Information About Turner Upfront 2017

Information About Turner Upfront 2017

Information About Turner Upfront 2017

This Wednesday (17/05/2017), Turner Broadcasting System will be holding a 2017 upfront event at Madison Square Garden in New York City. The upfront is a special preview event for Turner’s upcoming programming for the next twelve months or so. As Cartoon Network USA already released their upfront info on 30th March (with the exception of Unikitty! which was announced last week), the upfront event mostly focuses on their news, general entertainment and sports brands (TBS, TNT, CNN, HLN, truTV, Adult Swim and Turner Sports), however the upfront is an opportunity to inform and to remind the press about Cartoon Network’s upcoming programming. The upfront will start at 10am and there will be an Adult Swim Upfront Party at 9pm at Terminal 5.

Reminder and Summary of Cartoon Network USA’s 2017-2018 Upfront

In 2017-2018, Cartoon Network USA will premiere five brand new shows, Apple and Onion, Craig of the Creek, Summer Camp Island, OK K.O.! Let’s Be Heroes and Unikitty!, this year so far, Cartoon Network USA has already premiered the new Ben 10 reboot and Cloudy with A Chance of Meatballs. OK K.O.! Let’s Be Heroes will premiere very shortly on Cartoon Network USA.

Apple and Onion follows the lives of the titular characters in the “big city of sophisticated food”, both Apple and Onion are new to the big city and are somewhat naïve but that doesn’t stop them from making friends and from enjoying their incredible adventure of life. Apple and Onion is created by George Gendi, a storyboard artist who worked on The Amazing World of Gumball during the show’s first season.

Craig of the Creek follows Craig and his two best friends, the show takes place at a creek where the rules of the outside world don’t apply, the place is a utopia for kids, filled with tree forts and dirt bike ramps. The adventure series is created by two former writers for Steven Universe – Matt Burnett and Ben Levin.

Summer Camp Island is about two friends, Oscar and Hedgehog at a magical summer camp where anything is possible, the show is created by British animation director – Julia Pott, known for her episode storywriting on Cartoon Network Studios’ Adventure Time.

OK K.O.! Let’s Be Heroes is about an endlessly optimistic boy named K.O., who levels up to be the best he can be in a computer-game beat-em’-up like universe of heroes, friends and challenging foes. The series is based on the pilot episode – OK K.O.! Lakewood Plaza Turbo and follows the animated shorts released online in 2016 and 2017. The show is created by Ian Jones-Quartey, former supervising director for Steven Universe.

Unikitty! follows the beloved character of the same name from The Lego Movie, and a whole cast of friends into the world full of adventure, excitement and dance parties. Unikitty is a cheerful character who wants to spread joyfulness and good vibes around her kingdom, but she explodes with anger when things don’t go her way. Unikitty! is animated by Warner Bros. Animation.

We Bare Bears, The Powerpuff Girls, Mighty Magiswords, Adventure Time, Teen Titans Go! and The Amazing World of Gumball have all been renewed for the 2017-2018 upfront season.

In the United States, Cartoon Network offers the most popular VOD (Video on-demand) content across all television and the channel has five out of the top 10 animated series for kids.

http://eventpress.turner.com/cartoon-network/

Cartoon Network USA’s 2017-2018 Upfront: https://www.regularcapital.com/2017/03/cartoon-network-usa-2017-2018-upfront/

Cartoon Network USA announces Unikitty! a Lego-themed animated series from Warner Bros. Animation: https://www.regularcapital.com/2017/05/cartoon-network-usa-announces-a-new-lego-animated-series-unikitty/

Adult Swim USA’s 2017-2018 Upfront

Ahead of the 2017 upfront, Turner has already released some Adult Swim upfront info. Coming soon to Adult Swim is a quarter-hour live-action comedy series aimed at millennials (Adult Swim’s current target audience and age group) called Mostly 4 Millennials, the comedy series will be a funny and exciting look into what makes the “More Greatest Generation” tick. Mostly 4 Millennials is created by Derrick Beckles (Totally for Teens, Hot Package) and executive produced along with Eric Andre (The Eric Andre Show). In terms of specials, Comedian and filmmaker Jena Friedman will also be having her very own 30-minute special on Adult Swim. The special will be about the current state of the United States of America, regarding issues related to politics, gender and culture. Jena Friedman has worked as a correspondent for National Geographic Explorer and Vice and as a field producer for The Daily Show with Jon Stewart and has written for Late Show with David Letterman.

