Cartoon Network EMEA Names The Amazing World Of Gumball Executive Producer Sarah Fell As Director Of Original Series

Cartoon Network EMEA Names The Amazing World Of Gumball Executive Producer Sarah Fell As Director Of Original Series

Cartoon Network EMEA Names The Amazing World Of Gumball Executive Producer Sarah Fell As Director Of Original Series

Today (16th January), Turner EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa) has promoted The Amazing World of Gumball Executive Producer – Sarah Fell to Director of Original Series, Kids EMEA (which covers all of Turner’s children’s channels including Cartoon Network, Boomerang, Cartoonito, Boing and also the Toonix streaming service). The announcement was made by Patricia Hidalgo, Chief Content Officer, Turner EMEA & International Kids Strategy.

In Sarah’s new role, she will be responsible for overseeing the development and production of all Turner Kids series across the EMEA region, including Cartoon Network Studios Europe’s Elliott From Earth which is currently in production and also has Gumball’s series director – Mic Graves serving as Creative Director, the show is created by former Gumball composition supervisor and show writer – Guillaume Cassuto. It will also be Sarah’s responsibility to find and develop new animation talent around the EMEA area.

Sarah Fell joined Turner in 2011 as producer of The Amazing World of Gumball, the show has won multiple awards including several BAFTA’s and an International Emmy Award. Sarah also oversaw production of Emile Award-winning series – The Heroic Quest of the Valiant Prince Ivandoe as well as Boomerang’s first European original – The Happos Family. Sarah started her animation production career at Aardman Animation in Bristol, UK (the studio is well known for claymation animated shorts, series and films including Wallace and Gromit, they also worked on 3D CGI series Chop Socky Chooks with Cartoon Network Europe along with Decode (now DHX Media) and Teletoon Canada). While working at Aardman, Sarah worked on several productions including Planet Sketch, Big Jeff and Shawn The Sheep spinoff – Timmy Time.

From The Turner EMEA Press Release: Turner EMEA Names Sarah Fell Director Of Original Kids Series

Turner EMEA has promoted The Amazing World of Gumball Producer, Sarah Fell, to Director of Original Series, Kids EMEA. The announcement was made today by Patricia Hidalgo, Chief Content Officer, Turner EMEA & International Kids Strategy, to whom Fell reports.

In her new role, Fell will be responsible for overseeing the development and production of all Turner Kids series across EMEA, including the recently-greenlit Elliott From Earth, which also has Gumball’s Mic Graves serving as Creative Director. In addition, she will be tasked with finding and developing new talent and ideas into content that can play out across Turner Kids platforms in the region.

Patricia Hidalgo, Chief Content Officer, Turner EMEA & International Kids Strategy commented: “Finding the best creative talent across our region, sourcing and developing ideas into great shows is key to the success of our Kids business. Shows produced here like The Amazing World of Gumball and The Heroic Quest of the Valiant Prince Ivandoe have not only enjoyed significant critical acclaim but have proven key in making our channels and digital platforms successful in EMEA and across the globe. None of this would have been possible without Sarah’s creative leadership and we’re delighted she will be taking on this expanded role to help bring more of our EMEA-made content to the forefront.”

Fell joined Turner in 2011 as Producer of Cartoon Network’s The Amazing World of Gumball, the multi-award-winning global hit that is now in its sixth series. She also oversaw production of the recent Emile Award-winning series The Heroic Quest of the Valiant Prince Ivandoe, as well as Turner EMEA’s first Boomerang Original The Happos Family. She started her production career at Aardman Animation, where she worked for seven years on numerous productions including Planet Sketch, Big Jeff and Timmy Time.

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Riccardo Donato Appointed As Turner UK And Northern Europe VP Of Commercial Development

Riccardo Donato Appointed As Turner UK And Northern Europe VP Of Commercial Development

Riccardo Donato Appointed As Turner UK And Northern Europe VP Of Commercial Development

Turner Northern Europe (UK and Nordics) has appointed a new Vice President of Commercial Development – Riccardo Donato. In his new role, Riccardo will identify and develop new ways for the company to generate new revenue for its existing channel and digital brands including Cartoon Network, Boomerang, Cartoonito and Toonix, as well as developing new SVOD (subscription video on-demand) and OTT (over-the-top) services. He previously worked for A+E Networks UK (better known for television channels such as History and Crime and Investigation) and has worked at BBC Worldwide before then. Riccardo will be based at Turner’s European HQ in London.

Turner Northern Europe performed well in 2018, Cartoon Network was was the top children’s pay-TV channel in the region last year and also the launch of the new subscription-based Toonix streaming service in Scandinavia in 2018 (launched as part of HBO Nordic’s streaming service in 2017).

