Cartoon Network’s Craig Of The Creek Renewed For A Second Season
Great news for creek kids everywhere, one of Cartoon Network’s latest hit shows – Craig of the Creek has been renewed for a second season, which means more imaginative adventures at the creek with Craig and his friends J.P. and Kelsey. The show has been held in high regard for its nostalgic childhood stories, episode storylines and relatable characters. The show has ranked in the top ten cable television premieres for boys aged between six and eleven years old and has been critically acclaimed by The Los Angeles Times for its “power of imagination” and by business publication – Fast Company for its “attention to inclusion and positive representation of minorities”. The show is co-created by three-time Emmy-nominated Steven Universe writers Matt Burnett and Ben Levin and is produced at Cartoon Network Studios in Burbank, California. The show was developed through the studio’s renowned Global Artists Programme which has outputted many Emmy award winning shows and has kick-started the careers of talented show creators and animators.
In May this year, the show was awarded a Common Sense Seal by Common Sense Media because of the diversity of its characters and inclusion of minorities. Common Sense Media awards television shows (or any form of media marketed towards children) if they have a positive social message for children and whether the content has positive role models or/and educational content.
The new season of Craig of the Creek will premiere on Cartoon Network USA in 2019, but there’s still new episodes from season one to air, season one of Craig of the Creek will continue from Monday 20th August, the new episodes will premiere on weekdays at 4pm ET/PT on the Cartoon Network USA television channel and are available on the Cartoon Network app and on various pay-TV providers’ VOD and on-demand streaming platforms.
From The Cartoon Network USA Press Release: “Craig of the Creek” Sails to Season Two
Cartoon Network’s hit original series Craig of the Creek is heading for more adventures with Craig, J.P. and Kelsey and a season two greenlight. Since its debut earlier this year, the groundbreaking show has been celebrated for the trio’s creative and imaginative escapades and spurred a groundswell of excitement from critics, fans across social media, and beyond. Craig of the Creek has also tapped into an emotional sense of nostalgia for audiences and connected with viewers through its relatable characters and universal storylines. The top 10 cable series in premieres among boys 6 – 11 has been hailed for its “attention to inclusion and positive representation of minorities” by Fast Company and by The Los Angeles Times for its “power of imagination.”
Craig of the Creek follows the precocious Craig as he leads his best friends J.P. and Kelsey on comical journeys at their neighborhood creek, transforming everyday afternoons into thrilling expeditions through imaginative play. Beginning Monday, August 20, new episodes from the current season will premiere weekdays at 4 p.m. (ET/PT) and are available on the Cartoon Network app and various TV providers’ VOD and on-demand streaming platforms.
Co-created by three-time Emmy-nominated Steven Universe writers Matt Burnett and Ben Levin, Craig of the Creek is executive produced by Cartoon Network Studios. The show was developed through the studio’s global Artists Program known for creating a pipeline of critically acclaimed, Emmy-winning shows and serving as a talent incubator for gifted animators.
Source: Nielsen Live+7 Program Based Data. Q2’18 (4/2/18 – 7/1/18). Rankings reflect delivery for premieres only, excludes replays. Cable series in premieres claim includes only series with at least 5 premieres in Q2’18.
Cartoon Network This Week Episode 25 Best Of San Diego Comic Con 2018 Part Two
Summary Of This Week’s Episode
This week’s episode of Cartoon Network USA’s YouTube news and info series – Cartoon Network This Week is a continuation of last week’s episode. Last week’s episode was about Cartoon Network’s events during the first two days at San Diego Comic Con 2018, the convention was held last weekend (19th to 22nd July). This week’s episode covers the final half of the convention, in this week’s episode, Sam Armour checks out the Steven Universe panel and meets up with the voice of Peridot – Shelby Rabara. Afterwards, Sam goes to the multi-show Cartoon Network Creators panel and meets up with Ian Jones-Quartey (creator of OK K.O.! Let’s Be Heroes), Daniel Chong (creator of We Bare Bears), Matt Burnett and Ben Levin (creators of Craig of the Creek), Julia Pott (creator of Summer Camp Island) and Diego Molano (creator of Victor and Valentino). Also included in this week’s episode, highlights from the Best Summer Ever Costume Ball, with guest judges Craig of the Creek’s Philip Solomon (voice of Craig) and Steven Universe’s Michaela Dietz (voice of Amethyst), Deedee Magno Hall (voice of Pearl) and Sam himself!.
