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 Screening At SXSW 2017

Cartoon Network Screening At SXSW 2017

Cartoon Network Screening At SXSW 2017

Cartoon Network USA will be hosting a special screening during the SXSW 2017 (South by Southwest) media event in Austin, Texas on Monday 13th March at 8pm at the Long Center for Performing Arts. The screening will feature never before seen episodes of The Amazing World of Gumball, We Bare Bears, Ben 10 and Teen Titans Go! and apparently there’s a big surprise too. A SXSW badge will be required for access to the screening.

SXSW is a major annual media event and is an amalgamation of film, interactive media and music festivals. At last year’s SXSW event, Cartoon Network USA hosted the world premiere of The Powerpuff Girls 2016 reboot as well as a pre-premiere party. Last year, Cartoon Network also hosted a creativity panel with Ian Jones-Quartey (creator of OK K.O.!: Let’s Be Heroes and former supervising director for Steven Universe), Julia Pott (Creator of Summer Camp Island), Kyle Carrozza (Creator of Mighty Magiswords), Pete Browngardt (Creator of Uncle Grandpa and Secret Mountain Fort Awesome) and Rob Sorcher (Chief Content Officer at Cartoon Network). Cartoon Network also hosted a joint panel with Lego about their on-going content collaboration with shows such as Ninjago: Masters of Spinjitzu and Nexo Knights.

http://2017.do512.com/events/2017/3/13/cartoon-network-screening-official

Blog posts about last year’s SXSW Cartoon Network events:

https://www.regularcapital.com/2016/03/sxsw-festival-powerpuff-girls-reboot-world-premiere-tonight/

https://www.regularcapital.com/2016/03/other-cartoon-network-events-happened-at-sxsw-this-week/

Cartoon Network USA Steven Universe Out Of This World Special Starts 30th January

Cartoon Network USA Steven Universe Out Of This World Special Starts 30th January

Cartoon Network USA Steven Universe Out Of This World Special Starts 30th January

Starting from Monday 30th January, Cartoon Network USA will be taking its viewers on a journey into space with brand new episodes of Steven Universe. The four night programming event is entitled “Out Of This World” and a brand new episode will air on each evening at 7pm ET/PT running from Monday 30th January until Thursday 2nd February. Starting off the special event, two new episodes will air on Monday 30th January – “Steven’s Dream” and “Adventures in Light Distortion”.

In “Out Of This World”, Steven is about to embark on his greatest adventure yet, his dad, Greg, has been kidnapped and has been taken into space, it’s up to Steven and the Crystal Gems to save him.

Episodes That Will Air During The Special Programming Event:

January 30th 2017: Steven’s Dream, Adventures in Light Distortion – 7.00 pm ET/PT

January 31st 2017: Gem Heist – 7.00pm ET/PT

February 1st 2017: The Zoo – 7.00pm ET/PT

February 2nd 2017: That Will Be All – 7.00pm ET/PT

http://steven-universe.wikia.com/wiki/Out_of_This_World