Adventure Time Wins 2017 Creative Arts Emmy For Outstanding Short Form Animated Program

Adventure Time Wins 2017 Creative Arts Emmy For Outstanding Short Form Animated Program

Adventure Time Wins 2017 Creative Arts Emmy For Outstanding Short Form Animated Program

Yesterday (09/09/2017), the winners of the 2017 Creative Arts Emmy Awards were announced in Los Angeles and Cartoon Network’s Adventure Time has won another Creative Arts Emmy in the “Outstanding Short Form Animated Program” category bringing the tally to seven Emmys throughout show’s run since its premiere in 2010. Adventure Time won the Emmy for the episode “Imaginary Resources”, which is the fourth episode in the Adventure Time: Islands mini-series. In the episode, Finn and Jake visit a strange island while on their voyage across the ocean; the island’s inhabitants live in a virtual world. The episode was directed by Elizabeth Ito and written by show creator Pendleton Ward, Kent Osborne, Jack Pendarvis, Ashly Burch and Adam Muto. In the same category, Teen Titans Go!’s – “Orangins” episode and the Steven Universe episode – “Mr. Greg” were also nominated.

https://www.emmys.com/awards/nominees-winners/2017/outstanding-short-format-animated-program

Also, Adult Swim’s and Cartoon Network Studios’ Samurai Jack has won an amazing total of four Emmy awards in the “Outstanding Individual Achievement In Animation” category, one for the episode (XCII) (“92”), two for the episode “XCIII” (“93”) and one for “XCV” (“95”).

List of “Outstanding Individual Achievement In Animation” winners for Samurai Jack:

Craig Kellman, Character Design in “XCII”
Scott Wills, Production Design in “XCIII”
Bryan Andrews, Storyboard in “XCIII”
Lou Romano, Background Design in “XCV”

https://www.emmys.com/awards/nominees-winners/2017/outstanding-individual-achievement-in-animation

All the winners and nominations for the 2017 Creative Arts Emmys are listed on the Emmy Awards website, which can be accessed via the link below:

https://www.emmys.com/awards/nominees-winners

Samurai Jack The Complete Series Blu-ray Collection To Be Released 17th October In The United States

Samurai Jack The Complete Series Blu-ray Collection To Be Released 17th October In The United States

Samurai Jack The Complete Series Blu-ray Collection To Be Released 17th October In The United States

Today (21/08/2017), Warner Bros Home Entertainment has announced that Cartoon Network’s/Adult Swim’s Samurai Jack will be having a complete series release on Blu-ray and Digital HD, for the very first time you will be able to watch the adventures of everyone’s favourite samurai from the very beginning all the way to the very end at any time you like. The Blu-ray and Digital HD collection will be released in the United States on Tuesday 17th October and will cost $112.99 SRP.

The complete collection will feature all sixty-two episodes (seasons one to five) from Genndy Tartakovsky’s critically acclaimed creation remastered completely in high definition, an exclusive metal art print, exclusive featurettes, behind the scenes extras and special commentary, this is the ultimate and definitive collection for any Samurai Jack fan.

Samurai Jack season five will also be getting a separate individual release on DVD and Blu-ray, the season five release will feature pitch movies for five episodes and an exclusive featurette – The Evolution of Jack. The season five home video release will also be available on Tuesday 17th October in the United States and will cost $24.98 SRP for DVD version and $29.98 SRP for the Blu-ray version. The soundtrack for Samurai Jack season five will be released sometime this autumn, the soundtrack will feature twenty-two tracks produced by Tyler Bates and composed by Joanne Higginbottom and Dieter Hartmann. The soundtrack will be available as a digital download and will be added to popular music streaming services.

Also, there will be a Samurai Jack: The Premiere Movie Event on Monday 16th October in cinemas across the United States. Adult Swim and Fathom Events are teaming up to organise the exclusive one-night cinema event where fans will get to see the first season movie remastered in high-definition on the big screen, also there will be other surprises too.

More info on IGN via the link below:

http://uk.ign.com/articles/2017/08/21/samurai-jack-complete-five-season-series-blu-ray-box-set-announced

OK K.O.! Let’s Be Heroes Premieres Tonight On Cartoon Network USA

OK K.O.! Let's Be Heroes Premieres Tonight On Cartoon Network USA

OK K.O.! Let’s Be Heroes Premieres Tonight On Cartoon Network USA

Tonight (01/08/2017) at 6.15pm ET/PT and immediately after the first episode of the Teen Titans Go!: The Night Begins To Shine miniseries, Cartoon Network USA (and also Cartoon Network Canada at 7.30pm ET/PT) will premiere their latest original animated show – OK K.O.! Let’s Be Heroes and a whole one hour block of new episodes will air tonight. The latest action-comedy cartoon from Cartoon Network Studios is about an optimistic kid named K.O. who dreams of becoming the world’s greatest hero in a video-game like world full of good guys and villains. The show is set in a retail park called Lakewood Plaza, where K.O. works at Gar’s Bodega, a store that specialises in hero supplies with his two friends Rad and Enid, all three work together to protect the plaza from robots and their most feared competitor – Lord Boxman and his Boxmore superstore. K.O.’s mom – Carol is a martial arts expert and runs a dojo fitness centre at the plaza.

The show’s setting was inspired by Ian Jones-Quartey’s childhood home of Oakland Mills, Maryland, USA. As a kid, Ian used to practice drawing by pausing Looney Tunes videos and drawing each character, from a young age he shown an interested in animation. After graduating from High School, Ian studied at the School of Visual Arts in New York, where he met future Steven Universe show creator – Rebecca Sugar. Ian went on to work on Adult Swim’s The Venture Bros, Secret Mountain Fort Awesome at Cartoon Network Studios, Bravest Warriors at Frederator, Cartoon Network’s Adventure Time and his most senior role before working on OK K.O.! – supervising director and co-developer of Steven Universe. Cartoon Network’s chief creative officer – Rob Sorcher was impressed by Ian’s work and he was given a chance to create his animated pilot – Lakewood Plaza Turbo (released in 2013) which became the basis of what we know as OK K.O.! Let’s Be Heroes today. Ian also voices Radicles (better known as his nickname – Rad) in the show.

Ian Jones-Quartey, the show’s creator summed up the show in his own words:

“I would describe it as, it’s about three best friends who work together, and they’re superheroes, and everybody on Earth is a superhero, and they fight robots, and they punch robots, and the robots explode. If any of that sounds good to you, then I think you’ll be down for the show.”

http://collider.com/ok-ko-ian-jones-quartey-interview

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/comic-riffs/wp/2017/08/01/a-new-cartoon-network-show-finds-inspiration-in-columbia-md-the-animators-hometown/