Cartoon Network Northern Europe’s Senior Vice President (UK and Nordics) Pierre Branco Interview Summary

Cartoon Network Northern Europe's Senior Vice President (UK and Nordics) Pierre Branco Interview Summary

Cartoon Network Northern Europe’s Senior Vice President (UK and Nordics) Pierre Branco Interview Summary

Today (28th November), broadcast media news website – Advanced Television published their interview with Pierre Branco – the Senior Vice President of Turner Northern Europe (includes Cartoon Network UK and Cartoon Network Nordic). During the interview, Pierre talks about the channel’s animated content, its current distribution strategy and future plans.

On 17th September, Cartoon Network UK celebrated its 25th anniversary, Pierre mentions that for the past 25 years, kids in the UK have been raised watching Cartoon Network with the characters they know and love. He also mentions that there’s an exciting slate of original programming coming up during CN UK’s 25th anniversary year, the new programming forms part of CN’s continuing plans to further develop the channel.

Pierre was also asked about the original content and whether that the increase in content was response to online streaming rivals such as Netflix or Amazon producing their own animated shows, he responded by saying that original content has always been important to CN and its the reason why fans love the channel. Pierre also said that in a crowded media market, quality and original brands are important to both kids and adults as it allows content to stand out more among other content on other platforms. Pierre also claimed that the rise in online competition has helped the channel to evolve and to improve.

Pierre also mentions that new digital platforms have been an opportunity to engage with its target audience a lot more, whether its apps, games or licensed products. In addition to linear distribution on the Cartoon Network TV channel, CN has also been developing new IPs with interactivity in mind, such as The Heroic Quest of the Valiant Prince Ivandoe, the series not only aired on CN in some European countries, but it also offered an interactive online adventure experience. He also said that the linear channel will continue to be CN’s crown jewel, as it it’s a main point of entry for the channel’s fans and also to promote new shows such as Apple and Onion, Summer Camp Island and Craig of the Creek.

Pierre also mentions that Cartoon Network is currently the #1 Pay-TV Channel for kids in 2018 (to date), but to be successful for the next 25 years, CN will need to continue to entertain and surprise fans through great, imaginative storytelling and relatable, aspirational characters, from his point of view, the channel is a place where the creatives in the studio have the power behind the content. With CN’s recent increase in animated production investment, combined with its linear and digital strategy, and also the work and ideas by studio creatives, the channel will continue to be relevant for its fans. The way fans watch and enjoy Cartoon Network’s animated shows is constantly changing which is why its important that CN’s content should be enjoyed where it is accessed from.

Read the full interview on the link below:

https://advanced-television.com/2018/11/28/exclusive-cartoon-network-tv-still-primary-entry-point-to-our-content/

Cartoon Network EMEA’s And Sun Creature Studio’s The Heroic Quest of the Valiant Prince Ivandoe Receives Four Emile Awards 2018 Nominations

Cartoon Network EMEA's And Sun Creature Studio's The Heroic Quest of the Valiant Prince Ivandoe Receives Four Emile Awards 2018 Nominations

Cartoon Network EMEA’s And Sun Creature Studio’s The Heroic Quest of the Valiant Prince Ivandoe Receives Four Emile Awards 2018 Nominations

Yesterday (8th November), the European Animation Awards board announced the nominations for the 2018 Emile Awards in Athens, Greece. The EAA board has announced that Cartoon Network Studios Europe’s and Sun Creature Studio’s The Heroic Quest of the Valiant Prince Ivandoe has been nominated in four 2018 Emile Awards categories. The Heroic Quest of the Valiant Prince Ivandoe has received nominations in the Best Direction – In a TV/Broadcast Production, Best Storyboard – In A TV/Broadcast Production, Best Character Animation – In a TV/Broadcast Production and Best Background & Character Design – In a TV/Broadcast Production categories.

