Boomerang EMEA’s And Cyber Group Studios’ Taffy Nominated For A Toronto Animation Arts Festival International Award

Boomerang EMEA's And Cyber Group Studios' Taffy Nominated For A Toronto Animation Arts Festival International Award

Boomerang EMEA’s And Cyber Group Studios’ Taffy Nominated For A Toronto Animation Arts Festival International Award

Cyber Group Studios’ animated series – “Taffy” has been nominated for a TAAFI 2019 (Toronto Animation Arts Festival International) award in the “Best Kids Short Award” category. The animated show, produced in association with Turner’s Boomerang animation channel in the EMEA region (Europe, Middle East and Africa) and France Télévisions has been nominated specifically for show’s first episode – “Enter The Kitty”.

In “Enter The Kitty”, a raccoon named Scraggs is looking for food, but he hit the jackpot when he followed a nice food smell coming from Mrs. Muchmore’s mansion, after a battle with Mrs. Muchmore’s dog – Bentley and attempting to enter the mansion, Scraggs thinks of a plan, and that’s to pose as a cat, he finds a ribbon and label from a Taffy candy box after it was given to Bentley as a reward for scaring off the raccoon. Scraggs wears the ribbon, becoming “Taffy”, Bentley can see through his not so convincing disguise but Mrs. Muchmore is completely oblivious and “Taffy” is welcomed in as a pet. The opening credits to Taffy also summarises the show’s first episode.

The nominated episode – “Enter The Kitty” will be screened next Saturday (16th February) at the TAAFI animation festival in Toronto, Canada, the screening will take place at Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema located at 506 Bloor St. W in the city. The episode will be screened as part of the Saturday Morning Fun Time session which starts at 9am.

The TAFFI 2019 festival will be announcing the festival’s winners in an awards ceremony which will be held on Sunday 17th February at 3pm.

https://www.taafi.com/

http://www.taafi.com/saturday-morning-fun-time/

http://www.boomerangtv.co.uk/shows/taffy

https://www.cybergroupstudios.com/

Turner Northern Europe Senior Vice President Pierre Branco Adds Middle East Responsibilities

Turner Northern Europe Senior Vice President Pierre Branco Adds Middle East Responsibilities

Turner Northern Europe Senior Vice President Pierre Branco Adds Middle East Responsibilities

Today (5th February), Turner Broadcasting System Europe has announced that they’ve restructured their regional management, Pierre Branco – the Senior Vice President of Turner Northern Europe (UK and Nordics) will have additional responsiblities over the MENAT (Middle East, North Africa and Turkey, also includes Cyprus and Greece) region from 1st April. In addition to Turner’s channels and services in the UK and Scandinavia such as Cartoon Network, Boomerang, Cartoonito and the Toonix streaming service, Pierre will also have responsibility over Turner’s channels in the MENAT region which will include channels such as Cartoon Network MENA, Boomerang MENA, Cartoon Network Turkey, Boomerang Turkey, TCM MENA and the distribution of CNN International in the region. He will continue to report to Turner EMEA’s president Giorgio Stock.

In a statement about Pierre’s new additional responsibilities, Giorgio Stock said: “Pierre’s ability to bring fresh impetus and new thinking to our business has been proven across hugely diverse markets. Together with our talented regional management team, he will now help further our vision for Turner in MENAT to deliver outstanding branded destinations to our fans across the region.”

Pierre became SVP of Turner Northern Europe in 2017, before 2017, he was general manager of Turner France, Portugal and Africa. Pierre Branco replaces Tarek Mounir, who worked for Turner’s MENAT operations for eight years as commercial director and then general manager, during his time he launched localised premium versions of Cartoon Network and Boomerang for the MENA region replacing distribution of Cartoon Network Africa and Boomerang Africa in the region. He also developed a local content strategy including the animated show Mansour, he had a role in establishing Cartoon Network Studios Arabia and was also involved in the Cartoon Network Zone theme park deal with IMG Worlds of Adventure. Tarek will now be working for music streaming service – Deezer from April.

https://www.c21media.net/turner-adds-to-brancos-remit/

https://worldscreen.com/tvmiddleeastafrica/turner-emea-ups-pierre-branco-to-lead-menat-business/

https://www.digitaltveurope.com/2019/02/05/turner-expands-brancos-role-to-menat/

https://www.musicbusinessworldwide.com/deezer-appoints-tarek-mounir-as-ceo-of-mena/

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