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.

Cartoon Network USA NBA All Star Code Your Story Mini Camp

Cartoon Network USA NBA All Star Code Your Story Mini Camp

Cartoon Network USA NBA All Star Code Your Story Mini Camp

To celebrate the 2017 NBA (National Basketball Association) All-Star Game, Cartoon Network USA, NBA Cares (the social responsibility division of the NBA) and 826National (a charity that helps young people with their creative writing skills) and Big Class (a New Orleans young writers non-profit organisation) teamed up to host a storywriting and coding 3-day mini-camp for 17 students (third, fourth and fifth graders) titled “Code Your Story”. The 3-day event has held at Sylvanie Williams College Prep (SWCP) in Central City, New Orleans, Louisiana.

At the mini-camp, kids got to create and animate their story by using the Scratch Programming Language, a simplified school-approved programming language that teaches kids the basics of computer programming. The students who took part in mini-camp received one-on-one tuition and support. Cartoon Network has offered graphical assets to the Scratch Foundation, which includes characters and backdrops from We Bare Bears and The Powerpuff Girls, by using these assets, kids can create their own stories by using their favourite cartoon characters.

Special guests that attended the coding event include basketball players Tim Frazier (New Orleans Pelicans), Ruth Riley (San Antonio Stars), voice actor Greg Cipes (Beast Boy from Teen Titans Go! and the original Teen Titans series) as well as executives from Cartoon Network and the NBA. Cartoon Network and the NBA teamed up to empower kids’ creativity with the use of STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics). Cartoon Network assembled a STEAM Board of Advisors last December which includes experts from MIT Media Lab, Lego, X and DIY Co. Cartoon Network has also donated $30 million towards President Obama’s Computer Science for All initiative, teamed up MIT Media Lab’s Scratch Foundation (where Cartoon Network president – Christina Miller serves as a board member), worked with DIY Co. and got involved with Google’s Made with Code initiative.

https://www.regularcapital.com/2016/12/cartoon-network-usa-assembles-science-steam-team/

http://www.broadwayworld.com/bwwtv/article/Cartoon-Network-NBA-Inspire-Kids-to-Code-Their-Story-for-NBA-All-Star-Weekend-20170217

https://www.scratchfoundation.org/

http://826national.org/

http://cares.nba.com/

Cartoon Network News In Brief Early December 2016

Cartoon Network News In Brief Early December 2016

Cartoon Network News In Brief Early December 2016

The Powerpuff Girls: Tiara Trouble USA DVD Release Tuesday 14th February

Cartoon Network will be releasing a Powerpuff Girls DVD on Tuesday 14th February, the DVD named “Tiara Trouble” will feature 12 memorable episodes from the newly rebooted series, this includes the episode “Once Upon a Townsville” which was nominated for an Emmy in the Outstanding Short Form Animated Program category, and “Viral Spiral,” the highest rated episode to date so far in the United States. The DVD will be on sale for $14.97 (SRP).

The Powerpuff Girls: Tiara Trouble Episode List:

Man Up
Escape-Monster Island
Princes Buttercup
The Stayover
Bubbles of the Opera
Painbow 2
Tiara Trouble
Viral Spiral
Horn Sweet Horn!
Strong Armed
Little Octi Lost
Man Up 2: Still Man-ing

http://www.awn.com/news/powerpuff-girls-soar-dvd-february-14

Adult Swim UK New Mini Animations to Air Tonight (09/12/2016)

The Adult Swim programming block on TruTV will air three new mini animations tonight (09/12/2016), including this new short animation by Peter Caires:

Adult Swim airs on TruTV UK (for a limited time only) every Friday from 11pm.

http://www.adultswim.co.uk/

The Amazing World of Gumball Assets Now Available For Scratch Programming Language

Cartoon Network USA have provided graphical assets including backgrounds and characters for use in THE Scratch Programming Language. With the Scratch Programming Language, kids are able to code and animated their own stories by selecting a set of instructions that interacts with the graphics on the screen. Cartoon Network USA set up their own STEAM (Science, Technology Engineering, Arts and Mathematics) advisory board to help organise their education-based initiatives, the news was announced as part of Computer Science Week (05/12/2016 to 11/12/2016). Cartoon Network has collaborated with MIT Media Lab’s Scratch Foundation to provide programming tutorials using characters from We Bare Bears and The Powerpuff Girls.

Cartoon Network Southeast Asia’s A Very Sunny Snowy Christmas

Cartoon Network Southeast Asia is a having a “Very Sunny Snowy Christmas”, Christmas specials of Cartoon Network’s shows including Regular Show, Adventure Time and The Amazing World of Gumball are available to stream on the Cartoon Network Southeast Asia website (http://www.cartoonnnetworkasia.com) and on the Cartoon Network Watch and Play mobile app.

Steven Universe Selected as Most Original Kids Show 2016

Apple’s online iTunes music and video service has selected Steven Universe as “Most Original Kids Show 2016” in its Best of 2016 list. Apple’s Best of 2016 celebrates the most popular apps, music, movies, TV shows, books and podcasts across the App Store, iTunes, Apple Music and iBooks.

http://www.apple.com/newsroom/2016/12/apple-unveils-best-of-2016-across-apps-music-movies-and-more.html