Information about last week’s episode (Best Of San Diego Comic Con 2018 Part One) can be viewed on the link below:
This week’s episode starts of with the Steven Universe panel with show creator Rebecca Sugar, Estelle (Garnet), Michaela Dietz (Amethyst), Deedee Magno Hall (Pearl), Zach Callison (Steven) and with Shelby Rabara (Peridot) as moderator. At the panel, Shelby announced that the Steven Universe: The Heart Of The Crystal Gems DVD will be released on Tuesday 14th August and also a new Steven Universe mobile game – Tap Together which will also be released in August. At the panel, Shelby asked Rebecca about the future of the show, Rebecca didn’t want to drop any spoilers, but she did share the next new episode – “Legs From Here To Homeworld” with the audience, the episode carries on from where the Heart of The Crystal Gems story arc left off and can also be watched on the Cartoon Network App within the United States. During the panel, fans had the opportunity to ask the panelists questions, the panel was concluded with one big final surprise, a teaser trailer for Steven Universe: The Movie, which will be coming soon to Cartoon Network.
Full length video of this year’s Steven Universe panel at San Diego Comic Con:
More information about Steven Universe: Heart Of The Crystal Gems DVD on the link below:
Sam interviews Shelby after the panel, Sam asked her about the reveal of the Steven Universe: Movie, Shelby didn’t see the teaser before the reveal, so it was a surprise to her as well. Sam mentioned that Peridot’s character has developed during the course of the series, Shelby said that Peridot has developed empathy and became friends with Steven and the other Crystal Gems. Shelby’s favourite character is Aquamarine, a gem with a “sassy” personality, known for her short stature, school uniform attire and British accent. One of Shelby’s favourite moments when voice acting Peridot was when Peridot rebelled against the Great Diamond Authority by calling Yellow Diamond a “clod”, this moment can be seen in the episode “Message Received”. Her favourite line was the “Flowers For You” moment from the episode “Reunited”. The Steven Universe segment concluded with Rupert attacking a Yellow Diamond cosplayer with his tongue.
The next panel was the multi-show Cartoon Network Creators: Drawing On Inspiration panel with Ian Jones-Quartey (creator of OK K.O.! Let’s Be Heroes, also panel moderator), Daniel Chong (creator of We Bare Bears), Matt Burnett and Ben Levin (creators of Craig of the Creek), Julia Pott (creator of Summer Camp Island) and Diego Molano (creator of Victor and Valentino). Sam asks the show creators a few questions, Julia Pott said that it’s her first time at San Diego Comic Con, she also said the event is “bonkers” but “lovely”, it’s a place where “people can express themselves in a really nice way”. Matt Burnett and Ben Levin mentioned that they saw a JP cosplayer, they thought that was awesome, Sam even did the JP dance with the cosplayer :D. While talking to Sam, Ian Jones-Quartey announces a special episode of OK K.O.! Let’s Be Heroes coming to Cartoon Network USA this autumn – Crossover Nexus, which will feature Steven Universe’s Garnet, Ben 10 and Raven from Teen Titans Go! as guest characters. Sam asked Diego, Daniel and Julia what they would cosplay as, Diego would dress up as The Toxic Avenger, Daniel would wear a cat costume and Julia would dress up as Hermione from Harry Potter or as The Worst Witch.
A sneak peek clip from the first episode of Victor and Valentino was shown at the panel, in the clip, the god of mischief, a fox-like creature is causing mischief in the town and Victor and Valentino accidentally unleashed the god on the town and must work together to put the god back into its figurine. Victor and Valentino will premiere on Cartoon Network USA next year. Daniel talks about season four of We Bare Bears which will premiere next Monday (30th July) on Cartoon Network. Next Monday, a total of eight new episodes will air, with each episode airing on the hour between 7am and 2pm. In the new batch of episodes, there will be a Baby Bears episode where we see the bears go to school for the first time, an episode filled with music and also some episodes with guest appearances.
