Cartoon Network News In Brief Early May 2017

Cartoon Network News In Brief Early May 2017

Cartoon Network News In Brief Early May 2017

Cartoon Network Asia-Pacific Animation Studio Coming Soon?

While speaking at APOS, one of Asia’s largest media and entertainment industry events, the president of Turner International – Gerhard Zeiler has said that Cartoon Network in the Asia-Pacific region will eventually have its very own animation studio. At present, Cartoon Network Asia-Pacific uses a “virtual studio” approach to commissioning and developing shows. At present, Cartoon Network works with other animation studios throughout the Asia-Pacific region such as Top Draw Animation in the Philippines (Exchange Student Zero, Monster Beach), Rubber House in Australia (Lasso and Comet) and Vaibhav Studios in India (Lamput). Outside the United States, Cartoon Network currently has a studio based in London (for The Amazing World of Gumball) and another based in Abu Dhabi (used for Mansour, a local animation production for the Arab World).

http://worldscreen.com/tvasia/turners-gerhard-zeiler-bullish-on-international-content-creation/

Cartoon Network And Cover Store In Italy Partner For Smartphone Covers

Turner’s Cartoon Network Enterprises and Italian smartphone cover retailer – Cover Store have partnered up for a range of Adventure Time and The Powerpuff Girls smartphone covers, now you can Powerpuff your phone with the cutest superheroines on Cartoon Network or you can take Finn and Jake out with you while you’re on your adventures. Looney Tunes themed mobile phone covers are also available.

http://www.milanolicensingday.it/2017/05/03/turner-e-cover-store-insieme-per-ppg-e-adventure-time/

http://www.coverstoreitalia.it/

Time Warner/Turner First Quarter 2017 Financial Results

Time Warner, the parent company of Cartoon Network’s Turner Broadcasting has announced better than expected first-quarter results, helped by Warner Bros.’ movie releases The Lego Batman Movie and Kong: Skull Island. Turner has seen a two percent decline in ad revenue for its TV channels, but this is more of a television industry issue as other networks are facing the same problem. John Martin, the CEO and Chairman of Turner expected a healthy upfront season of new shows and episodes, which has helped increase advertisers’ interest in recent weeks. Time Warner has no plans to offer its content on Amazon Prime, focusing on their own channels and streaming services instead (including Boomerang, Filmstruck, the upcoming DC Comics streaming service and its 10% stake in Hulu). Time Warner’s merger with AT&T is currently on track and is expected to be finalised by the end of this year.

http://www.timewarner.com/newsroom/press-releases/2017/05/03/time-warner-inc-reports-first-quarter-2017-results

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/wires/reuters/article-4469458/Kong–LEGO-Batman-success-drives-Time-Warners-profit-beat.html

Cartoon Network News In Brief Early March 2017

Cartoon Network News In Brief Early March 2017

Cartoon Network News In Brief Early March 2017

Samurai Jack Season 5 On Adult Swim UK Promo Now Airing on FOX UK

Samurai Jack is finally returning to the UK with new episodes after a decade, the brand new season will air on FOX UK’s Adult Swim programming block on Thursday 16th March at midnight (technically Friday 17th March at 12am in the morning). Jack has been trapped in the future for fifty years, he has been looking for time portal to go back to his own time but Aku, the shape shifting master of darkness has destroyed them all, leaving Jack stranded. At first, Jack believed he had nothing to fight for, but eventually he decides to makes one final big score with brutal battles and exciting explosions.

Samurai Jack Free Screening In Los Angeles, Thursday 9th March

Adult Swim USA will be hosting a premiere screening party of Samurai Jack season five in Los Angeles on Thursday 9th March. The special screening party will be held at The Theatre at the Ace Hotel on South Broadway, doors will open at 7pm and the event will officially start at 8pm. At the event, there will be an exclusive Q&A with series creator Genndy Tartakovsky, a prize giveaway and other special guests. Unfortunately, RSVP for this screening is now closed.

Due to popular demand, Adult Swim will be running a second screening on the following day (Friday 10th March), if you’re in the Los Angeles area next Friday and you’re a fan of Samurai Jack, this will be one event you wouldn’t want to miss, people who wish to attend the screening can RSVP via the link below or on the embedded tweet. This is a screening only event, but will include a prize giveaway and free popcorn.

https://www.acehotel.com/calendar/losangeles/adult-swim-presents-samurai-jack-march10

Cartoon Network Studios Shorts Screening At GLAS Animation Festival Tomorrow (4th March)

Running from Thursday 2nd March to Sunday 5th March this week is the GLAS Animation Festival in Berkeley (near San Francisco), California (GLobal Animation Syndicate). Tomorrow at the animation festival, there will be a special screening of five animated shorts produced by Cartoon Network Studios. Infinity Train (Created by Regular Show’s Owen Dennis), Victor and Valentino (Created by The Powerpuff Girls’ Diego Molano), Welcome to My Life (Created by Adventure Time’s Elizabeth Ito), Apple and Onion (Created by The Amazing World of Gumball’s George Gendi) and Legendary Place (Created by Regular Show’s Calvin Wong) will all be on public exhibition tomorrow at a special screening at the David Brower Center at 11.30am. Cartoon Network Studios is also a major sponsor of the GLAS Animation Festival.

