Cartoon Network Africa Launches Creative Lab To Seek New Talent And Produce New Content

Cartoon Network Africa Launches Creative Lab To Seek New Talent And Produce New Content

Cartoon Network Africa Launches Creative Lab To Seek New Talent And Produce New Content

Cartoon Network Africa has launched a new initiative called “Creative Lab”. With the new initiative, Cartoon Network Africa aims to create local short-form animated content especially for people living in Africa. In order to create the new content, Cartoon Network Africa is seeking new talent on the continent. The initiative is specifically looking for creators, writers, graphic artists and animation students to help produce the new projects. Prospective content producers can apply now up until 31st August, the initiative is open to African residents above the age of 18 or any Africa-based company.

Applicants are expected to submit a one-to-three minute short comedy project that will fit in well among Cartoon Network’s other programming. In September, Cartoon Network Africa will pick ten shortlisted projects and give each creator the opportunity to pitch in-front of CN’s team. The winner and two runners-up will be revealed at the DISCOP media convention in Johannesburg which will be held between 14th-16th November and will be given the chance to turn their project into a pilot which will premiere sometime in 2019.

Cartoon Network Africa’s Creative Lab is effectively the adult-targeted version of Cartoon Network’s Imagination Studios initiative. For Imagination Studios, children from all over Africa submitted their character drawings for the chance to see their characters made into a short episode.

The Head of Programming and Acquisition for Turner Kids Africa – Ariane Suveg, mentioned that there has been some really good and inspiring animation projects, including Punch Monkey Studios’ Cloud Life and wish to help support the African animation industry with the use of the new Creative Lab initiative.

“As sponsors of the DISCOP 2016 Animation Pitching Programme, we were exposed to some really inspiring local animation projects, We were so impressed by Cape Town-based Punch Monkey Studio’s amazing creative energy in the winning entry, Cloud Life, that the project has been traveling through the Turner group and is now in a development process with the Turner Asia Pacific production team! This just reinforces our need to invest in local content and our commitment to further mentoring talent in the African animation industry. We are honoured to be supporting local African animation talent through the Cartoon Network Africa Creative Lab. We look forward to seeing the entries and hope to see the winners flourish in their career as content creators, following the footsteps of some of Cartoon Network’s greatest talents.”

For more information about Cartoon Network Creative Lab and how to submit your project, please follow the link below:

http://www.cartoonnetworkhq.com/creativelab

http://kidscreen.com/2018/06/08/cartoon-network-launches-africa-creative-lab/

https://www.screenafrica.com/2018/06/08/technology/animation-graphics/cartoon-network-is-looking-for-new-animation-talent-in-africa/

Cartoon Network USA Apple And Onion New Show Premieres 23rd February

Cartoon Network USA Apple And Onion New Show Premieres 23rd February

Cartoon Network USA Apple And Onion New Show Premieres 23rd February

Today (6th February), Cartoon Network USA has announced the premiere date of one of their upcoming and brand new original animated shows – Apple and Onion. Apple and Onion will premiere on Cartoon Network USA on Friday 23rd February at 7pm ET/PT, the show will premiere with two episodes. Also, a week earlier, the same two premiere episodes will be available on the Cartoon Network App and VOD on Friday 16th February. Also, there will be back to back new episodes every Friday at 7pm ET/PT until Friday 23rd March. The show will have a limited run of five weeks.

Apple and Onion tells the story of two friends living together after moving to the big city. The show is set in a world inhabited with anthropomorphic food. Together, Apple and Onion explore their new surroundings in the big city and go on hilarious adventures, with Apple’s enthusiasm and Onion’s imagination, who knows what can happen. After settling down in their new home, they make loads of new friends including Hotdog, Lemon Drop and Pancake.

In the first episode, “A New Life”, we are introduced to the show’s main characters and how they met, in the second episode “The Perfect Team”, a stray cat makes Onion concerned that his friendship with Apple is at risk.

Apple and Onion is created by George Gendi, known for his storyboard artist work on Great Marlborough Productions’ (Cartoon Network’s London, UK-based studio) The Amazing World of Gumball. George was born in Egypt and was raised in England, UK. The source of inspiration for his animated comedy creation was a children’s story written by his older brother. Apple and Onion is based on the animated short of the same name developed as part of Cartoon Network Studios’ Global Artists Programme, which is a launchpad for many of Cartoon Network’s current hit animated shows.

Cartoon Network USA has uploaded the theme song to Apple and Onion as well as a sneak peek clip onto their YouTube channel. In the sneak peek clip, Apple meets a greasy friend and finds a use for all his ice cream.

The pilot episode of Apple and Onion: In the pilot, Apple and Onion get invited to Hotdog’s party, but they find they’ve still got some growing up to do:

http://www.animationmagazine.net/tv/cartoon-networks-apple-onion-takes-root-feb-23/

Adult Swim USA Drive In Tour

Adult Swim USA Drive In Tour

Adult Swim USA Drive In Tour

Throughout the rest of the summer, Adult Swim will be touring the United States with an inflatable 40-foot drive-in movie theater screen, the special tour will stop at ten different cities over a period of five weeks.

Throughout the tour, Adult Swim fans will get to enjoy exclusive sneak peeks of unaired episodes, never-before-seen pilots and specials on the big screen. Guests will also get to enjoy free popcorn, free food vouchers, play games and win prizes.

From The Turner USA Press Release

Fans from all across the country can soon roll up with their crew to the 2016 Adult Swim Drive-In. They will enjoy a free magical night with Adult Swim, basic cable’s #1 network with millennials for over a decade, and get a first look at what’s on the programming horizon starting next month.

Each stop of the five-week, 10-city national tour, brings an ultimate exclusive sneak peek at unaired episodes, never-before-seen pilots and specials, and loads of other Adult Swim favorites. Fans will also enjoy food trucks, free popcorn, concessions, games, and prizes. Vouchers for a free meal from one of the food trucks on-site will be handed out, while supplies last. Attendees can also bring their own picnic dinners, see the official site for more details.

The content, which will be shown on a massive 40-foot inflatable screen, will be updated periodically throughout the tour. The event is free to fans ages 18+ and RSVPs are required at http://www.AdultSwimPresents.com.

The Adult Swim Drive-In tour will include stops in the following cities:

August 18: Balloon Fiesta Park, Albuquerque, NM
August 22: Blue Starlite Drive-In, Austin, TX
August 26: Old National Centre, Indianapolis, IN
August 29: Nissan Stadium, Nashville, TN
September 1: South Drive-In Theatre, Columbus, OH
September 6: Belle Isle Park, Detroit, MI
September 8: Soldier Field, Chicago, IL
September 10: 88 Drive-In Theatre, Denver, CO
September 15: CenturyLink Field, Seattle, WA
September 17: Portland Meadows, Portland, OR

https://www.turner.com/pressroom/make-date-adult-swim%E2%80%99s-new-drive-tour