Turner Asia Pacific Collaborates With Japanese Broadcaster TV Asahi For A New Anime Series Super Shiro

Turner Asia Pacific Collaborates With Japanese Broadcaster TV Asahi For A New Anime Series Super Shiro

Turner Asia Pacific Collaborates With Japanese Broadcaster TV Asahi For A New Anime Series Super Shiro

Today (18th February), Turner’s Asia Pacific division (the owners of Cartoon Network, Boomerang and Pogo) has announced that they are collaborating on a new animation project with Japanese national broadcaster TV Asahi on a new anime series called “Super Shiro”, the partnership was agreed at Kidscreen Summit 2019 in Miami, Florida which was held last week (11th to 14th February). The agreement also includes broadcasting rights across the Asia-Pacific region (excluding China). This is also the first regional deal between the two companies and the deal includes a sizable investment from Turner.

The new show – “Super Shiro” is described to be “fast-paced” and is inspired by the internationally popular children’s anime – “Crayon Shin Chan” (or often referred to simply “Shin Chan”), which aired worldwide since 1992. Not only Super Shiro is a spin-off of Crayon Shin Chan (Shiro is a dog Shin Chan finds and cares for in the series) but in fact its animated by the same studio – Shin-ei Animation (owned by TV Asahi), also known for animating Doraemon. Science SARU, a Tokyo-based animation studio led by Masaaki Yuasa is also working on the project, Science SARU helped to animate the Adventure Time episode – “Food Chain” (guest directed by Masaaki Yuasa), animated three OK K.O.! Let’s Be Heroes shorts and also animated the intros for Adventure Time: Stakes, Adventure Time: Islands and Adventure Time: Elements. Masaaki Yuasa is also the executive director on the new show. He was a Cristal Award Winner at the 2017 Annecy Animation Festival and recently won the 41st Japan Academy Prize for “Animation of the Year” for the movie “Night Is Short, Walk On Girl”.

The show’s initial episode order will include 48 episodes, each with a runtime of 5 and a half minutes, Super Shiro is expected to premiere on Cartoon Network, Boomerang and Pogo channels in the Asia-Pacific region in early 2020.

From The Turner Asia Pacific Press Release: Turner APAC Partners With TV Asahi On “Super Shiro” Series

Turner Asia Pacific and TV Asahi have announced a collaboration on a new animated series called SUPER SHIRO. The partnership was sealed last week at Kidscreen Summit in Miami.

The agreement includes broadcast rights across Asia Pacific (ex-China). This is the first regional deal between the two parties and includes a sizeable investment from Turner.

The fast-paced chase series is inspired by the hugely-popular “Crayon Shin chan” franchise, which has aired internationally since 1992. SUPER SHIRO is produced by Shin-ei Animation, known for both “Doraemon” and “Crayon Shin chan”, and Science SARU, a Tokyo-based animation studio led by Masaaki Yuasa.

Masaaki Yuasa is the executive director on the series. He was a Cristal Award Winner at the 2017 Annecy International Animation Film Festival and recently won the 41st Japan Academy Prize for “Animation of the Year”. He also guest-directed the “Food Chain” episode from Cartoon Network’s Adventure Time.

Edward Barnieh, Director of Acquisitions and Co-productions at Turner Asia Pacific, said: “Turner’s investment in the series is testament to its strategy of developing quality local IP and takes our long-term partnership with TV Asahi to the next level. We’re confident that this collaborative effort will result in the creation of another awesome fan-favourite.”

Takahiro Kishimoto, Head of Animation, International Business Department of TV Asahi, added: “We are delighted to partner with an international media company like Turner. With its extensive reach and brand recognition in Asia Pacific, we are certain kids will get to enjoy SUPER SHIRO even more. We truly believe this collaboration strengthens the partnership between our two companies.”

The kids series (48×5.5’) is expected to launch in early 2020 across Turner’s Kids channels Cartoon Network, Boomerang and POGO.

https://www.sciencesaru.com/single-post/2019/02/03/%E3%80%8CSUPER-SHIRO%E3%80%8D%E6%83%85%E5%A0%B1%E8%A7%A3%E7%A6%81

http://www.shin-ei-animation.jp/

Press Release in .docx (Microsoft Word) Format:

https://www.regularcapital.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/Turner-TV-Asahi-Partner-on-SUPER-SHIRO.docx

Cartoon Network Owners Turner Partners With Chinese Animation Company UYoung To Develop A New Animation IP

Cartoon Network Owners Turner Partners With Chinese Animation Company UYoung To Develop A New Animation IP

Cartoon Network Owners Turner Partners With Chinese Animation Company UYoung To Develop A New Animation IP

Today (14th February) on the final day of Kidscreen Summit 2019 in Miami, Turner Asia-Pacific (the owners of Cartoon Network, Boomerang and POGO) has announced that they’ve formed a partnership with Chinese animation company – UYoung. The partnership also includes the development of a new IP (intellectual property), in the partnership, Turner will be providing their expertise in high quality animation production and international distribution. Details of what the IP will entail has yet to be announced but are expected to be released later this year.

