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 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

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