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+)

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Cartoon Network Australia And Boomerang Australia July 2017 Highlights

Cartoon Network Australia And Boomerang Australia July 2017 Highlights

Cartoon Network Australia And Boomerang Australia July 2017 Highlights: From The Official Turner Asia-Pacific/Catapult Communications Press Release

Cartoon Network Australia July 2017 Highlights

Brand New Episodes

Regular Show: In Space

Airs weekdays at 6.15pm from Monday 17th July.

Last season’s massive cliffhanger ripped The Park from Earth and took all the gang with it. These new episodes will take place entirely in outer space and follow Mordecai and Rigby on their entertaining adventures as they confront robots and try to repair The Dome.

Oggy and the Cockroaches

Airs weekends at 4pm, from Saturday 22nd July.

Oggy would be the happiest of cats if the three cockroaches, who have been squatting in his home seemingly forever, finally decide to pack up and move out once and for all – but Joey, DeeDee and Marky – ever-determined to make Oggy’s life a misery – don’t have the slightest intention of leaving their Eldorado. In these brand new episodes, they prove they are as fast, crazy and hilarious as ever!

Nexo Knights

Airs weekends throughout July at 9am.

The Nexo Knights continue their adventures having discovered the true threat of the Forbidden Powers. They learn that the standing stones on Mount Thunderstrox aren’t just stones…but a rocky crown atop the head of some giant, stone COLOSSUS – while Clay has been turned to stone, Aaron will have to step up as leader of the NEXO-Knights and prove his greatness to the team.

Pair Up: The Powerpuff Girls and We Bare Bears

Featuring 25 brand new episodes, airs weekdays at 8am, airs from Monday 26th June to Friday 14th July.

Pair Up continues this month and features brand new episodes of the coolest trios: The Powerpuff Girls and We Bare Bears. During the three–week winter school holidays, a total of 25 premiere episodes will entertain and delight viewers.

Winter Holidays Daily Marathon

Airs weekdays at 5pm, from Monday 3rd July to Friday 14th July.

During the winter school holidays, Cartoon Network will feature 2 hour-long weekday marathons of all your favourite shows. The marathons include some of the best episodes from Adventure Time, Regular Show, Teen Titans Go!, Steven Universe and The Amazing World of Gumball.

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Boomerang Australia July 2017 Highlights

Brand New Episodes

Doraemon

Airs Saturdays at 1.35pm, airs from Saturday 15th July to Saturday 16th September.

Noby’s life is changed forever the day that Doraemon – a “cat-shaped robot” from the 22nd century – pops out of a time portal in Noby’s top desk drawer. Doraemon has been sent back in time by
Noby’s great-great grandson, Soby, to change Noby’s legendary tragic life for the better. Together they go on adventures using secret gadgets from Doraemon’s 4th dimensional secret gadget pocket.

Be Cool, Scooby-Doo!

Airs weekdays at 4.30pm, airs Monday 17th July to Monday 31st July.

The Scooby gang is back in a modern comedic twist on the beloved classic. High School is over and the gang has one last summer to live it up. They’re on the road in the Mystery Machine, chasing fun and adventure. But monsters and mayhem keep getting in the way. This time, the gang is working as hard to solve their personal problems as they are to solve the endless, mind-bending mysteries that await them. So grab your Scooby snacks and get ready to have a blast… unless you’re a bad guy in a monster suit with an over-complicated scheme!

My Knight and Me

Airs weekends at 9.25am, airs from Saturday 15th July to Sunday 27th August.

My Knight And Me stars loyal, street-smart Jimmy the Squire; his best friend fun, daring Cat the Princess and his father Henri of Orange, a charmingly inept but passionately chivalrous knight who might not be the most efficient protector of the realm but he sure is the funniest! Together, this knightly trio set out to make the Dark Ages a little lighter…and a whole lot more fun!

Movie Premiere: Alpha and Omega: The Big Fureeze

Premieres Saturday 8th July at 11am.

