Cartoon Network Africa And Boomerang Africa 2017 Upfront

Cartoon Network Africa And Boomerang Africa 2017 Upfront

Cartoon Network Africa And Boomerang Africa 2017 Upfront

Today (23/03/2017) Turner Africa has announced their Cartoon Network and Boomerang upfront for this year and beyond. In 2018, Cartoon Network Africa will premiere a brand new Cartoon Network original – Summer Camp Island. Summer Camp Island is a highly imaginative cartoon created by British animator and illustrator – Julia Pott. The show follows Oscar and his best friend Hedgehog during their first time at summer camp. But this isn’t any ordinary summer camp, where else can you swim with a talking shark, go to a different universe by going under your bed or make friends with the moon?. Summer Camp Island will premiere on Cartoon Network Africa (and the rest of EMEA) sometime in 2018.

This year, Turner’s second animation flagship channel, Boomerang will premiere a whole bunch of new shows, including Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs: The Animated Series, which is based upon Sony Pictures Animation’s animated film (and sequel) of the same name. The events that happen in the new show takes place before the first movie and features a younger Flint Lockwood and Sam Sparks. The show follows Flint and Sam who try to save the world, one invention at a time. Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs: The Animated Series will premiere on Boomerang Africa (and the rest of EMEA) in 2017.

Boomerang will premiere another show called Pat the Dog, the animated series is based on popular French mobile game – Paf le Chien. The new show combines action and comedy, Pat is only a small dog but he is very brave. Pat the Dog will premiere on Boomerang Africa (and the rest of EMEA) in 2017.

Boomerang Africa will also premiere two new animated shows from sister animation studio – Warner Bros. Animation, Dorothy & the Wizard of Oz and a reboot of the classic 1960’s Hanna-Barbara cartoon – Wacky Racers. Both Dorothy & the Wizard of Oz and Wacky Racers will premiere on Boomerang Africa from October 2017.

Dorothy & the Wizard of Oz is an inspirational magical fantasy based on the classic series of books by L. Frank Baum, which sees Dorothy and her friends embark on a journey to defeat the Wicked Witch of the West. Following the original story, Queen Ozma appoints Dorothy as the Princess of Emerald City, a role she was destined for. Dorothy embraces her position and tackles her royal duties with enthusiasm, bravery and feistiness.

Wacky Racers is a rebooted version of the late-1960’s Hanna-Barbara animated comedy classic, featuring reworked versions of Penelope Pitstop, Peter Perfect, the Ant Hill Mob, the Gruesome Twosome and antagonists Dick Dastardly and Muttley who plot to stop the competition but their dastardly plans always backfire. The new series will also feature a bunch of new racers. Wacky Racers isn’t just any ordinary racing show, each race car has a different theme and has unique race winning abilities.

From The Turner Africa/Burson-Marsteller Press Release: Turner’s kid-focused channels are BOOMING with new content!

With 348 hours of fresh content, 10 new family-focused series’ and an estimation of 1,323 new episodes, Turner, the leading expert in family entertainment, is pleased to unveil its line-up of hot, new content that promises to have viewers on the edge of their seats.

On Cartoon Network, DStv channel 301, viewers can look forward to a number of steamy new shows including Summer Camp Island.

Summer Camp Island is a wildly imaginative series based on the original short created by British animator and illustrator, Julia Pott, whose credits include Adventure Time and was named one of three animators to watch by Creative Review in 2013. The show, now extended into a series, follows Oscar and his best friend Hedgehog, who have just been dropped off at their very first summer camp. Not all camps offer the opportunity to swim with a talking shark in the swimming pool, crawl under the bed into a different universe, or make friends with the moon, but on Summer Camp Island, anything can happen. Premieres: 2018.

On Boomerang, DStv channel 302, viewers can look forward to carefully selected content that will reiterate that Tom & Jerry is not the only cool show to watch on the channel.

One of these new shows includes Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs, a juicy, mouthwatering new series based on Sony Pictures Animation’s Critically-Acclaimed Blockbuster Film with the same name and its 2013 sequel. The series, set to premiere on Boomerang, follows a much younger teenage version of Flint Lockwood and Sam Sparks, in a time before food begins to rain down on Swallow Falls. The adventure follows the two teenage kids trying to save the world one invention at a time. Premieres: 2017.

Another epic new show airing on Turner’s second flagship kids’ channel, Boomerang, is Pat the Dog – an adaption of the successful game for tablets and smartphones across the globe. Currently, the video game has over 27 million players in the world, more than two million games played per day and has over 1.5 million active players per month. Soon to launch on Boomerang, this series follows the famous digital pooch on an adventure filled with breath-taking action and comedy. Despite Pat’s tiny size and playful attitude, it soon becomes clear that behind every ‘zero’ there is indeed a hero! Premieres: 2017.

“We live in an age where kids are spoiled for choice when it comes to consuming content,” says Pierre Branco, Vice President and General Manager of Southern Europe and Africa. “At Turner, we feel that it is crucial to attract new fans in order to build on to our strong, loyal fan base through the investment of attractive new content that can be enjoyed on multiple platforms that stretch beyond the television screens.”

http://www.cartoonnetworkafrica.com

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Cartoon Network Africa The Powerpuff Girls Special Weekend 28th And 29th January

Cartoon Network Africa The Powerpuff Girls Special Weekend 28th And 29th January

Cartoon Network Africa The Powerpuff Girls Special Weekend 28th And 29th January

Cartoon Network Africa will be having a special Powerpuff Girls weekend, airing from 10.40am CAT on Saturday 28th January and 4.30pm CAT on Sunday 29th January on DStv channel 301. The two day stunt that’s filled with Sugar, Spice and everything nice will feature brand new episodes highlighting the special abilities of the three Powerpuff Girls – Blossom, Bubbles and Buttercup. The special weekend follows on from the launch of Cartoon Network’s Powfactor campaign which has gone global since its launch last year.

