What is this website?
The purpose of this website is to post news relating to Cartoon Network from all over the world. I created this website because there isn’t a decent website targeting audiences of Cartoon Network’s and Boomerang’s international feeds.
Are you affiliated with Turner or/and Warner Bros?
No, I don’t work for Turner Broadcasting System or Warner Bros. or its parent company Time Warner (currently in the process of being acquired by AT&T), this website is just a fansite for those who love Cartoon Network. I’ve been watching the channel since it arrived in the United Kingdom in 1993 as a single pan-European channel.
Why do you cover the UK a lot?
It’s because I live in the UK and it’s a lot easier to find and access information, I also record Cartoon Network UK promos and upload them to my YouTube account. I try to find news from over the world by finding newly created pages about Cartoon Network or finding info on Twitter and Facebook. I also check out press releases from Turner, look at C21Media, Worldscreen and other media websites and use these as sources.
Why do you have links to Nickelodeon and Disney Channel blogs?
It’s because the people who run those websites are really friendly and helpful, Nick and Disney are Cartoon Network’s main rivals but that doesn’t mean we should be enemies. Competition is one of the reasons why Cartoon Network is so good in the first place.
Do You Really Live In The Same Town As “Elmore Mall” As Seen In The Amazing World Of Gumball?
Yep, it’s completely true, Merry Hill Shopping Centre (located in Brierley Hill near Birmingham, UK) was used as the basis for Elmore Mall in The Amazing World of Gumball, check out my Twitter account for pictures and also see the end credits of episodes from Season 3 and afterwards. The mall is listed as “Westfield Merry Hill” in the credits, the mall was recently sold to another company – intu Properties and is now referred to as “intu Merry Hill”.
The Amazing World of Gumball production team made some photo editing changes (see my photo comparisons on Twitter), but on the most part, the interior and exterior of the shopping mall are the same in real life. I also used to work at the mall, working as a part-time shop assistant on the weekends while I was studying at university.
What is Cartoon Network?
Turner’s Cartoon Network is a universally appealing boy focused, girl inclusive channel driven by its exciting slate of surprising comedy and adventure. The programming line-up explores the relatable themes of humour, friendship, imagination, action and adventure. Cartoon Network targets boys and girls aged 6-12 and aims to champion kids being themselves through its rich mix of entertaining and globally successful content. The programming slate includes leading comedy animations The Amazing World of Gumball, Adventure Time, Regular Show, Clarence, We Bare Bears, Steven Universe and Uncle Grandpa and action-adventure shows, The Powerpuff Girls, Ben 10 and Teen Titans Go!.
What is Boomerang?
Turner’s Boomerang is a 24-hour digital cable and satellite network offering the best in classic and contemporary animated entertainment. Boomerang targets boys and girls aged 4-7 and their families, offering an exciting mix of light-hearted and fun family favourite cartoons such as Be Cool, Scooby-Doo!, The Tom and Jerry Show, Inspector Gadget, Looney Tunes, Grizzy and the Lemmings and My Knight and Me. Boomerang has localised services throughout Europe, the Middle East and Africa where it is available in 15 languages in 60 countries and in over 55 million homes. Boomerang is a brand owned by Turner, a Time Warner company.
What is Cartoonito?
Cartoonito is a playful and entertaining preschool network aimed at 3-6 year olds and their families. The channel has strong values of friendship and teamwork and encourages learning through play. The programming line-up includes hit animated favourites, Sesame Street, Fireman Sam, Bob the Builder, Masha and the Bear, Baby Looney Tunes, Little People and Molang. Cartoonito is operated by Turner, a Time Warner Company and is available as a dedicated television channel in the UK and Italy.
What is Adult Swim?
Adult Swim is the #1 cable network among persons 18-34 and 18-49 in the US and is seen there in over 97 million homes. Launched in 2001, it offers original and acquired animated and live-action series for young adults, including top comedy programming Robot Chicken, Rick and Morty, and Aqua Teen Hunger Force. In May 2015 episodes from Adult Swim’s popular portfolio became available on Spotify video in select European countries.
What is Warner Bros. Animation?
Warner Bros. Animation (WBA) is one of the leading producers of animation in the entertainment industry, producing and developing projects for multiple platforms, both domestically and internationally. WBA’s TV series include Be Cool Scooby-Doo!, Bunnicula, Justice League Action, Teen Titans Go!, The Tom and Jerry Show, Wabbit – A Looney Tunes Production for Cartoon Network, Mike Tyson Mysteries for Adult Swim and the forthcoming Green Eggs and Ham for Netflix. As the home of the iconic animated characters from the DC Comics, Hanna-Barbera, MGM and Looney Tunes libraries, WBA also produces highly successful animated films — including the DC Universe Animated Original Movies — for DVD. One of the most-honored animation studios in history, WBA has won six Academy Awards®, 35 Emmy® Awards, the George Foster Peabody Award, an Environmental Media Award, a Parents’ Choice Award, the HUMANITAS Prize, two Prism Awards and 20 Annie Awards (honoring excellence in animation).
I’ve noticed an error on your blog posts, why is the information wrong?
We are all human and we all make mistakes, I’m here to inform and it’s never in my intention to misinform people. If you spot something wrong, just leave me a comment on the article that has an issue and I’ll sort it out. I can’t be held responsible for any misinformation, as mentioned this is an unofficial website devoted to Cartoon Network and its sister channels. This blog is written using British English spelling, with exception to nouns of companies, products, services or events.
Who Owns This Blog?
I do, let me introduce myself, my name is Luke Bevan and I own and operate the blog. Personally, I don’t class myself as a reporter (I’m here to state the facts) and I’m not employed and paid by any professional news publishing company or funded by multi-billion dollar venture capitalists. I run this blog as a hobby and in my own time. I actually work as a web developer for my day job, I do blogging for a bit of fun. As I own the blog, I have complete control of every aspect of it. I spend a lot of free time running the blog and social media accounts, so if you could retweet, like and share my posts I will appreciate it.