Adult Swim UK Samurai Jack Season 5 Premieres 16th March
Today (23/02/2017) Adult Swim UK announced on Facebook and Twitter that Samurai Jack Season 5 will premiere on Adult Swim on FOX UK on Thursday 16th March at midnight (technically 12am Friday 17th March). Unlike previous seasons, the new season will be airing on FOX UK’s Adult Swim programming block instead of Cartoon Network as the new season will have a much more violent and darker tone. The decision to air the show on Adult Swim instead of Cartoon Network may of also been the fact that kids who watched the show’s earlier seasons are now in Adult Swim’s target audience. The UK premiere of the new Samurai Jack season will only be six days after the U.S. premiere on Adult Swim USA on Saturday 11th March at 11pm ET/PT.
In Samurai Jack season 5, Aku has destroyed every time portal. Jack suffered through hell for fifty years; roaming the land and hoping to go back home. Now, Jack must to fight for his right to go back to his own time. Season 5 will be action-packed conclusion every Samurai Jack fan has been waiting for and the final season will consist of 10 episodes. The show was created by Genndy Tartakovsky (also known for creating Cartoon Network’s Dexter’s Laboratory and for directing Sony Pictures Animation’s Hotel Transylvania).
Ahead of the premiere in the U.S. and UK next month, Adult Swim USA has uploaded a sneak peek clip from the new season onto their YouTube channel. In the sneak peek, Jack (in full armour) rides a spiked motorcycle into a battle against beetle-like robots.
During 2016, Cartoon Network has been airing new shows, new episodes and even new channels in some countries, so here’s a timeline of some of the major events that have happened around the world in the last twelve months. Note: Some dates are not exactly accurate, but was approximately around that time or it was the date when news was publicly announced.
1st January: Cartoon Network Southeast Asia rebranded to Check It 4.0.
4th January: Cartoon Network Latin America and Brazil rebranded to Check It 4.0.
6th January: Cartoon Network USA releases Twelve Forever pilot/minisode.
7th January: Mark Eyers Promoted To Senior Vice President Of Cartoon Network Asia-Pacific.
14th January: Cartoon Network USA premieres first stop-motion animated Adventure Time episode: Bad Jubies.
14th January: Transformers: Robots in Disguise Season 2 announced.
25th January: New Bob The Builder series premiered on Cartoonito UK.
25th January: Daniel González becomes new general director Of Turner Iberia.
29th January: Justice League Action officially announced.
All of January 2016’s blog posts can be accessed by clicking on the link below:
The Powerpuff Girls: Tiara Trouble USA DVD Release Tuesday 14th February
Cartoon Network will be releasing a Powerpuff Girls DVD on Tuesday 14th February, the DVD named “Tiara Trouble” will feature 12 memorable episodes from the newly rebooted series, this includes the episode “Once Upon a Townsville” which was nominated for an Emmy in the Outstanding Short Form Animated Program category, and “Viral Spiral,” the highest rated episode to date so far in the United States. The DVD will be on sale for $14.97 (SRP).
The Powerpuff Girls: Tiara Trouble Episode List:
Man Up Escape-Monster Island Princes Buttercup The Stayover Bubbles of the Opera Painbow 2 Tiara Trouble Viral Spiral Horn Sweet Horn! Strong Armed Little Octi Lost Man Up 2: Still Man-ing
The Amazing World of Gumball Assets Now Available For Scratch Programming Language
Cartoon Network USA have provided graphical assets including backgrounds and characters for use in THE Scratch Programming Language. With the Scratch Programming Language, kids are able to code and animated their own stories by selecting a set of instructions that interacts with the graphics on the screen. Cartoon Network USA set up their own STEAM (Science, Technology Engineering, Arts and Mathematics) advisory board to help organise their education-based initiatives, the news was announced as part of Computer Science Week (05/12/2016 to 11/12/2016). Cartoon Network has collaborated with MIT Media Lab’s Scratch Foundation to provide programming tutorials using characters from We Bare Bears and The Powerpuff Girls.
Cartoon Network Southeast Asia’s A Very Sunny Snowy Christmas
Cartoon Network Southeast Asia is a having a “Very Sunny Snowy Christmas”, Christmas specials of Cartoon Network’s shows including Regular Show, Adventure Time and The Amazing World of Gumball are available to stream on the Cartoon Network Southeast Asia website (http://www.cartoonnnetworkasia.com) and on the Cartoon Network Watch and Play mobile app.
Steven Universe Selected as Most Original Kids Show 2016
Apple’s online iTunes music and video service has selected Steven Universe as “Most Original Kids Show 2016” in its Best of 2016 list. Apple’s Best of 2016 celebrates the most popular apps, music, movies, TV shows, books and podcasts across the App Store, iTunes, Apple Music and iBooks.