Cartoon Network EMEA Announces New Original Series The Heroic Quest Of The Valiant Prince Ivandoe

Cartoon Network EMEA Announces New Original Series The Heroic Quest Of The Valiant Prince Ivandoe

Cartoon Network EMEA Announces New Original Series The Heroic Quest Of The Valiant Prince Ivandoe

Today (10/05/2017), Cartoon Network Europe, Middle East and Africa has released news about a brand new animated short comedy series called The Heroic Quest Of The Valiant Prince Ivandoe. The brand new show was officially announced by Patricia Hidalgo – the Chief Content Officer for Turner EMEA Kids and International Kids Strategy during the opening keynote speech at the Cartoon Business seminar in Belfast, Northern Ireland.

The Heroic Quest Of The Valiant Prince Ivandoe was created by two Danish animators – Christian Bøving-Andersen and Eva Lee Wallberg. Both Christian and Eva previously worked on The Amazing World of Gumball production team in London, on the show, Christian worked as a 2D animator and Eva worked as a 3D animator. The Heroic Quest Of The Valiant Prince Ivandoe follows Ivandoe, a young prince of the forest who has been sent on an epic quest by his father – The Mighty Stag to retrieve the magical Golden Feather from the Eagle King. Ivandoe is accompanied by his squire, a small bird named Bert, together they get into all kinds of silliness during their adventure while discovering new areas of the forest and encounter strange creatures on their journey.

The show has been produced in partnership with Copenhagen, Denmark-based animation studio – Sun Creature Studio (the pilot episode was produced by Copenhagen Bombay), with co-funding from the Danish Public Service Fund. Along with the linear rollout on television, Cartoon Network will launch the new series as an online interactive story, where kids and animation fans can follow the story with Ivandoe and unlock new episodes throughout the story. This is the first time Cartoon Network EMEA has launched a show with an interactive experience. Ten episodes have been produced with a runtime of three minutes each, the show is expected to rollout across Cartoon Network feeds in the EMEA area from late 2017.

From The Turner UK Press Release: Cartoon Network EMEA Announces New Original Series The Heroic Quest Of The Valiant Prince Ivandoe

Turner’s Cartoon Network EMEA has today announced a brand-new comedy series, The Heroic Quest of the Valiant Prince Ivandoe, which will be launching across the region from late 2017. The details were revealed by Patricia Hidalgo, Chief Content Officer, Turner EMEA Kids & International Kids Strategy, during the opening keynote at Cartoon Business in Belfast.

Created by Danish animators Christian Bøving-Andersen and Eva Lee Wallberg – who previously worked on Cartoon Network’s EMEA-produced hit series The Amazing World of Gumball – the series of 10 x 3 minute episodes follows young prince of the forest, Ivandoe who is tasked by his father, The Mighty Stag, to go on a quest and return with the magical Golden Feather of the fearsome Eagle King. Accompanied by his dedicated squire, a small bird called Bert, Ivandoe embarks on an epically silly adventure, discovering new and mysterious areas of the forest and an array of peculiar creatures along the way.

The Heroic Quest of the Valiant Prince Ivandoe has been produced in partnership with Copenhagen-based Sun Creature Studio (the pilot episode was created with Copenhagen Bombay), with co-funding from the Danish Public Service Fund. Cartoon Network will be launching it as an online interactive digital play, alongside the linear roll-out, encouraging kids and animation fans to “quest” with Ivandoe and Bert in order to travel across the landscape and unlock new episodes. This marks the first time Cartoon Network EMEA has developed and launched new property in this way.

Patricia Hidalgo commented: “Ivandoe is a really exciting project, with an extremely talented creative team at its helm and welcome support from the Danish Public Service Fund. The story and style presents us with a great opportunity to introduce this new IP in a non-traditional way, with a host of interactive digital elements that will allow kids to get to know the hilarious and loveable characters by questing along with them. We can’t wait to see the response from Cartoon Network fans.”

Christian Bøving-Andersen and Eva Lee Wallberg added: “It’s been so much fun to work with Cartoon Network and the dedicated team at Sun Creature Studio developing what started as a small idea in East London into 10 actual episodes produced here in Copenhagen. We are very happy and proud of the result and we really hope that the kids out there will love questing with Ivandoe just as much as we do.”

http://www.suncreature.com/

http://www.cartoonnetworkeurope.com/

Ian McDonough Head Of Turner UK And Nordics To Leave The Company

Ian McDonough Head Of Turner UK And Nordics To Leave The Company

Ian McDonough Head Of Turner UK And Nordics To Leave The Company

In a statement released today (11/04/2017) from Turner, it has been announced that Ian McDonough, the Senior Vice President and Managing Director for Turner Northern Europe (UK and Nordics) will be leaving the company. Ian oversaw all of Turner’s UK and Scandinavian operations, which includes Cartoon Network, Boomerang, TCM, Cartoonito in the UK and TNT in Scandinavia. Ian took on the role of regional manager in 2014, back then, Turner’s UK operations were split off from the Southern Europe part of the business (France, Italy, Spain and Africa) and joined up with the company’s Scandinavian operations forming the new Northern Europe region.

