Annie Awards 2018 Cartoon Network Nominations

Annie Awards 2018 Cartoon Network Nominations

Annie Awards 2018 Cartoon Network Nominations

ASIFA-Hollywood has released their nominations list for the 45th annual Annie Awards which will be held on Saturday 3rd February 2018, at Royce Hall at UCLA in Los Angeles. The Annie Awards is an annual awards ceremony to honor exceptional animated productions and also honor individuals who have made significant contributions to the art of animation, an Annie Award is a highly regarded accolade for excellence in the field of animation.

Cartoon Network Studios’ We Bare Bears has been nominated in the “Best Animated Television/Broadcast Production For Children” category for the episode “Panda’s Art”, meanwhile Adult Swim has received three nominations in the same category for “Best General Audience Animated Television/Broadcast Production”, in the category, Rick and Morty has been nominated for the “Pickle Rick” episode, this year’s Robot Chicken Christmas special – “Freshly Baked: The Robot Chicken Santa Claus Pot Cookie Freakout Special: Special Edition” has also been nominated. The second episode of the final season of Samurai Jack “XCIII” has also been put forward for the award.

In terms of individual achievement award nominations, Cartoon Network has received two nominations, one for The Amazing World of Gumball and the other for The Powerpuff Girls. The voice of Gumball in The Amazing World of Gumball (from the end of The Copycats episode to present day) – Nicolas Cantu has been nominated for “Outstanding Achievement for Voice Acting in an Animated Television / Broadcast Production” for the episode “The Grades”. The Powerpuff Girls also receives a individual achievement nomination in the “Outstanding Achievement for Music in an Animated Television / Broadcast Production” category for the episode “Home, Sweet Homesick”, music in the episode was composed by Mike Reagan with lyrics by Bob Boyle.

Adult Swim’s and Cartoon Network Studios’ Samurai Jack has been nominated for three individual achievement awards, Craig Kellman has been nominated in the “Outstanding Achievement for Character Design in an Animated Television / Broadcast Production” category for his work on episode “XCVI”, Scott Wills has been nominated in the “Outstanding Achievement for Production Design in an Animated Television / Broadcast Production” category for episode “XCIII” and Paul Douglas has been nominated in the “Outstanding Achievement for Editorial in an Animated Television / Broadcast Production” category for episodes “XCIII”, “XCIV” and “XCIX”.

Rick and Morty episode writers Ryan Ridley and Dan Guterman have been nominated in the “Outstanding Achievement for Writing in an Animated Television / Broadcast Production” category for the episode “The Ricklantis Mixup”.

Warner Animation Group’s (owned by Turner’s sister company Warner Bros.) The Lego Batman Movie, has been nominated for three personal awards, the movie’s director – Chris McKay has been nominated for “Outstanding Achievement for Directing in an Animated Feature Production”, the voice of the Joker – Zach Galifianakis has been nominated for “Outstanding Achievement for Voice Acting in an Animated Feature Production”. David Burrows, Matt Villa and John Venzon have also been nominated in the “Outstanding Achievement for Editorial in an Animated Feature Production” category.

Cartoon Network Annie Awards 2018 Nominations

Best Animated Television/Broadcast Production For Children

We Bare Bears
Episode: Panda’s Art
Production Company: Cartoon Network Studios

http://www.annieawards.org/nominees/production-categories/best-animated-television-broadcast-production-for-children

Outstanding Achievement for Music in an Animated Television / Broadcast Production

The Powerpuff Girls
Episode: Home, Sweet Homesick
Production Company: Cartoon Network Studios
Composer: Mike Reagan
Lyricist: Bob Boyle

http://www.annieawards.org/nominees/achievement-categories/outstanding-achievement-for-music-in-an-animated-television-broadcast-production

Outstanding Achievement for Voice Acting in an Animated Television / Broadcast Production

The Amazing World of Gumball
Episode: The Grades
Production Company: Great Marlborough Productions Ltd (Cartoon Network EMEA)
Voice Actor: Nicolas Cantu
Character: Gumball

http://www.annieawards.org/nominees/achievement-categories/outstanding-achievement-for-voice-acting-in-an-animated-television-broadcast-production

