First Ever 24-Hour Adult Swim Channel To Launch In Canada On 1st April

First Ever 24-Hour Adult Swim Channel To Launch In Canada On 1st April

First Ever 24-Hour Adult Swim Channel To Launch In Canada On 1st April

Today (4th March) Corus Entertainment has announced that it will be launching the world’s first ever 24-hour Adult Swim channel in Canada on 1st April 2019, in partnership with Turner (now Warner Bros. Global Kids & Young Adults). Viewers will get to enjoy a wide range of episodes from the popular young adult entertainment brand including shows such as Rick and Morty, Robot Chicken, Tim & Eric’s Bedtime Stories, and The Eric Andre Show and also popular third-party programming including Family Guy, Bob’s Burgers, American Dad and many more. Also a brand new show – Lazer Wulf will debut on the new Adult Swim Canada channel at the same time as Adult Swim USA.

From 1st April, Corus’s ACTION channel will become the brand new 24-hour Adult Swim channel. Adult Swim programming previously airing on the old Adult Swim block that aired on Cartoon Network (which ended at 12am this morning) and Adult Swim programming currently airing under the Teletoon at Night programming block, will be moved to the Adult Swim channel. As a result of the move, Teletoon will also become a 24/7 home for family-friendly animation, just like Cartoon Network Canada.

The brand new Adult Swim channel will be available for a two-month free preview from 1st April to 31st May 2019. Viewers will also be able to watch full episodes On Demand free until January 2020.

From The Corus Entertainment Press Release: First Ever 24-Hour Adult Swim Channel Coming To Canada This Spring: New Channel Launches Monday, April 1

Corus Entertainment announced today that it is launching the world’s first ever 24-hour Adult Swim channel in Canada on April 1, 2019. Engaging viewers around-the-clock through its bold and irreverent voice and diverse slate of new and returning animated comedies and live action programming, the new channel features iconic Adult Swim series including original series Rick and Morty, Robot Chicken, Tim & Eric’s Bedtime Stories, and The Eric Andre Show, plus popular acquisitions Family Guy, Bob’s Burgers, American Dad, and more.

“We’re thrilled to bring the unique Adult Swim experience to viewers in Canada,” said Daniel Eves, SVP of TV Networks, Corus Entertainment. “Building on the existing popularity of Adult Swim content, a 24/7 Adult Swim channel underscores Corus’ dedication to delivering content that audiences crave. Adult Swim rounds out our specialty portfolio with its one-of-a-kind programming, and strengthens Corus’ presence as the leader in specialty entertainment in Canada.”

The launch of Adult Swim in Canada also demonstrates an extension of Corus’ long-term partnership with Turner. Since Turner’s launch of Adult Swim in the United States in 2001, Adult Swim has become the #1 network with adults 18-34 and they have held this spot for the past 14 years. Adult Swim in Canada will mirror the programming and brand voice of the acclaimed channel in the U.S., delivering audiences new series day and date with the U.S. year-round.

“Adult Swim is that rare brand, like no other, that connects with its fans on multiple levels,” said Erik Resnick, Senior Vice President of Business Development and Commercial Strategy for Adult Swim. “A 24/7 channel in Canada is the perfect fit as we continue to expand into global markets.”

Beginning April 1, ACTION will undergo a complete rebrand to become Adult Swim. Adult Swim programming previously airing on the Cartoon Network, and Adult Swim programming currently airing under the TELETOON at Night programming block, will shift to the newly minted Adult Swim channel. Both Cartoon Network and TELETOON’s schedules will shift their focus to feature best-in-class, family-friendly content appropriate for all ages 24/7.

A few of the fan-favourite original series confirmed for the launch of the channel include:

Rick and Morty

Rick and Morty is the critically acclaimed and award-winning half-hour animated hit comedy series that follows a sociopathic genius scientist who drags his inherently timid grandson on insanely dangerous adventures across the universe. Rick Sanchez is living with his daughter Beth’s family and constantly bringing her, his son-in-law Jerry, granddaughter Summer, and grandson Morty into intergalactic escapades. Rick and Morty stars Justin Roiland (Adventure Time), Sarah Chalke (Scrubs), Chris Parnell (Saturday Night Live), and Spencer Grammer (Greek). The series is created by Dan Harmon (Community) and Roiland, who also serve as executive producers.

