Cartoon Network Imagination Studios 2017 In Bulgaria

Cartoon Network Imagination Studios 2017 In Bulgaria

Cartoon Network Imagination Studios 2017 In Bulgaria

Cartoon Network Russia and Southeastern Europe, the version of Cartoon Network that broadcasts in Bulgaria, have launched their Cartoon Network Imagination Studios initiative and competition for the third time. The Cartoon Network Imagination Studios initiative allows children between the ages of 6 and 14 to get creative by creating their own characters, by writing and drawing storyboards or by producing a short animation.

The initiative is a starting block for children who aspire to work in the animation industry when they grow up. The competition started yesterday (17/04/2017) and will end on 31st May. The competition has three different categories, character design, storyboarding and animation, a jury will decide the winners in each category. The winners will receive an Acer Travelmate B 118 laptop and will have the opportunity to see their creation on Cartoon Network. The winners will be announced on Saturday 10th June.

As part of the initiative in Bulgaria, the Imagination Studios team and a young animator – Tomislav Ekimov will be touring three schools in the country to teach children the different production stages of animation.

http://www.az-deteto.bg/risuvay-i-se-zabavlyavay-utchastvay-v-konkursa-na-Cartoon-Network/15930/view.html

http://imaginationstudios.cartoonnetwork.bg/competition/

Cartoon Network Russia And Southeastern Europe 2017 Upfront Reel

Cartoon Network Russia And Southeastern Europe 2017 Upfront Reel

Cartoon Network Russia And Southeastern Europe 2017 Upfront Reel

Media Alliance, the company that manages Cartoon Network’s distribution in Russia on behalf of Turner has released an upfront of new episodes and brand new shows coming in 2017. In 2017, Cartoon Network Russia and Southeastern Europe will premiere two new shows called Unikitty, a 2D animated “The Lego Movie” spinoff series and a brand new Cartoon Network animated short original called The Heroic Quest Of The Valiant Prince Ivandoe, a parodied and loosely based version of the medieval themed story – Ivanhoe but with a deer as the main character.

The Heroic Quest Of The Valiant Prince Ivandoe was created by two members from The Amazing World of Gumball production team – Christian Bøving-Andersen and Eva Lee Wallberg. The brand new original shorts are made in Denmark and uses a mixed media art style in a similar fashion to The Amazing World of Gumball, initially 10 two-minute length episodes will be produced. The upfront reel released by Cartoon Network Russia also includes animated sequences from the two new shows.

In 2017, Cartoon Network Russia and Southeastern Europe will also air new episodes of Adventure Time, The Powerpuff Girls, Ben 10, Steven Universe, We Bare Bears, The Amazing World of Gumball, Mighty Magiswords, Clarence, Justice League Action and a brand new show – Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs: The Animated Series.

http://www.animwork.dk/en/news_presentation.asp?AjrDcmntId=6476

http://mediaalliance.ru/en/cartoon-network

Dorothy And The Wizard Of Oz And Wacky Racers To Air On Boomerang Feeds Outside United States

Dorothy And The Wizard Of Oz And Wacky Racers To Air On Boomerang Feeds Outside United States

Dorothy And The Wizard Of Oz And Wacky Racers To Air On Boomerang Feeds Outside United States

Today (20/03/2017), Turner announced that two new animated shows from Warner Bros. Animation are heading to Boomerang. Both Wacky Racers and Dorothy And The Wizard Of Oz will air on Boomerang’s international feeds, but in the United States, both shows will be an OTT (Over-The-Top) VOD (Video On Demand) exclusive on Boomerang’s brand new streaming service instead of Boomerang USA’s linear channel.

Dorothy & The Wizard of Oz is described as a comedy fantasy series based on the classic L. Frank Baum book series and the classic timeless 1939 MGM movie, the new animated adventures follows Dorothy and her friends, the Cowardly Lion, Tin Man and Scarecrow in the Land of Oz. The new animated show is set after the defeat of the Wicked Witch of the West; essentially an animated sequel to the movie.

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, also the series will 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 racewinning abilities.

