This month (20th April to 17th May), the Mega Mondays block on Cartoon Network UK & Ireland will feature new episodes of Clarence, Regular Show, Adventure Time and The Amazing World of Gumball. Jake has fun with face and Gumball makes a scene for this month on Mega Mondays. 🙂
Today (23/04/2015) was the announcement of the 74th Annual Peabody Awards winners and Cartoon Network’s Adventure Time won an award. Adventure Time was praised by the awards committee at the University of Georgia for its uniquely imagined, truly odd fantasy world and for stories about exploration and adventure to help kids work through their anxieties about growing up and maturing. The Peabody Awards recognizes distinguished and meritorious content by American radio and television stations, networks, online media, producing organisations, and individuals, only content of such an extraordinary high standard can win such an award.
The awards committee described the show as “An animated amalgam of sci-fi, fantasy, horror and fairy tale, it chronicles the escapades of an odd-looking human boy named Finn and his best friend, a shape-shifting dog named Jake, in the surreal Land of Ooo. Purely and wonderfully imaginative in the manner of classic theatrical cartoons past, it entertains even as it subtly teaches lessons about growing up, accepting responsibility, and becoming who you’re meant to be.”
Congratulations to Cartoon Network and Federator for winning a Peabody Award. 😀
The awards ceremony will be held on Sunday 31st May, a list of all the award winners can be viewed by clicking the link below.
Today (22/04/2015), it was announced that the internet streaming service Hulu in the United States has signed a multi-year content agreement with Turner Broadcasting System for shows made by Cartoon Network, Adult Swim, TBS and TNT.
As part of the deal, full prior seasons of Adult Swim and Cartoon Network series such as Aqua Teen Hunger Force, Dexter’s Laboratory, Ben 10, as well as Robot Chicken, The Venture Bros, Adventure Time and Regular Show will be available to stream exclusively to Hulu subscribers for the first time. The deal also includes video streaming rights to Adult Swim and Cartoon Network classics, including Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job!, Sealab 2021, and The Marvelous Misadventures of Flapjack. The agreement also allows Hulu to obtain exclusive SVOD rights to certain future series that will launch on TNT, TBS, Adult Swim and Cartoon Network over the coming years.
David Levy, president of Turner Broadcasting made this statement in regards of the Hulu and Turner content deal.
“This deal with Hulu demonstrates the power of Turner Broadcasting’s branded networks and the high demand for our programming in the marketplace. This is a great opportunity to grow the reach of the networks’ original programming and complements our strategy of utilizing multiple platforms – including SVOD – to drive sampling, introduce new viewers to our content and give current fans the opportunity to explore and enjoy Turner’s new and existing series in a branded environment.”
Craig Erwich, Senior Vice President and Head of Content, Hulu also made this statement in regards of the agreement.
“The addition of multiple titles from Cartoon Network represents a significant step forward in continuing to build a strong programming offering for the kids audience on Hulu, The adult animation series from Adult Swim, as well as the additional series from TNT and TBS, are a perfect addition to our current offering.”