Cartoon Network Australia December 2018 And January 2019 Highlights

Cartoon Network Australia December 2018 And January 2019 Highlights

Cartoon Network Australia December 2018 And January 2019 Highlights: From Sky New Zealand’s Highlights, Times Also Adjusted For Australia (Sydney, Southeast Coast)

New Show

Summer Camp Island

Premieres Friday 18th January at 7pm (NZ), 5pm (AUS).
Sneak peek airs Saturday 15th December at 9am (NZ), 7am (AUS)

Introducing the brand new Cartoon Network original series Summer Camp Island, a wildly imaginative animated series that follows Oscar and his best friend Hedgehog, who have just been dropped off at their first ever sleepaway camp.

Away from their parents, the two friends must summon all their courage to navigate mysteries and wonders of this magical camp where camp counsellors are witches, horses become unicorns, and monsters live under the bed. 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.

Catch a special sneak peek of Summer Camp Island on Saturday 15th December at 9am! (7am AUS).

New Episodes

We Bare Bears

New episodes air from Monday 3rd December, airs weekdays at 6pm (NZ), 4pm (AUS).

Our favourite bear brothers are back this December with brand new episodes. On Darrell’s big day, the bears are given the auspicious duty of being the combined Best-Man. The bears find it a bit tricky to keep up with their role and fumble their way around the ceremony with hilarious consequences.

The technologically-challenged bears are on a desperate mission to finally get a mum. They use an app that brings a mum right to their door but will the experience be everything they hoped and wished for?

After realising that their lives are unmanageably hectic, the bears decide to take a break and attend school hoping that this will provide the long awaited break that they hoped for.

Christmas Programming Stunt: A Very Beary Christmas

Airs daily from Saturday 1st December at 4pm (NZ), 2pm (AUS).

To celebrate the holidays, Cartoon Network is hosting a very beary special We Bare Bears takeover. For the 25 days leading up to Christmas, Cartoon Network will show brand new, and fan-favourite episodes of We Bare Bears, every hour, every day from 4-9pm! (2-7pm AUS).

The special also includes brand new Christmas themed episodes of Ben 10, The Powerpuff Girls, Unikitty! and Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs.

In Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs, Swallow Falls gets a special visit from Santa, but he is not out to deliver Christmas cheer just yet. He needs to firstly challenge Lobster Claws and take back his turf to save Christmas.

Our favourite trio are also back to celebrate the holidays in The Powerpuff Girls. The girls are on a frantic Christmas Eve race to find the perfect present for the Professor. With such little time, will the girls be able to find an impeccable gift or will they be empty handed on Christmas day?

https://www.sky.co.nz/kids

Online Gaming YouTube Show Planet 1UP To Air On Cartoon Network Australia From Early 2019

Online Gaming YouTube Show Planet 1UP To Air On Cartoon Network Australia From Early 2019

Online Gaming YouTube Show Planet 1UP To Air On Cartoon Network Australia From Early 2019

Planet 1UP, a daily online gaming, pranks, challenges and review show on YouTube is coming to Cartoon Network and Boomerang in Australia. Planet 1UP is part of Turner Australia’s and Marquee Studios’ (a digital production and talent studio) – Mega Awesome Wow YouTube original content brand. A weekly “supercut” version of the YouTube show will premiere in early 2019. The episodes will feature the show’s host Nate Bramley and co-hosts such as cosplayer – Laura Gilbert.

According to Turner Australia’s general manager (owners and operators of Cartoon Network Australia) – Robi Stanton, YouTube is an important way for people to find new video content, it’s also a step towards “total consumption”, which means enjoying a brand across different forms of entertainment, whether its watching a full episode on YouTube, on the TV or playing a game, in statement, she said:

“There’s no denying that YouTube is an important way for people to discover new video content – and we need to maintain a presence on it to maximise our reach outside of the TV ecosystem. It’s also a great way for us to engage with our audience and fans. We talk about ‘total consumption’ a lot at Turner. What that means is that if you love a show like We Bare Bears, you perhaps saw a clip on YouTube. You’ll watch full episodes on the Cartoon Network channel or through our Watch and Play app, play a game, buy branded products and so on. A really hardcore fan might even share fan art on social media and visit a Cartoon Network theme park.”

