Cartoon Network Studios Chooses Six Finalists For Its Inaugural Storyboard Artist Training Programme

Cartoon Network Studios Chooses Six Finalists For Its Inaugural Storyboard Artist Training Programme

Cartoon Network Studios Chooses Six Finalists For Its Inaugural Storyboard Artist Training Programme

Cartoon Network Studios has announced the finalists for its first ever Storyboard Artist Training Programme. The Storyboard Artist Training Programme is a 12-week long paid course on the fundamentals of storyboarding, specifically for content formatted for television.

More than 2,000 people have applied for the training programme, but six artists were specifically chosen based on their artwork portfolio and their ability to express storytelling through the use of art. The Cartoon Network Storyboard Artist Training Programme forms part of Cartoon Network Studios Academy’s Artists Incubator Initiative, which was developed in response to growing industry demand for storyboard artists for children’s animation productions.

Starting next Monday (4th February) until 26th April, the six finalists will be taught storyboarding techniques, dialogue writing, gesture drawing and expressing physical comedy through the use of drawings. The six finalists will also get production experience with various in-house production crews and will be taught by special guest instructors including Matt Burnett and Ben Levin (creator of Craig of the Creek), Owen Dennis (creator of the upcoming series – Infinity Train), Julia Pott (creator of Summer Camp Island) and JG Quintel (creator of Regular Show and the upcoming TBS series – Close Enough).

The chosen six Storyboard Artist Training Programme finalists:

Marcy Bones

Marcy is a storyboard artist who has worked in indie games, comics, and animation. Recently, she had a comic featured in Stacked Deck Press’s all-trans comics anthology, We’re Still Here, and has completed storyboarding work with independent video game developer and publisher – WayForward Technologies. Marcy is also developing a television pitch, The Other Town. She graduated of Savannah College of Art and Design.

Jazzlyn Weaver

Jazzlyn is a 2D artist who specialises in storyboarding and visual development. Jazzlyn has worked as a storyboard artist for the Universal Phoenix Group, and as a 2D artist for EsianMail, where she gained experience in visual development, storyboards, character design, sound and editing. She has a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Computer Animation from Sam Houston State University, and attended the 2016 UCLA Film & Television Summer Institute where she obtained her Certificate of Completion, Creative Producing.

Christine Le

Christine graduated from California State University, Fullerton with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Entertainment Art/Animation and a minor in Cinema and Television Arts. Christine previously was on Pixar’s Summer Story Intensive programme and also participated in Cartoon Network’s 2016 Animation Jam.

Alabaster Pizzo

While working for LA-based Shadowmachine Animation (known for its animation work on Robot Chicken, The Shivering Truth and Final Space), Alabaster completed backgrounds for Netflix’s upcoming Tuca and Bertie series. The New York’s School of Visual Arts graduate also previously worked as a storyboarder on Cartoon Network’s Summer Camp Island.

Brigitte Woltjen

Brigitte also attended New York’s School of Visual Art, she has worked as a freelance illustrator and created several of her own projects.

Miranda Harmon

Miranda has a Bachelor’s degree in Fine Arts and Art History from Maryland’s Goucher College. Miranda has worked as an illustrator, cartoonist and coloring assistant for clients including Cards Against Humanity, Lion Forge and Scholastic Books.

https://www.regularcapital.com/2018/09/cartoon-network-studios-launches-cns-storyboard-academy/

http://kidscreen.com/2019/01/31/cn-selects-storyboard-program-finalists/

https://deadline.com/2019/01/cartoon-network-studios-storyboard-artist-training-program-finalists-1202546069/

Cartoon Network USA February 2019 Highlights

Cartoon Network USA February 2019 Highlights

Cartoon Network USA February 2019 Highlights

Television news website – The Futon Critic and animation news website – Animation Magazine have posted info regarding new episodes on the Cartoon Network USA television channel during February 2019. During February, Cartoon Network USA will be airing new episodes of Craig of the Creek, Teen Titans Go! and We Bare Bears every Monday from Monday 4th February, plus new episodes of Unikitty! every weeknight. New episodes on Mondays starts off with a new episode of Craig of the Creek – “Deep Creek Salvage” on Monday 4th February at 5pm ET/PT, followed by a special episode of Unikitty! called “Batkitty” at 5.30pm ET/PT, featuring Lego Batman’s voice actor – Will Arnett (The LEGO Movie 1 & 2 and The LEGO Batman Movie). Later that evening at 7pm ET/PT, is a brand new episode of We Bare Bears – “The Mall”, featuring the singer – Estelle (singer of the We Bare Bears theme song and voice of Garnet from Steven Universe) as a fictional pop star version of herself – Estellar.

