Cartoon Network News In Brief Early March 2017

Cartoon Network News In Brief Early March 2017

Cartoon Network News In Brief Early March 2017

Samurai Jack Season 5 On Adult Swim UK Promo Now Airing on FOX UK

Samurai Jack is finally returning to the UK with new episodes after a decade, the brand new season will air on FOX UK’s Adult Swim programming block on Thursday 16th March at midnight (technically Friday 17th March at 12am in the morning). Jack has been trapped in the future for fifty years, he has been looking for time portal to go back to his own time but Aku, the shape shifting master of darkness has destroyed them all, leaving Jack stranded. At first, Jack believed he had nothing to fight for, but eventually he decides to makes one final big score with brutal battles and exciting explosions.

Samurai Jack Free Screening In Los Angeles, Thursday 9th March

Adult Swim USA will be hosting a premiere screening party of Samurai Jack season five in Los Angeles on Thursday 9th March. The special screening party will be held at The Theatre at the Ace Hotel on South Broadway, doors will open at 7pm and the event will officially start at 8pm. At the event, there will be an exclusive Q&A with series creator Genndy Tartakovsky, a prize giveaway and other special guests. Unfortunately, RSVP for this screening is now closed.

Due to popular demand, Adult Swim will be running a second screening on the following day (Friday 10th March), if you’re in the Los Angeles area next Friday and you’re a fan of Samurai Jack, this will be one event you wouldn’t want to miss, people who wish to attend the screening can RSVP via the link below or on the embedded tweet. This is a screening only event, but will include a prize giveaway and free popcorn.

https://www.acehotel.com/calendar/losangeles/adult-swim-presents-samurai-jack-march10

Cartoon Network Studios Shorts Screening At GLAS Animation Festival Tomorrow (4th March)

Running from Thursday 2nd March to Sunday 5th March this week is the GLAS Animation Festival in Berkeley (near San Francisco), California (GLobal Animation Syndicate). Tomorrow at the animation festival, there will be a special screening of five animated shorts produced by Cartoon Network Studios. Infinity Train (Created by Regular Show’s Owen Dennis), Victor and Valentino (Created by The Powerpuff Girls’ Diego Molano), Welcome to My Life (Created by Adventure Time’s Elizabeth Ito), Apple and Onion (Created by The Amazing World of Gumball’s George Gendi) and Legendary Place (Created by Regular Show’s Calvin Wong) will all be on public exhibition tomorrow at a special screening at the David Brower Center at 11.30am. Cartoon Network Studios is also a major sponsor of the GLAS Animation Festival.

http://www.glasanimation.com/schedule/

Turner At The Mobile World Congress 2017 in Barcelona, Spain

This week (27/02/2017 – 02/03/2017) was the Mobile World Congress 2017 convention in Barcelona, Spain and Turner, the owner of Cartoon Network was also represented at the event. Prominent members of Cartoon Network management including Christina Miller (President of Cartoon Network and General Manager of Cartoon Network USA) and Giorgio Stock (President of Turner Europe, Middle East and Africa) were among the speakers at the event. In the media industry, mobile devices are becoming an increasingly important medium to distribute content, including television shows and mobile games and apps, meanwhile, television is becoming less important as a source of entertainment or news. Turner’s parent company – Time Warner is currently in the process of being acquired by AT&T, one of the world’s largest telecommunications companies, it is no doubt that mobile content distribution will play an increasingly important role in Turner’s future strategy, not only to retain existing audiences but also to expand to new audiences as well.

At Mobile World Congress 2017, Turner revealed some interesting statistics, mobile app downloads relating to Turner’s kids brands (which includes Cartoon Network and Boomerang) have increased by 83% within one year. Christina Miller talked about creating role models in cartoons to get girls interested in STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics). Cartoon Network USA currently works with the Scratch Foundation to encourage school kids to get creative by coding their own stories using their favourite cartoon characters.

Giorgio Stock explains that Turner’s brands are fan-orientated. Turner’s brands are supported by its fans on major social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Instagram.

Cartoon Network Philippines March 2017 Highlights

Cartoon Network Philippines March 2017 Highlights

Cartoon Network Philippines March 2017 Highlights: From The Official Turner Asia-Pacific Press Release

Brand New Show

Justice League Action

Premieres Saturday 25th March, airs weekends at 5.15pm.

The world’s greatest Super Heroes return to television in JUSTICE LEAGUE ACTION. Batman, Superman and Wonder Woman lead the DC Universe Super Heroes against their most infamous foes in adventures packed with relentless thrills, fun and action. Whether defending Earth, facing invaders from space or battling the bizarre forces of magic, the always-rotating team of Justice League heroes, are up to any challenge.

