Cartoon Network EMEA’s Gumball VIP App To Rollout Internationally

Cartoon Network EMEA's Gumball VIP App To Rollout Internationally

Cartoon Network EMEA’s Gumball VIP App To Rollout Internationally

Cartoon Network EMEA’s (Europe, Middle East Africa) The Amazing World of Gumball episode audio detection and quiz app – Gumball VIP is now having an international rollout after a successful trial on Cartoon Network UK during October half-term last year. The Gumball VIP mobile app (developed for Android and iOS) will now rollout to 10 different markets all over the world over the next six months including Italy (Cartoon Network Italy), The Philippines and Singapore (Cartoon Network Southeast Asia) by the end of 2018, followed by Australia and New Zealand (Cartoon Network Australia), Poland (Cartoon Network Poland), Romania (Cartoon Network Central Eastern Europe), Spain (Boing Spain), France (Cartoon Network France) and also a second rollout in the UK (Cartoon Network UK) in the first quarter of 2019.

The Gumball VIP app makes use of audio recognition technology, the app detects the episode of The Amazing World of Gumball the viewer is currently watching. After the app has successfully detected the episode, the app will then fetch questions relating to the episode to test the viewer’s knowledge, each question appears on the viewers phone at different points in the episode through the use of audio triggers. The app features licensed audio recognition technology from Austrian based start-up Tonio.

By answering questions correctly viewers are awarded stars, which can then unlock trophies. Last year, during Cartoon Network UK’s app experiment viewers could receive special codes to access digital prizes on the website and also had an opportunity to enter a prize draw competition. The app experiment has shown an interest in dual-screen interactivity as viewing ratings were increased by 44%.

Commenting on the successful Gumball VIP app, Patricia Hidalgo, Chief Content Officer, Turner EMEA & International Kids Strategy said: “Linear TV remains a key medium for kids, but what we need to do is ensure that it remains relevant in today’s world where there is a big shift in how our fans watch and engage with our content. Using this innovative technology allows us to do just that, by digitising the linear TV viewing experience and adding that all-important element of interactivity.”

https://www.regularcapital.com/2017/10/cartoon-network-uk-gumball-vip-app-tv-experiment-21st-to-29th-october/

https://www.broadbandtvnews.com/2018/10/29/turner-to-rollout-second-screen-gumball-internationally/

Ben 10: For Science New Graphic Novel To Be Released July 2019

Ben 10: For Science New Graphic Novel To Be Released July 2019

Ben 10: For Science New Graphic Novel To Be Released July 2019

Comic book publisher – BOOM! Studios has announced that they will be releasing another new graphic novel based on Cartoon Network’s action sci-fi comedy animated series – Ben 10 in July 2019.

In Ben 10: For Science!, a science camp is attacked by a mysterious threat and Ben and Gwen must go undercover as campers to find out who attacked the camp. To have any chance of saving the day, both Ben and Gwen will need to follow the trail of science experiments gone wrong. In Ben 10: For Science! is the latest release from BOOM! Studios’ children’s imprint – KaBOOM!, home to Cartoon Network licensed comic book series such as Adventure Time, Steven Universe, Regular Show and Over The Garden Wall. The new graphic novel is written by Rainbow Award-winning writer CB Lee (Not Your Sidekick) and artist Mattia Di Meo (Adventure Time/Regular Show comics)

Ben 10: For Science! is second original Ben 10 graphic novel release from the partnership between BOOM! Studios and Cartoon Network, following the upcoming release of Ben 10: The Truth Is Out There also written by CB Lee and artist Lidan Chen coming in March 2019.

Print copies of Ben 10: For Science!, will be available for sale in July 2019 at comic book stores and bookstores across the United States as well as the BOOM! Studios webstore. Digital copies can be purchased from comiXology, iBooks, Google Play and the BOOM! Studios app.

From The BOOM! Studios Press Release: BOOM! Studios and Cartoon Network Announce BEN 10: FOR SCIENCE! Original Graphic Novel: Ben, Gwen, and Grandpa Max Return With A New Comic Book Adventure in July 2019

BOOM! Studios today announced BEN 10: FOR SCIENCE!, the next middle grade original graphic novel based on Cartoon Network’s 2017 hit series, which will debut in stores July 2019.

Ben 10 tells the story of fun loving, 10-year-old, Ben Tennyson, his cousin Gwen and Grandpa Max, as they discover new adventures around every corner. Once Ben finds the Omnitrix, a mysterious watch that transforms him into 10 different heroic aliens, a world of extraterrestrial superpowers opens up to him. Ben 10 is produced by Cartoon Network Studios and created and executive produced by Man of Action Entertainment.

In BEN 10: FOR SCIENCE!, from Rainbow Award-winning writer CB Lee (Not Your Sidekick) and artist Mattia Di Meo (Adventure Time/Regular Show), a science camp is attacked by a mysterious threat and Ben and Gwen must go undercover as campers to find out who or what is responsible. To have any chance of saving the day, they’ll need to follow the grisly trail of science experiments gone wrong.

“I’m so excited to bring Ben and Gwen to the dynamic world of discovery in FOR SCIENCE!” said writer CB Lee. “As they go undercover at a science camp to investigate monster rumors, they get swept up in making new friends and learning the wonders of space, robotics and more!”

