Total DramaRama Renewed For A Second Season Coming Soon To Cartoon Network USA

Total DramaRama Renewed For A Second Season Coming Soon To Cartoon Network USA

Total DramaRama Renewed For A Second Season Coming Soon To Cartoon Network USA

Today (13th February), distributor CAKE Entertainment and Canadian TV production company Fresh TV has announced that the prequel to the popular Total Drama animated franchise – Total DramaRama has been renewed for a second season. The new episodes will continue to air on Cartoon Network USA as well as Teletoon in Canada. Like the other Total Drama series, Total DramaRama is created by Tom McGillis and Jennifer Pertsch. The prequel reintroduces the characters from the original Total Drama series – Total Drama Island as toddlers at a Daycare Centre but with fully formed teenaged personalities. London, UK based CAKE Entertainment is handling international distribution of Total DramaRama (along with the other previous Total Drama series). A premiere date for the show’s second season on Cartoon Network USA has yet to be announced.

Regarding the show’s second season renewal, Ed Galton, CCO and managing director at CAKE, said;

“Cartoon Network and TELETOON coming on board so soon after season one’s premiere is a true testament to the strong performance of the series. Congratulations to all the team at Fresh TV!”

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DHX Media’s Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs And Supernoobs Nominated For 2019 Canadian Screen Awards; Wishfart Also Receives Five Nominations

DHX Media's Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs And Supernoobs Nominated For 2019 Canadian Screen Awards; Wishfart Also Receives Five Nominations

DHX Media’s Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs And Supernoobs Nominated For 2019 Canadian Screen Awards; Wishfart Also Receives Five Nominations

DHX Media, the producers of two animated shows that air on Cartoon Network worldwide – Supernoobs and Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs have received Canadian Screen Awards 2019 nominations for both shows. Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs: The Series has been nominated in the “2019 Best Animated Program or Series” category, also the show’s composer – Steffan Andrews has been nominated in the “2019 Original Best Music, Animation” category specifically for the episode – “Something Fishy”. Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs has also been nominated twice in the “Best Performance, Animation” category for voice performances by Seán Cullen (voice of Tim Lockwood, Mayor Shelbourne and Old Rick) and Clé Bennett (voice of Earl Devereaux).

DHX’s Supernoobs has been nominated in the “Best Sound, Animation” category, credited to Mike Mancuso, Ryan Eligh, Joe Tetreau, Dante Winkler, Eric Mattar-Hurlbut and Paul Talbott.

Another Canadian animated show – Wishfart has been nominated three times in the same category for “Best Writing, Animation” for the episodes “Does This Please The Jigmaster” (written by Emer Connon), “Litterfools Ain’t Cool” (written by show creators John Hazlett, Lienne Sawatsky and Dan Williams) and “Aw, Man!” (written by Stephanie Kaliner). Wishfart has also been nominated in the “Best Direction, Animation” category, specifically for animation work by Jason Groh in the episode – “We Can Eat Sand”. The show has also been nominated in the “Best Sound, Animation” category, credited to Scott McCrorie for the episode – “We Are Cheetah Face!”. Wishfart has aired on Cartoon Network UK and Cartoon Network Africa.

The 2019 Canadian Screen Awards: Broadcast Gala will air live on CBC on Sunday 31st March at 8pm (9pm AT/9.30pm NT).

List Of All The Canadian Screen Awards Nominations For Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs, Supernoobs and Wishfart

Best Animated Program or Series

Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs
YTV (Corus Entertainment)
(DHX Media)
Mark Evestaff, Josh Scherba, Kirsten Newlands, Steven Denure, Ken Faier, Rick Mischel, Lesley Jenner, James Brown

Best Original Music, Animation

Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs – Something Fishy
YTV (Corus Entertainment)
(DHX Media)
Steffan Andrews

Best Performance, Animation

Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs
YTV (Corus Entertainment)
(DHX Media)
Clé Bennett

Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs
YTV (Corus Entertainment)
(DHX Media)
Seán Cullen

Best Sound, Animation

Supernoobs
Family Channel (DHX Media)
(DHX Media)
Mike Mancuso, Ryan Eligh, Joe Tetreau, Dante Winkler, Eric Mattar-Hurlbut, Paul Talbott

