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.

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.

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

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.

Hoolee New Turner Kids Pop-Up Channel Launches 1st December

Hoolee New Turner Kids Pop-Up Channel Launches 1st December

Hoolee New Turner Kids Pop-Up Channel Launches 1st December: Extra Programming For The Christmas Period

During the Multichoice #OnlyTheBest content showcase last week, DStv announced that a temporary children’s channel was in the works and they were in talks with Turner. Since then, it was revealed that DStv and Turner Broadcasting System Europe will be launching a new temporary channel for the African market called Hoolee. Hoolee will broadcast during the Christmas period from 1st December to 31st January and will feature children’s programming from Cartoon Network’s and Warner Bros’ library. The new channel will feature movies, premieres and also acquisitions from other studios. The channel is exclusive to DStv customers only.

The CEO of Multichoice Africa, Tim Jacobs, made this statement about Hoolee:

“Imagine laughing, sharing surprising adventures and celebrating the summer holidays with your children every day, is the promise of the channel”

Pierre Branco, Vice President and Managing Director of Turner Africa, made this statement about Hoolee and explains that the channel will have a wide range of programmes and movies:

“Hoolee will offer to the whole family programmes that they have always enjoyed, as well as new and refreshing, exclusive shows and movies. The range of programming is truly amazing”