Patricia Hidalgo, chief content officer of EMEA kids & international kids strategy at Turner stated that the addition of these two new shows will help strengthen Boomerang, which is considered to be their second flagship animation channel.

“The introduction of these iconic shows and stories is very well timed, as we continue to build Boomerang as our second flagship to Cartoon Network and a strong kids and family brand across international markets. Dorothy and the Wizard of Oz and Wacky Racers both perfectly capture the inherent values of Boomerang and we’re confident that new and existing fans of the channel will love this latest offering from our sister-company”

News about Dorothy and the Wizard of Oz and Wacky Racers airing on Boomerang’s international feeds isn’t exactly new, as both shows were disclosed in an upfront by Turner Russia last month, today’s news is official confirmation from Cartoon Network’s/Boomerang’s main management.

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From The Turner Africa/Burson-Marsteller Press Release: Dorothy & The Wizard Of Oz and Wacky Racers Headed For Boomerang Africa: Latest original content from Warner Bros. Animation – Dorothy & the Wizard of Oz and all-new Wacky Races – will premiere in Africa on Boomerang from October 2017.

Turner International has revealed that two highly-anticipated originals, Dorothy & the Wizard of Oz and Wacky Races, both from the acclaimed Warner Bros. Animation studios, will soon be coming to Africa. These shows will join the line-up of classic and contemporary animation on the company’s second fun flagship international kids channel, Boomerang, 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.

But Dorothy soon realises that all is not as it seems. She encounters a chaotic and crazy Oz, one that she is not accustomed to. There are witches, wizards, munchkins, flying monkeys and a whole menagerie of mystical creatures running amok. To add more madness to the chaos, magic falls into the wrong hands and that’s where Dorothy decides to step in!

The Princess of Emerald City takes charge and embarks on a journey to put things right and to win back her Oz. Dorothy tracks down anyone or anything that causes mischief and could potentially threaten or warm her beloved Oz, and puts a stop to it. She soon finds out, however, that she’s not in Kansas anymore. When mistakes happen in Kansas it’s usually not a big deal, but make a mistake in Oz and a Wicked Witch or two will surely come after you.

In Boomerang’s second original offering coming later this year, all racers are being called to the track with Wacky Races. This much loved Hanna-Barbera classic series has received a full-engine overhaul for its Boomerang debut, where we will see the return of everyone’s favourite racers and, of course, their wacky cars!

Viewers will enjoy seeing old favourites such as Penelope Pitstop racing around in her Compact Pussycat car. She is a sassy Southern belle with charm and intelligence that makes her a formidable racer, but most of the time she’s taking a detour to save others. Penelope’s best friend, Peter Perfect, zooms around in the Turbo Terrific. He has a big heart and an even bigger ego, which fuels his super positive “can-do” attitude, while in the Mean Machine, Dick Dastardly and his accomplice, Muttley, continue to stop at nothing to win the race by any means necessary. And don’t forget The Gruesome Twosome — Tiny and Bella — in their “monster” truck, the Doombuggy.

Boomerang’s Wacky Races has received a major a tune-up, filled with fast-paced slapstick comedy, high-octane thrills and pure zany fun from start to finish, where we will see not only familiar faces, but a whole new roster of racers ready to take to the track and race to strange and exotic places around the world.

Patricia Hidalgo, Chief Content Officer, EMEA Kids & International Kids Strategy, Turner commented:

“The introduction of these iconic shows and stories is very well timed, as we continue to build Boomerang as our second flagship to Cartoon Network and a strong kids and family brand across Africa. Dorothy and Wacky both perfectly capture the inherent values of Boomerang and we’re confident that new and existing fans of the channel will love this latest offering from our sister-company.”

Dorothy & the Wizard of Oz and Wacky Races join Boomerang’s portfolio of fun and funny, multi-generational shows, which include Warner Bros. Animation’s The Tom and Jerry Show, Be Cool, Scooby-Doo!, Bunnicula and Looney Tunes, new Boomerang Original production The Happos Family, as well as global and international acquisitions such as Grizzy and the Lemmings and Mr Bean: The Animated Series.