Cartoon Network Asia Pacific To Continue We Bare Bears Marketing Campaign During 2019

Cartoon Network Asia Pacific To Continue We Bare Bears Marketing Campaign During 2019

Cartoon Network Asia Pacific To Continue We Bare Bears Marketing Campaign During 2019

On Monday (4th March), Cartoon Network Asia Pacific has announced that it will continue its ongoing We Bare Bears regional marketing campaign during 2019. We Bare Bears is one of the most popular Cartoon Network shows in the Asia Pacific region, its success has led to several merchandise licensing deals and special events. Created by Daniel Chong, We Bare Bears follows the lovable three bear brothers – Grizzly, Ice Bear and Panda in their ongoing attempt to fit into human society, they always get into mishaps but they make new friends along the way.

Throughout 2019, Cartoon Network Asia Pacific will be pushing its biggest ever promotional effort for We Bare Bears, which will include mall events, social media influencer tie-ups, competitions and character meet and greets with Grizzly, Panda and Ice Bear. CN has also started its We Bare Bears Southeast Asia tour called “We’ll Be There”, the name of the tour comes from the name of the show’s opening theme, performed by British singer/songwriter, Estelle. Fans can also vote for which country in Southeast Asia they want the bears to visit, the first stop on the tour will be in Singapore at Tampines 1 and Century Square on 20th to 26th March.

We Bare Bears merchandise has been selling fast in Asia, retailers that sell We Bare Bears merchandise include Miniso (Asia and Worldwide), SPAO (South Korea and Malaysia) and Penshoppe in the Philippines. There was even a pop-up café in South Korea. In terms of online content, there’s new We Bare Bears emoticons and stickers and there’s a brand new Facebook community page for We Bare Bears for fans who live in Asia.

CN Asia’s We Bare Bears community page:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/415745118939868/

Cartoon Network Australia has also kicked off its own version of the “We’ll Be There” tour called “We Bare Bears on Tour”. On Valentine’s Day (14th February), the bears visited the Sydney Opera House, Pitt Street Mall and China Town, a total of 1,000 plush bear toys were given away to the public. The Australian tour will continue throughout the year, with the bears visiting different locations. In 2018, Cartoon Network estimated that We Bare Bears engaged its fans through more than 200 million touchpoints in the Asia Pacific region.

The bears have been spotted everywhere in Singapore, with partnerships with Frasers Malls during Christmas and also at the Sentosa MegaFun event. The bears were a prominent feature at the Cartoon Network Animate Your Life event at Gardens By The Bay last year. Daniel Chong’s parents originally came from Singapore and a Merlion – the national symbol of Singapore also appeared in the We Bare Bears episode – “Lil Squid”.

Cartoon Network has renewed its partnership with Doosan Bears, the famous Korean professional baseball team, together with licensee WeFan. The partnership also includes photo opportunities, character appearances and giveaways.

The We Bare Bears: Match3 Repairs mobile game has seen almost 7 million global downloads, with popularity spikes in Japan, Taiwan and South Korea, where it featured as the #1 Top Free Puzzle game and Editor’s Choice game on Google Play.

Other We Bare Bears related marketing in the Asia-Pacific region:

– We Bare Bears apparel and accessories

– Partnership with ride hailing platform Grab Philippines for branded bear cars.

– Temuera Morrison voiced Grizzly for Cartoon Network New Zealand to celebrate Maori Week.

– Local YouTube channels have launched in Korea and Thailand – with more to come.

– We Bare Bears EZ Link cards in Singapore, Octopus in Hong Kong and Rabbit Card in Thailand.

– In China, Bears products have sold through retailer Cache Cache, and in partnership with China Everbright Bank credit cards, Avon face masks and Miranda soft drinks.

– Emoticons on KakaoTalk and stickers on Line Thailand, as well as on WeChat and Sogou.

From The Turner Asia-Pacific Press Release: Cartoon Network Goes Big On Bears & Fan Engagement

It’s time to hug it out. Throughout 2019, Cartoon Network is on a mission to get fans of its hit original comedy We Bare Bears feeling the love in a multi-layered, regional campaign.

As part of the show’s biggest ever promotion drive there will be mall activations, social media influencer tie-ups, competitions and plenty of free hugs from character mascots of Grizzly, Panda and Ice Bear. Fans can vote for which country in Southeast Asia they want the bears to visit through the “We’ll Be There” microsite. The campaign’s name comes from the show’s opening theme song, performed by UK artist, Estelle.