Adult Swim Annie Awards 2018 Nominations

Best General Audience Animated Television/Broadcast Production

Rick and Morty
Episode: 303 – “Pickle Rick”
Production Company: Williams Street Productions

Robot Chicken
Episode: Freshly Baked: The Robot Chicken Santa Claus Pot Cookie Freakout Special: Special Edition
Production Company: Stoopid Buddy Stoodios

Samurai Jack
Episode: XCIII
Production Company: Williams Street/Cartoon Network Studios

http://www.annieawards.org/nominees/production-categories/best-general-audience-animated-television-broadcast-production

Outstanding Achievement for Character Design in an Animated Television / Broadcast Production

Samurai Jack
Episode: XCVI
Production Company: Adult Swim/Cartoon Network Studios
Character Design: Craig Kellman

http://www.annieawards.org/nominees/achievement-categories/outstanding-achievement-for-character-design-in-an-animated-television-broadcast-production

Outstanding Achievement for Production Design in an Animated Television / Broadcast Production

Samurai Jack
Episode: XCIII
Production Company: Adult Swim/Cartoon Network Studios
Production Design: Scott Wills

http://www.annieawards.org/nominees/achievement-categories/outstanding-achievement-for-production-design-in-an-animated-television-broadcast-production

Outstanding Achievement for Editorial in an Animated Television / Broadcast Production

Samurai Jack
Episode: XCIII, XCIV, XCIX
Production Company: Adult Swim
Nominee: Paul Douglas

http://www.annieawards.org/nominees/achievement-categories/outstanding-achievement-for-editorial-in-an-animated-television-broadcast-production

Outstanding Achievement for Writing in an Animated Television / Broadcast Production

Rick and Morty
Episode: 307 – “The Ricklantis Mixup”
Production Company: Williams Street Productions
Writer: Ryan Ridley
Writer: Dan Guterman

http://www.annieawards.org/nominees/achievement-categories/outstanding-achievement-for-writing-in-an-animated-television-broadcast-production

Warner Animation Group Annie Awards 2018 Nominations

Outstanding Achievement for Directing in an Animated Feature Production

The LEGO Batman Movie
Production Company: Warner Animation Group
Director: Chris McKay

http://www.annieawards.org/nominees/achievement-categories/outstanding-achievement-for-directing-in-an-animated-feature-production

Outstanding Achievement for Voice Acting in an Animated Feature Production

The LEGO Batman Movie
Voice: Zach Galifianakis
Character: Joker

http://www.annieawards.org/nominees/achievement-categories/outstanding-achievement-for-voice-acting-in-an-animated-feature-production

Outstanding Achievement for Editorial in an Animated Feature Production

The LEGO Batman Movie
Production Company: Warner Animation Group
Nominee: David Burrows
Nominee: Matt Villa
Nominee: John Venzon

http://www.annieawards.org/nominees/achievement-categories/outstanding-achievement-for-editorial-in-an-animated-feature-production

A full list of all the 45th Annie Awards nominations can be viewed on the link below:

http://annieawards.org/nominees/

Adult Swim At San Diego Comic Con 2017 Schedule And Events

Adult Swim At San Diego Comic Con 2017 Schedule And Events

Adult Swim At San Diego Comic Con 2017 Schedule And Events

Turner’s young adult entertainment brand and Cartoon Network’s sister brand – Adult Swim will also be hosting a series of panels, signings and other special events at San Diego Comic Con International 2017. All panels for Adult Swim shows will take place on Friday 21st July at the Indigo Ballroom at the Hilton Bayfront running from 12.15pm to 4pm. This year, there will be panels for four Adult Swim shows – The Jellies (a brand new animated series coming soon to Adult Swim), Rick and Morty (new episodes coming to Adult Swim from 30th July), Robot Chicken and Mike Tyson Mysteries.

Adult Swim’s main venue at this year’s Comic-Con is a fairground-like attraction called “Adult Swim On The Green”, featuring a Meatwad Dome 4D Experience, games and prizes, autograph signing sessions, streams and special new episode screenings at night, including a Toonami Pre-Flight live stream from the convention. Adult Swim On The Green will be located behind the San Diego Convention Center, and will be open throughout the duration of the convention.