In the Asia-Pacific region, Turner uses a virtual studio model by partnering with independent studios for animation projects and working with show creators and artists from across the region. UYoung is one of China’s leading children’s entertainment companies with offices in Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou and also in Los Angeles, USA.

From The Turner Asia-Pacific Press Release: Turner & UYoung To Partner On New Animation IP

Turner Asia Pacific and UYoung – the well-known Chinese animation company – have formalized their official partnership with an MOU (memorandum of understanding), announced this week at Kidscreen Summit in Miami.

The scope of the partnership includes the development of a new IP by UYoung. Turner – known in the kids entertainment space for its Cartoon Network, Boomerang and POGO brands – brings its production and international distribution experience of quality animation. The details of the IP are yet to be disclosed and are expected to be revealed later in 2019.

Ricky Ow, Turner Asia Pacific President, said: “We’ve been impressed by UYoung’s vision to develop a homegrown Chinese IP and launch it together with us both in China and internationally. We are looking forward to working closely with them on this, with a collaboration that brings together global talent to tell Chinese-inspired stories.”

In Asia Pacific, Turner adopts a virtual studio model for its original animation projects, identifying creators, artists and studios from right around the region – for global audiences.

Lisa Zhong, President of UYoung, added: “We are proud to be the pioneer partner with Turner to bring Chinese storytelling around the world. UYoung is always keen to establish stronger ties with international producers and broadcasters to extend its international reach.”

UYoung develops, produces and distributes high-quality animated content. It has become one of China’s leading children’s entertainment and media companies, and employs more than 200 talent in Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou and Los Angeles.

About UYoung

Founded in 2000 in Beijing, UYoung Culture & Media (Uyoung) is a leading Chinese kids & family media and entertainment company dedicated to providing top quality content, consumer products and associated services create and spread joyfulness to children. Uyoung has built a healthy and sustainable ecosystem, that combines children’s production with licensing and brand management. While we keep our unique advantages in traditional media networks, we also have deployed a long-term strategy in new media arena.

About Turner Asia Pacific

Turner is a global entertainment, sports and news company that creates premium content, and delivers exceptional experiences to fans whenever and wherever they consume content. In Asia Pacific, Turner owns and operates award-winning brands throughout the region, running 54 channels in 14 languages in 42 countries. These include CNN International, CNNj, CNN, HLN, Cartoon Network, Adult Swim, Boomerang, POGO, Warner TV, Oh!K, MondoTV, TABI Channel, Tabi Tele, Mondo Mah-Jong TV; and HBO, HBO HD and WB in South Asia. Turner manages the business of Pay- and Free-TV-channels, as well as Internet-based services. It owns and exploits properties such as Tuzki, and oversees commercial partnerships with various third-party media ventures. Turner teams with Warner Bros. and HBO to leverage WarnerMedia’s global reach. Turner Broadcasting System Asia Pacific, Inc. (“Turner Asia Pacific”) is a WarnerMedia company.

Press release in Microsoft Word .docx format:

https://www.regularcapital.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/Press-Release-Turner-UYoung-to-Partner-on-New-Animation-IP.docx

https://www.turner.com/pressroom/turner-uyoung-partner-new-animation-ip

Cartoon Network At Kidscreen Summit 2019

Cartoon Network At Kidscreen Summit 2019

Cartoon Network At Kidscreen Summit 2019

This week (Monday 11th to Thursday 14th February) is the Kidscreen 2019 Summit at the InterContinental Hotel in Miami, Florida, USA, the Kidscreen Summit is an annual meetup of the international children’s entertainment industry organised by the children’s media publication – Kidscreen. As with previous years, representatives from Cartoon Network (from both the USA and EMEA teams) will be attending the summit, with CN related sessions starting from tomorrow up until the convention’s last day on Thursday. This year, Cartoon Network will attending events at Kidscreen Summit 2019 relating to children’s comedy, content acquisitions, speed pitching, utilising creative skills and product/service licensing.

