Turner Asia Pacific Collaborates With Japanese Broadcaster TV Asahi For A New Anime Series Super Shiro

Turner Asia Pacific Collaborates With Japanese Broadcaster TV Asahi For A New Anime Series Super Shiro

Turner Asia Pacific Collaborates With Japanese Broadcaster TV Asahi For A New Anime Series Super Shiro

Today (18th February), Turner’s Asia Pacific division (the owners of Cartoon Network, Boomerang and Pogo) has announced that they are collaborating on a new animation project with Japanese national broadcaster TV Asahi on a new anime series called “Super Shiro”, the partnership was agreed at Kidscreen Summit 2019 in Miami, Florida which was held last week (11th to 14th February). The agreement also includes broadcasting rights across the Asia-Pacific region (excluding China). This is also the first regional deal between the two companies and the deal includes a sizable investment from Turner.

The new show – “Super Shiro” is described to be “fast-paced” and is inspired by the internationally popular children’s anime – “Crayon Shin Chan” (or often referred to simply “Shin Chan”), which aired worldwide since 1992. Not only Super Shiro is a spin-off of Crayon Shin Chan (Shiro is a dog Shin Chan finds and cares for in the series) but in fact its animated by the same studio – Shin-ei Animation (owned by TV Asahi), also known for animating Doraemon. Science SARU, a Tokyo-based animation studio led by Masaaki Yuasa is also working on the project, Science SARU helped to animate the Adventure Time episode – “Food Chain” (guest directed by Masaaki Yuasa), animated three OK K.O.! Let’s Be Heroes shorts and also animated the intros for Adventure Time: Stakes, Adventure Time: Islands and Adventure Time: Elements. Masaaki Yuasa is also the executive director on the new show. He was a Cristal Award Winner at the 2017 Annecy Animation Festival and recently won the 41st Japan Academy Prize for “Animation of the Year” for the movie “Night Is Short, Walk On Girl”.

The show’s initial episode order will include 48 episodes, each with a runtime of 5 and a half minutes, Super Shiro is expected to premiere on Cartoon Network, Boomerang and Pogo channels in the Asia-Pacific region in early 2020.

From The Turner Asia Pacific Press Release: Turner APAC Partners With TV Asahi On “Super Shiro” Series

Turner Asia Pacific and TV Asahi have announced a collaboration on a new animated series called SUPER SHIRO. The partnership was sealed last week at Kidscreen Summit in Miami.

The agreement includes broadcast rights across Asia Pacific (ex-China). This is the first regional deal between the two parties and includes a sizeable investment from Turner.

The fast-paced chase series is inspired by the hugely-popular “Crayon Shin chan” franchise, which has aired internationally since 1992. SUPER SHIRO is produced by Shin-ei Animation, known for both “Doraemon” and “Crayon Shin chan”, and Science SARU, a Tokyo-based animation studio led by Masaaki Yuasa.

Masaaki Yuasa is the executive director on the series. He was a Cristal Award Winner at the 2017 Annecy International Animation Film Festival and recently won the 41st Japan Academy Prize for “Animation of the Year”. He also guest-directed the “Food Chain” episode from Cartoon Network’s Adventure Time.

Edward Barnieh, Director of Acquisitions and Co-productions at Turner Asia Pacific, said: “Turner’s investment in the series is testament to its strategy of developing quality local IP and takes our long-term partnership with TV Asahi to the next level. We’re confident that this collaborative effort will result in the creation of another awesome fan-favourite.”

Takahiro Kishimoto, Head of Animation, International Business Department of TV Asahi, added: “We are delighted to partner with an international media company like Turner. With its extensive reach and brand recognition in Asia Pacific, we are certain kids will get to enjoy SUPER SHIRO even more. We truly believe this collaboration strengthens the partnership between our two companies.”

The kids series (48×5.5’) is expected to launch in early 2020 across Turner’s Kids channels Cartoon Network, Boomerang and POGO.

https://www.sciencesaru.com/single-post/2019/02/03/%E3%80%8CSUPER-SHIRO%E3%80%8D%E6%83%85%E5%A0%B1%E8%A7%A3%E7%A6%81

http://www.shin-ei-animation.jp/

Press Release in .docx (Microsoft Word) Format:

https://www.regularcapital.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/Turner-TV-Asahi-Partner-on-SUPER-SHIRO.docx

Adventure Time Finale Come Along With Me Soundtrack And Adventure Time: The Final Seasons DVD To Be Released 4th September

Adventure Time Finale Come Along With Me Soundtrack And Adventure Time: The Final Seasons DVD To Be Released 4th September

Adventure Time Finale Come Along With Me Soundtrack And Adventure Time: The Final Seasons DVD To Be Released 4th September

Cartoon Network USA has announced that they will be releasing the soundtrack for the four-part finale of Adventure Time – Come Along With Me. The “Adventure Time: Come Along With Me Soundtrack” which will be available for digital download and streaming services the day after the show’s finale airs on the Cartoon Network USA television channel (4th September). The soundtrack will also be available for pre-order from Saturday 1st September.

