Turner’s Boomerang International And Cyber Group Studios’ Animated Co-Production Taffy Premieres Today At MIPCOM

Turner's Boomerang International And Cyber Group Studios' Animated Co-Production Taffy Premieres Today At MIPCOM

Turner’s Boomerang International And Cyber Group Studios’ Animated Co-Production Taffy Premieres Today At MIPCOM

Today (15th October), Turner’s Boomerang International and French animation studio – Cyber Group Studios (made in association with France Télévisions) will premiere their first animated co-production – “Taffy” at the MIPCOM media convention in Cannes, France.

The show’s world premiere will be held during a session at MIPCOM called “The Making of a Modern Classic” (Monday 15th October, 12.30pm at the Majestic). During the presentation, Pierre Sissmann and Mike de Seve (Co-Creators of Taffy), Ahmed Guerrouache (Director) and representatives from the show’s main original broadcast partners, Patricia Hidalgo (Chief Content Officer, Turner EMEA and International Kids Strategy) and Tiphaine de Raguenel (Executive Director of France 4 / Director of Children & Youth Activities, France Télévisions) will be introducing the new animated series and will be sharing their motivation behind the Hanna-Barbera inspired show.

In Taffy, a billionaire old lady named Mrs Muchmore takes in a raccoon imposter posing as a cat named Taffy, this leads to slapstick mayhem for Mrs. Muchmore’s pet dog – Bentley. In each episode, Bentley tries to expose Taffy for what he is, but Taffy outsmarts him on his every move and causes nothing but chaos and disaster in the process. As a result of the mess, poor Bentley always gets the blame. Both Taffy and Bentley live a luxurious lifestyle in a large mansion, they travel around the world and meet important people – including the President, but no matter where they go and who they meet will never stop their endless battle of complete mayhem.

From The Cyber Group Studios Press Release: Cyber Group Studios And Turner Proudly Announce The Launch Of “Taffy” Their First Cartoon Co-Production For Boomerang International In Association With France Télévisions

Cyber Group Studios has joined forces with Turner to create Taffy, a brand-new animated series for Turner’s second flagship kids’ channel Boomerang across international markets. The series will also be broadcasted on France Televisions Networks.

Inspired by the classic Hanna-Barbera cartoons, Taffy will enjoy a special World Premiere presentation at MIPCOM in a session titled – “The Making of a Modern Classic” (Monday 15th October at the Majestic). In this unique presentation, Pierre Sissmann and Mike de Seve (Co-Creators of the series), Ahmed Guerrouache (Director) and representatives from the main original broadcast partners,Patricia Hidalgo (Chief Content Officer, Turner EMEA and International Kids Strategy) and Tiphaine de Raguenel (Executive Director of France 4 / Director of Children & Youth Activities, France Télévisions) will introduce the series and share the motivation behind its creation.

Patricia Hidalgo, Chief Content Officer, Turner EMEA and International Kids Strategy said: “We were on the look-out for an original series for Boomerang inspired by the great Hanna Barbera classics and that’s how we came to work on a development project, followed by this fantastic co-production with Cyber Group Studios. Taffy perfectly matches our ambition and we’re confident it will be an instant hit when it premieres on Boomerang from the end of this year.”

Pierre Sissmann, CEO of Cyber Group Studios and Co-Creator of Taffy added: “Cyber Group Studios is particularly proud to bring to the public the very first episodes of this modern classic and strongly believes it will find its home in the heart of kids and families around the world!”

Taffy (78×7’) follows the non-stop, slapstick extravaganza faced by loyal hound dog Bentley when his billionaire old lady owner Mrs Muchmore takes in an imposter posing as wide-eyed, fluffy angora cat.

Each installment sees Bentley try to reveal “Taffy” for the vermin he is – while super-clever Taffy handily frames the dog for every one of his exploits, pillagings and disastrous messes. Whether traveling from Mrs Muchmore’s luxurious mansion, to a five-star cruise, to jet-setting international adventures or a visit with the President, wherever these rivals go, mayhem is sure to follow!

