Cartoon Network USA NBA All Star Code Your Story Mini Camp
To celebrate the 2017 NBA (National Basketball Association) All-Star Game, Cartoon Network USA, NBA Cares (the social responsibility division of the NBA) and 826National (a charity that helps young people with their creative writing skills) and Big Class (a New Orleans young writers non-profit organisation) teamed up to host a storywriting and coding 3-day mini-camp for 17 students (third, fourth and fifth graders) titled “Code Your Story”. The 3-day event has held at Sylvanie Williams College Prep (SWCP) in Central City, New Orleans, Louisiana.
At the mini-camp, kids got to create and animate their story by using the Scratch Programming Language, a simplified school-approved programming language that teaches kids the basics of computer programming. The students who took part in mini-camp received one-on-one tuition and support. Cartoon Network has offered graphical assets to the Scratch Foundation, which includes characters and backdrops from We Bare Bears and The Powerpuff Girls, by using these assets, kids can create their own stories by using their favourite cartoon characters.
Special guests that attended the coding event include basketball players Tim Frazier (New Orleans Pelicans), Ruth Riley (San Antonio Stars), voice actor Greg Cipes (Beast Boy from Teen Titans Go! and the original Teen Titans series) as well as executives from Cartoon Network and the NBA. Cartoon Network and the NBA teamed up to empower kids’ creativity with the use of STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics). Cartoon Network assembled a STEAM Board of Advisors last December which includes experts from MIT Media Lab, Lego, X and DIY Co. Cartoon Network has also donated $30 million towards President Obama’s Computer Science for All initiative, teamed up MIT Media Lab’s Scratch Foundation (where Cartoon Network president – Christina Miller serves as a board member), worked with DIY Co. and got involved with Google’s Made with Code initiative.
During 2016, Cartoon Network has been airing new shows, new episodes and even new channels in some countries, so here’s a timeline of some of the major events that have happened around the world in the last twelve months. Note: Some dates are not exactly accurate, but was approximately around that time or it was the date when news was publicly announced.
1st January: Cartoon Network Southeast Asia rebranded to Check It 4.0.
4th January: Cartoon Network Latin America and Brazil rebranded to Check It 4.0.
6th January: Cartoon Network USA releases Twelve Forever pilot/minisode.
7th January: Mark Eyers Promoted To Senior Vice President Of Cartoon Network Asia-Pacific.
14th January: Cartoon Network USA premieres first stop-motion animated Adventure Time episode: Bad Jubies.
14th January: Transformers: Robots in Disguise Season 2 announced.
25th January: New Bob The Builder series premiered on Cartoonito UK.
25th January: Daniel González becomes new general director Of Turner Iberia.
29th January: Justice League Action officially announced.
All of January 2016’s blog posts can be accessed by clicking on the link below:
Cartoon Network Latin America And Cartoon Network Brazil November 2016 Highlights
Cartoon Network Latin America November 2016 Highlights
NBA Basketball Cartoon Month
Get ready for the 2016-2017 NBA basketball season with basketball themed episodes of We Bare Bears, Uncle Grandpa and Teen Titans Go!
The special event will last all month, airing Monday to Friday at 10am Colombia, 11am Argentina/Chile/Venezuela and 3pm Mexico and on Saturdays at 1pm Argentina, 2pm Venezuela and 3pm Argentina/Chile/Mexico. Also marathons on Sundays at 10am to 2pm Colombia and 12pm to 4pm Mexico/Argentina/Chile.
The basketball themed episode of We Bare Bears – Charlie Ball will air on Monday 7th November at 10am Colombia, 11am Argentina/Chile/Venezuela and 3pm Mexico.
A new Teen Titans Go! episode will premiere on Sunday 20th November at 11.30am Colombia, 12.30pm Venezuela and 1.30pm Argentina/Chile/Mexico.
The Uncle Grandpa half-hour special – The Return of Aunt Grandma will air Wednesday 16th November at 10am Colombia, 11am Argentina/Chile/Venezuela and 3pm Mexico.
As usual new episodes of Steven Universe, Clarence, We Bare Bears, Uncle Grandpa and Otra Semana en Cartoon (Another Week In Cartoon) air every Monday and new episodes of The Powerpuff Girls and Teen Titans Go! air on Thursdays. New episodes of Pokemon XYZ, Transformers: Robots In Disguise and Blazing Team will air during November.
The movie – Barbie & Her Sisters in a Puppy Chase will premiere on Saturday 12th November at 6pm Colombia, 7pm Venezuela, 8pm Argentina and 9pm Mexico/Chile.