The addition to Planet 1UP to Cartoon Network’s and Boomerang’s schedule will help the YouTube channel’s viewership, meanwhile, Cartoon Network and Boomerang gets an extra show in return. Robi Stanton also mentions that CN have been working with local YouTubers such as Wengie (voice of Bliss in the Australian variant of The Powerpuff Girls), Georgia Productions and CKN Toys. With the use of Mega Awesome Wow channels, Turner can create local content for Australian children and offer advertisers new opportunities on digital platforms.

The show’s host – Nate Bramley has been with the show ever since its first episode, he explains how he got involved in the YouTube show and talks about the show’s exciting future on television:

“I was a high school science teacher who was also obsessed with gaming. I had a friend working on a social project that I volunteered to help with. I came across the opportunity to host Planet 1UP and the rest, as they say, is history. We have been exclusively working on YouTube, Twitch and other mediums and we’re now excited to bring it to TV.”

Robi Stanton, CN Australia’s general manager further explains CN’s reasoning for bringing Planet 1UP to the television channel, she also explains that YouTube enables CN to share local content and CN wants to create content based on popular entertainment topics kids are currently talking about, she also explains that CN has always been at the forefront of digital entertainment:

“Planet 1UP is devoted to all things fun and funny. We already know that kids love the hosts Nate and Laura. Now an even wider group can laugh along with them on Cartoon Network. Planet 1UP has evolved to be more than gaming. We’ve created hilarious and memorable content, following online trends and working with influencers. Our aim is to create content that reflects what kids are talking about in the playground. YouTube, along with other social media platforms, allows us to add local flavour to our content. In terms of launch dates, Cartoon Network Australia has had a presence on YouTube since 2012 and we’ve racked up almost half-a-billion views. Planet 1UP has been gathering pace since its official launch in early 2018 and video views continue to grow. Our channels across all social media have developed significantly since we launched them and we will continue to test new ideas, refine, develop, respond to trends and listen to what our fans want. Cartoon Network is known for its many digital firsts. For example, it was the first kids network to launch a website and stream cartoons on the web. It also regularly experiments with new technologies like VR, AR and audio recognition.”

Turner Australia has conducted some research about the effectiveness of ad likeability, brand recall and purchase intent across different media platforms including TV and websites (including short-video websites). Purchase intent by kids aged between 4 to 14 years old increased when an advert was shown on TV only, compared to YouTube only, but purchasing intent increased when ads are shown on both TV and on YouTube.

https://mediaweek.com.au/planet-1up-moves-from-youtube-to-cartoon-network/

Cartoon Network Australia Continues Partnership With Miniso For We Bare Bears Christmas Merchandise

Cartoon Network Australia Continues Partnership With Miniso For We Bare Bears Christmas Merchandise

Cartoon Network Australia Continues Partnership With Miniso For We Bare Bears Christmas Merchandise

Cartoon Network Australia has expanded its continuing partnership with multinational household and consumer goods retailer – Miniso for more We Bare Bears themed products including a Christmas edition of plush toys of Grizz, Panda and Ice Bear and also a 2019 calendar for the new year which will be sold in Miniso’s stores across Australia and New Zealand. The new additions will be sold alongside Miniso’s existing We Bare Bears product range which includes toys, homewares, cosmetics, stationery and accessories. The product range was introduced in January this year. Sales in Australia have been more than 100,000 products to date and the We Bare Bears product range has been one of Miniso’s most successful collaborations.

By the end of 2018, Miniso will have 31 stores in Australia and New Zealand, including a new store at Box Hill Shopping Centre in Victoria, where it will host a We Bare Bears event on Monday 10th December. The new products will debut on 10th November at the Miniso outlet at Hurstville Westfield Shopping Centre, New South Wales.

