Turner Becomes Licensing Agent For Mr Bean in Asia-Pacific

Mr Bean: The Animated Series

Today (13/01/2015), it was announced that Turner Broadcasting System has become the licencing agent for Mr Bean in the Asia-Pacific region for the next three years in agreement with Tiger Aspect Productions, the licensing will be handled by Turner’s Cartoon Network Enterprises division.

Also new episodes of Mr Bean: The Animated Series will debut in the Asia-Pacific region in April, airing on Boomerang in Southeast Asia and Australia, on Cartoon Network in Japan and on POGO in India.

Melissa Tinker, vice president of Cartoon Network Enterprises Asia Pacific made this statement in regards with the Mr Bean deal:

“It is extremely excited to be representing a brand with such a powerful presence in Asia. For a quarter of a century, audiences have been chuckling along to the antics of Mr. Bean – and his famous teddy – and Rowan Atkinson’s unique creation has become a genuine global brand. It’s a perfect compliment to our already strong portfolio.”

Katherine Senior, executive producer of Mr. Bean also made this statement:

“I am delighted that we have been able to strengthen our global relationship with Turner in Asia. I am really looking forward to working with the Cartoon Network Enterprises team to bring some fun and innovative Mr. Bean products, and services to a region where Mr. Bean is so hugely popular.”

http://www.licensing.biz/news/read/turner-appointed-licensing-agent-for-mr-bean-in-asia/041360

New Inspector Gadget CGI Series To Air On Boomerang Worldwide

Inspector Gadget

Today it was announced that DHX Media and Turner Broadcasting System made an international broadcasting rights deal for the new 3D CGI Inspector Gadget 26 episode series which will air on Boomerang feeds in Europe, Middle East and Africa, Asia-Pacific and Latin America areas. Boomerang will continue revamping their international feeds next year and the new Inspector Gadget series has been included as part of the network’s programming lineup in 2015.

The new series was originally commissioned by Canadian network Teletoon and all of the main original characters such as Penny, Brain and Dr Claw will be returning in the new series. The new series will be a continuation and not a reboot, Dr Claw has reestablished his MAD crime organisation and as a result Inspector Gadget has returned from retirement.

Josh Scherba, DHX Media’s Senior Vice-President of Distribution made this statement regarding the new Inspector Gadget series:

“Inspector Gadget is one of those classic properties that’s perfect for a contemporary version. It combines humour, mystery and zany accessories that audiences the world over will wish they had. This series has been updated for the next generation of gadget-savvy kids and our deals with these new broadcast partners will ensure Inspector Gadget will ‘go-go’ to new fans.”

http://www.tvwise.co.uk/2014/12/boomerang-acquires-inspector-gadget-emea-latin-america-asia-pacific/

Boomerang International Rebrand 2014/2015 Montage

Turner Brazil has uploaded a montage of the 2014/2015 Boomerang international rebrand, the new rebrand has a colourful and playful nature and has been adapted to show different cartoon characters in different bumpers.