The Lego Ninjago Movie Now In Cinemas In The United States

The Lego Ninjago Movie Now In Cinemas In The United States

The Lego Ninjago Movie Now In Cinemas In The United States

This Friday (22/09/2017) was the U.S. premiere of The Lego Ninjago Movie which is based on Cartoon Network’s Lego Ninjago: Masters Of Spinjitzu 3D CGI animated series and the Lego toy range of the same name. Ninjago is a city under constant threat by Lord Garmadon (voiced by Justin Theroux), who happens to be the father of a young ninja named Lloyd (played by Dave Franco) and the husband of Koko, Lloyd’s mom (voiced by Olivia Munn).

Lloyd is under emotional stress because the citizens of Ninjago hate him due to his connection to his evil father, but Lloyd is a force for good and is a secretly a ninja with his friends Kai (Michael Peña), Jay (Kumail Nanjiani), Nya (Abbi Jacobson), Cole (Fred Armisen) and Zane (Zach Woods). Lloyd and his ninja friends eventually confronts his father in an epic showdown. Famous martial artist and actor, Jackie Chan stars as Master Wu in the movie, the mentor and master of the six ninja.

The Lego Ninjago Movie is the third movie in “The Lego Movie” franchise, following The Lego Batman Movie which was released in cinemas in various countries between January and March this year. The movie is also produced by the same team and consists of Dan Lin, Roy Lee, Phil Lord and Chris Miller and is made by Warner Animation Group with Australian animation studio – Animal Logic.

A video game based on the movie made by TT Games has been released alongside the U.S. theatrical release and is now available to buy and download for PC, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. Lego construction toy sets based on the movie are now available in toy stores. In the UK, The Lego Ninjago Movie will be released in cinemas on Friday 13th October.

Trailer for The Lego Ninjago Movie:

Trailer for The Lego Ninjago Movie: The Video Game:

http://www.legoninjagomovie.com/

Cartoon Network USA Announces A New Lego Animated Series Unikitty

Cartoon Network USA Announces A New Lego Animated Series Unikitty

Cartoon Network USA Announces A New Lego Animated Series Unikitty

Today (10/05/2017), Cartoon Network USA has released news about a brand new Lego-themed animated series from Warner Bros. Animation coming soon to the channel, called Unikitty!. Unikitty is a much-loved and well-known character from The Lego Movie, she’s known for her optimism and joyfulness but also has a tendency to get really enranged. Unlike The Lego Movie which was made in 3D CGI (also with real Lego for a more realistic appearance), Unikitty is animated in 2D.

In the new show, Unikitty is the ruler of her kingdom and she has a lot of royal responsibilities to carry out, her job is to make sure everyone is happy and to eradicate any form of negativity in her kingdom by spreading her positive vibes. Other characters include her little brother and best friend – Puppycorn, Dr. Fox, the castle’s resident scientist, and Unikitty’s bodyguard – Hawkodile. Together, Unikitty and her friends do their very best to make sure that every day is the happiest and most creative ever.

The show’s voice acting talent include Tara Strong (Teen Titans Go!), Grey Griffin (Be Cool, Scooby-Doo!), Kate Micucci (Be Cool, Scooby-Doo!), Roger Craig Smith (Regular Show), Eric Bauza (The Adventures of Puss in Boots) and H. Michael Croner (Review).

Unikitty is produced by the same people as The Lego Movie and The Lego Batman Movie (Dan Lin, Phil Lord, Christopher Miller, Roy Lee and Jill Wilfert), with Warner Bros. Animation president – Sam Register as Executive Producer. Aaron Horvath (Teen Titans Go!) is supervising producer on Unikitty and Edward Skudder (Dick Figures) and Lynn Wang (from Disney’s Star vs. Forces of Evil) serve as producers on the show. The new animated series continues the long-running partnership between Cartoon Network/Warner Bros. and Lego, with recent shows such as Ninjago: Masters of Spinjitzu, Mixels and Nexo Knights airing on Cartoon Network USA and Cartoon Network’s international feeds.

No premiere date for Unikitty on Cartoon Network USA has been announced yet.

From The Turner UK Press Release: Get Ready for an Endless Explosion of Creativity and Positivity, Cartoon Network Greenlights Unikitty! Series From Warner Bros. Animation, Starring Fan-Favourite Character From Global Blockbuster The Lego® Movie

Cartoon Network is transporting viewers to a joyous kingdom full of sparkle matter, happy thoughts and the occasional rage-out in Unikitty!, an all-new animated series produced by Warner Bros. Animation. The series follows Unikitty, the beloved character from The LEGO® Movie, and a whole cast of friends into a world full of adventure, excitement and dance parties.

