The Powerpuff Girls Art Factory Exhibition In South Africa From 6th April

The Powerpuff Girls Art Factory Exhibition In South Africa From 6th April

The Powerpuff Girls Art Factory Exhibition In South Africa From 6th April

Cartoon Network Africa has partnered with Cape Town’s First Thursdays cultural experience to run a month-long Powerpuff Girls art exhibition called “The Powerpuff Girls Art Factory”. The art exhibition will feature unique Powerpuff Girls screen-prints by ten of South Africa’s best artists and illustrators. The event will be held at 91 Loop in Cape Town and will run from Thursday 6th April to Tuesday 2nd May 2017. The artwork at the event will celebrate creativity, expression, empowerment and fun, which are traits The Powerpuff Girls are known for.

Visitors will also have an opportunity to buy and own a piece of Powerpuff Girls artwork which will help raise money for a good cause. The Powerpuff Girls Art Factory exhibition is also the first art gallery event ever held by Cartoon Network in Africa.

Artistic talent taking part in the event include: Tandiwe Tsabala, Ello Xray Eyez, Quondile Dlamini, Jade Klara, Tyla Mason, Ndumiso Nyoni, Karabo Poppy Moletsane, Anja Nanna Venter, Kgabo Mametja and Jeanne Fourie.

Proceeds from artwork sales will be donated to Rock Girl – a local girl-led NGO (Non-Government Organisation) grassroots movement that advocates woman’s rights and also aims to reduce violence against woman and girls. Just like the Powerpuff Girls, the organisation’s volunteers are empowered to tackle the challenges in their lives. Rock Girl invests in girl-initiated and girl-focused projects in the private and public sectors, which also includes their “Safe Spaces” public art and education initiative. The initiative creates symbolic safe spaces in the form of specially designed benches in partnership with artists, designers and companies. Cartoon Network and Rock Girl will unveil the latest Safe Space bench at the art exhibition.

First Thursdays Cape Town is a free cultural experience where art galleries stay open late on the first Thursday of every month, the event reaches out to the rest of the city’s community who don’t usually visit cultural places and events.

For those attending The Powerpuff Girls Art Factory exhibition on Thursday 6th April, attendees will also have the opportunity to participate in creating a unique Powerpuff Girl tote bag at the screen-printing bar.

From The Turner Africa/Burson-Marsteller Press Release: Powerpuff Girls African Art Factory celebrates creativity, expression, empowerment and fun!: Cartoon Network brings a unique Powerpuff Girls art exhibition, featuring 10 local artists and illustrators, to Cape Town from Thursday, 6 April 2017 to Tuesday, 2 May 2017.

Cartoon Network, South Africa’s leading pay-tv kids’ channel, is proud to announce another African first in partnership with the very successful free cultural experience, First Thursdays Cape Town. The Powerpuff Girls Art Factory is an innovative art exhibition that will do what the Powerpuff Girls do best – celebrate creativity, expression, empowerment and fun, while at the same time empowering young girls and giving back to the community with Rock Girl South Africa.

Featuring an exhibition of unique Powerpuff Girls screen-prints by 10 of South Africa’s best artists and illustrators, the event will take place at 91 Loop in Cape Town and run from Thursday, 6 April 2017 to Tuesday, 2 May 2017.

“The PPG Art Factory is not just about fun – proceeds raised from the sale of the artwork will be donated to Rock Girl South Africa, a local girl-led NGO that advocates for the rights of girls and women,” says Pierre Branco, Vice President and General Manager of Southern Europe and Africa for Turner Africa.

Rock Girl is a grassroots movement that inspires, encourages, and invests in girl-initiated and girl-focused projects in the private and public sectors. The organisation seeks to reduce violence against women and girls through the creation of safe spaces.

“Girls who are part of Rock Girl are modern day adventurers, explorers, activists, and authors – telling their own stories and laying a strong foundation for their own futures,”adds India Baird, Rock Girl founder. “Just like the Powerpuff Girls, they have a ‘Power Pose’ that helps them prepare to take on the challenges in their lives.”