Also in February, there’s new episodes of Ben 10 airing back-to-back from Saturday 23rd February at 12pm ET/PT, also in February, there’s also new episodes of Mega Man: Fully Charged (airs Sundays at 6.30am ET/PT), Total DramaRama (Saturdays at 9am ET/PT) and Bakugan: Battle Planet (Saturdays at 7am ET/PT).

Plus, don’t miss the Unikitty! half-hour special – “Unfairgrounds” on Friday 8th February at 5.30pm ET/PT

Cartoon Network February 2019 Highlights:

Saturday 2nd February

7am (ET/PT) Bakugan: Battle Planet “Home on the Run / Top Slot”

We are introduced to Shun’s mysterious backstory, his relationship with his industrialist father and desire for a more closely knit family. Then, Dan and Shun butt heads on how best to make the AO a real team amidst growing threats.

9am (ET/PT) Total DramaRama “A Licking Time Bomb”

Owen and Noah unwittingly become cookie moguls and must hide the secret ingredient, which is Owen’s spit from licking the sprinkles off the cookies.

Sunday 3rd February

6.30am (ET/PT) Mega Man: Fully Charged “Watt’s Happening?!”

When Electric Man derails the school play by hijacking Silicon Central’s power, Aki/Mega Man must use what he has learned onstage to defeat his supercharged foe.

Monday 4th February

5pm (ET/PT) Craig of the Creek “Deep Creek Salvage”

The Trio finds gold in the muddy depths of the Creek so Craig builds a rig to recover it.

5.30pm (ET/PT) Unikitty! “BatKitty”

Unikitty takes on the persona of Batman and begins to fight crime. When she accidentally causes Master Frown to step up his crime game, she will need the help of her friends, dressed as Robin, to stop him. Will Arnett guest stars as LEGO Batman.

Unikitty! “Pool Duel”

Unikitty and the gang are having a great time at the public pool, until they try to get Puppycorn to swim in the deep end with them.

6pm (ET/PT) Teen Titans Go! “Nostalgia Is Not a Substitute for an Actual Story”

The Titans time travel back to the 1980s to determine whether or not it was the best decade ever.

7pm (ET/PT) We Bare Bears “The Mall”

The Bears go the mall and encounter their human counterparts. Featuring special guest Estelle.

Tuesday 5th February

5.30pm (ET/PT) Unikitty! “Tooth Trouble”

Puppycorn loses his first tooth and Unikitty’s excited for her little bro, now he​ ​gets a visit from​ ​the​ ​legendary Tooth Fairy!​ ​But when the Tooth Fairy is a no-show, Unikitty and her friends take on the mantle and responsibilities.

Unikitty! “This Spells Disaster”

The gang is planning a surprise for Puppycorn, so they spell things out when talking so he won’t find out. Desperate to know what they’re saying, Puppycorn finds a magic book that he thinks will help him learn to spell.

Wednesday 6th February

5.30pm (ET/PT) Unikitty! “Roadtrip Ruckus”

Richard has decided to take Unikitty and the gang for a pleasant and relaxing 10 hour road trip. Unfortunately, their idea of fun is not Richard’s and he soon begins to give in to his inner road-rage.

Unikitty! “Memory Amok”

When Puppycorn witnesses Unikitty do the most embarrassing thing ever, he vows he will never forget it. Desperate, Unikitty uses Dr. Fox’s memory machine to erase Puppycorn’s memory of the embarrassing event.

Thursday 7th February

5.30 pm (ET/PT) Unikitty! “Election Day”

In an effort to prove to Master Frown that she is no tyrant, Unikitty agrees to hold an election to see who will be the new princess of the Unikingdom.

“No Sleep Sleep Over”

It’s a sleepover at the castle and Unikitty and Puppycorn want to stay up all night, believing something magical must happen if you stay up long enough.​

Friday 8th February

5.30pm (ET/PT) Unikitty! “Unfairgrounds” (half-hour special)

Unikitty and her friends have an exciting day at their favorite amusement park but Frown and Brock are there to ruin their good times and drive everyone out! Can the friends save the park and find out Master Frown’s secret ​motives?