List Of All Cartoon Network Related Sessions

Tuesday 12th February

30 Minutes with… Cecilia Persson, Turner EMEA
12pm – 12.30pm
Gusman Room

A returning favorite at the Summit, our 30 Minutes with… sessions give you a chance to hear about the future plans and priorities of the kids industry’s major content investors first-hand, as well as participate in some Q&A and meet-and-greets. You are welcome to attend as many of these popular buyer briefing sessions as you can fit into your schedule! Space will be filled on a first-come, first-seated basis until we hit room capacity.

Featuring:

Cecilia Persson
VP, Programming & Content Strategy Kids EMEA, Acquisitions & Co-Productions International
Turner Broadcasting System EMEA Limited

https://summit.kidscreen.com/2019/sessions/69356/30minuteswithcecilia/

Deconstructing Kid Humor
2pm – 2.45pm
Sevilla Room

From slapstick and fart jokes, to irony and sarcasm—bringing the funny in kids entertainment requires a broad repertoire of techniques, and also a precise understanding of your audience. This panel discussion will explore what makes kids laugh at every age, and all around the world.

Featuring:

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

https://summit.kidscreen.com/2019/sessions/69411/deconstructingkidhumor/

Wednesday 13th February

Speed Pitching 1
Wednesday 13th February 2019
10am – 11am
Merrick Room

Sit down one-on-one with top broadcasters and investors who have the power to greenlight your project. This highly effective networking format will feature eight-minute meetings again this year, giving you ample time to deliver the perfect pitch.

Featuring:

Aurélie Wack
Acquisitions Manager Kids France & Africa
Cartoon Network France & Africa

https://summit.kidscreen.com/2019/sessions/69337/speedpitching1/

30 Minutes with… Adina Pitt, Cartoon Network
Wednesday 13th February 2019
11am – 11.30am
Dupont Room

A returning favorite at the Summit, our 30 Minutes with… sessions give you a chance to hear about the future plans and priorities of the kids industry’s major content investors first-hand, as well as participate in some Q&A and meet-and-greets. You are welcome to attend as many of these popular buyer briefing sessions as you can fit into your schedule! Space will be filled on a first-come, first-seated basis until we hit room capacity.

Attending:

Adina Pitt
VP, Content Acquisitions & Co-Productions
Cartoon Network USA

https://summit.kidscreen.com/2019/sessions/69435/30minuteswithadina/

Speed Pitching 2
Wednesday 13th February 2019
11.30am – 12.30pm
Merrick Room

Sit down one-on-one with top broadcasters and investors who have the power to greenlight your project. This highly effective networking format will feature eight-minute meetings again this year, giving you ample time to deliver the perfect pitch.

Featuring:

Aurélie Wack
Acquisitions Manager Kids France & Africa
Cartoon Network France & Africa

https://summit.kidscreen.com/2019/sessions/69383/speedpitching2/

Retail Battle Royale: Is a global or regional strategy best for your brand?
Wednesday 13th February 2019
12pm – 12.45pm
Sevilla Room

Do you root for the heavyweight or the little guy? When it comes to consumer products, both can put up a good fight. Our panel spans both sides of this debate and will go head-to-head to help you determine whether signing a global master deal or partnering region by region is the smarter retail strategy.

Featuring:

Peter Yoder
VP Cartoon Network Enterprises North America
Turner Broadcasting

https://summit.kidscreen.com/2019/sessions/69421/retailbattleroyaleis/

Beyond the Screen: The future is LIVE!
Wednesday 13th February 2019
3pm – 3.45pm
Sevilla Room

From theme parks and family entertainment centers, to live shows and hotels, location-based brand extensions are taking up a whole lot more real estate these days. In this session, we’ll talk to players big and small who are succeeding in this space to find out how and why they are playing with kids/families through live entertainment, and what benefits they’ve seen for their brands and businesses.

Featuring:

Johanne Broadfield
VP, Cartoon Network Enterprises EMEA & International Strategy
Turner Broadcasting

https://summit.kidscreen.com/2019/sessions/69423/beyondthescreenthe/

Thursday 14th February

Using Your Powers for Good
Thursday 14th February 2019
11.30am – 12.15pm
Xilam Bayfront

We are so moved by these stories of kids entertainment execs who are using their unique skills, connections and creativity to effect change that matters in the wider world we live in. Come and be inspired to think about how you could do the same!

Moderating:

Adina Pitt
VP, Content Acquisitions & Co-Productions
Cartoon Network USA

https://summit.kidscreen.com/2019/sessions/69431/usingyourpowersfor/

https://summit.kidscreen.com/2019/