Cartoon Network updated the Powerpuff Yourself avatar maker last November to include a Powfactor personality quiz along with additional avatar customisation features. People who complete the Powfactor quiz can find out their “secret ingredient” which makes them heroic and unique. Since its launch last April, the Powerpuff Yourself avatar maker has been a success on social media with a total of over 12 million Powerpuff-style avatars created.

Cartoon Network has also launched a brand new Powerpuff Girls YouTube channel which features video clips, comedy moments, music, games and exclusive content. The Powerpuff Girls YouTube channel can be accessed via the link below.

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCJIVZeRF_7nHFQnPPAW4cdA

The Powerpuff Girls are back just in time to save the weekend! Cartoon Network brings you a Powerpuff Girls weekend special from Saturday 28th to Sunday 29th of January: From The Official Turner Africa/Burson-Marsteller Press Release

Cartoon Network is excited to announce that they are adding lots of sugar, spice and all things nice to DStv this weekend with a Powerpuff Girls weekend special. Following the global launch of the #POWFACTOR campaign at the end of 2016, which celebrates the “special ingredient” inside everyone, Cartoon Network will be jam-packed with a two-day special stunt starring our favourite little girls in special The Powerpuff Girl episodes. The all-new episodes will showcase their inner power and special abilities.

“Just like Blossom, Bubbles, and Buttercup, all kids have their own #POWFACTOR, a special ingredient which makes them heroes,” says Pierre Branco, Vice President and General Manager of Southern Europe and Africa for Turner Africa. “The weekend special episodes embody a message of positivity, individuality and confidence and we hope that this encourages kids across Africa to embrace their unique power as an individual to have a positive impact on the world around them.”

So what is your special #POWFACTOR ingredient? Here is your opportunity to find out by PPG’ing Yourself. Cartoon Network’s updated Powerpuff Yourself app allows you to create your very own personalised avatar and then take a personality quiz to find out what your #POWFACTOR power is! Click here to start your transformation now and reveal your unique #POWFACTOR, for free!

The original Powerpuff Yourself web game debuted in April last year during the premiere of the reimagined The Powerpuff Girls animated series on Cartoon Network. It quickly hit the pop culture scene dominating social media with over 12 million fans globally creating Powerpuff avatars in their likeness.

In-between fighting crime and finding your special #POWFACTOR ingredient, if you happen to miss the weekend special, don’t worry because Powerpuff Girls fans have the opportunity to get online exclusive content by visiting the PPG YouTube channel. Recently launched, the PPG YouTube channel is packed with PPG’s favourite video clips, hilarious comedy moments, music, games and air-play. It’s the perfect place to be for everything Powerpuff.

Click https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCJIVZeRF_7nHFQnPPAW4cdA to find out more.

The Powerpuff Girls special weekend episodes air on Cartoon Network, DStv channel 301, on Saturday 28 January @ 10h40 and Sunday 29 January @ 16h30 CAT.

http://thepowerpuffgirls.cartoonnetworkhq.com/

http://www.powerpuffyourself.com

Cartoon Network Africa Animation Generation 2015 Competition Winners

Cartoon Network Africa Animation Generation 2015 Competition Winners

Cartoon Network Africa Animation Generation 2015 Competition Winners

DStv’s blog has revealed the winners of Cartoon Network Africa’s Animation Generation art competition, where children create a cartoon character that could potentially be Cartoon Network’s next animated star. This is the tenth year the competition has been running and this year the competition a had a staggering 25,913 entries.

Congratulations to Sivalingam Moodley from Crawford Preparatory (creator of Super Sky, 1st place winner of the 6-to-8 years category), Sufain Khan Mohamed from AYS Memorial Primary (creator of Captain Africa, 1st place winner of the 9-to-11 years category) and Michelle Pinheiro from Bedfordview Primary School (creator of Greg the Giraffe, 1st place winner of the 12-to-14 years category). The winners receive an iPad and a cash prize of 3,000 South African Rand for their schools. The winners will also get to see their artwork brought to life as an animation in a promo for Animation Generation on Cartoon Network Africa this December.

Not only these three children and their schools have benefited from the competition, but other schools such as Marian Ridge Primary School in KwaZulu-Natal, which had 1,515 competition entries and won 10,000 South African Rand for art supplies and equipment. Aiston Primary School in Gauteng won 7,000 ZAR for their school art department for their 1,436 entries and Berg Street Primary School in KwaZulu-Natal won 5,000 ZAR for entering 1,289 drawings. Cartoon Network’s other creative competition in Europe called Cartoon Network Imagination Studios will launch in Africa next year.

Pierre Branco, Vice President of Turner Southern Europe and Africa made this statement regarding the creativity of the competition’s entries:

“It was a mammoth task to select the finalists, and harder still to choose a specific winner, but we feel that everyone is a winner in Cartoon Network’s Animation Generation just by being creative, imaginative and all-round awesome!. The aim of this year’s competition was to give children the opportunity to let their imaginations run wild. We understand the integral role that creativity plays in the physical, social and emotional development of children worldwide. The entries we received this year were original, imaginative and of an exceptional standard. This has been a true collaboration between these talented children and Cartoon Network as we have worked closely with them to get their input on the story created around their heroes, Super Sky, Greg the Giraffe and Captain Africa”

You can see the winners artwork on DStv’s blog post or visit the Cartoon Network Animation Generation website to find out more.
http://www.dstv.com/en-za/news/animation-generation-2015-winners-20151124
http://animationgeneration.cartoonnetworkafrica.com/