In the last few months, there has been some changes, in February, Turner UK sold its general entertainment channel – TruTV (launched in 2014) to Sony Pictures Television so it can focus on its core children’s and classic movie TV channel brands, also recently, the company has made a investment in digital services including the acquisition of Bigballs Media, the world’s largest independent football media business.

In the meantime, Giorgio Stock, the president of Turner EMEA will be overseeing the Northern Europe part of the business until a new manager is hired.

Upon Ian’s notice of resignation, Turner released this statement:

“Ian McDonough has taken the decision to leave Turner. Ian has steered the Northern Europe business during a period of fast-paced change and leaves the Turner channels portfolio in great shape. We have a strong and experienced management team in place who will run the day to day operation reporting into Giorgio Stock, president EMEA, who will be directly overseeing the Northern Europe business while we find the right candidate to lead the region going forward.”

http://www.digitaltveurope.net/683702/turners-northern-europe-boss-exiting/

http://tbivision.com/news/2017/04/turners-northern-europe-boss-exiting/740052/

Cartoon Network News In Brief Mid March 2017

Cartoon Network News In Brief Mid March 2017

Cartoon Network News In Brief Mid March 2017

Final Uncle Grandpa Recording Session

Eric Bauza (the voice of Belly Bag in Uncle Grandpa) has announced that the final voice recording session for Cartoon Network’s Uncle Grandpa animated series was recorded yesterday. The show premiered in 2013 and a total of five seasons were produced. Uncle Grandpa is known for its nonsensical humour, visual gags, catchphrases and pure randomness, the show follows a man who’s everyone’s Uncle and Grandpa and visits people to help solve their problems, his close friends include a dinosaur named Mr. Gus, a Belly Bag and a slice of pizza named Pizza Steve. Nick Edwards, one of the show’s animators won a Creative Arts Emmy in 2014 in the “Outstanding Individual in Animation” category, for his work in the episode “Afraid of the Dark”.

New Mobile Game: Justice League Action Run

Last week, Warner Bros. Entertainment released a mobile game based on DC Comics’ latest animated series – Justice League Action, the new game is a “running” game with Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman, Firestorm and Cyborg as playable characters. There are a total of 150 mission based levels, in each level the player will have to run, slide, fly and blast through obstacles. In the game, the player will get to fight the Joker, Darkseid, Lex Luthor and Lobo.

Mobile Game Description From Google Play

Ready to take on the world’s meanest villains? Here’s your chance to hand pick your own team of Justice League Action heroes set the bad guys on the run! And between missions, you can catch your breath—watch videos, learn amazing character facts, and read the best comic books in the universe!

You’re the team leader, and there’s a lot to do:

RUN, jump, slide, dodge, fly, and blast your way through 150 mission-based levels.
SWAP heroes during your missions (why stick with one superpower or ability?)
FIGHT bosses at the end of each chapter and thwart their evil plans.
UPGRADE and customize your heroes with new costumes, abilities, gear, and superpowers.
EARN tokens to level up and unlock new heroes and more rewards.
WATCH videos, shorts, clips, and tutorials for Justice League Action and other DC Kids shows.
READ the latest DC news, announcements, character facts, and digital comic books.

It’s your world—make your choices!

HEROES: Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman, Firestorm, and Cyborg.
VILLAINS: Joker, Darkseid, Lex Luthor, and Lobo
BATTLEGROUNDS: Gotham City, Metropolis, Apokolips

Justice League Action Run is avaliable for free from Google Play and the iTunes App Store, contains in-app store functionality:

Google Play (Android): https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.wb.goog.jlar&hl=en

iTunes App Store (iOS): https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/justice-league-action-run/id1146982647?mt=8

The Powerpuff Girls To Premiere On Disney Channel Germany On Monday 20th March

Everyone’s favourite superheroines will be premiering on an unlikely channel in Germany – Disney Channel on Monday 20th March, episodes will air Monday to Friday at 3.55pm. In November 2016, it was announced that Disney Channel Germany has brought the free-to-air broadcasting rights to The Powerpuff Girls, while Cartoon Network Germany has the pay-TV first-run rights for the show.

https://www.regularcapital.com/2017/02/powerpuff-girls-european-broadcasting-rights-deals/

Cartoon Network Nordic’s Morgon Kubben New Graphics

Cartoon Network Nordic (the version of Cartoon Network that broadcasts to Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Finland and Iceland) has given their Morgon Kubben (Morning Club) breakfast-time programming block a graphics refresh, the block now features retro 1980’s neon graphics combined with cartoon character model animations from Cartoon Network’s Dimensional rebrand package.

Teen Titans Go! 200th Episode Celebration

Warner Bros. Animation’s Teen Titans Go! celebrated its 200th episode last week with a special party, the show’s voice cast, Scott Menville (Robin), Hynden Walch (Starfire), Tara Strong (Raven) and Greg Cipes (Beast Boy) attended the special event.