Saturday 9th February

7am (ET/PT) Bakugan: Battle Planet “Fathers and Friends / Midsummer Nightmare”

Drago and the other AO Bakugan face an unseen threat with earth shattering power only to be left wondering if it was all a dream. Then, Osamu Kazami comes to take his son Shun back home and finds a defiance he hadn’t counted on.

9am (ET/PT) Total DramaRama “From Badge to Worse”

In order to earn her final Girl Campers badge Courtney must earn Gwen’s friendship.

Sunday 10th Feburary

6.30am (ET/PT) Mega Man: Fully Charged “Chill Out, Bruh”

Aki and Suna take a rehabilitated Ice Man out for a day in the city, but things take a turn for the worse as he misinterprets their cues and turns a game of hover hockey into a literal freeze out!

Monday 11th February

5pm (ET/PT) Craig of the Creek “The Shortcut”

An unusually hot day at the Creek melts all of Kit’s ice pops, so Craig helps her find a shortcut to her frozen snack supplier before everyone else melts.

5.30pm (ET/PT) Unikitty! “Kitty & Hawk”

When Puppycorn’s favorite toy goes missing, Unikitty & Hawkodile team up to track down the thief, buddy-cop style! But when things get tough and the case goes cold, now it’s not just their partnership on the line, but their friendship!

6pm (ET/PT) Teen Titans Go! “Business Ethics Wink Wink”

Starfire dreams of becoming a successful business alien princess and joins a cookie-selling organization to learn the proper skills.

7pm (ET/PT) We Bare Bears “Tunnels”

The Bears discover a network of tunnels underneath the cave. Are they prepared to discover where they lead to and who dug them?

Tuesday 12th February

5.30pm (ET/PT) Unikitty! “Camp Unikitty”

The gang’s set for a weekend of glamorous, easy-living camping! But when Hawkodile challenges their idea of camping, the gang switch places, with Hawkodile living a luxurious glamp life while Unikitty and the others survive in the wild.

Wednesday 13th February

5.30pm (ET/PT) Unikitty! “Hawkodile Sensei”

On a mission, Hawkodile finds some defenseless chipmunks that imprint on him.​ ​The bird bodyguard takes it upon himself to become their Sensei to teach the younglings his warrior ways, but Unikitty worries his training is too intense.

Thursday 14th February

5.30pm (ET/PT) Unikitty! “Perfect Moment”

When Hawkodile admits his love for Dr. Fox, Unikitty and the gang become his love gurus to help him confess his feelings for her. Unfortunately, Unikitty’s grand plans for the perfect moment of love complicates everything.

Friday 15th February

5.30pm (ET/PT) Unikitty! “P.L.O.T. Device”

When boredom levels in the castle hit dangerously high levels, Dr. Fox conveniently introduces her P.L.O.T. Device to make life more exciting. Richard warns that this might be dangerous, but no one listens.

Saturday 16th February

7am (ET/PT) Bakugan: Battle Planet “Dawn Before Dusk”

AO meet Benton Dusk discovering that their quiet little corner of the world is about to become larger. Then, Benton Dusk reveals AO have been identified as persons of interest by powerful corporations including Philomena Dusk’s AAAnimus.

9am (ET/PT) Total DramaRama “Toys Will Be Toys”

Courtney becomes a toy tester but forgets that the most important thing is to have fun.

Sunday 17th February

6.30am (ET/PT) Mega Man: Fully Charged “Big Bad Dreams”

When Namagem starts using his Hypno powers to haunt Aki’s dreams, our hero must face his fears in the dreamscape.

Monday 18th February

5pm (ET/PT) Craig of the Creek “Dibs Court”

When a kid claims dibs on the Stump, Craig has no choice but to take them to court. Dibs Court.

5.30pm (ET/PT) Unikitty! “Who Took Toast”

When Toast disappears from Unikitty’s party she leads a search to find him and expose the toast-napper.

6pm (ET/PT) Teen Titans Go! “Genie President”

Robin hatches a plan to get rich off pennies, but Starfire believes they are magical.

7pm (ET/PT) We Bare Bears “Ramen”

The Baby Bears help a struggling ramen chef perfect her ramen and save her shop.

Tuesday 19th February

5.30pm (ET/PT) Unikitty! “Rainbow Race”

In an attempt to cheer up the citizens of the town, Unikitty and the gang load a rainbow into a tanker truck with the intention of releasing it over Frowntown. Now they must avoid the marauding Master Frown in his monster truck, to succeed.