There will also be a special Rick and Morty event outside the Petco Park baseball stadium presented by the show’s creators – Justin Roiland and Dan Harmon on Saturday 22nd July, also the RickMobile (a vehicle shaped like Rick Sanchez from Rick and Morty) will be travelling around the city.

Adult Swim San Diego Comic-Con 2017 Schedule: Panels

The Jellies!

Friday 21st July 2017 at 12.15pm – 1pm

Show creators Tyler, The Creator (Loiter Squad) and Lionel Boyce (Loiter Squad), producer Carl Jones (Black Dynamite), and actor Phil LaMarr (Samurai Jack) invite you to preview an exclusive look at their new animated series The Jellies!, premiering this year on Adult Swim. Moderated by Walter Newman, vice president of comedy development at Adult Swim.

Rick and Morty

Friday 21st July 2017 at 1.15pm – 2pm

Executive producers and co-creators Dan Harmon (Community) and Justin Roiland (Adventure Time), writer/producer Ryan Ridley (Community), and voice talent Sarah Chalke (Scrubs) and Chris Parnell (Archer), invite fans to an inside look at the highly anticipated third season of Rick and Morty, premiering this summer on Adult Swim. Moderated by Brian “Q” Quinn (Impractical Jokers).

Robot Chicken

Friday 21st July 2017 at 2.15pm – 3pm

Walkers and bawk-bawkers collide this year when the RC crew arrives with an exclusive sneak preview of the upcoming season including the Robot Chicken Walking Dead Special: Look Who’s Walking ! Co-creator/executive producer Matthew Senreich, executive producer/co-head writer Tom Root, executive producer/co-head writer Doug Goldstein, actor/writer Breckin Meyer (Franklin & Bash), writer/director Tom Sheppard, creator/writer/executive producer Robert Kirkman (The Walking Dead), and showrunner Scott M. Gimple (The Walking Dead) will be on hand for the fun, and who knows which surprise guests might “walker” onstage? Perhaps a guest who can write better puns than that. Moderated by Keith Crofford, senior vice president of production for Adult Swim.

Mike Tyson Mysteries

Friday 21st July 2017 at 3.15pm – 4:00pm

It was a unanimous victory last time, but Iron Mike Tyson is taking on Comic-Con again, and this rematch is sure to live up to all the hype. Currently in its third season of solving mysteries, the Mike Tyson Mystery Team has all-new episodes airing on Adult Swim. Join Mike Tyson, fellow voice cast member Rachel Ramras (The Looney Tunes Show), and producer Hugh Davidson (The Looney Tunes Show) for an exclusive look at upcoming episodes. Moderated by Matt Fowler, TV writer for IGN.

Adult Swim San Diego Comic-Con 2017 Schedule: Adult Swim On The Green: Signings and Events

Adult Swim On The Green: Located at Convention Way & 5th Ave Pier Behind the Convention Center

From Thursday 20th July to Sunday 23rd July at 1pm to 6pm.
Free, This event for people over 18 years old, signup here.

We’re back on the Green! Did you miss us? We missed you! Come spend a leisurely afternoon on the back of a ferocious beast gallivanting through It’s A Fish Hole, or get a six-minute mind massage from the upgraded Meatwad Dome 4D Experience – now with motion seats. We’ve got all new games, friends, prizes, fun, streams (of the live variety), motorized animals, a tarot card reader, dart throwing, a claw machine and shade. Play for glory and be rewarded accordingly! It’s going to be like a choose-your-own-adventure game in real life.

Adult Swim Signings, Adult Swim On The Green, Main Stage

Autograph signings will take place on Saturday 22nd July, the schedule is as follows:

Rick and Morty: – 12pm to 1pm
Robot Chicken: – 1.30pm to 2.30pm
The Jellies!: – 3pm to 4pm

*Wristbands required for all signings.

A limited number of wristbands will be given out on the Green beginning at 11.30am PST.
First come, first served

Streams on the Green

We’re beaming our streams directly into your dreams LIVE from Comic-Con. Come see FishCenter and the rest of the Adult Swim streams at Adult Swim On The Green, Wednesday – Sunday. If you’re stuck in line (or at home) watch us live from wherever you are at adultswim.com.

