First Ever Cartoon Network Hotel To Open In Pennsylvania In Summer 2019

First Ever Cartoon Network Hotel To Open In Pennsylvania In Summer 2019

First Ever Cartoon Network Hotel To Open In Pennsylvania In Summer 2019

Today (30th October), Cartoon Network USA has announced that they will be opening their first ever themed hotel next summer in partnership with Palace Entertainment. The new hotel will be located within walking distance from Dutch Wonderland Family Amusement Park in Lancaster, Pennsylvania (on Route 30), also owned by Palace Entertainment.

The new 165 room hotel will join Cartoon Network’s international portfolio of attractions and family experiences, including the Cartoon Network Wave cruise ship and the Cartoon Network Zone at IMG Worlds of Adventure in Dubai. Hotel guests will be immersed in the world of animation with characters from popular Cartoon Network shows including Adventure Time, We Bare Bears and The Powerpuff Girls. The entire hotel will make use of creative technology and character animation which will offer fun ways to entertain guests from the moment they arrive.

The nine-acre hotel will feature an interactive lobby with surprises, a swimming pool and water play area, an outdoor amphitheater with an oversized movie screen featuring worldwide new episode premieres, Summer Camp Island themed lawn games and fire pits and much more. Each guest room and suite will feature show theming that can be customised around children’s choices to make each visit a new adventure. In the hotel, there’s also an all-year-round swimming pool, game room, coffee lounge, wine bar, kids play area and a Cartoon Network store.

Palace Entertainment currently owns and operates more than 20 amusement parks, water parks, and family entertainment centres across the United States and Australia. The Cartoon Network Hotel is Palace Entertainments first time partnering with an international brand on a lodging property.

From The Cartoon Network USA Press Release: Cartoon Network and Palace Entertainment Develop Premier Hotel Experience: The Network’s First Hotel Will Open Summer 2019

October 30, 2018 – Some of the world’s most well-loved cartoon characters will be coming to life through a partnership announced today by Cartoon Network and Palace Entertainment. The Cartoon Network Hotel will be the premier family lodging experience in Central Pennsylvania.

Joining a global portfolio of great Cartoon Network family experiences, the Network’s first hotel will feature 165 rooms and immerse guests in the animation and antics of characters from shows like Adventure Time, We Bare Bears, and The Powerpuff Girls. Through a combination of character animation and creative technology, the entire property will offer fun and unexpected ways to experience the animated worlds of Cartoon Network from the moment of arrival.

The nine-acre destination will feature an interactive lobby with surprises around every corner, a brand-new resort-style pool and water play zone, an outdoor amphitheater with an oversized movie screen, lawn games, fire pits and more!

The experience continues inside, where each guest room and suite will feature interchangeable show theming that can be customized around children’s preferences to make each visit a new adventure. An indoor pool, game room, kids play area, and Cartoon Network store will keep the fun going regardless of the season.

The Cartoon Network Hotel is centrally located along the Route 30 commercial stretch in the heart of Lancaster County and is just steps from the castle doors of Dutch Wonderland Family Amusement Park.

Palace Entertainment currently owns and operates more than 20 amusement parks, water parks, and family entertainment centers across the United States and Australia. The Cartoon Network Hotel will be the first hotel of its kind and Palace’s first time partnering with an international brand on a lodging property.

“With just the right mix of technology, design and animation, we’re aiming to bring our characters to life in a way that we haven’t seen done before”, said Christina Miller, President Cartoon Network-Adult Swim- Boomerang. “We can’t wait to be part of many family vacations with the ultimate Cartoon Network experience.”

“This is going to be a game changer,” said Rolf Paegert, Chief Operating Officer of Palace Entertainment. “With sleek contemporary designs that parents will appreciate and Easter egg type surprises for kids throughout the resort, the entire family will love this place. Cartoon Network’s stories and themes appeal to everyone in a fun whimsical way. We are thrilled to be part of bringing the Cartoon Network experience to Lancaster, evolving the family hospitality and accommodations industry within the region. The new hotel will enhance the tourism in Lancaster offering several options in hospitality choices for families.”

The hotel is currently under construction and is scheduled to open in the summer of 2019. For more information, please visit www.cartoonnetworkhotel.com.

https://www.turner.com/pressroom/cartoon-network-and-palace-entertainment-develop-premier-hotel-experience

https://www.turner.com/blog/cartoon-network-open-first-hotel-summer-2019

Cartoon Network USA Continues Its Stop Bullying: Speak Up Initiative With New Animated PSAs

Cartoon Network USA Continues Its Stop Bullying: Speak Up Initiative With New Animated PSAs

Cartoon Network USA Continues Its Stop Bullying: Speak Up Initiative With New Animated PSAs

Cartoon Network USA has partnered with Committee for Children, a social-emotional learning organisation and Vancouver, Canada based creative studio – Giant Ant to produce a new series of PSAs (Public Service Announcements) for its Stop Bullying: Speak Up Initiative. The new PSAs feature real-life kids’ stories about being bullied at school, whether its being picked on while playing American Football or during lunchtime in the cafeteria. The five 15-and-30-second spots feature the voices and stories of 9-to-11-year-olds on how to reduce bullying among elementary school students. All the kids featured in the PSAs participated in Cartoon Network’s/Harvard Graduate School of Education’s Making Caring Common project (MCC) survey.