About Cyber Group Studios:

Cyber Group Studios is a French independent, multi-award-winning company which develops, produces and distributes its own and third party audiovisual productions and brands. The company focuses on content with strong global appeal targeted particularly to kids and families, namely with 3D CGI and 2D HD-animated productions (TV series and movies). Its mission is to bring the best quality entertainment to audiences produced by top creative talent and to develop breakthrough technologies to enhance its productions. The company also aims to collaborate with other top creators and producers to help them bring their creations to market with outstanding content distributed and marketed through Cyber Group Studios’ worldwide operation. Visit us at www.cybergroupstudios.com and follow us on Instagram (@CyberGroupStudios), Twitter (@CyberGroupSDs) and Facebook (Cyber Group Studios).

Turner's Boomerang International And Cyber Group Studios' Animated Co-Production Taffy Premieres Today At MIPCOM

A picture from Taffy’s world premiere today at MIPCOM, (from left to right) with Richard Goldsmith, President Cyber Group Studios USA; Dominique Bourse, Chief Operating Officer, Cyber Group Studios; Pierre Siracusa, Head of Animation, Children & Youth Department, France Télévisions; Mike de Seve, Co-Creator of Taffy, Baboon Animation; Taffy (himself); Tiphaine de Raguenel, Executive Director of France 4 / Director of Children & Youth Activities, France Télévisions; Pierre Sissmann, Chairman and CEO, Cyber Group Studios; Patricia Hidalgo, Senior Vice President Chief Content & Creative Officer EMEA and International Kids Strategy, Turner Broadcasting System; Cecilia Persson, Vice President Acquisitions and Co-Productions EMEA & International at Turner Broadcasting System; Bentley (himself); Zia Bales, Senior Acquisitions Manager, EMEA at Turner, Turner Broadcasting System; Dominique Neudecker, Senior Manager Series Acquisition & Production at The Walt Disney Company Germany and Ahmed Guerrouache, Director of Taffy.

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https://www.regularcapital.com/2017/02/taffy-a-brand-new-show-coming-to-boomerang-late-2018/

Two New Seasons Of FLCL: FLCL Progressive And FLCL Alternative Coming Soon To Adult Swim USA

Two New Seasons Of FLCL: FLCL Progressive And FLCL Alternative Coming Soon To Adult Swim USA

Two New Seasons Of FLCL: FLCL Progressive And FLCL Alternative Coming Soon To Adult Swim USA: It Takes An Idiot To Do Cool Things, And That’s Why It’s Cool

Adult Swim USA’s anime block – Toonami has released a trailer for two new seasons of the crazy comedy sci-fi anime – FLCL (“Fooly Cooly”) entitled “Progressive” and “Alternative”. FLCL Progressive will air in June and FLCL Alternative will air in September. FLCL originally came out in 2000 as a short-run anime series of six episodes, the original series was a coming-of-age story about a young boy named Naota, whose life suddenly changes after he gets run over by a wacky pink-haired Vespa scooter-riding humanoid alien woman named Haruko. Naota’s head concussion which was caused by the accident has opened a portal on his head, causing robots to come out. Haruko works for the Galactic Space Police Brotherhood and is looking for the Pirate King, meanwhile Naota is being spied on by Commander Amarao from the Bureau of Interstellar Immigration.

According to the trailer, Haruko has continued her journey to another town where she meets a whole bunch of new characters (including two new main characters – Hidomi in “Progressive” and Kana in “Alternative”), as briefly shown at the end of the trailer, there’s going to be more robots and aliens too. The animation studio who worked on the original series – Production I.G has returned to animate the two new seasons, with Adult Swim co-producing. The original FLCL series has aired on Adult Swim USA numerous times since 2003. Japanese rock band – The Pillows have returned to produce music for the two new seasons and Kari Wahlgren (voice for Dorothy in Dorothy and the Wizard Of Oz, Shannon in OK K.O.! Let’s Be Heroes and Mina in Bunnicula) has reprised her voice acting role as Haruko in the English language version. The two new seasons will have six episodes each.

FLCL: Progressive and FLCL: Alternative Descriptions from the Adult Swim press release:

FLCL: Progressive tells the story of 14-year-old Hidomi, her classmate Ide, and two otherworldly beings, “Jinyu” and “Haruha Raharu,” who are determined to unlock their hidden potential. Mixed up in this is an all-powerful force known as “ATOMSK,” a gorgeous vintage car… and a certain Vespa Scooter”.

