Cartoon Network Early April 2017 News In Brief

Cartoon Network Early April 2017 News In Brief

Cartoon Network Early April 2017 News In Brief

Final Clarence Recording Session

Grace Kaufman, who voices Chelsea in Cartoon Network’s Clarence has announced that the final recording session for the show has already taken place. Clarence may be ending, but there’s still a lot of episodes to air, so it’s not going to disappear immediately. The show’s titular character – Clarence is a happy and optimistic kid with a wild imagination, the show is known for its humour and slice of life premise, but also with some surreal moments from Clarence’s imagination. Clarence has been nominated for an Creative Arts Emmy, a BAFTA Children’s Award and an Annie Award, an episode of Clarence will be screened at the Annecy Animation Festival this summer, the largest festival of its kind in the world.

The Amazing World of Gumball BAFTA Kids Screening at the 2017 Leeds Young Film Festival

BAFTA Kids (British Academy of Film and Television Arts) will be hosting a The Amazing World of Gumball screening at Leeds Young Film Festival 2017 in Leeds, West Yorkshire, UK. The Leeds Young Film Festival is the UK’s largest family film event running from 10th to 20th April.

There will also be a competition for kids to win a Cartoon Network goody bag, kids can take part in the competition by drawing their favourite animation memory, there will also be a prize for the adults too.

The screening will take place at the Carriageworks Theatre on Friday 14th April at 2pm, admission is free but will need to be booked in advance, please follow the link below for more information and booking instructions.

http://leedsyoungfilm.com/events/event/bafta-kids-presents-the-amazing-world-of-gumball/

BAFTA Kids Powerpuff Girls Create A Character Competition

BAFTA Kids Powerpuff Girls Create A Character Competition

BAFTA Kids Powerpuff Girls Create A Character Competition

BAFTA Kids (British Academy of Film and Television Arts) are teaming up with Cartoon Network UK for a create a Powerpuff Girls character competition this month. Download the character sheet and follow the creative tips on the BAFTA Kids competition page. Entrants can either draw a new Powerpuff Girl or a new villain. The purpose of the competition is to emphasise the importance of characters in film and television and how they convey a story that can be enjoyed by everyone.

The first prize winner will win a Powerpuff Girls hoody, as well as a Powerpuff Girls tote bag, a notepad, and a pair of funky Powerpuff Girls glasses. Three runner-up winners will receive a Powerpuff Girls tote bag, a notepad, and a pair of Powerpuff Girls glasses.

Closing date: Thursday 26th May 2016. All entrants must be under 14 years old. Terms and Conditions apply: http://baftakids.org/challenge-terms

http://baftakids.org/enter-our-powerpuff-girls-character-competition

Cartoon Network UK Adventure Time Stakes Premiere

Cartoon Network UK Adventure Time Stakes Premiere

Cartoon Network UK Adventure Time Stakes Premiere

Yesterday (12/03/2016), I attended the UK premiere of the mini-series: Adventure Time: Stakes at BAFTA 195 Piccadilly in London, it was a fun and enjoyable experience! Before the screening, everyone had an opportunity to have a photograph with Marceline The Vampire Queen herself :). The screening combined all eight parts of the miniseries into a feature-length movie format.

The miniseries started off with Marceline not wanting to be a vampire anymore because of her troubled past so she asks Princess Bubblegum to remove the vampiric essence from her body. Unfortunately, from the released essence, all of Marceline’s enemies from her vampire hunting past she had previously absorbed have now been resurrected. This leads to Marceline, Finn, Jake and Princess Bubblegum to battle against The Fool (a vampire with flight powers), The Empress (a vampire with invisibility and hypnosis powers), the Hierophant (vampire with shape-shifting powers) and the Moon (vampire with healing powers) and last but definitely not least, the Vampire King, the strongest of all the vampires.

After the screening, there was a Question and Answer session with Olivia Olson (the voice of Marceline), this was an opportunity for kids to ask questions about the show and about herself, from this session, I’ve learnt that she originally auditioned for Princess Bubblegum’s role (voiced by Hynden Walch) also she said there’s still a lot more to Marceline’s backstory that might be revealed in the series at a later date.

Olivia also mentioned that she had creative control over Marceline’s backstory while writing Marcy’s Super Secret Scrapbook (now available in book retailers), but it is only considered to be canon if the story she’s written eventually gets made into an episode. The Q&A session was chaired by television presenter, Anna Williamson. The Q&A session was followed by a live musical performance from one of the songs from Stakes sang by Olivia herself and a photo and autograph session at the end.

Adventure Time: Stakes airs everyday from tomorrow (Monday 14th March) at 5pm on Cartoon Network UK, make sure you don’t miss it. 🙂

http://www.cartoonnetwork.co.uk/show/adventure-time