Regarding Riccardo’s appointment, Senior Vice President and General Manager of Northern Europe, Pierre Branco made this statement:

“It is a very exciting time for Riccardo to join Turner – we experienced a record-breaking 2018 and have positioned this role to further increase our growth for 2019. His unique skills and experience will focus on expanding both our linear and non-linear platforms and make a fantastic addition to our already successful team. I look forward to continuing to watch our company reach new heights and am delighted to have Riccardo as a part of it.”

http://kidscreen.com/2019/01/14/turner-names-regional-commercial-development-vp/

https://www.broadbandtvnews.com/2019/01/14/turner-appoints-riccardo-donato/

Turner EMEA Launches Toonix OTT Streaming Service In Scandinavia

Turner EMEA Launches Toonix OTT Streaming Service In Scandinavia

Turner EMEA Launches Toonix OTT Streaming Service In Scandinavia

Today (20th June), Turner EMEA has announced its first direct-to-consumer service for kids – Toonix. The OTT (Over The Top, meaning a service provided over a standard internet connection) streaming service – Toonix will have its very own app in the Nordic (Sweden, Denmark, Norway and Finland) region later this summer and will include all national languages as well as English. The new service will be ad-free and will feature a comprehensive animation library including animated shows and movies from Cartoon Network, Warner Bros. Animation and also third-party and local productions. The app has been designed for kids in mind, offers an easy to use interface and also games.

In the Nordics region, the Toonix brand launched in 2017 as a branded kids section as part of HBO Nordic’s service, Toonix is available to HBO Nordic’s subscribers at no extra cost. Alongside with the partnership of Turner’s and Warner Bros. sister company – HBO, Toonix will now be available as a direct to consumer service. The service will feature popular cartoons including Adventure Time, Teen Titans Go!, Peppa Pig, The Amazing World of Gumball, Scooby-Doo, Barbapapa, Masha and the Bear, Bamse and the City of Thieves and Lego Batman: The Movie – DC Super Heroes Unite.

The Toonix brand originated from Cartoon Network’s avatar character maker as seen on several Cartoon Network websites all over the world, where kids can create a cute version of themselves or recreate a popular cartoon character. Many of these Toonix characters can been seen on the streaming service. Cartoon Network Latin America also had a branding era called “Toonix” which features many of Cartoon Network’s characters in Toonix form, this was also Cartoon Network Latin America’s version of Cartoon Network USA’s Noods era.

The app for the new service will be available for iOS and Android devices and also on smart TVs:

https://www.turner.com/pressroom/turner-emea-announces-its-first-kids-ott-service-nordic-launch-toonix

Toonix Scandinavia Links:

Sweden: http://www.toonix.se
Denmark: http://www.toonix.dk
Norway: http://www.toonix.no
Finland: http://www.toonix.fi

From The Turner EMEA Press Release: Turner EMEA announces its first kids OTT service, with Nordic launch of Toonix: Turner EMEA’s first direct-to-consumer service for kids launches in the Nordic region. Available in local languages in Sweden, Denmark, Norway and Finland, as well as in English, later this summer.

Turner EMEA announced today its first-ever direct-to-consumer kids OTT service, with the launch of the Toonix app across the Nordic region later this summer. The new ad-free service caters to kids (ages 3-12) and their families, offering some of the most popular shows and movies. Through curated content and fun features, this direct-to-consumer app has been designed with kids in mind and offers them a bespoke user experience, enhanced with the addition of a variety of engaging games for them to play in a safe environment.

In the Nordics, the Toonix brand launched in 2017 as a branded kids section in the HBO Nordic service, free to their subscribers. Alongside this partnership, Turner will now be launching the Toonix app as a direct-to-consumer service in the Nordic markets.

“The launch of this OTT service marks the next step in Turner’s continuous mission to provide fan-centric user experiences and builds on the success of the launch of the Toonix brand with HBO in the Nordic region last year. This new app provides an entertainment playground for kids to engage with their favourite characters through both high-quality programming and exciting games, whenever or wherever they want”, said Pierre Branco, Senior Vice President & General Manager, Turner Northern Europe.

Besides games, Toonix will offer kids instant and on-demand access to more than one thousand hours of curated content from Cartoon Network, Warner Bros. Animation, third party and local acquisitions. Programming highlights will for instance include: Adventure Time, Teen Titans Go!, Peppa Pig, The Amazing World of Gumball, Scooby-Doo, Barbapapa, Masha & the Bear, Bamse & the City of Thieves and Lego Batman: The Movie – DC Super Heroes Unite.

Toonix will launch in the Nordic region later this summer, and will be available on demand on iOS and Android phones and tablets, and on smart TVs.

The service will be available in Sweden, Denmark, Norway and Finland, both in local languages and in English.

http://www.turner.com/pressroom/turner-emea-announces-its-first-kids-ott-service-nordic-launch-toonix