Full video of the Cartoon Network Creators: Drawing On Inspiration panel at San Diego Comic Con 2018:
Information about OK K.O.! Let’s Be Heroes: Crossover Nexus and sneak peeks of Infinity Train and Victor and Valentino on the link below:
Be sure to watch CN on Monday for 8, EIGHT brand new episodes of We Bare Bears!!! They're all a lot of FUN! I can't wait for everyone to see them!!! (promo by @everydaylouie and me) pic.twitter.com/UcFcifx0SB
Julia mentioned that the rest of season one of Summer Camp Island will be airing on Cartoon Network USA sometime towards the end of 2018, in the second half, there’s more lore, revealed secrets, deeper story, character factions, some new characters including sasquatches and elves. Julia voices Susie, the show’s main antagonist and recites her favourite line from the show “Don’t come crying to me with your dumb baby problems because I’m not your mum. I’m the prettiest girl who ever talked to you”. The creators then express their appreciation for the support they had from fans.
Next up, is the Burning Questions segment, this where users of the CN Sayin’ app can ask questions in the form of a video, a young fan asked a Steven Universe question of whether Steven and Peridot will ever fuse, Rebecca Sugar responded by saying it’s up to both Steven and Peridot to come to that decision. A Craig of the Creek and Steven Universe fan asked how Steven Universe and Craig of the Creek relate to the fictional show – Little Butler, both Matt and Ben explain that Steven Universe exists as a show within the Craig of the Creek universe and Little Butler is a show within Steven Universe, Matt and Ben explains that Craig must be a hardcore Steven Universe fan as he knows the Little Butler theme song as he sings it in the episode “Bring Out Your Beast”. Ian was asked who has the highest POW Card level in OK K.O.! Let’s Be Heroes, Ian mentioned the character with the highest level so far in the show is Chip Damage, who’s level 15, but also mentioned that K.O. once had a glitched level 100 card. Daniel was asked why Baby Ice Bear doesn’t talk, he explained that Ice Bear as an adult doesn’t talk much, so it made sense that Baby Ice Bear doesn’t talk at all, the big mystery will be when he starts talking.
Cartoon Network’s events at this year’s San Diego Comic Con concluded with the Best Summer Ever Costume Ball with guest judges Craig of the Creek’s Philip Solomon (voice of Craig) and Steven Universe’s Michaela Dietz (voice of Amethyst) and Deedee Magno Hall (voice of Pearl) and also Sam himself! There were some amazing costumes with people dressing up as characters from Adventure Time, Steven Universe, Teen Titans Go! and OK K.O.! Let’s Be Heroes.
Not mentioned in this week’s episode was another Cartoon Network event at San Diego Comic Con 2018 – the “Her Universe Fashion Show: Cartoon Network Junior Designer Showcase”, congratulations to Miranda, Corina, Jelly and Zoe for winning the competition with their Powerpuff Girls inspired costume designs. The winners will have the opportunity to design a Her Universe fashion collection for BoxLunch Gifts (owned by retailer Hot Topic). The showcase was presented by actress and Her Universe Founder, Ashley Eckstein.
Meet Miranda, Corina, Jelly and Zoe 👗👠🏆 Winners of our Cartoon Network Junior Design Contest in their PPG-inspired outfits!
Cartoon Network This Week Episode 24 Best Of San Diego Comic Con 2018 Part One
In this week’s episode of Cartoon Network This Week, Sam is at San Diego Comic-Con 2018 to check out Cartoon Network’s events at the convention. There will be two parts covering news, interviews and highlights at San Diego Comic-Con, in part one, Sam has a chat with the creator of Steven Universe – Rebecca Sugar and the voice of Garnet – Estelle, shares some highlights from the last-ever Adventure Time panel at the convention and meets the cast of Teen Titans Go! To The Movies. Cartoon Network’s Steven Universe gem landscape themed booth with giant Crystal Gem character inflatables and exclusive Cartoon Network merchandise are also shown in this episode, also not forgetting, Rupert shows off his superpower – Tongue Attack.
Throughout the convention, Cartoon Network have given away 4,000 Steven Universe tote bags and 14,000 buttons to fans. At the Cartoon Network booth, Steven Universe fans had the opportunity to have a photo with the Crystal Gems (in front of a green screen with an option to choose a “battle” background or the Made With Love Beach City” background) and use a variety of props, which includes a variety of props from the show, including Garnet’s gauntlets, Amethyst’s whip, Pearl’s spear and Steven’s shield.
