Cartoon Network Owners Turner Partners With Chinese Animation Company UYoung To Develop A New Animation IP

Cartoon Network Owners Turner Partners With Chinese Animation Company UYoung To Develop A New Animation IP

Cartoon Network Owners Turner Partners With Chinese Animation Company UYoung To Develop A New Animation IP

Today (14th February) on the final day of Kidscreen Summit 2019 in Miami, Turner Asia-Pacific (the owners of Cartoon Network, Boomerang and POGO) has announced that they’ve formed a partnership with Chinese animation company – UYoung. The partnership also includes the development of a new IP (intellectual property), in the partnership, Turner will be providing their expertise in high quality animation production and international distribution. Details of what the IP will entail has yet to be announced but are expected to be released later this year.

In the Asia-Pacific region, Turner uses a virtual studio model by partnering with independent studios for animation projects and working with show creators and artists from across the region. UYoung is one of China’s leading children’s entertainment companies with offices in Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou and also in Los Angeles, USA.

From The Turner Asia-Pacific Press Release: Turner & UYoung To Partner On New Animation IP

Turner Asia Pacific and UYoung – the well-known Chinese animation company – have formalized their official partnership with an MOU (memorandum of understanding), announced this week at Kidscreen Summit in Miami.

The scope of the partnership includes the development of a new IP by UYoung. Turner – known in the kids entertainment space for its Cartoon Network, Boomerang and POGO brands – brings its production and international distribution experience of quality animation. The details of the IP are yet to be disclosed and are expected to be revealed later in 2019.

Ricky Ow, Turner Asia Pacific President, said: “We’ve been impressed by UYoung’s vision to develop a homegrown Chinese IP and launch it together with us both in China and internationally. We are looking forward to working closely with them on this, with a collaboration that brings together global talent to tell Chinese-inspired stories.”

In Asia Pacific, Turner adopts a virtual studio model for its original animation projects, identifying creators, artists and studios from right around the region – for global audiences.

Lisa Zhong, President of UYoung, added: “We are proud to be the pioneer partner with Turner to bring Chinese storytelling around the world. UYoung is always keen to establish stronger ties with international producers and broadcasters to extend its international reach.”

UYoung develops, produces and distributes high-quality animated content. It has become one of China’s leading children’s entertainment and media companies, and employs more than 200 talent in Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou and Los Angeles.

About UYoung

Founded in 2000 in Beijing, UYoung Culture & Media (Uyoung) is a leading Chinese kids & family media and entertainment company dedicated to providing top quality content, consumer products and associated services create and spread joyfulness to children. Uyoung has built a healthy and sustainable ecosystem, that combines children’s production with licensing and brand management. While we keep our unique advantages in traditional media networks, we also have deployed a long-term strategy in new media arena.

About Turner Asia Pacific

Turner is a global entertainment, sports and news company that creates premium content, and delivers exceptional experiences to fans whenever and wherever they consume content. In Asia Pacific, Turner owns and operates award-winning brands throughout the region, running 54 channels in 14 languages in 42 countries. These include CNN International, CNNj, CNN, HLN, Cartoon Network, Adult Swim, Boomerang, POGO, Warner TV, Oh!K, MondoTV, TABI Channel, Tabi Tele, Mondo Mah-Jong TV; and HBO, HBO HD and WB in South Asia. Turner manages the business of Pay- and Free-TV-channels, as well as Internet-based services. It owns and exploits properties such as Tuzki, and oversees commercial partnerships with various third-party media ventures. Turner teams with Warner Bros. and HBO to leverage WarnerMedia’s global reach. Turner Broadcasting System Asia Pacific, Inc. (“Turner Asia Pacific”) is a WarnerMedia company.

Press release in Microsoft Word .docx format:

https://www.regularcapital.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/Press-Release-Turner-UYoung-to-Partner-on-New-Animation-IP.docx

https://www.turner.com/pressroom/turner-uyoung-partner-new-animation-ip

Boomerang Southeast Asia And Boomerang Latin America Now Using Boomerang UK’s New Graphics Package

Boomerang Southeast Asia And Boomerang Latin America Now Using Boomerang UK's New Graphics Package

Boomerang Southeast Asia And Boomerang Latin America Now Using Boomerang UK’s New Graphics Package

Both Boomerang Southeast Asia and Boomerang Latin America are now making use of Boomerang’s new international graphics package which originally debuted on Boomerang UK last September, since the UK rebrand, the new graphics package was rolled out to other parts of the EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa) region. The brand new graphics package was designed by Beautiful Creative, a design agency based in London, UK. The new graphics have a distinctive diagonal dotted grid that slightly contrasts (but yet still visible) from the main background colour and rounded panels. The new graphics also feature cartoon character mix-and-match bumpers and “button press” bumpers that trigger character actions.

http://www.beautifulcreative.com/work#/boomerang/

Tom and Jerry Takeover Boomerang Southeast Asia promo (aired on Cartoon Network Southeast Asia) using the new graphics (17 seconds in):

Boomerang Latin America New Graphics Presentation

http://www.boomerang.asia
http://www.boomerangla.com

Turner Asia-Pacific Appoints Jia Salindong-Du As Philippines Country Manager

Turner Asia-Pacific Jia Salindong-Du

Turner Asia-Pacific Appoints Jia Salindong-Du As Philippines Country Manager

Today (16th May) Turner Asia-Pacific has appointed Jia Salindong-Du as Country Manager for Turner’s operations in the Philippines, which includes its Kids and Entertainment brands, Ms Salindong-Du will be responsible for marketing, developing local content opportunities and distribution of Turner’s properties including Cartoon Network, Boomerang, Warner TV and news channel – CNN International.

Prior to working at Turner, Ms Salindong-Du worked for personal and household care company – Procter & Gamble, where she helped to market their beauty and haircare products portfolio, she also worked as a part-time marketing professor at Ateneo de Manila University in Manila, Philippines.

From The Turner Asia-Pacific Press Release: Turner Appoints New Country Manager For Philippines

Turner Asia Pacific has announced the appointment of Jia Salindong-Du as Country Manager, Philippines.

Ms Salindong-Du is tasked with scaling Turner’s Kids and Entertainment business in the Philippines, which includes developing local content opportunities, creating greater consumer experiences and expanding the brands’ fanbase. She will also support ad-sales, and operate in tandem with the consumer products and licensing team for Cartoon Network.

In addition, she will be responsible for the channel distribution of Turner brands locally, including CNN International, Cartoon Network, Boomerang and Warner TV.

Vishal Dembla, General Manager of Turner’s business in Southeast Asia, said: “Jia has worked in a number of brand management and business development roles, and she will be an excellent leader for our highly-ambitious team in Manila. The Philippines is one of our most important markets in Southeast Asia and, with Jia now in place, we are confident of continued growth there.”

Ms Salindong-Du joins Turner with a decade of FMCG experience. At Procter & Gamble, she worked on the beauty and haircare products portfolio to launch and grow brands such as Olay, Rejoice and Safeguard. She also built the company’s local shopper marketing group from the ground up – working with top retailers to deliver superior shopper programs.

She has worked on various aspects of organizational development – serving as a corporate trainer and as a regular external resource for marketing-related topics and being a mentor to many young talents. Ms Salindong-Du was also a part-time marketing professor at her alma mater, Ateneo de Manila University.

https://www.turner.com/pressroom/turner-appoints-new-country-manager-philippines