Boomerang EMEA Announces The Happos Family Season 2

Boomerang EMEA Announces The Happos Family Season 2

Boomerang EMEA Announces The Happos Family Season 2

Turner Broadcasting System Europe, owners of the animation channel – Boomerang has announced that their first ever original series – The Happos Family has been renewed for a second season. Turner released the press release during the 2017 Licensing Expo in Las Vegas this week (23/05/2017 – 25/05/2017). The new season will feature seven-minute long episodes (episodes had a 2.5-minute runtime in season 1), longer episodes mean longer adventures with the loveable Happos characters at the safari park, each with their own personality and theme. A total of twenty-five episodes will be made for season two. Digital content will be released alongside the premiere of the new season, digital content includes the popular Boomerang Make n’ Race app which also features Boomerang favourites Scooby-Doo and Tom and Jerry.

Season two of The Happos Family will launch on Boomerang feeds within the Europe, Middle East and Africa region starting from January next year. The new season will also be welcoming three new Happos: Football Happo, Scientist Happo and Acrobat Happo. The show is created in partnership with Italian chocolate company Ferraro, known for Ferraro Rocher, Kinder Surprise and Happy Hippos. Season two will be animated by Cyber Group Studios in France, the studio is also co-producing another animated show with Turner – Taffy, which is due to premiere next year. Season one was animated by Spider Eye in Cornwall, England.

The show has no dialogue which means the show doesn’t require any dubbing and translating making it easier for international distribution. Apart from Boomerang’s international channels, the show has premiered on POGO in India and free-to-air channel Karusel in Russia, reaching more than 88 million. The show has a diverse range of characters such as Astro Happo who has an aspiration to fly to the moon, the daredevil Stunt Happo, Party Happo, Ballerina and Bollywood. The show is referred to having slapstick humour with lots of heart.

From The Turner EMEA Press Release: Turner EMEA Announces Second Series Greenlight Of The Happos Family: First original production for Boomerang to become latest addition to Turner EMEA Kids franchise portfolio; New series to be produced by Cyber Group Studios, with episodes extended to 7 minutes.

Turner EMEA announced today (24/05/2017) that it has greenlit a second season of its first ever Boomerang Original, The Happos Family – this time featuring longer adventures with the loveable Happos characters, as well as a raft of new digital content.

Series two, made up of 25 x 7-minute non-dialogue episodes, will launch on Boomerang channels from January 2018, and will introduce three brand-new characters to the family set-up: Football Happo, Scientist Happo and Acrobat Happo. It has been created in partnership with world-renowned Italian corporation Ferrero and will be produced by leading European animation company Cyber Group Studios (headquartered in Paris), with whom Turner recently signed a co-production deal for another new Boomerang series, Taffy.

Following a first series of 20 x 2 ½ minute shorts – which has launched on Turner Kids channel POGO (South Asia) and free-to-air channel Karusel (Russia), as well as Boomerang channels globally, reaching more than 88M viewers to date* – series two will offer kids and families the chance to become better acquainted with each of the unique and hilarious Happos and the safari park in which they live, where just about anything seems possible. Whether it’s Astro Happo longing to fly to the moon, or Stunt Happo attempting a daredevil feat, or Party Happo in a dance off with Ballerina and Bollywood, each storyline is laugh-out-loud, slapstick comedy with lots of heart.

In addition to the linear roll-out, the Happos characters will appear across a variety of interactive digital platforms, including the popular Boomerang Make n’ Race app (more than 20M downloads worldwide) alongside other Boomerang favourite characters Scooby-Doo and Tom and Jerry.

“The great audience reaction, channel exposure and performance of Happos to date are all positive signs that we have an exciting new franchise on our hands”, says Johanne Broadfield, VP, Cartoon Network Enterprises EMEA. “We’ve seen kids actually belly-laughing while watching the content and demonstrating really strong engagement with the humour and characters. Taking the show to a new level, with longer episodes and extensive support across digital, stands us in very good stead for a successful consumer products programme – and we’re looking forward to the reaction we get from prospective partners here at Vegas.”

Pierre Sissmann, Chairman & CEO, Cyber Group Studios added: “We immediately fell in love with The Happos Family and it’s not at all surprising that the show is already resonating with kids and families around the world. We’re delighted to be partnering again with Turner and coming on board to produce the second series of Happos, this time with longer stories and great new characters.”

The Happos Family follows the lives of a family of Happos who live in an enclosure in a safari park. In the morning the park is open to human visitors who drive past the Happos, taking pictures of them wallowing in the mud, lazing by the pool, sleeping in the shade of the tree. When the last car races out of the safari park and the gates are shut to all visitors, the Happos jump up out of the mud, wake up from their snoozing and get dressed up. It’s now their time for crazy, zany, Happo adventures.