Robot Chicken

Robot Chicken uses stop-motion animation to bring pop-culture parodies to life in a modern take on the variety/sketch show format. The Emmy Award®-winning series began airing in February 2005 and remains among the top-rated original series on Adult Swim. Robot Chicken is executive produced by the creators Seth Green and Matthew Senreich and their Stoopid Buddy Stoodios partners, John Harvatine IV and Eric Towner. Green and Senreich also write, voice, and with Tom Sheppard, direct the multiple Annie Award-winning series.

Tim & Eric’s Bedtime Stories

Tim & Eric’s Bedtime Stories is an anthology series in the tradition of The Twilight Zone. Each episode offers a unique tale: dark, horrifying, perverse, insane… hilarious – featuring a wide array of comedic and dramatic guest stars. High production value replaces “awesome show”-era cable access low-fi – but there is no question whose minds are behind Bedtime Stories. This live-action half-hour series is created by and stars Tim Heidecker and Eric Wareheim and is produced by Abso Lutely Productions.

The Eric Andre Show

The Eric Andre Show, the late night anti-late-night talk show breaking the “talk show” mold by deconstructing and redefining the late-night interview. Quickly devolving into chaos as its inept and bipolar host Eric Andre, along with his apathetic co-host Hannibal Buress, subvert all late-night conventions. Taking place on a dingy public-access TV channel within an alternate reality, The Eric Andre Show creates its own distorted pop culture universe by conducting interviews with an unpredictable mix of actual celebrities, “fake” celebrities and extreme real-life weirdos. These interviews are broken up with deranged man-on-the-street segments, surreal flashes of inexplicable studio chaos, talk show desk-pieces and the general deconstruction of late night’s most beloved tropes.

A highly anticipated series debuting day and date with the U.S. for launch:

Lazor Wulf

Lazor Wulf is a quarter-hour animated series that follows a wolf who carries a laser on his back and believes that love has no limit, that wearing do-rags gives you power and that Gawd is a lie. The series is created by Henry Bonsu and written/executive-produced by Bonsu and Daniel Weidenfeld (China, IL).

Want even more Adult Swim? Keep an eye on adultswim.ca as more information rolls out in the coming months.

Adult Swim will be available for a two-month free preview from April 1 to May 31, 2019. Viewers will also be able to watch full episodes On Demand free until January 2020.

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Cartoon Network And HowStuffWorks Partner For A New Podcast – Drawn: The Story Of Animation

Cartoon Network And HowStuffWorks Partner For A New Podcast - Drawn: The Story Of Animation

Cartoon Network And HowStuffWorks Partner On A New Podcast – Drawn: The Story Of Animation

Cartoon Network has partnered with HowStuffWorks, an educational website about how things work, to produce a special podcast called “Drawn: The Story of Animation”. The new podcast will launch on Tuesday 1st May and will consist of 11 episodes and will be a detailed analysis of animation from the prospective of the production crew, show creators, studio executives and the voice acting cast. Each episode will dive right into the history of animation, a creative form of entertainment that has developed exponentially over the past century. Podcast topics that will be explored include the cultural influence of animation, how cartoons are made, music in animation, consumer products, sound effects and woman in the animation industry.

HowStuffWorks is also the largest for-profit podcasting network, each episode of “Drawn” will be presented by Holly Frey, the host of HowStuffWorks’ very own “Stuff You Missed In History Class” podcast.

Special guests that will be joining Holly on the podcast include: Eric Bauza (voice actor for Unikitty!, The Looney Tunes Show and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles), Seth Green (co-creator for Robot Chicken, voice actor on Family Guy), Doc Hammer and Emmy Award nominee, Christopher McCulloch (better known as Jackson Publick, creator of The Venture Bros.), Doc Hammer (Voice actor and writer for The Venture Bros.), Liz Harvatine (stop-motion animator on Robot Chicken), Mike Lazzo (Executive Vice President & Creative Director, Adult Swim), Vanessa Marshall (voice actress for Star Wars: Rebels and Regular Show), Michael Ouweleen (co-creator, Harvey Birdman; Chief Marketing Officer, Cartoon Network, Adult Swim & Boomerang), Jennifer Pelphrey (Production Manager for Cartoon Network Studios), Ian Jones-Quartey (Creator of OK K.O.!, also worked on Steven Universe and Adventure Time), Rob Sorcher (Chief Content Officer at Cartoon Network Studios), Tara Strong (voice actress for Ben 10, Teen Titans Go!, My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic), Rebecca Sugar (Emmy Award nominee, The New York Times Bestselling author and creator of Steven Universe) and Billy West (voice actor for Futurama and the Wacky Races reboot).

