Cartoon Network France Rebranded Today 4th September
Today (04/09/2017), Cartoon Network France has rebranded and is now using Cartoon Network USA’s Dimensional graphics package. Cartoon Network France’s implementation of Dimensional is similar to other countries that have already rebranded, with the exception to the next bumpers. Cartoon Network France has took a more simplistic approach for its next bumpers by using a simple transition for the info-boxes on top of a video clip from the next show playing in the background.
Also, Cartoon Network France will be airing The Powerpuff Girls half-hour special – The Last Donnycorn on Saturday 16th September at 11am, in the half-hour special, Donny accidentally releases evil unicorns from a magic mirror and asks The Powerpuff Girls for their help.
To mark the start of summer school holidays in most parts of the UK today (21/07/2017), Cartoon Network UK has given the channel a new fresh look, the channel is now using the “Dimensional” graphics package which was developed by Bent Design Lab in the United States and has since been rolled out to different versions of Cartoon Network around the world, however unlike other international versions that have a mixed Check It 3.0/4.0 and Dimensional look, the UK rebrand is a full one.
Cartoon Network UK has adapted the rebrand package to their channel, this includes making Later/Next/Now bumpers and all logo animations have been re-textured to include the new branding or replaced with Dimensional’s zoom animation. The Later/Next/Now bumpers now have a different continuity announcer and the on-screen DOG (Digital On-screen Graphic) has moved slightly more to the right this morning.
The bumpers and idents include sliding CGI and stop-motion animations of 2D, 3D and real-life models either representing Cartoon Network’s famous characters or random shapes and objects (anything from squiggly lines, eyeballs and doughnuts) in separate 3D room-like boxes. Some next bumpers also include a 2D character from each show with a different saying, this includes Ice Bear and Panda for We Bare Bears later and next bumpers and Richard Watterson for The Amazing World of Gumball. Some elements from previous Check It branding packages such as fonts and the CMYK colour scheme have been incorporated into Dimensional.
Continuity of Cartoon Network UK’s new presentation:
Cartoon Network UK Clarks Gloforms Summer 2017 Competition
Cartoon Network UK are having another Clarks Gloforms competition for summer 2017. As featured in an advert on Cartoon Network, the Gloforms are trying to fix Cartoon Network’s technical difficulties in the master control room (not to worry, there isn’t actually anything wrong with the channel, this is just a fun competition :D). Clarks Gloforms are a range of kids shoes featuring unique Gloform character designs and a toy.
This time, the competition’s theme is about technical difficulties, if you ever had any technical difficulties in your everyday life, either record or type in your story on the competition’s online submission form on the Cartoon Network UK Gloforms competition page. Your story could feature on the “Not Really The Cartoon Network News Bulletin” as seen during ad breaks on Cartoon Network UK and you could win fantastic prizes. There will be one first prize winner, and ten runner-ups. The first prize winner will receive one Apple iPad Mini 2 (16GB) and one pair of Clarks Gloforms shoes (either Luminous Fun or Luminous Ace). Runner-ups will receive one pair of Clarks Gloforms shoes (either Luminous Fun or Luminous Ace) each.
News stories will feature in a 60 second advert on Cartoon Network UK and Ireland and Boomerang UK and Ireland airing between Monday 24th July and Sunday 10th September 2017. Terms and Conditions can be accessed via a link on the competition’s submission form, entrants must be under 16 years old (with parental permission) and be a UK or Republic of Ireland resident, competition closes Sunday 18th June.
The Clarks Gloforms competition advert features elements from the Dimensional rebrand graphics package which is currently being rolled out on different versions of Cartoon Network across Europe, it’s not known when Cartoon Network UK will rebrand.