Boomerang EMEA Announces The Happos Family Season 2

Boomerang EMEA Announces The Happos Family Season 2

Boomerang EMEA Announces The Happos Family Season 2

Turner Broadcasting System Europe, owners of the animation channel – Boomerang has announced that their first ever original series – The Happos Family has been renewed for a second season. Turner released the press release during the 2017 Licensing Expo in Las Vegas this week (23/05/2017 – 25/05/2017). The new season will feature seven-minute long episodes (episodes had a 2.5-minute runtime in season 1), longer episodes mean longer adventures with the loveable Happos characters at the safari park, each with their own personality and theme. A total of twenty-five episodes will be made for season two. Digital content will be released alongside the premiere of the new season, digital content includes the popular Boomerang Make n’ Race app which also features Boomerang favourites Scooby-Doo and Tom and Jerry.

Season two of The Happos Family will launch on Boomerang feeds within the Europe, Middle East and Africa region starting from January next year. The new season will also be welcoming three new Happos: Football Happo, Scientist Happo and Acrobat Happo. The show is created in partnership with Italian chocolate company Ferraro, known for Ferraro Rocher, Kinder Surprise and Happy Hippos. Season two will be animated by Cyber Group Studios in France, the studio is also co-producing another animated show with Turner – Taffy, which is due to premiere next year. Season one was animated by Spider Eye in Cornwall, England.

The show has no dialogue which means the show doesn’t require any dubbing and translating making it easier for international distribution. Apart from Boomerang’s international channels, the show has premiered on POGO in India and free-to-air channel Karusel in Russia, reaching more than 88 million. The show has a diverse range of characters such as Astro Happo who has an aspiration to fly to the moon, the daredevil Stunt Happo, Party Happo, Ballerina and Bollywood. The show is referred to having slapstick humour with lots of heart.

From The Turner EMEA Press Release: Turner EMEA Announces Second Series Greenlight Of The Happos Family: First original production for Boomerang to become latest addition to Turner EMEA Kids franchise portfolio; New series to be produced by Cyber Group Studios, with episodes extended to 7 minutes.

Turner EMEA announced today (24/05/2017) that it has greenlit a second season of its first ever Boomerang Original, The Happos Family – this time featuring longer adventures with the loveable Happos characters, as well as a raft of new digital content.

Series two, made up of 25 x 7-minute non-dialogue episodes, will launch on Boomerang channels from January 2018, and will introduce three brand-new characters to the family set-up: Football Happo, Scientist Happo and Acrobat Happo. It has been created in partnership with world-renowned Italian corporation Ferrero and will be produced by leading European animation company Cyber Group Studios (headquartered in Paris), with whom Turner recently signed a co-production deal for another new Boomerang series, Taffy.

Following a first series of 20 x 2 ½ minute shorts – which has launched on Turner Kids channel POGO (South Asia) and free-to-air channel Karusel (Russia), as well as Boomerang channels globally, reaching more than 88M viewers to date* – series two will offer kids and families the chance to become better acquainted with each of the unique and hilarious Happos and the safari park in which they live, where just about anything seems possible. Whether it’s Astro Happo longing to fly to the moon, or Stunt Happo attempting a daredevil feat, or Party Happo in a dance off with Ballerina and Bollywood, each storyline is laugh-out-loud, slapstick comedy with lots of heart.

In addition to the linear roll-out, the Happos characters will appear across a variety of interactive digital platforms, including the popular Boomerang Make n’ Race app (more than 20M downloads worldwide) alongside other Boomerang favourite characters Scooby-Doo and Tom and Jerry.

“The great audience reaction, channel exposure and performance of Happos to date are all positive signs that we have an exciting new franchise on our hands”, says Johanne Broadfield, VP, Cartoon Network Enterprises EMEA. “We’ve seen kids actually belly-laughing while watching the content and demonstrating really strong engagement with the humour and characters. Taking the show to a new level, with longer episodes and extensive support across digital, stands us in very good stead for a successful consumer products programme – and we’re looking forward to the reaction we get from prospective partners here at Vegas.”

Pierre Sissmann, Chairman & CEO, Cyber Group Studios added: “We immediately fell in love with The Happos Family and it’s not at all surprising that the show is already resonating with kids and families around the world. We’re delighted to be partnering again with Turner and coming on board to produce the second series of Happos, this time with longer stories and great new characters.”