http://www.glasanimation.com/schedule/

Turner At The Mobile World Congress 2017 in Barcelona, Spain

This week (27/02/2017 – 02/03/2017) was the Mobile World Congress 2017 convention in Barcelona, Spain and Turner, the owner of Cartoon Network was also represented at the event. Prominent members of Cartoon Network management including Christina Miller (President of Cartoon Network and General Manager of Cartoon Network USA) and Giorgio Stock (President of Turner Europe, Middle East and Africa) were among the speakers at the event. In the media industry, mobile devices are becoming an increasingly important medium to distribute content, including television shows and mobile games and apps, meanwhile, television is becoming less important as a source of entertainment or news. Turner’s parent company – Time Warner is currently in the process of being acquired by AT&T, one of the world’s largest telecommunications companies, it is no doubt that mobile content distribution will play an increasingly important role in Turner’s future strategy, not only to retain existing audiences but also to expand to new audiences as well.

At Mobile World Congress 2017, Turner revealed some interesting statistics, mobile app downloads relating to Turner’s kids brands (which includes Cartoon Network and Boomerang) have increased by 83% within one year. Christina Miller talked about creating role models in cartoons to get girls interested in STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics). Cartoon Network USA currently works with the Scratch Foundation to encourage school kids to get creative by coding their own stories using their favourite cartoon characters.

Giorgio Stock explains that Turner’s brands are fan-orientated. Turner’s brands are supported by its fans on major social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Instagram.

Cartoon Network News In Brief Late February 2017

Cartoon Network News In Brief Late February 2017

Cartoon Network News In Brief Late February 2017

Cartoon Network Russia and Southeastern Europe 2017 Upfront

Tatiana Kalita, General Director of Turner Broadcasting System in Russia, Ukraine, Georgia and the CIS, has announced that Cartoon Network Russia and Southeastern Europe will broadcast over 180 hours of original content this year, this includes the brand new Cartoon Network original series – Mighty Magiswords which will premiere next month. Cartoon Network will also plan to air the brand new Unikitty animated series, which features the infamous character of the same name from The Lego Movie. Adventure Time, The Powerpuff Girls, Ben 10, Dreamworks: Dragons, The Amazing World of Gumball, Regular Show, Nexo Knights and Ninjago: Masters of Spinjitzu are all listed as returning shows in 2017. Cartoon Network HD is now available for carriage with pay-tv operators in the CIS (Commonwealth of Independent States) and Ukraine markets.

Boomerang Central Eastern Europe (broadcasts to a majority of Eastern Europe, Netherlands and Russia) will continue to air new episodes of The Tom and Jerry Show, Be Cool Scooby-Doo, Oddbods, The Happos Family, My Knight and Me and Robin Hood: Mischief in Sherwood. New upcoming animated shows from Warner Bros. Animation that will air on Boomerang include Dorothy of Oz, based on the classic movie – The Wizard of Oz and Wacky Races, a remake of the madcap Hanna-Barbera classic. New third-party acquisitions from other animation studios include Coconut The Little Dragon and Pat The Dog.

http://www.cableman.ru/channel/news/turner-broadcasting-system-rasskazala-o-svoikh-planakh-na-ukraine-gruzii-i-stranakh-sng

Cartoon Network Latin America President Barry Koch To Leave In March

Latin American animation news website – ANMTV and Spanish language media news website TodoTVNews has reported that Barry Koch, the Senior Vice President of Cartoon Network Latin America will leave Turner in March. The president of Turner International – Gerhard Zeiler announced the news. Mr Koch has played a major role of developing Turner’s Latin American kids channels (Cartoon Network, Boomerang and Tooncast). Under his leadership, Cartoon Network was the most watched pay-tv children’s channel in the region for three years running. In terms of digital entertainment, Cartoon Network’s websites are among the most popular kids websites in the region.

The news follows the appointment of Whit Richardson as the new president of Turner Latin America last Monday (13/02/2017). Gretchen Colón (Executive Vice President, Advertising Sales), Alex Gonzalez (Senior Vice President, Corporate Development and Digital Media) and Rick Perez (Senior Vice President and General Manager, Movies & Series) will also leave Turner. Gretchen Colón and Alex Gonzalez will leave in May and Rick Perez will leave at the end of March.

http://www.todotvnews.com/news/tuner-internationaldesvinculacion-ejecutivos-latam.html

http://anmtv.xpg.uol.com.br/turner-america-latina-dispensa-presidente-do-cartoon-network/

http://www.turner.com/pressroom/barry-koch