Shazam In Teen Titans Go! And Classic Cartoon Network Show References In Craig Of The Creek 1st April 2019

Shazam In Teen Titans Go! And Classic Cartoon Network Show References In Craig Of The Creek 1st April 2019

Shazam In Teen Titans Go! And Classic Cartoon Network Show References In Craig Of The Creek 1st April 2019

Shazam In Teen Titans Go!

On April Fools’ Day (1st April), Cartoon Network USA aired two brand new notable episodes – Teen Titans Go!’s “Little Elvis” and Craig of the Creek’s “Kelsey the Elder”. The Teen Titans Go! episode “Little Elvis” features a special guest superhero – Shazam. In the episode, the Teen Titans team up with Shazam (aka Billy Batson) in order to defeat the evil Mr. Mind. The episode aired the same week as the theatrical release of the superhero comedy film featuring the same superhero – Shazam! which was released in the United States and the United Kingdom on 5th April (in some countries, Shazam! was released a few days earlier. Japan is the exception, there it will be released in cinemas on the later date of 19th April).

https://teen-titans-go.fandom.com/wiki/Little_Elvis
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0448115/releaseinfo?ref_=tt_ov_inf

References To Older Cartoon Network Shows In Craig Of The Creek

In the Craig of the Creek episode “Kelsey the Elder” which is themed on the board game – Dungeons and Dragons, one of the creek’s elders – Barry made references to a few Cartoon Network/Hanna-Barbera shows from the past, including Dexter’s Laboratory, Swat Kats, Ed, Edd n’ Eddy, Codename: Kids Next Door, The Pirates of Dark Water and Sym-Bionic Titan.

https://craigofthecreek.fandom.com/wiki/Kelsey_the_Elder
https://www.cartoonnetwork.com/video/craig-of-the-creek/

Cartoon Network USA April 2019 Highlights

Cartoon Network USA April 2019 Highlights

Cartoon Network USA April 2019 Highlights

Animation news publication – Animation Magazine has posted a list of new episodes that will air on the Cartoon Network USA television channel in April. In April, Cartoon Network USA will air new episodes of Victor and Valentino every Saturday at 9.30am (ET/PT).

There will be two new episodes of Craig of the Creek on Monday 1st April at 5pm (ET/PT), followed by a new episode of Teen Titans Go! at 6pm and four new episodes of We Bare Bears from 7pm (ET/PT).
On weekends, new episodes of Bakugan: Battle Planet will air on Saturdays at 7am (ET/PT) and there will be new episodes of Ben 10 at 12pm (ET/PT). On Sundays, there’s new episodes of Mega Man: Fully Charged at 6.30am (ET/PT), new episodes of The Powerpuff Girls at 4.30pm (ET/PT)

On Saturday 6th April at 9am, there will be a new episode of Total DramaRama. On Sunday 7th April, there will be a new episode of DC Super Hero Girls at 4pm. New episodes of Total DramaRama, Teen Titans Go! and The Amazing World of Gumball will air on Mondays from Monday 15th April at 5pm, 6pm and 7pm (ET/PT) respectively. On Friday 19th April, there will be a new episode of Ninjago: Masters of Spinjitzu at 6pm (ET/PT). On Tuesday 16th April at 12pm (ET/PT), Cartoon Network USA will air the first episode of Boomerang’s Care Bears: Unlock the Magic – “Unlock the Magic: The Beginning”.

Monday 1st April

5pm (ET/PT) Craig of the Creek “Kelsey the Elder” A spat between the Elders of the Creek leaves an opening in their tabletop role playing game, so Kelsey joins the campaign!

“Sour Candy Trials” Craig goes on a mind-bending journey as he tries to eat the most sour candy in the Creek!

6pm (ET/PT) Teen Titans Go! “Little Elvis” The Titans team up with Shazam in order to defeat the evil Mr. Mind.

7pm (ET/PT) We Bare Bears “Sandcastle” The Baby Bears build a giant sandcastle. But when some kids declare war on the Bears, they must fight to defend their new home.

“Bros in the City” The Bears star in a reality TV show along with Griff, Tom, and Isaac.

“Cousin Jon” When the Bears attend Chloe’s family reunion, they fall victim to the mischievous pranks of Chloe’s cousin, Jon.