Each PSA features a well-recognised Cartoon Network cartoon character including Gumball, or Teen Titans Go!’s Beast Boy helping out a bullied kid, although cartoon characters aren’t real, each story does have a happy ending in real life.

According to the research, Cartoon Network found nearly two-thirds (62 percent) of kids say they have been bullied at least once or twice and those who prioritize “caring about others” are far less likely to bully and more likely to reach out to other kids. Also according to the study, more than half (58 percent) of kids who have seen someone getting picked on or being left out say they don’t help out because they don’t know what to do or say.

The brand new PSAs that have a have a special focus on promoting kindness, caring and empathy among kids are now airing on the Cartoon Network USA television channel from today (10th September) as well as other Turner channels in the United States. The PSAs will air leading up until National Bullying Prevention month in October:

Commenting Cartoon Network’s continuing anti-bullying initiative, Cartoon Network’s president and general manager – Christina Miller said:

“Our main mission at Cartoon Network is to provide fun and entertainment, but we also have a long-standing commitment to use our platform responsibly,” Christina Miller, president of Cartoon Network, said in a statement. “Now more than ever we need to step up and support kids learning how to be kind, caring, and empathetic, so we can stop bullying before it starts.”

In addition to the brand new PSAs, Cartoon Network has also expanded its partnership with youth writing organization – 826 National, to animate stories about bullying written by kids share them across the network’s media platforms. This builds on CN’s and 826 National’s existing Inclusion Storytelling Project which provides the tools and encouragement for kids to share their own stories about kindness and empathy.

To find out more and to watch the new Stop Bullying: Speak Up PSAs please follow the link below:

http://brief.promaxbda.org/article/cartoon-network-features-real-kids-stories-in-stop-bullying-speak-up-psas

Cartoon Network At Cannes Lions Festival 2018

Cartoon Network At Cannes Lions Festival 2018

Cartoon Network At Cannes Lions Festival 2018

Last month (18th to 22nd June), was the 2018 edition of the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity in Cannes, France, the event, first held in 1954 is referred to as “The Oscars of Advertising” and is the world’s biggest festival celebrating the use of creativity in marketing, entertainment, design and technology. Cannes is one of the world’s main locations for the media industry, especially for the whole of Europe, with major events such as the annual Cannes Film Festival, MIPCOM, MIPTV and MIPJunior. Cartoon Network’s owners – Turner were at the festival and had a main stage session at the Palais des Festivals convention centre with content sessions being held at CNN’s Palais Beach location and the Turner House building on the Croisette (the main beachside boulevard in Cannes).

Cartoon Network held two events at Cannes Lions – “Self-Esteem for a New Generation with Cartoon Network” and “Content or Discontent? Progressive Programming – The Key to Unstereotype The Future”.

“Self-Esteem for a New Generation with Cartoon Network” was an event organised in conjunction with Unilever, the owner of personal care brand – Dove. Dove and Cartoon Network signed a worldwide two-year deal to educate young people on body confidence with the use of one of Cartoon Network’s cult hit animated properties – Steven Universe, all six animated shorts produced for the initiative are directed by Steven Universe creator – Rebecca Sugar. Panelists at the event included: Steven Universe creator Rebecca Sugar, Jill King (Senior Vice President, Marketing and Partnerships at Cartoon Network), Sophie Galvani (Global Vice President, Unilever), Dr. Phillipa Diedrichs (Professor of Psychology at the University of the South of England), and Moj Mahdara (CEO of Bodycon Media). The session was moderated by Sheena Adams (Deputy Editor of Destiny Magazine). The Crystal Gems – Pearl, Garnet and Amethyst were at the event.

“Content or Discontent? Progressive Programming – The Key to Unstereotype The Future” was a panel session where Aline Santos (Global Marketing and Head of Diversity and Inclusion at Unilever) and Christina Miller (President of Cartoon Network) discussed the topic of unstereotyping featuring panelists including Storm Reid (Actress, ‘A Wrinkle In Time’), and Simon Fuller (Film/TV Producer, including “American Idol”).

Turner’s cinematic storytelling company – Great Big Story won a Silver Lion award in the “Film Online Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) / Corporate Image” category for a documentary produced for consumer goods company – Procter & Gamble.

A full list of Turner related Cannes Lions events can be accessed via the link below:

https://turnerwemakefans.com/newsroom/turner-at-cannes-lions/

https://www.turner.com/blog/turner-roars-2018-cannes-lions

http://www.turner.com/blog/turner-and-cnn-make-waves-cannes