Dorothy And The Wizard Of Oz And Wacky Racers To Air On Boomerang Feeds Outside United States

Dorothy And The Wizard Of Oz And Wacky Racers To Air On Boomerang Feeds Outside United States

Dorothy And The Wizard Of Oz And Wacky Racers To Air On Boomerang Feeds Outside United States

Today (20/03/2017), Turner announced that two new animated shows from Warner Bros. Animation are heading to Boomerang. Both Wacky Racers and Dorothy And The Wizard Of Oz will air on Boomerang’s international feeds, but in the United States, both shows will be an OTT (Over-The-Top) VOD (Video On Demand) exclusive on Boomerang’s brand new streaming service instead of Boomerang USA’s linear channel.

Dorothy & The Wizard of Oz is described as a comedy fantasy series based on the classic L. Frank Baum book series and the classic timeless 1939 MGM movie, the new animated adventures follows Dorothy and her friends, the Cowardly Lion, Tin Man and Scarecrow in the Land of Oz. The new animated show is set after the defeat of the Wicked Witch of the West; essentially an animated sequel to the movie.

Wacky Racers is a rebooted version of the late-1960’s Hanna-Barbara animated comedy classic, featuring reworked versions of Penelope Pitstop, Peter Perfect, the Ant Hill Mob, the Gruesome Twosome and antagonists Dick Dastardly and Muttley, also the series will feature a bunch of new racers. Wacky Racers isn’t just any ordinary racing show, each race car has a different theme and has unique racewinning abilities.

Patricia Hidalgo, chief content officer of EMEA kids & international kids strategy at Turner stated that the addition of these two new shows will help strengthen Boomerang, which is considered to be their second flagship animation channel.

“The introduction of these iconic shows and stories is very well timed, as we continue to build Boomerang as our second flagship to Cartoon Network and a strong kids and family brand across international markets. Dorothy and the Wizard of Oz and Wacky Racers both perfectly capture the inherent values of Boomerang and we’re confident that new and existing fans of the channel will love this latest offering from our sister-company”

News about Dorothy and the Wizard of Oz and Wacky Racers airing on Boomerang’s international feeds isn’t exactly new, as both shows were disclosed in an upfront by Turner Russia last month, today’s news is official confirmation from Cartoon Network’s/Boomerang’s main management.

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From The Turner Africa/Burson-Marsteller Press Release: Dorothy & The Wizard Of Oz and Wacky Racers Headed For Boomerang Africa: Latest original content from Warner Bros. Animation – Dorothy & the Wizard of Oz and all-new Wacky Races – will premiere in Africa on Boomerang from October 2017.

Turner International has revealed that two highly-anticipated originals, Dorothy & the Wizard of Oz and Wacky Races, both from the acclaimed Warner Bros. Animation studios, will soon be coming to Africa. These shows will join the line-up of classic and contemporary animation on the company’s second fun flagship international kids channel, Boomerang, from October 2017.

Dorothy & the Wizard of Oz is an inspirational magical fantasy based on the classic series of books by L. Frank Baum, which sees Dorothy and her friends embark on a journey to defeat the Wicked Witch of the West. Following the original story, Queen Ozma appoints Dorothy as the Princess of Emerald City, a role she was destined for. Dorothy embraces her position and tackles her royal duties with enthusiasm, bravery and feistiness.

But Dorothy soon realises that all is not as it seems. She encounters a chaotic and crazy Oz, one that she is not accustomed to. There are witches, wizards, munchkins, flying monkeys and a whole menagerie of mystical creatures running amok. To add more madness to the chaos, magic falls into the wrong hands and that’s where Dorothy decides to step in!

The Princess of Emerald City takes charge and embarks on a journey to put things right and to win back her Oz. Dorothy tracks down anyone or anything that causes mischief and could potentially threaten or warm her beloved Oz, and puts a stop to it. She soon finds out, however, that she’s not in Kansas anymore. When mistakes happen in Kansas it’s usually not a big deal, but make a mistake in Oz and a Wicked Witch or two will surely come after you.

In Boomerang’s second original offering coming later this year, all racers are being called to the track with Wacky Races. This much loved Hanna-Barbera classic series has received a full-engine overhaul for its Boomerang debut, where we will see the return of everyone’s favourite racers and, of course, their wacky cars!

Viewers will enjoy seeing old favourites such as Penelope Pitstop racing around in her Compact Pussycat car. She is a sassy Southern belle with charm and intelligence that makes her a formidable racer, but most of the time she’s taking a detour to save others. Penelope’s best friend, Peter Perfect, zooms around in the Turbo Terrific. He has a big heart and an even bigger ego, which fuels his super positive “can-do” attitude, while in the Mean Machine, Dick Dastardly and his accomplice, Muttley, continue to stop at nothing to win the race by any means necessary. And don’t forget The Gruesome Twosome — Tiny and Bella — in their “monster” truck, the Doombuggy.

Boomerang’s Wacky Races has received a major a tune-up, filled with fast-paced slapstick comedy, high-octane thrills and pure zany fun from start to finish, where we will see not only familiar faces, but a whole new roster of racers ready to take to the track and race to strange and exotic places around the world.