Wednesday 20th February

5.30pm (ET/PT) Unikitty! “Beep”

To help combat bummer feelings, Unikitty’s installed Bad Vibe detectors throughout the castle. But soon, annoying beeping detectors fill the halls, and they can’t find the source of the bad vibes or shut off the sound!

Thursday 21st February

5.30pm (ET/PT) Unikitty! “Delivery Effect”

Unikitty and gang have ordered some delicious Thai food for dinner. In an effort to get the food there faster the gang utilizes Dr. Fox’s time machine which causes big problems, and really hurts Father Time’s feelings.

Friday 22nd February

5.30pm (ET/PT) Unikitty! “Lazer Tag”

When the Score creeper traps Unikitty and the gang in his laser tag arena the gang must defeat the house team or be imprisoned forever.

Saturday 23rd February

7am (ET/PT) Bakugan: Battle Planet “Stratified / Maze Daze”

AO embark on a mission into the mysterious labyrinth world of Vestroia to find Strata the Hunter and free the Bakugan he has imprisoned. Then, the AO encounter powerful forces that seem to be struggling for control over the alien landscape.

9am (ET/PT) Total DramaRama “All Up in Your Drill”

Duncan stages a small coup to oust Courtney as their official class firefighter so that he can wear the shiny firefighter helmet – until he smells smoke in the classroom and begs her to take her job back.

12pm (ET/PT) Ben 10 “Omni-Copped”

When Grandpa Max’s engineer buddy Phil Billings gifts Team Tennyson the Omni-Copter, Steam Smythe takes to the skies to ground Ben and company’s first test flight.

Ben 10 “This One Goes to 11”

During one last stop by a toy store before Ben, Gwen, and Grandpa Max’s maiden voyage across the Atlantic, Ben runs into an old bully, Kevin 11, who now his own, evil version of the Omnitrix.

Sunday 24th February

6.30am (ET/PT) Mega Man: Fully Charged “License to Drill”

Mega Man teams up with Bert Wily to take down Drill Man, whose plan to construct hundreds of drill shaped high rises has put Silicon City in both aesthetic and physical danger!

Monday 25th February

5pm (ET/PT) Craig of the Creek “The Great Fossil Rush”

JP finds a fossil in the Creek which quickly causes the landscape to change.

5.30pm (ET/PT) Unikitty! “Trapped in Paradise”

Unikitty and the gang have crashed on a fabulous island and no one wants to leave until Richard convinces them that they need to return to the Kingdom and deal with their responsibilities.

6pm (ET/PT) Teen Titans Go! “Tall Titan Tales”

Robin tries to tell some tall tales but the other Titans give their own fractured versions instead.

7pm (ET/PT) We Bare Bears “The Gym”

The Bears go to the gym and get quite the work out.

Tuesday 26th February

5.30pm (ET/PT) Unikitty! “Safety First”

Concerned about Puppycorn’s propensity to hurt himself constantly, the gang places him into Richard’s old Safety Suit.

Wednesday 27th February

5.30pm (ET/PT) Unikitty! “First Flight”

The gang is taking an airplane trip together, and Hawk is at the helm taking his captain’s license test. However, Richard is terrified of flying, so Unikitty and Puppycorn spend the flight trying to help Rick conquer his fear of flying.

Thursday 28th February

5.30pm (ET/PT) Unikitty! “Ragtag”

When the kingdom runs out of inspiration, Unikitty takes it on herself to re-inspire the citizens with a riveting game of kickball.

http://www.animationmagazine.net/tv/craig-teen-titans-bare-bears-return-to-cn-in-february/

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Turner Africa Ratings Success In 2018, Cartoon Network Still Number One Kids Channel In South Africa

Turner Africa Ratings Success In 2018, Cartoon Network Still Number One Kids Channel In South Africa

Turner Africa Ratings Success In 2018, Cartoon Network Still Number One Kids Channel In South Africa

Turner Africa had a successful end to 2018, with good viewing ratings across its combined kids multiplex of channels (Cartoon Network, Boomerang, Boing and Toonami) and its general entertainment channel, TNT.

In November 2018, Turner Africa’s children’s channel multiplex celebrated 51 consecutive months in the number one spot among pay-TV multiplexes in South Africa. Cartoon Network also celebrated its highest-ever monthly share, and remained the number one pay-TV children’s channel among kids aged 4 to 14 years old.

