Cartoon Network News In Brief Early May 2017

Cartoon Network News In Brief Early May 2017

Cartoon Network News In Brief Early May 2017

Cartoon Network Asia-Pacific Animation Studio Coming Soon?

While speaking at APOS, one of Asia’s largest media and entertainment industry events, the president of Turner International – Gerhard Zeiler has said that Cartoon Network in the Asia-Pacific region will eventually have its very own animation studio. At present, Cartoon Network Asia-Pacific uses a “virtual studio” approach to commissioning and developing shows. At present, Cartoon Network works with other animation studios throughout the Asia-Pacific region such as Top Draw Animation in the Philippines (Exchange Student Zero, Monster Beach), Rubber House in Australia (Lasso and Comet) and Vaibhav Studios in India (Lamput). Outside the United States, Cartoon Network currently has a studio based in London (for The Amazing World of Gumball) and another based in Abu Dhabi (used for Mansour, a local animation production for the Arab World).

http://worldscreen.com/tvasia/turners-gerhard-zeiler-bullish-on-international-content-creation/

Cartoon Network And Cover Store In Italy Partner For Smartphone Covers

Turner’s Cartoon Network Enterprises and Italian smartphone cover retailer – Cover Store have partnered up for a range of Adventure Time and The Powerpuff Girls smartphone covers, now you can Powerpuff your phone with the cutest superheroines on Cartoon Network or you can take Finn and Jake out with you while you’re on your adventures. Looney Tunes themed mobile phone covers are also available.

http://www.milanolicensingday.it/2017/05/03/turner-e-cover-store-insieme-per-ppg-e-adventure-time/

http://www.coverstoreitalia.it/

Time Warner/Turner First Quarter 2017 Financial Results

Time Warner, the parent company of Cartoon Network’s Turner Broadcasting has announced better than expected first-quarter results, helped by Warner Bros.’ movie releases The Lego Batman Movie and Kong: Skull Island. Turner has seen a two percent decline in ad revenue for its TV channels, but this is more of a television industry issue as other networks are facing the same problem. John Martin, the CEO and Chairman of Turner expected a healthy upfront season of new shows and episodes, which has helped increase advertisers’ interest in recent weeks. Time Warner has no plans to offer its content on Amazon Prime, focusing on their own channels and streaming services instead (including Boomerang, Filmstruck, the upcoming DC Comics streaming service and its 10% stake in Hulu). Time Warner’s merger with AT&T is currently on track and is expected to be finalised by the end of this year.

http://www.timewarner.com/newsroom/press-releases/2017/05/03/time-warner-inc-reports-first-quarter-2017-results

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/wires/reuters/article-4469458/Kong–LEGO-Batman-success-drives-Time-Warners-profit-beat.html

Toonami France’s New YouTube Channel

Toonami France's New YouTube Channel

Toonami France’s New YouTube Channel

Toonami France now has its very own YouTube channel, the YouTube channel is filled with video clips of Toonami’s animated action programming including Dragon Ball Super, Batman, Fantastic Four and Iron Man. Aimed at children between ages 8 and 12, Toonami is Cartoon Network France’s all-action animation TV channel featuring superhero cartoons from DC Comics and Marvel as well as action movies, the channel also has a VOD (video-on-demand) service called Toonami Max.

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCjC9h_GrwjDmdsUjLHSQLEA

http://www.toonami.fr/

Cartoon Network UK Batman The Movie DC Super Heroes Unite Premieres 10th April

Cartoon Network UK Batman The Movie DC Super Heroes Unite Premieres 10th April

Cartoon Network UK Batman The Movie DC Super Heroes Unite Premieres 10th April

Tomorrow (10/04/2017), Cartoon Network UK and Ireland will start the Easter school holiday at 9am with the movie premiere of Lego Batman The Movie: Super Heroes Unite. In Lego Batman The Movie: DC Super Heroes Unite, Batman’s and Superman’s archnemeses – The Joker and Lex Luthor form an alliance and scheme a plan to destroy Gotham City – one brick at a time.

Batman with his sidekick Robin, Superman and the rest of the Justice League will need to team up to put an end to The Joker’s and Lex Luthor’s destructive plan. The animated movie also features infamous Batman villians, Harley Quinn, Poison Ivy, the Penguin, Two-Face, Bane, Catwoman, and the Riddler as well as Cyborg from Teen Titans/Teen Titans Go!

http://www.cartoonnetwork.co.uk