Wishfart – We Are Cheetah Face!
Teletoon (Corus Entertainment)
(Wishfart Productions Inc.)
Scott McCrorie

Best Writing, Animation

Wishfart – Does This Please The Jigmaster
Teletoon (Corus Entertainment)
(Wishfart Productions Inc.)
Emer Connon

Wishfart – Litterfools Ain’t Cool
Teletoon (Corus Entertainment)
(Wishfart Productions Inc.)
John Hazlett, Lienne Sawatsky, Dan Williams

Wishfart – Aw, Man!
Teletoon (Corus Entertainment)
(Wishfart Productions Inc.)
Stephanie Kaliner

Best Direction, Animation

Wishfart – We Can Eat Sand
Teletoon (Corus Entertainment)
(Wishfart Productions Inc.)
Jason Groh

A plain text version of all the 2019 Canadian Screen Awards nominations can be viewed on the link below:

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1IF1os0hZmhSquOf_-6DWmF9el3AL74N94fQsXNoWO58/edit

https://www.academy.ca/nominees/

Children’s Anime Series Bakugan Revived For A New Animated Series – Bakugan Battle Planet Coming Soon To Cartoon Network USA, Latin America, EMEA And Australia

Children's Anime Series Bakugan Revived For A New Animated Series - Bakugan Battle Planet Coming Soon To Cartoon Network USA, Latin America, EMEA And Australia

Children’s Anime Series Bakugan Revived For A New Animated Series – Bakugan Battle Planet Coming Soon To Cartoon Network USA, Latin America, EMEA And Australia

Toy company – Spin Master, Japanese anime production company – TMS, Canadian animation company – Nelvana and Cartoon Network have teamed up to revive the popular Bakugan franchise for a global relaunch. The franchise has been revived for its tenth anniversary. Bakugan originally launched in 2008 and became an international success with a popular animated series and toy range. The animated series – Bakugan Battle Brawlers had a run of four seasons, which aired on Cartoon Network in several countries worldwide (between 2007 and 2012), the series also had a successful toy range. Bakugan was named Toy of the Year and License Property of the Year in 2009. The Bakugan franchise will be managed by a joint production committee managing a coordinated project which will include toys and a toy-based animated series.

The new series named “Bakugan Battle Planet” will air in most territories where Cartoon Network is present including the United States, EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa), Latin America as well as Australia and New Zealand, the only notable exceptions are Canada and the rest of the Asia-Pacific region. In Canada, Bakugan Battle Planet will air on Teletoon (owned by Corus, who also own Nelvana and also operates Cartoon Network in Canada). The animated series is expected to premiere in North America in December 2018, and will premiere in Latin America and EMEA in 2019.

The new animated series will follow the adventures of Dan and his friends, who are the first kids on Earth to bond with the Bakugan – a mysterious race of alien creatures. Episode storylines will feature friendship as a major theme as well as battling and competition.

The Bakugan Battle Planet toy line will be very similar to the franchise’s previous incarnation but will also include new features that will bring together revolutionary card and app play. The new marble-like ball toys can instantly transform into multiple collectible characters when rolled over a magnetic card. The game will have different levels of difficulty ranging from beginner to advanced and will also allow the ability to compete against multiple opponents. The game will offer enhanced collectability because of the wide range of strategy options that are available to players.

The toy line will launch in North America and other select markets in the first quarter of 2019 and will be rolled out globally from the second quarter of 2019. Along with broadcasting rights, Cartoon Network Enterprises will be managing the product licensing program for Bakugan Battle Planet in all territories outside of Asia of which will be available at retail from 2019. In Asia, Takara Tomy will launch the toy line in Japan and TMS will manage the distribution of the toy range, animated series as well as the related licensing programme.

From The Spin Master Press Release: Spin Master Announces the Global Relaunch of “BAKUGAN” In Partnership with Cartoon Network, TMS Entertainment and Nelvana Limited

Spin Master Ltd. (TSX: TOY; http://www.spinmaster.com), TMS Entertainment Co., Ltd., and Nelvana Ltd., have announced an agreement in principle to relaunch the global hit “BAKUGAN”. Set to debut on the 10 year anniversary of the original series, the coordinated project also includes the development of toys, toy-linked TV animation and the formation of a joint production committee.