The Happos Family follows the lives of a family of Happos who live in an enclosure in a safari park. In the morning the park is open to human visitors who drive past the Happos, taking pictures of them wallowing in the mud, lazing by the pool, sleeping in the shade of the tree. When the last car races out of the safari park and the gates are shut to all visitors, the Happos jump up out of the mud, wake up from their snoozing and get dressed up. It’s now their time for crazy, zany, Happo adventures.

*Source: BARB, Auditel, AGB Nielsen, Kantar Media, TNS Gallup, MMS, IPSOS/KTLM, TNS TV/Index Plus, BARC Media Workstation, IBOPE, All Individuals, 10/16 – 08/05/17, All Day, Reach (1min+)

http://www.cybergroupstudios.com

http://www.boomerangtv.co.uk/shows/the-happos-family

Cartoon Network Africa And Boomerang Africa June 2017 Highlights

Cartoon Network Africa And Boomerang Africa June 2017 Highlights

Cartoon Network Africa And Boomerang Africa June 2017 Highlights: All Times CAT

Cartoon Network Africa June 2017 Highlights

Brand New Episodes

Teen Titans Go!

New episodes air Mondays to Fridays at 4.10pm CAT.
Repeated Mondays to Fridays at 5am, 6.25am, 9.10am, 11.30am, 2.10pm, 4.10pm and 6.40pm.
Repeated Weekends at 5am, 6.50am, 9.10am, 11.30am, 1.50pm, 4.30pm, 6.50pm and 8.15pm.

Teen Titans Go! is back for some all new crime-fighting adventures!

With so much generosity going around, Teen Titans Go! celebrate a double birthday! Beast Boy decides to share his birthday with Starfire once he learns that she’s never celebrated a birthday since arriving on Earth. Meanwhile, crime fighting never stops for Robin but his streak of stopping 52 crimes every year is in jeopardy when some of his team are poached by Kid Flash. You can also watch as the Titans play an innocent game of ‘spin the bottle’ to get closer to their alien princess, Starfire, but who will Starfire kiss? Curious? Tune-in to find out more!

Regular Show: In Space

New episodes air from Monday 5th June, airs Mondays to Fridays at 5.20pm.
Airs weekends at 5.40am, 8am, 12.40pm, 3pm and 5.40pm.
A Regular Epic Final Battle show finale airs Friday 16th June at 3.20pm.

The crazy duo, Mordecai and Rigby, will be hitting our TV screens this June, one space day at a time!

Having a race in space could prove to be more fun than expected! Who wouldn’t enjoy messing around with a teleportation machine, unless of course it doesn’t go according to plan? A bounce here and a jump there means that new beds have arrived for our friends, however, all this fun and excitement is cut short after Mordecai and Rigby have to escape the claws of an unwelcomed guest. And in a three-part special, discover the epic final battle in space that will decide the fate of the universe!

Happy Father’s Day Programming Stunt

Airs Sunday 18th June from 4.30pm

In the spirit of Father’s Day, this month Cartoon Network would like to pay tribute to the wonderful fatherly figures across Africa through a series of special father-focused episodes!

Viewers can look forward to special screenings of all their favourite father characters doing what they do best! Watch as things get weirdly awkward when Raven’s father from Teen Titans Go! tries to steal the rest of the team’s souls. Viewers can also look forward to some comedic fun as Jake the Dog becomes a father. What could be more challenging than being a father – being a father to Rainicorn pups! Lastly, Bubbles can’t help but feel that she and the professor have nothing in common. The problem is soon resolved when Bubbles schedules a road trip for just the two of them!

Special Thanks To Entertainment Inside Us For The Information:

http://prsdube16.blogspot.co.uk/2017/04/in-june-2017-you-can-catch-epic.html

Cartoon Network Africa And Boomerang Africa June 2017 Highlights

Boomerang Africa June 2017 Highlights

Brand New Episodes

Grizzy and the Lemmings

New episodes air from Monday 5th June, airs Mondays to Fridays at 4.40pm.
Repeated Mondays to Fridays at 7.35am,
Repeated Weekends at 6am, 10.55am and 5pm.

What more could a bear need besides fishing and taking naps all day? Grizzy is the happiest of bears as this is exactly how he goes about his days, until he discovers more of man’s tools!

