Cartoon Network News In Brief Late January 2017

Cartoon Network News In Brief Late January 2017

Cartoon Network News In Brief Late January 2017

Cartoon Network France Launches Mighty Magiswords Microsite

The Cartoon Network France website now has a Mighty Magiswords section. In the Mighty Magiswords section of the site, you can find out more about the main characters – Prohyas and Vambre as well as secondary characters including Grup the Dragon and Princess Zange. There’s information about the different types of Magiswords used by the Warriors for Hire in the show and there’s info about the different locations in the land of Lyvsheria.

Turner Kids Channel Ratings Increase

Turner France has published their latest kids channel portfolio viewing statistics, the audience of its kids channels (Cartoon Network, Boomerang, Boing and Toonami) have grown by almost 12% among children aged 4 to 10 years old. In the 4 to 14 age group, the viewing rating growth rate was 27.5%.

Scooby-Doo! Halifax Advert Now Airing In The UK

Halifax, a major UK bank, has continued their partnership with Hanna-Barbera with a brand new advert featuring Scooby-Doo and his Mystery Inc. crime-solving friends, in the advert Scooby and Shaggy hide in Halifax branch to seek safety from an Egyptian mummy chasing them, later they’re taking advantage of Halifax’s Reward account by eating at a pizza restaurant, and by chance, the mummy that was chasing them became unbandaged, revealing the man that was causing the trouble all along. According to a survey carried out by Sky Kids last year, Scooby-Doo was voted the UK’s all time favourite kids TV show. Previous Halifax adverts featured Top Cat and The Flintstones.

Tooncast Latin America December 2016 Highlights

Tooncast Latin America December 2016 Highlights

Tooncast Latin America December 2016 Highlights

Best Episodes of Hanna-Barbera/Warner Bros. Animation

From Thursday 1st December, Tooncast will air the best episodes of Animaniacs, Pinky and the Brain, Freakazoid!, 2 Stupid Dogs, The Flintstones, The Jetsons and many more.

Best of 2016 on Tooncast Programming Block

Features episodes of Animaniacs, Freakazoid!, Pinky and the Brain, Duck Dodgers, Tazmania, 2 Stupid Dogs and many more. The block will air Monday to Friday at 6pm and weekends at 1pm.

Christmas Specials

Christmas specials of all of Tooncast’s shows from Monday 19th December to Sunday 25th December from 6pm.

Goodbye 2016

Classic Cartoon Network originals on the final day of 2016 (Saturday 31st December). Features episodes of Dexter’s Laboratory, Cow and Chicken, Johnny Bravo, Courage the Cowardly Dog and many more.

Turner Upfront 2016 Cartoon Network And Boomerang

Turner Upfront 2016 Cartoon Network And Boomerang

Turner Upfront 2016 Cartoon Network And Boomerang

Today (18/05/2016) the 2016 Turner Upfront event was held in New York City. At the event, Turner revealed its plans for their television channels for the next 12 months, including Cartoon Network and Boomerang.

The event didn’t really reveal much in terms of extra plans for Cartoon Network and Boomerang but rather reaffirmed what Turner has publically confirmed as of late, such as the new Peanuts animated shorts now airing on Boomerang USA and the renewal of animated shows on Cartoon Network. According to the upfront, Cartoon Network USA will air a new Adventure Time and a new Regular Show special this Autumn.

However, there was one special animated moment during the Cartoon Network segment of the upfront. The animated moment featured a debate with the Powerpuff Girls and with CNN news anchor Jake Tapper voice acting a parodied version of himself named “Drake Dapper”.

From The Turner USA Upfront Press Release

Cartoon Network

Continuing its 2015 momentum as basic cable’s #1 network with kids 6-11, Cartoon Network started off 2016 with cultural buzz around the highly anticipated global launch of The Powerpuff Girls, which became a #1 Facebook and Twitter trending topic when over 15 million fans participated in the #PowerpuffYourself avatar. Since its launch, The Powerpuff Girls has remained #1 in its timeslot. The return of hit series Teen Titans Go!, We Bare Bears, Steven Universe and The Amazing World of Gumball contributed to Cartoon Network becoming the #1 cable network in VOD for 23 consecutive months.

Cartoon Network’s innovative approach to content development through convergence of creativity and technology came to life at its first-ever Game Jam for the new game OK KO! Lakewood Plaza, with over 200 independent game developers coming together in Portland, Oregon. Further, underscoring a strong commitment to engage children in creative coding, Cartoon Network’s STEM platform involves newly announced collaborations with Scratch, a project of the Lifelong Kindergarten Group at the MIT Media Lab; and the White House’s Computer Science for All initiative to empower young people to generate skills in the digital world, featured Cartoon Network characters from shows including Powerpuff Girls and We Bare Bears.

Looking forward, multiple high profile digital launches include the first mobile game from the network’s top-rated series Teen Titans Go!: Teeny Titans, with other games around fan favorite properties to be announced later in the summer. In addition, exciting new specials will air later this fall from the hit series Adventure Time and Regular Show.


Following a successful global launch in 2015, where Boomerang aligned across 13 international feeds, the 24-hour animation network for kids and families grew year-over-year by +30% among kids 2-11 and +25% among kids 6-11. The network’s first-ever original hits include Wabbit and What’s New Scooby-Doo, along with timeless cartoons from the Warner Bros., Hanna-Barbera, MGM and Cartoon Network libraries.

In 2016, Boomerang will keep its tradition of showcasing classic animation for fans of all generations with the launch of new exclusive acquisitions and original productions. The network recently announced the new series Peanuts, where the print comic strips come to life using watercolor art style, textured backgrounds and framing in vignettes filled with humor and heart.