Nighttime on the Green

Nighttime is the right time to stare into our future. Come out and watch our latest episodes and pilots.

Toonami Pre-Flight

Thursday 20th July at 8pm – 10pm.
FREE, First come, first served, This event for people over 18 years old, lineup begins at 7pm.

Toonami Pre-Flight is bringing TOM and SARA to you live from Comic-Con! Get behind-the-scenes info from your hosts Jason Demarco, Gill Austin, Steve Blum (voice of TOM) and Dana Swanson (voice of SARA).

Adult Swim Presents: Things You’ve Never Seen

Friday 21st July at 8pm – 10pm.
FREE, First come, first served.

Do you want to see things you’ve never seen before? Of course you do. It’s going to be completely mind blowing. We promise. Blankets and surprises provided.

Adult Swim Events In Other Locations In San Diego

Adult Swim Presents: Rick and Morty

Saturday 22nd July at 7.30pm – 11pm.

FREE, First come, first served. This event for people over 18 years old, lineup begins at 7pm.
Located at The Park at Petco Park, Enter at East Village Gate.

Wubba-Lubba-Dub-Dub! Join us for an event so big we had to find more Green (we’re moving this one to Petco Park)! Have all life’s burning questions answered (no promises) at this special evening with creators Justin Roiland and Dan Harmon.

RickMobile

The #rickmobile is rolling all over San Diego all week long! Follow it on the interwebs to find out where we’ll be.

Free Rides

They say, “Set a fish free and he’ll give you a ride anywhere in the sea.” We’re taking that to heart this year with our FishCenter themed free ride mobiles. Find this fishy fascination for some much-needed leg rest.

Interested to find out what else is happening at this year’s San Diego Comic-Con?, check out the schedule on the official San Diego Comic-Con website:

https://www.comic-con.org/cci/programming-schedule

Adult Swim’s Official San Diego Comic-Con Schedule:

http://www.adultswim.com/presents/sdcc-17/

Information About Turner Upfront 2017

Information About Turner Upfront 2017

Information About Turner Upfront 2017

This Wednesday (17/05/2017), Turner Broadcasting System will be holding a 2017 upfront event at Madison Square Garden in New York City. The upfront is a special preview event for Turner’s upcoming programming for the next twelve months or so. As Cartoon Network USA already released their upfront info on 30th March (with the exception of Unikitty! which was announced last week), the upfront event mostly focuses on their news, general entertainment and sports brands (TBS, TNT, CNN, HLN, truTV, Adult Swim and Turner Sports), however the upfront is an opportunity to inform and to remind the press about Cartoon Network’s upcoming programming. The upfront will start at 10am and there will be an Adult Swim Upfront Party at 9pm at Terminal 5.

Reminder and Summary of Cartoon Network USA’s 2017-2018 Upfront

In 2017-2018, Cartoon Network USA will premiere five brand new shows, Apple and Onion, Craig of the Creek, Summer Camp Island, OK K.O.! Let’s Be Heroes and Unikitty!, this year so far, Cartoon Network USA has already premiered the new Ben 10 reboot and Cloudy with A Chance of Meatballs. OK K.O.! Let’s Be Heroes will premiere very shortly on Cartoon Network USA.

Apple and Onion follows the lives of the titular characters in the “big city of sophisticated food”, both Apple and Onion are new to the big city and are somewhat naïve but that doesn’t stop them from making friends and from enjoying their incredible adventure of life. Apple and Onion is created by George Gendi, a storyboard artist who worked on The Amazing World of Gumball during the show’s first season.

Craig of the Creek follows Craig and his two best friends, the show takes place at a creek where the rules of the outside world don’t apply, the place is a utopia for kids, filled with tree forts and dirt bike ramps. The adventure series is created by two former writers for Steven Universe – Matt Burnett and Ben Levin.

Summer Camp Island is about two friends, Oscar and Hedgehog at a magical summer camp where anything is possible, the show is created by British animation director – Julia Pott, known for her episode storywriting on Cartoon Network Studios’ Adventure Time.

OK K.O.! Let’s Be Heroes is about an endlessly optimistic boy named K.O., who levels up to be the best he can be in a computer-game beat-em’-up like universe of heroes, friends and challenging foes. The series is based on the pilot episode – OK K.O.! Lakewood Plaza Turbo and follows the animated shorts released online in 2016 and 2017. The show is created by Ian Jones-Quartey, former supervising director for Steven Universe.

