Cartoon Network USA NBA All Star Code Your Story Mini Camp

Cartoon Network USA NBA All Star Code Your Story Mini Camp

Cartoon Network USA NBA All Star Code Your Story Mini Camp

To celebrate the 2017 NBA (National Basketball Association) All-Star Game, Cartoon Network USA, NBA Cares (the social responsibility division of the NBA) and 826National (a charity that helps young people with their creative writing skills) and Big Class (a New Orleans young writers non-profit organisation) teamed up to host a storywriting and coding 3-day mini-camp for 17 students (third, fourth and fifth graders) titled “Code Your Story”. The 3-day event has held at Sylvanie Williams College Prep (SWCP) in Central City, New Orleans, Louisiana.

At the mini-camp, kids got to create and animate their story by using the Scratch Programming Language, a simplified school-approved programming language that teaches kids the basics of computer programming. The students who took part in mini-camp received one-on-one tuition and support. Cartoon Network has offered graphical assets to the Scratch Foundation, which includes characters and backdrops from We Bare Bears and The Powerpuff Girls, by using these assets, kids can create their own stories by using their favourite cartoon characters.

Special guests that attended the coding event include basketball players Tim Frazier (New Orleans Pelicans), Ruth Riley (San Antonio Stars), voice actor Greg Cipes (Beast Boy from Teen Titans Go! and the original Teen Titans series) as well as executives from Cartoon Network and the NBA. Cartoon Network and the NBA teamed up to empower kids’ creativity with the use of STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics). Cartoon Network assembled a STEAM Board of Advisors last December which includes experts from MIT Media Lab, Lego, X and DIY Co. Cartoon Network has also donated $30 million towards President Obama’s Computer Science for All initiative, teamed up MIT Media Lab’s Scratch Foundation (where Cartoon Network president – Christina Miller serves as a board member), worked with DIY Co. and got involved with Google’s Made with Code initiative.

https://www.regularcapital.com/2016/12/cartoon-network-usa-assembles-science-steam-team/

http://www.broadwayworld.com/bwwtv/article/Cartoon-Network-NBA-Inspire-Kids-to-Code-Their-Story-for-NBA-All-Star-Weekend-20170217

https://www.scratchfoundation.org/

http://826national.org/

http://cares.nba.com/

New Powerpuff Girls Comic Miniseries The Time Tie Starts In May

New Powerpuff Girls Comic Miniseries The Time Tie Starts In May

New Powerpuff Girls Comic Miniseries The Time Tie Starts In May

Animation news publication and website – Animation Magazine, has posted details about an upcoming The Powerpuff Girls comics miniseries. Starting in May this year, three issues will be released, the miniseries is written by Haley Mancini and Jake Goldman, the same main show writers for the animated series. The comic miniseries will be called “The Time Tie”, in the story Mojo Jojo realises that he can’t destroy The Powerpuff Girls, so he does the next best thing, he sending them back in time by using his Time Tie device. As a consequence, Blossom, Bubbles and Buttercup end up in three different eras in history, all three must find a way to return to the present and stop Mojo Jojo before he destroys Townsville.

In the Q&A interview by Animation Magazine, both Haley and Jake said they always wanted to do a time traveling episode of The Powerpuff Girls, much like the “Speed Demon” episode in the original series. Both explained that a lengthy and more in-depth storyline would be difficult to fit into a single 11 minute episode, but instead of shelving a potential episode idea, they decided to release their time-traveling story in the form of a comic miniseries. The comic miniseries is published by IDW and features cover art by one of the TV show’s storyboard artists – Jay Hasrajani and also Phil Murphy, also known for his illustrations and cover art in the Adventure Time, Clarence and The Amazing World of Gumball comics.

Read more about the Q&A interview on the link below:

http://www.animationmagazine.net/licensing/exclusive-new-powerpuff-girls-comics-covers-writers-qa/

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Ben 10 Toys To Be Showcased At The North American International Toy Fair This Weekend

Ben 10 Toys To Be Showcased At The North American International Toy Fair This Weekend

Ben 10 Toys To Be Showcased At The North American International Toy Fair This Weekend

From this weekend to early next week (Saturday 18th February to Tuesday 21st February), Cartoon Network Enterprises licence holder – Playmates Toys will be showcasing their toy portfolio at the North American International Toy Fair, including brand new Ben 10 toys coinciding with the return of the animated series in the United States and Latin America this year. The new toys will be on display in the Playmates Toys booth at the toy fair. The North American International Toy Fair will be held at the Javits Convention Center and the Toy Center in New York.

Playmates Toys will introduce their Ben 10 range of basic, deluxe and giant figures, a vehicle playset, two different versions of the Omnitrix and additional roleplay costumes in Autumn this year. Playmates Toys’ Ben 10 toys include highly detailed toy figures with accessories and a Deluxe Omnitrix, featuring motion activated lights and sounds. Playmates Toys will also be releasing a Rustbucket RV Playset which will be packed with action features including an alien transformation chamber, plasma blaster and an alien lab.

http://www.kfmbfm.com/story/34530477/playmates-toys-to-showcase-expanded-brand-portfolio-at-north-american-international-toy-fair