The Future: My Future Plans And What I’m Doing Next

The Future

The Future: My Future Plans And What I’m Doing Next

As Steven Universe Future premieres tonight in the United States, there’s never been a better time to explain my future plans and my involvement in the cartoon community. The good news is that I’m not going anywhere, I am still active but I have been refocusing my efforts. My strengths are my Twitter account and my YouTube channel, which I find to be a more efficient and more effective method to reach more people and to share news in a less time consuming manner. Due to the changes at WarnerMedia and not worrying to do the blog anymore, I have expanded my range of news, I’m now covering not only Cartoon Network and Boomerang, but also Adult Swim, Warner Bros. Animation and DC Comics more, as well as Toonami (USA), Rooster Teeth and Crunchyroll for the first time. I still post Cartoon Network’s highlights on my Twitter and YouTube accounts.

After making the difficult decision of closing the blog, I’ve found that it made very little difference to those who read my content, in fact, I have attracted more followers than ever before. I wasn’t much of a writer, all I did was paraphrase articles I found and give a link to the source with very little input from me for each article, I decided to leave the news writing to the professionals, there were only those few rare occasions where I did original investigation and research. I have slightly changed how I have distributed my content, especially YouTube now has community post functionality which is great to spread news quickly as I have thousands of subscribers. To prove that I’m still active in the animation community, I’ve been to the Manchester Animation Festival last month (the largest in the UK), there I seen some international independent animated shorts, met Gumball, Elliott From Earth and 101 Dalmatian Street storyboarder – Bianca Ansems and had the opportunity to see Steven Universe The Movie on the big screen. I have loads of connections in the animation industry, including show creators, animators, writers, storyboarders, animation studios and broadcasters, these are too precious to give up.

So you ask, what about my Facebook page and this blog?, what will happen to them?, well, I’m teaming up with a Central Eastern European media group called Prartoon to help run their Toonsphere and CRT websites, I’m already a “technical advisor” and made suggestions on how both websites should run (alongside some small jobs), we’re just trying to get things off the ground, but basically, Toonsphere is an animation news website with a focus on western animation, ever since it stopped being the focus of ToonZone (now rebranded as Anime Superhero), there’s still a need for such as site. CRT is Prartoon’s other site and is a general television news website. I’ve already given my Facebook page to Toonsphere, and one day, the blog will be archived on the site for all to see. I have known the people who run Prartoon since late 2013 (as I met them on ToonZone), so it’s been a few years since I actually known them, so it’s finally time to actually do something great. So, I’m actually spending time helping other people in the animation community rather than myself.

As it’s December, I wish you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

https://en.prartoon.com/
https://en.toonsphere.com/

OK K.O.! Let’s Be Heroes Creator Ian Jones-Quartey And Tigtone Co-Creators Andrew Koehler And Benjamin Martian Invited As A Special Guests At RTX Animation Festival 2019

OK K.O.! Let's Be Heroes Creator Ian Jones-Quartey And Tigtone Co-Creators Andrew Koehler And Benjamin Martian Invited As A Special Guests At RTX Animation Festival 2019

OK K.O.! Let’s Be Heroes Creator Ian Jones-Quartey And Tigtone Co-Creators Andrew Koehler And Benjamin Martian Invited As A Special Guests At RTX Animation Festival 2019

The creator of Cartoon Network’s OK K.O.! Let’s Be Heroes – Ian Jones-Quartey and the co-creators of Adult Swim’s Tigtone animated series – Andrew Koehler And Benjamin Martian have been invited as special guest panelists for RTX Animation Festival 2019.

The RTX Animation Festival is an annual event organised by Cartoon Network’s and Adult Swim’s sister brand within the WarnerMedia group – Rooster Teeth, this year’s festival will be held from Friday 5th July to Sunday 7th July in Rooster Teeth’s hometown of Austin, Texas at the Austin Convention Center. Rooster Teeth’s animation division – Rooster Teeth Animation will also be present at the festival. Rooster Teeth Animation also produce the globally acclaimed animated series RWBY – the first western anime series to be distributed in Japan and also the science fantasy animated series – gen:LOCK. The RTX Animation Festival also includes comedy and gaming events.

https://www.awn.com/news/rtx-animation-festival-announces-initial-2019-lineup

https://www.broadwayworld.com/bwwtv/article/RTX-Animation-Festival-Announces-Initial-Lineup-With-Exclusive-Panels-and-Screenings-20190405

Cartoon Network Related Announcements At Annecy Animation Festival 2019 Press Conference

Cartoon Network Related Announcements At Annecy Animation Festival 2019 Press Conference

Cartoon Network Related Announcements At Annecy Animation Festival 2019 Press Conference

Today (15th April), CITIA (the organisers of the annual Annecy Animation Festival, held in Annecy, France) held a press conference for Annecy Animation Festival 2019, which will be held between Monday 10th and Saturday 15th June. According to the press conference and various posts on social media, there will be some Cartoon Network and Warner Bros. Animation related events at this year’s festival. The Annecy Animation Festival also has an animation market side-event called MIFA (French: Marché international du film d’animation, English: International Animation Film Market), which will be open between Tuesday 11th and Friday 14th June. The full programme for the festival will be announced next month.

Looney Tunes Cartoons

The animation festival’s opening ceremony will include the world premiere of Looney Tunes Cartoons, the most ambitious Looney Tunes related animation project since the classic shorts between 1930 and 1969. In addition to the opening ceremony screening, there will be a full Screening Event session on Wednesday 12th June at 4pm with Peter Browngardt (Looney Tunes Cartoons Executive Producer), Alex Kirwan (Looney Tunes Cartoons Production Director), Audrey Diehl (Vice President, Series, Warner Bros. Animation) and Sam Register (President, Warner Bros. Animation and Warner Digital Series), the session will be held in the Bonlieu Grande salle at the festival and will include an hour and a half of exclusive content.

TV Films in Competition

An episode each of Cartoon Network’s Apple and Onion (Episode: Fafafel’s Fun Day) and The Powerpuff Girls (Episode: The Spoon) have been selected by the festival to take part in the “TV Films in Competition” category, Adult Swim’s The Shivering Truth (Episode: Chaos Beknownst) and Tigtone (Episode: Tigtone and Those Elemental Kings) have also been selected in the same category.

Apple and Onion: https://www.annecy.org/programme/index:film-20191483
The Powerpuff Girls: https://www.annecy.org/programme/index:film-20190534
The Shivering Truth: https://www.annecy.org/programme/index:film-20193131
Tigtone: https://www.annecy.org/programme/index:film-20193053

https://www.annecy.org/programme:tvc

Scoob! Movie Work In Progress

Warner Bros. Animation will be at this year’s Annecy Animation Festival in a Work In Progress session regarding the development of the upcoming Scooby-Doo! theatrical movie – Scoob!, which will be released in the United States on 15th May 2020. In the new movie, Shaggy, Scooby-Doo, Fred, Daphne, and Velma team up with many other characters from Hanna-Barbera universe to save the world from Dick Dastardly and his evil plans.

https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/heat-vision/scooby-doo-movie-star-will-forte-gina-rodriguez-tracy-morgan-1177354

https://www.annecy.org/

https://www.citia.org/