Cartoon Network UK Easter Holidays 2018 Starts 2nd April
During the Easter School Holidays starting from next Monday (2nd April) at 8am, Cartoon Network UK will be airing episodes of The Amazing World of Gumball, Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs, OK K.O.! Let’s Be Heroes, Teen Titans Go! and We Bare Bears. Cartoon Network UK will also be airing new episodes of Ninjago: Masters of Spinjitzu from the brand new season – Sons Of Garmadon, on weekdays at 8.30am.
In the brand new season of Ninjago, a new dangerous biker gang called the Sons of Garmadon appear on the scene. The biker gang are planning to steal the Oni Masks so they can resurrect the King of Shadows – Lord Garmadon, will the Ninjago ninjas stop them?
Also every weekday night at 6.45pm, there will be new episodes of OK K.O.! Let’s Be Heroes, which means there will be even more battles at Lakewood Plaza Turbo. Also, K.O. continues his life’s ambition to become the world’s greatest hero.
Also, new episodes of Adventure Time, The Amazing World of Gumball, Clarence and Regular Show will air as part of Cartoon Network UK’s new Friday night block – New Fridays, airing every Friday from 4pm.
Two New Seasons Of FLCL: FLCL Progressive And FLCL Alternative Coming Soon To Adult Swim USA: It Takes An Idiot To Do Cool Things, And That’s Why It’s Cool
Adult Swim USA’s anime block – Toonami has released a trailer for two new seasons of the crazy comedy sci-fi anime – FLCL (“Fooly Cooly”) entitled “Progressive” and “Alternative”. FLCL Progressive will air in June and FLCL Alternative will air in September. FLCL originally came out in 2000 as a short-run anime series of six episodes, the original series was a coming-of-age story about a young boy named Naota, whose life suddenly changes after he gets run over by a wacky pink-haired Vespa scooter-riding humanoid alien woman named Haruko. Naota’s head concussion which was caused by the accident has opened a portal on his head, causing robots to come out. Haruko works for the Galactic Space Police Brotherhood and is looking for the Pirate King, meanwhile Naota is being spied on by Commander Amarao from the Bureau of Interstellar Immigration.
According to the trailer, Haruko has continued her journey to another town where she meets a whole bunch of new characters (including two new main characters – Hidomi in “Progressive” and Kana in “Alternative”), as briefly shown at the end of the trailer, there’s going to be more robots and aliens too. The animation studio who worked on the original series – Production I.G has returned to animate the two new seasons, with Adult Swim co-producing. The original FLCL series has aired on Adult Swim USA numerous times since 2003. Japanese rock band – The Pillows have returned to produce music for the two new seasons and Kari Wahlgren (voice for Dorothy in Dorothy and the Wizard Of Oz, Shannon in OK K.O.! Let’s Be Heroes and Mina in Bunnicula) has reprised her voice acting role as Haruko in the English language version. The two new seasons will have six episodes each.
FLCL: Progressive and FLCL: Alternative Descriptions from the Adult Swim press release:
FLCL: Progressive tells the story of 14-year-old Hidomi, her classmate Ide, and two otherworldly beings, “Jinyu” and “Haruha Raharu,” who are determined to unlock their hidden potential. Mixed up in this is an all-powerful force known as “ATOMSK,” a gorgeous vintage car… and a certain Vespa Scooter”.
FLCL: Alternative, which hands the series over to a totally different team of young creators who will redefine the meaning of “sequel.” The series centers on the misadventures of 17-year-old Kana, a high school junior who spends her days hanging out with her besties, Mossan, Hijiri, and Pets. They live unremarkable lives, until the day a Mecha falls out of the sky, along with a strange woman named “Haruko.” Her plans for Kana and her friends involve the force known as “ATOMSK.” Kana will have to risk everything to decide whether or not to help… like she really has a choice!
On 6th April at C2E2 2018 (Chicago Comic and Entertainment Expo), there will be a special FLCL panel about the two new seasons, joining the panel are Jason DeMarco (co-creator of Toonami and Creative Director for Adult Swim On-Air), Kari Wahlgren as well as Mitsuhisa Ishikawa and Maki Terashima-Furuta from Production I.G. During the panel, there will also a be a sneak preview for FLCL: Progressive and FLCL: Alternative.
From The Adult Swim USA Press Release: New Seasons of Anime Hit Series FLCL Crash Land This Summer: New Seasons of Anime Hit Series FLCL Crash Land This Summer: Adult Swim and Production IG Co-Produce Sequels With Original Cast/Creators
More than 15 years since its original launch in Japan, Adult Swim and Production IG will premiere two new seasons of one of the most insane anime ever created, FLCL, starting on Saturday, June 2nd at 11:30 p.m. (ET/PT). Debuting on Adult Swim’s popular anime block Toonami, the new seasons bring together members of the original animation team with a whole new generation of creators.
“FLCL has always been a personal favorite of mine, and having the opportunity to work with Production IG on these new seasons has been a dream come true,” said Jason DeMarco, senior vice president/creative director for on-air at Adult Swim.
Up first, FLCL: Progressive tells the story of 14-year-old Hidomi, her classmate Ide, and two otherworldly beings, “Jinyu” and “Haruha Raharu,” who are determined to unlock their hidden potential. Mixed up in this is an all-powerful force known as “ATOMSK,” a gorgeous vintage car… and a certain Vespa Scooter.
Following FLCL: Progressive will be another new season, FLCL: Alternative, which hands the series over to a totally different team of young creators who will redefine the meaning of “sequel.” The series centers on the misadventures of 17-year-old Kana, a high school junior who spends her days hanging out with her besties, Mossan, Hijiri, and Pets. They live unremarkable lives, until the day a Mecha falls out of the sky, along with a strange woman named “Haruko.” Her plans for Kana and her friends involve the force known as “ATOMSK.” Kana will have to risk everything to decide whether or not to help… like she really has a choice!
Returning to reprise her role as the enigmatic “Haruko” is talented voice actress Kari Wahlgren (Rick and Morty, Teen Titans) and both seasons will feature original music from Japanese alternative rock band The Pillows. FLCL: Progressive and Alternative are co-produced by Adult Swim and Production IG.
Cartoon Network UK April 2018 Highlights: From The Official Turner UK Press Release
Ninjago: Masters Of Spinjitzu: Sons Of Garmadon
New episodes start from Monday 2nd April, airs weekdays at 8.30am.
Catch the brand-new season of Ninjago this month on Cartoon Network! While the Ninjas are searching for Master Wu, a dangerous new biker gang calling themselves the Sons of Garmadon is out to steal three supernatural Oni Masks in order to resurrect the King of Shadows himself: Lord Garmadon. This time, the ninjas may be out of their element…
OK K.O.! Let’s Be Heroes
New episodes start from Monday 2nd April, airs weekdays at 6.45pm.
KO is the newest employee at an amazing shopping centre for super-powered heroes, Lakewood Plaza Turbo. He works at Gar’s Bodega, where heroes shop and villains drop. Along with his co-workers the always in control and always cool Enid and the cluelessly macho Radicles, KO is on a quest to become the greatest hero of all time! But he’s got a lot to learn…
New Programming Block: New Fridays
Starts Friday 30th March, airs every Friday from 4pm.
‘New Fridays’ have officially hit Cartoon Network! Join the team every Friday this month for brand-new episodes of all your favourite shows. Chill out Friday afternoons with Finn and Jake in new, Adventure Time and Darwin and Gumball from The Amazing World of Gumball. The epic line-up also includes brand-new episodes from the Regular Show and Clarence.