Cartoon Network Asia-Pacific’s Lamput Wins FICCI Frames 2017 Award

Cartoon Network Asia-Pacific's Lamput Wins FICCI Frames 2017 Award

Cartoon Network Asia-Pacific’s Lamput Wins FICCI Frames 2017 Award

Cartoon Network Asia-Pacific’s animated short series – Lamput, has won the Best Case Study Award at FICCI (Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce & Industry) Frames 2017, the entertainment and media convention was held in Mumbai, India on 21st to 23rd March. The animated short series follows Lamput, a gooey orange nutcase that escaped from a secret laboratory. Two scientists, Fat Doc and Slim Doc try to capture Lamput, but for the scientists, catching Lamput is no easy job, he’s a master of disguise and shapeshifting. The animated short series received praise because of the show’s story writing and for its humour.

Lamput is created by Mumbai-based Vaibhav Studios and has been featured on-air, online and on-app since 2016 in Asia Pacific on Cartoon Network and POGO, and worldwide on Boomerang, the animated shorts were also uploaded on other localised Cartoon Network YouTube channels, including Spain, Portugal and Turkey. Vaibhav Kumaresh (Creator of Lamput and Director) and Anand Babu (Pre-Production Artist) from Vaibhav Studios will also be guest speaking at the Cartoon Network Imagination Studios event in Singapore on 21st April.

Previously, Cartoon Network also won Best Animated Film for its Roll No.21: Kris in Bollywood at FICCI Frames 2016 and also Best Animated Film for Roll No.21: Ticket to Australia the year before.

Lamput was greenlit by Turner Asia-Pacific’s virtual studio, a network of artists, animators, writers and studios across Asia and Oceania.

From The Turner Asia-Pacific Press Release: Turner’s Short Series “Lamput” Wins Big At FICCI: The prestigious critics’ choice award selected the short as the best case study in the Animated Frames category

Turner has won critical acclaim for Lamput at FICCI Frames 2017 as the Best Case Study in the Animated Frames category.

The original series, which features a gooey orange nutcase that outwits a pair of hapless doctors, has received praise for its ability to tell multiple stories and inspire laughter.

Lamput is created by Mumbai-based Vaibhav Studios and has been on-air, online and on-app since 2016 in Asia Pacific on Cartoon Network and POGO, and worldwide on Boomerang, Turner’s second flagship kids channel.

Mark Eyers, Chief Content Officer for Turner’s Kids Networks in Asia Pacific, commented:

“We couldn’t be happier for this little orange character who has truly sparked to life over the last year to delight kids everywhere. This award demonstrates the depth of talent in India and how a simple idea can be transformed into something shown on screens around the world.”

This is three years in a row that Turner original content has been shortlisted at FICCI Frames. Cartoon Network won Best Animated Film for Roll No. 21 – Kris in Bollywood in 2016 and Best Animated Film for Roll No. 21 – Ticket to Australia the year before.

Lamput was greenlit by Turner Asia Pacific’s virtual studio as part of Cartoon Network’s shorts programme, which connects artists, animators, writers and studios from around the region.

Delve into the world of Lamput and his escapades here: https://youtu.be/onYw0POzs5s.

Boomerang France HD (Upscaled) Has Launched

Boomerang France HD Has Launched

On 1st July, Boomerang France HD launched on CanalSat. There was a deadline on the CanalSat TV platform for all channels to be in High Definition or at least to be upscaled to HD in the MPEG-4 (Motion Picture Experts Group Version 4) and DVB-S2 (Digital Video Broadcasting Satellite 2nd Generation) video format by 1st July and because of this deadline, Boomerang France HD had to launch. Boomerang UK HD also launched on 24th June.

Update: The channel is currently upscaled to HD.

KingOfTVSat has uploaded a continuity of the new HD feed:

http://en.kingofsat.net/find.php?question=Boomerang&Submit=Zap
http://www.ariase.com/fr/news/passage-tout-hd-canal-plus-canalsat-article-3752.html

Boomerang and Warner Bros Animation Sign Multi-Series Deal

Boomerang and Warner Bros Animation Sign Multi-Series Deal

Today (29/06/2015) according to Worldscreen TV Kids, it was announced that Turner Broadcasting System and Warner Bros Animation have signed a multi-series deal. New Warner Bros productions such as Bunnicula, Wabbit – A Looney Tunes Production and Be Cool Scooby-Doo! will premiere on Boomerang feeds worldwide this Autumn.

Bunnicula
Bunnicula

For these new productions, there is also the potential to air these new productions on Boomerang’s sister channels worldwide such as Pogo India, Boing (Spain, France, Italy and Africa), Toonami (India, Thailand and Asia) and Cartoon Network in the U.S. Already through Turner’s semi-autonomous control under the TimeWarner corporate umbrella, Boomerang now has access to over 3,500 titles from Hanna-Barbera, MGM and Warner Bros. Animation.

Be Cool Scooby-Doo!
Be Cool Scooby-Doo!
Wabbit: A Looney Tunes Production
Wabbit: A Looney Tunes Production

Christina Miller, the president and general manager of Cartoon Network, Adult Swim and Boomerang made this statement about the new deal with Warner Bros Animation:

“Turner Broadcasting has a very strong kids and family business around the world and our exciting new partnership with Warner Bros. presents a number of new opportunities that will help strategically grow the Boomerang brand. Through this expanded relationship with our corporate partners, we will create new content that will engage fans across a variety of screens and platforms and further grow these timeless franchises that we’ll leverage not only across Boomerang but also our global kids and family portfolio of businesses.”

Sam Register, the president of Warner Bros Animation and Warner Digital Series also made this statement with the deal with Turner:

“With the television landscape becoming more and more crowded, we are extremely fortunate to have one of the largest animation libraries, with some of the world’s most iconic and revered characters, and to be embarking on this important new partnership with Turner and Boomerang. This deal presents an exciting creative opportunity to explore this vast collection, to develop new and compelling programming based on these beloved characters, and to introduce them to new generations of families.”

http://www.worldscreen.com/articles/display/2015-06-29-turner-warner-cartoon-deal