“Lord of the Poppies” Grizz and the Poppy Rangers go camping on an island, but they soon find themselves deserted.

Saturday 6th April

7am (ET/PT) Bakugan: Battle Planet “Tripped Up/Power Tripp” Dan and Wynton stumble on both a possible hidden location and Colonel Tripp who wants the energy source for himself. Then, after a falling out with Dan, Wynton is mind-controlled by Tripp who stages an attack to ignite a war.

9am (ET/PT) TOTAL DramaRama “The Never Gwending Story” When Chef loses the last page of the story-time book, Gwen takes over and creates a monster that all the kids start to believe in.

9.30am (ET/PT) Victor and Valentino “Legend of the Hidden Skate Park” While searching for a hidden skate park, Victor and Valentino happen upon a tribe of wild kids, who live in a society without rules or adults.

“Cleaning Day” Victor & Valentino gain a newfound respect for cleanliness after Chata’s house traps them inside its labyrinth of ancient, magical walls.

12pm (ET/PT) Ben 10 “Which Watch” After a battle with Kevin gets cut short, Ben turns his attention to one upping Gwen at Space Camp. But, when Kevin returns with his sights strangely set on his cousin, our hero must uncover who is really behind it all, Charmcaster!

“Baby Buktu” When attacked in the jungle, Team Tennyson is saved by a toddler who looks eerily similar to Tim Buktu, but when they discover it really is a pint sized version of the nefarious globetrotter, Ben knows there’s another threat looming.

Sunday 7th April

6.30am (ET/PT) Mega Man: Fully Charged “Flower Power” Mega Man must battle Wood Man for the fate of the Corpse Flower, a rare and noxious bloom that’s stinking up all of Silicon City.

4pm (ET/PT) DC Super Hero Girls “#MeetTheCheetah” Barbara Minerva is super-jealous of “little Miss Perfect” Diana Prince. But when she uses an ancient artifact from her dad’s collection to place a curse on Diana, it turns out that Diana’s not the one who’s cursed. It’s Barbara.

4.30pm (ET/PT) The Powerpuff Girls “Cat Burglar” An alarmingly familiar cat burglar terrorizes Townsville.

“Hustlecup” When Buttercup loses the Professor’s latest invention, she’ll have to beat The Gangreen Gang at their own game to get it back.

Saturday 13th April

7am (ET/PT) Bakugan: Battle Planet “A Real Steal/Lightning Unleashed” Dan embarks on a solo adventure to outdo Magnus’s new team of Bakugan Brawlers. Then, lightning uncovers the Mind Core Cell buried beneath the Earth and battles Stata the Hunter in an effort to protect its secret.

9.30am (ET/PT) Victor and Valentino “The Babysitter” Vic & Val want to sneak out to a secret fireworks show but are thwarted when their new babysitter, Xochi, outsmarts them at every turn.

“Hurricane Chata” When V & V discover that Chata’s emotions control the water in the lake, they use it to their advantage and start their own wave pool business.

12pm (ET/PT) Ben 10 “Them’s Fightin’ Words!” Team Tennyson discovers a Hartfield-McJoy reenactment in the cornfield next door, but when Hex resurrects the ghosts of the real feuding families, Ben must find a way to bring them together if he is to save the day!

“Mutiny for the Bounty” While Phil and Grandpa Max tune-up the Omni-Copter, a restless Ben takes the Rustbuggy off road, but when he is suddenly captured by Textrax, our hero must not only escape but avoid the wrath of the double-crossed Kraab and Sixsix!

Sunday 14th April

6.30am (ET/PT) Mega Man: Fully Charged “Enemy of my Enemy” When a grudge match between Fire Man and Namagem threatens to level Silicon City, Mega Man must intervene and ultimately choose a side to prevent collateral damage.

4.30pm (ET/PT) The Powerpuff Girls “Rebel Rebel” The Professor makes new friends, but they may be the wrong crowd.

“Our Brand Is Chaos” Bubbles and Buttercup make a deal without realizing the consequences.

Monday 15th April

5pm (ET/PT) Total DramaRama “There Are No Hoppy Endings” Chef struggles to maintain his sanity when the kids continue to blame a stuffed rabbit named Hoppy for everything they do wrong.