The Emile Awards celebrates excellence in the European animation industry, nominees can range from animated shorts from independent studios to full-scale mass-media productions. The inaugural Emile Awards were held in December 2017 in Lille, France. Last year Cartoon Network’s The Amazing World of Gumball received four nominations and won the award in the Best Writing in a TV/Broadcast Production category. The 2018 Emile Awards will be held on Friday 7th and Saturday 8th December at the Le Nouveau Siècle building complex in Lille, France.

https://www.regularcapital.com/2017/12/the-amazing-world-of-gumball-wins-emile-award-for-best-tv-writing/

List of all the categories with The Heroic Quest of the Valiant Prince Ivandoe nominations:

Best Direction – In a TV/Broadcast Production

Ariol – Dracuriol ​ – France | ​ Hélène Friren (director)
Ella, Oscar & Hoo – Nhooël, Nhooël​​ – France | ​ Emmanuel Linderer (director)
Esther’s Notebooks – The Hundred Years War ​ – France | ​ Riad Sattouf, Mathias Varin (co-directors)
Hey Duggee – The Space Badge ​ – United Kingdom | ​ Grant Orchard (director)
The Heroic Quest of the Valiant Prince Ivandoe ​ – Denmark | ​ Christian Bøving-Andersen, Eva Lee Wallberg (co-directors)

Best Storyboard – In A TV/Broadcast Production

A New Kind of Magic – A Fish out of Water ​ – France | ​ Stéphane Annette (storyboard artist)
Ella, Oscar & Hoo – The Treasure Map​​ – France | ​ David Berthier (storyboard artists), Emmanuel Linderer(storyboard supervisor)
Nate is Late – The Invaders ​ – France, Australia | J ​oseph Herbelin, Jeremy Guiter (storyboard artists), Edouard Kuchiman (storyboard supervisor)
The Heroic Quest of the Valiant Prince Ivandoe ​ – Denmark | ​ Kenneth Ladekjær, Eva Lee Wallberg (storyboard artists)
The Highway Rat​​ – United Kingdom | ​ Tim Dillnutt, Jeroen Jaspaert (storyboard artists)

Best Character Animation – In a TV/Broadcast Production

Ella, Oscar & Hoo – Nhooël, Nhooël​​ – France | ​ The animation team led by Emmanuel Linderer (director) and Erik Simon (animation supervisor)
Nate is Late – The Invaders ​ – France, Australia | Matthieu Giner, Mireille Tran (co-animators)
Rolling with the Ronks! – Take it to the field ​ – France | J ean-Christophe Dessaint (animator)
The Heroic Quest of the Valiant Prince Ivandoe ​ – Denmark | ​ Tina Lykke Thorn, Henrik Sønniksen, Mikkel Vedel & Eva Lee Wallberg (co-animators)
The Highway Rat​​ – United Kingdom | ​ Quentin Vogel (animator) & the Triggerfish animation team

Best Background & Character Design – In a TV/Broadcast Production

Ariol – Dracuriol ​ – France | ​ Caz Murrell, François-Marc Baillet, Marc Boutavant (co-designers)
Claude – Rampaging Robots​​ – United Kingdom | ​ Angeliki Charenia (designer), the Claude art team
Esther’s Notebooks – The Hundred Years War ​ – France | ​ Charlotte Cambon de Lavalette, Caz Murrell, Tom Viguier & Riad Sattouf (co-designers)
Petit Malabar – The Greedy Algae ​ – France | ​ Bastien Dupriez, Armelle Prunier, Nelly Blumenthal, Hélène Younous, Rémi Juillet (co-designers)
The Heroic Quest of the Valiant Prince Ivandoe ​ – Denmark | ​ Mikkel Sommer, Birk Von Brockdorff (co-designers)

