Cartoon Network Studios Europe Greenlights A New Animated Series Elliott From Earth

Cartoon Network Studios Europe Greenlights A New Animated Series Elliott From Earth

Cartoon Network Studios Europe Greenlights A New Animated Series Elliott From Earth

Today (2nd July), Cartoon Network EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa) has greenlit a brand new animated show – Elliott From Earth, the new show will be developed by the same London UK-based production team behind Cartoon Network’s The Amazing World of Gumball, which has been a success worldwide. Elliot From Earth follows the adventures of a young boy named Elliott who finds himself living on a spaceship inhabited by aliens from different parts of the universe, it’s a show about finding your place in the world, although the show’s premise takes place in outer space and yes, Elliott also makes friends with a dinosaur. The show offers a funny and warm-hearted insight into kids lives, whether they’re human or not.

The new show is an animated sci-fi sitcom and will have twenty episodes and each episode will have a runtime of eleven minutes, and unlike Gumball its has a more traditional 2D uniformed look, which is a departure from Gumball’s unconventional mixed-media appearance. Judging from the released artwork, the show makes use of colour, shading and luminosity to produce a beautifully stunning look.

Cartoon Network Studios Europe Greenlights A New Animated Series Elliott From Earth

Production for Elliott From Earth is set to start in September 2018, as The Amazing World of Gumball is wrapping up production, the show will be the second series produced by Cartoon Network Studios Europe’s London studio and will have some of the same talented staff (scriptwriting, storyboarding and editing team) who also worked on Gumball, including the creator of Elliott from Earth – Guillaume Cassuto, who previously worked as an episode scriptwriter and as composition supervisor on the show. Guillaume also recently worked on the new animated/live-action Gorillaz music video for the song – Humility, which features temporary band member – Ace, also known as the leader of The Gangreen Gang in Cartoon Network’s The Powerpuff Girls.

While describing the new show – “Elliott from Earth”, the show’s creator – Guillaume Cassuto said:

“Elliott’s story has been in the back of my mind for a long time, and working my way through a number of different roles on Gumball gave me a unique look into how to bring such a project to life. I’m beyond excited to have the chance to introduce Elliott to the world, and very proud to have this amazing team with me for the ride. I hope kids and animation fans across the universe will love Elliott just as much as we do.”

From The Turner EMEA Press Release: Cartoon Network Gives The Greenlight Signal To “Elliott From Earth”: Brand new series from the team behind Cartoon Network’s multi award-winning hit “The Amazing World of Gumball”

Turner’s Cartoon Network announced today the greenlight of an all-new original series, Elliott From Earth, from the UK-based team behind its global hit The Amazing World of Gumball.

Elliott from Earth is a 20 x 11-minute animated sci-fi sitcom that offers a uniquely funny and warm-hearted perspective into the everyday life of kids – whether they’re human or not. Elliott is a human boy who finds himself living on a spaceship full of aliens from all parts of the universe. It’s a show about finding your place in the world, even if it’s in outer space. Oh, and there’s a dinosaur.

Set to begin production in September 2018, Elliott From Earth is the newest Cartoon Network Original to be produced out of the network’s EMEA hub, and the latest from the pool of talent working on The Amazing World of Gumball. It is created by Guillaume Cassuto – formerly a scriptwriter and composition supervisor on Gumball – with the acclaimed Gumball scriptwriting, storyboarding and editing team lined-up to bring the show to life.

Guillaume Cassuto, Creator of Elliott from Earth said: “Elliott’s story has been in the back of my mind for a long time, and working my way through a number of different roles on Gumball gave me a unique look into how to bring such a project to life. I’m beyond excited to have the chance to introduce Elliott to the world, and very proud to have this amazing team with me for the ride. I hope kids and animation fans across the universe will love Elliott just as much as we do.”

http://www.turner.com/story/cartoon-network-gives-greenlight-signal-%E2%80%9Celliott-earth%E2%80%9D

Gangreen Gang Leader And Villain – Ace From The Powerpuff Girls Joins The Gorillaz