In the all new episodes of Grizzy & the Lemmings, Grizzy makes a new discovery…a camera! Courtesy of the ranger, this is set to be a strange but exciting adventure for him as he fgures out the camera is connected to a top notch printer, but why is there no more paper for the printer? “Diamonds are girl’s best friend” and marriage is in the air…or maybe not. Grizzy starts to imagine getting a ring for his she-bear but a problem arises when the diamond disappears. Do the Lemmings have a hand in the disappearance of the diamond?

Zig and Sharko

New episodes premiere Monday 19th June, airs Mondays to Fridays at 3.10pm.
Repeated Mondays to Fridays at 7.10am, 9.30am and 6.05pm.
Repeated Saturdays at 6.25am and 3.50pm on Sundays.

On a desert island lives a starving hyena with one obsession: devour that delicious mermaid from the rock in the lagoon.

Ever try jet skiing on roller skates? Shark hunting with a toothpick? Surfng on a tsunami? All that so you could have fresh mermaid for dinner? Welcome to the lives of Zig & Sharko. A pretty little mermaid perched on a rock in the deep blue sea. A starving hyena on the island next door. And between them, a peaceful lagoon. Well not that peaceful… Because a shark lives there and he is madly in love with the young mermaid. Zig, with the help of his side-kick crab buddy, Bernie, will do anything to get his paws on Marina, the mermaid.

Movie Stars: Boomerang Movies

Back-to-back movies air Saturday 17th June from 1.20pm to 4.20pm, Scooby-Doo! Franken Creepy premieres at 3pm.

Movie Stars Movies:

– The Ant Bully
– Despicable Me Presents: Minion Madness Mini Movies
– Happy Feet

Lights, camera and action with Movie Stars! In the spirit of family co-viewing, Boomerang has a few special movies to share with the entire family for the month of June!

The gang is back and is about to bring the entire family to life in Scooby-Doo! Franken Creepy! This time they find themselves meddling in some spooky family matters when Velma inherits her great-great uncle’s cursed castle in Transylvania, Pennsylvania. That’s not all we have in store for viewers this month, also catch The Ant Bully, Despicable Me: Minion Madness, and Happy Feet!

Special Thanks To Entertainment Inside Us For The Information:

http://prsdube16.blogspot.co.uk/2017/04/boomerang-africa-premieres-another.html

Cartoon Network Africa Coming To Kwesé TV 3rd May

Cartoon Network Africa Coming To Kwesé TV 3rd May

Cartoon Network Africa Coming To Kwesé TV 3rd May

Pan-African DTH (Direct-To-Home) Satellite television provider – Kwesé TV has signed a distribution deal with Turner Southern Europe and Africa to include Cartoon Network Africa, Boomerang Africa and CNN International as part of their pay-TV packages. Cartoon Network, Boomerang and CNN International will be available to Kwesé TV subscribers from 3rd May, subscribers will get to enjoy a wide range of cartoons, including long-time favourites Tom and Jerry and Scooby-Doo! on Boomerang, and current hits such as We Bare Bears, Steven Universe and The Amazing World of Gumball on Cartoon Network. CNN International will also be available for those who want to keep up with current news and events.

All three channels will also be added to Kwesé TV’s mobile app, allowing subscribers to watch cartoons and the news on their smartphone anywhere on the continent. The new broadcasting deal expands Turner’s presence in Africa, which is currently a growing and emerging market.

Joseph Hundah, the President and Group Chief Executive Officer of Econet Media, the owners of Kwesé TV, commented on the distribution deal with Turner:

“We are a relatively new broadcaster with ambitions to become one of Africa’s leading networks. Our objective is to give more viewers in Africa access to the best in international and local content. This agreement with a global leader like Turner strengthens our proposition and takes us closer to achieving our goal. Turner’s superior content offering will appeal to our diverse audiences across the continent”

Jaime Ondarza, Senior Vice President for Turner Southern Europe and Africa also added:

“Partnering with Kwesé reflects our commitment to expand our presence and our consumer base across the African continent. With this new step in the development of Turner in Africa, we bring our content to more fans and audiences, across more screens”

http://worldscreen.com/tvmiddleeastafrica/trio-of-turner-channels-join-kwese-tv-lineup/

https://www.biznisafrica.co.za/kwese-tv-signs-major-broadcast-deal-with-turner/

https://www.kwese.com/news/830208/kwes%C3%A9-tv-signs-deal-turner-adding-3-global-brands-its-line