Brand New Miniseries: Special Weekend Event

Adventure Time: Islands

Airs Saturday 18th and Sunday 19th March from 11.45am.

A brand new mini-series from the hit show Adventure Time lands on Cartoon Network in March! This special weekend event sees a mysterious craft invade Ooo and Finn believes it may hold the secret to his past. Travel with Finn and Jake to a land where reality has been redesigned and improved, and investigate the mysterious Founders Island!

New Episodes: Season Five Premiere

The Amazing World of Gumball

Starts Monday 20th March, airs weekdays at 5.30pm.

Gumball is back with all new episodes thanks to the launch of Season 5 with adventures that are wackier than ever! Watch Gumball and Darwin go to extreme lengths to help Molly make her dull stories interesting! Gasp in horror when the Wattersons discover a family of cartoon copycats who mimic their every move and cheer Rocky on as he tries to find true love with the help of the latest dating app.

Pair Up Weekend: We Bare Bears and The Powerpuff Girls Team Up! Includes New Episodes

Airs Saturday 11th and Sunday 12th March from 11.45am.

It’s the pairing you never knew you wanted but can’t live without! The Powerpuff Girls and We Bare Bears pair up for a special weekend featuring 6 premiere episodes – Powerpuff Girls on Saturday and We Bare Bears on Sunday! Featuring marathons of all the best episodes, this special stunt is not to be missed!

New Episodes: Season Seven Premiere

Ninjago: Masters of Spinjitzu

Starts Saturday 25th March, airs weekends at 4.15pm.

Ninjago: Hands of Time explores themes of duality. Father and Son. Brother and Sister. Brother and Brother. And of course, Master and Student. But Hands of Time is also the journey to learn how the past doesn’t determine our future. For Wu, that means undoing old mistakes, while for Kai it is a question of discovering a once-hidden truth about his parents and what that means for his destiny.

Digital Highlights

Mighty Magiswords: Sling Warriors: Brand New Web Game

Available Wednesday 1st March.

Join Prohyas and Vambre on a tour of the world of Lyvsheria while they face dangerous and weird creatures in their quest to collect Mighty Magiswords!

Available on www.cartoonnetworkasia.com

We Bare Bears: Feathered Chase: Brand New Web and Watch and Play Game

Available Wednesday 1st March.

The bears have been robbed! Help Grizz, Panda and Ice Bear get their backpack back from the terrible gang of pigeons that’s been terrorizing the neighborhood.

Available on www.cartoonnetworkasia.com or play on the free Watch and Play app.

Pesky Posters: Brand New Web and Watch and Play Game

Available Wednesday 1st March.

Lamput is wanted and the doctor is looking for him! Help him remove as many Wanted Posters as he can before dawn.

Available on www.cartoonnetworkasia.com or play on the free Watch and Play app.

The Sketchy Show: Caveman: Brand New Web and Watch and Play Game

Available Wednesday 1st March.

Caveman go wild! Hit back the clubs to knock some sense into him!

Available on www.cartoonnetworkasia.com or play on the free Watch and Play app.

The Sketchy Show: Cartoon Network Anything

Available Wednesday 1st March.

All new games, activities and videos featuring the characters from the show.

Available on the free Cartoon Network Anything app.

Champions and Challengers: Free App

Available Wednesday 1st March.

The Dice Lord who has beaten EVERY player, of EVERY game that has EVER existed is challenging you to the Ultimate Game. The board is all of OOO and the pieces are every hero and villain that has ever existed! Now it is up to you to take up arms and battle the Dice Lord by collecting a diverse team of fighters from all of OOO. Players battle through a series of fiendish challenges, while collecting/acquiring tiny figures from your favorite AT characters and adding them to your team. Free to download.

https://www.regularcapital.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/CartoonNetworkPhilippinesMarch2017Highlights.pdf

http://www.cartoonnetworkasia.com

Cartoon Network Number One In Asia Pacific In 2016

Cartoon Network Number One In Asia Pacific In 2016

Cartoon Network Number One In Asia Pacific In 2016

Turner’s portfolio of kids channels in the Asia-Pacific region was the most watched international kids channel grouping in the region during 2016 and the channels’ have already got off to a good start in 2017. Turner’s kids channels in the Asia-Pacific region include Cartoon Network, Boomerang, POGO and Toonami. Within the last twelve months, there has been growth in the use of digital services too, total visits to Cartoon Network’s web, mobile and app services in 2016 saw an 11% increase year-on-year.

