Guido Tundis Appointed As Director Of Content Syndication For Turner Southern Europe And Africa

Guido Tundis Appointed As Director Of Content Syndication For Turner Southern Europe And Africa

Guido Tundis Appointed As Director Of Content Syndication For Turner Southern Europe And Africa

From today (20/03/2017), Guido Tundis started his new role as Director Of Content Syndication For Turner Southern Europe And Africa, which covers France, Spain, Portugal, Italy and sub-Saharan Africa, he will report to Jaime Ondarza, Senior Vice President and General Manager of Turner Southern Europe & Africa. Prior to Turner, Guido Tundis previously worked at Italian media company – Mediaset as a Content Executive and has since worked for Disney and Vodafone Italy, he will now be responsible for syndication of Cartoon Network’s and Boomerang’s shows in the region.

http://www.primaonline.it/2017/03/20/254790/guido-tundis-e-il-nuovo-director-content-syndication-southern-europe-africa-di-turner/

http://www.e-duesse.it/News/Televisione/Turner-Guido-Tundis-e-il-nuovo-Director-Content-Syndication-Southern-Europe-Africa-215708

Taffy A Brand New Show Coming To Boomerang Late 2018

Taffy A Brand New Show Coming To Boomerang Late 2018

Taffy A Brand New Show Coming To Boomerang Late 2018

Today (13/02/2017), Turner has announced that they are partnering with French animation studio – Cyber Group Studios to produce a brand-new animated co-production called “Taffy”. The new show will air on Boomerang’s international feeds, alongside other content on the channel such as classics and modern remakes of Tom and Jerry, Scooby-Doo and Looney Tunes. In Taffy, a billionaire old lady named Mrs Muchmore takes in a raccoon imposter posing as a cat named Taffy, this leads to slapstick mayhem for Mrs. Muchmore’s pet dog – Bentley.

In each episode, Bentley tries to expose Taffy for what he is, but Taffy outsmarts him on his every move and causes nothing but chaos and disaster in the process. As a result of the mess, poor Bentley always gets the blame. Both Taffy and Bentley live a luxurious lifestyle in a large mansion, they travel around the world and meet important people – including the President of the United States, but no matter where they go and who they meet won’t stop their endless battle.

The animated show shares many similarities to Boomerang’s Tom and Jerry and Oggy and the Cockroaches (airs on Turner’s kids channels in Asia-Pacific) because of the slapstick humour and also two other animated shows called Counterfeit Cat and Zip Zip partly because of the “pet in disguise” part of both the show’s premises.

Initially, 78 episodes will be produced and each episode will be 7 minutes long. The show will be produced by Cyber Group Studios in France and will air on Boomerang in late 2018. Cyber Group Studios is known for the 3D CGI pre-school show – Zou which airs on many Disney Junior feeds in Europe and Latin America.

Meet "Taffy" – Boomerang's newest series from TurnerPRAsiaPac on Vimeo.

From The Cyber Group Studios News Blog (Dated 18th October 2016):

Taking down Taffy (52×7′ 2D HD), its first full 2D cartoon comedy in coproduction with Turner.

Aimed at children from 6 to 12-year-old children, this animation and comedy series tells the story of Mrs. Muchmore and her beloved dog Bentley, who live a delightful life in their manor until the arrival of Taffy, a raccoon that is able to disguise himself into a cat. Mrs. Muchmore gets so fond of Taffy that she decides to have him in her Manor. But Bentley is no dummy and knows instantly that Taffy is not a cat. He’ll stop at nothing to take down the intruder!

http://www.cybergroupstudios.com/cyber-group-studios-news-video-production-company/item/544-cyber-group-studios-lists-4-programs-in-the-top-30-most-viewed-series-at-mip-junior-screening

From The Official Turner International Press Release: Turner and Cyber Group Studios Announce New Co-production “Taffy” For Boomerang International

Turner International and Cyber Group Studios have joined forces to create a brand-new animated series, currently entitled Taffy, for Turner’s second flagship kids’ channel Boomerang across international markets.

