Cartoon Network Asia-Pacific Greenlights Monster Beach TV Series

Cartoon Network Asia-Pacific Greenlights Monster Beach TV Series

Cartoon Network Asia-Pacific Greenlights Monster Beach TV Series

Today (12/10/2017), Turner Asia-Pacific has greenlit an animated series based on the movie – Monster Beach which was originally commissioned for Halloween 2014 for Cartoon Network feeds in the Asia-Pacific region. The animated series will air on Turner’s international kids channels including Cartoon Network, Boomerang, Pogo and Boing across EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa), Latin America and its home region – Asia-Pacific in 2019. Initially, a total of 52 episodes of a runtime of 11 minutes will be produced, the new show is currently in the pre-production stage, a pilot for a proposed TV series was greenlit in late 2015.

Monster Beach tells the story of an unusual tropical island inhabited by mostly friendly surfing monsters living alongside humans. Monster Beach is created by Patrick Crawley, Bruce Kane and Maurice Argiro at Australian studio – Bogan Entertainment Solutions Animation. The animated series will follow the adventures of Jan and Dean and their efforts to defeat the evil monster – Dr. Knutt and his Tiki henchmen.

The Monster Beach TV movie also won an ASTRA award in Australia for Best Children’s Programme in 2015 and also a Screen Music award for Best Music for Children’s TV. The new series follows another locally commissioned animated series from both Bogan and Turner Asia-Pacific – Exchange Student Zero which premiered in 2015 and like Monster Beach, it also originated as an animated TV movie. Both productions are an Asia-Pacific joint effort, with animation produced by Philippines-based studio – Top Draw Animation.

https://www.regularcapital.com/2015/03/cartoon-networks-commissioned-tv-movie-monster-beach-wins-astra-award-for-most-outstanding-childrens-programme/

This is evidence of Turner International’s continuing commitment to animated programming produced outside the United States, this includes the short series – The Heroic Quest of the Valiant Prince Ivandoe which will premiere across EMEA next month, the highly successful The Amazing World of Gumball, Boomerang short series – The Happos Family, upcoming Boomerang series – Taffy and Pogo India’s Tik Tak Tail.

http://kidscreen.com/2017/10/12/turner-asia-pacific-orders-monster-beach-tv-series/

Toontorials Winner Of Cartoon Network Latin America’s And Pixelatl’s Pitch Me Evolution Competition

Toontorials Winner Of Cartoon Network Latin America's And Pixelatl's Pitch Me Evolution Competition

Toontorials Winner Of Cartoon Network Latin America’s And Pixelatl’s Pitch Me Evolution Competition

Cartoon Network Latin America and the Pixelatl Animation Festival has announced the winning project of their Pitch Me Evolution competition – Toontorials. This year, there were nine finalists, with Toontorials chosen as the winner. Toontorials was a pitch idea put forward by Mexican comic book artist – Axur Eneas and Mexico City based animation studio – Cinema Fantasma. Toontorials features animated tutorials for simple everyday tasks but made ridiculously over-complicated and unnecessary, an given example is finding a cyclops to open a can of beans. Axur Eneas and Cinema Fantasma have won $10,000 USD towards the production costs for a pilot episode, with an opportunity for the pilot to be publicly displayed on Cartoon Network Latin America’s digital platforms. Cinema Fantasma has previously worked with Cartoon Network Latin America to produce animated bumpers for the channel.

Regarding the winning project, Hernán La Greca, Senior Creative Director of Original Production at Cartoon Network said (translated):

“We are very happy to continue collaborating with Pixelatl and to once again give the opportunity to new talent in Latin America to display their creativity and have a place on our screens. The winning project was selected for its originality, humour and versatility, keeping in with what our fans expect from Cartoon Network’s entertainment experience on our YouTube channels.”

José Iñesta, Director of Pixelatl also added (translated):

“Pixelatl has established itself as the talent launching platform in the region, where the different disciplines, visions and proposals of artists come together and mix. Proof of the above is the trust that Cartoon Network has placed in the festival”.

http://www.revistaneo.com/articles/2017/09/11/cartoon-network-y-pixelatl-anuncian-al-ganador-de-pitch-me-evolution

http://www.todotvnews.com/news/Cartoon-Network-y-Pixelatl-vuelven-a-premiar-el-talento-latinoamericano.html

Management Shakeup At Cartoon Network Brazil

Management Shakeup At Cartoon Network Brazil

Management Shakeup At Cartoon Network Brazil

Following the management changes at Cartoon Network Latin America, with Barry Koch, the Senior Vice President of Cartoon Network Latin America leaving Turner at the end of March, Turner Latin America has also announced that Gustavo Diament, General Manager of Turner Brazil, Rogério Gallo, vice president of film and series channels (TCM, TBS and TNT) and Daniela Vieira, content director of children’s channels will be also leaving.

The significant changes were announced by Whit Richardson, the new president of Turner Latin America. No management replacements have been announced yet, but top tier management should be replaced quickly especially with changes of this magnitude. For three years running, Cartoon Network’s channels in Latin America were the most successful pay-tv children’s channels in the region.

http://anmtv.xpg.uol.com.br/turner-america-latina-dispensa-tres-executivos-no-brasil/

https://tvefamosos.uol.com.br/colunas/flavio-ricco/2017/03/14/gustavo-diament-deixa-o-comando-da-turner-no-brasil.htm

http://www.meioemensagem.com.br/home/midia/2017/03/13/gustavo-diament-deixa-comando-da-turner-brasil.html