Cartoon Network Africa Releases Statement In Regards Of Banned Shows In Kenya

Cartoon Network Africa Releases Statement In Regards Of Banned Shows In Kenya

Cartoon Network Africa Releases Statement In Regards Of Banned Shows In Kenya

This Thursday (22/06/2017), the Kenya Film Classification Board (KFCB) has banned several cartoons including content offered by Turner Southern Europe and Africa (Cartoon Network) and Viacom International Media Networks Southern Europe, Middle-East and Africa (Nickelodeon) including Cartoon Network’s Steven Universe, Clarence and Adventure Time and Nickelodeon’s The Loud House on the basis of “promoting” homosexuality. Turner has released a statement regarding the issue and has ensured viewers that programming is checked to make sure it’s suitable for children, culturally acceptable and always to complies to the laws of each country where the Cartoon Network Africa pan-feed is received.

Internationally, Turner uses market research to make sure its content is suitable for children in every country where Cartoon Network is received. Adventure Time was banned due to the past relationship between Princess Bubblegum and Marceline (as revealed by Adventure Time’s creator – Pendleton Ward to Marceline’s voice actress – Olivia Olson) and Steven Universe was banned mostly due to the relationship between Ruby and Sapphire and the past relationship with Pearl and Rose Quartz, which are ongoing storylines in the show, though all gems have a “female” appearance, they are technically genderless. Clarence was banned because of the relationship between Jeff’s parents.

The statement from Turner:

“With respect to the issues raised by customers, we ensure our channels and programming are suitable for children and do not contain the content and messages unsuitable. In Africa, as in all markets, we always seek to be respectful of local laws, cultures and sensitivities and, in some instances, this means we do show amended versions of US original series. We constantly review feedback from our audiences to ensure that this is the case and this is a responsibility that we take extremely seriously.”

Viacom responded by suspending the affected shows on Nickelodeon Africa and Nicktoons Africa: The Loud House, Hey Arnold! and the Legend of Korra, Multichoice (owners of DStv, one of the largest satellite pay-TV companies in Africa) has contacted Turner, Viacom and Disney to make sure they comply in the markets where DStv operates.

Cartoon Network UK And Boomerang UK New This July

Cartoon Network UK And Boomerang UK New This July

Cartoon Network UK And Boomerang UK New This July

Next month on Cartoon Network UK, there will be new episodes of Adventure Time, starting off with the two final episodes of season seven, Preboot and Reboot which will air on Monday 3rd July at 5pm, also on 3rd July at 4.30pm, there will be two new episodes of Steven Universe – The Kindergarten Kid and Know Your Fusion.

Adventure Time New Episodes Promo:

There will be new episodes of Justice League Action starting off from Saturday 1st July at 7am, which means more superhero adventures with DC Comics’ most famous superheroes including the infamous Superman, Batman and Wonder Woman, followed by a new episode of Transformers: Robots In Disguise at 7.30am.

Justice League Action New Episodes Promo:

On Monday 3rd July at 4pm, Boomerang UK will be premiering a brand new show – Pat The Dog. Pat isn’t the most athletic or the fastest dog but he’s very devoted, clever and courageous and would do anything for his owner – a young girl named Lola.

More information about Pat The Dog can be found on the link below:

Pat The Dog New Show Promo:

The brave and hapless knight – Henri of Orange and his squire son – Jimmy will continue their responsibilities of protecting the Land of Epic from the likes of witches, dragons and giants with new episodes of My Knight and Me airing on Boomerang UK from Saturday 1st July at 8.30am. Also on Saturday 1st July at 9.30am, there are two new episodes of Bunnicula, followed by the Lego DC Super Hero Girls special – Galactic Wonder at 10am.

My Knight And Me New Episodes Promo:

Source: Virgin Media TV Anywhere Mobile App (14 day EPG powered by TiVo), scheduling is subject to change, but as Turner EMEA works directly with TiVo for the purpose of distributing EPG (Electronic Programming Guide) information, the info provided can be deemed accurate as of writing.

Cartoon Network Central Eastern Europe July 2017 Highlights

Cartoon Network Central Eastern Europe July 2017 Highlights

Cartoon Network Central Eastern Europe July 2017 Highlights: All Times CET

New Episodes

Mighty Magiswords

New episodes start Monday 3rd July, airs Mondays to Fridays at 4.35pm, ends Wednesday 12th July.

Regular Show: In Space

New episodes air from Monday 17th July, airs Mondays to Fridays at 8.30pm, ends Thursday 3rd August, also a marathon of episodes on the weekend prior to the premiere of new episodes (Saturday 15th and Sunday 16th July).

We Bare Bears

New episodes air from Monday 31st July, airs Mondays to Fridays at 3.45pm, ends Tuesday 15th August.

Ben 10

New episodes air Mondays to Fridays at 6.05pm, continuing from June, ends Friday 7th July.

Dreamworks Dragons: Race to the Edge

New episodes air Saturdays and Sundays at 8.35am, continuing from May and June, ends Sunday 9th July.

New Miniseries/Programming Stunt: Adventure Time: Elements

Adventure Time: Elements Miniseries from Monday 24th July, Adventure Time: Islands re-airs on Saturday 22nd July as part of Cartoon Network Cinema.

Starts Monday 24th July, airs Mondays to Fridays at 7.20am, programming stunt ends Friday 25th August.

Programming Event: Cartoon Network: Vote And Watch!

Cartoon Network is your channel, your opinion matters – you decide! Every week, kids can vote for one of two shows of a different theme: 1. Adventure: Uncle Grandpa vs. Adventure Time / 2. Superheroes: Teen Titans Go! vs. Ninjago / 3. Friendship: Gumball vs. We Bare Bears / 4. Coolness: Clarence vs. Steven / 5. Teamwork: Ben 10 vs. The Powerpuff Girls.

Airs from Sunday 2nd July, airs Sundays from 9am, programming event ends Sunday 30th July.

The Teen Titans Go! Show: Programming Stunt

Programming stunt featuring Teen Titans Go! episodes and quizzes about the show.

Stunt continues from June, airs Mondays to Fridays at 7.20am, programming stunt ends Friday 21st July.

Marathon Mix

During the summer holidays, Cartoon Network Central Eastern Europe will air a different show every day in the Marathon Mix block.

Continues from June, airs Mondays to Fridays from 8.30am, ends Friday 8th September.

Cartoon Network Cinema: Movies and Specials

Airs Saturdays and Sundays at 4pm, repeated Saturdays and Sundays at 9am.

1st and 2nd July: Scooby-Doo and the Witch’s Ghost / Angelo Rules: The Big Heist + Peter Rules + The Skateboard Kid
8th and 9th July: New Scooby-Doo Movies: Scooby-Doo Meets Laurel and Hardy / Scooby-Doo in Where’s My Mummy?
15th and 16th July: Scooby-Doo Meets the Boo Brothers / Teen Titans: Aftershock
22nd and 23rd July: Adventure Time Islands + #259 / Scooby-Doo on Zombie Island
29th and 30th July: New Scooby-Doo Movies: Ghost of the Red Baron / Scooby-Doo! Abracadabra-Doo

Special thanks to Rajzfilmövezet (Prartoon) for the press release: