Cartoon Network 25th Anniversary Mural In Rome, Italy
To celebrate Cartoon Network’s 25th Anniversary on 1st October, a special Cartoon Network mural has been painted all over Turner Italy’s headquarters located in central Rome. Street artists omino71 and Mr.Klevra took on the challenge to cover the building with some of the channel’s most famous cartoon characters throughout its twenty-five year history while also spoofing one of the city’s* most famous art pieces – Michelangelo’s Creation of Adam.
The mural features characters from Adventure Time, The Powerpuff Girls, Tom and Jerry, Looney Tunes, Scooby-Doo, Cow and Chicken, Courage The Cowardly Dog, We Bare Bears, Regular Show, Ben 10, Samurai Jack, The Amazing World of Gumball, Grim Adventures of Billy and Mandy and many more. Staying in with the creation theme, portraits of William Hanna, Joseph Barbera and Tex Avery can be seen in God’s arm and Scooby-Doo, Tom & Jerry, Fred Flintstone, Bugs Bunny, Wile E. Coyote can be seen on Adam’s arm, a reference to the creative origins of the channel which also includes the history of Hanna-Barbera and Warner Bros. Animation. The mural can be seen at Turner Italy’s headquarters at 18-20 via dei Magazzini Generali located in the Ostiense Quarter.
* Technically it’s in the Sistine Chapel in the enclave of Vatican City which is surrounded by central Rome, from a tourist’s point-of-view and in an unofficial sense its classed as part of the city.
Cartoon Network USA Digital Doings Bulletin Week Of 18th September 2017: Catch Sneak Peek Episodes of The Powerpuff Girls and The Amazing World of Gumball on the Cartoon Network App and Download The Ultimate Adventure Time Game: From The Turner USA Press Release
Meet the Fourth Powerpuff Girl
Bubbles, Blossom and Buttercup are ready to welcome a new Powerpuff Girl to Townsville! Meet the fourth addition to their girl squad in the super-powered The Powerpuff Girls: Power of Four available now on the Cartoon Network app. Also, help the girls bake a special cake and assist Mojo Jojo with a DIY project in all-new shorts. Get the free app on iTunes, Google Play and Amazon. Continue to power up with the Powerpuff Girls and download the new game Ready, Set, Monsters! available on iTunes, Google Play and Amazon.
Play It Now: Champions and Challengers: Adventure Time
Challenge the Dice Lord in Champions and Challengers: Adventure Time to help Finn, Jake, Princess Bubblegum and other fan-favorites get back to the land of Ooo. The RPG game features over 70 playable and collectable champions, turn-based combat, real-time tactical battles and more! Download the free game on iTunes and Google Play.
Available on Friday: The Amazing World of Gumball
Catch the latest adventures of the Wattersons in a block of four all-new hilarious episodes of The Amazing World of Gumball before their television premiere this Friday on the Cartoon Network app via iTunes, Google Play and Amazon.
Fifteen Celebrities To Voice Fourth Powerpuff Girl In Europe, Middle East, Africa And Australia
Last night (17/09/2017), Cartoon Network USA aired the five-part Powerpuff Girls movie special – Power Of Four, the special introduced the fourth Powerpuff Girl – Bliss (Full name: Blisstina Francesca Francia Mariam Alicia Utonium), who actually was created by Professor Utonium years before the super-powered trio we know and love. Bliss was emotionally unstable, with the fear and shame of using her powers for destructive purposes, she moved to a deserted island far away and now she’s ready to return.
As correctly analysed and stated by this blog based on the evidence available at the time, South African musician – Toya Delazy will only be voicing Bliss in the African version of the special. The Power of Four special will air on Cartoon Network Africa on Saturday 21st October at 7.05am CAT. In the USA version, Olivia Olson (better known as the voice for Marceline in Adventure Time) voiced Bliss.
The role of the fourth Powerpuff Girl will be portrayed by fifteen different celebrities in Europe, Middle East and Africa and also Australia and New Zealand. Cartoon Network Australia (which also includes New Zealand) has already announced that the character will be played by the Australian YouTuber – Wengie (real name Wendy Ayche). In Australia and New Zealand, the special will also premiere on Cartoon Network Australia between Saturday 23rd – Sunday 24th September at 10am. The special will also air on Cartoon Network India and Cartoon Network Pakistan this Saturday (23/09/2017).
UPDATE: The special will also air on Cartoon Network Southeast Asia this weekend, three episodes will premiere on Saturday at 11.30am and two more on Sunday also at 11.30am.
In a statement regarding the several different voice actresses for the fourth Powerpuff Girl, Cartoon Network said:
“Cartoon Network has joined forces with 15 super-powered celebrities across Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Australia who will each lend their voice to the newly revealed 4th Powerpuff Girl. The first local celebrities to be named as the voice of this mysterious fourth Powerpuff Girl are South Africa’s hip-hop sensation Toya Delazy, who will star as the character across Africa, and Australian YouTuber Wengie, who has voiced the character for Australia and New Zealand.”
Lesley Bailey, the vice president for channel marketing and brand management for Cartoon Network EMEA also added:
“This activation is the perfect way to continue building brand awareness and affinity, not only with girls and kids, but with millennial women and mums too. We’re excited to be revealing the first in a long list of amazing and inspiring women to be taking on this kick-ass new role.”