Gangreen Gang Leader And Villain - Ace From The Powerpuff Girls Joins The Gorillaz

Gangreen Gang Leader And Villain – Ace From The Powerpuff Girls Joins The Gorillaz

The British animated band – Gorillaz has announced a new band member, and its someone very familiar, somewhat random and unexpected. According to the band’s fictional narrative, the band’s bassist – Murdoc Niccals is in prison, and the band had no choice but to replace him, well at least for the time being so they can continue as a band. Speculation sparked off when the main artist for the Gorillaz – Jamie Hewlett posted a couple of pictures on Instagram depicting someone resembling the leader of the Gangreen Gang from Cartoon Network’s The Powerpuff Girls – Ace. Although Ace and his gang are technically antagonists in the show, The Powerpuff Girls only see them as teenage delinquents and dismiss them as nothing but a “nuisance”. In the first picture, Ace was with fellow band member – Noodle at the Kentucky Derby, in the second picture, it shows Ace (without his face in full view), but wearing a purple jacket with a “Ace” playing card attached to it. Ace also appeared on Gorillaz’s summer tour poster.

All speculation was laid to rest when the band sent out a new newsletter which contained some details about the new band member and when the band’s main musician and creative music lead – Damon Albarn was interviewed by UK national radio station BBC Radio 6. According to Damon, Ace was chosen as the new band member, because of the similarities he has with Murdoc. Cartoon Network has given the band permission to use Ace as a character.

On Thursday 31st May, Gorillaz released their latest music video entitled “Humility” starring actor/musician/comedian Jack Black, in the video Ace is his usual troublemaking self and just like the original Powerpuff Girls, he bursts a basketball with a knife and ruins the fun for everyone. Ace appears to be older too, he’s going slightly bald. Surprisingly, The Powerpuff Girls isn’t the only Cartoon Network show the music video is connected to, its also loosely connected to The Amazing World of Gumball, former compositing supervisor and show writer – Guillaume Cassuto helped out with compositing in the music video, as the music video featured animation layered on a live-action video backdrop which is similar to Gumball’s mixed-media art style. Also creative agency – Blinkink helped out with the music video’s production, their sister division – Blink Industries collaborated with Cartoon Network to produce the Gumball episode “The Puppets” and also the short side-series “Waiting for Gumball”.

Gorillaz’s newest album – “The Now Now” is set to be released on Friday 29th June.

#Noodle spotted at The Kentucky Derby with a friend?

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Cartoon Network Wins Three 2016 Childrens BAFTA Awards

Cartoon Network Wins Three 2016 Childrens BAFTA Awards

Cartoon Network Wins Three 2016 Childrens BAFTA Awards

Last night (20/11/2016) at the Roundhouse Theatre in London was the 2016 Children’s BAFTA (British Academy of Film and Television Arts) awards and Cartoon Network’s The Amazing World of Gumball won two awards; one for best British animated show and one for best children’s television show writing! Congratulations to Ben Bocquelet and to all of the production team that work on the show, including animators, writers, producers and voice actors. Cartoon Network UK lost out to CBeebies for best UK children’s channel, but congratulations for being nominated anyway.

We Bare Bears also won the award for best international children’s show, congratulations to Daniel Chong and his team at Cartoon Network Studios in Burbank, California. Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment’s Lego Dimensions won the award for best children’s video game and the special award was awarded to Peter Western known for his animation work on Who Framed Roger Rabbit, Warner Bros’s Space Jam and The Snowman and The Snowdog.

Congratulations to everyone who won a BAFTA award last night and to anyone who was nominated at this year’s Children’s BAFTA awards!

To see all of the 2016 BAFTA Children’s Awards nominations and winners, please click the link below:

http://awards.bafta.org/award/2016/childrens

Here’s a selection of tweets from The Amazing World of Gumball’s production and voice acting team when they found out that the show won two BAFTA’s:

Daniel Chong, the creator of We Bare Bears was extremely happy when he found out that the show won a BAFTA for best international kids show:

http://www.cartoonnetwork.co.uk