“I can’t wait to start this new adventure with BEN 10!” said artist Mattia Di Meo. “Ben and his family are such strong characters, so it’s a treat to bring them to life…along with robots and space aliens. What else could I ask for?”

This is second original graphic novel release from the partnership between BOOM! Studios and Cartoon Network, following the upcoming debut of BEN 10: THE TRUTH IS OUT THERE from Lee and artist Lidan Chen in March 2019.

“We’re excited to jump back into all new adventures with Ben, Gwen, and Grandpa Max in BEN 10: FOR SCIENCE!,” said Cameron Chittock, Editor, BOOM! Studios. “C.B. Lee and Mattia Di Meo bring vibrant energy and heart to every page, worthy of this incredible series.”

BEN 10: FOR SCIENCE! is the latest release from BOOM! Studios’ award-winning KaBOOM! imprint, home to comics for middle grade and younger readers including licensed series such as Adventure Time, Steven Universe, Regular Show and Over The Garden Wall, along with original series like Pandora’s Legacy by Kara Leopard, Kelly & Nichole Matthews, Bodie Troll by Jay Fosgitt, Ruinworld by Derek Laufman, and The Deep by Tom Taylor and James Brouwer.

Print copies of BEN 10: FOR SCIENCE! will be available for sale in July 2019 at local comic book shops (use comicshoplocator.com to find the nearest one), bookstores and the BOOM! Studios webstore. Digital copies can be purchased from content providers, including comiXology, iBooks, Google Play, and the BOOM! Studios app.

http://www.boom-studios.com/2018/10/26/boom-studios-and-cartoon-network-announce-ben-10-for-science-original-graphic-novel/

New Mobile Game: Cartoon Network Party Dash

New Mobile Game: Cartoon Network Party Dash

New Mobile Game: Cartoon Network Party Dash

Today (22nd October) Cartoon Network Games and independent games studio Crystal Fish Games have released a brand new mobile game in the United States called “Cartoon Network Party Dash”. The game was first announced in Cartoon Network USA’s 2018 preview video.

The new game is an arcade platformer featuring many of Cartoon Network’s most well-known characters. The game is now available on iOS and Android devices such as smartphones and tablets on the Apple App Store, Google Play or the Amazon App Store. The game is now available as a free download with advertisements and has cosmetic in-app purchases.

In the game, a bunch of villains crash a party hosted by Ben 10, the Gumball crew and the We Bare Bears bear brothers. Players can choose from over 10 playable characters, including Gumball, Darwin, Anais, Penny, Grizz, Panda, Ice Bear, Heatblast, Four Arms, XLR8 and Ben 10’s newest alien, Shock Rock, then dash into action to defeat the villains.

Cartoon Network Party Dash is filled with fast-paced, hard-hitting action – go down floors, smashing and rebounding enemies through several levels such as the forest, junkyard and desert island. Unlock powerful gear and perks as you play to reach new levels and even higher scores and customise each character with their alternate outfit.

Download Links:

Apple App Store (iOS for Apple iPhone and iPad): https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/cartoon-network-party-dash/id1204851954

Google Play (Android): https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.turner.partydash

Game Preview

From The Cartoon Network Games Press Release: Cartoon Network Party Dash Launches Today On iOS And Android Smartphones And Tablets

Cartoon Network and independent developer Crystal Fish Games have released Cartoon Network Party Dash, a high-energy arcade platformer featuring many of Cartoon Network’s most beloved characters. The game can be downloaded today on iOS or Android smartphones and tablets via the App Store, Google Play or Amazon. It is available for free with ads and has cosmetic in-app purchases.

In the game, a bunch of villains crash a party hosted by Ben 10, the Gumball crew and the We Bare Bears bear brothers. Players can choose from over 10 playable characters, including Gumball, Darwin, Anais, Penny, Grizz, Panda, Ice Bear, Heatblast, Four Arms, XLR8 and Ben 10’s newest alien, Shock Rock, then dash into action to defeat the villains.

When a bunch of villains crash a party hosted by Ben 10, the Gumball crew and the We Bare Bears siblings, it’s up to you to crash back! Choose from over 10 playable characters, including Gumball, Darwin, Anais, Penny, Grizz, Panda, Ice Bear, Heatblast, Four Arms, XLR8 and Ben 10’s newest alien, Shock Rock, then dash into action.

Cartoon Network Party Dash is a blast to play with fast-paced, hard-hitting action – descend floor by floor, smashing and rebounding through enemies across a variety of levels, including the forest, junkyard and desert island. Unlock powerful gear and perks to help you reach new levels and even higher scores, and customize each character with their alternate outfit!

Cartoon Network Party Dash is rated E (Everyone) by the ESRB.

https://www.regularcapital.com/2018/01/happy-new-year-coming-soon-to-cartoon-network-in-2018/

http://www.gamasutra.com/view/pressreleases/329105/CARTOON_NETWORK_PARTY_DASH_LAUNCHES_TODAY_ON_iOS_AND_ANDROID_SMARTPHONES_AND_TABLETS.php