Cartoon Network USA Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs The Series Fully Premieres 6th March

Cartoon Network USA Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs The Series Fully Premieres 6th March

Cartoon Network USA Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs The Series Fully Premieres 6th March

As mentioned in the updated Cartoon Network USA February 2017 Highlights blog post (which also overhangs into early March), a sneak peek of the upcoming Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs animated series will air on Cartoon Network USA on Monday 20th February at 6.30pm ET/PT (or see it first on the Cartoon Network App). The new animated series will fully premiere on Cartoon Network USA on Monday 6th March at 5.30pm ET/PT.

The new series is a prequel to the popular movie franchise (Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs and Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs 2), of a which a young Flint Lockwood has ambitions to become a respected scientist and inventor and his friend Sam Sparks has ambitions to become a meteorologist. As this series is a prequel, the events in the new show will take place before the crazy moment when food fell from the sky in Swallow Falls, a town that used to depend on sardines for it’s economic output. The new animated series also features many of the characters from the film including Flint’s dad, Tim; Flint’s lab assistant, Steve the monkey; Earl, the school’s busiest teacher; Manny, the head of the school’s audiovisual department; Brent, the local teenage celebrity and captain of the mascot team; and Mayor Shelbourne.

The new animated series is produced by Sony Pictures Animation in association with Teletoon (Corus Entertainment) in Canada, with DHX Media owning global television, merchandising, and non-US home entertainment distribution rights. The new show will soon air on Boomerang’s international feeds across Europe, Middle East and Africa, Latin America and the Asia-Pacific regions. Initially, 26 episodes have been produced, with each episode being 22 minutes in length.

Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs The Series Sneak Peek

Flint Lockwood unveils his newest invention to help him take out the garbage!

http://www.dhxmedia.com/newsreleases/dhx-media-and-sony-pictures-animation-taking-cloudy-with-a-chance-of-meatballs-to-television/

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Marc Goodchild Appointed Head Of Digital Content Strategy For Turner EMEA

Marc Goodchild Appointed Head Of Digital Content Strategy For Turner EMEA

Marc Goodchild Appointed Head Of Digital Content Strategy For Turner EMEA

Turner Broadcasting System Europe has appointed an influential award winning television producer and digital executive to head its Digital Content Strategy for its children’s and general entertainment channels, including Cartoon Network, Boomerang, Cartoonito, Toonami and Boing. Mr Goodchild will lead the local digital teams in Turner’s regional offices across EMEA and will work with the central research, commercial, advertising sales, marketing, PR and franchise management teams in London.

Digital content is an increasingly growing part of Turner’s business, in recent years in the media industry there has been a lot of focus on live-streaming and on-demand TV Anywhere services, micro-formatted content for digital apps such as Cartoon Network Anything and mobile games from Cartoon Network Games. In the digital era, it’s becoming more important to distribute content on multiple devices, such as mobile phones, tablets and PC’s, as consumers want to watch content when and where it’s convenient to them.

In Europe, Middle East and Africa, Turner has launched ten new YouTube channels, 16 new apps and introduced the micro-content app Cartoon Network Anything in seven new markets. Kids app downloads have increased +83% year-on-year, YouTube views increased by 500% across its 18 Cartoon Network and 9 Boomerang YouTube channels. Turner EMEA operates more than 60 websites and other digital platforms and has recently made a content deal with DHX’s WildBrain to manage its show specific children’s animation YouTube channels in EMEA and Latin America.

Mr Goodchild will report to Patricia Hidalgo, SVP Chief Content and Creative Officer EMEA and International Kids Strategy and will work with the brand new Digital Ventures & Innovation division of Turner International. Mr Goodchild also co-founded creative app studio and technology house Gingersnap Studios and co-founder at SyncScreen which provides second screen authoring and synchronisation tools for non-live and VOD productions. He has also worked in several director, producer and executive roles in the UK including at the BBC and at Disney. He has also worked as Head of Digital Services for CBeebies and CBBC and was also behind the development of the CBBC and CBeebies sections on the BBC’s on-demand service – iPlayer.

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From The Offical Turner EMEA Press Release: Turner EMEA appoints Marc Goodchild to Head of Digital Content Strategy & Product

Turner Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) today named Marc Goodchild as its Head of Digital Content Strategy & Product for EMEA.

Goodchild, an award winning television producer and digital executive with a 20-year track record in broadcast, production and the start-up community, will be responsible for the overall content strategy and digital content vision for EMEA, working in close collaboration with all regional content and digital teams. He will also lead the EMEA Central Digital Team and any third party digital vendors, provide support and editorial guidance to the local heads of digital and work in close collaboration with the central research, commercial, advertising sales, marketing, PR and franchise management teams.

Reporting to Patricia Hidalgo, SVP Chief Content and Creative Office EMEA and International Kids Strategy, Goodchild will also be responsible for building and maintaining close collaboration and relationships with all key digital global stakeholders, both technical and editorial, in particular with the recently formed Digital Ventures & Innovation division of Turner International.

His responsibilities for developing and managing EMEA’s digital content and product strategy includes the implementation of Turner-owned digital products and content from the global business, along with those from international and/or EMEA origin that increase and enhance engagement with our audiences and brands across the region.

Patricia Hidalgo ,SVP Chief Content and Creative Office EMEA and International Kids Strategy said:

“This appointment recognises Turner’s focus on giving our fans even more innovative and immersive digital experiences. Marc’s wide range of expertise in the broadcast, production and start-up sectors makes him ideally suited to help us build on our existing momentum in the digital space and deliver a cohesive digital strategy for EMEA. He’ll be integral in helping us continue to create and curate great content so that it is discoverable and engaging how, when and where our fans want it.”