We Bare Bears is one of Cartoon Network’s most popular IP’s in the Asia-Pacific region, dedicated YouTube channels have recently launched in Thai and Hindi languages, and other events have either happened or are ongoing this year in Thailand, China, Singapore, Philippines and Hong Kong. Also a We Bare Bears-themed café has recently opened in Tokyo, Japan. In terms of mobile games, We Bare Bears Match3 Repairs puzzle game app has had 6 million global downloads to date.

From The Turner Asia-Pacific Press Release: Cartoon Network’s “We Bare Bears” Celebrates Christmas With Miniso

As part of an ongoing global rollout of licensed We Bare Bears products, Cartoon Network’s partnership with retailer Miniso in Australia and New Zealand has expanded – just in time for the year-end festive season.

New products for the festive season include a new range of Christmas-themed plush toys and a 2019 calendar. They join a range of other We Bare Bears product that was launched in January 2018 and includes toys, homewares, cosmetics, stationery and accessories. Australian sales have been more than 100,000 products to date and has been one of Miniso’s most successful collaborations.

Vikram Sharma, VP of Cartoon Network Enterprises in Asia Pacific, said: “We’ve seen the We Bare Bears franchise go from strength to strength in our region, leaving an impressive bear-shaped pawprint on the licensing industry. The show has such energy, innocent humour and universal charm, and its mass appeal goes all the way from children to young adults. As one of the world’s most ambitious retailers, Miniso is the ideal partner to showcase the series’ three bear brothers – Grizzly, Panda and Ice Bear – as they’ve never been seen before.”

By the end of 2018, Miniso will have 31 stores in Australia and New Zealand, including a new outlet at Box Hill Shopping Centre in Victoria, where it will host a We Bare Bears event on December 10. The product range will debut on November 10 at the Miniso outlet at Hurstville Westfield Shopping Centre, New South Wales.

Ben Yip, CEO of Miniso Australia, added: “We are delighted to partner with Cartoon Network on the lovable We Bare Bears franchise. The range has been an overwhelming success for us and we are excited to bring even more We Bare Bears products to the fans in Australia and New Zealand.”

The bears have been particularly busy of late. A We Bare Bears-themed café has just opened in Tokyo, Japan. Dedicated YouTube channels have recently launched in Thai and Hindi, and other large-scale events have either happened or are ongoing this year in Thailand, China, Singapore, Philippines and Hong Kong. We Bare Bears Match3 Repairs puzzle game app has had 6 million global downloads to date.

About We Bare Bears

Cartoon Network’s We Bare Bears is an animated series about three bear brothers and their funny attempts at assimilating into human society. Grizz, Panda and Ice Bear are just three outsiders trying to find their way. Whatever the situation, it’s obvious that being a bear in the civilized, modern world isn’t easy.

About Cartoon Network Enterprises Asia-Pacific

Cartoon Network Enterprises (CNE), the licensing and merchandising arm of Turner Asia Pacific, is responsible for building world-class licensing programmes across its franchises including The Powerpuff Girls, Ben 10, Adventure Time, We Bare Bears, The Amazing World of Gumball and Rick and Morty, as well as other Cartoon Network and Adult Swim originals. CNE connects with millions of Cartoon Network fans through consumer and home entertainment products, promotional licensing, interactive games and publishing.

Turner also owns Tuzki, the digital IP for a new generation. And in South Asia, Turner represents the Warner Bros. Consumer Products business, managing world-famous IP such as Batman, Superman, Tom and Jerry, and Looney Tunes.

The CNE team works closely with Turner’s location-based entertainment team, which oversees licensed projects in Asia such as the Cartoon Network entertainment parks in Thailand and Bali, the cruise liner Cartoon Network Wave, and Amaazia theme park in India. Turner is a WarnerMedia company.

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https://www.cartoonnetwork.com.au/show/we-bare-bears