Adult Swim USA New Harvey Birdman Special: Harvey Birdman, Attorney General Coming This Autumn

Adult Swim USA New Harvey Birdman Special: Harvey Birdman, Attorney General Coming This Autumn

Adult Swim USA New Harvey Birdman Special: Harvey Birdman, Attorney General Coming This Autumn

Today (14th May), Adult Swim USA has announced that Harvey Birdman, Attorney at Law will be returning with a special episode which will air sometime in Autumn 2018. In the special, Harvey Birdman, the show’s titular character, gets appointed as the Attorney General of the United States by megalomaniac billionaire – President Phil Ken Sebben, however, Harvey needs to find a way to oust the president from public office. The show’s creators – Michael Ouweleen (also Chief Marketing Officer for Cartoon Network) and Erik Richter will be returning to produce the new special. The animated series – Harvey Birdman, Attorney at Law aired on Adult Swim from 2000 to 2007 for a total of four seasons, the show follows former superhero Harvey Birdman who is now working as an attorney at a law firm along with other classic Hanna-Barbara characters. The character – Harvey Birdman originated from the late-1960’s Hanna-Barbera animated series – Birdman and the Galaxy Trio.

The special will also feature the show’s original voice acting cast, Gary Cole will reprise his role as Harvey Birdman, Stephen Colbert as President Phil Ken Sebben, John Michael Higgins as Mentok the Mindtaker, Paget Brewster as Birdgirl, Chris Edgerly as Peter Potamus, Peter MacNicol as X the Eliminator and Phil LaMarr as Black Vulcan.

The announcement of the special episode was made ahead of Turner’s annual upfront which will be held at Madison Square Garden in New York this Wednesday (16th May), along with the Harvey Birdman special, Adult Swim has already announced a seventy episode long-term renewal for hit animated sci-fi comedy series – Rick and Morty. Cartoon Network has already announced their upfront for 2018-2019 back in March, however the president of Cartoon Network, Boomerang and Adult Swim – Christina Miller will be at the upfront event. Also at the event will be, J.G. Quintel, the creator of Cartoon Network’s Regular Show and the upcoming animated series – Close Enough and also Olan Rogers – the creator of TBS’s and Adult Swim’s Final Space along with Tika Sumpter, the voice of Quinn in Final Space.

From The Turner USA Press Release: Harvey Birdman Named Attorney General

In a stunning announcement, even for this administration, megalomaniac billionaire President Phil Ken Sebben announced today that Harvey Birdman will be this country’s next Attorney General.

In his new role, it’s up to Harvey Birdman to find a way to remove President Phil Ken Sebben from office, before everyone starts to worry it’s more than the ridiculous plot to an animated show.

The proceedings are set for this fall at [adult swim].

Representing Harvey Birdman will be Gary Cole. The spokesperson (literally) for Phil Ken Sebben is Stephen Colbert. Mentok the Mindtaker is represented by John Michael Higgins. Paget Brewster is spokesperson for Birdgirl and Peter Potamus by Chris Edgerly, while X the Eliminator and Black Vulcan will be represented by Peter MacNicol and Phil LaMarr, respectively.

“This is a great day for our country and for no one else,” said Erik Richter, co-creator of Harvey Birdman. “It’s funny because it’s true. Wait, not funny because it’s true.” said co-creator Michael Ouweleen.

Harvey Birdman, Attorney General, a new half-hour animated special, is created and executive produced by Ouweleen and Richter, with Richard Ferguson-Hull and Evan Adler also serving as executive producers.

Fan favorite animated series Harvey Birdman, Attorney at Law aired on Adult Swim for from 2000 – 2007 for four seasons and the new special features the original voice cast.

Cartoon Network USA Vishnu Athreya Promoted To Senior Vice President Of Programming

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Cartoon Network USA Vishnu Athreya Promoted To Senior Vice President Of Programming

Cartoon Network USA’s Vice President of Programme Scheduling – Vishnu Athreya has been promoted into a new expanded role – Senior Vice President of Programming at Cartoon Network USA. Vishnu’s new role at Cartoon Network was announced by Rob Sorcher – Cartoon Network’s chief content officer. Vishnu will now be in-charge of series development for Boomerang USA, while still overseeing scheduling, acquisitions and programming placement on Cartoon Network’s and Boomerang’s linear and digital platforms. Vishnu will remain at Cartoon Network’s headquarters in Atlanta and will continue to report to Rob Sorcher.