Patricia Hidalgo, Chief Content Officer, EMEA Kids & International Kids Strategy, Turner commented:

“The introduction of these iconic shows and stories is very well timed, as we continue to build Boomerang as our second flagship to Cartoon Network and a strong kids and family brand across Africa. Dorothy and Wacky both perfectly capture the inherent values of Boomerang and we’re confident that new and existing fans of the channel will love this latest offering from our sister-company.”

Dorothy & the Wizard of Oz and Wacky Races join Boomerang’s portfolio of fun and funny, multi-generational shows, which include Warner Bros. Animation’s The Tom and Jerry Show, Be Cool, Scooby-Doo!, Bunnicula and Looney Tunes, new Boomerang Original production The Happos Family, as well as global and international acquisitions such as Grizzy and the Lemmings and Mr Bean: The Animated Series.

Boomerang UK and Cartoonito UK April 2017 Highlights

Boomerang UK and Cartoonito UK April 2017 Highlights

Boomerang UK and Cartoonito UK April 2017 Highlights: From The Official Turner UK Press Release

Boomerang UK April 2017 Highlights

New Episodes

Grizzy and the Lemmings

New episodes air from Monday 10th April, airs weekdays at 4.30pm.

In the wilderness, there is a haven of human civilisation – a forest ranger’s house, which has been left empty. Being top of the food chain, GRIZZY, makes himself at home, and naturally, no animal dares to contest this bear’s privilege… except only the most ridiculous mammal family, THE LEMMINGS! For these guys, they have stumbled into an entertainment park and embark on making Grizzy’s retreat as painful as possible.

My Knight and Me

New episodes air from Monday 3rd April, airs weekdays at 6pm.

A medieval comedy starring Henri of Orange, a charmingly inept but chivalrous knight; his clever son Jimmy the Squire; and fun-loving Cat the Princess, Jimmy’s best friend from Epic High. All together – the knightly trio set out to make the Dark Ages a little lighter… and a whole lot more fun!

Weekend Marathons

Best of Scooby-Doo! & Tom and Jerry

Marathons start from Saturday 1st April, airs weekends from 1pm.

Join Scooby and the Mystery Inc. gang in back to back action and adventures featuring the best episodes from all the series, every Saturday from 1pm.
And don’t forget to tune in every Sunday from 1pm for unmissable fun-filled afternoons of the very best episodes from the iconic cat and mouse duo, Tom & Jerry.

http://www.boomerangtv.co.uk

Boomerang UK and Cartoonito UK April 2017 Highlights

Cartoonito UK April 2017 Highlights

New Episodes

Superwings

Starts Monday 3rd April, airs daily at 7.30am, 12pm & 5.30pm.

Super Wings is a new action-packed preschool series about an adorable jet plane named Jett who travels the world delivering packages to children. On every delivery, Jett encounters a new problem that he and his friends the Super Wings must work together to solve!

Sesame Street

Starts Monday 3rd April, airs daily at 3.30pm.

Big Bird, Elmo and Cookie Monster are back in a brand new series of Sesame Street. Joined by new cast members and A-List celebrities, the iconic preschool show helps children grow smarter, stronger and kinder.

Fireman Sam Marathons

Marathons start from Monday 3rd April, airs daily at 8.30am & 1pm.

With lots of action and excitement, watch Fireman Sam and his team save the day in this special collection of adventures – from tricky mountain rescues, to ocean saves and heroic helicopter journeys. Fireman Sam and his squad are always on hand to save the day!

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Cartoon Network USA Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs The Series Fully Premieres 6th March

Cartoon Network USA Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs The Series Fully Premieres 6th March

Cartoon Network USA Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs The Series Fully Premieres 6th March

As mentioned in the updated Cartoon Network USA February 2017 Highlights blog post (which also overhangs into early March), a sneak peek of the upcoming Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs animated series will air on Cartoon Network USA on Monday 20th February at 6.30pm ET/PT (or see it first on the Cartoon Network App). The new animated series will fully premiere on Cartoon Network USA on Monday 6th March at 5.30pm ET/PT.

The new series is a prequel to the popular movie franchise (Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs and Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs 2), of a which a young Flint Lockwood has ambitions to become a respected scientist and inventor and his friend Sam Sparks has ambitions to become a meteorologist. As this series is a prequel, the events in the new show will take place before the crazy moment when food fell from the sky in Swallow Falls, a town that used to depend on sardines for its economic output. The new animated series also features many of the characters from the film including Flint’s dad, Tim; Flint’s lab assistant, Steve the monkey; Earl, the school’s busiest teacher; Manny, the head of the school’s audiovisual department; Brent, the local teenage celebrity and captain of the mascot team; and Mayor Shelbourne.

The new animated series is produced by Sony Pictures Animation in association with Teletoon (Corus Entertainment) in Canada, with DHX Media owning global television, merchandising, and non-US home entertainment distribution rights. The new show will soon air on Boomerang’s international feeds across Europe, Middle East and Africa, Latin America and the Asia-Pacific regions. Initially, 26 episodes have been produced, with each episode being 22 minutes in length.

Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs The Series Sneak Peek

Flint Lockwood unveils his newest invention to help him take out the garbage!

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