Taffy A Brand New Show Coming To Boomerang Late 2018

Taffy A Brand New Show Coming To Boomerang Late 2018

Taffy A Brand New Show Coming To Boomerang Late 2018

Today (13/02/2017), Turner has announced that they are partnering with French animation studio – Cyber Group Studios to produce a brand-new animated co-production called “Taffy”. The new show will air on Boomerang’s international feeds, alongside other content on the channel such as classics and modern remakes of Tom and Jerry, Scooby-Doo and Looney Tunes. In Taffy, a billionaire old lady named Mrs Muchmore takes in a raccoon imposter posing as a cat named Taffy, this leads to slapstick mayhem for Mrs. Muchmore’s pet dog – Bentley.

In each episode, Bentley tries to expose Taffy for what he is, but Taffy outsmarts him on his every move and causes nothing but chaos and disaster in the process. As a result of the mess, poor Bentley always gets the blame. Both Taffy and Bentley live a luxurious lifestyle in a large mansion, they travel around the world and meet important people – including the President of the United States, but no matter where they go and who they meet won’t stop their endless battle.

The animated show shares many similarities to Boomerang’s Tom and Jerry and Oggy and the Cockroaches (airs on Turner’s kids channels in Asia-Pacific) because of the slapstick humour and also another French animated show called Zip Zip partly because of the “pet in disguise” part of the show’s premise.

Initially, 78 episodes will be produced and each episode will be 7 minutes long. The show will be produced by Cyber Group Studios in France and will air on Boomerang in late 2018. Cyber Group Studios is known for the 3D CGI pre-school show – Zou which airs on many Disney Junior feeds in Europe and Latin America.

Meet "Taffy" – Boomerang's newest series from TurnerPRAsiaPac on Vimeo.

From The Cyber Group Studios News Blog (Dated 18th October 2016):

Taking down Taffy (52×7′ 2D HD), its first full 2D cartoon comedy in coproduction with Turner.

Aimed at children from 6 to 12-year-old children, this animation and comedy series tells the story of Mrs. Muchmore and her beloved dog Bentley, who live a delightful life in their manor until the arrival of Taffy, a raccoon that is able to disguise himself into a cat. Mrs. Muchmore gets so fond of Taffy that she decides to have him in her Manor. But Bentley is no dummy and knows instantly that Taffy is not a cat. He’ll stop at nothing to take down the intruder!

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From The Official Turner International Press Release: Turner and Cyber Group Studios Announce New Co-production “Taffy” For Boomerang International

Turner International and Cyber Group Studios have joined forces to create a brand-new animated series, currently entitled Taffy, for Turner’s second flagship kids’ channel Boomerang across international markets.

Based on an original creation from Cyber Group Studios and developed with Turner, Taffy follows the non-stop, slapstick extravaganza faced by loyal hound dog Bentley when his billionaire old lady owner Mrs Muchmore takes in an imposter posing as wide-eyed, fluffy angora cat. Each instalment sees Bentley try to reveal “Taffy” for the vermin he is – while super-clever Taffy handily frames the dog for every one of his exploits, pillagings and disastrous messes. Whether traveling from Mrs Muchmore’s luxurious mansion, to a five-star cruise, to jet-setting international adventures or a visit with the President, wherever these rivals go, mayhem is sure to follow!

The 78 x 7-minute series, which will be produced in France, will join Boomerang’s line-up of funny, multi-generational shows like Tom & Jerry, Scooby-Doo, Mr Bean: The Animated Series and Grizzy & the Lemmings from Q4 2018.

Cecilia Persson, Turner’s Vice President of Programming and Content Strategy Kids EMEA & International Kids Acquisitions and Co-Productions said:

“With its classic-look animation style and timeless, slapstick humour, Taffy couldn’t be a more perfect fit for Boomerang. We’re very excited to be working with Cyber Group Studios to produce the show, and further our efforts to build Boomerang as a second flagship kids channel with a strong and refreshing pipeline of content.”

Pierre Sissmann, Chairman & CEO, Cyber Group Studios commented:

“It is an honour and a thrill for the Cyber Group Studios team of artists and authors to be working alongside the Turner International team to develop a new series for Boomerang and I hope this idea we had, Mike de Seve of Baboon Animation and myself, a couple of years ago, of creating this new slapstick character of TAFFY, will become a great addition to the cartoon line up of one of the most prestigious cartoon channels in the world.”

About Cyber Group Studios

Cyber Group Studios is a French independent multi-awarded company which produces and distributes its own and third party audiovisual productions and brands. The company handles programs with strong international appeal targeted to kids and families in particular, 3D CGI and 2D HD, animated productions (TV series and movies) targeted at 2-12 years old kids and teens and HD animation series, for “Triple Play” broadcast (web, mobile phones, TV). Its mission is to bring the best quality entertainment associated with the best creative talent around the world and to develop breakthrough technology to enhance its productions. The company’s aim is also to associate with other top producers in the world to help bring their outstanding new productions to market through Cyber Group Studios distribution network.

https://www.turner.com/pressroom/turner-and-cyber-group-studios-announce-new-coproduction-%E2%80%9Ctaffy%E2%80%9D-boomerang-international

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

Cartoon Network Africa And Boomerang Africa January 2017 Highlights

Cartoon Network Africa And Boomerang Africa January 2017 Highlights

Cartoon Network Africa And Boomerang Africa January 2017 Highlights: From The Turner Africa Press Release Via Entertainment Inside Us, All Times CAT

Cartoon Network Africa January 2017 Highlights

New Animated Shorts/Sneak Peek

Mighty Magiswords

Animated shorts of Mighty Magiswords will premiere on Saturday 21st January (the full-length show will premiere in March 2017), airs weekends at 9.55am.
Repeated on weekends at 3.15pm and 7pm.

