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/

Toonami India To Air Hindi Language Programming Block From 22nd August

Toonami India To Air Hindi Language Programming Block From 22nd August

Toonami India To Air Hindi Language Programming Block From 22nd August

Action animation and Japanese anime channel, Toonami India will be airing a Hindi language programming block every day between 6pm and 8pm from Monday 22nd August. At present, Toonami India only airs in English. The programming block will feature episodes of Superman: The Animated Series, Justice League: Unlimited, Teen Titans (Original), Green Lantern and Avengers: Earth’s Mightiest Heroes.

Toonami France Now Available On Freebox

Toonami France Now Available On Freebox

Toonami France Now Available On Freebox

Today (03/05/2016), Turner Broadcasting System Europe has announced that Toonami France is now available on Freebox, an IPTV provider, on channel 109. The new distribution deal between Free and Turner means more animated action for Freebox subscribers, viewers will get to enjoy action-packed animation from DC Comics and Cartoon Network Studios, including Batman, Superman, Ben 10, Justice League, Green Lantern, Teen Titans and many more.

Between Thursday 19th May and Monday 23rd May, Freebox will be having a free preview of the Toonami channel. Toonami is available on a la carte basis on Freebox for €0.99 per month.

http://www.free.fr/freebox/television.html#themes