“At Cartoon Network, we believe in surrounding our fans with content and real-life experiences. In this case, they can be wrapped in a great big bear hug!” said Phil Nelson, Managing Director of Turner in North and Southeast Asia Pacific. “The engaging show has really excited our partners, and we’re working on some great projects, on and off-screen, to build this franchise into something even bigger.”

In recent months, all around Asia, bear merchandise has been flying off the shelves. From Miniso globally, to SPAO stores in Korea and Malaysia, to Penshoppe in the Philippines – even a pop-up café in Korea. Socially, new emoticons, stickers and local digital channels for the Bears are being added all the time. Passionate fans in Asia can also join the new Facebook community page to receive updates all year round.

In Australia, Cartoon Network has also just kicked off its own version of the campaign “We Bare Bears on Tour”. On Valentine’s Day, the bears visited the Opera House, Pitt Street Mall and China Town, where they handed out over 1,000 plush bears – and about the same amount of free hugs.

To see just how far the love spread, check out the video and pictures. The tour will continue throughout the year with the bears popping up at different locations in Australia.

In 2018, Cartoon Network estimated that We Bare Bears engaged its fans through more than 200 million touchpoints in Asia Pacific.

Here are some of the highlights:

Singapore stacks up

The bears have been spotted everywhere in the Lion City. Partnerships with Fraser’s malls over Christmas and at the Sentosa MegaFun event took the franchise to the next level. They also took pride of place at last year’s Cartoon Network Animate Your Life event in Garden’s by the Bay. The show’s creator, Daniel Chong, has Singaporean roots and a Merlion – the country’s national icon – even featured in a recent episode. Local influencers and students have also created videos to support the “We’ll Be There” campaign.

Home Run with Doosan Bears in Korea

Cartoon Network has renewed its partnership with Doosan Bears, the famous Korean professional baseball team, together with licensee WeFan. Marketing activities comprised photo opportunities, character appearances and giveaways. Through these events, sales of We Bare Bears-licensed consumer products skyrocketed.

Swiped Right? Congrats, it’s a Match3!

The success of the Korea-developed We Bare Bears: Match3 Repairs game has seen almost 7 million global downloads, with notable spikes in Japan, Taiwan and Korea, where it featured as the #1 Top Free Puzzle game and Editor’s Choice game on the Google Play.

Best of the Rest:

– Bears are everywhere right now! Consumer products are available across multiple categories – from apparel to accessories – across all of Asia Pacific.

– Partnerships with Grab Philippines for branded bear cars.

– Temuera Morrison voiced Grizzly for Cartoon Network New Zealand to celebrate Maori Week.

– Local YouTube channels have launched in Korea and Thailand – with more to come.

– Travel with the Bears! EZ Link cards in Singapore, Octopus in Hong Kong and Rabbit Card in Thailand all have featured Bears branding.

– In China, Bears products have sold through retailer Cache Cache, and in partnership with China Everbright Bank credit cards, Avon face masks and Miranda soft drinks.

– Emoticons on KakaoTalk and stickers on Line Thailand, as well as on WeChat and Sogou.

https://www.turner.com/pressroom/cartoon-network-goes-big-bears-%C2%A0fan-engagement

Cartoon Network’s We Bare Bears IRL in the Bay Area Event At SF Sketchfest 2019 Today 13th January

Cartoon Network's We Bare Bears IRL in the Bay Area Event At SF Sketchfest 2019 Today 13th January

Cartoon Network’s We Bare Bears IRL in the Bay Area Event At SF Sketchfest 2019 Today 13th January

Today (13th January), there will be a special We Bare Bears event at SF Sketchfest (also known as The San Francisco Comedy Festival) called “Cartoon Network’s We Bare Bears IRL (In Real Life) in the Bay Area Event At SF Sketchfest 2019”. Some members of the main cast and crew of Cartoon Network Studios’ We Bare Bears will be there including the voice actors for Panda and Grizz as well as the show’s creator – Daniel Chong. There will be a hilarious improvisation game based on live drawings and also an exclusive screening of two brand new episodes. The Bear Brothers’ hometown in We Bare Bears is inspired by San Francisco and the greater Bay area, so there’s no better place to get an complete immersive experience of the show in real life and walk in the paw prints of Grizz, Panda and Ice Bear.

Attending the event are Bobby Moynihan (voice of Panda), Eric Edelstein (voice of Grizz), Cameron Esposito (voice of Ranger Tabes), Daniel Chong (show creator), Lauren Sassen (Creative Director), Manny Hernandez (Supervising Director) and Mikey Heller (Head Writer). The special event will be held at Marines’ Memorial Theatre located on 609 Sutter Street in San Francisco, the event will run from 7.30pm to 9pm.