*Source: BARB, Auditel, AGB Nielsen, Kantar Media, TNS Gallup, MMS, IPSOS/KTLM, TNS TV/Index Plus, BARC Media Workstation, IBOPE, All Individuals, 10/16 – 08/05/17, All Day, Reach (1min+)

http://www.cybergroupstudios.com

http://www.boomerangtv.co.uk/shows/the-happos-family

Cartoon Network Asia-Pacific’s Lamput Wins FICCI Frames 2017 Award

Cartoon Network Asia-Pacific's Lamput Wins FICCI Frames 2017 Award

Cartoon Network Asia-Pacific’s Lamput Wins FICCI Frames 2017 Award

Cartoon Network Asia-Pacific’s animated short series – Lamput, has won the Best Case Study Award at FICCI (Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce & Industry) Frames 2017, the entertainment and media convention was held in Mumbai, India on 21st to 23rd March. The animated short series follows Lamput, a gooey orange nutcase that escaped from a secret laboratory. Two scientists, Fat Doc and Slim Doc try to capture Lamput, but for the scientists, catching Lamput is no easy job, he’s a master of disguise and shapeshifting. The animated short series received praise because of the show’s story writing and for its humour.

Lamput is created by Mumbai-based Vaibhav Studios and has been featured on-air, online and on-app since 2016 in Asia Pacific on Cartoon Network and POGO, and worldwide on Boomerang, the animated shorts were also uploaded on other localised Cartoon Network YouTube channels, including Spain, Portugal and Turkey. Vaibhav Kumaresh (Creator of Lamput and Director) and Anand Babu (Pre-Production Artist) from Vaibhav Studios will also be guest speaking at the Cartoon Network Imagination Studios event in Singapore on 21st April.

Previously, Cartoon Network also won Best Animated Film for its Roll No.21: Kris in Bollywood at FICCI Frames 2016 and also Best Animated Film for Roll No.21: Ticket to Australia the year before.

Lamput was greenlit by Turner Asia-Pacific’s virtual studio, a network of artists, animators, writers and studios across Asia and Oceania.

From The Turner Asia-Pacific Press Release: Turner’s Short Series “Lamput” Wins Big At FICCI: The prestigious critics’ choice award selected the short as the best case study in the Animated Frames category

Turner has won critical acclaim for Lamput at FICCI Frames 2017 as the Best Case Study in the Animated Frames category.

The original series, which features a gooey orange nutcase that outwits a pair of hapless doctors, has received praise for its ability to tell multiple stories and inspire laughter.

Lamput is created by Mumbai-based Vaibhav Studios and has been on-air, online and on-app since 2016 in Asia Pacific on Cartoon Network and POGO, and worldwide on Boomerang, Turner’s second flagship kids channel.

Mark Eyers, Chief Content Officer for Turner’s Kids Networks in Asia Pacific, commented:

“We couldn’t be happier for this little orange character who has truly sparked to life over the last year to delight kids everywhere. This award demonstrates the depth of talent in India and how a simple idea can be transformed into something shown on screens around the world.”

This is three years in a row that Turner original content has been shortlisted at FICCI Frames. Cartoon Network won Best Animated Film for Roll No. 21 – Kris in Bollywood in 2016 and Best Animated Film for Roll No. 21 – Ticket to Australia the year before.

Lamput was greenlit by Turner Asia Pacific’s virtual studio as part of Cartoon Network’s shorts programme, which connects artists, animators, writers and studios from around the region.

Delve into the world of Lamput and his escapades here: https://youtu.be/onYw0POzs5s.

Turner EMEA And Turner Asia Pacific Acquires Pat The Dog Broadcasting Rights

Turner EMEA And Turner Asia Pacific Acquires Pat The Dog Broadcasting Rights

Turner EMEA And Turner Asia Pacific Acquires Pat The Dog Broadcasting Rights

Turner EMEA and Turner Asia-Pacfic have acquired broadcasting rights to Superights’ 3D CGI series – Pat The Dog. The show follows the adventures of the titular character and his owner – Lola. Pat goes through extraordinary lengths to prevent Lola’s day from getting ruined no matter how perilous the situation is. The show will air on Boomerang feeds across the Europe, Middle East and Africa region, it will also air on Pogo in India and on Cartoon Network feeds across Asia.

Each episode is 7 minutes long and initially there will be 78 episodes. The animated series is produced by French studio – Superprod and is animated by Italian studio – Animoka. The series was originally commissioned by Canal+ and Rai in Italy, and is based on the popular French mobile game Paf le Chien.

http://www.superights.net/en/animated/series/1/26/pat-the-dog
http://www.c21media.net/intl-network-adopts-pat-the-dog/
http://worldscreen.com/tvkids/superights-secures-new-broadcasters-for-pat-the-dog/