New digital services includes the MagiMobile app, which enables fans to collect swords as featured in Cartoon Network’s latest show – Mighty Magiswords, the new app adds an extra layer of interactivity to Cartoon Network’s linear programming. Apps such as Cartoon Network Watch and Play enables users to watch Cartoon Network and play mini-games on the go. Having a multiscreen strategy to complement Turner’s existing linear television business model is an requirement in order to retain audiences in a digital era.

In terms of channel distribution in the region, Cartoon Network is now available in 135 million households, both Toonami and Boomerang are available in over 15 and 30 million homes respectively and POGO is now available in 64 million households. In 2017, there will be major upgrades to Cartoon Network’s Watch and Play and Cartoon Network Anything apps and to the channel’s websites too. New mobile and consoles games based on Cartoon Network’s IPs are also planned for 2017.

In 2017, Cartoon Network will continue to air new episodes of Ben 10, The Powerpuff Girls, We Bare Bears, Mighty Magiswords, Regular Show, The Amazing World of Gumball and Adventure Time. In 2017, there will be more regional output from Cartoon Network including shows and shorts such as Roll No. 21, Lamput, The Sketchy Show, Bill and Tony, and Beat Monsters. From Warner Bros. Animation, Turner’s channels will air new episodes of Be Cool Scooby-Doo, The Tom and Jerry Show, Teen Titans Go!, Justice League Action, Bunnicula and Wabbit: A Looney Tunes Production. Channel acquisitions and co-productions include My Knight and Me, Dragon Ball Super, Yo-Kai Watch, Oggy and the Cockroaches, Chhota Bheem and Mighty Raju.

From The Turner Asia-Pacific Press Release: Turner’s Kids Brands Begin 2017 On Top Once Again In 2016 – Cartoon Network, Boomerang, POGO and Toonami lead the pack in 2016 and look forward to a multi-platform 2017

The combination of Turner’s four kids brands in Asia Pacific – Cartoon Network, Boomerang, POGO and Toonami – was the region’s No. 1 international kids portfolio across nine measured markets for the whole of 2016.*

Building on the same leadership position achieved in 2015, the group again finished the year with the highest category share in the kids’ genre throughout the region. Turner’s off-air, digital touchpoints for its brands also showed significant growth during the past 12 months.

Mark Eyers, Chief Content Officer for Turner’s Kids Networks in Asia Pacific, said:

“This is awesome news for us, and is just one of many highlights during a huge 2016. We welcomed back mega-franchises like Ben 10 and The Powerpuff Girls on Cartoon Network, saw some world-class content debut on POGO and Toonami, as well as witnessing a spike in reach and distribution for Boomerang.”

Turner is forging new ways of developing content and telling stories that converge creativity and technology. Way more than a traditional TV series, a great example of this is Cartoon Network’s recently-launched MagiMobile, which was conceived at the beginning of the concept development process. The app is an integral part of the overall experience for the network’s latest new franchise, Mighty Magiswords, and empowers users to build their own massive collection of Magiswords, just like the heroes in the show.

A raft of games, apps and consumer products will launch through the year. Already this January, in addition to MagiMobile, Cartoon Network launched the Ben 10: Up to Speed mobile game. Mobile, web and console games are all planned 2017, as are major upgrades to Cartoon Network Watch and Play and Cartoon Network Anything apps, and to the brands’ websites.

** In 2016, downloads of Cartoon Network Anything were up significantly by 558% year-on-year; Cartoon Network Watch and Play saw a 61% download increase. **

“Looking ahead, 2017 will be the year when our shows go truly multi-platform and are consumed by young audiences in new ways,” added Mr. Eyers. “We’ll have almost 800 half-hours of new content on Cartoon Network and Boomerang alone, much of which will debut on our apps perfectly complementing our TV schedules. This also includes some great new original content from our own region, such as games and shorts by creators based in Australia, India and Korea.”

As Cartoon Network gears up for an even bigger year, distribution in the region has pushed past 135 million households. Sister brands Toonami and Boomerang are at over 15 and 30 million, respectively, and POGO sits at 64 million households.

* Data sources: OzTAM national STV overnights (Australia), BARC Media Workstation (India), Nielsen (Korea, Taiwan, Thailand One-Merged), MediaLogic (Pakistan), Kantar Media (Philippines MegaTAM, Malaysia DTAM Live + As Live), GFK (Singapore – trial data July-September 2016, SG TAM October-December 2016). 2016 full year. Local Kids Targets; Ranking among Kids Channels.

** Data source: Omniture. Period: Jan – Dec 2016 vs. Jan – Dec 2015.

https://www.turner.com/pressroom/turner%E2%80%99s-kids-brands-begin-2017-top-once-again-across-asia-pacific