Interview Summary With Victor And Valentino Creator Diego Molano On Turner’s Blog

Interview Summary With Victor And Valentino Creator Diego Molano On Turner's Blog

Interview Summary With Victor And Valentino Creator Diego Molano On Turner’s Blog

Turner – the company that owns Cartoon Network* has posted an interview with Victor and Valentino creator – Diego Molano on their blog. The brand new Cartoon Network Studios original series premiered in the United States and Latin America today (30th March). Victor and Valentino is Cartoon Network’s first show based around Mesoamerican folklore – most particularly Mayan and Aztec civilisations. The show is also the first CN original series to have Hispanic lead characters.

To make sure that the new show was presented in a genuine and respectful way to the Latino and Hispanic community, CN’s Victor and Valentino production team partnered with TurnerUno, Turner’s Business Resource Group for Latino and Hispanic employees. TurnerUno helped out with the show’s marketing and promotions, and TurnerUno shared their opinions and input on how the show should be portrayed.

Below is an interview summary with Diego Molano, the full interview can be viewed on the link below:

https://www.turner.com/blog/%E2%80%98victor-and-valentino%E2%80%99-creator-brings-mesoamerican-myths-life

Interview Summary of Turner’s interview with Victor and Valentino creator – Diego Molano

According to Diego, myths and legends inspired him through school and all the way through university, Diego’s favorite mythology was Mesoamerican mythology, which includes the legends and folklore of the Aztecs, Toltecs, Olmecs, Mayans, Incans and Muiscas. Diego mentioned that he noticed that Mesoamerican mythology isn’t discussed as much as Greek, Roman, Egyptian or Norse mythology.

Diego said he was astounded that someone hasn’t made an animated show based on Mesoamerican mythology before, he feels lucky that Cartoon Network gave him the chance to make the show. In the interview, Diego also revealed that he’s the voice of Victor in the English and Latin American Spanish dubs of the show and he’s still learning to be a voice actor.

Before working on Victor and Valentino, Diego worked with OK K.O.! Let’s Be Heroes show creator – Ian Jones-Quartey and absorbed as much knowledge about animated show production as he possibly could, he also gained knowledge from working on Adult Swim’s Black Dynamite and also on the 2016 reboot of The Powerpuff Girls.

Diego also mentioned that he was sneaky and mischievous as a kid, which means Victor is loosely based on himself, he also got in trouble quite often as a child, but he also mentioned he learnt a new lesson every time he misbehaved, same goes for Victor who ends up learning a new lesson which softens his heart a little bit more. For this reason, Diego hopes that kids will learn something from the show, like the lessons he had as a kid.

Diego also mentioned that he used to be terrified of ghosts and was paralysed by anything supernatural because his mother used scary stories as a tactic to make him behave, his grandfather, who’s also a scientist, claimed that there’s no such thing as the supernatural and his mother was just talking nonsense, he grew up a bit in his early teen years and stopped believing such things.

Finally, Diego talks about the first season of Victor and Valentino, he explains that the first season will be a chance to learn about the characters and get to know them, including their quirks. There’s many side characters in the show that are full of personality, to the extent that Diego and the show’s writers wanted to include them in every episode and deciding which characters should be in each episode is a difficult decision.

https://www.turner.com/blog/%E2%80%98victor-and-valentino%E2%80%99-creator-brings-mesoamerican-myths-life

* Turner is currently undergoing a separation process, but remains to be a going concern until restructuring is complete, all of Turner’s kids channels (Cartoon Network, Boomerang etc.) are currently in the process of moving to Warner Bros’s brand new Global Kids and Young Adults division.

