Cartoon Network Partners With SundayToz For New We Bare Bears Puzzle Game
Cartoon Network Games has teamed up with South Korean game developer SundayToz for a new We Bare Bears themed puzzle game for mobile devices, the new game is expected to be released globally in early 2018. The new game will be a “match-3” puzzle and city-builder game as well as storytelling and animation from the show. Players can play with their friends and compete against each other for the highest score on the leaderboards.
SundayToz is well known for its range of “Anipang” series of mobile games in South Korea, the Anipang series of games feature various cute characters and games include match-3 puzzles, mahjong and poker. In total and as of January 2017, SundayToz’s apps have been downloaded more than 82 million times.
We Bare Bears fans in the UK can watch brand new episodes of We Bare Bears on weekdays at 4.30pm on Cartoon Network.
Cartoon Network Partners With SundayToz To Launch Global We Bare Bears Game: From The Turner Asia-Pacific/UK Press Release
Cartoon Network has partnered with Korean game developer SundayToz for a mobile puzzle game around the network’s hit animated series, We Bare Bears. A global launch is expected early 2018.
The free match 3-style and city-builder game will feature storytelling and video from the series, as well as competitive features such as leader-boards where friends can challenge one another.
“It’s exciting to partner with SundayToz on a new global mobile game for We Bare Bears,” said Chris Waldron, Vice President of Cartoon Network Digital Products and Games. “They connect with the fun, light-hearted tone of the series; and we know they’ll deliver a game our fans won’t want to put down.”
Phil Nelson, Turner’s Managing Director for North Asia and Southeast Asia Pacific, added: “We are extremely pleased to be working with a world-class game developer like SundayToz. Developing this product here in Asia for an international market is a great example of global collaboration.”
SundayToz is well known for its other puzzle games, particularly the “Anipang” series which was launched in 2013. As of January 2017, the company’s products have been downloaded more than 82 million times.
Co-Founder and CEO Kevin Jungwoong Lee said, “SundayToz has been pursuing the creation of a new gaming culture through the development of games like these. This much-anticipated release combines SundayToz and Cartoon Network’s collaborative efforts, and together we will launch an exceptional product.”
Fans in the UK can catch all-new episodes of We Bare Bears weekdays at 4:30pm on Cartoon Network.
Established in 2009, mobile game developer SundayToz released and serviced Korea’s mega selling game ‘Anipang’ in 2013 upon the introduction of smart phones. Currently, it is servicing nearly 10 games that are utilizing the ‘Anipang’ IP. SundayToz is recognized for its world class casual mobile game developing ability in the Korean mobile game market, which is often referred to as one of the top 5 markets in the world.
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
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.