Peter Roth To Manage Warner Bros’ New Global Kids And Young Adults Division In The Interim Until A New Warner Bros. Chairman And CEO Is Hired

Peter Roth To Manage Warner Bros's New Global Kids And Young Adults Division In The Interim Until A New Warner Bros. Chairman And CEO Is Hired
Peter Roth (Right) With Warner Bros. Animation’s Sam Register

Peter Roth To Manage Warner Bros’ New Global Kids And Young Adults Division In The Interim Until A New Warner Bros. Chairman And CEO Is Hired

The CEO (chief executive officer) of WarnerMedia – John Stankey has chosen Peter Roth – the president and CCO (Chief Content Officer) of Warner Bros. Television Group as interim manager for Warner Bros’ new Global Kids and Young Adults Division which includes Cartoon Network, Boomerang, Adult Swim and Warner Bros. Animation as well as all licensed consumer products.

In total, three Warner Bros. executives were chosen by the CEO (chief executive officer) of WarnerMedia – John Stankey to run the studio in the interim after the resignation of Warner Bros. CEO and Chairman – Kevin Tsujihara on Monday this week (18th March), Peter Roth (as previously mentioned); Toby Emmerich, chairman of Warner Bros. Pictures Group; and Kim Williams, EVP (Executive Vice President) and CFO (Chief Financial Officer) of Warner Bros. Entertainment.

Toby Emmerich will oversee Warner Bros’ theatrical, home entertainment and video games divisions, meanwhile Kim Williams will manage Warner Bros’ other divisions such as video streaming services company – Otter Media (Crunchyroll, VRV, Fullscreen, Rooster Teeth).

John Stankey’s memo to WarnerMedia employees regarding the temporary management arrangements at Warner Bros.:

19th March 2019

To: WarnerMedia Colleagues

From: John Stankey

Subject: Warner Bros. Leadership Transition

I’ve asked three members of the existing Warner Bros. executive team to lead the organization on an interim basis until a new Chairman and CEO is named. We are doing this to ensure minimal disruption to the day-to-day operations of the studio and to provide the time we need to conduct a thorough search to find the best candidate to lead this incredible and storied business to its next chapter of growth and success. Our creative and business partners deserve this. Our company – and you – deserve no less.

The executives who have graciously come together to help me manage this business on an interim basis are: Toby Emmerich, Chairman, Warner Bros. Pictures Group; Peter Roth, President and Chief Content Officer, Warner Bros. Television Group; and Kim Williams, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, Warner Bros. Entertainment.

We all recognize that operating day-to-day in this manner will be a little different from the normal course of business, but the four of us agree that we need to remain focused and steer clear of any counterproductive speculation around what this temporary leadership group portends for the future. Toby, Peter and Kim will keep us focused squarely on achieving our goals and staying on track with our ambitious plans for Warner Bros. this year.

I will work closely with the three of them during this period to help make sure issues are quickly addressed and operations continue to progress in the normal course of business. Toby, Peter and Kim will be responsible for bringing forward any matters that require broader deliberation and a more integrated review – those outside of the normal decision-making process within our skillfully led teams in each department.

To help with this and minimize organization disruption Toby, Peter and Kim will coordinate groups of their peers functioning as a team. Toby will handle matters around theatrical, home entertainment and games; Peter will coordinate all television production interests and do the same with the Kids and Young Adults group; and Kim will coordinate with all of the other areas, including Otter Media.

I have committed to moving quickly as we conduct a thorough and thoughtful search for a new Chairman and CEO to lead Warner Bros. This is an organization that has many talented individuals already operating successfully as a team. My priority is to install leadership that sustains the direction and priorities of the organization – not dramatically change course.

It goes without saying that our ability to tap into leaders of the caliber of Toby, Peter and Kim to continue our momentum without missing a beat is a testament to the talent we have across all of our companies. It also underscores the values, team orientation and spirit of collaboration that each of these executives exemplifies, and I thank them all for stepping up and leading by example.

Let’s continue working together to build an environment that informs and inspires audiences everywhere.

http://kidscreen.com/2019/03/20/wb-taps-three-execs-for-interim-leadership-team/

https://deadline.com/2019/03/warnermedia-new-leadership-post-kevin-tsujihara-scandal-1202577642/

Loot Crate Launches Rick And Morty Crate Merchandise Subscription Service

Loot Crate Launches Rick And Morty Crate Merchandise Subscription Service

Loot Crate Launches Rick And Morty Crate Merchandise Subscription Service

Subscription merchandise box service – Loot Crate has teamed up with Cartoon Network Enterprises to launch the Rick and Morty Crate. The Rick and Morty Crate will include exclusive Rick and Morty products delivered to subscribers every quarter, offering Rick and Morty fans something new to enjoy.

The new quarterly Rick and Morty crate is on sale now, the first Rick and Morty crate will be shipped to subscribers in July 2019. The Rick and Morty Crate costs $39.99 USD + $10 shipping and handling for US subscribers and $55.99 (includes shipping) for international subscribers. The Rick and Morty Crate has a $65 USD value. Also, Loot Crate has collaborated with Cartoon Network Enterprises for a one-time Robot Chicken themed Adult Swim Crate which will be shipped in Spring 2019.