Congratulations to show creators – Christian Bøving-Andersen and Eva Lee Wallberg for the Best Direction nomination; Kenneth Ladekjær and also Eva Lee Wallberg for the Best Storyboard nomination, Tina Lykke Thorn, Henrik Sønniksen, Mikkel Vedel and Eva Lee Wallberg for the Best Character Animation nomination and also Mikkel Sommer and Birk Von Brockdorff for the Best Background and Character Design nomination.

https://animationawards.eu/

https://animationawards.eu/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/EmileAwards2018AthensNomineesPRESSRELEASE.pdf

http://www.zippyframes.com/index.php/awards-prizes/european-animation-awards-nominees-2018

Cartoon Network UK Children’s BAFTA 2018 Nominations

Cartoon Network UK Children's BAFTAs 2018

Cartoon Network UK Children’s BAFTA 2018 Nominations

Today (22nd October), BAFTA (British Academy of Film and Television Arts), has announced their nominations for this year’s Children’s BAFTA Awards. This year, Cartoon Network has received a total of five nominations across five categories. Cartoon Network Studios Europe’s The Amazing World of Gumball has received a nominations in the children’s show writing and children’s comedy categories, plus a nomination for the show’s director, the amazingly talented Mic Graves.

The animated short-form and digital series – The Heroic Quest of the Valiant Prince Ivandoe has been given two nominations, one for Best International Children’s Show and for Best Digital Content. The Heroic Quest of the Valiant Prince Ivandoe is also produced by Cartoon Network Studios Europe and animated by Sun Creature Studios in Copenhagen, Denmark. Alongside the new animated series, Cartoon Network has also launched an interactive adventure incorporating the series, which features an interactive map of Ivandoe’s forest and also mini-games. The Children’s BAFTA nominated interactive website was developed in collaboration with Cartoon Network and London-based game development studio – Playerthree.

This year’s awards ceremony will be held at The Roundhouse in London on Sunday 25th November.

List Of All 2018 Children’s BAFTA Awards Categories With Cartoon Network Nominations:

Comedy

The Amazing World Of Gumball – Ben Bocquelet, Mic Graves, Sarah Fell – Turner/Cartoon Network
Grandpa’s Great Escape – Production Team – King Bert Productions/BBC One
Horrible Histories – Production Team – Lion Television/CBBC
So Awkward – Sally Martin, Ian Curtis, Anthony Macmurray – Channel X North/CBBC

Digital

CBBC Buzz – Andrew Swanson, Dominic Atherton, Dave Coulson – BBC Children’s in-house Productions For CBBC
Hey Duggee – The Counting Badge Production Team – Scary Beasties, BBC Studios, Studio AKA
Ivandoe: The Adventure Game – Eliana Sato, Matha Henson, Pete Everett – Turner/Playerthree
Pablo’s Art World Adventure – Grainne Mcguinness, Gavin Halpin – Paper Owl Films Ltd.

Director

Mic Graves – The Amazing World Of Gumball – Cartoon Network
Grant Orchard – Hey Duggee – CBeebies
Beryl Richards – Joe All Alone – CBBC
Adam Tyler – What Do You Mean I Can’t Change The World? – Truetube

International Animation

The Deep – Tom Tatlor, Trent Carlson, Steven Wendland – Dhx Media, Astark Productions, Technicolor/CBBC
The Heroic Quest Of The Valiant Prince Ivandoe – Christian Bøving-andersen, Eva Lee Wallberg, Daniel Lennard – Turner/Cartoon Network
Spongebob Squarepants – Stephen Hillenburg, Vincent Waller, Marc Ceccarelli – Nickelodeon Animation Studio/Nicktoons
Trollhunters – Rodrigo Blaas, Marc Guggenheim, Chad Hammes – Dreamworks Animation Television/Netflix

Writer

Tom Bidwell Katy – CBBC
Helen Blakeman Hetty Feather – CBBC
Writing Team The Amazing World Of Gumball – Cartoon Network
Writing Team – Horrible Histories – CBBC

http://www.bafta.org/children/awards/childrens-awards-nominations-2018