Cartoon Network USA San Diego Comic Con 2017 Saturday 22nd July Overview

Cartoon Network USA San Diego Comic Con 2017 Saturday 22nd July Overview

Cartoon Network USA San Diego Comic Con 2017 Saturday 22nd July Overview

Saturday (23/07/2017), was Cartoon Network’s Ben 10 and the Boomerang streaming service’s chance to promote themselves at San Diego Comic Con 2017. First up, was Boomerang, who hosted a Saturday morning cartoons event. Panelists include Bob Bergen (current voice of Porky Pig and Tweety), Jeff Bergman (current voice of Bugs Bunny) and Kari Wahlgren (voice of Dorothy from Dorothy and The Wizard of Oz), attendees also got to see a first look at the brand new Wacky Races series and everyone received a 30-day free trial of Boomerang’s new streaming service, which includes a library of classic animation from Warner Bros, Hanna-Barbera, Cartoon Network and brand new exclusives from Warner Bros. Animation. There were games and a prize giveaway too.

Immediately after the Boomerang panel, was the Ben 10 panel. This was an opportunity for fans to ask questions to Greg Cipes (voice of Stinkfly), John DiMaggio (voice of Four Arms), Montse Hernandez (voice of Gwen), Roger Craig Smith (voice of Diamondhead), Tara Strong (voice of Ben Tennyson), John Fang (executive producer), Joe Casey (writer and co-creator of Ben 10, Man of Action Entertainment). This was an opportunity for fans to find out what’s new with the show and find out more about the new Ben 10 toys that have been released recently and also the new augmented reality app – Ben 10: Alien Experience. There was an opportunity to meet the cast and crew during the autograph session.

Shelby Rabana (voice of Peridot in Steven Universe) did a video tour of the Cartoon Network Booth at the convention, which is modelled after Gar’s Hero Supply and Bodega from Cartoon Network Studios’ latest show OK K.O.! Let’s Be Heroes.

http://www.cartoonnetwork.com

https://www.comic-con.org/

Dorothy And The Wizard Of Oz Premieres On Boomerang USA’s Streaming Service

Dorothy And The Wizard Of Oz Premieres On Boomerang USA's Streaming Service

Dorothy And The Wizard Of Oz Premieres On Boomerang USA’s Streaming Service

The latest animated show from Warner Bros. Animation – Dorothy And The Wizard Of Oz has premiered on Boomerang’s subscription video-on-demand streaming service in the United States. The new show follows Dorothy and her friends – Scarecrow, the Tin Man and the Cowardly Lion and her dog – Toto on their adventures in a magical place somewhere over the rainbow called the Land of Oz – a place of filled with dragons, monkeys and of course, witches, but luckily, Dorothy has her magical ruby slippers to help her out.

The first thirteen episodes are now available on the streaming service, the episode entitled “Beware the Woozy” is free to watch (for users within the United States only). The show’s titular character – Dorothy is voiced by Kari Wahlgren, who’s originally from Kansas just like Dorothy, she also voices Mina in Bunnicula and Shannon in the upcoming series from Cartoon Network – OK K.O.!: Let’s Be Heroes.

https://www.boomerang.com/shows/dorothy-franchise/series/dorothy-series

Turner USA New Content Distribution President And Content Experiences President

Turner USA New Content Distribution President And Content Experiences President

Turner USA New Content Distribution President And Content Experiences President

Today (26/06/2017), Turner USA has promoted Richard Warren (previously executive vice president of content negotiations & strategy and associate general counsel) to president of Turner Content Distribution, in this role, Warren will now oversee all brand distribution, affiliate marketing, interactive television and business development for Turner USA’s ten entertainment, news and kids networks, this includes Cartoon Network and Boomerang, he will also continue his responsibilities of strategic planning, business operations, and legal and business affairs for Turner Content Distribution.

Mr Warren will be replacing Coleman Breland, who himself has been placed in a new created role as president of content experiences, he will continue his role as president of TCM (Turner Classic Movies) and the FilmStruck streaming service, in his new role, he will be responsible for new content distribution strategies outside of the traditional method of television distribution.

From The Turner USA Press Release: Coleman Breland Takes on Newly Created Role as President, Content Experiences, Turner Classic Movies (TCM) and FilmStruck, Turner Promotes Richard Warren to President of Turner Content Distribution (TCD)

Turner has elevated Richard Warren to president of Turner Content Distribution (TCD) it was announced today by David Levy, president of Turner. Warren steps into the position previously held by Coleman Breland, who is taking on a newly created role as president, content experiences while continuing as president of TCM and FilmStruck. Both are based in Atlanta and will report to Levy.

In this expanded role, Warren will now oversee all brand distribution, affiliate marketing, interactive television and business development for Turner’s 10 domestic entertainment, news and kids networks as well as continued oversight of TCD’s strategic planning, business operations, and legal and business affairs.

Previously, Warren served as executive vice president of content negotiations & strategy and associate general counsel, where he led the company’s efforts in structuring and negotiating Turner’s linear and digital content agreements with its distribution partners, as well as oversaw the strategic planning, operations, distribution technology and TCD legal and business affairs teams.

“Rich is a tremendous leader and has played an integral role in the growth and success of Turner’s content distribution division for the past 17 years,” said Levy. “I have tremendous respect for Rich and I’m confident his extensive experience in the distribution space, and his relationships in the industry, as well as his strong and strategic deal-making abilities, will steer Turner to continued growth in the distribution space.”

In his new position, Breland will lead a cross-functional, company-wide initiative to explore new content strategies for business models both inside and outside the traditional TV ecosystem. In this capacity, Breland will work with business leaders across the company to develop a future-forward approach for Turner’s content portfolio that addresses rapidly shifting consumption behaviors, technology advancements, set-top-box evolution and disruption, to continue Turner’s leadership position in the evolving industry. He will remain responsible for oversight of TCM and FilmStruck, including the development of new distribution opportunities, digital brand extensions, e-commerce and direct-to-consumer engagement opportunities for both brands.

“For more than 23 years, Coleman has played a vital role in the growth and success of Turner, leading one of the industry’s most dynamic and creative divisions and, together, they have delivered outstanding results for our partners and company,” said Levy. “There is simply no one better than Coleman to lead this new effort in developing innovative content-driven strategies and initiatives for our company so we can remain agile, keep our competitive edge, and be poised for success in the future.”

https://www.turner.com/pressroom/turner-announces-new-and-expanded-roles-key-senior-distribution-executives