Cartoon Network UK And Cartoon Network Africa Buys Wishfart Broadcasting Rights

Cartoon Network UK And Cartoon Network Africa Buys Wishfart Broadcasting Rights

Cartoon Network UK And Cartoon Network Africa Buys Wishfart Broadcasting Rights

Cartoon Network UK and Cartoon Network Africa has acquired the broadcasting rights for the surreal animated comedy – Wishfart from Canadian distributor – Bejuba! Entertainment. Wishfart was commissioned by Teletoon Canada (owned by Corus Entertainment who are also the operators of Cartoon Network Canada) and is produced by Wishfart Productions. Created by Dan Williams, Lienne Sawatsky and John Hazlett, the animated series follows the life of a teenage leprechaun with new-found wish-granting powers, his friends include a Japanese ghost girl named Akiko and a talking puffin.

As part of the deal with Bejuba!, Turner UK and Turner Africa now have the rights to air 40 Wishfart episodes, each episode has a runtime of eleven minutes. Wishfart also airs on UK free-to-air children’s channel – CITV (Children’s Independent Television), Turner has also acquired the broadcasting rights for the show in Israel.

Wishfart will premiere on Cartoon Network Africa on 1st January 2018, new episodes air Monday to Friday at 12.05pm CAT and repeated on weekends at 06.10am CAT. As of yet, it’s not known when the show will premiere on Cartoon Network UK.

https://www.c21media.net/bejuba-grants-cn-wishfart/
http://kidscreen.com/2017/12/04/cartoon-network-takes-wishfart-wide/

http://bejuba.com/

Cartoon Network USA Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs The Series Fully Premieres 6th March

Cartoon Network USA Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs The Series Fully Premieres 6th March

Cartoon Network USA Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs The Series Fully Premieres 6th March

As mentioned in the updated Cartoon Network USA February 2017 Highlights blog post (which also overhangs into early March), a sneak peek of the upcoming Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs animated series will air on Cartoon Network USA on Monday 20th February at 6.30pm ET/PT (or see it first on the Cartoon Network App). The new animated series will fully premiere on Cartoon Network USA on Monday 6th March at 5.30pm ET/PT.

The new series is a prequel to the popular movie franchise (Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs and Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs 2), of a which a young Flint Lockwood has ambitions to become a respected scientist and inventor and his friend Sam Sparks has ambitions to become a meteorologist. As this series is a prequel, the events in the new show will take place before the crazy moment when food fell from the sky in Swallow Falls, a town that used to depend on sardines for its economic output. The new animated series also features many of the characters from the film including Flint’s dad, Tim; Flint’s lab assistant, Steve the monkey; Earl, the school’s busiest teacher; Manny, the head of the school’s audiovisual department; Brent, the local teenage celebrity and captain of the mascot team; and Mayor Shelbourne.

The new animated series is produced by Sony Pictures Animation in association with Teletoon (Corus Entertainment) in Canada, with DHX Media owning global television, merchandising, and non-US home entertainment distribution rights. The new show will soon air on Boomerang’s international feeds across Europe, Middle East and Africa, Latin America and the Asia-Pacific regions. Initially, 26 episodes have been produced, with each episode being 22 minutes in length.

Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs The Series Sneak Peek

Flint Lockwood unveils his newest invention to help him take out the garbage!

http://www.dhxmedia.com/newsreleases/dhx-media-and-sony-pictures-animation-taking-cloudy-with-a-chance-of-meatballs-to-television/

http://www.sonypictures.com/corp/press_releases/2016/06_16/062016_spaslate.html

Cracké To Premiere On Boomerang Across Europe

Cracké To Premiere On Boomerang Across Europe

Cracké To Premiere On Boomerang Across Europe

French Canadian animation studio, Squeeze Animation have announced that their latest 3D CGI animated show – “Cracké” will start to premiere on different versions of Boomerang across Europe from October. Turner has purchased the broadcasting rights for Boomerang UK and Ireland, Germany, Italy and the Portuguese language feed.

The new animated show is a slapstick comedy that is about a clumsy (and ironically overprotective) ostrich named Ed, who tries to protect his beloved eggs, but he always gets himself and his eggs in tricky and dangerous situations. Season two of “Cracké” is currently in development. Cracké has aired on Cartoon Network Brazil, and Cartoon Network Canada’s associate channel – Teletoon.

Denis Doré, Squeeze’s president and co-founder says that the international spread of the show has inspired Squeeze to develop Cracké season two:

“It’s always an amazing feeling to realize that our original characters will have the chance to make people laugh, no matter where they come from, or where they live!, Seeing that Cracké can travel the world gives our team a wonderful boost of energy for the second season’s creative process that is well under way!”

http://www.animationmagazine.net/tv/boomerang-shells-out-for-multi-territory-cracke-deal/