From The Loot Crate Press Release: New Crate Will Surprise Adult Swim’s Rick and Morty Fans With Incredible Items and Experiences Every Quarter

Last week, Loot Crate has announced the launch of a new Rick and Morty Crate, in collaboration with Cartoon Network Enterprises, which will deliver exclusive Rick and Morty products to subscribers every quarter, and allow fans of the franchise to get schwifty in a whole new way.

“With this new Rick and Morty subscription, we’re ‘teleporting’ one-of-a-kind products and experiences to fans that they won’t be able to get anywhere else,” said Chris Davis, CEO of Loot Crate. “We’re thrilled to work with Cartoon Network Enterprises on the Rick and Morty Crate, which will bring fans of the Adult Swim series together in a whole new way.”

This new quarterly Rick and Morty Crate is on sale now, and will ship its first crate in July 2019. The Rick and Morty Crate is valued at $65+ USD per crate, and costs $39.99 USD + $10 S&H for US subscribers and $55.99 (including shipping) for international subscribers.

For more information and to subscribe to our new quarterly Rick and Morty Crate, please visit https://www.lootcrate.com/crates/rick-and-morty.

About Loot Crate:

Founded in 2012, Loot Crate™ is a leading subscription commerce platform for super fans. Loot Crate partners with major studios, game companies, indie game developers, comics publishers, and professional sports leagues and personalities in the shared curation of PC games and exclusive premium consumer products in themed mystery boxes, delivered directly to subscribers’ doorsteps. Loot Crate was ranked #1 fastest-growing private company by Inc. magazine’s Inc. 5000 as well as #1 on Deloitte’s Fast 500 list for 2016.

About Cartoon Network Enterprises:

Cartoon Network Enterprises (CNE) is responsible for building consumer products and merchandising programs for a wide range of brands by securing and supporting long-term licensing partnerships across all categories. As the global branding and merchandising arm of Cartoon Network and Adult Swim, the division manages the consumer product programs for the networks’ award-winning original programming, brands and characters including Ben 10, Adventure Time, The Powerpuff Girls, Steven Universe, The Amazing World of Gumball and We Bare Bears, as well as Rick and Morty on Adult Swim.

Adult Swim, launched in 2001, is Warner Bros’s network offering original and acquired animated and live-action series for young adults. Airing nightly from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. (ET/PT), Adult Swim is basic cable’s #1 network with persons 18-34 and 18-49, and is seen in 94 million U.S. homes.

Cartoon Network Enterprises and Adult Swim are parts of Turner (now Warner Bros. Kids and Young Adults), a WarnerMedia company, a global entertainment company that creates premium content and delivers exceptional experiences to fans whenever and wherever they consume content. These efforts are fueled by data-driven insights and industry-leading technology. Warner Bros. Kids and Young Adults owns and operates some of the most valuable brands in the world, including Adult Swim, Boomerang and Cartoon Network.

https://www.lootcrate.com/crates/rick-and-morty

https://europeangaming.eu/portal/press-releases/2019/03/05/40310/loot-crate-teams-with-cartoon-network-enterprises-to-launch-quarterly-rick-and-morty-crate/

First Ever 24-Hour Adult Swim Channel To Launch In Canada On 1st April

First Ever 24-Hour Adult Swim Channel To Launch In Canada On 1st April

First Ever 24-Hour Adult Swim Channel To Launch In Canada On 1st April

Today (4th March) Corus Entertainment has announced that it will be launching the world’s first ever 24-hour Adult Swim channel in Canada on 1st April 2019, in partnership with Turner (now Warner Bros. Global Kids & Young Adults). Viewers will get to enjoy a wide range of episodes from the popular young adult entertainment brand including shows such as Rick and Morty, Robot Chicken, Tim & Eric’s Bedtime Stories, and The Eric Andre Show and also popular third-party programming including Family Guy, Bob’s Burgers, American Dad and many more. Also a brand new show – Lazer Wulf will debut on the new Adult Swim Canada channel at the same time as Adult Swim USA.

From 1st April, Corus’s ACTION channel will become the brand new 24-hour Adult Swim channel. Adult Swim programming previously airing on the old Adult Swim block that aired on Cartoon Network (which ended at 12am this morning) and Adult Swim programming currently airing under the Teletoon at Night programming block, will be moved to the Adult Swim channel. As a result of the move, Teletoon will also become a 24/7 home for family-friendly animation, just like Cartoon Network Canada.

The brand new Adult Swim channel will be available for a two-month free preview from 1st April to 31st May 2019. Viewers will also be able to watch full episodes On Demand free until January 2020.