https://www.turner.com/pressroom/adult-swim-announces-new-comedy-projects-jena-friedman-derrick-beckles-and-eric-andre

In terms of animation, Adult Swim will premiere a brand new quarter-hour show called The Jellies! and is created by Tyler, The Creator and Lionel Boyce. The show is about a family of Jellyfish, but focuses mostly on their 16-year-old human son Cornell. When Cornell learns that he was adopted at birth, he spirals out of control and he tries to “find himself”. The musical score is composed by Tyler, Tyler is also a voice actor on the show, along with Lionel Boyce, Phil LaMarr, Blake Anderson, AJ Johnson, Kevin Michael Richardson and many more.

Another animated show that will premiere on Adult Swim is Apollo Gauntlet, which is about a cop who gets transported to a futuristic medieval society, and with the help of a magical suit and a set of talking gauntlets, he’s able to fight crime exactly the way he wants under the alter-ego of “Apollo Gauntlet”. The quarter-hour animated adventure comedy series is created by Myles Langlois and is produced by MONDO’s animation studio, Six Point Harness and Mosaic.

Hot Streets is also another animated show that will premiere on Adult Swim. In Hot Streets, FBI Agent Mark Branski, his partner, his niece, and her dog, investigate supernatural phenomena. The quarter-hour animated science fiction adventure series is created by Brian Wysol (Rick and Morty, Robot Chicken). Seth Green, Matt Senreich, John Harvatine IV, and Eric Towner (Robot Chicken), Justin Roiland (Rick and Morty) and Wysol are serving as executive producers. Produced by Stoopid Buddy Stoodios.

From Monday 22nd May, Adult Swim will premiere season two of Neon Joe, Werewolf Hunter with a new episode airing each night at 12am ET/PT for five days. The show is about a retired Werewolf Hunter who runs a cocktail bar but due to some unpleasant situation at the bar, Joe has no choice but to get back into the werewolf hunting game.

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Comic-Con San Diego 2015: Cartoon Network Schedule

Comic-Con San Diego 2015: Cartoon Network Schedule

Between 9th July and 12th July, the Comic-Con San Diego 2015 convention will be held, the most important event in the United States in regards of Animation and Comic Books. As usual this year, Cartoon Network will be there for show panels, signings and exclusive screenings.

Cartoon Network’s schedule at Comic-Con San Diego is as follows:

Comic-Con San Diego 2015: Cartoon Network Schedule – From the Cartoon Network USA Press Release:

Cartoon Network delivers the ultimate fan experience! San Diego Comic-Con attendees will be among the first to check out We Bare Bears, Cartoon Network’s latest animated series first introduced this year at Annecy, with premiere screenings, an immersive booth experience, signings, giveaways and more. We Bare Bears will premiere Monday, July 27 at 6:30 p.m. (ET, PT) on Cartoon Network.

Cartoon Network presents a back-to-back Fandemonium Panel Extravaganza featuring Regular Show & Uncle Grandpa followed by Adventure Time & Steven Universe. Both panels are hosted by Bobby Moynihan (Saturday Night Live) the voice of Panda on We Bare Bears. Get an inside look at the hottest animated shows on TV with exclusive clips, special musical performances and Q&A sessions with series creators, producers and voice talent. Throughout both panels fans will be treated to never-before-seen content and behind-the-scenes footage from We Bare Bears presented by series creator, Daniel Chong.

Come to the Cartoon Network Booth #3735 and get a first look at Grizzly, Panda, and Ice Bear – the stars of We Bare Bears! At the booth, fans can immerse themselves in the world of We Bare Bears, with six different one-of-a-kind photo experiences and exclusive daily collectible button giveaways.

The party doesn’t stop when the convention floor closes! Cartoon Network will once again present special nighttime screenings exclusively for the Comic-Con audience. The second annual Adventure Time Royal Ball and a Clarence & Friends Pajama Party will offer fans an insider look at some of their favorite shows, premiere screenings of We Bear Bears and sneak-peeks at some of Cartoon Network Studios upcoming animated shorts.

