Cartoon Network Africa Wins 2017 PromaxBDA Africa Award For April Fools’ Prank

Cartoon Network Africa Wins 2017 PromaxBDA Africa Award For April Fools' Prank

Cartoon Network Africa Wins PromaxBDA Africa Award For April Fools’ Prank

Cartoon Network Africa has won a PromaxBDA Africa Silver award in the “Best Entertainment Campaign” category for its April Fools’ Day campaign. The PromaxBDA Africa Awards is an annual event to celebrate the very best of the creative television marketing, promotion, branding & design industry in the African market from over the past 12 months. This year’s award ceremony was held on Thursday 9th November at the Maslow Hotel in Sandton, Johannesburg, South Africa.

Cartoon Network Africa’s viewers were pranked on April Fool’s Day (01/04/2017) with a series of overly dramatic bumpers and promos featuring the channel’s characters in shock for a fake television event entitled “The Biggest Event In The Universe”, anticipated viewers were expected to see something amazing at 11.45am, but instead, a clip of Gumball slamming a window on Darwin repeatedly for thirty seconds was aired. Cartoon Network Africa also pranked its viewers with a series of mischievously funny next bumpers in attempt to trick and confuse its viewers. The campaign was a success and had a total of 121,539 children, between the ages of four and 14, tuning in to watch the (fake) event.

Commenting on Cartoon Network Africa’s win, Jaime Ondarza, senior vice president for Turner Southern Europe and Africa said:

“It is quite an honour to win in a traditionally general entertainment dominated category with a kids’ brand, and once again shows the constant creative mind our internal teams offer to our imaginative and fun channel.”

Bumpers and Promos from Cartoon Network Africa’s “The Biggest Event In The Universe” April Fools Campaign

Credits: Producer: Nicholas Biggs, Sound Design: Benoit Mora, Voice Talent: Colin Mcfarlane, Graphics: Adele Pechon, Creative Manager: Eleonora Cremascoli, Creative Director: Nicolas Rostan.

Cartoon Network Africa And Boomerang Africa December 2017 Highlights

Cartoon Network Africa And Boomerang Africa December 2017 Highlights

Cartoon Network Africa And Boomerang Africa December 2017 Highlights: All Times CAT

Cartoon Network Africa December 2017 Highlights

Superhero Month

Ben 10

Ben 10: The New Alien premieres Thursday 7th December at 5.55pm.
A brand new show, Ben 10 Challenge premieres Saturday 23rd December, airs Saturdays at 9.55am, repeated on Sundays at 3.45pm.

We’ve gone Ben 10 crazy this month!

The Ben 10 Challenge is here! You can be heroes just like the Tennyson trio! Step into Ben, Gwen and Grandpa Max’s shoes as we put our Ben 10 fans to the ultimate test! In each of the 10 episodes, two teams will be challenged to a series of realistic mental and physical, intergalactic challenges that will set the real alien-busting heroes apart! To add some extra stardust to the mix, we are airing all-new episodes of Ben 10. There is a new alien and Ben has been warned! Ben must do whatever he can to protect the Omnitrix, especially now! Excited yet? We are!

Brand New Episodes

Power Rangers Ninja Steel

New episodes air from Saturday 9th December, airs weekends at 11.05am, repeated on weekends at 2.35pm.
More Power and more Ninja Steel please!

The Power Rangers are back with more action and punch this festive season! Follow the galactic warriors on their quest to unlock and control the Ninja Power Stars with the all-new adventure-packed episodes that will have you on the edge of your seat! Watch as Preston learns to stand up for what is right as he confronts his father to save the Cove’s sentimental “Ribbon Tree”. Ripcon attacks the city again and the Rangers must save the day but frst, Victor and Monty need to pull themselves out of Preston’s magical hat! Will they make it out in time? Tune-in to find out!

Festive Season Marathon 12 Days Of Christmas

Starts Saturday 11th December, airs weekdays at 4.10pm until Tuesday 26th December (Day of Goodwill/Boxing Day).

Cartoon Network… The Christmas gift that keeps on giving!

We have something special this Christmas and want to treat you, all day, every day, so expect a new surprise daily with movies, marathons and a few of your favourite specials! Catch Batman the Lego Movie where Batman has to save the city from the evil Joker’s attempts to rein! Teleport back to the beginning with our Gumball special, “The Origins”! Lastly, watch your favourite slackers, Mordecai and Rigby, go back in time to battle an evil volleyball coach to save the universe and … their friendship in The Regular Show: The Movie! Eeeek, so much to see and do!

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Boomerang Africa December 2017 Highlights

Brand New Episodes

Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs

New episodes air from Monday 25th December (Christmas Day), airs Mondays to Fridays at 4.20pm, repeated Mondays to Fridays at 10.20am, and repeated on weekends at 5.40am and 7.20pm.