6pm (ET/PT) Teen Titans Go! “Booty Eggs” Not wanting to be creeped out on Easter the Titans dispatch the Easter Bunny and take matters into their own hands.

7pm (ET/PT) The Amazing World of Gumball “The Possession” Richard Watterson seems supernaturally attached to his old refrigerator.

Tuesday 16th April

12pm (ET/PT) Care Bears: Unlock the Magic “Unlock the Magic: The Beginning” The discovery of an ancient, lost gateway leads the Care Bears on a rescue mission in the Silver Lining, a realm of natural wonders and comical creatures in the clouds beyond the borders of Care-A-Lot.

Friday 19th April

6pm (ET/PT) Ninjago: Masters of Spinjitzu “March of the Oni” The Oni have returned and are destroying the realms.

Saturday 20th April

7am (ET/PT) Bakugan: Battle Planet “The Throw Down/Brawl for It All” Lightning reveals his discovery of the Mind Core Cell but the AO arrive only to discover that Magnus has already beaten them to it. Then, both team’s Bakugan knocked into a hibernation state by the Mind Core Cell!

9.30am (ET/PT) Victor and Valentino “Lonely Haunts Club” Instead of celebrating Valentine’s Day, Vic & Val take on a dare to explore a haunted mansion with their rivals, Charlene & Pineapple.

“Suerte” When Vic cheats on an enchanted board game, the malevolent characters come to life, and it’s up to V & V to figure out how to put them back in the game.

12pm (ET/PT) Ben 10 “The Chupaca-bro” Team Tennyson discovers that a small village’s goats are being terrorized by the legendary Chupacabra, but when Ben realizes it’s actually Dr. Animo, our hero must thwart the dastardly doctor.

“Buggy Out” After winning a Sumo Slammers Champion belt, Ben returns to the Rustbucket to find his prize in the arms of Kevin, but when his rival hijacks the Rustbuggy instead, our hero must stop at nothing to get back what’s rightfully his!

Sunday 21st April

6.30am (ET/PT) Mega Man: Fully Charged “Old School” Mega Man must stop Chaotique from making Silicon Central disappear, as in literally erasing the school at a subatomic level, while learning life lessons from a rambling old-bot named Hal.

4.30pm (ET/PT) The Powerpuff Girls “Tagalong” Buttercup is tired of Bubbles following her everywhere.

“Brainlord” A new superhero arrives in Townsville with a dark secret.

Monday 22nd April

5pm (ET/PT) Total DramaRama “Too Much of a Goo’d Thing” Beth refuses to believe that the adorable goo creature she’s created out of slime is consuming the kids until she and Gwen are the only two left in class.

6pm (ET/PT) Teen Titans Go! “TV Knight 4” Batman and Commissioner Gordon go camping but instead of fun outdoor activities they’d rather watch TV.

7pm (ET/PT) The Amazing World of Gumball “The Master” The Wattersons play a fantasy role-playing board game to resolve their differences.

Saturday 27th April

7am (ET/PT) Bakugan: Battle Planet “Career Opportunities/Punch the Clock” After defeating Magnus the AO get an offer of employment from a surprising source Philomena Dusk! Then, during a commercial to celebrate their joining the AAAnimus team Dan and the AO rebel before they sell out.

9.30am (ET/PT) Victor and Valentino “The Dark Room” After getting rejected by a photography club, Val tries to get a picture of the legendary Chupacabra in order to prove himself.

12pm (ET/PT) Ben 10 “Introducing Kevin 11” At a local swap meet, Ben instead sets his sights on a Sumo Slammer collectible, but when Kevin takes it for himself, our hero must get it back by overcoming Kevin’s secret weapon: an 11th alien!

“Four by Four” During their visit to Twin City, Ben and Gwen sign up for some Laser Town awesomeness, but when Ben is teamed up with Kevin, the two must overcome their differences if they are to end up on top!

Sunday 28th April

6.30am (ET/PT) Mega Man: Fully Charged “This Is Not a Drill” Mega Man and Dr. Light must set aside a father-son disagreement to stop Drill Man from taking revenge on his own overbearing father.

4.30pm (ET/PT) The Powerpuff Girls “Checkin’ Out!” A trip to the supermarket has bizarre consequences.