Other Cartoon Network series featured at San Diego Comic-Con include Teen Titans Go!, and Transformers: Robots in Disguise. Below is a list of Cartoon Network series panels, fan events, screenings and signings at 2015 Comic-Con International in San Diego, Calif., Thursday, July 9 – Sunday, July 12, 2015. Events as well as series producers and talent scheduled to appear are subject to change.

For continuing information about Cartoon Network at San Diego Comic-Con and for real-time updates during the convention, please follow us on Twitter at @CartoonNetPR.

Panels

Friday 10th July

Cartoon Network presents a back-to-back Fandemonium Panel Extravaganza featuring Regular Show & Uncle Grandpa followed by Adventure Time & Steven Universe. Both panels are hosted by Bobby Moynihan (Saturday Night Live) the voice of Panda on Cartoon Network’s upcoming animated series We Bare Bears.

Cartoon Network Presents: Regular Show & Uncle Grandpa
10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Hilton Bayfront – Indigo Ballroom

You love us! You really love us! But guess what….we love you too!!! Cartoon Network has the best fans in the world, which is why we’re hosting the most FAN-tastic, FAN-centric, FAN…uhhh…MAZING panels SDCC has ever seen! Join cast and crew of hit shows Regular Show and Uncle Grandpa as we celebrate YOU with major announcements, first looks, contests, and special appearances. The panel features Regular Show superstars JG Quintel (Creator, Voice of Mordecai), William Salyers (Voice of Rigby), Sean Szeles (Supervising Producer), and Sam Marin (Voice of Benson, Pops, Muscle Man), alongside Uncle Grandpa mega-talents Pete Browngardt (Creator, Voice of Uncle Grandpa), Eric Bauza (Voice of Bellybag), and Kevin Michael Richardson (Voice of Mr. Gus).

Cartoon Network Presents: Adventure Time & Steven Universe
11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Hilton Bayfront – Indigo Ballroom

Comic Con is the ultimate destination for amazing fans in Finn hats and crystal gem bellybuttons, which is why Cartoon Network is celebrating YOU in a one-of-a-kind Fandemonium celebration! We’ve got BIG NEWS you’ll want to hear first, behind-the-scenes access, and special musical performances by the cast and crew from hit shows Adventure Time and Steven Universe! The panel features Adventure Time legends of Ooo Jeremy Shada (Voice of Finn), John DiMaggio (Voice of Jake), Olivia Olson (Voice of Marceline), and Adam Muto (Co-Executive Producer), alongside Steven Universe gems Rebecca Sugar (Creator), Zach Callison (Voice of Steven), Estelle (Voice of Garnet), and Ian Jones-Quartey (Supervising Director).

Cartoon Network Screenings

Thursday 9th July

Cartoon Network Presents: Adventure Time Royal Ball
8:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Room 7AB

It’s the 2nd annual Adventure Time Royal Ball! Last year Cartoon Network filled a ballroom with the most righteous of warriors and the fairest in all the Land of Ooo, and this year we are returning with more fan-favorites, another first-look Adventure Time episode, and a very special world premiere screening of the newest Cartoon Network hit series We Bare Bears! Don’t forget to dress up in your most inspired outfit for the royal procession and your chance to win righteous prizes! Now come one, come all (until we reach capacity!) for a night of mathematical magic!

Friday 10th July

Cartoon Network Presents: Clarence & Friends Pajama Party
8:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Room 7AB

Clarence throws the best parties and you’re invited! We ran out of pizza poppers, but we’re making up for it with Spencer Rothbell (Head of Story and Voice of Clarence), awesome episodes of your favorite Cartoon Network shows and super cool pwizes! But hey, hey, guess what, there’s more! Clarence invited his new friends Grizz, Panda, and Ice Bear, and they’re going to show an episode of their brand new show, We Bare Bears, for everyone to see for the very first time! HOW COOL IS THAT?! So put on your favorite pajamas and maaayyyybe you’ll get a swing at our myyystewy piñata!

Cartoon Network Signings

Friday 10th July

2:00 p.m. Regular Show, Uncle Grandpa & Clarence Autograph Alley (AA04)

4:00 p.m. Adventure Time & Steven Universe Autograph Alley (AA04)

Saturday 11th July

1:00 p.m. We Bare Bears Cartoon Network Booth #3735

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