update Coming On 6th December

Teen Titans Go! Figure Legion Of Doom Update Coming On 6th December

Teen Titans Go! Figure Legion Of Doom Update Coming On 6th December

Cartoon Network Games has announced that they’ll be releasing a “Legion of Doom” update for the Teeny Titans mobile game sequel – Teen Titans Go! Figure on Thursday 6th December. The global mobile game franchise has hit the one million downloads mark.

The “Legion of Doom” update will introduce a new feature that has been heavily requested by fans – Multiplayer Battles. With the update, players will be able to battle their friends and other players. Also the update includes new Teeny Titans figures including Lex Luthor, Cheetah, The Riddler and many more. Players will be able to visit the Hall of Doom and enter into new tournaments, the update also adds new figure repaints and new missions.

Teen Titans GO! Figure is developed by Grumpyface Studios based on Teen Titans Go!, Cartoon Network’s popular animated series from DC and Warner Bros. Animation. The game combines the cute 3D figurines, action-packed battles and a new adventure featuring the Justice League. Players can experience fan-favorite characters and locations from the DC universe while collecting and battling nearly 100 customizable figures, including Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, The Flash, Green Lantern, Black Lightning, Swamp Thing, Shazam and many more.

Teen Titans GO! Figure is yet to be released in Europe due to issues with the recently introduced EU GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) legislation, it’s still not known when the game will have a European release.

https://www.regularcapital.com/2018/07/teen-titans-go-figure-mobile-game-now-available-mobile-devices/

From The Cartoon Network Games Press Release: Teen Titans Go! Figure’s New “Legion Of Doom” Update Adds Multiplayer Battles And More On Dec. 6

Cartoon Network has announced that the super-sized “Legion of Doom” update for Teen Titans GO Figure!, the blockbuster sequel to the best-selling mobile game Teeny Titans, will launch on Dec. 6, 2018. On the heels of this update, the global mobile game franchise has hit a milestone with over one million downloads.

“Legion of Doom” will introduce a highly requested fan feature: multiplayer battles! Face off with friends and other players with new Teeny Titans figures – including Lex Luthor, Cheetah, The Riddler and more – to climb the ranks and earn exclusive figures. The update also lets you visit the Hall of Doom and adds brand-new tournaments, figure repaints and fun missions to keep your journey going for hours on end.

Teen Titans GO Figure! is developed by Grumpyface Studios based on Teen Titans Go!, Cartoon Network’s popular animated series from DC and Warner Bros. Animation, and inspired by the hit summer Warner Bros. Animation film “Teen Titans GO! To The Movies”, which is now available on digital. The game combines the adorable 3D stylized figures, action-packed battles and exciting shopping system of the original Teeny Titans with a new adventure featuring the Justice League. Experience fan-favorite characters and locations from the DC universe while collecting and battling nearly 100 customizable figures, including Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, The Flash, Green Lantern, Black Lightning, Swamp Thing, Shazam and more.

Teen Titans GO Figure! is available now for iOS and Android smartphones and tablets on the App Store, Google Play and Amazon Appstore. This game is rated E10+ (Everyone 10+) by the ESRB and licensed by Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment on behalf of DC Entertainment.

http://www.gamasutra.com/view/pressreleases/331549/

Cartoon Network Northern Europe’s Senior Vice President (UK and Nordics) Pierre Branco Interview Summary

Cartoon Network Northern Europe's Senior Vice President (UK and Nordics) Pierre Branco Interview Summary

Cartoon Network Northern Europe’s Senior Vice President (UK and Nordics) Pierre Branco Interview Summary

Today (28th November), broadcast media news website – Advanced Television published their interview with Pierre Branco – the Senior Vice President of Turner Northern Europe (includes Cartoon Network UK and Cartoon Network Nordic). During the interview, Pierre talks about the channel’s animated content, its current distribution strategy and future plans.

On 17th September, Cartoon Network UK celebrated its 25th anniversary, Pierre mentions that for the past 25 years, kids in the UK have been raised watching Cartoon Network with the characters they know and love. He also mentions that there’s an exciting slate of original programming coming up during CN UK’s 25th anniversary year, the new programming forms part of CN’s continuing plans to further develop the channel.

Pierre was also asked about the original content and whether that the increase in content was response to online streaming rivals such as Netflix or Amazon producing their own animated shows, he responded by saying that original content has always been important to CN and its the reason why fans love the channel. Pierre also said that in a crowded media market, quality and original brands are important to both kids and adults as it allows content to stand out more among other content on other platforms. Pierre also claimed that the rise in online competition has helped the channel to evolve and to improve.

Pierre also mentions that new digital platforms have been an opportunity to engage with its target audience a lot more, whether its apps, games or licensed products. In addition to linear distribution on the Cartoon Network TV channel, CN has also been developing new IPs with interactivity in mind, such as The Heroic Quest of the Valiant Prince Ivandoe, the series not only aired on CN in some European countries, but it also offered an interactive online adventure experience. He also said that the linear channel will continue to be CN’s crown jewel, as it it’s a main point of entry for the channel’s fans and also to promote new shows such as Apple and Onion, Summer Camp Island and Craig of the Creek.

Pierre also mentions that Cartoon Network is currently the #1 Pay-TV Channel for kids in 2018 (to date), but to be successful for the next 25 years, CN will need to continue to entertain and surprise fans through great, imaginative storytelling and relatable, aspirational characters, from his point of view, the channel is a place where the creatives in the studio have the power behind the content. With CN’s recent increase in animated production investment, combined with its linear and digital strategy, and also the work and ideas by studio creatives, the channel will continue to be relevant for its fans. The way fans watch and enjoy Cartoon Network’s animated shows is constantly changing which is why its important that CN’s content should be enjoyed where it is accessed from.

Read the full interview on the link below:

https://advanced-television.com/2018/11/28/exclusive-cartoon-network-tv-still-primary-entry-point-to-our-content/