Cartoon Network Latin America Greenlights The Legend of Zeta And Ozz Animated Shorts Series

Cartoon Network Latin America Greenlights The Legend of Zeta And Ozz Animated Shorts Series

Cartoon Network Latin America Greenlights The Legend of Zeta And Ozz Animated Shorts Series

After the events of MIPJunior from over the weekend (14/10/2017 – 15/10/2017) and on the first day of MIPCOM which is today (16/10/2017), Cartoon Network Latin America has announced that they’ve greenlit another animated shorts series called – “The Legend of Zeta & Ozz”. The series will be produced by a combined effort of three different Chile-based animation studios – Punk Robot, Niño Viejo and Typpo. The addition of The Legend of Zeta & Ozz follows other recent animated projects by Cartoon Network Latin America including Oswaldo, Jorel’s Brother, Viking Tales and Villainous.

The new series tells the story of a friendship between a fox with an egotistical attitude and an enthusiastic but childish bear. Both Zeta and Ozz want to be immortalised as legends by attempting ridiculous challenges, but they always fall short of their dreams. Despite not being up to the mark, they still have fun during their surreal adventures while traveling in their van across the continent of “Golden Moon”.

The Legend of Zeta & Ozz was the Winner of the “Best TV Series Project” Disney Award at the MIFA Pitching Sessions, Annecy Animation Festival and Market in 2015. There will be episodes with various lengths of runtime, there will be 39 episodes that will be 7 minutes long, 10 episodes that will be 3 minutes long and ten episodes that will be 15 seconds long, the new show is already in production and will air on Cartoon Network feeds in the Latin American region and digital shorts will also appear on Cartoon Network’s multiscreen services in the region, for example – Cartoon Network Anything.

Punk Robot became the first ever Latin American animation company to win an Oscar, the studio won an Oscar for the short animated film “Bear Story” at last year’s Oscars ceremony. Niño Viejo (literally means “Old Child” in Spanish), is a Santiago based animation studio and has worked on many TV shows and short films, the director of Niño Viejo’s “Sing with Meaning: A Violeta Parra Biography” – Leo Beltrán will be working as the project director for The Legend of Zeta & Ozz.

According to Leo Beltrán, the show is aimed for boys and girls and it will be fast-paced, the show’s storyline isn’t predictable and it’s influenced by comic-book style storytelling and the show’s artwork will feature a palette of highly-defined colours.

While Punk Robot and Niño Viejo will be specialising in animation, Typpo Creative Lab will be working on the show’s script, the company has worked with several studios and projects, including a few productions of their own.

The scriptwriter for the new series – Bambü Orellana said “The Legend of Zeta & Ozz seeks to tell a story that, while superficially about competitiveness, ego-centrism and giving out nicknames, deep down it’s about two best friends who do whatever it takes to have fun together”

In an statement from Pato Escala, executive producer at Punkrobot Studio he added: “This project is a great challenge for us and we are happy to have Cartoon Network Latin America’s creative support. We want to develop a project that will make Latin American animation proud around the world.”

Hernán La Greca, the senior director of original production for Cartoon Network, Boomerang and Tooncast Latin America also commented: “We are thrilled to work on this new project with talented people that put so much love in the product. This new co-production in Chile confirms our ongoing commitment to foster local animation in Latin America.”

Description of The Legend of Zeta & Ozz from Typpo’s Website:

Zeta and Ozz are the bestest of best friends, a couple of party dudes and extreme showoffs trying to show the world how awesome they are at everything. Zeta is a super egocentric fox and Ozz a totally childish bear. Together they travel in their van all over the fantastic mega continent of “Golden Moon”, having fun and turning every little thing into a challenge they must win.

TV SERIES

“The Legend of Zeta & Ozz” has 7-minute long episodes for TV, in each of them they’ll stop their traveling and find a new ridiculous self-imposed challenge to overcome; they might try to prove they have the best handshake in the world and accidentally discover an ultra-secret greeting that opens a portal to another dimension and have to face the god of all greetings; or maybe they’ll find a mug in the desert labeled “Best Boss Ever” and fight over who of them deserves it; or even just find out you can’t sneeze with your eyes open and being determined to be the first ones to make it.

DIGITAL SHORTS

These little stories come in two lengths, 3 minutes and 15 seconds.

The first ones focus on Zeta and Ozz’s never ending road trip; we’ll see things like how they take turns driving, stop to go to the bathroom, fight over who gets to play his music on the radio or start a forest fire trying to cook some hotdogs.

The shortest ones are just little gags focusing on their kind of mean but super loving relationship.

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Cartoon Network At MIPJunior 2017 Overview

Cartoon Network MIPJunior 25th Anniversary

Cartoon Network At MIPJunior 2017 Overview

This weekend (14/10/2017 – 15/10/2017) was this year’s MIPJunior convention in Cannes, France. MIPJunior is an annual gathering of the international children’s media industry of which Cartoon Network also participates in. Here’s an overview of the events at the convention over the weekend.

