Cartoon Network India And Amazon Prime Video Announces VOD Content Distribution Deal

Cartoon Network India And Amazon Prime Video Announces VOD Content Distribution Deal

Cartoon Network India And Amazon Prime Video Announces VOD Content Distribution Deal

Turner International India and Amazon Prime Video in India have signed a content distribution deal to add a selection of classic Cartoon Network shows onto the subscription video-on-demand service. Cartoon Network shows that will be added to the service include, Ben 10 (Original series), Ben 10: Alien Force, Ben 10: Ultimate Alien, Ben 10 Omniverse, The Grim Adventures of Billy and Mandy, Johnny Bravo, The Powerpuff Girls (Original series), Dexter’s Laboratory, and two shows specifically produced for Indian audiences – Kumbh Karan and Roll No. 21. The shows will be added to the Kids and Family TV section of Amazon Prime Video’s service.

In a joint statement by Amazon India and Cartoon Network India, both said:

“Kids today are consuming and engaging with their favourite content across diverse screens such as computers and mobile screens. This is increasing with the emergence of new OTT platforms and the rise in use of apps for games as an entertainment and learning activity.”

http://gadgets.ndtv.com/entertainment/news/amazon-prime-video-partners-turner-india-to-stream-cartoon-network-shows-1743459

http://tbivision.com/news/2017/08/turner-india-amazon-reach-kids-licensing-deal/787822/

http://www.indiantelevision.com/iworld/video-on-demand/cartoon-networks-with-amazon-prime-video-170829

In addition to the classic cartoon distribution deal with Amazon Prime Video and the recent revamp of Toonami India as a classic animation channel, Cartoon Network Enterprises in India has released a retro collection which includes a series of branded merchandise such as T-shirts, shoes, mugs, bags, badges, posters, flip-flops, mobile covers and much more. The new merchandise range features character designs from The Powerpuff Girls, Johnny Bravo and Dexter’s Laboratory.

In regards to new merchandise range, Anand Singh, the Senior Director of Cartoon Network Enterprises India made this statement:

“We are delighted to bring to our fans the nostalgic era of cartoons, with some cool and exclusive Cartoon Network Retro merchandise. These cartoon characters make for great family co-viewing experience and have transcended several generations. Their timelessness is what translates into great demand for them even now. We are sure that not only will the 90’s kids love this collection, but also that the new generation would be excited to own contemporary merchandise that reflects sophisticated storytelling in animation. We’re thrilled to bring the Cartoon Network Retro collection for the Indian fans.”

http://www.exchange4media.com/industrybriefing/cartoon-network-enterprises-launches-cartoon-network-retro-collection_70302.html

Image Featuring New Ben 10 Reboot Character Designs Released

Image Featuring New Ben 10 Reboot Character Designs Released

Image Featuring New Ben 10 Reboot Character Designs Released

Today (21/06/2016), Cartoon Network USA have released a new image promoting the new Ben 10 rebooted series which also features some of the new character designs, including the main character, Ben Tennyson. The new Ben 10 series will premiere on Cartoon Network Europe, Middle East and Africa feeds and Cartoon Network Asia-Pacific feeds from Autumn 2016 and on Cartoon Network USA and Cartoon Network Latin America/Brazil in 2017.

The storyline of the rebooted series appears to be directly based on the original series which premiered on Cartoon Network USA on 27th December 2005. This reworked version features Ben, his cousin Gwen, and Grandpa Max, as they travel the country during their summer vacation. When Ben finds the Omnitrix, a mysterious watch that transforms him into 10 different friendly aliens; a world of extraterrestrial superpowers opens up to him.

News about the rebooted series was announced in June 2015: https://www.regularcapital.com/2015/06/cartoon-network-to-revive-ben-10-franchise/

From The Cartoon Network USA Press Release:

Cartoon Network’s newest take on Ben 10, the animated phenomenon that had kids all over the world wanting to transform into their favorite alien, begins its global premiere this fall with Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA), and the Asia-Pacific region (APAC), and will continue into 2017 with North America and Latin America (LATAM). A new generation of fans can expect all the high-energy action and fantasy, along with the heart and humor that made it an international sensation when it originally premiered in 2006.

Building on the highly successful franchise about kid hero Ben Tennyson, Ben 10 will introduce a re-imagined Ben, his cousin Gwen, and Grandpa Max, as they travel the country during summer vacation. When Ben finds the Omnitrix, a mysterious watch that transforms him into 10 different friendly aliens, a world of extraterrestrial superpowers opens up to him. The series is produced by Cartoon Network Studios and created and executive produced by Man of Action Entertainment (Big Hero 6, Generator Rex), with John Fang (Mixels, Generator Rex) on board as supervising producer.

The popularity of the show launched three additional animated series (Ben 10 Alien Force, Ben 10: Ultimate Alien, Ben 10: Omniverse); two animated movies (Ben 10: Secret of the Omnitrix, Ben 10: Destroy All Aliens); and two live-action movies (Ben 10: Race Against Time, Ben 10: Alien Swarm).

A proven success for Cartoon Network, Ben 10 is an established sales sensation led by top-selling toys, interactive and home entertainment franchises generating more than $4.5 billion in global retail sales to date. Playmates Toys serves as the worldwide master toy partner for the new Ben 10 with a full line of toys based on the series and will include a range of figures, playsets, and role-play items set to launch at retail globally next fall.

http://www.broadwayworld.com/bwwtv/article/The-New-BEN-10-to-Debut-This-Fall-on-Cartoon-Network-20160621

New Mobile Game: Formula Cartoon All-Stars

Formula Cartoon All-Stars

On 24th June, Cartoon Network released their latest mobile game – Formula Cartoon All-Stars – available for Android and iOS on Google Play and the Apple App Store. The new game allows the player to race as their favourite Cartoon Network character and race around a selection of 3D racing tracks within several locations featured in their favourite shows. Winning races isn’t just speed alone, you have to know how to use power-ups and customising your vehicle is also important.

The game has the following features:

Playable characters: Finn, Gumball, Mordecai, Ben 10, Jake, Rigby, Muscle Man, Steven Universe, Clarence and many more.
Crazy power-ups like ice cubes, bubbles, tomatoes and more.
Vehicle customisation: Over 100 pieces, upgrade acceleration, top speed and turbo.
Tournaments: Unlock tournaments for each Cartoon Network show and post your fastest times, Top players can win rewards and there will be more tournaments in the future.
Racing Tracks: Race over 75 tracks including locations such as Candy Kingdom in Adventure Time, The Park in Regular Show and Elmore Junior High in The Amazing World of Gumball.
One Touch Steering: Accelerate, turn and drift, all with just one finger.

Preview of Formula Cartoon All-Stars:

The game is a paid app and prices may vary from country to country.

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.turner.fcallstars&hl=en_GB
https://itunes.apple.com/br/app/formula-cartoon-all-stars/id645675002?l=en