Rob Sorcher made this statement regarding Vishnu’s new role:

“Vishnu’s approach to an evolving and challenging marketplace has had a great impact on our content strategy, and we look forward to seeing him extend that expertise into building Boomerang’s development pipeline.”

Before working as head scheduler at Cartoon Network USA in 2014, Vishnu was executive director of programming for Turner’s childrens’ channels in the Asia-Pacific region which includes Cartoon Network, Boomerang, Toonami and Pogo.

Cartoon Network’s Owners Turner Launches T1 Digital Advertising Sales Division

Cartoon Network's Owners Turner Launches T1 Digital Advertising Sales Division

Cartoon Network’s Owners Turner Launches T1 Digital Advertising Sales Division

Turner has merged their international Digital Advertising Sales operations into one single division called “T1”, the new division will be in-charge of digital and linear advertising sales and CNNIC (CNN International Commercial) operations across Latin America; Europe, Middle East and Africa and Asia-Pacific regions. T1 aims to connect global advertisers that are based outside the United States with Turner’s widely distributed international brands including Cartoon Network, Boomerang, CNN, TNT, TBS, Bleacher Report, Great Big Story and many more. Turner USA also has a similar advertising division called Turner Ignite.

T1 provides creative and data-driven advertising solutions, which includes bespoke advertising campaigns featuring branded content and product placement. These campaigns can be scaled down to a region or country level or even different audience demographics across a variety of digital devices including mobiles and PCs. T1 is a spin-off of CNNIC and is created and led by the President of CNNIC – Rani Raad, with Rob Bradley, Vice President of Digital Commercial Strategy and Digital Advertising Sales of CNNIC overseeing T1’s operations.

From The Turner International (EMEA/APAC/LA) Press Release: Turner International is for the first time providing advertisers with a single way to activate a full suite of global, regional and local campaigns that connect with fans across Turner’s digital properties spanning over 200 countries.

The launch of Turner International Digital Advertising Sales – T1 – consolidates Turner’s international digital advertising capabilities into a single division, complementing existing local digital and linear advertising sales and CNN International Commercial (CNNIC) operations across Latin America, EMEA and APAC. T1’s focus is on connecting global advertisers based outside the US with audiences across Turner’s entertainment, kids, news and sports digital portfolio including Bleacher Report, Cartoon Network, Boomerang, CNN, ELEAGUE, TNT, TBS, Great Big Story, Esporte Interativo as well as COPA90, which Turner has a stake in.

T1 offers brands a rich suite of creative and data-driven advertising solutions – from forging far-reaching strategic partnerships to creating bespoke campaigns that include branded content, native and product placement, as well as pre-roll and display inventory across the Turner International digital portfolio. The unit is designed to work with major brands on a wide range of campaigns that can scale multiple regions, be highly targeted to specific countries, or utilise particular Turner properties to reach defined audience demographics and clusters in brand-safe premium mobile, desktop and social environments.

T1 is borne out of the successful digital strategy devised by CNNIC – the arm of Turner International that monetises all CNN properties outside of the US – to combine data and content solutions to grow partnerships between CNN and international advertisers. Using this blueprint, T1 is created and led by Rani Raad, President of CNNIC.

The unit comprises a specialist team of sales, consultancy and operations experts working closely with Turner International’s leadership, technology, advertising, product and editorial teams to increase monetisation opportunities around digital properties. Overseeing T1 operations is Rob Bradley, Vice President of Digital Commercial Strategy and Digital Advertising Sales for both CNNIC and T1.

Underpinning T1 is a unified advertising technology platform to enable creative campaigns that reach highly defined premium audiences at huge scale. The division also draws on existing Turner solutions such as Launchpad, the social media amplification tool which leverages data across the company’s 750M global social followers to deliver branded content to like-minded groups on social media.

“T1 is the embodiment of the ‘One Turner’ philosophy at the heart of our company as we create new ways to best serve our audiences and commercial partners,” said Rani Raad. “The creation of this division unlocks a vast premium digital portfolio in order to bring new, innovative solutions to the market. Drawing on the multi-platform strategy that has driven growth at CNNIC, we look forward to establishing ground-breaking partnerships with brands who want to be part of the new content frontiers that Turner brands are pushing right across the world.”