More info about MIPJunior 2017 via the link below:

https://www.regularcapital.com/2017/10/cartoon-network-at-mipjunior-2017-schedule/

Pre-MIPJunior news, Cartoon Network Asia-Pacific greenlights Monster Beach animated series, follow the link below for more information:

https://www.regularcapital.com/2017/10/cartoon-network-asia-pacific-greenlights-monster-beach-tv-series/

The weekend’s events started off with a panel and awards ceremony called “View From The Top: World Screen Kids Trendsetter Awards”, which was a gathering of four programming experts from around the world discussing acquisition trends and how to spot the next big kids show and how to offer multiplatform content to a younger audience. Attending the panel was Patricia Hidalgo – Chief Content & Creative Officer EMEA and International Kids Strategy for Turner and her predecessor, Michael Carrington – Former Chief Content Officer for Cartoon Network EMEA (now in-charge of kids content for ABC in Australia).

During the panel, Patricia Hidalgo mentioned that only animation content is universally accepted as a cross-border form of children’s entertainment and live-action show won’t appeal to audiences in countries like India or China. Michael Carrington mentioned that high-quality show imports drives standards and expectations for locally produced content, he also mentioned that there’s been a viewing shift towards video-on-demand services and binge-watching also applies to children as much as adults.

Later on Saturday there was a special celebratory event for Cartoon Network’s 25th Anniversary with Rob Sorcher – Chief Content Officer of Cartoon Network and Michael Ouweleen – Chief Marketing Officer of Cartoon Network, Adult Swim and Boomerang. Both Rob and Michael talked about the channel’s past, present and future. Cartoon Network is aware about the decline of linear television. Linear TV ratings isn’t much of concern, as the channel has incorporated a TV anywhere multi-screen strategy, which means viewers can enjoy their cartoons “anywhere and everywhere” and watch what they want when they want. Cartoon Network is also investing in VR (Virtual Reality) as a form of story-telling, but the technology has yet to be used properly to offer a full and proper entertainment experience on a consistent basis. Turner has opened a VR Lab in London supported by Google and Oculus (owned by Facebook) and is currently attempting to make Cartoon Network’s creative teams adapt to the new technology. Cartoon Network EMEA has already released an Adventure Time “I See Ooo” VR app for mobile devices which features a set of minigames.

Earlier today (15th October), there was a Content Strategy informal chat session with the vice president of content acquisitions and co-productions for Cartoon Network – Adina Pitt. This session was to put forward Cartoon Network’s expectations for a show acquisition or co-production deal, for instance the time-frame of when a show is ready to broadcast, which currently has a 18-month to two year time window. Also, other matters will be put into consideration during a deal, such as the potential of the show and how and will it appeal to audiences in other countries. Although, the industry has changed and the way the viewer watches content has also changed, the quality of the content will always be the same.

Later on today, Lesley Bailey – the Vice President of Channel Marketing & Brand Management for Turner EMEA Kids took part in a session called “Preparing Kids For Social Media Teenhood”, which was a discussion about social media, more specifically online bullying and the spread of false information, this session was about the transition from childhood into adolescence and helping kids be aware about the dangers of social media before they get older. During this session, Cartoon Network talked about its anti-bullying Buddy Network campaign which has spread across the EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa) region after successful launches in the United States and Latin America.

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Cartoon Network At MIPJunior 2017 Schedule

Cartoon Network At MIPJunior 2017 Schedule

Cartoon Network At MIPJunior 2017 Schedule

This weekend (Saturday 14th and Sunday 15th October) is the annual MIPJunior convention at the JW Marriott Hotel in Cannes, France. The convention is an annual gathering of the international children’s media industry and is an opportunity to promote their programming and even to buy and sell broadcasting rights to and from other broadcasters. MIPJunior is a side event of the annual MIPCOM convention (French acronym for Marché International des Programmes de Communication, In English: International Market of Communications Programmes), which focuses on general entertainment and other genres aimed towards adults. MIPJunior is usually a major event for Cartoon Network and its usually the case that new announcements are made during one of the most important conventions in the industry. The event is more focused towards media industry professionals and is more business orientated, so its very different to a pop-culture convention like San Diego Comic-Con or MCM Comic-Con London.

Tomorrow at MIPJunior (14/10/2017), Cartoon Network will be celebrating their 25th anniversary with a special “25 Years Of Drawing On Creativity” event, Rob Sorcher – the Chief Content Officer of Cartoon Network and Michael Ouweleen – the Chief Marketing Officer of Cartoon Network, Adult Swim and Boomerang will be speaking during this special event. followed by a keynote speech by Fred Seibert, the president and CEO of Frederator Networks (co-producer of Adventure Time). Fred Seibert was also president of Hanna-Barbera during Cartoon Network’s formative years.

On Sunday, there will be a fireside chat (informal conversation) about content strategy with the vice president of content acquisitions and co-productions for Cartoon Network USA – Adina Pitt. Lesley Bailey – Vice President of Channel Marketing & Brand Management for Turner EMEA Kids will also be speaking at the convention, along with Patricia Hidalgo – Chief Content & Creative Officer EMEA and International Kids Strategy for Turner and Cartoon Network’s content acquisition team will also be present at MIPJunior.