Join everyone’s favourite alpha and omega wolves for a heartwarming holiday adventure! When Kate and Humphrey get lost in the woods and fail to appear for the holidays, their wolf pups Stinky, Claudette, and Runt – take matters into their own paws and venture out into a blizzard to rescue them. Joined by Brent the sleepy bear cub and Agnes the feisty porcupine, the pups prove that neither blinding snow, nor rival wolves, and hungry bears will keep them from spending the holidays together as a family.

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Cartoon Network Australia And Boomerang Australia May 2017 Highlights

Cartoon Network Australia And Boomerang Australia May 2017 Highlights

Cartoon Network Australia And Boomerang Australia May 2017 Highlights: From The Turner Asia-Pacific/Catapult Communications Press Release

Cartoon Network Australia May 2017 Highlights

Laughternoons Programming Block: Bigger And Funnier Than Ever

Airs Every day at 4pm from Monday 1st May.

Laughternoons is a prime time programming block featuring Cartoon Network’s funniest episodes! These episodes feature back-to-back comedy from hit new shows like Mighty Magiswords and Ben 10, as well as classic episodes from Teen Titans Go! and Uncle Grandpa! To extend the fun, Laughternoons will now also be shown on weekends.

Brand New Episodes

Uncle Grandpa

New episodes air from Monday 8th May until Monday 22nd May, air weekdays at 4pm.

Uncle Grandpa is a magical uncle and grandpa to everyone. He travels around the world in an RV on a mission to help everyone he meets! Watch Uncle Grandpa embark on hilarious adventures as he tries to help Cupid, who is too lonely to perform his Valentine’s Day duties and a cat who is afraid to take baths. If that’s not enough, Pizza Steve and Mr. Gus compete in the RV Olympics!

Teen Titans Go!

New episodes air from Monday 22nd May, airs everyday at 5pm.

Season 4 continues with all-new episodes as part of our Laughternoons comedy block. Watch as our heroes try and determine what happened to the missing 2’oclock hour during Daylight Saving Time in the brand new episode “Titan’s Saving Time” and fall in love with Beast Boy as he writes a song to tell Raven how he really feels about her.

Clarathon Marathon With Brand New Episodes Of Clarence

Airs Saturday 13th and Sunday 14th May, from 8.35am.

The Clarence weekend marathon kicks off with brand new episodes, including a special Mother’s Day themed episode “Karate Mom” on Sunday 14th May (Mother’s Day). In the Mother’s Day episode Clarence’s mum Mary gets talked into joining a Martial Arts class after she surprises Clarence with lessons. She loves the slow-paced lessons in discipline and control, but Clarence just wants to have fun and kick butt! Watch Mary try and convince Clarence to stick with the class, earn his belt and have some fun with her.

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Boomerang Australia May 2017 Highlights

New Episodes (New To Boomerang)

Chowder

New episodes air from Monday 1st May to Monday 22nd May, airs weekdays at 4pm.

It’s all-new episodes of Chowder! Chowder is a young apprentice to a magical chef. His days are filled with running errands, helping around the kitchen, and learning how to turn some of the weirdest ingredients you’ve ever heard of into some of the best dishes you’ve ever tasted. Chowder is known for slicing, dicing and constantly causing trouble in the kitchen. Hold on to your apron… you’re in for some laughs!

Mr Bean: The Animated Series Friday Marathons

Three hour marathons air every Friday at 6pm, airs from Friday 5th May until Friday 25th May.

Boomerang’s favourite funny man gets its very own marathon! The three-hour weekly marathon will feature all of the best episodes of this flagship programme back to back. Did you know Rowan Atkinson, the original Mr Bean, provides all of Mr Bean’s vocal sounds and acted out every episode in front of the cameras so animators could capture the unique movement of Britain’s most famous character?

Caturdays: A Celebration Of All Our Top Cats!

Airs Saturdays from 11am to 3.30pm from Saturday 6th May.

Boomerang’s top cats continue their quest for total world domination, as they take over Saturdays, and turn them into Caturdays! Don’t miss infamous LOL cats Talking Tom, Garfield, Sylvester, Tom and Pink Panther, and the new members Chowder and Doraemon, in their most purrfect episodes and movies, every Caturday on Boomerang.

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