Based on an original creation from Cyber Group Studios and developed with Turner, Taffy follows the non-stop, slapstick extravaganza faced by loyal hound dog Bentley when his billionaire old lady owner Mrs Muchmore takes in an imposter posing as wide-eyed, fluffy angora cat. Each instalment sees Bentley try to reveal “Taffy” for the vermin he is – while super-clever Taffy handily frames the dog for every one of his exploits, pillagings and disastrous messes. Whether traveling from Mrs Muchmore’s luxurious mansion, to a five-star cruise, to jet-setting international adventures or a visit with the President, wherever these rivals go, mayhem is sure to follow!

The 78 x 7-minute series, which will be produced in France, will join Boomerang’s line-up of funny, multi-generational shows like Tom & Jerry, Scooby-Doo, Mr Bean: The Animated Series and Grizzy & the Lemmings from Q4 2018.

Cecilia Persson, Turner’s Vice President of Programming and Content Strategy Kids EMEA & International Kids Acquisitions and Co-Productions said:

“With its classic-look animation style and timeless, slapstick humour, Taffy couldn’t be a more perfect fit for Boomerang. We’re very excited to be working with Cyber Group Studios to produce the show, and further our efforts to build Boomerang as a second flagship kids channel with a strong and refreshing pipeline of content.”

Pierre Sissmann, Chairman & CEO, Cyber Group Studios commented:

“It is an honour and a thrill for the Cyber Group Studios team of artists and authors to be working alongside the Turner International team to develop a new series for Boomerang and I hope this idea we had, Mike de Seve of Baboon Animation and myself, a couple of years ago, of creating this new slapstick character of TAFFY, will become a great addition to the cartoon line up of one of the most prestigious cartoon channels in the world.”

About Cyber Group Studios

Cyber Group Studios is a French independent multi-awarded company which produces and distributes its own and third party audiovisual productions and brands. The company handles programs with strong international appeal targeted to kids and families in particular, 3D CGI and 2D HD, animated productions (TV series and movies) targeted at 2-12 years old kids and teens and HD animation series, for “Triple Play” broadcast (web, mobile phones, TV). Its mission is to bring the best quality entertainment associated with the best creative talent around the world and to develop breakthrough technology to enhance its productions. The company’s aim is also to associate with other top producers in the world to help bring their outstanding new productions to market through Cyber Group Studios distribution network.

https://www.turner.com/pressroom/turner-and-cyber-group-studios-announce-new-coproduction-%E2%80%9Ctaffy%E2%80%9D-boomerang-international

Final Adventure Time Recording Session

Final Adventure Time Recording Session

Final Adventure Time Recording Session

This week (31/01/2017), the Adventure Time crew and cast commemorated the final Adventure Time episode recording session with a party, voice actors and actresses of the characters from the show attended the final session; including John DiMaggio (Jake), Hynden Walch (Princess Bubblegum), Tom Kenny (Ice King) and Olivia Olson (Marceline The Vampire Queen). Since the show’s premiere in 2010, Adventure Time has been a huge hit for Cartoon Network both in the United States and internationally, the show has won six Primetime Emmy Awards, a Peabody Award, two Annie Awards, two British Academy Children’s Awards among others. The show will conclude in 2018, after eight years and 284 episodes.

This week (30/01/2017 – 02/02/2017), the miniseries – Adventure Time: Islands aired on Cartoon Network USA and Cartoon Network Canada, the miniseries finally answered a couple of questions about the show – Are there any other humans left, and where are they? and Where are Finn’s real parents?. Adventure Time: Islands was written by head writer Kent Osborne, with Adam Muto, Jack Pendarvis and Ashly Burch as showrunners.

http://www.cartoonnetwork.com/games/adventuretime/

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