Corus Entertainment Announces Adult Swim Canada Launch Sponsors

Corus Entertainment Announces Adult Swim Canada Launch Sponsors

Corus Entertainment Announces Adult Swim Canada Launch Sponsors

Today (27th March), Corus Entertainment has announced the launch sponsors for the brand new Adult Swim channel which will launch in Canada on Monday 1st April. At launch, fast-food restaurant chain – Burger King and online poker website – Pokerstars.net will be sponsoring the channel through the use of on-air sponsorship promos and bumpers (in the style of Adult Swim’s text bumpers which the brand is known for) and both brands will sponsor select Adult Swim programmes through billboards. Burger King’s Adult Swim campaign will be lead by Horizon Media and Pokerstars.net’s Adult Swim campaign will be led by Cossette Media.

The brand new Adult Swim Canada channel will feature a fully-packed lineup of animated and live-action shows for young adults including Joe Pera Talks With You, Harvey Birdman, The Eric Andre Show, Robot Chicken, Rick and Morty, Mr. Pickles, Check It Out with Dr. Steve Brule, and Your Pretty Face is Going to Hell.

Adult Swim is WarnerMedia’s young adult entertainment brand, which encompasses comedy (both animated and live-action), gaming, music and live-events. Adult Swim Canada will mirror Adult Swim USA’s original programming, with new episodes and new shows airing in both the U.S. and Canada on the same day.

The brand new Adult Swim channel will be available for a two-month free preview from Monday 1st April to Friday 31st May. Viewers will also be able to watch full episodes On Demand for free until January 2020.

More information about Adult Swim Canada via the link below:

https://www.regularcapital.com/2019/03/first-ever-24-hour-adult-swim-channel-to-launch-in-canada-on-1st-april/

Special thanks to The Daily Nick for the information: http://nickalive.blogspot.com/

From The Corus Entertainment Press Release: Corus Entertainment Announces Adult Swim Launch Sponsors

Burger King and Pokerstars.net Dive into Sponsorship Deals for the First Ever 24-Hour Adult Swim Channel Launching in Canada on April 1

Corus Entertainment announces Burger King and Pokerstars.net as official sponsors for the highly anticipated launch of Adult Swim in Canada. Led by Horizon Media for Burger King and Cossette Media for Pokerstars.net, the involvement of each partnership includes optimized brand amplification through robust on-air sponsorship packages and customized promotional creative that leverages each brand with a series of promos, sponsored bumps, billboards, and more. Adult Swim launches in Canada on April 1 with a packed lineup of fan favourite animation and live action series including Joe Pera Talks With You, Harvey Birdman, The Eric Andre Show, Robot Chicken, Rick and Morty, Mr. Pickles, Check It Out with Dr. Steve Brule, and Your Pretty Face is Going to Hell.

“Adult Swim’s reputation for fostering genuine connections with its audience makes it the ultimate platform for creating incredible sponsorship opportunities,” said Lynn Chambers, Vice President, Corus Tempo. “Burger King and Pokerstars.net drive consumer conversations with their playful and humourous marketing tactics, and their ability to thoughtfully connect with audiences – an approach that fits perfectly with Adult Swim’s unique voice.”

Burger King, the original home of the Whopper®, and Pokerstars.net, one of the largest free-play sites in the world, will each have a series of on-air pre-promos leading up to April 1. Both brands will also have a series of original on-air bumps. Similar to Adult Swim’s signature bumps shown in-between shows, the sponsored bumps will feature text-based messages that play off the tone of the channel’s voice, seamlessly integrating Burger King and Pokerstars.net into the immersive environment Adult Swim is known for. Both brands will also sponsor select Adult Swim programs through billboards once the channel launches. In addition, Pokerstars.net ups the ante with brand logo integration in Adult Swim programming as well a custom spot welcoming the channel to Canada.

From original animated comedies to live action programming, Adult Swim engages audiences with a bold voice (like no other) and offers an immersive experience that places fans at the centre, bringing together comedy, gaming, music and live events. Adult Swim in Canada will mirror the programming and brand voice of the acclaimed channel in the U.S., delivering audiences new series day and date with the U.S. year-round.

Adult Swim will be available for a two-month free preview from April 1 to May 31, 2019. Viewers will also be able to watch full episodes On Demand free until January 2020.

About Corus Entertainment Inc.

