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 Asia-Pacific Greenlights Monster Beach TV Series

Cartoon Network Asia-Pacific Greenlights Monster Beach TV Series

Cartoon Network Asia-Pacific Greenlights Monster Beach TV Series

Today (12/10/2017), Turner Asia-Pacific has greenlit an animated series based on the movie – Monster Beach which was originally commissioned for Halloween 2014 for Cartoon Network feeds in the Asia-Pacific region. The animated series will air on Turner’s international kids channels including Cartoon Network, Boomerang, Pogo and Boing across EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa), Latin America and its home region – Asia-Pacific in 2019. Initially, a total of 52 episodes of a runtime of 11 minutes will be produced, the new show is currently in the pre-production stage, a pilot for a proposed TV series was greenlit in late 2015.

Monster Beach tells the story of an unusual tropical island inhabited by mostly friendly surfing monsters living alongside humans. Monster Beach is created by Patrick Crawley, Bruce Kane and Maurice Argiro at Australian studio – Bogan Entertainment Solutions Animation. The animated series will follow the adventures of Jan and Dean and their efforts to defeat the evil monster – Dr. Knutt and his Tiki henchmen.

The Monster Beach TV movie also won an ASTRA award in Australia for Best Children’s Programme in 2015 and also a Screen Music award for Best Music for Children’s TV. The new series follows another locally commissioned animated series from both Bogan and Turner Asia-Pacific – Exchange Student Zero which premiered in 2015 and like Monster Beach, it also originated as an animated TV movie. Both productions are an Asia-Pacific joint effort, with animation produced by Philippines-based studio – Top Draw Animation.

https://www.regularcapital.com/2015/03/cartoon-networks-commissioned-tv-movie-monster-beach-wins-astra-award-for-most-outstanding-childrens-programme/

This is evidence of Turner International’s continuing commitment to animated programming produced outside the United States, this includes the short series – The Heroic Quest of the Valiant Prince Ivandoe which will premiere across EMEA next month, the highly successful The Amazing World of Gumball, Boomerang short series – The Happos Family, upcoming Boomerang series – Taffy and Pogo India’s Tik Tak Tail.

http://kidscreen.com/2017/10/12/turner-asia-pacific-orders-monster-beach-tv-series/

Ben 10 Challenge New Show Premieres On Cartoon Network UK This Friday 13th October

Ben 10 Challenge New Show Premieres On Cartoon Network UK This Friday 13th October

Ben 10 Challenge New Show Premieres On Cartoon Network UK This Friday 13th October

This Friday (13th October) at 4pm, Cartoon Network UK will be premiering a brand new live-action game show based on Cartoon Network’s most popular action animation show – Ben 10. In each episode of the game show, contestants will face a series of challenges that will test their physical and mental abilities, including speed, strength and strategic skills similar to a scenario in an episode of the series.

Each team, consisting of two children and one adult, emulating the main trio of the TV show (Ben, Gwen and Grandpa Max) will put their skills to the test, this includes anything from collecting aliens, Ben 10 trivia, battling against of Ben Tennyson’s infamous villains from the series, a task that involves transforming into XLR8 and racing across boiling hot lava or even flying around like Stinkfly. Contestants will also take the role of other aliens from the Omnitrix, such as Heatblast and Diamondhead. The team with the highest score will face a final “high-octane” challenge. Each action-packed fun-filled episode makes use of modern technology such as augmented reality and special effects and also obstacle courses, mechanical props, ropes and harnesses, Zorb balls, themed sets, ball pits, one giant dome and of course, one amazing neon-green stage.

Ben 10 Challenge airs every Friday afternoon at 4pm, only on Cartoon Network in the UK and Ireland.

Behind The Scenes Video of Ben 10 Challenge introducing the show’s host – Nigel Clarke and three teams – Team Armobrillbros, Team Tennyson and Team Fireballs:

Promo for Ben 10 Challenge as seen on the Cartoon Network UK TV channel:

Cartoon Network UK has also released a “Ben 10 Challenge” mobile app now available for iOS, Android and Amazon Fire tablets, the new app makes use of digital camera and augmented reality technology, so viewers at home can also experience what its like to be an alien transforming hero!.

iTunes (iOS): https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/ben-10-challenge/id1225025796?ls=1&mt=8

Google Play (Android): https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.breakfirst.ben10bf&hl=en_GB

Amazon App Store (Android and Amazon Fire): https://www.amazon.co.uk/Cartoon-Network-EMEA-Ben-Challenge/dp/B075V2WD4L/

For more information about Ben 10 Challenge, follow the link below:

https://www.regularcapital.com/2017/06/cartoon-network-emea-greenlights-ben-10-challenge-live-action-game-show/

From The Turner UK Press Release: It’s Hero Time! Gear Up For Ten Out Of Ten Action With Ben 10 Challenge

It’s officially “Hero Time” as Cartoon Network brings to you Ben 10 Challenge – a brand-new and exhilarating live-action gameshow giving British kids a once-in-a-lifetime chance to become their favourite boy hero, Ben 10! Ben 10 Challenge launches on Friday 13th October at 4pm on Cartoon Network and rolls out every Friday onwards.

Hosted by Nigel Clarke, the live-action gameshow features a range of physical and mental challenges – testing your speed, strength and other Ben 10 villain-conquering skills. From collecting aliens and testing your knowledge of the series, to transforming into XLR8 and racing across hot lava, this show is filled with fast-paced action and excitement from start to finish.

Commenting on his role as the host of the show, Nigel Clarke said:

“I was so excited when Cartoon Network asked me to be the host of the Ben 10 Challenge. The set for this game show is absolutely incredible and we’ve got loads of fun interactive games that will test both the contestants’ physical strengths and knowledge of Ben 10. My ultimate favourite game is when a member from each team gets transformed into the Ben 10 alien Stink Fly and they must fly through the air to collect points for their team – it’s so much fun to watch! I think that both new and existing fans of the Ben 10 animation are going to love Ben 10 Challenge and will get behind the teams and want them to succeed.”

In Ben 10 Challenge watch teams of two kid fans together with an adult complete three action-packed contests, before the team with the highest score goes into a final high-octane challenge against the clock. Utilising modern technologies like augmented reality, tons of thrilling special effects and of course the iconic Ben 10 aliens and villains, Ben 10 Challenge is the ultimate live-action Ben 10 adventure for fans of Cartoon Network’s popular series.

http://ben10.cartoonnetwork.co.uk/