Cartoon Network Poland Love Cartoon Network Campaign
Cartoon Network Poland has started a campaign and competition called “Love Cartoon Network” that encourages children and their families to re-enact their favourite moments from their favourite cartoons on the channel. Competition winners will get to see themselves on the Cartoon Network TV channel. Competition entrants can submit as many videos as they like, but each video must be less than five minutes long. Cartoon Network are looking for the most creative and funniest entries, the best videos will be selected by a jury and will be shown on the channel.
Obvious but very important disclaimer:
Remember, cartoons are over-exaggerated and some scenes/actions in cartoons can be incredibly dangerous if attempted in real life, please use some common sense and be careful.
Terms and conditions can be read via the link on the Love Cartoon Network microsite, a consent form must be downloaded from the competition microsite, filled in by a parent or guardian, and uploaded onto the competition submission form. Competition ends 31st December 2017.
Cartoon Network UK Ben 10 Hero Truck Tour Starts 27th July
Throughout the school summer holidays, Cartoon Network UK will be running a Ben 10 tour around the UK called the “Ben 10 Hero Truck Tour”, a specially custom-made trailer branded like The Rustbucket RV motorhome from the animated TV show will be visiting several locations of Toys “R” Us, Tesco and Smyths Toy Superstores. The tour will kick off this Thursday (27/07/2017) at the Tesco Extra branch in Havant, Hampshire and will be visiting an additional 16 locations and will end at the Smyths Toys Superstores branch in Ashford, Kent on Sunday 20th August.
The purpose of the Rustbucket tour is to promote the brand new Ben 10 toy range now available at toy retailers across the UK. The toy range is produced by Playmates Toys and distributed in the UK by Flair (a part of the Giochi Preziosi toy group). Flair has already released a range of collectable “power-up” and “deluxe” figures, “Transform-N-Battle” roleplay items and basic and deluxe versions of the Omnitrix as well as the Rust Bucket playset. The Hero Truck tour will also include an augmented reality experience, where shoppers will be able to transform themselves into their favourite Ben 10 alien. After the UK tour, the Rustbucket will tour around Europe in countries such as Poland, Spain and Italy.
In addition to the tour, branches of The Entertainer, Smyths and Toys “R” Us have put out displays with a Rustbucket design to display the new toy range, kids are able to sit inside the Rustbucket shaped display and pretend that they’re on an adventure that’s out of this world.
Regarding the Ben 10 Hero Truck Tour and the new toy range, Graham Saltmarsh, director of licensing for Cartoon Network Enterprises UK and Northern Europe said:
“We know from our retail partners that immersive fan experiences are in high demand, especially during the summer holidays as parents look for ways to keep their kids entertained. We’re confident these ‘Ben 10’ activations will create a huge sense of excitement as soon as kids arrive at their local store and leave them eager to get their hands on the fantastic new toy range.”
Below are all the dates and locations for the Ben 10 Hero Truck Tour in the UK as listed on the official Cartoon Network UK website:
27th July – TESCO Havant Extra (Solent Road, Havant Hampshire, P09 1TR) 29th July – TESCO Swindon Extra (Ocotal Way, Swindon, SN1 2EH) 30th July – Smyths Toys Superstores (5, A, Cribbs Causeway Retail Park, Bristol, BS34 5TX) 1st August – TESCO Cardiff Extra (Excelsior Estate, Cardiff South Glamorgan, CF14 3AT) 3rd August – TOYS R US (Cross Point Business Park, Coventry, CV2 2SR) 4th August – TOYS R US (Meole Brace Retail Park, Hereford Rd, Shrewsbury SY3 9NB) 5th August – TOYS R US (Wyvern Way, Derby DE21 6NZ) 6th August – TESCO Stretford Extra (Chester Rd, Stretford, Trafford M32 0QW) 8th August – Smyths Toys Superstores (Vicarage Ln, Blackpool FY4 4NB) 10th August – Smyths Toys Superstores (Glasgow Fort Shopping Park, G34 9DL) 12th August – Smyths Toys Superstores (Middle Engine Lane, Wallsend NE28 9NT) 13th August – Smyths Toys Superstores (15, Crown Point Shopping Park, Leeds LS10 1ET) 14th August – TESCO Hull Street Stephens Extra (Hull St Stephens Centre, Hull, HU2 8LN) 17th August – TESCO Cambridge Bar Hill Extra (15-18 Viking Way, Cambridge, CB23 8EL) 18th August – TOYS R US (London Road, Ipswich, IP8 3TT) 19th August – Smyths Toys Superstores (1 Staples Corner Retail Park, Geron Way, NW2 6LW) 20th August – Smyths Toys Superstores (Unit 5 Ashford Retail Park, Barrey Road, TN24 0SG)
Cartoon Network Asia Pacific And Prudence Foundation Launch Cha-Ching Financial Education App
Prudence Foundation, the community investment division of Prudential Asia (owned by the British insurance and financial services firm – Prudential) and Turner Asia-Pacific have celebrated their seven-year “Cha-Ching” campaign partnership with the launch of a new money management mobile app aimed at children called “Cha-Ching Challenge”. Through the use of art and animated content produced by Cartoon Network Asia-Pacific, the purpose of the app is to increase financial literacy among children and their families.
