Cartoon Network Celebrates Gumball And Other Local Productions At Annecy Animation Festival 2017

Cartoon Network Celebrates Gumball And Other Local Productions At Annecy Animation Festival 2017

Cartoon Network Celebrates Gumball And Other Local Productions At Annecy Animation Festival 2017

Cartoon Network is at the Annecy Animation Festival this week (12/06/2017 to 17/06/2017) to promote their animated programming not only from their well-established studio in Burbank, California but also local productions in the EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa) area including the critically acclaimed and Children’s BAFTA award-winning The Amazing World of Gumball and other new productions in the pipeline. Turner’s Cartoon Network and Boomerang content is also complimented by animation productions from its sister company – Warner Bros. Animation. The Annecy Animation Festival is considered to be one of the largest and influential animation industry events in the world, the festival is an opportunity for animation studios to promote their work, for broadcasters to buy new shows, to seek new talent or just to find inspiration.

In 2016-2017, Turner EMEA has increased their investment in local productions by 30%, new European productions include The Happos Family (renewed for a second season with extended episodes) and a brand new show coming in 2018 – Taffy, both shows are Boomerang original series and are produced by Cyber Group Studios. For Cartoon Network, a short-form animated series – The Heroic Quest of the Valiant Prince Ivandoe has been greenlit, the show is due to premiere in late 2017, the show is created by two former members of The Amazing World of Gumball production staff – Christian Bøving-Andersen and Eva Lee Wallberg. The Heroic Quest of the Valiant Prince Ivandoe is animated by Sun Creature Studio in Copenhagen, Denmark. Also during this summer, Cartoon Network will be producing a new live-action game show based on the Ben 10 franchise named Ben 10 Challenge, the show will be recorded in Madrid and will be produced in eight languages.

Representatives from Cartoon Network will also be at MIFA animation market at the festival (French acronym: Marché international du film d’animation, in English: International Animated Film Market) and will be looking for new creative talent to join its regional teams in the US, Europe Middle East & Africa (EMEA) and Asia-Pacific (APAC), for both current and new productions. Meetings will be held at the Cartoon Network booth (Stand 4.A08) and Cartoon Network will also host its highly popular Picnic By the Lake event at the festival on Thursday 15th June. The Picnic By the Lake event will be an opportunity for animation students to network with studio talent and creatives.

An episode of Cartoon Network’s Clarence will be screened at the festival – The Tails of Mardrynia as well as Bill and Tony shorts from Cartoon Network Asia-Pacific. Cartoon Network’s main event at Annecy this year will be a The Amazing World of Gumball studio panel, featuring show creator Ben Bocquelet and show director Mic Graves accompanied by creatives and guest studios involved in some of its most unique episodes. UK-based kids’ production company Blink Industries who have recently completed work on Gumball’s season five episode entitled “The Puppets,” (directed by Becky Sloan and Joseph Pelling creators of internet sensation Don’t Hug Me, I’m Scared) will be joining the panel. A mini-series inspired by the episode named “Waiting For Gumball” has also been commissioned and is directed by BAFTA-nominated Simon Cartwright (Manoman) and Baker Terry (Don’t Hug Me I’m Scared). The special panel event will take place on Thursday 15th June at Salle Pierre Lamy (4pm – 5.15pm). Ben and Mic will also be joined with the show’s composer – Ben Locket as well as French director and illustrator, Simon Landrein, who created a special skateboarding sequence for the season five episode “The Ollie”.

From The Turner EMEA Press Release: Cartoon Network To Celebrate The Power Of Local Production At Annecy Animation Festival: As the network invests in more local content than ever, it brings to Annecy a special showcase of European-produced global hit “The Amazing World of Gumball”

Turner’s Cartoon Network heads to Annecy Animation Festival and MIFA this week riding high on a wave of newly announced content, including a host of internationally-produced series and local development projects. In Europe alone, Turner has increased its content investment for Cartoon Network and second flagship kids’ channel, Boomerang by around 30% from 2016-2017 – complementing the amazing pipeline of US content from Cartoon Network Studios and sister-company Warner Bros., whilst ensuring the channels deliver strong local relevance.

