Turner Asia-Pacific Appoints Leslie Lee As Head Of Kids Content

Turner Asia-Pacific Appoints Leslie Lee As Head Of Kids Content

Turner Asia-Pacific Appoints Leslie Lee As Head Of Kids Content

Today (15th April), Turner Asia-Pacific has appointed Leslie Lee as Vice President of Kids Content, in his new role, Leslie will oversee Cartoon Network, Boomerang and Pogo in the Asia Pacific region. From today, Leslie will be based at Turner’s offices in Singapore and will be responsible for programming, operations, brand and franchise management as well as content for the three kids brands.

In total, Leslie has more than two decades’ experience in the entertainment industry in the Asia-Pacific region, including 19 years working with kids media brands on both linear TV and digital content distribution.

Leslie has previously worked for MediaCorp, Viacom and he was recently Executive Director of Media Networks at Disney Southeast Asia, he joined Disney in 2007. He has worked in multiple aspects of children’s entertainment broadcasting including marketing communications, programming, channel management, content localisation and acquisitions, animation development and media distribution.

In addition to his usual job, Leslie also volunteers his time mentoring media students in various higher learning institutions in Singapore, he also sits on the programming committee at the Asian Festival of Children’s Content and is a board member of Centre 42, a Singapore-based non-profit playwriting organisation.

From The Turner Asia-Pacific Press Release: Leslie Lee Appointed Head Of Content For Cartoon Network, Boomerang And Pogo In Asia Pacific

Leslie Lee has been named Vice President of Kids Content, overseeing Cartoon Network, Boomerang and POGO networks in Asia Pacific, and assumes the role today.

Based in Singapore, his responsibilities includes the programming, operations, brand and franchise management, as well as the content direction for the three brands.

Ricky Ow, President of Turner Asia Pacific, said: “It’s rare to meet someone quite so passionate about Kids content and Leslie is a great addition to our regional management team. I’m looking forward to Leslie bringing his experience, fresh perspective and new ideas to help us to grow our leadership position in the Kids space.”

Leslie has more than two decades’ experience and expertise in the entertainment industry across numerous Asian markets. This includes 19 years on Kids brands working on both linear TV and digital aspects of the business.

Leslie added: “I’m a huge fan of pop culture and animation, and I’ve now got the opportunity to work with some of the very best brands and most iconic franchises ever created. It’s a fantastic opportunity and it’s a privilege to be a part of a great team.”

His career includes spells at MediaCorp, Viacom and he was most recently Executive Director of Media Networks at Disney Southeast Asia – a company he joined in 2007. His various roles have included marketing communications, programming, channel management, content localisation and acquisitions, animation development and media distribution.

He presently volunteers his time mentoring media students in various Singapore-based institutes of higher learning, sits on the programming committee at the Asian Festival of Children’s Content and is a board member of Centre 42, a non-profit arts organisation that supports playwriting in Singapore.

Press Release in Microsoft Word .docx format:

https://www.regularcapital.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/Leslie-Lee-Appointed-APAC-Head-of-Kids-at-Cartoon-Network-Boomerang-and-POGO.docx

Cartoon Network Owners Turner Partners With Chinese Animation Company UYoung To Develop A New Animation IP

Cartoon Network Owners Turner Partners With Chinese Animation Company UYoung To Develop A New Animation IP

Cartoon Network Owners Turner Partners With Chinese Animation Company UYoung To Develop A New Animation IP

Today (14th February) on the final day of Kidscreen Summit 2019 in Miami, Turner Asia-Pacific (the owners of Cartoon Network, Boomerang and POGO) has announced that they’ve formed a partnership with Chinese animation company – UYoung. The partnership also includes the development of a new IP (intellectual property), in the partnership, Turner will be providing their expertise in high quality animation production and international distribution. Details of what the IP will entail has yet to be announced but are expected to be released later this year.

In the Asia-Pacific region, Turner uses a virtual studio model by partnering with independent studios for animation projects and working with show creators and artists from across the region. UYoung is one of China’s leading children’s entertainment companies with offices in Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou and also in Los Angeles, USA.

From The Turner Asia-Pacific Press Release: Turner & UYoung To Partner On New Animation IP

Turner Asia Pacific and UYoung – the well-known Chinese animation company – have formalized their official partnership with an MOU (memorandum of understanding), announced this week at Kidscreen Summit in Miami.

The scope of the partnership includes the development of a new IP by UYoung. Turner – known in the kids entertainment space for its Cartoon Network, Boomerang and POGO brands – brings its production and international distribution experience of quality animation. The details of the IP are yet to be disclosed and are expected to be revealed later in 2019.

Ricky Ow, Turner Asia Pacific President, said: “We’ve been impressed by UYoung’s vision to develop a homegrown Chinese IP and launch it together with us both in China and internationally. We are looking forward to working closely with them on this, with a collaboration that brings together global talent to tell Chinese-inspired stories.”

In Asia Pacific, Turner adopts a virtual studio model for its original animation projects, identifying creators, artists and studios from right around the region – for global audiences.

Lisa Zhong, President of UYoung, added: “We are proud to be the pioneer partner with Turner to bring Chinese storytelling around the world. UYoung is always keen to establish stronger ties with international producers and broadcasters to extend its international reach.”

UYoung develops, produces and distributes high-quality animated content. It has become one of China’s leading children’s entertainment and media companies, and employs more than 200 talent in Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou and Los Angeles.

About UYoung

Founded in 2000 in Beijing, UYoung Culture & Media (Uyoung) is a leading Chinese kids & family media and entertainment company dedicated to providing top quality content, consumer products and associated services create and spread joyfulness to children. Uyoung has built a healthy and sustainable ecosystem, that combines children’s production with licensing and brand management. While we keep our unique advantages in traditional media networks, we also have deployed a long-term strategy in new media arena.