As part of the Safe Spaces public art and education initiative, Rock Girl creates symbolic safe spaces, in the form of beautiful benches, by partnering with artists, designers and corporates. Cartoon Network, in partnership with Rock Girl South Africa, will unveil the latest Safe Spaces bench at The PPG Art Factory which will form part of the innovative exhibition.

Some of the talented artists taking part at the PPG Art Factory include Tandiwe Tsabala, Ello Xray Eyez, Quondile Dlamini, Jade Klara, Tyla Mason, Ndumiso Nyoni, Karabo Poppy Moletsane, Anja Nanna Venter, Kgabo Mametja and Jeanne Fourie.

“The local creative spirit in South Africa is phenomenal and this creativity is at the core of the PPG Art Factory and the Powerpuff Girls. We are exceptionally proud to be part of such an innovative undertaking,” says Branco.

Cartoon Network’s collaboration with First Thursdays Cape Town, a free cultural experience where art galleries stay open late on the first Thursday of every month, is another great initiative as it makes art accessible to everyone, and gives Powerpuff Girls fans an opportunity to own their own piece of bespoke PPG art.

Those attending The PPG Art Factory on Thursday 6 April 2017 will not only have the chance to view art, but will have the opportunity to participate in creating a one-of-a-kind Powerpuff Girl tote bag at the screen-printing bar, through this tactile hands-on experience.

“Turner is proud of our audience on the African continent and to show our commitment to Africa, Cartoon Network is investing in more local inspired initiatives, using some of Africa’s best and most inspiring talents,” concludes Branco. “The PPG Art Factory promises to be all that the Powerpuff Girls are – cool, fun, fierce and visually exciting, while teaching that you are enough to take on the world.”

About First Thursdays

First Thursdays is an after-hours public cultural experience centred around a walkable programme of art galleries and other cultural attractions that stay open late on the first Thursday of every month. Started in Cape Town in 2012 with a programme of only six listed galleries, it now includes over 50 official participants every month, attracting thousands of people into the streets of central Cape Town. First Thursdays in both Cape Town and Johannesburg is led by Thursdays Projects. The studio works on First Thursdays and other public cultural experiences like Museum Night and Thursday Late, while also producing content, graphic design, and other projects with partners and clients.

Find more information on First Thursdays at www.first-thursdays.co.za

About Rock Girl South Africa

Rock Girl was founded in Cape Town in 2010 because a group of young girls wanted a safe place at their school. The organisation has grown from strength to strength, providing after-school classes and camps for 300 girls in Manenberg from 2010 to present, installing 57 Safe Space benches in partnership with the arts and design community, successfully advocating for the construction of a 800-student school, and embarking on four Road Trips around South Africa to report back on the conditions of girls around the country. In 2016, Rock Girl launched BRAVE, a social enterprise that connects girls with the travel, tourism and design industries to create economic opportunities for girls.

For more information, please visit http://www.rockgirlsa.org.

Cartoon Network Africa And Boomerang Africa 2017 Upfront

Cartoon Network Africa And Boomerang Africa 2017 Upfront

Cartoon Network Africa And Boomerang Africa 2017 Upfront

Today (23/03/2017) Turner Africa has announced their Cartoon Network and Boomerang upfront for this year and beyond. In 2018, Cartoon Network Africa will premiere a brand new Cartoon Network original – Summer Camp Island. Summer Camp Island is a highly imaginative cartoon created by British animator and illustrator – Julia Pott. The show follows Oscar and his best friend Hedgehog during their first time at summer camp. But this isn’t any ordinary summer camp, where else can you swim with a talking shark, go to a different universe by going under your bed or make friends with the moon?. Summer Camp Island will premiere on Cartoon Network Africa (and the rest of EMEA) sometime in 2018.

This year, Turner’s second animation flagship channel, Boomerang will premiere a whole bunch of new shows, including Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs: The Animated Series, which is based upon Sony Pictures Animation’s animated film (and sequel) of the same name. The events that happen in the new show takes place before the first movie and features a younger Flint Lockwood and Sam Sparks. The show follows Flint and Sam who try to save the world, one invention at a time. Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs: The Animated Series will premiere on Boomerang Africa (and the rest of EMEA) in 2017.

