Adult Swim And Anime Streaming Service Crunchyroll Announce Partnership

Adult Swim And Anime Streaming Service Crunchyroll Announce Partnership

Adult Swim And Anime Streaming Service Crunchyroll Announce Partnership

Today (12th March) Cartoon Network USA’s nightly young adult programming service – Adult Swim and Ellation’s Crunchyroll have announced that they have announced a programming partnership for Adult Swim’s Japanese anime block – Toonami which airs on Saturday nights. From now on, both Crunchyroll and Adult Swim will work together on licensed content, co-productions and distribution opportunities. The news of the partnership follows the announcement of a corporate reshuffle at WarnerMedia last week which led to the break up of Cartoon Network’s owners – Turner, causing CN, Boomerang and Adult Swim to move to Warner Bros’s brand new Global Kids and Young Adults division. Meanwhile, Ellation (Crunchyroll’s owners) was also transferred to Warner Bros. At present, Turner is still a going concern until the complex process of restructuring at WarnerMedia is completed.

Crunchyroll was founded in 2006 and WarnerMedia inherited the streaming service through its merger with telecommunications company AT&T, last August, AT&T fully acquired Otter Media, the owners of Ellation, which itself owns Crunchyroll.

Ever since the Time Warner/AT&T merger, Adult Swim and Crunchyroll have worked together and even announced a new anime series called Blade Runner – Black Lotus based on the Oscar-winning movie Blade Runner 2049, which is co-produced by Alcon Television Group. The English-dubbed episodes will premiere on Toonami in the United States and Crunchyroll will handle worldwide streaming. Crunchyroll and Adult Swim have also collaborated to distribute the anime series – Mob Psycho 100, which premiered on the Toonami programming block last year.

Jason DeMarco, senior vice president, creative director for on-air at Adult Swim and co-creator of Toonami, made this statement in regards of the new partnership with Crunchyroll:

“Our partnership with Crunchyroll will open up exciting new possibilities for both of us. This will expand Toonami’s already great programming to include even more premiere and original anime. It’s a great time to be an anime fan!”

Crunchyroll’s general manager – Joanne Waage also added:

“Our mission is to grow anime globally, which makes Adult Swim the perfect partner as Toonami has been incredibly influential in the growth of anime here in the U.S. We can’t wait to show our fans what we have in store for them through this new programming partnership. Expect new co-productions, expanded distribution of dubs, and generally more accessible anime!”

Loot Crate Launches Rick And Morty Crate Merchandise Subscription Service

Loot Crate Launches Rick And Morty Crate Merchandise Subscription Service

Loot Crate Launches Rick And Morty Crate Merchandise Subscription Service

Subscription merchandise box service – Loot Crate has teamed up with Cartoon Network Enterprises to launch the Rick and Morty Crate. The Rick and Morty Crate will include exclusive Rick and Morty products delivered to subscribers every quarter, offering Rick and Morty fans something new to enjoy.

The new quarterly Rick and Morty crate is on sale now, the first Rick and Morty crate will be shipped to subscribers in July 2019. The Rick and Morty Crate costs $39.99 USD + $10 shipping and handling for US subscribers and $55.99 (includes shipping) for international subscribers. The Rick and Morty Crate has a $65 USD value. Also, Loot Crate has collaborated with Cartoon Network Enterprises for a one-time Robot Chicken themed Adult Swim Crate which will be shipped in Spring 2019.

From The Loot Crate Press Release: New Crate Will Surprise Adult Swim’s Rick and Morty Fans With Incredible Items and Experiences Every Quarter

Last week, Loot Crate has announced the launch of a new Rick and Morty Crate, in collaboration with Cartoon Network Enterprises, which will deliver exclusive Rick and Morty products to subscribers every quarter, and allow fans of the franchise to get schwifty in a whole new way.

“With this new Rick and Morty subscription, we’re ‘teleporting’ one-of-a-kind products and experiences to fans that they won’t be able to get anywhere else,” said Chris Davis, CEO of Loot Crate. “We’re thrilled to work with Cartoon Network Enterprises on the Rick and Morty Crate, which will bring fans of the Adult Swim series together in a whole new way.”

