Cartoon Network UK The Amazing World Of Gumball Half Term Week

Cartoon Network UK The Amazing World Of Gumball Half Term Week

Cartoon Network UK The Amazing World Of Gumball Half Term Week

Next week (29/05/2017 to 02/06/2017) is the late May/early June half-term school holidays and Cartoon Network UK and Ireland will be airing every single episode of The Amazing World of Gumball every day from 8am in a programming special event called The Amazing World of Gumball half term. The week is another opportunity to watch your favourite funny adventures with the Watterson family in the amazing town of Elmore and also a chance to watch episodes you’ve may of never seen before. New episodes of The Amazing World of Gumball will continue airing at 8am and 5.30pm.

Also during The Amazing World Of Gumball Half Term Week, Cartoon Network UK will be airing episodes of Regular Show, Adventure Time, We Bare Bears, Clarence and Teen Titans Go!. During the week, movies and specials such as Lego DC Comics Super Heroes: Justice League: Attack of the Legion of Doom (a new movie premiering on Monday 29th May at 4pm), Lego DC Comics Super Heroes: Justice League v Bizarro League (a new movie premiering on Tuesday 30th May at 4pm) and Lego Batman The Movie: DC Super Heroes Unite will be aired.

http://www.cartoonnetwork.co.uk/promotion/gumball

Cartoon Network And Pixelatl Launches Pitch Me Evolution Contest

Cartoon Network And Pixelatl Launches Pitch Me Evolution Contest

Cartoon Network And Pixelatl Launches Pitch Me Evolution Contest

Cartoon Network Latin America and the annual Pixelatl animation festival in Cuernavaca, Mexico have teamed up for another Pitch Me competition, this year’s competition has the title “Pitch Me Evolution”. The competition is an opportunity for aspiring animators to pitch their animated show ideas in front of content executives from Cartoon Network Latin America. Last year’s competition – “Pitch Me Anything” was an opportunity for animators to put forward their ideas for short-form cartoons for the Cartoon Network Anything app. Back in 2014, Alan Ituriel pitched his “Villainous” show idea for the Ideatoon contest at Pixelatl and it attracted the attention of Cartoon Network Latin America executives. Villainous started off from a concept and now it’s an animated short series which has been highly received by animation fans on the internet.

http://elfestival.mx/en-US/content/72/702/VILLAINOUS_LUZ_VERDE_A_UNA_IP_MEXICANA.html

Competition participants must be over 18 years old and live in Latin America. The proposed animated short must have humour and must have a unique and innovative format that appeals to children aged between 6 and 11 years old and the proposed project must fit in well with Cartoon Network’s existing programming. Cartoon Network are looking for projects that could possibly be turned into 7 to 11-minute episodes for their YouTube channel. A maximum of fifteen finalists will be selected and the winner of the competition will get their pitch bible turned into an animated pilot.

The project submission deadline is Monday 17th July and the winner will be announced at the end of the Pixelatl animation festival. This year’s Pixelatl festival will be held between 5th-10th September.

For more information about Pitch Me Evolution, please follow the link below:

http://www.pixelatl.com/es-MX/contenidos/1E46422E-78EB-4437-A0E2-CBD15A5D3C9B/Cartoon_Network_produce_tu_idea.html

http://www.norteenlinea.com/noticias/ocio/pitch-me-evolution-cartoon-network-y-pixelatl-lanzan-la-segunda-edicion-de-su-convocatoria-creativa

Boomerang EMEA Announces The Happos Family Season 2

Boomerang EMEA Announces The Happos Family Season 2

Boomerang EMEA Announces The Happos Family Season 2

Turner Broadcasting System Europe, owners of the animation channel – Boomerang has announced that their first ever original series – The Happos Family has been renewed for a second season. Turner released the press release during the 2017 Licensing Expo in Las Vegas this week (23/05/2017 – 25/05/2017). The new season will feature seven-minute long episodes (episodes had a 2.5-minute runtime in season 1), longer episodes mean longer adventures with the loveable Happos characters at the safari park, each with their own personality and theme. A total of twenty-five episodes will be made for season two. Digital content will be released alongside the premiere of the new season, digital content includes the popular Boomerang Make n’ Race app which also features Boomerang favourites Scooby-Doo and Tom and Jerry.