A high-adventured fantasy-comedy is invading Cartoon Network in March: get a sneak peak in January 2017 with all new shorts.

Giant pigs, giant spiders, or giant ancient dinosaurs, Prohyas and Vambre, a sibling team of ‘Warriors for Hire’, can handle whatever crazy giant quest or hilarious adventure you throw at them, but not without their trusted collection of Magiswords. Magiswords are perfect for whatever weird thing you need whenever you need it. Before premiering the exciting new series in March, Cartoon Network will unveil a four part prequel of five minute shorts, introducing the Mighty Magiswords universe.

New Episodes

The Powerpuff Girls

New episodes air Monday to Friday at 3pm, repeated Monday to Friday at 5.25am and 7.40pm.

Repeated on weekends at 5.15am, 10.45am and 5.30pm.
There will also be a Powfactor themed marathon on Saturday 28th January at 10.40am.

Only Blossom, Bubbles and Buttercup – three little girls with extraordinary superpowers – can keep the bad guys at bay. This January, brand new episodes of the Powerpuff Girls will launch on Cartoon Network. Make sure to tune in on Saturday the 28th to explore your PowFactor: the special ingredient inside each of us that demonstrates our ability to impact the world. It’s all about empowerment with the three enduring sisters. You can also celebrate the superhero sisters with an eight episode marathon, as well as discover your PowFactor on powerpuffyourself.com.

Clarence

New episodes premiere from Saturday 14th January, airs weekends at 6.40pm.
Repeated Monday to Friday at 8.50pm.

It’s time for Clarence!

This month, Cartoon Network fans can watch in anticipation as Clarence and his classmates deal with their individual trials during a school day such as getting Mrs. Baker back to the classroom where she belongs. Viewers can also witness Clarence trying sit around and do nothing after feeling very burnt out by embarking on too many fun adventures, or even find out how Clarence manages to spark a strange telephonic friendship after finally dialling the ‘right’ number to prank. Can Clarence just sit back and relax? Will this long distance phone friend last?

http://prsdube16.blogspot.co.uk/2016/11/cartoon-network-africa-is-celebrating.html

Boomerang Africa January 2017 Highlights

New Episodes

Wabbit: A Looney Tunes Production

New episodes air from Monday 2nd January, airs Monday to Friday at 5.40am.
Repeated Monday to Friday 11.05am and repeated at weekends at 2.25pm

Hop, hop, hopping around with Wabbit!

Wabbit is back! Returning to its slapstick-comedy roots, each episode of Wabbit contains two shorts, starring the famous Bugs Bunny as the main character being let loose in today’s modern society! Viewers can look forward to the all-new Wabbit episodes where they can watch the mischievous bunny hilariously react as his peace and tranquility is interrupted when Yosemite Sam begins mining in his home for coal, and watch how the cabin fever starts to creep in on Squeaks and Bugs as week three hits and they are still snowed in! Let the games begin – who will win the last bit of food left in the house?

Oggy and The Cockroaches

New episodes air from Saturday 23rd January, airs Monday to Friday at 3.10pm.
Repeated Monday to Friday at 8.35am, and repeated at weekends at 5.20am and 5.50pm.

He’s blue, he’s a good guy he’ll never hurt a y… Here is OGGY!

Oggy would be the happiest of cats if three cockroaches, Joey, Marky and Dee Dee, hadn’t decided to become his roommates and get in the way of his laziness. They are really annoying and of course, they are the bad guys! What if Oggy wants a roommate, will they scare off anyone who is interested? If Oggy goes on holiday, they follow him and ruin his holiday fun! At least when Oggy’s furniture goes missing, Dee Dee tries to help …Prepare for mischief, crazy chases and a whole lot of fun this month on Boomerang.

Movie Premieres

Cats and Dogs and Cats and Dogs 2

Movies premiere on Sunday 15th January at 6.10pm and Sunday 22nd January at 6.10pm.
Movies repeated on Friday 20th January at 7.50pm and Friday 27th January at 7.50pm.

Two family-action comedy films are coming to Boomerang in January!

Join Boomerang to watch the top-secret, high-tech espionage war going on between cats and dogs, which their human owners are blissfully unaware of. These brand new films uncover the truth about the high-tech, secret war being waged in neighborhoods everywhere that humans aren’t even aware of: an eternal struggle between the two great armies of Cats and Dogs. The story follows a Cat’s plan to destroy a new vaccine that, if developed, would destroy all human allergies to dogs, and the Dogs’ efforts to stop the Cats from executing their plan. Who will come out tops?

http://prsdube16.blogspot.co.uk/2016/11/boomerang-africa-welcomes-new-year-2017.html