Dorothy And The Wizard Of Oz And Wacky Racers To Air On Boomerang Feeds Outside United States

Dorothy And The Wizard Of Oz And Wacky Racers To Air On Boomerang Feeds Outside United States

Dorothy And The Wizard Of Oz And Wacky Racers To Air On Boomerang Feeds Outside United States

Today (20/03/2017), Turner announced that two new animated shows from Warner Bros. Animation are heading to Boomerang. Both Wacky Racers and Dorothy And The Wizard Of Oz will air on Boomerang’s international feeds, but in the United States, both shows will be an OTT (Over-The-Top) VOD (Video On Demand) exclusive on Boomerang’s brand new streaming service instead of Boomerang USA’s linear channel.

Dorothy & The Wizard of Oz is described as a comedy fantasy series based on the classic L. Frank Baum book series and the classic timeless 1939 MGM movie, the new animated adventures follows Dorothy and her friends, the Cowardly Lion, Tin Man and Scarecrow in the Land of Oz. The new animated show is set after the defeat of the Wicked Witch of the West; essentially an animated sequel to the movie.

Wacky Racers is a rebooted version of the late-1960’s Hanna-Barbara animated comedy classic, featuring reworked versions of Penelope Pitstop, Peter Perfect, the Ant Hill Mob, the Gruesome Twosome and antagonists Dick Dastardly and Muttley, also the series will feature a bunch of new racers. Wacky Racers isn’t just any ordinary racing show, each race car has a different theme and has unique racewinning abilities.

Patricia Hidalgo, chief content officer of EMEA kids & international kids strategy at Turner stated that the addition of these two new shows will help strengthen Boomerang, which is considered to be their second flagship animation channel.

“The introduction of these iconic shows and stories is very well timed, as we continue to build Boomerang as our second flagship to Cartoon Network and a strong kids and family brand across international markets. Dorothy and the Wizard of Oz and Wacky Racers both perfectly capture the inherent values of Boomerang and we’re confident that new and existing fans of the channel will love this latest offering from our sister-company”

News about Dorothy and the Wizard of Oz and Wacky Racers airing on Boomerang’s international feeds isn’t exactly new, as both shows were disclosed in an upfront by Turner Russia last month, today’s news is official confirmation from Cartoon Network’s/Boomerang’s main management.

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From The Turner Africa/Burson-Marsteller Press Release: Dorothy & The Wizard Of Oz and Wacky Racers Headed For Boomerang Africa: Latest original content from Warner Bros. Animation – Dorothy & the Wizard of Oz and all-new Wacky Races – will premiere in Africa on Boomerang from October 2017.

Turner International has revealed that two highly-anticipated originals, Dorothy & the Wizard of Oz and Wacky Races, both from the acclaimed Warner Bros. Animation studios, will soon be coming to Africa. These shows will join the line-up of classic and contemporary animation on the company’s second fun flagship international kids channel, Boomerang, from October 2017.

Dorothy & the Wizard of Oz is an inspirational magical fantasy based on the classic series of books by L. Frank Baum, which sees Dorothy and her friends embark on a journey to defeat the Wicked Witch of the West. Following the original story, Queen Ozma appoints Dorothy as the Princess of Emerald City, a role she was destined for. Dorothy embraces her position and tackles her royal duties with enthusiasm, bravery and feistiness.

But Dorothy soon realises that all is not as it seems. She encounters a chaotic and crazy Oz, one that she is not accustomed to. There are witches, wizards, munchkins, flying monkeys and a whole menagerie of mystical creatures running amok. To add more madness to the chaos, magic falls into the wrong hands and that’s where Dorothy decides to step in!

The Princess of Emerald City takes charge and embarks on a journey to put things right and to win back her Oz. Dorothy tracks down anyone or anything that causes mischief and could potentially threaten or warm her beloved Oz, and puts a stop to it. She soon finds out, however, that she’s not in Kansas anymore. When mistakes happen in Kansas it’s usually not a big deal, but make a mistake in Oz and a Wicked Witch or two will surely come after you.

In Boomerang’s second original offering coming later this year, all racers are being called to the track with Wacky Races. This much loved Hanna-Barbera classic series has received a full-engine overhaul for its Boomerang debut, where we will see the return of everyone’s favourite racers and, of course, their wacky cars!

Viewers will enjoy seeing old favourites such as Penelope Pitstop racing around in her Compact Pussycat car. She is a sassy Southern belle with charm and intelligence that makes her a formidable racer, but most of the time she’s taking a detour to save others. Penelope’s best friend, Peter Perfect, zooms around in the Turbo Terrific. He has a big heart and an even bigger ego, which fuels his super positive “can-do” attitude, while in the Mean Machine, Dick Dastardly and his accomplice, Muttley, continue to stop at nothing to win the race by any means necessary. And don’t forget The Gruesome Twosome — Tiny and Bella — in their “monster” truck, the Doombuggy.

Boomerang’s Wacky Races has received a major a tune-up, filled with fast-paced slapstick comedy, high-octane thrills and pure zany fun from start to finish, where we will see not only familiar faces, but a whole new roster of racers ready to take to the track and race to strange and exotic places around the world.

