Mighty Magiswords To Become A Full Length Linear Series

Mighty Magiswords To Become A Full Length Linear Series

Mighty Magiswords To Become A Full Length Linear Series

After the success of the Mighty Magiswords’ micro-format animated series, Cartoon Network USA announced today (13/06/2016) that the short-form fifteen-second show will become a full-length animated series. Debuting last year on the Cartoon Network Anything app, this animated comedy adventure about a brother and sister team of warriors will now become a full-length linear series.

Inline with the upcoming TV series, almost 400 pieces of original content have been developed, including shorts, vlogs, web and mobile games, and interactive narrative content – including interactive technology allowing fans to participate in the’s show’s world and collect their favorite swords.

Mighty Magiswords was created by Kyle A. Carrozza and is produced at Cartoon Network Studios in Burbank, California, USA. Mighty Magiswords debuts this autumn on Cartoon Network USA and will join Cartoon Network’s already popular animated programming including Adventure Time, The Powerpuff Girls, Teen Titans Go!, We Bare Bears, Clarence, Regular Show, The Amazing World of Gumball and Steven Universe.

Mighty Magiswords is an example of a new approach by Cartoon Network to develop a new animated show, by providing an interactive or/and short-form video experience, followed by or/and alongside a television series using viewer/user interactivity from the digital experience to help develop the show.

From The Turner USA Press Release:

Cartoon Network, recently named one of the most innovative media companies by Fast Company, continues to redefine content and the fan experience with the evolution of its latest franchise, Mighty Magiswords.

Debuting last year on the Cartoon Network Anything micro-network as a 15-second interactive series, this comedy adventure about a brother and sister team of warriors will now be a full-length linear series launching this fall as part of a connected content ecosystem, giving fans deeper engagement across platforms with the characters and their quest for swords.

Concurrent with the upcoming TV series production, almost 400 pieces of platform-specific original content have been custom developed, including shorts, vlogs, web and mobile games, and interactive narrative content – and all will be enhanced with proprietary technology allowing fans to participate in the world and collect their favorite swords.

“Mighty Magiswords has been an incredible journey, starting as a simple interactive digital product and organically developing into a true multi-story world,” said Chief Content Officer, Rob Sorcher. “Expect Magiswords to continue expansion in tech and content, with new ways for the audience to participate, contribute, play, watch and collect.”

Cartoon Network will begin to introduce the expanded concept to fans this summer through a series of character-driven shorts, a web game and on-air spots.

Created by Kyle A. Carrozza and produced at Cartoon Network Studios in Los Angeles, Mighty Magiswords debuts this fall and will join Cartoon Network’s already powerful slate of hit programming including Adventure Time, The Powerpuff Girls, Teen Titans Go!, We Bare Bears, Clarence, Regular Show, The Amazing World of Gumball and Steven Universe.

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Other Cartoon Network Events At SXSW This Week

Other Cartoon Network Events At SXSW This Week

Other Cartoon Network Events At SXSW This Week

The Powerpuff Girls reboot pre-premiere party and screening weren’t the only events Cartoon Network arranged at SXSW (South By Southwest Festival) this week, on Thursday 17th March, Cartoon Network hosted a panel at the Austin Convention Center called “Cartoon Network: Disrupting with Post-Its and Pencils”, featuring Ian Jones-Quartey (Animator/Supervising Director for Steven Universe, creator of the Lakewood Plaza Turbo animated short), Julia Pott (Creator of Summer Camp), Kyle Carrozza (Creator of Mighty Magiswords), Pete Browngardt (Creator of Uncle Grandpa) and Rob Sorcher (Global Content Officer for Cartoon Network). The panel humorously explained that the use of pencils and Post-it notes to draw ideas helps with creativity and is influencing the future of storytelling. Cartoon Network is known for its Emmy and Peabody Award-winning formula by putting creators first, encouraging digital collaborations, and having a high level of flexibility in creativity.

http://schedule.sxsw.com/2016/events/event_PP53331

On Monday 12th March, Cartoon Network and Lego hosted a joint panel, this is to reflect on the current collaboration and partnership between Cartoon Network and Lego, with shows such as Ninjago: Masters of Spinjitzu, Mixels and Lego: Nexo Knights. Jill Wilfert (Vice President of Licensing and Entertainment at Lego), Michael Moynihan (Vice President of Marketing at Lego), Michael Ouweleen (Cartoon Network’s Chief Marketing Officer) and Tramm Wigzell (Vice President of Multi Platform Development for Cartoon Network Studios) were present at the panel.

http://schedule.sxsw.com/2016/events/event_PP53229