Seats cost $35 in the lower orchestra area and $25 in the upper balcony available, even though the show is tonight, there’s still some seats available, so if you are in the San Francisco area and are a fan of the show, this will be an event you wouldn’t want to miss.

The event is co-presented by the Cartoon Art Museum located in the city. SF Sketchfest is now in its 18th year and will run from 10th to 27th January 2019.

https://sfsketchfest2019.sched.com/event/JLw6?iframe=no

https://www.sfsketchfest.com/

Cartoon Network Launches Its First Location Based VR Game: We Bare Bears: Food Truck Rush

Cartoon Network Launches Its First Location Based VR Game: We Bare Bears: Food Truck Rush

Cartoon Network Launches Its First Location Based VR Game: Food Truck Rush

Today (5th September), Cartoon Network has announced that it has launched its first-ever location-based virtual reality game, the new game is based on the Children’s BAFTA (British Academy of Film and Television Arts) and Creative Arts Emmy nominated animated series – We Bare Bears. The new game is called “We Bare Bears: Food Truck Rush”, in the game, two or three players take on the roles of Grizz, Panda and Ice Bear and operate a food truck together – much like the We Bare Bears episode – Food Truck. The objective of the game is to cook and serve food to as many customers as possible before running out of time. Cartoon Network Games developed the game in partnership with Luton, UK-based tech company – AiSolve (the developers of WePlayVR) and also Philadelphia-based game studio – PHL Collective.

WePlayVR currently has VR gaming locations in London, Dubai, New Zealand, Seattle and many more. We Bare Bears: Food Truck Rush is the first third-party IP to launch on AiSolve’s VR platform. WePlayVR is a free-roaming virtual reality arena featuring a haptic floor that interacts with the game. The VR game launched exclusively at the Family Fun Center in Tukwila, near Seattle, Washington this week and is available to play over the next three months.

Cartoon Network Games has also released two VR games based on Adventure Time in the past – “Adventure Time: Magic Man’s Head Games” and “Adventure Time: I See Ooo”.

From The Cartoon Network USA Press Release: Cartoon Network Enters Location Based VR With We Bare Bears: Food Truck Rush

Cartoon Network has launched its first location based virtual reality title in partnership with AiSolve, the developers of WePlayVR, a free-roaming virtual reality arena. Developed by Philadelphia-based game studio PHL Collective, Food Truck Rush is an immersive multi-player, location-based VR experience based on Cartoon Network’s animated series We Bare Bears. The experience was produced by Cartoon Network Studios and spearheaded by their emerging technology group.

Food Truck Rush launched exclusively at the Family Fun Center in Tukwila, Washington this week and will be available for fans of all ages to play over the next three months. Food Truck Rush is a 2-3 player party game. Players transform into Panda, Grizz and Ice Bear to operate and manage their very own food truck. The goal: cook up food and serve as many customers as possible before the clock runs out. Players will have to work together inside the WePlayVR arena to complete complex orders and avoid kitchen mishaps.

Food Truck Rush is Cartoon Network’s first location-based VR experience. In October 2015, Cartoon Network was the first kids focused network to enter the VR space with Adventure Time: Magic Man’s Head Games.

The launch of Food Truck Rush marks the first third party IP game partnership for AiSolve’s WePlayVR platform.

We Bare Bears is a BAFTA Award-winning and Emmy-nominated series about three brothers trying to fit in and make friends…which can be kind of hard to do when you’re a bear. Grizzly, Panda and Ice Bear are fairly savvy about the modern world: they’re masters of the selfie, fans of the food truck, and chasers of Internet fame. Yet, they have a lot to learn about the trendy residents that surround their humble Bay Area cave. Grizzly, the oldest bear, will lead his younger brothers, Panda and Ice Bear, with endless optimism that will only result in disaster, some of the time. We Bare Bears is created by Annie Award-winner Daniel Chong and produced by Cartoon Network Studios.

About WePlayVR

WePlayVR is the modular, turn-key location based virtual reality attraction made by UK tech company, AiSolve. Deployed globally at family entertainment centers (FECs) and leisure destinations, WePlayVR is a compact, free-roaming arena featuring puzzle-based adventure games designed specifically for its haptic floor, which provides in-game feedback. WePlayVR arenas are operating on three continents and five countries ranging from London, Dubai, Wellington, New Zealand and Seattle, Washington.

https://variety.com/2018/gaming/news/food-truck-rush-cartoon-network-1202927555/

http://www.retail-merchandiser.com/blog/3451-cartoon-network-2

http://www.aisolve.com/aisolve-partners-with-cartoon-network-to-launch-new-weplayvr-experience/