The free audio podcast is available for subscription, download and streaming across all major podcast platforms such as Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, Spotify, TuneIn, RadioPublic and Google Play.

Ahead of the premiere of the brand new podcast, animation fans can listen to a trailer on Apple Podcasts.

https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/id1376092824

The new podcast is produced by HowStuffWorks and Cartoon Network and is distributed by Turner’s Podcast Division – Turner Podcast Network, the podcast network encompasses all audio podcast content from Cartoon Network (including the successful Steven Universe Podcast), Adult Swim, CNN, Bleacher Report, TruTV, TNT and HLN. Turner’s podcasts reach an average monthly audience of over 7.2 million unique users and 11.7 million downloads.

From The Turner USA Press Release: Cartoon Network and HowStuffWorks Partner on New Podcast Drawn: The Story Of Animation

Cartoon Network, a global leader in animation, and HowStuffWorks, the largest for-profit podcasting network, have partnered on the new podcast Drawn: The Story of Animation, launching Tuesday, May 1st. The 11-episode audio podcast will be the definitive exploration of cartoons with an insider’s perspective. Show creators, voice actors and historians share their unique insights into the rich world of artistry that’s become a huge part of the entertainment landscape. Each episode will time travel to explore a bit of animation’s history and trace those roots to the stories being told by today’s artists.

Every week Drawn host, Holly Frey (Stuff You Missed in History Class) will focus on a core theme in the evolution of animation over the last century including music, consumer products, sound effects, and women in animation alongside general topics covering how cartoons get made, their cultural influence and more.

Guests joining Holly for a lively discussion over the eleven episodes include:

Eric Bauza: (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles)
Seth Green: (Robot Chicken, Family Guy)
Doc Hammer and Emmy® Award nominee Christopher McCulloch: (Venture Bros.)
Liz Harvatine: (Robot Chicken)
Mike Lazzo: (Executive Vice President & Creative Director, Adult Swim)
Vanessa Marshall: (Star Wars: Rebels, Regular Show)
Michael Ouweleen: (co-creator, Harvey Birdman; Chief Marketing Officer, Cartoon Network, Adult Swim & Boomerang)
Jennifer Pelphrey: (Emmy ® Award Winner Adventure Time, Steven Universe)
Ian Jones-Quartey: (OK K.O.!, Adventure Time)
Rob Sorcher: (Chief Content Officer, Cartoon Network Studios)
Tara Strong: (Ben 10, Teen Titans Go!, My Little Pony)
Rebecca Sugar: (Emmy ® Award nominee, The New York Times Bestselling author and creator of Steven Universe)
Billy West: (Futurama)

“As Cartoon Network continues to develop original content for all platforms, partnering with HowStuffWorks to showcase the evolution of animation is exactly the unique experience our fans have come to expect from us.” – Erik Resnick, Senior Vice President of Business Development for Cartoon Network, Adult Swim and Boomerang

The free audio podcast is available for subscription, download and streaming across all major platforms including Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, Spotify, TuneIn, RadioPublic and Google Play. In advance of next week’s premiere episode of Drawn: The Story of Animation, fans can preview the season with a newly released trailer now available on the podcast’s subscribe page here.

“We’re thrilled to be working with Cartoon Network on the new podcast, Drawn. At HowStuffWorks, we are fundamentally driven by creativity and great stories – and as we looked across different mediums, we felt like some of the best work being done today, period, was in animation. The more we dug into the space to tell the story, the more we realized the incredible history of how this medium has developed. Having Cartoon Network as a partner alongside us to tell that story is a perfect match.” – Conal Byrne, President, HowStuffWorks

Drawn is the second podcast in the last year from Cartoon Network, following the successful launch of the Steven Universe Podcast, now in its second season with over 500,000 downloads.

Hosted by HowStuffWorks’ Holly Frey, Drawn: The Story of Animation is produced by HowStuffWorks, executive produced by Cartoon Network and distributed by Turner Podcast Network.

Cartoon Network’s podcasts are part of the Turner Podcast Network alongside other high profile branded podcasts from CNN, Bleacher Report, TruTV, TNT, HLN and Adult Swim. The Turner Podcast Network was created to implement a portfolio-wide network that centralizes production, distribution and sales for all Turner podcasts in order to develop and launch new branded podcasts across Turner’s news, kids and entertainment brands. Turner’s podcasts reach an average monthly audience of over 7.2 million unique users and 11.7 million downloads.

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