Season two of The Happos Family will launch on Boomerang feeds within the Europe, Middle East and Africa region starting from January next year. The new season will also be welcoming three new Happos: Football Happo, Scientist Happo and Acrobat Happo. The show is created in partnership with Italian chocolate company Ferraro, known for Ferraro Rocher, Kinder Surprise and Happy Hippos. Season two will be animated by Cyber Group Studios in France, the studio is also co-producing another animated show with Turner – Taffy, which is due to premiere next year. Season one was animated by Spider Eye in Cornwall, England.

The show has no dialogue which means the show doesn’t require any dubbing and translating making it easier for international distribution. Apart from Boomerang’s international channels, the show has premiered on POGO in India and free-to-air channel Karusel in Russia, reaching more than 88 million. The show has a diverse range of characters such as Astro Happo who has an aspiration to fly to the moon, the daredevil Stunt Happo, Party Happo, Ballerina and Bollywood. The show is referred to having slapstick humour with lots of heart.

From The Turner EMEA Press Release: Turner EMEA Announces Second Series Greenlight Of The Happos Family: First original production for Boomerang to become latest addition to Turner EMEA Kids franchise portfolio; New series to be produced by Cyber Group Studios, with episodes extended to 7 minutes.

Turner EMEA announced today (24/05/2017) that it has greenlit a second season of its first ever Boomerang Original, The Happos Family – this time featuring longer adventures with the loveable Happos characters, as well as a raft of new digital content.

Series two, made up of 25 x 7-minute non-dialogue episodes, will launch on Boomerang channels from January 2018, and will introduce three brand-new characters to the family set-up: Football Happo, Scientist Happo and Acrobat Happo. It has been created in partnership with world-renowned Italian corporation Ferrero and will be produced by leading European animation company Cyber Group Studios (headquartered in Paris), with whom Turner recently signed a co-production deal for another new Boomerang series, Taffy.

Following a first series of 20 x 2 ½ minute shorts – which has launched on Turner Kids channel POGO (South Asia) and free-to-air channel Karusel (Russia), as well as Boomerang channels globally, reaching more than 88M viewers to date* – series two will offer kids and families the chance to become better acquainted with each of the unique and hilarious Happos and the safari park in which they live, where just about anything seems possible. Whether it’s Astro Happo longing to fly to the moon, or Stunt Happo attempting a daredevil feat, or Party Happo in a dance off with Ballerina and Bollywood, each storyline is laugh-out-loud, slapstick comedy with lots of heart.

In addition to the linear roll-out, the Happos characters will appear across a variety of interactive digital platforms, including the popular Boomerang Make n’ Race app (more than 20M downloads worldwide) alongside other Boomerang favourite characters Scooby-Doo and Tom and Jerry.

“The great audience reaction, channel exposure and performance of Happos to date are all positive signs that we have an exciting new franchise on our hands”, says Johanne Broadfield, VP, Cartoon Network Enterprises EMEA. “We’ve seen kids actually belly-laughing while watching the content and demonstrating really strong engagement with the humour and characters. Taking the show to a new level, with longer episodes and extensive support across digital, stands us in very good stead for a successful consumer products programme – and we’re looking forward to the reaction we get from prospective partners here at Vegas.”

Pierre Sissmann, Chairman & CEO, Cyber Group Studios added: “We immediately fell in love with The Happos Family and it’s not at all surprising that the show is already resonating with kids and families around the world. We’re delighted to be partnering again with Turner and coming on board to produce the second series of Happos, this time with longer stories and great new characters.”

The Happos Family follows the lives of a family of Happos who live in an enclosure in a safari park. In the morning the park is open to human visitors who drive past the Happos, taking pictures of them wallowing in the mud, lazing by the pool, sleeping in the shade of the tree. When the last car races out of the safari park and the gates are shut to all visitors, the Happos jump up out of the mud, wake up from their snoozing and get dressed up. It’s now their time for crazy, zany, Happo adventures.

*Source: BARB, Auditel, AGB Nielsen, Kantar Media, TNS Gallup, MMS, IPSOS/KTLM, TNS TV/Index Plus, BARC Media Workstation, IBOPE, All Individuals, 10/16 – 08/05/17, All Day, Reach (1min+)

http://www.cybergroupstudios.com

http://www.boomerangtv.co.uk/shows/the-happos-family