Cartoon Network Australia And Boomerang Australia June 2017 Highlights: From The Official Turner Asia-Pacific/Catapult Communications Press Release
Cartoon Network Australia June 2017 Highlights
Brand New Episodes
New episodes air from Saturday 10th June, airs Saturdays at 8am.
While on a seemingly endless summer vacation with his Grandpa Max and Cousin Gwen, Ben Tennyson discovers an alien watch – the Omnitrix. This amazing device gives Ben the ability to transform into any one of ten spectacular and powerful aliens!
A back-to–back marathon will be held on Cartoon Network showcasing 20 of the best episodes of Season 1 on Saturday at 8am from 3rd June.
Brand New Miniseries
Adventure Time: Elements
Airs weekdays at 6pm, from Monday 19th June until Friday 23rd June.
A brand new mini-series that uncovers the secrets of Ooo, as part of Laughternoons. The 8-part mini-series follows Jake and Finn as they return to Ooo after months of being away, only to discover that some radical changes have taken place in their absence. Facing an Elemental curse too huge to fix alone, Finn must turn to unlikely allies to put things right and unlock one of Ooo’s greatest secrets.
NBA All Star Jam Weekend
Airs Saturday 17th June from 8.25am.
Slamdunk into an all-star basketball-themed weekend that will run in line with the NBA season finals in the USA! This special stunt kicks off with a premiere episode of Mighty Magiswords called “Grup Jam” where kids will be able to collect a special Basketball Magisword. The stunt also includes basketball-themed episodes of Regular Show, We Bare Bears, Adventure Time, Uncle Grandpa, Teen Titans Go, and The Amazing World of Gumball episodes featuring NBA superstars LeBron James, Kyrie Irving, Paul George, Shaquille O’Neal, and Damien Lillard. It’s a slam-dunk cartoon win!
Pair Up Programming Event: We Bare Bears and The Powerpuff Girls Also New Episodes
Airs weekdays at 8am, airs from Monday 26th June until Friday 14th July.
Power up with stacks of fun as we Pair Up Cartoon Network’s coolest trios: super sisters The Powerpuff Girls and best bros We Bare Bears! Grizz & Blossom take the lead from Monday 26th June; Panda & Bubbles show us their big hearts from Monday 3rd July; and Ice Bear & Buttercup flex their muscles to show us how to be strong from Monday 10th July. Don’t miss all 25 brand new episodes back-to-back every weekday, only on Cartoon Network this winter school holidays!
Starts Monday 26th June, airing on weekdays at 7.25am until Friday 21st July.
Dorothy & The Wizard Of Oz is an all-new animated fantasy series that transports audiences back to the wonderful and magical land of Oz. After the Wicked Witch of the West’s defeat, Queen Ozma has appointed Dorothy the Princess of Emerald City. With her feet firmly grounded in her ruby slippers, Dorothy tackles her royal duties with enthusiasm, bravery and farm girl feistiness. And whether it’s magic, munchkins, flying monkeys or her arch nemesis, Wilhelmina — the “wicked witch in training” and niece of the Wicked Witch of the West — Dorothy is ready to track down and put a stop to any problem that comes Oz’s way.
Joining Dorothy in her adventures are some familiar friends: Lion, whose newly found courage is often still fleeting; Tin Man, who is discovering new emotions that come with a new heart; Scarecrow, who is bursting with brains; and, of course, her little dog, Toto.
Pat The Dog
Starts Saturday 3rd June, airs weekends at 10.15am until Sunday 2nd July.
Pat the Dog features the daily adventures of an ordinary little dog Pat and his owner Lola. Pat would do anything to save Lola’s day, overcoming the impossible with his improvised plans and canine genius. His missions are sometimes perilous, often surprising and above all, constantly funny.
My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic
Season Seven Premiere, new episodes air from Monday 5th June, airing weekdays at 3.40pm until Wednesday 21st June.
In the magical land of Equestria, a kingdom populated only by colourful ponies, TWILIGHT SPARKLE, a studious and slightly reclusive young unicorn intent only on enhancing her magical abilities, has been assigned by her mentor, PRINCESS CELESTIA, a very important task: get your muzzle out of those books and make some friends!
In the quaint, fairytale village of PONYVILLE, TWILIGHT SPARKLE meets 5 new ponies, and through funny, offbeat experiences and exciting, enchanted adventures, they teach her about the most powerful magic of all: the magic of friendship!
New episodes air from Saturday 26th June until Tuesday 1st August, airs weekends at 5.50pm.
Join some of your favourite Looney Tunes characters including Daffy Duck, Bugs Bunny, Sylvester and Tweety for brand new episodes of their hilarious adventures.
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: