Cartoon Network France Rebranded Today 4th September
Today (04/09/2017), Cartoon Network France has rebranded and is now using Cartoon Network USA’s Dimensional graphics package. Cartoon Network France’s implementation of Dimensional is similar to other countries that have already rebranded, with the exception to the next bumpers. Cartoon Network France has took a more simplistic approach for its next bumpers by using a simple transition for the info-boxes on top of a video clip from the next show playing in the background.
Also, Cartoon Network France will be airing The Powerpuff Girls half-hour special – The Last Donnycorn on Saturday 16th September at 11am, in the half-hour special, Donny accidentally releases evil unicorns from a magic mirror and asks The Powerpuff Girls for their help.
To mark the start of summer school holidays in most parts of the UK today (21/07/2017), Cartoon Network UK has given the channel a new fresh look, the channel is now using the “Dimensional” graphics package which was developed by Bent Design Lab in the United States and has since been rolled out to different versions of Cartoon Network around the world, however unlike other international versions that have a mixed Check It 3.0/4.0 and Dimensional look, the UK rebrand is a full one.
Cartoon Network UK has adapted the rebrand package to their channel, this includes making Later/Next/Now bumpers and all logo animations have been re-textured to include the new branding or replaced with Dimensional’s zoom animation. The Later/Next/Now bumpers now have a different continuity announcer and the on-screen DOG (Digital On-screen Graphic) has moved slightly more to the right this morning.
The bumpers and idents include sliding CGI and stop-motion animations of 2D, 3D and real-life models either representing Cartoon Network’s famous characters or random shapes and objects (anything from squiggly lines, eyeballs and doughnuts) in separate 3D room-like boxes. Some next bumpers also include a 2D character from each show with a different saying, this includes Ice Bear and Panda for We Bare Bears later and next bumpers and Richard Watterson for The Amazing World of Gumball. Some elements from previous Check It branding packages such as fonts and the CMYK colour scheme have been incorporated into Dimensional.
Continuity of Cartoon Network UK’s new presentation:
Boing Spain Findes Cartoon Network Block Dimensional Rebrand
According to a continuity video on YouTube that was recorded last weekend (04/06/2017), Boing Spain’s weekend Cartoon Network programming block – Findes Cartoon Network – is now using presentation from the Dimensional rebrand package. Before the graphics refresh, Findes Cartoon Network used a modified version of Check It 1.0, after Boing Spain rebranded last April, the promo endboards were changed so it fits in with the new multicoloured circular graphics. The Dimensional rebrand is currently being rolled out onto different localised versions of Cartoon Network across Europe. This month, the Findes Cartoon Network block is airing new episodes of Adventure Time and The Powerpuff Girls.
In Spain, Cartoon Network shows air on Boing (a free DTT children’s channel jointly owned by Mediaset España and Turner Broadcasting System Europe). Due to a change of business strategy as DTT (Digital Terrestrial Television) was becoming the most popular way to watch television in Spain and to compete with DTT rivals such as Clan TVE and Disney Channel, Cartoon Network ceased broadcasting in the country in 2013, and as a result, Cartoon Network’s shows were moved to Boing.
Boing Spain Findes Cartoon Network Dimensional Rebrand Continuity
Boing Spain Findes Cartoon Network Old Check It 1.0. Continuity