This new quarterly Rick and Morty Crate is on sale now, and will ship its first crate in July 2019. The Rick and Morty Crate is valued at $65+ USD per crate, and costs $39.99 USD + $10 S&H for US subscribers and $55.99 (including shipping) for international subscribers.

For more information and to subscribe to our new quarterly Rick and Morty Crate, please visit

About Loot Crate:

Founded in 2012, Loot Crate™ is a leading subscription commerce platform for super fans. Loot Crate partners with major studios, game companies, indie game developers, comics publishers, and professional sports leagues and personalities in the shared curation of PC games and exclusive premium consumer products in themed mystery boxes, delivered directly to subscribers’ doorsteps. Loot Crate was ranked #1 fastest-growing private company by Inc. magazine’s Inc. 5000 as well as #1 on Deloitte’s Fast 500 list for 2016.

About Cartoon Network Enterprises:

Cartoon Network Enterprises (CNE) is responsible for building consumer products and merchandising programs for a wide range of brands by securing and supporting long-term licensing partnerships across all categories. As the global branding and merchandising arm of Cartoon Network and Adult Swim, the division manages the consumer product programs for the networks’ award-winning original programming, brands and characters including Ben 10, Adventure Time, The Powerpuff Girls, Steven Universe, The Amazing World of Gumball and We Bare Bears, as well as Rick and Morty on Adult Swim.

Adult Swim, launched in 2001, is Warner Bros’s network offering original and acquired animated and live-action series for young adults. Airing nightly from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. (ET/PT), Adult Swim is basic cable’s #1 network with persons 18-34 and 18-49, and is seen in 94 million U.S. homes.

Cartoon Network Enterprises and Adult Swim are parts of Turner (now Warner Bros. Kids and Young Adults), a WarnerMedia company, a global entertainment company that creates premium content and delivers exceptional experiences to fans whenever and wherever they consume content. These efforts are fueled by data-driven insights and industry-leading technology. Warner Bros. Kids and Young Adults owns and operates some of the most valuable brands in the world, including Adult Swim, Boomerang and Cartoon Network.

Cartoon Network Canada Becomes A 24 Hours Service From Monday 4th March

Cartoon Network Canada Becomes A 24 Hours Service From Monday 4th March

Cartoon Network Canada Becomes A 24 Hours Service From Monday 4th March

From Monday 4th March at 12am, Cartoon Network Canada will be broadcasting 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Ever since Cartoon Network Canada launched in 2012, it timeshared with Adult Swim – Cartoon Network’s young adult entertainment brand, but from 4th March, the Adult Swim block will be removed from the schedule. The schedule changes puts Cartoon Network Canada in-line with other international versions of Cartoon Network outside the United States that broadcast around the clock. Adult Swim Canada will be signing on for the final time after CN Canada on Sunday 3rd March at 9pm. After the removal of Adult Swim, CN Canada will gain an additional three hours of airtime.

In Canada, Cartoon Network is operated by Corus Entertainment and uses Cartoon Network’s branding and programming under license from Turner Broadcasting System. CN Canada becoming 24/7 is the channel’s biggest development ever since the closure of Corus’s classic animation channel (and was regarded to being Canada’s equivalent to Boomerang) – Teletoon Retro to help increase distribution of Cartoon Network in Canada which happened over three years ago. Corus’s flagship animation channel – Teletoon also has an adult animation block called Teletoon At Night that sometimes airs Adult Swim branded shows, during the daytime, the channel airs a wide selection of shows that usually airs on CN.

According to a recently appeared billboard advertisement that appeared in Toronto, Adult Swim is relaunching in Canada on Monday 1st April, and according to Canadian anime news blog – I Miss Bionix, the billboard was placed by Corus themselves. 1st April is April Fools’ Day and can be a day of mistruths, but misleading advertising in a developed country such as Canada is illegal. It’s not known in what form Adult Swim will return to Canada, it could be a programming block on one of Corus’s other channels or a video on-demand service. In the meantime of Adult Swim’s absence, people in Canada can watch Teletoon At Night.