Cartoon Network At Cardiff Animation Festival 2018

Cartoon Network At Cardiff Animation Festival 2018

Cartoon Network At Cardiff Animation Festival 2018

Later this week (19th to 22nd April) is the Cardiff Animation Festival in Cardiff, Wales, UK. The animation festival is one of the largest in the UK and celebrates home-grown and international animation. On the first day of the festival (Thursday 19th April) some of the UK’s top childrens’ content commissioners will be speaking during the “Afternoon Tea with the Children’s Commissioners” session. Turner EMEA’s VP of Programming and Content Strategy, Kids (Cartoon Network/Boomerang/Cartoonito/Boing), Acquisitions and Co-productions International – Cecilia Persson will also be there. Other content commissioners attending the event are Cheryl Taylor (Head of Content, for CBBC), Stuart Rowson (Head of Curation and Discovery for CBBC), Lucy Murphy (Head of Kids Content at Sky UK) and Sioned Wyn Roberts (Children’s Commissioner for Welsh-language broadcaster S4C).

During the session, each content commissioner will discuss what they’re looking for in terms of child-friendly animated programming. After the session, there will be an opportunity for potential show creators to pitch and discuss their ideas in a ten-minute one-to-one session with a content commissioner, they’re also there to offer advice on how to get an animated project picked up and commissioned by a children’s channel. The session is supported by BAFTA’s (British Academy of Film and Television Arts) Wales division – BAFTA Cymru.

http://www.bafta.org/wales/whats-on/afternoon-tea-with-the-childrens-commissioners

http://www.cardiffanimation.com/caf18-industry-day

Cartoon Network At Kidscreen Summit 2018

Cartoon Network At Kidscreen Summit 2018

Cartoon Network At Kidscreen Summit 2018

During this week (12th February to 15th February) in Miami, Florida, USA is the annual Kidscreen Summit. The Kidscreen Summit is organised by children’s media news website – Kidscreen, and is a yearly gathering of the children’s television and digital media industry from inside and outside the United States.

Today (13th February) and alongside the summit is the annual Kidscreen Awards ceremony, this year, Cartoon Network USA’s VP Content Acquisitions & Co-Productions – Adina Pitt and CN’s VP of Product Management – Beau Teague will be two of the judges for this year’s awards. Studio Hari’s Grizzy and the Lemmings has been nominated for Best Animated Show, the show airs on Boomerang’s international feeds.

https://www.awn.com/news/shortlist-set-2018-kidscreen-awards

Yesterday (12/02/2018), Adina was a speaker at the “Broadcaster to Broadcaster: Focus on 6 to 11s” panel, which was about the current state of kids content between the ages of six and eleven years old what it means for producers and linear and non-linear platforms, at the session, Adina emphasised that great storytelling will always be more valued to its audience in comparison to the actual method of how the content is viewed, today she had her own thirty-minute Q&A session and she was also present at the “Picking Platforms: What’s the best vehicle for your project and how do you get it there?” panel.

http://summit.kidscreen.com/2018/sessions/68729/broadcastertobroadcasterfocus/

http://summit.kidscreen.com/2018/sessions/68736/pickingplatformswhatsthe/

http://summit.kidscreen.com/2018/sessions/68771/30minuteswithadina/

The VP of Cartoon Network Enterprises North America – Pete Yoder will be a speaker at the “Consumer Products as a Storytelling Platform” panel later today. Cecilia Persson, VP of Programming & Content Strategy Kids EMEA, Acquisitions & Co Productions International for Turner had her own thirty minute Q&A session at the summit today.

http://summit.kidscreen.com/2018/sessions/68739/consumerproductsasa/

http://summit.kidscreen.com/2018/sessions/68694/30minuteswithcecilia/

The Shaw Rocket Fund, a non-profit organisation that invests into children’s television in Canada has announced that Cartoon Network UK and Cartoon Network Africa have acquired the broadcasting rights to one of Canada’s latest animated shows – Wishfart. Kidscreen named Wishfart as “a cool new show”.

http://summit.kidscreen.com/2018

http://awards.kidscreen.com/Home

Boomerang Buys International Broadcasting Rights For TeamTo’s Take It Easy Mike

Boomerang Buys International Broadcasting Rights For TeamTo's Take It Easy Mike

Boomerang Buys International Broadcasting Rights For TeamTo’s Take It Easy Mike

Turner has brought international broadcasting rights for TeamTo’s new animated show – Take It Easy Mike through London, UK-based distributor CAKE. The brand new show will premiere in 2018 on Boomerang feeds around the world and also on Cartoon Network, Boing and Pogo in some countries. The new show follows the life of a pug named Mike, a dog with sophisticated tastes filled with limitless energy, he wants to seduce his crush, Cindy – the neighbour’s dog, but unluckily, a bunch of trouble-makers always ruin his plans, whether its the raccoons – Freddy and Mercury, a cute kitten named Fluffy or two turtles that always appear at the worst possible moment. The new show features photo-realistic 3D CGI visuals and non-dialogue humour, a total of 78 episodes, each with a runtime of seven minutes have been produced. The new show is Turner’s latest investment in European-produced content, this year, Turner has increased its European content by 30%.

Take it Easy Mike is produced by French animation studio – TeamTO, better known for their animation work on Angelo Rules and My Knight and Me and is also produced by Canadian animation studio – Digital Dimension. CAKE handles the worldwide distribution for Take It Easy Mike excluding France, Germany and China.

CCO & Managing Director, Ed Galton from CAKE said:

“Boomerang have had great success with non-dialogue comedies and Take it Easy Mike, with its distinctive ‘cast’, unique visuals, technical sophistication and off-the-wall humour is sure to be a big hit with families all round the world.”

Cecilia Persson, VP of Programming & Content Strategy, Turner EMEA Kids, Acquisitions & Co-Productions International said:

“This international acquisition continues our strategy to build a strong pipeline of content for Boomerang, with shows that are rooted in multi-generational, comedy animation true to the channel. Take it Easy Mike also marks our latest investment in European-produced content, which we’ve increased by around 30% compared to last year.”

http://www.teamto.com/presse/en/press-releases/2017-11-29-va-teamto-take-it-easy-mike-international-deal-boomerang.pdf

https://www.digitaldimension.com/animation/

http://kidscreen.com/2017/11/29/take-it-easy-mike-goes-global-on-boomerang/

https://www.c21media.net/turner-takes-it-easy-with-cake/