The appointment comes at a time of rapid evolution for Turner into a more consumer-centric, data-driven media company, which includes an accelerated focus on driving and expanding its portfolio of kids and general entertainment branded destinations across all parts of the digital ecosystem.

In EMEA last year alone, the business launched 10 new YouTube channels and 16 new apps and introduced its signature CN Anything app into seven new markets. It saw its kids’ app downloads up +83% year-on-year and its YouTube viewership went up more than fivefold across 18 Cartoon Network and nine Boomerang channels. Turner EMEA currently operates a suite of more than 60 websites and other digital platforms and recently appointed DHX Media’s Wildbrain to manage its YouTube channels in both EMEA and Latin America.

The increased focus on digital will in turn also allow Turner to provide its various partners with fresh and varied ways of associating with our content to reach audiences across the digital spectrum.

Goodchild joins Turner this month after a period working with UK start-ups where among other achievements he pioneered a new second-screen system for kids shows, and most recently a family app gifting platform. Most recently co-founder and CEO at creative app studio and technology house Gingersnap Studios, he was previously co-founder and CCO at SyncScreen providing second screen authoring and synchronisation tools for non-live and VOD productions. His career includes a mix of senior director, producer and executive roles at Disney and the BBC, and on commissions for Discovery and Channel 4. He has also worked as a digital consultant for independent production companies including Jamie Oliver, Zodiak Kids, Lion TV etc. He has a BA Hons in Politics from the University of Nottingham and a post-grad in Broadcast Journalism from City University.

http://www.turner.com/pressroom/turner-emea-appoints-marc-goodchild-head-digital-content-strategy-product-0

Cartoon Network EMEA And Cartoon Network Latin America Partners With WildBrain For YouTube Management

Cartoon Network EMEA And Cartoon Network Latin America Partners With WildBrain For YouTube Management

Cartoon Network EMEA And Cartoon Network Latin America Partners With WildBrain For YouTube Management

Turner Broadcasting System Europe and Turner Broadcasting System Latin America has signed a deal with London based WildBrain to help manage their children’s television show’s YouTube channels. WildBrain will be responsible for specific YouTube accounts for Cartoon Network’s animated shows including The Amazing World of Gumball and Adventure Time which are in the process of being localised, new channels have already rolled out for The Powerpuff Girls and Adventure Time in the UK, Russia, Poland and Latin America.

WildBrain is the digital management division of Canada’s DHX Media, the world’s leading independent kids’ content company. DHX Media has access to a video library of over 11,800 half-hours of kids’ and family content including Cartoon Network’s Supernoobs and Boomerang’s Inspector Gadget. Before the deal, WildBrain was already responsible for managing LazyTown’s YouTube channel, a kids entertainment property owned by Turner. Apart from online kids content management and connecting content owners to advertisers, WildBrain also produce their own original content including storybook reading videos, animated and live-action shortform content and toy unboxing videos.

From The DHX Media Press Release: DHX Media’s Wildbrain To Manage Turner Kids Channels On YouTube For EMEA And Latin America

WildBrain, a leading online kids’ network with expertise in connecting content owners to advertisers through advertising video-on-demand (AVOD) platforms, announces a deal with Turner International to manage a number of Turner Kids YouTube channels in Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA) and Latin America. The agreement sees WildBrain extending the international exposure of key Turner brands. New local-language channels have already rolled out for The Powerpuff Girls and Adventure Time in the UK, Russia, Poland, Brazil and Spanish-speaking Latin America, with more languages following soon. The Amazing World of Gumball and Ben 10 will also be included, together with a selection of other Cartoon Network shows.

The deal comes following a successful collaboration between Turner EMEA and WildBrain around LazyTown, which saw a number of local channels launched over the last year.

Patricia Hidalgo, Chief Creative Officer for Turner Kids International, says:

“Building a strong branded presence on YouTube for our major kids’ brands is a key part of our strategy of putting our audience at the centre of everything we do. We are excited to be working with YouTube kids’ specialist WildBrain and to benefit from their fantastic expertise in this field.”

John Robson, Managing Director of WildBrain, commented:

“As a leading network of channels for parents and kids, we are excited to deploy our experience and skills on Turner’s content. As more and more kids consume content on mobile devices, content owners are looking for ways to reach online audiences. We couldn’t be more excited to be looking after great Turner brands like Ben 10 and The Powerpuff Girls, by leveraging our large WildBrain platform and digital media expertise to broaden their global reach.”

Under the agreement, WildBrain will create and manage channels, and provide content production services, and audience development and social networking expertise.

About WildBrain

WildBrain is an industry leader in the management and creation of preschool and children’s entertainment content on platforms such as YouTube, Dailymotion and others. WildBrain’s branded YouTube network is one of the largest of its kind, featuring more than 20,000 videos across more than 350 kids’ entertainment channels, and generating approximately 30-billion minutes of watch time annually.

Connecting kids’ content owners with advertisers in the advertising video-on-demand (AVOD) space, the WildBrain network features popular third-party brands such as Strawberry Shortcake, Bob the Builder, Fireman Sam and LazyTown, as well as much of DHX Media’s world-renowned library of more than 11,800 half-hours of kids’ and family content, including classic Teletubbies, Caillou, Inspector Gadget, Degrassi, Yo Gabba Gabba! and many others. WildBrain also specializes in the creation of new original content for its network, such as animated and live-action shorts; toy-play and unboxing videos; book readings; preschool counting and alphabet videos; nursery rhymes and more. WildBrain is a wholly owned subsidiary of DHX Media (TSX: DHX.A, DHX.B; NASDAQ: DHXM).

http://www.wildbrain.com

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