The soundtrack release will feature over 20 tracks from the show’s finale, which includes original music by composer Tim Kiefer, a new song by Rebecca Sugar and the full-length version of Ashley Eriksson’s “Island Song” (aka Come Along With Me). The soundtrack also features artwork by Candice House and JJ Harrison. In addition to the soundtrack’s digital release, there will be a special edition vinyl LP release by Mondo which will be released this Autumn, the LP will cost $25 USD.

Yesterday (27th August) Entertainment Weekly has published four new images from the show’s finale on their website, which can be viewed on the link below, from the images, we can see Princess Bubblegum in a heroic pose, Ice King fighting Finn, Jake hiding in Finn’s hat and Finn riding Jake in the shape of a horse.

https://ew.com/tv/2018/08/27/adventure-time-series-finale-exclusive

According to entertainment news site – Entertainment Tonight – singer-actress (and daughter of actor – Will Smith) Willow Smith will be guest voicing in the show’s finale. Willow will be voicing a character named Beth, which is the tall yellow character (with a striking resemblance to Jake) in the image below:

Adventure Time Finale Willow Smith

Last night (27th August) was the screening of Adventure Time’s finale in Los Angeles, there was also a Q&A session with special guests including Olivia Olson (voice of Marceline), Jeremy Shada (voice of Finn) and Adam Muto (Adventure Time’s showrunner and executive producer), the Q&A session was moderated by Dan Casey from digital entertainment news website – Nerdist. Fans attended the special farewell event wearing Adventure Time costumes and clothes.

Ahead of the Adventure Time: The Final Seasons U.S. DVD release, which will also be released on the day after the finale’s premiere (4th September), media news website – IndieWire has released an exclusive clip from the DVD’s special features, the clip is an animatic from the Elements miniseries episode – “Winter Light”. The Adventure Time: The Final Seasons DVD will have every episode from seasons 8, 9 and 10.

The show’s finale – Adventure Time: The Ultimate Adventure (aka Come Along With Me) will air on Cartoon Network USA on Monday 3rd September at 6pm ET/PT.

https://www.regularcapital.com/2018/07/adventure-time-final-seasons-dvd-released-4th-september-united-states/

https://ew.com/tv/2018/08/27/adventure-time-series-finale-exclusive

https://twitter.com/CartoonNetPR

https://www.etonline.com/willow-smith-to-guest-star-on-adventure-time-series-finale-and-sing-the-theme-exclusive-108565?linkId=55992646
https://www.regularcapital.com/2018/08/adventure-time-series-finale-screening-in-los-angeles-on-27th-august/

https://mondotees.com/blogs/news/adventure-time-final-episode-soundtrack-enamel-pins

https://www.indiewire.com/2018/08/adventure-time-behind-the-scenes-winter-light-clip-1201998302/

Adventure Time The Final Seasons DVD To Be Released 4th September In The United States

Adventure Time The Final Seasons DVD To Be Released 4th September In The United States

Adventure Time The Final Seasons DVD To Be Released 4th September In The United States

Cartoon Network’s longest running animated series – Adventure Time will be sadly ending this year. However, there is some good news as Adventure Time fans will be able to keep Finn and Jake’s final adventures forever with the Adventure Time: The Final Seasons DVD home video release. Adventure Time: The Final Seasons will be released on Tuesday 4th September in the United States and is now available to pre-order at Amazon.com. The final seasons DVD will include the Islands and Elements miniseries and also the epic final battle special.

The home video DVD release will include special features including animatics produced during episode development, an exclusive behind-the-scenes featurette, a character art gallery and song demos.

https://www.amazon.com/Cartoon-Network-Adventure-Final-Seasons/dp/B07DRWLF36/ref=sr_1_9?s=movies-tv&ie=UTF8&qid=1531510838&sr=1-9&keywords=Adventure+Time&refinements=p_n_format_browse-bin%3A2650304011