Cartoon Network is still the favourite kids’ TV channel in South Africa, dominating the top 15 chart of best performing shows. Cartoon Network’s most popular shows include Ben 10, Apple and Onion and Craig of the Creek. Original Cartoon Network productions and Warner Bros. content made up 77% of the most viewed content on the channel.

Cartoon Network Africa also had a successful December, with the Power Rangers: Clash of the Red Rangers movie viewed by 239,000 kids aged four to 14 years old, and the sneak peek of the new Cartoon Network Original series – Summer Camp Island in second place.

Boomerang is also growing its audience and is now in second place behind Cartoon Network for most watched pay-TV children’s channel in South Africa for kids aged between 4 to 14 years old.

From The Turner Africa Press Release: Turner Africa’s Reach And Ratings Are Stronger Than Ever

Turner Africa had a successful end to 2018, with the combined kids multiplex and general entertainment channel, TNT, achieving greater reach and rating results than ever before.

Turner Kids Multiplex

In November, Turner Kids celebrated 51 consecutive months in the #1 spot among pay-TV multiplexes in South Africa[1]. Alongside this, Cartoon Network celebrated its highest-ever monthly share, and remained the #1 pay-TV Kids channel among kids aged four to 14-years-old[2].

Cartoon Network remains the favourite kids’ TV channel in South Africa, dominating the entire top 15 chart of best performing shows. The most popular shows vary between familiar faces such as Ben 10, alongside new Cartoon Network original hits like Apple and Onion and Craig of the Creek. Original Cartoon Network productions and Warner Bros. content totaled 77% of the most viewed content on the channel[3].

Cartoon Network continued with its high performance success in December, with the Power Rangers: Clash of the Red Rangers movie viewed by an impressive 239 000 kids aged four to 14-years-old, and the sneak peek of the new Cartoon Network Original Summer Camp Island claiming the second spot[4].

Boomerang is closing in on Cartoon Network’s ratings, after moving up to rank #2 amongst the pay-TV Kids channels for kids aged four to 14-years-old[5].

TNT

After benefiting from a fresh rebranding in September 2018, TNT Africa had an excellent month in October, with the highest performance ever in ratings (an average of 36 000 viewers)[6]. In November, TNT Africa broke a new record with 40 700 viewers tuning in (+13% month on month) and achieved its second highest performance in share (1.14%) since December 2016[7]. TNT ranked #5, ahead of Studio Universal, for a second month in a row[8].

For the first time ever, not only did TNT dominate the Top 50 competitive movies in November, with seven movies on the Top 10 list, but the channel also secured the top three spots[9] for the month.

For prime-time tune-ins, TNT remained on top of the podium. TNT’s great performance was driven by viewers tuning in on weekday afternoons (averaging 83 000 viewers between 3pm and 6pm) and Saturday evenings during prime time (in November driven by the The Schwarzenegger Fan Month stunt). The stunt was a huge success, with the four Schwarzenegger movies, aired at 8pm, gathering an average of 202 000 viewers, resulting in a fantastic 3.8% in share! [10]

[1] Source: DSTV Measurement, Kids 4-14, November 2018, 0600-2059

[2] Source: DSTV Measurement, Kids 4-14, November 2018, 0600-2059

[3] Source: DSTV Measurement, Kids 4-14, Oct-Nov 2018, ranking based on AMR (000)

[4] Source: DSTV Measurement, Kids 4-14, Dec 10th – Dec 16th, 0600-2059

[5] Source: DSTV Measurement, Kids 4-14, November 2018, 0600-2059

[6] Source: AGB Nielsen, South Africa TAMs Data, Adults15+ in DSTV HHs, October 2018, All day

[7] Source: AGB Nielsen, South Africa TAMs Data, Adults15+ in DSTV HHs, November 2018, All day

[8] Source: AGB Nielsen, South Africa TAMs Data, Adults15+ in DSTV HHs, November 2018, All day

[9] Source: AGB Nielsen, South Africa TAMs Data, Adults15+ in DSTV HHs, November 2018, All day, ranking based on AMR (000)

[10] Source: AGB Nielsen, South Africa TAMs Data, Adults15+ in DSTV HHs, November 2018

https://www.screenafrica.com/2019/01/22/tv-radio/business-tv-radio/turner-africas-reach-and-ratings-are-stronger-than-ever/

Special Thanks To Entertainment Inside Us For The Information:

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