Cartoon Network MIPJunior 2017 Schedule

Below is a schedule of official Cartoon Network events and other events directly or indirectly relating to the channel or its sister brands.

Saturday 14th October

View From The Top: World Screen Kids Trendsetter Awards

Conference Room – Grand Theatre
10.45am to 11.30am

With Patricia Hidalgo – Chief Content & Creative Officer EMEA and International Kids Strategy for Turner and Michael Carrington – Former Chief Content Officer for Cartoon Network EMEA.

Four programming experts from around the world engage in a lively discussion about acquisitions trends and offer their perspectives on how to spot hit shows and offer content to young viewers multiplatform.

Cartoon Network: 25 Years of Drawing On Creativity

Conference Room 1, Grand Theatre.
11.45am to 12.15pm

With Rob Sorcher – Chief Content Officer of Cartoon Network and Michael Ouweleen – Chief Marketing Officer of Cartoon Network, Adult Swim and Boomerang.

On October 1, 1992, the way we enjoyed cartoons changed forever when Cartoon Network launched as the very first 24-hour network dedicated to animation. Today, that spirit of re-inventing television continues in 192 countries and over 400 million households worldwide where Cartoon Network is making kids laugh with original animated series and all-new engaging content for the mobile-first generation. As the stars align and MIPJunior also marks 25 years, join Cartoon Network at MIPJunior to celebrate its history of innovation as the leading global kids culture brand. Hear from two executives at very helm of Cartoon Network – Chief Content Officer, Rob Sorcher and Chief Marketing Officer, Michael Ouweleen – as they share a unique insight behind some of the best creative moments in the history of the channel.

MIPJunior Keynote Speech: Fred Seibert, President and CEO of Frederator Networks

(Frederator is the co-producer of Cartoon Network’s Adventure Time)

Conference Room 1, Grand Theatre
5pm to 5.30pm

Fred Seibert is the founder of Frederator Networks, the Chief Creative Officer of WOW! Unlimited Media, and a serial media entrepreneur. He was the first creative director of MTV and the last president of Hanna-Barbera Cartoons.

Frederator Networks is Channel Frederator, the leading online cartoon network, Frederator Studios, an independent production company with hits on Cartoon Network and Nickelodeon, Cartoon Hangover, the home of Bravest Warriors and Bee & PuppyCat (the most funded web series Kickstarter in history), and Frederator Books. Frederator distributes hundreds of independently owned, animator operated, YouTube channels.

WOW! Unlimited Media is the merger of Frederator, Rainmaker Entertainment, and Ezrin Hirsh (founded by veteran producer Bob Ezrin and animation pioneer Michael Hirsh).

Thomas and Friends: Big World! Big Adventures! World Premiere Screening Presented By Mattel Creations

(Thomas and Friends currently airs on Cartoonito UK and Cartoonito Italy)

Conference Room 1, Grand Theatre
6pm to 6.50pm

“Thomas & Friends™: Big World! Big Adventures!” (26 episodes x 11mins) sees iconic train engine Thomas traveling farther than ever before, taking kids on a journey of wonder and curiosity as he adventures around the world to experience new countries, learn about other cultures and, of course, make new international friends along the way. The show will have a more modern feel and increased global appeal for preschool viewers.

MIPJunior Opening Party

In Partnership with Mattel’s Thomas and Friends.

(Thomas and Friends currently airs on Cartoonito UK and Cartoonito Italy)

Majestic Hotel
From 7pm

Sunday 15th October

Buyers and Commissioners Matchmaking

9.30am to 10.30am, Matchmaking Room

With Zia Bales – Senior Acquisitions Manager for Turner Kids EMEA and Edward Barnieh – Associate Director, Acquisitions & Co-Productions at Turner.

The industry’s top international buyers and commissioners are coming to Cannes. Don’t miss this exclusive opportunity to pitch your projects, find out what they are looking for and cement new partnerships.

Content Strategy: A Fireside Chat With Adina Pitt, Cartoon Network

Conference Room 2, Renoir
10.15am to 10.45am

In these intimate sessions, key content executives share their programming, acquisition and commissioning strategies over 30 minutes. This quality time allows producers to get a sense of what the market currently needs … and prepare their pitches accordingly.

Preparing Kids For Social Media Teenhood

With Lesley Bailey – Vice President of Channel Marketing & Brand Management for Turner EMEA Kids.

Conference Room – Grand Theatre
11am to 11.45am

Cyberbullying, online harassment, fake news, faker friends—let’s face it. After leaving childhood (and the gentle land of kids programming), new teenagers plunge into a world where social media is king … and not the fairest ruler. This new online universe can become a nightmare for rookies. How can the kids programming industry effectively prepare kids for the challenges of adolescence? Experts share their views.

A full schedule for MIPJunior 2017 can be downloaded via the link below:

http://www.mipjunior.com/RM/RM_Mipjunior/marketing/2017/pdf/mipjunior-2017-at-a-glance.pdf

http://www.mipjunior.com