Cartoon Network UK’s A Whale’s Tale Animated Short For The Hope Works Project Released Today 20th November

Cartoon Network UK's A Whale's Tale Animated Short For The Hope Works Project Released Today 20th November

Cartoon Network UK’s A Whale’s Tale Animated Short For The Hope Works Project Released Today 20th November

Cartoon Network UK’s animated short for the Hope Works Project – “A Whale’s Tale” was released online today (20th November) and can now be viewed on Cartoon Network UK’s YouTube channel or on Hope Works’ YouTube channel. The purpose of the animated short is to educate children about the effects of marine pollution. The Hope Works Project works with the biggest broadcasters around the world and Unicef (the United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund). The Hope Works project aims to reawaken a generation’s hope through 12 films and resources. The films, each with a different theme, were created to inspire the values of kindness, tolerance and understanding in children around the world. All twelve films were released today, which is known as World Children’s Day. Hope Works is the creation of Lucy Murphy, head of kids’ content at Sky, and Alison Stewart, former head of production at BBC’s preschool channel – CBeebies.

In “A Whale’s Tale”, a whale under the sea tries to help smaller creatures who are struggling with plastic waste. On land, a young boy seeks help to clear the sea in his area, but neither the boy or the whale can succeed on their own. Boats and fishermen come to the boy’s aid to help clean the sea. The animated short was animated by Blue-Zoo Productions in London for Cartoon Network UK. Blue-Zoo has previously worked with Cartoon Network EMEA on various television presentation projects, including the The Amazing World of Gumball Song “clockwork machine” promo.

https://www.blue-zoo.co.uk/animation/gumball-machine/

https://www.blue-zoo.co.uk/animation/cartoon-network-christmas-village/

A Whale’s Tale Credits:

Written and directed by Robin Celebi & Giovanna Utichi
Original story by Giovanna Utichi
Executive Producer: Richard Kinning
Producer: Emma Healing

Animation studio: Blue Zoo

Artwork & Direction: Izzy Burton
Creative Producer: Lizzie Hicks
Producer: Damian Hook
Modelling: Emilie Browne, Pietro Licini & Jacopo Piccini
Lighting & rendering: Holly Bensley
Rigging: Leo Blackmur & Vasil Shotarov
Compositing: Izzy Burton, Nicholas Canticus & Joe Kinch
Animation: Mark Spokes, Dane Winn & Dagmara Ziemianska
Story Consultant: Ben Steer

Sound Design: James Clark & Clearcut Sound
Music Composition: Will Featherby, Kamal Kamruddin, Ben McAvoy, Sam McAvoy, Pete Yelland-Brown & WMP
Voice Over Artist: Tim Dann
Music Supervisor: Joseph Cullen & Cavendish Music

Follow the link below to view all twelve Hope Works film:

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCMewdq1hLq4GbE4KgpQ8nRA

https://www.blue-zoo.co.uk/feed/a-whales-tale/

Turner Renews Distribution Deal With Sky Deutschland

Turner Renews Distribution Deal With Sky Deutschland

Turner Renews Distribution Deal With Sky Deutschland

Today (4th September), Turner EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa) and the German division of British direct-to-home satellite pay-tv provider – Sky Deutschland have renewed their distribution deal. The carriage deal includes continued distribution of Cartoon Network and Boomerang in Germany and Austria on Sky’s TV platform, as well as TNT Film, TNT Series and TNT Comedy. The deal also includes VOD (Video-On-Demand) rights for Cartoon Network’s and Boomerang’s shows which are also accessible on Sky Deutschland’s child friendly streaming service app – Sky Kids. The deal also includes carriage of a HD version of TNT Film – TNT Film HD.

Manuel Kindervater, Vice President of Partner Channels at Sky Deutschland made this statement in regards with the new deal with Turner:

“Our focus is on presenting our customers with the highest quality content, The self-produced series, the films and the high-quality children’s programs of Turner stations are clearly one of them.”

Matthias Heinze, general manager of Turner Eastern Europe and Benelux also added:

“The new contract with our longtime partner Sky is an important step. We were not only able to jointly increase the distribution of some of our channels, but have long-term security.”

https://variety.com/2018/tv/global/sky-deutschland-turner-agree-new-channels-deal-1202925647/

https://info.sky.de/inhalt/de/medienzentrum_news_pr_04092018.jsp

https://www.broadbandtvnews.com/2018/09/04/sky-deutschland-to-keep-turner-channels/

https://www.sky.de/

Sky Kids App Now Available For Smartphones Watch Cartoon Network And Boomerang Shows On The Go

Sky Kids App Now Available For Smartphones Watch Cartoon Network And Boomerang Shows On The Go

Sky Kids App Now Available For Smartphones Watch Cartoon Network And Boomerang Shows On The Go

British satellite pay-TV broadcaster – Sky has now adapted their Sky Kids app for smartphone devices. Sky Kids is a VOD (Video on-demand) app for children’s television content, which also includes animated shows from Turner’s Cartoon Network and Boomerang. The app offers a child friendly environment with age appropriate programming. As the app is now compatible with smartphones (with exception to games and downloads at the moment, this is only accessible on tablets), it’s now easier to watch shows on the go without the need for a tablet.

The Sky Kids app is free to all Sky customers who already have the children’s channels as part of their subscription, the app offers an ad-free family-friendly environment and access to over thousands of episodes from Sky’s most popular children’s channels including Cartoon Network, Disney Junior, Boomerang, Nickelodeon and many more.

https://www.sky.com/watch/channel/sky-kids