Cartoon Network News In Brief Early March 2017

Cartoon Network News In Brief Early March 2017

Cartoon Network News In Brief Early March 2017

Samurai Jack Season 5 On Adult Swim UK Promo Now Airing on FOX UK

Samurai Jack is finally returning to the UK with new episodes after a decade, the brand new season will air on FOX UK’s Adult Swim programming block on Thursday 16th March at midnight (technically Friday 17th March at 12am in the morning). Jack has been trapped in the future for fifty years, he has been looking for time portal to go back to his own time but Aku, the shape shifting master of darkness has destroyed them all, leaving Jack stranded. At first, Jack believed he had nothing to fight for, but eventually he decides to makes one final big score with brutal battles and exciting explosions.

Samurai Jack Free Screening In Los Angeles, Thursday 9th March

Adult Swim USA will be hosting a premiere screening party of Samurai Jack season five in Los Angeles on Thursday 9th March. The special screening party will be held at The Theatre at the Ace Hotel on South Broadway, doors will open at 7pm and the event will officially start at 8pm. At the event, there will be an exclusive Q&A with series creator Genndy Tartakovsky, a prize giveaway and other special guests. Unfortunately, RSVP for this screening is now closed.

Due to popular demand, Adult Swim will be running a second screening on the following day (Friday 10th March), if you’re in the Los Angeles area next Friday and you’re a fan of Samurai Jack, this will be one event you wouldn’t want to miss, people who wish to attend the screening can RSVP via the link below or on the embedded tweet. This is a screening only event, but will include a prize giveaway and free popcorn.

https://www.acehotel.com/calendar/losangeles/adult-swim-presents-samurai-jack-march10

Cartoon Network Studios Shorts Screening At GLAS Animation Festival Tomorrow (4th March)

Running from Thursday 2nd March to Sunday 5th March this week is the GLAS Animation Festival in Berkeley (near San Francisco), California (GLobal Animation Syndicate). Tomorrow at the animation festival, there will be a special screening of five animated shorts produced by Cartoon Network Studios. Infinity Train (Created by Regular Show’s Owen Dennis), Victor and Valentino (Created by The Powerpuff Girls’ Diego Molano), Welcome to My Life (Created by Adventure Time’s Elizabeth Ito), Apple and Onion (Created by The Amazing World of Gumball’s George Gendi) and Legendary Place (Created by Regular Show’s Calvin Wong) will all be on public exhibition tomorrow at a special screening at the David Brower Center at 11.30am. Cartoon Network Studios is also a major sponsor of the GLAS Animation Festival.

http://www.glasanimation.com/schedule/

Turner At The Mobile World Congress 2017 in Barcelona, Spain

This week (27/02/2017 – 02/03/2017) was the Mobile World Congress 2017 convention in Barcelona, Spain and Turner, the owner of Cartoon Network was also represented at the event. Prominent members of Cartoon Network management including Christina Miller (President of Cartoon Network and General Manager of Cartoon Network USA) and Giorgio Stock (President of Turner Europe, Middle East and Africa) were among the speakers at the event. In the media industry, mobile devices are becoming an increasingly important medium to distribute content, including television shows and mobile games and apps, meanwhile, television is becoming less important as a source of entertainment or news. Turner’s parent company – Time Warner is currently in the process of being acquired by AT&T, one of the world’s largest telecommunications companies, it is no doubt that mobile content distribution will play an increasingly important role in Turner’s future strategy, not only to retain existing audiences but also to expand to new audiences as well.

At Mobile World Congress 2017, Turner revealed some interesting statistics, mobile app downloads relating to Turner’s kids brands (which includes Cartoon Network and Boomerang) have increased by 83% within one year. Christina Miller talked about creating role models in cartoons to get girls interested in STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics). Cartoon Network USA currently works with the Scratch Foundation to encourage school kids to get creative by coding their own stories using their favourite cartoon characters.

Giorgio Stock explains that Turner’s brands are fan-orientated. Turner’s brands are supported by its fans on major social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Instagram.

News Update Samurai Jack Season 5 Full Promo

News Update Samurai Jack Season 5 Full Promo

News Update Samurai Jack Season 5 Full Promo

Yesterday (05/02/2017), news about a teaser promo for Samurai Jack season five was posted on the blog, however, today (06/02/2017) Adult Swim USA has finally uploaded the full promo onto YouTube. According to the promo video description is says: “It’s been 50 years since we saw Samurai Jack and time has not been kind to him. Aku has destroyed every time portal and Jack has stopped aging, a side effect of time travel. It seems he is cursed to just roam the land for all eternity. Samurai Jack premieres Saturday, March 11th at 11pm ET/PT on Adult Swim”.

According to the full promo description, we know now a little bit more about season five and it explains why Jack hasn’t aged at all, it’s because of the side-effect of time travel, what’s worse is that Aku has destroyed every time portal. Jack has suffered for fifty years, now he must to fight for his right to go back to his own time. Judging by the new promo, season five is going to be awesome, its going to be full of action scenes and battles!

Samurai Jack premieres Saturday 11th March at 11pm ET/PT on Adult Swim USA.

http://www.adultswim.com

Cartoon Network UK Ben 10 New Show Promo Now Airing

Cartoon Network UK Ben 10 New Show Promo Now Airing

Cartoon Network UK Ben 10 New Show Promo Now Airing

Cartoon Network UK and Ireland is now airing a promo for the Ben 10 2016 reboot, the new show will premiere on Saturday 8th October at 10am. The reboot is a retelling of the original Ben 10 series where a young boy named Ben Tennyson finds a mysterious device called the Omnitrix which allows him to transform into ten different aliens with unique abilities. The world is in chaos, will Ben’s new found powers save the planet from otherworldly creatures? This kid has a lot of growing up to do and he now has a lot of responsibilities, does Ben have what it takes to become a hero?

Cartoon Network have also launched a brand new Ben 10 interactive microsite on the cartoonnetwork.co.uk website. The microsite features character bios for Ben himself, all ten aliens Ben can transform himself into (Overflow, Greymatter, Diamondhead, Cannonbolt, Wildvine, Upgrade, Fourarms, Stinkfly, Heatblast and XLR8) and also for the two main villains (Zombozo and Hex). The microsite also includes video clips, four in-browser games (Power Surge, Steam Camp, Alien Rush and Escape Route), eight mini-games and a quiz. People visiting the site are awarded virtual Ben 10 stickers to collect.

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

The Ben 10 reboot is promoted as part of Turner Kids’ Awesome Autumn programming slate of new shows and new episodes across all three of its channels in the UK – Cartoon Network, Boomerang and Cartoonito.

Promo recorded from the Cartoon Network UK TV channel:

Promo from the Cartoon Network UK YouTube channel: