Adult Swim UK Samurai Jack Season 5 Premieres 16th March

Adult Swim UK Samurai Jack Season 5 Premieres 16th March

Adult Swim UK Samurai Jack Season 5 Premieres 16th March

Today (23/02/2017) Adult Swim UK announced on Facebook and Twitter that Samurai Jack Season 5 will premiere on Adult Swim on FOX UK on Thursday 16th March at midnight (technically 12am Friday 17th March). Unlike previous seasons, the new season will be airing on FOX UK’s Adult Swim programming block instead of Cartoon Network as the new season will have a much more violent and darker tone. The decision to air the show on Adult Swim instead of Cartoon Network may of also been the fact that kids who watched the show’s earlier seasons are now in Adult Swim’s target audience. The UK premiere of the new Samurai Jack season will only be six days after the U.S. premiere on Adult Swim USA on Saturday 11th March at 11pm ET/PT.

In Samurai Jack season 5, Aku has destroyed every time portal. Jack suffered through hell for fifty years; roaming the land and hoping to go back home. Now, Jack must to fight for his right to go back to his own time. Season 5 will be action-packed conclusion every Samurai Jack fan has been waiting for and the final season will consist of 10 episodes. The show was created by Genndy Tartakovsky (also known for creating Cartoon Network’s Dexter’s Laboratory and for directing Sony Pictures Animation’s Hotel Transylvania).

Ahead of the premiere in the U.S. and UK next month, Adult Swim USA has uploaded a sneak peek clip from the new season onto their YouTube channel. In the sneak peek, Jack (in full armour) rides a spiked motorcycle into a battle against beetle-like robots.

Samurai Jack Reruns Return To Adult Swim USA From Saturday 14th January

Samurai Jack Reruns Return To Adult Swim USA From Saturday 14th January

Samurai Jack Reruns Return To Adult Swim USA From Saturday 14th January

A Cartoon Network original – Samurai Jack will be returning to American television on Adult Swim on Saturday 14th January at 8.30pm ET/PT straight after a brand new episode of Dragon Ball Super. Created by Genndy Tartakovsky, the four-time Emmy-award winning animated series follows a young samurai named “Jack” from feudal Japan who ends up in a dystopian future ruled by an evil shape-shifting demon named Aku.

Genndy Tartakovsky also created Dexter’s Laboratory, which was among the first shows produced by Cartoon Network. To celebrate the return of Samurai Jack as well as a upcoming fifth season which will air later this year, Adult Swim will be rerunning episodes from the first four seasons to remind viewers of the story so far.

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Cartoon Network At Annecy Animation Festival 2016

Cartoon Network At Annecy Animation Festival 2016

Cartoon Network At Annecy Animation Festival 2016

This week (13/06/2016 – 18/06/2016) is the Annecy Animation Festival in Annecy, France. The Annecy Animation Festival is the largest convention dedicated to animation in the world, for both major and independent producers of animation. As usual, Cartoon Network is there to promote their current and upcoming animated programming.

The creator of Samurai Jack, Genndy Tartakovsky is at the animation festival to give a “work-in-progress” presentation of the returning series. People attending the session will get to see the progress already made on the new series. Samurai Jack originally aired on Cartoon Network between 2001 and 2004 and will be making a return to Adult Swim USA later this year. The new series will continue from where the story ended.

http://www.annecy.org/programme/index:plng-100001500301

Cartoon Network as a whole will have a session at the festival showcasing action-animation on Thursday 16th June under the title “It’s Hero Time”. The session will have representatives from Cartoon Network USA and Cartoon Network EMEA, including Haley Mancini (staff writer on the new Powerpuff Girls) and animator Kyle Carrozza, the creator of Mighty Magiswords, which is now becoming a fully-fledged animated series. Both Mancini and Carrozza will discuss the creative process behind scriptwriting for The Powerpuff Girls and the development behind Mighty Magiswords. Following the talk, there will be a special sneak peek of the Ben 10 reboot which is currently in production. In terms of management, Patricia Hidalgo (Chief Content and Creative Officer of Kids EMEA and International Kids Strategy) and Tramm Wigzell (Vice-President of Multi-Platform Development at Cartoon Network Studios) will also be speakers.

http://www.annecy.org/programme/index:plng-100001500297

Before the main event on Thursday, Cartoon Network will be hosting a smaller acquisitions MIFA event tomorrow (15/06/2016), with Adina Pitt, USA Content Acquisitions and Co-Productions and Cecilia Persson, Vice President of Programming and Content Strategy Kids EMEA, Acquisitions and Co-productions International.

http://www.annecy.org/programme/index:plng-100001500347

Sister animation studio, Warner Animation Group unveiled their upcoming animated feature “Storks” at the festival today, Brad Lewis, the film’s producer will also be having a signing session tomorrow (15/06/2016). Storks is an action-packed, funny and heartfelt new animated adventure about finding your family in the most unlikely way.

http://www.annecy.org/programme/index:plng-100001500461

Regular Show: The Movie is also being showcased with daily screenings during the length of the festival:

http://www.annecy.org/programme/index:plng-100001500104

Yesterday, Robot Chicken creators Seth Green and Matthew Senreich hosted a panel at Annecy, Robot Chicken is one of Adult Swim’s most popular shows.

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Patricia Hidalgo, SVP, Chief Content & Creative Officer, EMEA Kids & International Kids Strategy at Cartoon Network, commented:

“Anyone who has watched Cartoon Network, knows that our hero characters are a little unconventional – and that’s what makes them so aspirational to our audiences and the perfect team to be bringing along to a modern and innovative environment like Annecy Animation Festival, We’re excited to share some of the trade secrets behind the creation of these heroes.”

Tramm Wigzell, VP Multi-Platform at Cartoon Network Studios added:

“We have some of the best creative minds in animation working at Cartoon Network Studios and we’re always on the lookout for creators with unique ideas. It’s key to us to work with talent that understand the importance of creating content across multi-platforms for this generation of kids. We’re looking forward to meeting the talent at Annecy and discussing these shows and how we are developing content in a different way.”

Mark Eyers, SVP & Chief Content Officer for Turner Kids Networks in Asia Pacific remarked:

“Cartoon Network’s characters always inspire viewers because they demonstrate that anyone can be a hero. For years, Ben 10 and The Powerpuff Girls have had exactly that effect right across the world, and that’s why we are expecting such big things from these all-new re-imaginations. Along with colleagues in the US and Europe attending Annecy, we cannot wait to identify even more fun and engaging ideas as part of our successful original development initiatives.”

http://www.rotoscopers.com/2016/06/13/the-2016-annecy-international-animated-film-festival-what-you-need-to-know/

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