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/

Taffy A Brand New Show Coming To Boomerang Late 2018

Taffy A Brand New Show Coming To Boomerang Late 2018

Taffy A Brand New Show Coming To Boomerang Late 2018

Today (13/02/2017), Turner has announced that they are partnering with French animation studio – Cyber Group Studios to produce a brand-new animated co-production called “Taffy”. The new show will air on Boomerang’s international feeds, alongside other content on the channel such as classics and modern remakes of Tom and Jerry, Scooby-Doo and Looney Tunes. 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 of the United States, but no matter where they go and who they meet won’t stop their endless battle.

The animated show shares many similarities to Boomerang’s Tom and Jerry and Oggy and the Cockroaches (airs on Turner’s kids channels in Asia-Pacific) because of the slapstick humour and also two other animated shows called Counterfeit Cat and Zip Zip partly because of the “pet in disguise” part of both the show’s premises.

Initially, 78 episodes will be produced and each episode will be 7 minutes long. The show will be produced by Cyber Group Studios in France and will air on Boomerang in late 2018. Cyber Group Studios is known for the 3D CGI pre-school show – Zou which airs on many Disney Junior feeds in Europe and Latin America.

Meet "Taffy" – Boomerang's newest series from TurnerPRAsiaPac on Vimeo.

From The Cyber Group Studios News Blog (Dated 18th October 2016):

Taking down Taffy (52×7′ 2D HD), its first full 2D cartoon comedy in coproduction with Turner.

Aimed at children from 6 to 12-year-old children, this animation and comedy series tells the story of Mrs. Muchmore and her beloved dog Bentley, who live a delightful life in their manor until the arrival of Taffy, a raccoon that is able to disguise himself into a cat. Mrs. Muchmore gets so fond of Taffy that she decides to have him in her Manor. But Bentley is no dummy and knows instantly that Taffy is not a cat. He’ll stop at nothing to take down the intruder!

http://www.cybergroupstudios.com/cyber-group-studios-news-video-production-company/item/544-cyber-group-studios-lists-4-programs-in-the-top-30-most-viewed-series-at-mip-junior-screening

From The Official Turner International Press Release: Turner and Cyber Group Studios Announce New Co-production “Taffy” For Boomerang International

Turner International and Cyber Group Studios have joined forces to create a brand-new animated series, currently entitled Taffy, for Turner’s second flagship kids’ channel Boomerang across international markets.

Based on an original creation from Cyber Group Studios and developed with Turner, Taffy 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 instalment 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!

The 78 x 7-minute series, which will be produced in France, will join Boomerang’s line-up of funny, multi-generational shows like Tom & Jerry, Scooby-Doo, Mr Bean: The Animated Series and Grizzy & the Lemmings from Q4 2018.

Cecilia Persson, Turner’s Vice President of Programming and Content Strategy Kids EMEA & International Kids Acquisitions and Co-Productions said:

“With its classic-look animation style and timeless, slapstick humour, Taffy couldn’t be a more perfect fit for Boomerang. We’re very excited to be working with Cyber Group Studios to produce the show, and further our efforts to build Boomerang as a second flagship kids channel with a strong and refreshing pipeline of content.”

Pierre Sissmann, Chairman & CEO, Cyber Group Studios commented:

“It is an honour and a thrill for the Cyber Group Studios team of artists and authors to be working alongside the Turner International team to develop a new series for Boomerang and I hope this idea we had, Mike de Seve of Baboon Animation and myself, a couple of years ago, of creating this new slapstick character of TAFFY, will become a great addition to the cartoon line up of one of the most prestigious cartoon channels in the world.”

About Cyber Group Studios

Cyber Group Studios is a French independent multi-awarded company which produces and distributes its own and third party audiovisual productions and brands. The company handles programs with strong international appeal targeted to kids and families in particular, 3D CGI and 2D HD, animated productions (TV series and movies) targeted at 2-12 years old kids and teens and HD animation series, for “Triple Play” broadcast (web, mobile phones, TV). Its mission is to bring the best quality entertainment associated with the best creative talent around the world and to develop breakthrough technology to enhance its productions. The company’s aim is also to associate with other top producers in the world to help bring their outstanding new productions to market through Cyber Group Studios distribution network.

https://www.turner.com/pressroom/turner-and-cyber-group-studios-announce-new-coproduction-%E2%80%9Ctaffy%E2%80%9D-boomerang-international