Cartoon Network SXSW 2017 Overview

Cartoon Network SXSW 2017 Overview

Cartoon Network SXSW 2017 Overview

Yesterday (13/03/2017), Cartoon Network hosted three different events at SXSW (South By Southwest) 2017 in Austin, Texas, so here’s a summary of everything Cartoon Network related at the media festival.

Cartoon Network: Creativity and Coding: Inspiring Future Innovators Panel

Cartoon Network’s first event at SXSW 2017 was a creativity and coding technology panel. The panel discussed the synergy of creativity and technology, especially the Scratch programming language coding platform, which combines drawings with simple programming commands which can be used to create animated stories. Minecraft was another example of combining creativity and technology that was mentioned at the panel. Minecraft is a sandbox/open-world adventure game where the player can practically build anything they can think of, the game also features command blocks and logic circuitry, these features in the game can be used for educational purposes; by chaining commands and building circuits, players can learn the fundamentals of programming and electronics. Last December, Cartoon Network USA assembled their very own STEAM (science, technology engineering, arts and mathematics) team, furthering their commitment to technology and the arts in the classroom.

The Cartoon Network: Creativity and Coding: Inspiring Future Innovators Panel was attended by Christina Miller, President of Cartoon Network and General Manager of Cartoon Network USA, Saxs Persson (From Mojang, creators of Minecraft), Mimi Ito (Professor in Residence and MacArthur Foundation Chair in Digital Media and Learning from University of California Irvine, also a member of Cartoon Network’s STEAM team) and Mitchel Resnick (LEGO Papert Professor of Learning Research and Head of the Lifelong Kindergarten Group at the MIT Media Lab, also a member of Cartoon Network’s STEAM team).

Powerpuff Yourself at Choose ATL Happy Hour

SXSW 2017 was an another opportunity for people to “Powerpuff” themselves, at the event, people were able to create their own Powerpuff Girl-like avatar and complete a personality test to find out what their “Powfactor” is – a personality trait which makes them unique.

Cartoon Network New New New New Screening

Cartoon Network’s screening event was the main and final event of their day at SXSW 2017. At the event, attendees got to enjoy never-before-seen sneak peeks on a large outdoor cinema screen. At the Cartoon Network New New New New Screening, there were sneak peeks of The Amazing World of Gumball, We Bare Bears, Teen Titans Go!, the upcoming Ben 10 reboot series which will premiere in the U.S. in April, and a special sneak peek of Cartoon Network’s upcoming show OK K.O.! Let’s Be Heroes. Greg Cipes (voice actor of Teen Titans Go!’s Beast Boy) appeared at the event as a special guest. To promote the big screening event, large balloons of Teen Titans Go! characters (Robin, Starfire, Raven, Beast Boy and Cyborg) were inflated to grab SXSW visitors’ attention.

https://twitter.com/CartoonNetPR
http://www.cartoonnetwork.com
http://www.cartoonnetworkstudios.com

Cartoon Network At SXSW 2017

Cartoon Network At SXSW 2017

Cartoon Network At SXSW 2017

Cartoon Network At SXSW 2017

Next Monday (13/03/2017), Cartoon Network USA will be hosting three events at SXSW (South By Southwest) media event in Austin, Texas. SXSW is an annual conglomerate of film, interactive media, and music festivals and conferences. At the SXSW festival, Cartoon Network will be hosting a special screening filled with exclusive sneak peeks, dance parties, trivia, prize giveaways and a very special surprise! Below is a timetable of all three Cartoon Network events running at the festival.

Cartoon Network: Creativity and Coding: Inspiring Future Innovators Panel

Venue: JW Marriott Austin Hotel, Salon E
Date and Time: Monday 13th March, 11am to 12pm
Badge Required

With Christina Miller, President of Cartoon Network and General Manager of Cartoon Network USA. Saxs Persson (From Mojang, creators of Minecraft), Mimi Ito (Professor in Residence and MacArthur Foundation Chair in Digital Media and Learning from University of California Irvine, also a member of Cartoon Network’s STEAM team) and Mitchel Resnick (LEGO Papert Professor of Learning Research and Head of the Lifelong Kindergarten Group at the MIT Media Lab, also a member of Cartoon Network’s STEAM team)

This panel will look at coding as a means to unlock creativity and innovative thinking that can be applied to all aspects of life. Speakers will address how – by engaging users at the intersection of creativity and technology – platforms like Scratch and Minecraft, and leading youth brands like Cartoon Network – are tapping into this generation’s inherent desire to shape their world – both digital and physical – in unique and powerful ways, with lasting benefit to them as individuals and the digital landscape overall.

http://schedule.sxsw.com/2017/events/PP68810

Powerpuff Yourself at Choose ATL Happy Hour

Venue: Maggie Mae’s, 323 East Sixth Street
Date and Time: Monday 13th March, 5.30pm to 7.30pm
Badge Required

Experience the new Powerpuff Yourself avatar maker and learn your Powfactor or the special ingredient inside everyone that empowers them to change the world.

http://www.chooseatl.com/sxsw

Cartoon Network New New New New Screening

Venue: Long Center For Performing Arts
Date and Time: Monday 13th March, 6pm to 8pm Concessions, 8pm Screening
Badge Not Required (Preliminary information suggested that a badge was required, this has now been changed)

Join Cartoon Network for NEW, NEW, NEW, NEW content from The Amazing World of Gumball, We Bare Bears, Ben 10 and Teen Titans Go! and a special sneak peek of Cartoon Network’s upcoming show OK K.O.! Let’s Be Heroes.

http://schedule.sxsw.com/2017/events/FS21204

An official list of all of Turner’s events can be viewed via the link below:

https://www.turner.com/sxsw-2017

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.