Cartoon Network Asia-Pacific Acquires Broadcasting Rights For New Mr Magoo Animated Series

Cartoon Network Asia-Pacific Acquires Broadcasting Rights For New Mr Magoo Animated Series

Cartoon Network Asia-Pacific Acquires Broadcasting Rights For New Mr Magoo Animated Series

Cartoon Network Asia-Pacific has acquired the broadcasting rights for the brand new Mr Magoo animated series. Mr. Magoo will air on Cartoon Network feeds in Southeast Asia, South Korea, Taiwan, Japan, Australia and India in 2018. The new series follows the adventures of Mister Magoo, a friendly elderly man who often gets into all-sorts of mishaps due to his poor eyesight and mistakes what he sees. A disaster is waiting to happen every time he loses his glasses, although he’s oblivious to what’s actually happening, he often escapes unharmed. The classic cartoon character already had several TV series and specials and even a live-action comedy movie which was released in 1997. The brand new series is made by French animation studio – Xilam, known for producing animated series such as Oggy and the Cockroaches and Zig & Sharko.

Cartoon Network Asia-Pacific will air a total of 78 episodes each with a runtime of seven minutes. Cartoon Network Asia-Pacific has already acquired the broadcasting rights for seasons six and seven of Oggy and the Cockroaches which will also air on Cartoon Network in the Asia-Pacific region next year.

http://www.televisionpost.com/television/cn-asia-acquires-mr-magoo-rights-from-xilam-for-multiple-markets-including-india/

http://www.animationmagazine.net/tv/mr-magoo-arrives-in-asia/

http://www.xilam.com/portfolio/mr-magoo/?lang=en

Boomerang Japan To Launch January 2018

Boomerang Japan To Launch January 2018

Boomerang Japan To Launch January 2018

Today (28/11/2017), Turner Japan has announced that they will be launching three brand new channels in the country, including Boomerang, all three channels will launch in 2018 on NTT’s DoCoMo’s dTV Channel OTT streaming platform, NTT DoCoMo is also Japan’s largest mobile network operator. Boomerang is a sister channel of Cartoon Network and airs classic and contemporary animation from Warner Bros. Animation and also other family-friendly shows from smaller independent animation studios. Cartoon Network launched in Japan in 1997 and currently airs some of Boomerang’s shows on its channel including The Looney Tunes Show and The Garfield Show.

Boomerang is also Turner’s second flagship global kids channel and like other international versions of the channel, Boomerang Japan will also air animated classics such as Scooby-Doo and Looney Tunes and also the brand new Wacky Races reboot. Turner’s existing portfolio of channels in Japan include Cartoon Network, MONDO TV, TABI Channel and CNN International.

The other two channels that will launch in Japan in January 2018 are MONDO Mah-Jong TV and Tabi Tele. MONDO Mah-Jong TV is a channel dedicated to the popular game – Mah-jong, the channel will also air coverage of the popular Mondo Mah-jong Pro League competition. Tabi Tele is a travel documentary channel and will spotlight tourist destinations in Japan, Europe and Hawaii.

From The Turner Asia-Pacific Press Release: Turner Japan Launches Three New Brands On dTV Channel: Boomerang MONDO Mah-jong TV and Tabi Tele To Debut On NTT DoCoMo Service In 2018

Turner Japan will launch three new channels in January 2018 on dTV Channel, the streaming service from NTT DOCOMO, Inc.

It will be the first time that the Boomerang brand is available in Japan, and marks the introduction of two brand new services: MONDO Mah-jong TV and Tabi Tele. They join Turner’s portfolio of channels already available in Japan, including Cartoon Network, MONDO TV, TABI Channel and CNN International.

Tom Perry, General Manager of Turner Japan, said: “The launch of the three new channels with our partner NTT DOCOMO enables Turner to continue growing audiences in this very important market. Subscribers of dTV Channel will be able to experience a variety of unique local programming, as well as some of the world’s most popular international animation localized for Japanese families.”

Boomerang, Turner’s second flagship global kids channel, will debut with a host of new, premium animated series many with characters that are already household names in Japan. Alongside the likes of Scooby-Doo and Looney Tunes, the reboot of the Hanna-Barbera classic Wacky Races is set to make its national premiere on the channel.

MONDO Mah-Jong TV – as its name suggests – will present programming dedicated to the hugely popular game, including the highly-rated Mondo Mah-jong Pro League competition with its celebrity professionals. Tabi Tele’s original local travel and documentary-style content will spotlight popular tourist locations in Japan as well as in Europe and Hawaii.

http://www.turner.com/pressroom/turner-japan-launches-three-new-brands-dtv-channel

Cartoon Network South Korea Partners With Qualson For English Language Learning App

Cartoon Network South Korea Partners With Qualson For English Language Learning App

Cartoon Network South Korea Partners With Qualson For English Language Learning App

Turner Broadcasting System Asia-Pacific is teaming up with Qualson, the leading mobile language learning service in South Korea, to launch a fun new app that helps Korean speakers to learn the English language through the use of Cartoon Network’s shows and characters. The app will feature cartoon characters from We Bare Bears (a highly popular show in South Korea and the rest of Asia), The Powerpuff Girls, Adventure Time, The Amazing World of Gumball, Uncle Grandpa and Regular Show.

The app is planned to launch in South Korea in October, the app will eventually rollout to other markets, including Japan, Taiwan and Southeast Asia. The new app will be subscription based and will target both kids and adults who want to improve their English listening and speaking skills.

From The Turner Asia-Pacific Press Release: Turner Partners With Qualson To Launch English Language Learning App

Turner Asia Pacific is partnering with Qualson, the leading Korean mobile product developer, to launch a new app that enables users of different ages to make learning English fun through Cartoon Network’s shows and characters.

Targeted for launch in October in South Korea with subsequent rollout plans for other Asian markets including Japan, Taiwan and Southeast Asia, the subscription model app will target both kids and adults who want to improve their fluency in both listening and speaking English.

Popular original shows from Turner’s Cartoon Network featured in the app include We Bare Bears, The Powerpuff Girls, Adventure Time, The Amazing World of Gumball, Uncle Grandpa and Regular Show.

“We are delighted to be partnering with Qualson to enable more Koreans and Cartoon Network fans to watch their favourite shows and improve their English at the same time. We believe that learning is always more effective when it’s also fun,” commented Ron Lee, Turner Korea’s General Manager. “Qualson is the perfect partner for Turner to engage more Koreans given their proven track record.”

Qualson is well known for its “Super Fan” app, the No. 1 learning app in Korea.

“We are very proud to be partnering with Turner to develop a new learning app. Cartoon Network has some of the most iconic animation shows in the world including in Korea and across the Asia region. The new app aims to capitalise on the popularity of these shows to make learning English fun and engaging like never before,” added Sooyoung Park, CEO for Qualson Inc.

About Qualson Inc.

Qualson is an English education-based company that focuses on providing an English learning experience through mobile applications. Qualson has been affiliated with multinational corporations such as Samsung and POSCO by providing B2B services for their English education-based programs. Qualson has been leading the field of content-based English education in Korea from 2016 by launching their B2C application called ‘SuperFan’, and by 2018 they are planning on expanding their services to countries beyond Asia.

https://www.turner.com/pressroom/turner-partners-qualson-launch-english-language-learning-app

http://qualson.com/

http://www.cartoonnetworkkorea.com