Boomerang will premiere another show called Pat the Dog, the animated series is based on popular French mobile game – Paf le Chien. The new show combines action and comedy, Pat is only a small dog but he is very brave. Pat the Dog will premiere on Boomerang Africa (and the rest of EMEA) in 2017.

Boomerang Africa will also premiere two new animated shows from sister animation studio – Warner Bros. Animation, Dorothy & the Wizard of Oz and a reboot of the classic 1960’s Hanna-Barbara cartoon – Wacky Racers. Both Dorothy & the Wizard of Oz and Wacky Racers will premiere on Boomerang Africa 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.

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 who plot to stop the competition but their dastardly plans always backfire. The new series will also 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 race winning abilities.

From The Turner Africa/Burson-Marsteller Press Release: Turner’s kid-focused channels are BOOMING with new content!

With 348 hours of fresh content, 10 new family-focused series’ and an estimation of 1,323 new episodes, Turner, the leading expert in family entertainment, is pleased to unveil its line-up of hot, new content that promises to have viewers on the edge of their seats.

On Cartoon Network, DStv channel 301, viewers can look forward to a number of steamy new shows including Summer Camp Island.

Summer Camp Island is a wildly imaginative series based on the original short created by British animator and illustrator, Julia Pott, whose credits include Adventure Time and was named one of three animators to watch by Creative Review in 2013. The show, now extended into a series, follows Oscar and his best friend Hedgehog, who have just been dropped off at their very first summer camp. Not all camps offer the opportunity to swim with a talking shark in the swimming pool, crawl under the bed into a different universe, or make friends with the moon, but on Summer Camp Island, anything can happen. Premieres: 2018.

On Boomerang, DStv channel 302, viewers can look forward to carefully selected content that will reiterate that Tom & Jerry is not the only cool show to watch on the channel.

One of these new shows includes Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs, a juicy, mouthwatering new series based on Sony Pictures Animation’s Critically-Acclaimed Blockbuster Film with the same name and its 2013 sequel. The series, set to premiere on Boomerang, follows a much younger teenage version of Flint Lockwood and Sam Sparks, in a time before food begins to rain down on Swallow Falls. The adventure follows the two teenage kids trying to save the world one invention at a time. Premieres: 2017.

Another epic new show airing on Turner’s second flagship kids’ channel, Boomerang, is Pat the Dog – an adaption of the successful game for tablets and smartphones across the globe. Currently, the video game has over 27 million players in the world, more than two million games played per day and has over 1.5 million active players per month. Soon to launch on Boomerang, this series follows the famous digital pooch on an adventure filled with breath-taking action and comedy. Despite Pat’s tiny size and playful attitude, it soon becomes clear that behind every ‘zero’ there is indeed a hero! Premieres: 2017.

“We live in an age where kids are spoiled for choice when it comes to consuming content,” says Pierre Branco, Vice President and General Manager of Southern Europe and Africa. “At Turner, we feel that it is crucial to attract new fans in order to build on to our strong, loyal fan base through the investment of attractive new content that can be enjoyed on multiple platforms that stretch beyond the television screens.”

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Guido Tundis Appointed As Director Of Content Syndication For Turner Southern Europe And Africa

Guido Tundis Appointed As Director Of Content Syndication For Turner Southern Europe And Africa

Guido Tundis Appointed As Director Of Content Syndication For Turner Southern Europe And Africa

From today (20/03/2017), Guido Tundis started his new role as Director Of Content Syndication For Turner Southern Europe And Africa, which covers France, Spain, Portugal, Italy and sub-Saharan Africa, he will report to Jaime Ondarza, Senior Vice President and General Manager of Turner Southern Europe & Africa. Prior to Turner, Guido Tundis previously worked at Italian media company – Mediaset as a Content Executive and has since worked for Disney and Vodafone Italy, he will now be responsible for syndication of Cartoon Network’s and Boomerang’s shows in the region.

http://www.primaonline.it/2017/03/20/254790/guido-tundis-e-il-nuovo-director-content-syndication-southern-europe-africa-di-turner/

http://www.e-duesse.it/News/Televisione/Turner-Guido-Tundis-e-il-nuovo-Director-Content-Syndication-Southern-Europe-Africa-215708