Spearheading this year’s activities is a Studio Panel celebrating Cartoon Network’s European-produced, award-winning, global hit The Amazing World of Gumball, which is now in production on season six. Taking place on Thursday 15th June at Salle Pierre Lamy (4-5.15pm), the panel will feature Ben Bocquelet (Series Creator) and Mic Graves (Series Director) on a special journey behind-the-scenes of this extraordinary animated series, accompanied by creatives and guest studios involved in some of its most unique episodes.

Among the panel guests is new UK-based kids’ production company Blink Industries who have recently completed work on Gumball’s season five episode entitled “The Puppets,” directed by Becky & Joe, creators of internet sensation Don’t Hug Me, I’m Scared. A mini-series inspired by the episode named “Waiting For Gumball” has also been commissioned and is directed by BAFTA-nominated Simon Cartwright (Manoman) and Baker Terry (Don’t Hug Me I’m Scared) – fresh and exciting creative talent managed by Blink Industries.

Also joining the line-up are Gumball’s music composer, Ben Locket, who will talk about his process and the use of some complex and unusual musical techniques, and acclaimed French director and illustrator, Simon Landrein, who created a special skateboarding sequence for the season five episode “The Ollie”.

Patricia Hidalgo, Chief Content Officer, Turner EMEA Kids & International Kids Strategy commented: “As we dial up our local production investments internationally, this couldn’t feel like a more fitting time to celebrate our first major hit to come out of Europe and some of the amazing talent involved in the show. We’re continuing to look for great animation talent to work on Gumball season six, as well as our many different productions across the globe, and we’re excited to once again host our highly anticipated Picnic by the Lake, which is a fantastic opportunity for students to network and connect with key people from our studios.”

Brian Miller, SVP & General Manager, Cartoon Network Studios added: “Coming to Annecy always furthers the opportunity for Cartoon Network to explore and collaborate with various global production partners, and this year, we are especially keen to learn about some of the new production technologies being presented at the festival.”

Mark Eyers, SVP & Chief Content Officer – Kids Networks, Turner Asia Pacific said: “We’re attending Annecy again this year in the hope of discovering more fun and engaging ideas to become part of our successful original development programme in APAC. It’s also exciting that just one of the many highlights to have come out of that programme already – a series of shorts entitled Bill and Tony – has been selected to screen in competition at the festival, which is an amazing endorsement of the comedy animation we’re producing in the region right now.”

Known for its creator-driven and holistic approach to developing content across multiple platforms, representatives from Cartoon Network will also be on the lookout for new creative talent to join its teams in the US, Europe Middle East & Africa (EMEA) and Asia-Pacific (APAC). Meetings will be held at the Cartoon Network booth (Stand 4.A08) and Cartoon Network will also host its hugely popular Picnic By the Lake on Thursday 15th June.

In the past few months’ alone, Turner has announced a number of new internationally-produced series and local development projects, including: Taffy and a second season of The Happos Family, both created for Boomerang in partnership with Cyber Group Studios; The Heroic Quest of the Valiant Prince Ivandoe, a Danish-produced series for Cartoon Network, created by two animators who previously worked on Gumball; and Ben 10 Challenge, a live-action gameshow based on the Cartoon Network franchise, which will be produced in Spain in eight languages.

https://www.annecy.org/programme/index:rdv-200001500611

Dorothy And The Wizard of Oz And Wacky Races To Air On Boomerang’s International Channels From June 2017

Dorothy And The Wizard of Oz And Wacky Races To Air On Boomerang's International Channels From June 2017

Dorothy And The Wizard of Oz And Wacky Races To Air On Boomerang’s International Channels From June 2017

Today (11/05/2017), Turner International has announced that Dorothy And The Wizard of Oz and the new Wacky Racers reboot will premiere on Boomerang’s international channels starting from June this year. In the United States, both shows are exclusive to the brand new Boomerang streaming service which launched this April.

Dorothy and the Wizard of Oz is an animated series by Warner Bros. Animation, the show is a fantasy-comedy series based on the literary works of L. Frank Baum, one of his children’s novels – The Wonderful Wizard of Oz was adapted into a movie – The Wizard Of Oz, the film became an all-time classic. The events in the new series takes place after Dorothy and her friends defeated the Wicked Witch of the West. In the show, Queen Ozma appoints Dorothy as the Princess of Emerald City, a role with a lot of responsibility especially as there are witches, wizards, munchkins, flying monkeys and a plethora of mythical creatures to deal with, also magic falling into the wrong hands is a disaster waiting to happen. For Dorothy, life in the Kansas countryside was a lot simpler, but make a mistake in Oz, you’ll end up with evil witches tracking you down.