Patricia Hidalgo, Chief Content Officer, EMEA Kids & International Kids Strategy, Turner commented:

“The introduction of these iconic shows and stories is very well timed, as we continue to build Boomerang as our second flagship to Cartoon Network and a strong kids and family brand across Africa. Dorothy and Wacky both perfectly capture the inherent values of Boomerang and we’re confident that new and existing fans of the channel will love this latest offering from our sister-company.”

Dorothy & the Wizard of Oz and Wacky Races join Boomerang’s portfolio of fun and funny, multi-generational shows, which include Warner Bros. Animation’s The Tom and Jerry Show, Be Cool, Scooby-Doo!, Bunnicula and Looney Tunes, new Boomerang Original production The Happos Family, as well as global and international acquisitions such as Grizzy and the Lemmings and Mr Bean: The Animated Series.

Boomerang Subscription Video On Demand Service Coming Soon

Boomerang Subscription Video On Demand Service Coming Soon

Boomerang Subscription Video On Demand Service Coming Soon

Turner and Warner Bros. has announced today (07/03/2017) that they are developing a brand new standalone SVOD (subscription video-on-demand) OTT (Over The Top) service based on its family-oriented and classic cartoon channel – Boomerang. The new subscription streaming service also called “Boomerang” will launch this Spring and will be the first time that both Warner Bros. and Turner has offered access to over 5,000 animation titles on a streaming service, this includes animated classics from Hanna-Barbera, Warner Bros. Animation and MGM. Popular and cross-generational classics such as Scooby-Doo!, Tom and Jerry, Bugs Bunny, The Jetsons and The Flintstones will be available to watch on the new service.

The streaming service will also include brand new productions from Warner Bros. Animation such as Dorothy and the Wizard of Oz and the Wacky Racers reboot. In a short while after launch, more features will be added to the service including family profiles, personalised recommendations, video download options, a Spanish audiotrack and other interactive features.

The service will be ad-free and will be accessible via http://www.boomerang.com and on iOS and Android apps, sometime after launch the service will also launch on Amazon, Roku and Apple TV. the service will cost $4.99 per month (with a 7-day free trial) or $39.99 annually (with a 30-day free trial). From launch, the service will only be accessible within the United States, there are no known plans for international expansion.

The new subscription service follows the launch of Turner’s new Filmstruck classic movie streaming service which includes a library of movies from TCM (Turner Classic Movies) and the Criterion Company. This isn’t the first time Turner has experimented with a standalone cartoon streaming service, a decade ago, Turner EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa) launched SuperCartoonNetwork.co.uk, a subscription streaming service with a regularly updated library of cartoons.

From The Turner USA Press Release: Turner And Warner Bros. Announce New Domestic Premium Streaming Service

Time Warner’s Turner and Warner Bros. announced today they have partnered on a new standalone domestic premium video subscription service – Boomerang – that will launch in the Spring. This will be the first time the two companies have offered the massive Hanna-Barbera, Looney Tunes and MGM animation library of over 5,000 titles on a streaming platform. Boomerang will provide audiences instant and exclusive access to both brand-new original series and timeless franchises like Scooby Doo, Tom & Jerry, Bugs Bunny, The Jetsons and The Flintstones among many others. Launching with a vast number of episodes, new content will be added weekly for kids, families and animation lovers of all ages to enjoy.

Boomerang will be the exclusive home to a slate of new, original series, including Warner Bros. Animation’s Dorothy and the Wizard of Oz, an uplifting comedic fantasy series that transports audiences to the magical land of Oz and follows the ruby slipper adventures of its brave and feisty princess protagonist; and Wacky Races, a full-engine overhaul of the Hanna-Barbera classic series that takes viewers on a ride filled with zany slapstick comedy, high-octane thrills and exotic locales around the world. Additionally, Boomerang will be the only place to catch new episodes of three fan-favorite series, Scooby-Doo, Looney Tunes and Tom & Jerry.

Boomerang will support its world-class content offering with a robust set of product features in the months following launch including: family profiles, personalized recommendations, download-to-go, Spanish audio and interactive features that will give users new and exciting ways to discover and share content. The Boomerang OTT service will be powered by applications and technology developed by DramaFever, a Warner Bros. Digital Networks company.

The service will be ad-free and launch domestically on Web, iOS and Android devices for $4.99 per month (with a 7-day Free Trial) or $39.99 annually (with a 30-day Free Trial).

The product will expand to several more platforms after launch, including Amazon, Roku and Apple TV. Turner and Warner Bros. will explore additional distribution opportunities with both new and existing partners in the future.

To learn more about the new Boomerang video subscription service and to sign up for its prelaunch mailing list go to http://www.boomerang.com.

“Boomerang is a beloved brand that has always had multi-generational appeal and some of the greatest animated shows ever created,” said Christina Miller, President, Cartoon Network, Boomerang, Adult Swim. “Our on-going partnership with Warner Bros. around this new premium service continues our strategy of making sure our fans are engaged with fresh and fun content whenever and wherever they want it.”

“We are bringing the best new and classic characters to kids, families and animation fans so they can now watch their favorites anywhere, anytime on any screen,” said Craig Hunegs, President, Business and Strategy, Warner Bros. Television Group and President, Warner Bros. Digital Networks. “It’s a whole new way to access Warner Bros.’ storied legacy of laughs!”

https://www.turner.com/pressroom/turner-and-warner-bros-announce-new-domestic-premium-streaming-service

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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.

http://mightymagiswords.cartoonnetwork.fr/

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.

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