About Turner Asia Pacific

Turner is a global entertainment, sports and news company that creates premium content, and delivers exceptional experiences to fans whenever and wherever they consume content. In Asia Pacific, Turner owns and operates award-winning brands throughout the region, running 54 channels in 14 languages in 42 countries. These include CNN International, CNNj, CNN, HLN, Cartoon Network, Adult Swim, Boomerang, POGO, Warner TV, Oh!K, MondoTV, TABI Channel, Tabi Tele, Mondo Mah-Jong TV; and HBO, HBO HD and WB in South Asia. Turner manages the business of Pay- and Free-TV-channels, as well as Internet-based services. It owns and exploits properties such as Tuzki, and oversees commercial partnerships with various third-party media ventures. Turner teams with Warner Bros. and HBO to leverage WarnerMedia’s global reach. Turner Broadcasting System Asia Pacific, Inc. (“Turner Asia Pacific”) is a WarnerMedia company.

Press release in Microsoft Word .docx format:

https://www.regularcapital.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/Press-Release-Turner-UYoung-to-Partner-on-New-Animation-IP.docx

https://www.turner.com/pressroom/turner-uyoung-partner-new-animation-ip

Turner Asia-Pacific Announces New Cartoon Network Entertainment Park Coming Soon To Bali, Indonesia

Turner Asia-Pacific Announces New Cartoon Network Entertainment Park Coming Soon To Bali, Indonesia

Turner Asia-Pacific Announces New Cartoon Network Entertainment Park Coming Soon To Bali, Indonesia

Today (6th June), Turner Asia-Pacific has announced that they’ve announced a licensing partnership with Indonesian real-estate and hospitality investment company – The MAJ Group to build a 4.3 hectare entertainment park in Bali, Indonesia. The family-friendly entertainment park development will feature the island’s largest water park and an indoor entertainment centre – all complete with Cartoon Network branding and themed with many of its animated IPs. The announcement was made at IAAPA’s (International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions) Asia Attractions Expo 2018 in Hong Kong.

The park is set to launch in 2020, the development will include water rides and surf and wave pools. The construction project will be a integral section of The MAJ Nusa Dua complex, a premiere destination for tourists featuring world-class hotels and an award-winning golf course. The Cartoon Network Entertainment Park will be Indonesia’s first ever park associated with an international brand, it will also be Cartoon Network’s first ever combined indoor and outdoor attraction. In addition to the water park and the entertainment centre, there will also be live performances featuring well known characters from many of Cartoon Network’s shows including – Ben 10, We Bare Bears, The Powerpuff Girls and Adventure Time.

Other Cartoon Network-branded projects licensed by Turner include the Cartoon Network Amazone water park in Thailand, IMG Worlds of Adventures and IMG Worlds of Legends in Dubai, Amaazia in India and the Cartoon Network Wave cruise liner.

From The Turner Asia-Pacific Press Release: Turner & The Maj Group To Open Cartoon Network Entertainment Park In Bali: Indonesia’s first ever internationally-branded park set for 2020 unveil

Turner Asia Pacific has announced a licensing partnership with Indonesian real-estate and hospitality investment company, The MAJ Group, to develop a 4.3-hectare entertainment park in Bali. The family destination will feature the island’s largest waterpark and an indoor entertainment centre – all splashed with Cartoon Network theming and unique sense of fun.

Slated to be fully operational in 2020, the development will include thrilling water rides, and massive surf and wave pools. The integrated project will be a key part of The MAJ Nusa Dua complex, a premier tourist destination in southern Bali featuring world-class hotels and an award-winning golf course.

Ricky Ow, President of Turner Asia Pacific, said: “Turner and The MAJ Group share the same vision of creating the ultimate family destination in Indonesia, and the entertainment park will combine world-class design with unparalleled Balinese hospitality. Above all, it will offer guests genuine fun powered by Cartoon Network, Asia’s leading kids entertainment brand.”

Gita Wirjawan, Chairman of The MAJ Group, added: “We are proud to be Turner’s partner of choice in bringing the Cartoon Network experience to Bali and game-changing the entertainment industry landscape in Indonesia. The new park will enhance the development of The MAJ Nusa Dua complex which will offer a full-suite of leading hospitality and entertainment choices for the whole family. Furthermore, it will further cement Bali as the premier family destination in Asia and one of the world’s top tourist locations.”

This will be Indonesia’s first ever park to partner with an international brand, and it will be Cartoon Network’s first with both indoor and outdoor attractions. The whole environment will be brought to life by live entertainment and performances featuring characters from shows such as Ben 10, We Bare Bears, The Powerpuff Girls and Adventure Time.

The announcement was made today (June 6) at IAAPA’s Asian Attractions Expo 2018 in Hong Kong. Other Cartoon Network-branded projects licensed by Turner International include Cartoon Network Amazone in Thailand, IMG Worlds of Adventures in Dubai, Amaazia in India and Cartoon Network Wave cruise liner in Asia Pacific.

About The MAJ Group and The MAJ Nusa Dua

The MAJ Group is the real-estate and hospitality investment platform of Ancora Group, a diversified investment group based in Jakarta, Indonesia. It owns and operates various hospitality destinations in Indonesia, including The MAJ Nusa Dua tourism complex in Bali which includes multiple world-class luxury resorts and an award-winning golf course, Bali National Golf Club (2018 Golf Digest Editors’ Choice Award for Best International Resorts – Indonesia).

http://www.turner.com/pressroom/turner-maj-group-open%C2%A0cartoon-network-entertainment-park-bali