FLCL: Alternative, which hands the series over to a totally different team of young creators who will redefine the meaning of “sequel.” The series centers on the misadventures of 17-year-old Kana, a high school junior who spends her days hanging out with her besties, Mossan, Hijiri, and Pets. They live unremarkable lives, until the day a Mecha falls out of the sky, along with a strange woman named “Haruko.” Her plans for Kana and her friends involve the force known as “ATOMSK.” Kana will have to risk everything to decide whether or not to help… like she really has a choice!

On 6th April at C2E2 2018 (Chicago Comic and Entertainment Expo), there will be a special FLCL panel about the two new seasons, joining the panel are Jason DeMarco (co-creator of Toonami and Creative Director for Adult Swim On-Air), Kari Wahlgren as well as Mitsuhisa Ishikawa and Maki Terashima-Furuta from Production I.G. During the panel, there will also a be a sneak preview for FLCL: Progressive and FLCL: Alternative.

http://www.c2e2.com/en/Sessions/56814/Adult-SwimToonami-Presents-FLCL

From The Adult Swim USA Press Release: New Seasons of Anime Hit Series FLCL Crash Land This Summer: New Seasons of Anime Hit Series FLCL Crash Land This Summer: Adult Swim and Production IG Co-Produce Sequels With Original Cast/Creators

More than 15 years since its original launch in Japan, Adult Swim and Production IG will premiere two new seasons of one of the most insane anime ever created, FLCL, starting on Saturday, June 2nd at 11:30 p.m. (ET/PT). Debuting on Adult Swim’s popular anime block Toonami, the new seasons bring together members of the original animation team with a whole new generation of creators.

“FLCL has always been a personal favorite of mine, and having the opportunity to work with Production IG on these new seasons has been a dream come true,” said Jason DeMarco, senior vice president/creative director for on-air at Adult Swim.

Up first, FLCL: Progressive tells the story of 14-year-old Hidomi, her classmate Ide, and two otherworldly beings, “Jinyu” and “Haruha Raharu,” who are determined to unlock their hidden potential. Mixed up in this is an all-powerful force known as “ATOMSK,” a gorgeous vintage car… and a certain Vespa Scooter.

Following FLCL: Progressive will be another new season, FLCL: Alternative, which hands the series over to a totally different team of young creators who will redefine the meaning of “sequel.” The series centers on the misadventures of 17-year-old Kana, a high school junior who spends her days hanging out with her besties, Mossan, Hijiri, and Pets. They live unremarkable lives, until the day a Mecha falls out of the sky, along with a strange woman named “Haruko.” Her plans for Kana and her friends involve the force known as “ATOMSK.” Kana will have to risk everything to decide whether or not to help… like she really has a choice!

Returning to reprise her role as the enigmatic “Haruko” is talented voice actress Kari Wahlgren (Rick and Morty, Teen Titans) and both seasons will feature original music from Japanese alternative rock band The Pillows. FLCL: Progressive and Alternative are co-produced by Adult Swim and Production IG.

https://www.turner.com/pressroom/new-seasons-anime-hit-series-flcl-crash-land-summer

Cartoon Network At MIFA At Annecy Animation Festival 2017

Cartoon Network At MIFA At Annecy Animation Festival 2017

Cartoon Network At MIFA At Annecy Animation Festival 2017

Cartoon Network will be having their first ever exhibition stand this year at the MIFA (French: Marché international du film d’animation, English: International Animation Film Market) animation market at the 2017 Annecy Animation Festival in Annecy, France. Since its launch in 1986, the animation market is an opportunity for broadcasters, creators and animation studios to congregate and make deals and to look for new talent. This includes broadcasting rights deals, co-production deals, show pitches by prospective creators to animation studios and recruitment for animators. The market is a chance for animation studios from around the world to show off the latest cartoons.

An episode of Cartoon Network’s Clarence – “The Tails of Mardrynia” will also be screened at the animation festival. The 2017 Annecy Animation Festival will run from Monday 12th June to Saturday 17th June, the MIFA market will be open from Tuesday 13th June to Friday 16th June.

http://variety.com/2017/film/festivals/the-annecy-animation-festival-reveals-2017-lineup-1202393960/

https://www.audiovisual451.com/mifa-de-annecy-se-prepara-para-su-edicion-mas-grande-mas-expositores-mas-posibilidades-de-reclutamiento-mas-eventos-de-networking/