Wacky Racers is a reboot of the late 1960’s Hanna-Barbara animated classic series of the same name, everyone favourite racers have returned to the track to race again. A Wacky Racers race isn’t any ordinary race, every car has unique race-winning abilities, it’s not necessary the fastest racer who wins. Returning to the reboot include Penelope Pitstop in the Compact Pussycat, the girl with Southern charm and always willing to help out the other racers. Penelope’s best friend is Peter Perfect he has a big heart (and not forgetting a big ego), but he’s always positive and determined to do his best. Everyone’s favourite racing villains – Dick Dastardy and Muttley are back yet to scheme again; they always attempt to sabotage the race, but their dastardly plans always backfire on them. The Gruesome Twosome are racing once again in the Doombuggy, practically a small haunted house on wheels, it can literally be referred to as a “Monster” truck. The new series will also feature new racers, new vehicles and different race locations from all over the world. The new series will have the same slapstick humour and high-octane craziness of the original series.

From The Turner EMEA Press Release: Dorothy and The Wizard of Oz and Wacky Racers headed for Boomerang International: Latest original content from Warner Bros. Animation – Dorothy & the Wizard of Oz and all-new Wacky Races – to make international debut on Boomerang linear channel from June 2017

Following the recent announcement of a stand-alone US Boomerang premium subscription streaming service, Turner International has today revealed details of two highly-anticipated WB Animation original new series, Dorothy & the Wizard of Oz and Wacky Races. The two series will join the line-up of classic and contemporary animation for the company’s second flagship international kids channel Boomerang from June 2017. In the US, they will exclusively be shown on the US streaming subscription service.

Dorothy & the Wizard of Oz is an uplifting comedic fantasy series based on the classic L. Frank Baum book series, and set soon after Dorothy and her friends have defeated the Wicked Witch of the West. Following the original story, Queen Ozma has appointed Dorothy the Princess of Emerald City and, practically born for the role, Dorothy tackles her royal duties with enthusiasm, bravery and farm girl feistiness.

But it’s also a whole lot of responsibility because Oz is pretty chaotic. There are Witches, Wizards, Munchkins, Flying Monkeys and a whole menagerie of mystical creatures. More often than not, magic falls into the wrong hands and that’s where Dorothy comes in! As Princess of Emerald City, Dorothy feels responsible for reining in the chaos. She loves to track down whichever magical person, place, or thing is causing mischief in Oz and put a stop to it. But it’s not always easy: make a mistake in Kansas and it’s usually not a big deal; make a mistake in Oz and a Wicked Witch or two come after you.

Then, calling all racers back to the track, Wacky Races a full-engine overhaul of the Hanna-Barbera classic series that will see the return of everyone’s favourite racers and, of course, their wacky cars! Penelope Pitstop in the Compact Pussycat is the sassy Southern belle whose charm and intelligence make her a formidable racer, but most of the time she’s taking a detour to save the other racers. Penelope’s best friend, Peter Perfect in the Turbo Terrific, has a big heart and an even bigger ego, which fuels his super positive “can-do” attitude. Meanwhile, in the Mean Machine, Dick Dastardly and his accomplice, Muttley, continue to stop at nothing to win the race by any means necessary. And if it’s bizarre, creepy, slimy or just plain weird, The Gruesome Twosome — Tiny and Bella — are either related to it or keep it in their “monster” truck, the Doombuggy.

Joining these familiar faces will be a whole new roster of racers ready to take to the track and race to strange and exotic locales around the world — and beyond! With new racers, new vehicles and spectacular new locations, Wacky Races is not just a tune-up, it’s a full-engine overhaul filled with fast-paced slapstick comedy, high-octane thrills and pure zany fun from start to finish.

