Cartoon Network At Bay Area International Children’s Film Festival 2019 16th And 17th February: New Pilots Wingits And Splitting Time

Cartoon Network At Bay Area International Children’s Film Festival 2019 16th February New Pilots Wingits And Mushroom

Cartoon Network At Bay Area International Children’s Film Festival 2019 16th February: New Pilots Wingits And Splitting Time

On Saturday 16th February, Cartoon Network Studios will be at Bay Area International Children’s Film Festival (BAICFF) 2019 for a panel called “How Did They Do That?: Cartoon Network Shorts: Making Your Favorite TV Shows”. CN will be giving visitors a behind the scenes sneak peek of what goes on behind Cartoon Network’s popular animated shows, plus a glimpse on how Cartoon Network develop its shows through their International Shorts Development Programme. Festival goers will get the chance to watch some new shows currently being developed through CN’s programme.

Present at the panel will be the Leticia “Lele” Silva, the creator of the animated short – “Wingits”, and Madeleine “Maddy” Flores and J. Smith, the co-creators of the animated short – “Mushroom” aka “Mushroom and the Forest of the World”. Maddy also voices the main character in “Mushroom”. The panel will be moderated by Cartoon Network’s Vice President of Original Series Development, Asalle Tanha. Leticia, Maddy and J. Smith, along with Asalle will be providing an insight on how animated projects get developed from inception to completed animated short/pilot. Mushroom had its debut at the 2018 KLIK Animation Festival in Amsterdam, Netherlands, Wingits will make its world premiere debut at the BAICFF 2019 CN event.

In addition to Wingits and Mushroom, two more shorts from Cartoon Network Studios will be screened at the festival “Pops and Branwell” – created by Aleks Sennwald and Pete Toms and debuting for the first time at the festival – “Splitting Time” created by Gleb Sanchez-Lobashov. Both Pops and Branwell and Splitting Time will have screenings on Saturday 16th and Sunday 17th February.

Pops and Branwell follows the titular kid detectives who suspect a traitor in their squad as they chase a soup-robbing thief. In Splitting Time, Coen has to choose whether he will celebrate his 11th birthday with his mom in the 27th century or his Dad in the 1990s.

The 2019 edition of the Bay Area International Children’s Film Festival will be held at Chabot Science and Space Center located in Oakland, California, USA (near San Francisco in the metropolitan Bay Area), the Cartoon Network Studios panel will be held in the Megadome at 12pm on Saturday 16th February.

BAICFF calls itself “an annual Playdate for the Imagination™ where education and imagination collide”. The films shown at the festival are supposed to develop curiosity and to show children a wide range of cultural perspectives.

http://baicff.com/films/#Howdo

In related news, Pops and Branwell will have its world premiere at Children’s Film Festival Seattle 2019 in Seattle, Washington, USA. The short will be screened as part of the “Finding Myself, Finding a Friend” short film programme which will be screened on Sunday 27th January at 3.30pm and also Wednesday 30th January at 1pm.

https://childrensfilmfestivalseattle.org/finding-myself-finding-a-friend-shorts-program/

Cartoon Network Studios Renews Ben 10 For A Fourth Season

Cartoon Network Studios Renews Ben 10 For A Fourth Season

Cartoon Network Studios Renews Ben 10 For A Fourth Season

Today (10th January), Cartoon Network Studios has announced that they’ve renewed the popular animated sci-fi franchise Ben 10 for a fourth season, which means its still “hero time” at least for the foreseeable future, Ben 10 season four will debut in 2020. In the new season, Ben, his cousin Gwen and Grandpa Max will travel to different locations all over the world including Italy, Japan and Mexico. Season four will keep fans entertained with new alien transformations and alien battles, also Ben will find a special key that will upgrade his Omnitrix to add “Omni-Kix” armor enhancements to his aliens giving him some extra defence in battle.

Ben 10 is currently in its third season, more episodes will be airing later in January on Cartoon Network feeds in the EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa) region, the United States and Latin America will follow in Feburary and the Asia-Pacific region in March. There’s plenty in the third season for fans to get excited about including new aliens, vehicles and villains and the debut of a new character that originated from the original series of Ben 10 before the reboot – Kevin 11, who will be Ben’s 11-year-old nemesis in upcoming episodes. Kevin 11 developed a custom version of the Omnitrix called the “Anti-trix” of which he can activate to produce alternative versions of Ben 10’s aliens. Season three will have a lot of travelling too, as Ben and his family will go on trips around the world on the new “Omni-Copter” and they will travel to Asia, Europe and South America.

In the third quarter of 2018, Ben 10 was watched by 128 million people with 56 million children watching the show worldwide. The show is produced by Cartoon Network Studios and created and executive produced by Man of Action Entertainment (Big Hero 6, Generator Rex, Mega Man: Fully Charged, Bakugan Battle Planet), with John Fang (Mixels, Generator Rex) as executive producer.

From The Official Cartoon Network USA Press Release: Cartoon Network Gears Up for Season Four of Global Hit Series “Ben 10”

Cartoon Network is expanding the world of Ben 10 with a season four greenlight to take “hero time” to all-new levels. Ben, his cousin Gwen and Grandpa Max will venture to some of the world’s most popular destinations including Italy, Japan and Mexico. Season four will continue to empower its worldwide fanbase through new alien transformations, action-packed battles with villains and more. Ben will also discover a special key that upgrades his beloved Omnitrix to add “Omni-Kix” armor enhancements to his aliens so he can power up during the action. Season four is expected to premiere globally beginning 2020.