“Drama Bomb” The school play goes off the rails when the drama teacher interferes.

Monday 29th April

5pm (ET/PT) Total DramaRama “The Price of Advice” After a paper origami fortune teller tells Izzy she’s the world’s best advice giver, she’s determined to prove it.

6pm (ET/PT) Teen Titans Go! “Lil’ Dimples” Thinking it’s a way to reconnect with her father, Raven enters a beauty pageant.

7pm (ET/PT) The Amazing World of Gumball “The Silence” Have Gumball and Darwin finally run out of things to say to each other?

http://www.animationmagazine.net/tv/cartoon-network-sprouts-fresh-crop-of-episode-premieres-for-april/

Cartoon Network Africa’s Future Plans For More Local Content And Viewing Ratings Performance

Cartoon Network Africa's Future Plans For More Local Content And Viewing Ratings Performance

Cartoon Network Africa’s Future Plans For More Local Content And Viewing Ratings Performance

South African media news website – The Media Online has interviewed the channel manager of Turner Africa (and France) – Julien Borde, in the interview, Julien talked about the new pop-up channel in Africa – Superhero HQ, new local content and viewing ratings.

Interview Summary With Julien Borde:

The full interview can be viewed on the following link: https://themediaonline.co.za/2019/03/from-superheroes-and-american-blockbusters-to-local-partnerships/

Superhero HQ

Regarding the temporary pop-up channel – Superhero HQ (Super-powered by Cartoon Network), Julien said a channel was needed to target both adults and kids, as 51% of CN’s audience are in fact adults and includes adults who watch animation with their children, as TV shows and movies about superheroes are popular at the moment, it was an ideal theme for the pop-up channel. Superhero HQ was set up to air during the school holidays, which is when children’s television broadcasters have a captive audience and Cartoon Network wanted to make use of its animation library, which includes CN’s original programming, content from Warner Bros. Animation and some acquisitions. In order to localise the channel for an African audience, Turner hired South African comedian Mojak Lehoko who created some superhero related comedy sketches for the channel.

Local Content and Localisation

Julien Borde also said that there will be more local content appearing on Cartoon Network Africa very soon, including a second season of the dance show – Pop Up Party and magic show – WOOALA! Pop Up Party season two will feature 15 super-talented kids from different backgrounds in Cape Town going head to head to express themselves through movement and dance. In WOOALA!, Wian, a 23-year-old South African magician, will use everyday objects to perform illusions and magic tricks that will amaze children and their parents.

Cartoon Network Africa also developed its new Creative Lab initiative, which is an opportunity for potential African animated show creators. The winning shorts are currently being produced and will be shown at DISCOP Johannesburg 2019 in November. After some market research, it was revealed that the African market is very interested in anime as a comic form, Cartoon Network Africa has acknowledged the findings and will premiere a new anime series on Cartoon Network Africa on Saturday 27th April – Bakugan: Battle Planet.

Viewing Ratings, VOD, Content Distribution

Turner’s content is distributed to 56 different countries in Africa, because of local differences, Turner has to make sure its content is suitable for each market it broadcasts to. Turner Africa had a successful end to 2018 with the children’s channel multiplex (Cartoon Network, Boomerang, Boing and Toonami) and TNT reaching new viewing rating highs.

Cartoon Network remains to be the favourite children’s channel in South Africa, dominating the top 15 best performing shows. Cartoon Network’s Ben 10, Apple and Onion and Craig of the Creek are particularly popular in Africa. Boomerang is also growing, its now the second favourite childrens channel in Africa, for kids aged between 4 and 14 years old, it’s also the second most popular channel in French speaking Africa (Boomerang France is received in Francophone Africa). Recently, TNT was the second movie channel within the total African movie channel movie market (source: AGB Nielsen).

In Africa, conventional linear pay-TV is still a popular option for entertainment, however Turner has worked with DStv to provide programming on its Catch Up VOD (Video On-Demand) service and is distributing Boing Africa and Toonami Africa on Cell-C’s live-streaming service – Black. Turner also formed a partnership with South Africa-based streaming service Showmax, the deal included Cartoon Network, Boomerang and Adult Swim programming.

https://themediaonline.co.za/2019/03/from-superheroes-and-american-blockbusters-to-local-partnerships/