As ruler of the kingdom, Unikitty has busy days full of royal responsibilities. Unikitty is most interested in making sure everyone is happy and ridding the kingdom of negativity, but don’t misunderstand her optimism – she is one kitty not to be crossed. While she may be full of boundless energy and creativity, Unikitty is a force to be reckoned with if anyone gets in the way of spreading her positive vibes, especially if anyone makes her little brother and best friend, Puppycorn, sad. Also living in the castle are Dr. Fox, the resident scientist, and Unikitty’s trusty bodyguard, Hawkodile. Through it all, Unikitty and her friends make sure that every day is the happiest and most creative ever.

Cartoon Network has long partnered with The LEGO Group to bring compelling entertainment to kids with series and specials like LEGO DC Comics: Batman Be-Leaguered, LEGO Star Wars™: The Empire Strikes Out, LEGO Star Wars: The Yoda Chronicles, Legends of Chima, NINJAGO: Masters of Spinjitzu and Mixels. Unikitty! is also the latest series from Warner Bros. Animation produced for Cartoon Network, joining Teen Titans Go! and Justice League Action.

Unikitty! features veteran voice actors Tara Strong (Teen Titans Go!) and Grey Griffin (Be Cool Scooby-Doo!) along with Kate Micucci (Be Cool Scooby-Doo!), Roger Craig Smith (Regular Show), Eric Bauza (The Adventures of Puss in Boots) and H. Michael Croner (Review). Dan Lin (The LEGO® Batman Movie, The LEGO® Movie), Phil Lord (The LEGO® Batman Movie, The LEGO® Movie), Christopher Miller (The LEGO® Batman Movie, The LEGO® Movie), Roy Lee (The LEGO® Batman Movie, The LEGO® Movie), Jill Wilfert (The LEGO® Batman Movie, The LEGO® Movie) and Sam Register (Teen Titans Go!) serve as executive producers, with Aaron Horvath (Teen Titans Go!) as supervising producer. Edward Skudder (Dick Figures) and Lynn Wang (Star vs. Forces of Evil) serve as producers.

https://www.turner.com/pressroom/cartoon-network-greenlights-unikitty-series-warner-bros-animation

http://deadline.com/2017/05/cartoon-network-unikitty-animated-series-the-lego-movie-character-1202088076/

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/live-feed/lego-movies-unikitty-gets-animated-series-at-cartoon-network-1001877

Cartoon Network News In Brief Early May 2017

Cartoon Network News In Brief Early May 2017

Cartoon Network News In Brief Early May 2017

Cartoon Network Asia-Pacific Animation Studio Coming Soon?

While speaking at APOS, one of Asia’s largest media and entertainment industry events, the president of Turner International – Gerhard Zeiler has said that Cartoon Network in the Asia-Pacific region will eventually have its very own animation studio. At present, Cartoon Network Asia-Pacific uses a “virtual studio” approach to commissioning and developing shows. At present, Cartoon Network works with other animation studios throughout the Asia-Pacific region such as Top Draw Animation in the Philippines (Exchange Student Zero, Monster Beach), Rubber House in Australia (Lasso and Comet) and Vaibhav Studios in India (Lamput). Outside the United States, Cartoon Network currently has a studio based in London (for The Amazing World of Gumball) and another based in Abu Dhabi (used for Mansour, a local animation production for the Arab World).

http://worldscreen.com/tvasia/turners-gerhard-zeiler-bullish-on-international-content-creation/

Cartoon Network And Cover Store In Italy Partner For Smartphone Covers

Turner’s Cartoon Network Enterprises and Italian smartphone cover retailer – Cover Store have partnered up for a range of Adventure Time and The Powerpuff Girls smartphone covers, now you can Powerpuff your phone with the cutest superheroines on Cartoon Network or you can take Finn and Jake out with you while you’re on your adventures. Looney Tunes themed mobile phone covers are also available.

http://www.milanolicensingday.it/2017/05/03/turner-e-cover-store-insieme-per-ppg-e-adventure-time/

http://www.coverstoreitalia.it/

Time Warner/Turner First Quarter 2017 Financial Results

Time Warner, the parent company of Cartoon Network’s Turner Broadcasting has announced better than expected first-quarter results, helped by Warner Bros.’ movie releases The Lego Batman Movie and Kong: Skull Island. Turner has seen a two percent decline in ad revenue for its TV channels, but this is more of a television industry issue as other networks are facing the same problem. John Martin, the CEO and Chairman of Turner expected a healthy upfront season of new shows and episodes, which has helped increase advertisers’ interest in recent weeks. Time Warner has no plans to offer its content on Amazon Prime, focusing on their own channels and streaming services instead (including Boomerang, Filmstruck, the upcoming DC Comics streaming service and its 10% stake in Hulu). Time Warner’s merger with AT&T is currently on track and is expected to be finalised by the end of this year.

http://www.timewarner.com/newsroom/press-releases/2017/05/03/time-warner-inc-reports-first-quarter-2017-results

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/wires/reuters/article-4469458/Kong–LEGO-Batman-success-drives-Time-Warners-profit-beat.html