Unikitty! follows the beloved character of the same name from The Lego Movie, and a whole cast of friends into the world full of adventure, excitement and dance parties. Unikitty is a cheerful character who wants to spread joyfulness and good vibes around her kingdom, but she explodes with anger when things don’t go her way. Unikitty! is animated by Warner Bros. Animation.

We Bare Bears, The Powerpuff Girls, Mighty Magiswords, Adventure Time, Teen Titans Go! and The Amazing World of Gumball have all been renewed for the 2017-2018 upfront season.

In the United States, Cartoon Network offers the most popular VOD (Video on-demand) content across all television and the channel has five out of the top 10 animated series for kids.

http://eventpress.turner.com/cartoon-network/

Cartoon Network USA’s 2017-2018 Upfront: https://www.regularcapital.com/2017/03/cartoon-network-usa-2017-2018-upfront/

Cartoon Network USA announces Unikitty! a Lego-themed animated series from Warner Bros. Animation: https://www.regularcapital.com/2017/05/cartoon-network-usa-announces-a-new-lego-animated-series-unikitty/

Adult Swim USA’s 2017-2018 Upfront

Ahead of the 2017 upfront, Turner has already released some Adult Swim upfront info. Coming soon to Adult Swim is a quarter-hour live-action comedy series aimed at millennials (Adult Swim’s current target audience and age group) called Mostly 4 Millennials, the comedy series will be a funny and exciting look into what makes the “More Greatest Generation” tick. Mostly 4 Millennials is created by Derrick Beckles (Totally for Teens, Hot Package) and executive produced along with Eric Andre (The Eric Andre Show). In terms of specials, Comedian and filmmaker Jena Friedman will also be having her very own 30-minute special on Adult Swim. The special will be about the current state of the United States of America, regarding issues related to politics, gender and culture. Jena Friedman has worked as a correspondent for National Geographic Explorer and Vice and as a field producer for The Daily Show with Jon Stewart and has written for Late Show with David Letterman.

https://www.turner.com/pressroom/adult-swim-announces-new-comedy-projects-jena-friedman-derrick-beckles-and-eric-andre

In terms of animation, Adult Swim will premiere a brand new quarter-hour show called The Jellies! and is created by Tyler, The Creator and Lionel Boyce. The show is about a family of Jellyfish, but focuses mostly on their 16-year-old human son Cornell. When Cornell learns that he was adopted at birth, he spirals out of control and he tries to “find himself”. The musical score is composed by Tyler, Tyler is also a voice actor on the show, along with Lionel Boyce, Phil LaMarr, Blake Anderson, AJ Johnson, Kevin Michael Richardson and many more.

Another animated show that will premiere on Adult Swim is Apollo Gauntlet, which is about a cop who gets transported to a futuristic medieval society, and with the help of a magical suit and a set of talking gauntlets, he’s able to fight crime exactly the way he wants under the alter-ego of “Apollo Gauntlet”. The quarter-hour animated adventure comedy series is created by Myles Langlois and is produced by MONDO’s animation studio, Six Point Harness and Mosaic.

Hot Streets is also another animated show that will premiere on Adult Swim. In Hot Streets, FBI Agent Mark Branski, his partner, his niece, and her dog, investigate supernatural phenomena. The quarter-hour animated science fiction adventure series is created by Brian Wysol (Rick and Morty, Robot Chicken). Seth Green, Matt Senreich, John Harvatine IV, and Eric Towner (Robot Chicken), Justin Roiland (Rick and Morty) and Wysol are serving as executive producers. Produced by Stoopid Buddy Stoodios.

From Monday 22nd May, Adult Swim will premiere season two of Neon Joe, Werewolf Hunter with a new episode airing each night at 12am ET/PT for five days. The show is about a retired Werewolf Hunter who runs a cocktail bar but due to some unpleasant situation at the bar, Joe has no choice but to get back into the werewolf hunting game.

http://eventpress.turner.com/adult-swim/

For more information about Turner Upfront 2017, click the link below:

http://eventpress.turner.com/