Waiter … more meatballs please!

Could today be the day that Flint’s inventions actually work to save the day instead of blowing up in his face? This festive season, catch up with the gang as they take on a new non-fsh world with all-new episodes that will have you craving meatballs and more! Watch as Flint creates a time machine to help his father enjoy dessert. He learns the hard way when he realises that playing with the past has its consequences! Flint is honour-bound to help the new inventor in town succeed! Will this meeting end in friendship or fire and destruction? Tune-in to find out!

The Tom and Jerry Show

New episodes air from Monday 4th December, airs Mondays to Fridays at 3.30pm, repeated Mondays to Fridays at 6am, 11.45am and 6.05pm, repeated weekends at 5.20am, 7am, 12.25pm and 5.25pm.

It’s raining cats and mice!

This month there will be more ‘cat and mouse’ fun for the entire family with all-new episodes of Tom and Jerry! Expect more chaos and excitement with your two favourite furry creatures. Tom and Jerry turn into detectives and attempt to investigate the disappearance of an actress before the opening night of her show. The action does not end there, Tom and Jerry team up at Toodle’s pool party to solve the mystery behind what is making everyone act crazy! You’ll be left in stitches after you see Tom act like a dog! Could it be the food? Join us find out!

Christmas Season Marathon Merry Christmas

Airs Monday 25th December (Christmas Day) from 3.30pm.

More BOOM for your buck this Christmas!

Boomerang has a special Christmas surprise for you this month! To celebrate the festive season, we will treat you to a series of exclusive, festive-themed screenings of all your favourites including Tom and Jerry: A Nutcracker Tale, Merry Christmas, Mr. Bean and Be Cool Scooby Doo! From stray cats taking over Jerry’s magical kingdom of living toys, to Mr. Bean “dressing” the Turkey for his girlfriend Irma, to Scooby and the gang being attacked by a Pterodactyl (which, might we add has nothing to do with Christmas), we here at Boomerang have your entertainment sorted for the holidays. So, sit back, relax and enjoy!

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Cartoon Network Africa To Premiere African Made Animated Shorts At The FupiToons Film Festival

Cartoon Network Africa To Premiere African Made Animated Shorts At The FupiToons Film Festival

Cartoon Network Africa To Premiere African Made Animated Shorts At The FupiToons Film Festival

Cartoon Network Africa has partnered up with the African Animation Network (ANN) and South African cinema company – Ster-Kinekor for an animated film festival called FupiToons (Fupi, means short in Swahili), the festival is the first of its kind in Africa, purely focusing on animated productions made on the continent. The festival is aimed for kids between the ages of 2 and 12 years old and will feature a total of 114 animated short films.

Four animated shorts based upon this year’s winning submissions for Cartoon Network Africa’s Imagination Studios drawing competition will be screened at FupiToons before they premiere on Cartoon Network Africa TV channel on Monday 11th December. The four shorts are called Llama Drama (Maia Janse), Smarter Phones (Zoë-Jane Mans), The Great Escape (Dida Bafor) and Attack of the Slug Monster (Katlego Khambule). The festival will run alongside this year’s DISCOP Johannesburg media industry convention, which will be held between Thursday 26th October and Sunday 29th October.

To produce the shorts, Cartoon Network has worked with a bunch of African companies specialising in animation production, scriptwriting and sound production, including MyChild TV, Mindseye Creative, Punch Money Studios and Audio Militia.

Ariane Suveg, the head of programming and acquisitions for Turner kids’ channels in Africa made this statement about this year’s Imagination Studios competition:
“We have been extremely impressed by the amazing, creative energy present within each of the partners and this energy, together with the imaginative entries received in this year’s Cartoon Network Imagination Studios competition, has reinforced our investment into localizing content and our promise to further mentor the African animation industry.”

Wendy Spinks, FupiToons Festival Director & Head of Content at AAN also said: “We’ve been astounded by the volume and quality of the submissions. We’re excited to announce the official selection of films. The festival covers a broad selection of animated shorts with something for everyone but, most importantly kids aged 2 – 12 years old. Having received 114 submissions, it was extremely difficult to include everything into a FupiToons block whilst also conforming to the Film & Publication Board regulations for the festival age demographic. In future editions of FupiToons Festival we intend to open the age demographic range up and have different blocks of content catering for a wider audience and variety of content.”

Screenings will take place at the Ster-Kinekor cinema at The Zone, Rosebank, Johannesburg on Friday 27th October at 5:30pm Saturday 28th October at 2:30pm & 5:30pm and Sunday 29th October at 2:30pm.