The Cha-Ching Challenge app was developed especially for parents and for children aged between seven to 12 year old and covers four concepts of money management – Earn, Save, Spend and Donate. The app offers activities to make the experience of money management more fun and encourages families to talk about their financial decisions. The app also has additional features which helps the user to learn the objectives for each activity, even record their achievements and share photos. The app features songs, including the latest Cha-Ching animated music video called “Cha-Cha Choices”.
Cha-Ching was first launched in Southeast Asia in 2011 on Cartoon Network and later, Boomerang. The campaign has spread as far as Poland in 2014, the UK in 2016, and the United States where the campaign was launched earlier this year. Produced by Cartoon Network in the Asia-Pacific region, Cha-Ching episodes are available in more than 34 million households in 10 different languages. Since Cha-Ching’s launch in 2011, the initiative has had more than 76 million website page views (on http://www.cha-ching.com), more than 3 million video views on its YouTube channel and has a total of nearly 139,000 Facebook fans.
Download the free Cha-Ching Challenge mobile app now available on Google Play and the iTunes App Store:
From The Turner Asia-Pacific Press Release: Turner-Prudence Foundation Celebrate Partnership With New “Cha-Ching” Financial Education App & Content: App helps children practice earning, saving and donating
Prudence Foundation, the community investment arm of Prudential Corporation Asia, and Turner Asia Pacific have marked their seven-year partnership with the launch of a new mobile app and animated content to help boost financial literacy in families, as part of the international Cha-Ching campaign.
The app, Cha-Ching Challenge, is designed for parents to engage their children aged seven to 12 years old on the four fundamental money management concepts of the programme: Earn, Save, Spend and Donate. It offers a variety of activities in each category that serve as fun conversation starters to help families navigate the different options available and help them make smarter money choices.
There are additional features that enable users to learn about the key objectives for each activity, record their achievements and share photos. The app also features clips from the Cha-Ching songs, including the latest music video in the 18-episode Cha-Ching series entitled Cha-Cha-Choices.
“After seven years of working together, Turner and Prudence Foundation continue to demonstrate amazing dedication to the Cha-Ching campaign, and we’re both determined to develop new ways to connect, inform and entertain,” said Vishal Dembla, Turner’s General Manager in Southeast Asia. “We add value by bringing content back into the communication conversation. Rather than transactional media buys, Turner’s new-look team looks at its relationships as strategic marketing partnerships – and our conversations revolve around these types of native solutions and branded content.”
The partnership between Turner and the Prudence Foundation, the community investment arm of Prudential in Asia, dates back to 2011 when Cha-Ching was first launched across Southeast Asia on Cartoon Network and subsequently on Boomerang. It has also travelled beyond Asia; to Poland in 2014; UK in 2016; and the US where it launched earlier this year.
“Financial literacy is an important life skill that children should learn not just early in life, but practice on a daily basis. We are delighted that Cha-Ching has made an impact globally since its launch in 2011, providing millions of children all over the world the opportunity to get a head-start on money management concepts,” said Marc Fancy, Executive Director of Prudence Foundation. This new app is the ideal tool for parents, who want to discuss financial literacy but don’t know where to start. Cha-Ching Challenge provides yet another touchpoint and platform to deliver our message about the importance of financial education.”
On the Cartoon Network channel, Cha-Ching episodes are available in more than 34 million households in 10 languages per month. Since its launch in 2011, the programme has accumulated more than 76 million page views on www.cha-ching.com, more than 3 million video views on its YouTube channel and generated 139,000 Facebook fans.
Cha-Ching is an initiative of the Prudence Foundation, the charitable platform of Prudential Corporation Asia. Produced in co-operation with the Cartoon Network, the leading children’s channel in the Asia Pacific, and with the backing of Dr. Alice Wilder, an expert in educational and child psychology, Cha-Ching takes an engaging and age-appropriate musical narrative approach to teach children about four key fundamental money management concepts – Earn, Save, Spend and Donate.
It rolled out in Hong Kong, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam and the Philippines in 2011, and then in Korea and Poland in 2014, Taiwan and UK in 2016. In 2017, the programme arrived in the US. Cha-Ching is currently available in English, Bahasa Indonesia, Bahasa Malaysia, Cantonese, Mandarin, Korean, Thai, Polish, Vietnamese, Khmer and Burmese.
Cha-Ching is a series of three-minute animated television music videos for children aged 7 to 12 that were produced by and aired on Cartoon Network. Other elements of the programme include a website (http://www.cha-ching.com) with games and applications featuring real-life money management scenarios, online resources and activity plans for kids, parents and teachers. The Cha-Ching School Contact Programme was implemented across Asia since 2012 and has reached more than 280,000 children directly and was adopted by the Department of Education in the Philippines. A new Cha-Ching Curriculum with structured lessons plan for teachers was launched in schools in the Philippines, Malaysia and Indonesia in 2016.
About Prudence Foundation
Prudence Foundation is the community investment arm of Prudential in Asia and was established in 2011. The Foundation brings Prudential’s regional community activities to a new level of strategic alignment and focus to maximise the impact of its efforts across Asia.
Its mission is to make a lasting contribution to Asian societies through sustainable initiatives focused on three key pillars: Education, Children and Disaster Preparedness & Recovery. Under each pillar, the Foundation has regional flagship programmes as well as market specific programmes, working closely in partnership with local and international NGOs. The Foundation embodies the long-term and heartfelt commitment of Prudential’s people in Asia to provide innovative, focused, and practical support to their local communities. More information at www.prudencefoundation.com