Cartoon Network UK 25th Anniversary Party In London Last Night 13th September 2018
To celebrate Cartoon Network UK’s 25th Anniversary next Monday (17th September), the channel held a special birthday party in London and invited members of the media industry (including children’s magazine – Mega Magazine and media planning company – Guerillascope) and also a bunch of celebrities. Ashley Roberts (ex-Pussycat Dolls member), Camilla Kerslake (classical singer), Chris Robshaw (former England Team Rugby Captain), Joel Dommett (comedian and actor), Pips Taylor (TV Presenter) and Vanessa White (ex-The Saturdays pop group member) were all invited to the special party.
The party even had a large ball pit and a elaborately decorated cake featuring Cartoon Network characters including The Powerpuff Girls; The Watterson family from The Amazing World of Gumball; Rigby and Benson from Regular Show, Dexter from Dexter’s Laboratory, Apple from Apple and Onion; Finn, Jake and Lady Rainicon from Adventure Time, Johnny Bravo and the three bears from We Bare Bears – Grizz, Panda and Ice Bear.
Pixelatl 2018 Cartoon Network Latin America Overview: Villainous Pilot Teaser Trailer, El Bosque Olvidado Wins CN Pitch Competition, Toontorial Coming To Cartoon Network Latin America In October
Yesterday (8th September) was the final day of the Pixelatl 2018 animation, video games and comics festival in Cuernavaca, Mexico, so here’s an overview of the Cartoon Network Latin America related events that happened this week at the festival.
Villainous Panel: Villainous Without Limits: Something Villainous This Way Comes!
Yesterday (8th September), was the panel for Cartoon Network Latin America’s animated shorts series – Villainous, featured in this year’s panel was a teaser trailer for the much-anticipated teaser trailer. Despite only being targeted for Latin American audiences for the time being, popularity of the series has spread worldwide, including the United States and as far as South Korea and Japan. Attending the panel was the show’s creator – Alan Ituriel, the show’s production crew from A.I. Animation Studios and also Cartoon Network Mexico producer – Humberto Cervera. The panel was an opportunity for fans to ask questions about the show, fans were also given paper cut-out masks featuring Black Hat, Demencia and 5.0.5. character designs.
Afterwards on Saturday was the Toontorial panel with show creator – Axur Eneas. The show was the winning pitch at last year’s Cartoon Network pitching competition at Pixelatl – Pitch Me Evolution. Toontorial features humorous animated tutorials for simple everyday tasks but made ridiculously over-complicated and unnecessary, an given example is finding a cyclops to open a can of beans. The brand new animated shorts series is made by animation studio – Cinema Fantasma. At the panel, it was announced that Toontorial will premiere on Cartoon Network Latin America on Saturday 6th October and a new episode will air every two weeks.
El Bosque Olvidado (The Forgotten Forest) wins Cartoon Network’s Girl Power: Pitch Me The Future Show Pitch Competition
Madelein Treviño’s El Bosque Olvidado (English: The Forgotten Forest) has won this year’s Cartoon Network pitching competition at Pixelatl – Girl Power: Pitch Me The Future. The pitching competition was an opportunity for female animators and creators living in Latin America to pitch their original show ideas to Cartoon Network. The competition’s finalists had the chance to pitch their ideas in-front of Cartoon Network executives at the festival.
¡Me encantó poder participar en Pitch Me The Future y me encantaron los proyectos de todas! 💜 ¡Muchísimas felicidades al proyecto ganador: El Bosque del Olvido! 🎉 #Pixelatl2018pic.twitter.com/uyxyWdZUg6
Ideatoon 2016 winner – Ivanobich Verduzco – The creator of Cartoon Network Latin America’s recently premiered short-form animated series – Viking Tales gave a talk about the show’s development at the festival.
Adult Swim’s Rick And Morty And Robot Chicken Win Creative Arts Emmy 2018 Awards
Last night (8th September) was the first night of the Creative Arts Emmy Awards 2018 ceremony at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, at this year’s awards, Cartoon Network’s young adult entertainment brand – Adult Swim walked away with two awards, with the popular animated series – Rick and Morty winning the “Outstanding Animated Program” award for the episode – Pickle Rick and the stop-motion animated comedy – Robot Chicken winning the award for “Outstanding Short Form Animated Program” for last year’s Christmas special – “Freshly Baked: The Robot Chicken Santa Claus Pot Cookie Freakout Special: Special Edition”.
In the “Outstanding Animated Program” category – Rick and Morty beat Disney XD’s Big Hero 6: The Series special episode – Baymax Returns, FOX’s Bob’s Burgers, FOX’s The Simpsons and Comedy Central’s South Park. Meanwhile in the “Outstanding Short Form Animated Program” category, Robot Chicken beaten Cartoon Network’s daytime family-friendly shows such as Adventure Time, Steven Universe, We Bare Bears and Teen Titans Go!.
Congratulations to Robot Chicken show creators – Seth Green and Matthew Senreich and also the production teams at Stoopid Buddy Stoodios and Williams Street/Adult Swim. Also, congratulations to Rick and Morty creators – Justin Roiland and Dan Harmon and to their production teams at Rick and Morty, LLC and also Williams Street/Adult Swim. At present, the only outstanding category that has received an Adult Swim nomination is “Outstanding Creative Achievement In Interactive Media Within A Scripted Program” for the Rick and Morty themed virtual reality game – Virtual Rick-ality, the winner of this category will be announced tonight (9th September).
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