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 News In Brief Early February 2016

Cartoon Network News In Brief Early February 2016

Cartoon Network News In Brief Early February 2016

Jack is Back: Samurai Jack Toonami USA Teaser Promo

Adult Swim USA has uploaded a teaser promo for Samurai Jack season five, the promo is also airing on Adult Swim. In the promo, we see Jack in a rainstorm in the cover of darkness holding his sword and then, a sudden flash of lightning reveals his face, the only text in the promo (with exception to “Adult Swim” on the endboard of course) is “Jack’s Back” and “03/11/2017”. 03/11/2017 (USA date format) or 11/03/2017 (International date format), is the date the new season will premiere.

Don’t Call Me Princess Programming Event On Cartoon Network France

All next week, Cartoon Network France will be having a Don’t Call Me Princess (French title: M’Appelle Pas Princesse) programming event, airing Monday to Friday from 10.45am. Don’t Call Me Princess features the best episodes featuring the girls of Cartoon Network, including Princess Bubblegum and Marceline in Adventure Time, The Crystal Gems in Steven Universe, Nicole and Anais from the Amazing World of Gumball and Starfire and Raven in Teen Titans Go!

Cartoon Network UK Live Q&A With Mighty Magiswords Creator Kyle Carrozza

Cartoon Network UK will be having a Live Q&A session with the creator of Cartoon Network’s latest show – Mighty Magiswords which is coming to the UK very soon. The Q&A session will take place on Cartoon Network UK’s Facebook page next Wednesday, this will be an opportunity to ask any questions about the show or the creator. This will be Cartoon Network UK’s first ever Facebook Live Q&A session. Don’t know much about the show yet? Then check out the brand new Mighty Magiswords microsite at http://mightymagiswords.cartoonnetwork.co.uk/, the site has biographies of all of the main characters from the show, information about the some of the magiswords featured in the show, watch video clips and explore the land of Lyvsheria. Cartoon Network UK will start airing minisodes of Mighty Magiswords from Saturday 11th February at 9am.

https://www.regularcapital.com/2017/01/cartoon-network-uk-brief-news-update-mighty-magiswords-minisodes/