“BAKUGAN” originally launched in 2008 and quickly captured the imagination of children around the world. “BAKUGAN” became a global franchise, delivering multiple years of television content. “BAKUGAN” was named Toy of the Year and License Property of the Year in 2009.

The new series, “BAKUGAN Battle Planet”, will air on Cartoon Network in the US, Europe, Middle East & Africa, Latin America, Australia and New Zealand, and Teletoon in Canada. The animated series follows the adventures of Dan and his best friends, the first kids on Earth to bond with the mysterious alien creatures known as the Bakugan. With storylines themed around friendship, battling and competition combined with a new integrated toy line, “BAKUGAN Battle Planet” is anticipated to be one of the biggest and most dynamic franchises yet. In addition to the television series, additional short form content will be available online.

“BAKUGAN is a global legacy brand that aided in the evolution of Spin Master’s approach to entertainment and franchise development,” said Ronnen Harary, Co-Founder, Chairman and Co-CEO. “We are excited to be working with our global partners to relaunch BAKUGAN, bringing innovation, excitement and battling fun to children all over the world.”

The BAKUGAN Battle Planet toy line will retain the essence of what made the original toys so popular, with exciting new features that bring revolutionary card and app play. Innovative, all-new marble-like balls with ingenious technology instantly transform into multiple collectible characters when rolled over a magnetic card. The game will bring different levels of play, from beginner to advanced, and allow players to compete against multiple opponents. This will offer enhanced collectability due to its wide range of strategy options.

The toy line will be available in North America and other select markets in Q1, 2019 and will be rolled out globally beginning Q2 2019. The animated series will premiere in North America in December 2018, and Latin America and EMEA in 2019. The Bakugan licensing program, led by Cartoon Network Enterprises in all territories except Asia, will also be available at retail in 2019. In Asia, Takaratomy will launch the toy line in Japan and TMS will manage distribution of the toy, animated series and related licensing program.

For more information please visit http://www.bakugan.com.

About Spin Master

Spin Master (TSX:TOY; http://www.spinmaster.com) is a leading global children’s entertainment company that creates, designs, manufactures, licenses and markets a diversified portfolio of innovative toys, games, products and entertainment properties. Spin Master is best known for award-winning brands including Zoomer®, Bakugan®, Erector® by Meccano®, Hatchimals®, Air Hogs® and PAW Patrol®. Since 2000, Spin Master has received 96 TIA Toy of The Year (TOTY) nominations with 28 wins across a variety of product categories, including 13 TOTY nominations for Innovative Toy of the Year, more than any of its competitors. To date, Spin Master has produced six television series, including 2007 success Bakugan Battle Brawlers and current hit PAW Patrol, which is broadcast in over 160 countries and territories globally. Spin Master has 28 offices and employs over 1,700 people globally in Canada, United States, Mexico, France, Italy, United Kingdom, Russia, Slovakia, Poland, Germany, Sweden, the Netherlands, China, Hong Kong, Japan, Vietnam and Australia.

About TMS

TMS Entertainment Co., Ltd. (better known as TMS) is one of the world’s largest and most distinguished animation studios. TMS has won recognition from the international filmmaking industry for its highly-acclaimed animation, pioneering techniques and proud commitment to quality. With a dedicated team of development, production and design executives, TMS’s growing reputation is reflected by the versatility, artistry and originality of the programs the company has produced for international markets worldwide. Established in 1964, TMS has produced more than 200 features, and over 100 TV program series, with a total of 12,000 half hours for global distribution. TMS programs have attained worldwide recognition and TMS will continue to strive for excellence. Visit TMS at http://www.tms-e.com/english/.

About Nelvana Limited

Nelvana is Canada’s premier animation company and a world-leading producer and distributor of children’s content. Nelvana has delighted audiences around the globe for more than 40 years with a vast library of more than 4,000 episodes from original, award-winning series like Babar and Franklin. Nelvana’s content is distributed in more than 160 countries worldwide and broadcasts across Corus Entertainment’s suite of leading kids networks. Nelvana Enterprises, the global licensing and merchandising arm of Nelvana, manages the organization’s portfolio of in-house and third-party brands with offices in Toronto and Paris. Nelvana Studio, with offices in Toronto and Montreal, employs more than 300 Canadian artists working with local and international producers to create premium children’s content for a global stage. For more information, visit http://www.nelvana.com.

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