From The Corus Entertainment Press Release: First Ever 24-Hour Adult Swim Channel Coming To Canada This Spring: New Channel Launches Monday, April 1

Corus Entertainment announced today that it is launching the world’s first ever 24-hour Adult Swim channel in Canada on April 1, 2019. Engaging viewers around-the-clock through its bold and irreverent voice and diverse slate of new and returning animated comedies and live action programming, the new channel features iconic Adult Swim series including original series Rick and Morty, Robot Chicken, Tim & Eric’s Bedtime Stories, and The Eric Andre Show, plus popular acquisitions Family Guy, Bob’s Burgers, American Dad, and more.

“We’re thrilled to bring the unique Adult Swim experience to viewers in Canada,” said Daniel Eves, SVP of TV Networks, Corus Entertainment. “Building on the existing popularity of Adult Swim content, a 24/7 Adult Swim channel underscores Corus’ dedication to delivering content that audiences crave. Adult Swim rounds out our specialty portfolio with its one-of-a-kind programming, and strengthens Corus’ presence as the leader in specialty entertainment in Canada.”

The launch of Adult Swim in Canada also demonstrates an extension of Corus’ long-term partnership with Turner. Since Turner’s launch of Adult Swim in the United States in 2001, Adult Swim has become the #1 network with adults 18-34 and they have held this spot for the past 14 years. Adult Swim in Canada will mirror the programming and brand voice of the acclaimed channel in the U.S., delivering audiences new series day and date with the U.S. year-round.

“Adult Swim is that rare brand, like no other, that connects with its fans on multiple levels,” said Erik Resnick, Senior Vice President of Business Development and Commercial Strategy for Adult Swim. “A 24/7 channel in Canada is the perfect fit as we continue to expand into global markets.”

Beginning April 1, ACTION will undergo a complete rebrand to become Adult Swim. Adult Swim programming previously airing on the Cartoon Network, and Adult Swim programming currently airing under the TELETOON at Night programming block, will shift to the newly minted Adult Swim channel. Both Cartoon Network and TELETOON’s schedules will shift their focus to feature best-in-class, family-friendly content appropriate for all ages 24/7.

A few of the fan-favourite original series confirmed for the launch of the channel include:

Rick and Morty

Rick and Morty is the critically acclaimed and award-winning half-hour animated hit comedy series that follows a sociopathic genius scientist who drags his inherently timid grandson on insanely dangerous adventures across the universe. Rick Sanchez is living with his daughter Beth’s family and constantly bringing her, his son-in-law Jerry, granddaughter Summer, and grandson Morty into intergalactic escapades. Rick and Morty stars Justin Roiland (Adventure Time), Sarah Chalke (Scrubs), Chris Parnell (Saturday Night Live), and Spencer Grammer (Greek). The series is created by Dan Harmon (Community) and Roiland, who also serve as executive producers.

Robot Chicken

Robot Chicken uses stop-motion animation to bring pop-culture parodies to life in a modern take on the variety/sketch show format. The Emmy Award®-winning series began airing in February 2005 and remains among the top-rated original series on Adult Swim. Robot Chicken is executive produced by the creators Seth Green and Matthew Senreich and their Stoopid Buddy Stoodios partners, John Harvatine IV and Eric Towner. Green and Senreich also write, voice, and with Tom Sheppard, direct the multiple Annie Award-winning series.

Tim & Eric’s Bedtime Stories

Tim & Eric’s Bedtime Stories is an anthology series in the tradition of The Twilight Zone. Each episode offers a unique tale: dark, horrifying, perverse, insane… hilarious – featuring a wide array of comedic and dramatic guest stars. High production value replaces “awesome show”-era cable access low-fi – but there is no question whose minds are behind Bedtime Stories. This live-action half-hour series is created by and stars Tim Heidecker and Eric Wareheim and is produced by Abso Lutely Productions.

The Eric Andre Show

The Eric Andre Show, the late night anti-late-night talk show breaking the “talk show” mold by deconstructing and redefining the late-night interview. Quickly devolving into chaos as its inept and bipolar host Eric Andre, along with his apathetic co-host Hannibal Buress, subvert all late-night conventions. Taking place on a dingy public-access TV channel within an alternate reality, The Eric Andre Show creates its own distorted pop culture universe by conducting interviews with an unpredictable mix of actual celebrities, “fake” celebrities and extreme real-life weirdos. These interviews are broken up with deranged man-on-the-street segments, surreal flashes of inexplicable studio chaos, talk show desk-pieces and the general deconstruction of late night’s most beloved tropes.

A highly anticipated series debuting day and date with the U.S. for launch:

Lazor Wulf

Lazor Wulf is a quarter-hour animated series that follows a wolf who carries a laser on his back and believes that love has no limit, that wearing do-rags gives you power and that Gawd is a lie. The series is created by Henry Bonsu and written/executive-produced by Bonsu and Daniel Weidenfeld (China, IL).

Want even more Adult Swim? Keep an eye on adultswim.ca as more information rolls out in the coming months.

Adult Swim will be available for a two-month free preview from April 1 to May 31, 2019. Viewers will also be able to watch full episodes On Demand free until January 2020.

https://www.corusent.com/news/32725/

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