Patricia Hidalgo, Chief Content Officer, EMEA Kids & International Kids Strategy, Turner commented: “The introduction of these iconic shows and stories is very well timed, as we continue to build Boomerang as our second flagship to Cartoon Network and a strong kids and family brand across international markets. Dorothy and Wacky both perfectly capture the inherent values of Boomerang and we’re confident that new and existing fans of the channel will love this latest offering from our sister-company.”

https://www.turner.com/pressroom/%E2%80%9Cdorothy-wizard-oz%E2%80%9D-and-%E2%80%9Cwacky-races%E2%80%9D-headed-boomerang-international

Cartoon Network EMEA Announces New Original Series The Heroic Quest Of The Valiant Prince Ivandoe

Cartoon Network EMEA Announces New Original Series The Heroic Quest Of The Valiant Prince Ivandoe

Cartoon Network EMEA Announces New Original Series The Heroic Quest Of The Valiant Prince Ivandoe

Today (10/05/2017), Cartoon Network Europe, Middle East and Africa has released news about a brand new animated short comedy series called The Heroic Quest Of The Valiant Prince Ivandoe. The brand new show was officially announced by Patricia Hidalgo – the Chief Content Officer for Turner EMEA Kids and International Kids Strategy during the opening keynote speech at the Cartoon Business seminar in Belfast, Northern Ireland.

The Heroic Quest Of The Valiant Prince Ivandoe was created by two Danish animators – Christian Bøving-Andersen and Eva Lee Wallberg. Both Christian and Eva previously worked on The Amazing World of Gumball production team in London, on the show, Christian worked as a 2D animator and Eva worked as a 3D animator. The Heroic Quest Of The Valiant Prince Ivandoe follows Ivandoe, a young prince of the forest who has been sent on an epic quest by his father – The Mighty Stag to retrieve the magical Golden Feather from the Eagle King. Ivandoe is accompanied by his squire, a small bird named Bert, together they get into all kinds of silliness during their adventure while discovering new areas of the forest and encounter strange creatures on their journey.

The show has been produced in partnership with Copenhagen, Denmark-based animation studio – Sun Creature Studio (the pilot episode was produced by Copenhagen Bombay), with co-funding from the Danish Public Service Fund. Along with the linear rollout on television, Cartoon Network will launch the new series as an online interactive story, where kids and animation fans can follow the story with Ivandoe and unlock new episodes throughout the story. This is the first time Cartoon Network EMEA has launched a show with an interactive experience. Ten episodes have been produced with a runtime of three minutes each, the show is expected to rollout across Cartoon Network feeds in the EMEA area from late 2017.

From The Turner UK Press Release: Cartoon Network EMEA Announces New Original Series The Heroic Quest Of The Valiant Prince Ivandoe

Turner’s Cartoon Network EMEA has today announced a brand-new comedy series, The Heroic Quest of the Valiant Prince Ivandoe, which will be launching across the region from late 2017. The details were revealed by Patricia Hidalgo, Chief Content Officer, Turner EMEA Kids & International Kids Strategy, during the opening keynote at Cartoon Business in Belfast.

Created by Danish animators Christian Bøving-Andersen and Eva Lee Wallberg – who previously worked on Cartoon Network’s EMEA-produced hit series The Amazing World of Gumball – the series of 10 x 3 minute episodes follows young prince of the forest, Ivandoe who is tasked by his father, The Mighty Stag, to go on a quest and return with the magical Golden Feather of the fearsome Eagle King. Accompanied by his dedicated squire, a small bird called Bert, Ivandoe embarks on an epically silly adventure, discovering new and mysterious areas of the forest and an array of peculiar creatures along the way.

The Heroic Quest of the Valiant Prince Ivandoe has been produced in partnership with Copenhagen-based Sun Creature Studio (the pilot episode was created with Copenhagen Bombay), with co-funding from the Danish Public Service Fund. Cartoon Network will be launching it as an online interactive digital play, alongside the linear roll-out, encouraging kids and animation fans to “quest” with Ivandoe and Bert in order to travel across the landscape and unlock new episodes. This marks the first time Cartoon Network EMEA has developed and launched new property in this way.

Patricia Hidalgo commented: “Ivandoe is a really exciting project, with an extremely talented creative team at its helm and welcome support from the Danish Public Service Fund. The story and style presents us with a great opportunity to introduce this new IP in a non-traditional way, with a host of interactive digital elements that will allow kids to get to know the hilarious and loveable characters by questing along with them. We can’t wait to see the response from Cartoon Network fans.”

Christian Bøving-Andersen and Eva Lee Wallberg added: “It’s been so much fun to work with Cartoon Network and the dedicated team at Sun Creature Studio developing what started as a small idea in East London into 10 actual episodes produced here in Copenhagen. We are very happy and proud of the result and we really hope that the kids out there will love questing with Ivandoe just as much as we do.”

http://www.suncreature.com/

http://www.cartoonnetworkeurope.com/