Corus Entertainment Inc. (TSX: CJR.B) is a leading media and content company that creates and delivers high quality brands and content across platforms for audiences around the world. The company’s portfolio of multimedia offerings encompasses 44 specialty television services, 39 radio stations, 15 conventional television stations, a global content business, digital assets, live events, children’s book publishing, animation software, technology and media services. Corus’ roster of premium brands includes Global Television, W Network, OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network Canada, HGTV Canada, Food Network Canada, HISTORY®, Showcase, National Geographic, Q107, CKNW, Fresh Radio, Disney Channel Canada, YTV and Nickelodeon Canada. Visit Corus at https://www.corusent.com.

About Adult Swim (U.S.)

Adult Swim (AdultSwim.com), launched in 2001, is a WarnerMedia network offering original and acquired animated and live-action series for young adults. Airing nightly from 8pm to 6am (ET/PT), Adult Swim in the U.S. is basic cable’s #1 network with persons 18-34 and 18-49, and is seen in 94 million U.S. homes.

https://www.corusent.com/news/corus-entertainment-announces-adult-swim-launch-sponsors/

Adult Swim And Anime Streaming Service Crunchyroll Announce Partnership

Adult Swim And Anime Streaming Service Crunchyroll Announce Partnership

Adult Swim And Anime Streaming Service Crunchyroll Announce Partnership

Today (12th March) Cartoon Network USA’s nightly young adult programming service – Adult Swim and Ellation’s Crunchyroll have announced that they have announced a programming partnership for Adult Swim’s Japanese anime block – Toonami which airs on Saturday nights. From now on, both Crunchyroll and Adult Swim will work together on licensed content, co-productions and distribution opportunities. The news of the partnership follows the announcement of a corporate reshuffle at WarnerMedia last week which led to the break up of Cartoon Network’s owners – Turner, causing CN, Boomerang and Adult Swim to move to Warner Bros’s brand new Global Kids and Young Adults division. Meanwhile, Ellation (Crunchyroll’s owners) was also transferred to Warner Bros. At present, Turner is still a going concern until the complex process of restructuring at WarnerMedia is completed.

Crunchyroll was founded in 2006 and WarnerMedia inherited the streaming service through its merger with telecommunications company AT&T, last August, AT&T fully acquired Otter Media, the owners of Ellation, which itself owns Crunchyroll.

Ever since the Time Warner/AT&T merger, Adult Swim and Crunchyroll have worked together and even announced a new anime series called Blade Runner – Black Lotus based on the Oscar-winning movie Blade Runner 2049, which is co-produced by Alcon Television Group. The English-dubbed episodes will premiere on Toonami in the United States and Crunchyroll will handle worldwide streaming. Crunchyroll and Adult Swim have also collaborated to distribute the anime series – Mob Psycho 100, which premiered on the Toonami programming block last year.

Jason DeMarco, senior vice president, creative director for on-air at Adult Swim and co-creator of Toonami, made this statement in regards of the new partnership with Crunchyroll:

“Our partnership with Crunchyroll will open up exciting new possibilities for both of us. This will expand Toonami’s already great programming to include even more premiere and original anime. It’s a great time to be an anime fan!”

Crunchyroll’s general manager – Joanne Waage also added:

“Our mission is to grow anime globally, which makes Adult Swim the perfect partner as Toonami has been incredibly influential in the growth of anime here in the U.S. We can’t wait to show our fans what we have in store for them through this new programming partnership. Expect new co-productions, expanded distribution of dubs, and generally more accessible anime!”

https://www.regularcapital.com/2018/08/warnermedia-now-fully-owns-anime-streaming-service-crunchyroll/

https://www.polygon.com/2019/3/12/18261643/adult-swim-crunchyroll-anime-series

https://deadline.com/2019/03/adult-swim-crunchyroll-team-on-programming-expand-distribution-deal-1202573898/

http://www.animationmagazine.net/streaming/crunchyroll-adult-swim-expand-programming-partnership/