Ben 10 is currently in its third season, with new episodes returning later this month in EMEA, with the U.S. and LATAM following in February and APAC in March. The new episodes will feature new aliens, vehicles and villains, including a new character named Kevin 11, who serves as Ben’s 11-year-old nemesis. Kevin 11 developed the Anti-trix, a custom version of Ben’s Omnitrix which he can activate to produce alternative versions of Ben’s heroic aliens. Fans can also join Ben on expeditions around the world as he and his family board the new Omni-Copter to fly overseas to Asia, Europe and South America.

Ben 10 was watched by 182M individuals with 56M kids tuning in to watch it in Q3’18 worldwide. The show is produced by Cartoon Network Studios and created and executive produced by Man of Action Entertainment (Big Hero 6, Generator Rex), with John Fang (Mixels, Generator Rex) as executive producer.

About Man of Action Entertainment

Man of Action Entertainment are Joe Casey, Joe Kelly, Duncan Rouleau and Steven T. Seagle, the writers’ collective behind comic’s largest franchise characters as well as original characters published by their Man of Action imprint at Image Comics. Their creations include Ben 10, the $4.5 billion boys’ action franchise for which they’re executive producing the new iteration, now in its fourth season, and Generator Rex, both for Cartoon Network. Dentsu handpicked them to develop, write and executive produce the all-new Mega Man: Fully Charged series that debuted in 2018 on Cartoon Network. They also created the Zak Storm series for Zag that airs on Netflix. Man of Action Entertainment previously launched Disney XD’s Marvel’s Ultimate Spider-Man and Marvel’s Avengers Assemble as EXP/writers. Man of Action Entertainment created the characters and team featured in Big Hero 6, Disney/Marvel’s Academy Award(R)-winning feature. In addition to creating successful video games, toy lines and comic books, Man of Action Entertainment are the creator/producer/writers of current and upcoming feature films and live-action TV series based on their original comic books and graphic novels including the critically-acclaimed I Kill Giants feature film released in 2018, Officer Downe feature in 2016, and the upcoming Kafka and The Crusades. Website: http://manofaction.tv; Facebook: http://www.Facebook.com/ManOfActionEnt Twitter: http://www.Twitter.com/ManOfActionEnt Instagram: http://instagram.com/ManOfActionENT

Source: Q3 18 Channel & Franchise Linear Tracker

Definition of Kids per country: EMEA (Spain: 4-12yrs; Germany: 3-13yrs; Romania, S. Africa, Italy, Portugal, Bulgaria, France, Nordics: 4-14yrs; UK & Poland: 4-15yrs, Russia: 4-17yrs); LATAM: 4-11yrs, APAC (Malaysia, India, Taiwan, S. Korea, Thailand 4-14yrs; Singapore & Japan 4-12yrs; Philippines 2-12yrs; Australia: 5-12yrs) and US 6-11yrs

Definition of Individuals per country: EMEA (3+ yrs. for Germany and 4+ yrs. for the rest of the markets), LATAM: 4+ yrs.; APAC (4+ yrs. for Malaysia, India, Taiwan, S. Korea, Thailand; 2+ yrs. for Philippines, 5+ yrs. for Australia); US: 2+ yrs.

http://www.thefutoncritic.com/news/2019/01/10/cartoon-network-gears-up-for-season-four-of-global-hit-series-ben-10-80001/20190110cartoon01/#

Cartoon Network USA Teams Up With Adafruit And Microsoft’s MakeCode For Educational Cartoon Character Themed Electronic Projects

Cartoon Network USA Teams Up With Adafruit And Microsoft's MakeCode For Educational Cartoon Character Themed Electronic Projects

Cartoon Network USA Teams Up With Adafruit And Microsoft’s MakeCode For Educational Cartoon Character Themed Electronic Projects

Cartoon Network USA has teamed up with Microsoft’s computer coding programming environment – MakeCode and online electronics education/electronic components supplier – Adafruit for a series of Cartoon Network themed projects to help inspire young people to code and to create and construct their own electronic projects using paper or card and small electronic components. The partnership with Microsoft and Adafruit is Cartoon Network’s latest development for its ongoing STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Mathematics) initiative.

Projects include an electronic version of Ice King’s and Princess Bubblegum’s crown from Adventure Time, which have light and sound effects. Kids can also create their own version of Darwin from The Amazing World of Gumball which lights up and makes sounds when you shake him. There’s a glow-in-the-dark sign activity, a Finn cup lamp activity, a Jake “Hot Potato/Dog” game, a BMO music box activity that plays different sounds at a different tempo when moved and an activity based on the Enchiridion book from Adventure Time where players have to collect all the gems.

All project instructions require Adafruit Circuit Playground Express micro-controller device, Microsoft’s MakeCode coding development tool (either in the web browser or the Windows 10 app) and also some imagination and inspiration too.

Jill King, Senior Vice President of Marketing and Partnerships at Cartoon Network USA also commented on the technology learning partnership with Adafruit and Microsoft, she said:

“This generation of kids is the most diverse, mobile generation ever. They immerse themselves in content, not just as consumers, but as creators, We see this partnership as bringing best-in-class offerings together to inspire kids. With software from Microsoft, hardware from Adafruit, and characters that kids love from Cartoon Network, we hope to fuel their creative confidence, self-expression, and curiosity.”

All Cartoon Network Adafruit/MakeCode project documentation can be viewed on the link below:

https://makecode.adafruit.com/projects/cartoon-network

MakeCode Coding Environment for Adafruit Circuit Playground Express (Web Browser):

https://makecode.adafruit.com/

MakeCode Coding Environment for Adafruit Circuit Playground Express (Windows 10 app):

https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/p/makecode-for-adafruit/9pgzhwsk0pgd?activetab=pivot:overviewtab

https://www.latimes.com/entertainment/herocomplex/la-et-hc-cartoon-network-microsoft-adafruit-coding-20190107-story.html