Boomerang USA Streaming Service Acquires Rights To New Wind In The Willows Animated Series

Boomerang USA Streaming Service Acquires Rights To New Wind In The Willows Animated Series

Boomerang USA Streaming Service Acquires Rights To New Wind In The Willows Animated Series

According to an exclusive story from The Hollywood Reporter, Turner USA’s and Warner Bros’ classic animation streaming service – Boomerang has acquired the U.S. rights to a brand new animated series adapted from the British children’s novel – The Wind in the Willows distributed by UK based Hoho Entertainment.

The new animated series is produced by animation industry veteran Martin Gates and Hoho’s producer and managing director – Oliver Ellis. The series will include a total of 52 episodes with a runtime of 11 minutes. Written in 1908 by Kenneth Grahame, the book follows the adventures of Mole, Rat, Badger and the wealthy and eccentric Mr. Toad. The book has been adapted into several TV series’ and movies (both animated and live action). More that 85 million copies of the book has been sold and it has been translated into 29 different languages.

Martin Gates is known for his work in the animation industry, which includes feature-length versions of children’s stories including The Ugly Duckling, Jack and the Beanstalk and The Snow Queen, it’s not his first time using Wind of the Willows as source material, he also produced a half-hour Christmas special based on the book called Mole’s Christmas, which was nominated for an International Emmy.

Martin Gates, the producer of the new animated series said:

“We have lived with this beautiful book for so long, it has become part of the fabric of our lives. Twenty years on, we feel the time is right to breathe new life into the stories for a whole new generation of children, rediscovering beloved old characters and introducing some new female ones including adventurous Squirrel, resourceful Rabbit and the scheming Chief Weasel. There are just so many more stories to tell.”

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/turner-owned-boomerang-nabs-rights-wind-willows-series-1044937

Teen Titans Go! Movie Premieres In The United States 27th July 2018

Teen Titans Go! Movie Premieres In The United States 27th July 2018

Teen Titans Go! Movie Premieres In The United States 27th July 2018

According to early reports from both Heroic Hollywood and The Hollywood Reporter (read bottom paragraph of linked article), Warner Bros. has announced that the previously untitled animated film set for release in the United States on 1st June 2018, which has now moved to 27th July 2018, is a movie based on Cartoon Network’s, DC Comics’ and Warner Bros. Animation’s Teen Titans Go! animated series.

There’s a lack of information at the moment, more will be posted later.

https://heroichollywood.com/teen-titans-go-summer-2018-release/

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/amp/heat-vision/it-movie-sequel-release-date-september-2019-1042845

Cartoon Network Mid July 2017 News In Brief

Cartoon Network Mid July 2017 News In Brief

Cartoon Network Mid July 2017 News In Brief

The Jetsons Live Action TV Show Coming Soon?

There has been reports that a live-action TV show based on the futuristic Hanna-Barbera classic animated sitcom – The Jetsons is in production, Warner Bros. has yet to release an official statement regarding the production, but reports from The Verge and IGN suggest that Robert Zemeckis and Gary Janetti will serve as executive producers on the rumoured production. The Jetsons recently featured in a WWE crossover animated production – The Jetsons & WWE: Robo-WrestleMania! which was released straight to home video earlier this year. Also according to an article by The Hollywood Reporter in May 2017, a Jetsons animated movie is also planned, the co-director of Shrek 2 and director of Monsters vs. Aliens, and Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted – Conrad Vernon will be directing the motion picture.

http://uk.ign.com/articles/2017/07/03/the-jetsons-to-become-live-action-tv-series-robert-zemeckis-producing

https://www.theverge.com/2017/7/2/15911420/the-jetsons-live-action-series-warner-bros-development

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/heat-vision/jetsons-movie-nabs-sausage-party-director-1007510

Turner Kids Channels No.1 Viewing Ratings In Italy During June 2017

According to Italian media website mediacomunicazione.net, Turner’s children’s channels (Cartoon Network and Boomerang) were the best performing group of pay-TV children’s channels in Italy last month (June 2017). Cartoon Network in Italy was the top performing pay-TV children’s channel for kids aged between 4 to 14 years old last month and has performed well during the first six months of 2017.

http://mediacomunicazione.net/2017/07/06/giugno-turner-1-editore-kids-pay/