After visiting the Cartoon Network booth, Sam then visits the Mondo’s booth to talk about the convention exclusive Adventure Time 7″ vinyl record, Mondo has partnered with Cartoon Network before, hosted two Adventure Time art galleries and released the Over The Garden Wall soundtrack on vinyl. The exclusive Adventure Time vinyl features the tracks “Friends Don’t Fight” (both with vocals and instrumental) and “Manlorette Party” and also featured artwork by JJ Harrison, each record was sold for $12 (plus tax), the vinyl is a limited edition release, so Adventure Time fans had to make sure they’re able to get a copy in time. Sam tries to convince Mondo to release a Rupert The Seal record, but they’re not interested, so Rupert gets his revenge with his superheroic tongue attack!. 😀
Afterwards, Sam walks over to the Horton Grand Theatre for the “Superheroes of Body Positivity: A Conversation With Steven Universe’s Rebecca Sugar and Friends”, while there, he talks to Rebecca Sugar and Estelle. According to Rebecca, the Steven Universe and Dove Self-Esteem project all started off when Dove noticed the different body types and shapes in Steven Universe, as they noticed its something they haven’t really seen in a cartoon before, Rebecca then mentioned that this was deliberate and something she really cared about. When the partnership was formed, Rebecca and the Steven Universe crew had special access to body confidence research and psychologists. Sam then asks Estelle what she thought on why people look up to Garnet, from Estelle’s perspective, Garnet validated their knowledge of self and knowing they can deal with any situation. Sam then mentioned the recently released Steven Universe/Dove Self-Esteem Project video featuring the song “We Deserve To Shine”, Rebecca wrote the song herself, she feels that the song encourages kids to be seen and then inspire each other.
Cartoon Network USA also released a behind-the-scenes video for the “We Deserve To Shine” music video, which can been seen below:
The entire “Superheroes of Body Positivity: A Conversation With Steven Universe’s Rebecca Sugar and Friends” panel can viewed on the YouTube embed below:
After meet up with Rebecca and Estelle, Sam heads over to the Indigo Ballroom for the very last Adventure Time panel, in this segment, we see John DiMaggio (voice of Jake the Dog) singing the infamous “Bacon Pancakes” song in front of a packed room, then Sam meets up with Jeremy Shada (voice of Finn), Niki Yang (voice of BMO), Tom Kenny (voice of Ice King), Olivia Olsen (voice of Marceline), all of them thought the last panel was really emotional as it was one last goodbye to the show. The show’s voice acting cast ended the panel with a singalong of the show’s theme song, Sam also asks the cast to perform some of his favourite lines from the show.
Full video of Adventure Time’s final panel at San Diego Comic Con:
Adventure Time fans shouldn’t worry that much that the show is coming to an end, as BOOM Comics (under their Kaboom imprint) are releasing Season Eleven in comic book form, which means fans will be able to find out what happens after the aftermath of the Great Gum War although the show has technically ended, Eisner Award-winning writer Sonny Liew will be writing the comic and will feature artwork by Marina Julia and also main cover art by Jorge Corona, along with variant covers by Julie Benbasset, Audrey Mok and Paul Pope.
Sam then heads over to the Teen Titans Go! To The Movies advanced screening event and meets up with the movie’s/show’s cast, Greg Cipes even dressed up as Beast Boy for the event (including green makeup and pointy ears!), Sam asks them what’s it’s like working with Will Arnett and Nicolas Cage. Teen Titans Go! To The Movies will be released in cinemas across the United States this Friday (27th July).
That’s the end of part one and pretty much covers the first half of CN’s events at San Diego Comic Con, more to come out in part two next week, including the main Steven Universe panel and the “Cartoon Network Creators: Drawing on Inspiration” mega panel featuring show creators Matt Burnett and Ben Levin (Craig of the Creek), Daniel Chong (We Bare Bears), Diego Molano (Victor and Valentino) and Julia Pott (Summer Camp Island) and the creator of OK K.O.! Let’s Be Heroes – Ian Jones-Quartey.
If you can’t wait that long for information about the Steven Universe panel, Cartoon Network has already uploaded a full panel video onto their YouTube account which can be viewed on the YouTube embed below:
Watch this week’s episode of Cartoon Network This Week on the YouTube embed below:
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