Cartoon Network USA January 2018 Highlights

Cartoon Network USA January 2018 Highlights

Cartoon Network USA January 2018 Highlights

Entertainment news website – The Fanboy Factor has posted the January 2018 highlights for Cartoon Network USA. As already reported on the blog, Unikitty! will fully premiere on Cartoon Network on 1st January 2018, six new episodes will premiere every hour between 6am and 11am ET/PT. New episodes of Unikitty will also air Fridays at 6.30pm ET/PT from Friday 5th January, new episodes can also be viewed on the Cartoon Network app and on VOD.

Cartoon Network USA will also air a two-part Steven Universe special – “Stranded”, the two part special will begin with the episode “Lars of the Stars”, featuring a special guest appearance by Jinx Monsoon, the winner of RuPaul’s Drag Race season five. Steven Universe: Stranded will premiere on Cartoon Network USA on Friday 5th January at 7.30pm. New episodes of The Amazing World of Gumball and We Bare Bears will air every Friday in January at 6pm ET/PT and 7pm ET/PT respectively.

Unikitty Episode Descriptions For January 2018

Monday 1st January from 6am ET/PT

Action Forest

Hawkodile is the toughest action hero in the land, until his old rival shows up to take vengeance on him. Defeated and in need of help, Hawkodile must train Unikitty and the others into super muscle­y tough bros. And there’s only one place unstoppable warriors are made, the Action Forest.

Kaiju Kitty

When a giant monster attacks the Unikingdom, the gang fights back with Dr. Fox’s awesome new secret weapon: a massive mega robot!

Fire & Nice

When Master Frown causes Unikitty to have an angry outburst that gets a little too destructive, she wishes her Rage Kitty side wasn’t part of her anymore. Thanks to a new Dr. Fox invention, she gets her wish.

Fire & Nice Sneak Peek:

A Rock Friend, Indeed

Unikitty discovers Puppycorn’s only other friend is a boring old rock. Encouraged to “make more friends,” Puppycorn just can’t find someone he clicks with.

Kitchen Chaos

After a workplace injury, Richard is unable to do his servant work. Unikitty and the others take on the task of one simple chore, clean the kitchen. This incredibly boring task taxes our heroes as they find every way possible to not do it.

Kitchen Chaos Sneak Peek:

Crushing Defeat

When Hawkodile develops a secret crush on Dr. Fox, he finds himself actually crushing down in size! Unikitty and the gang become his love gurus to help him confess his feelings before he shrinks away into nothing.

Friday 5th January at 6.30pm ET/PT

Wishing Well

Unikitty discovers all the wishes are trapped at the bottom of the well. She frees them to bring joy to the town… only to discover that they’ve gone a little bad after years trapped in a dark hole.

Friday 12th January at 6.30pm ET/PT

Hide N’ Seek

Unikitty is proud to be the reigning champ of Hide N’ Seek Day. But when Unikitty finds everyone in the kingdom except for Richard, she hunts him down at all costs!

Friday 19th January at 6.30pm ET/PT

Stuck Together

When Master Frown’s head is stuck on Unikitty’s butt, she vows to help him get his own body back, but first, she has to attend to her nice princess duties!

Friday 26th January at 6.30pm ET/PT

Little Prince Puppycorn

Puppycorn finally realizes that he’s a prince, so he wants to be in charge of the kingdom for once! Despite their friends’ concerns, Unikitty makes Puppycorn ruler, but soon realizes absolute power in the hands of the pup is too much for him to handle and his ideas aren’t exactly great. Can they remove him from power while keeping the kingdom from revolting?

The Amazing World of Gumball Episode Descriptions For January 2018

Friday 5th January at 6pm ET/PT

The Rival

Back in time to when Anais is a newborn baby and Gumball and Darwin are jealous of her sparking a baby war.

The Lady

The kids find out Dad has been dressing as a woman to make friends.

Friday 12th January at 6pm ET/PT

The Sucker

Darwin ends up in detention with the Bomb Kid, who decides to make Darwin his new target. However, it backfires when Darwin ruins his life.

Monday 15th January at 6pm ET/PT

The Vegging

Gumball and Darwin just want to veg out all day but end up having to save the rest of the family.

Friday 19th January at 6pm ET/PT

The One

Tobias tries to be Gumball’s best friend.

Friday 26th January at 6pm ET/PT

The Cage

The kids convince Mr Corneille to become a cage fighter and set up a fight against a fearsome Russian fighter.

The Cage Sneak Peek:

We Bare Bears Episode Descriptions For January 2018

Friday 5th January at 7pm ET/PT

Bearz II Men

The Baby Bears help a teenager accomplish his dream of being a famous singer.

Bro Brawl

The Bears participate in a brother-themed game show against Panda’s ex-BFF, Tom, and his roommates.

Bro Brawl Sneak Peek:

Friday 12th January at 7pm ET/PT

Hurricane Hal

A storm rolls in while the Bears are separated. Grizz looks after the Poppy Rangers. Panda is stuck with Charlie in his car. And Chloe and Ice Bear are in the city seeking a ride home.

Friday 19th January at 7pm ET/PT


Nom Nom is ordered by his doctor to take a vacation. But he’s paired with an unlikely travel buddy: Grizz.

Friday 26th January at 7pm ET/PT


The Bears allow bees to live in the cave to make honey. But soon the Bears, entranced by the honey, become the bees’ mindless servants.

Steven Universe Episode Descriptions For January 2018

Steven Universe: Stranded premieres Friday 5th January at 7.30pm ET/PT

Lars of the Stars

Lars rises to the occasion.

Jungle Moon

Stevonnie finds themself alone on an adventure.

Boomerang USA Newsletter Happy Thanksgiving Celebrate With A Cartoon Feast

Boomerang USA Newsletter Happy Thanksgiving Celebrate With A Cartoon Feast

Boomerang USA Newsletter Happy Thanksgiving Celebrate With A Cartoon Feast

We Are Thankful For Cartoons And You!

To express our gratitude, we’ve created a special Cartoon Feast playlist for you! Enjoy top episodes featuring your favorite characters and their favorite foods. From Sylvester scheming to open cans of tuna, to Tom and Jerry feasting on a royal banquet, this playlist will keep you entertained this Thanksgiving. Watch the Playlist

Looking for more holiday fun? Celebrate with the exclusive special, Garfield’s Thanksgiving. Watch Now

Also On The Boomerang Streaming Service

The Flintstones:

Dorothy and the Wizard of Oz:

Yogi Bear:

The Jetsons:

Bugs Bunny/Looney Tunes:

Tom and Jerry:

Cartoon Network At MIPJunior 2017 Overview

Cartoon Network MIPJunior 25th Anniversary

Cartoon Network At MIPJunior 2017 Overview

This weekend (14/10/2017 – 15/10/2017) was this year’s MIPJunior convention in Cannes, France. MIPJunior is an annual gathering of the international children’s media industry of which Cartoon Network also participates in. Here’s an overview of the events at the convention over the weekend.

More info about MIPJunior 2017 via the link below:

Pre-MIPJunior news, Cartoon Network Asia-Pacific greenlights Monster Beach animated series, follow the link below for more information:

The weekend’s events started off with a panel and awards ceremony called “View From The Top: World Screen Kids Trendsetter Awards”, which was a gathering of four programming experts from around the world discussing acquisition trends and how to spot the next big kids show and how to offer multiplatform content to a younger audience. Attending the panel was Patricia Hidalgo – Chief Content & Creative Officer EMEA and International Kids Strategy for Turner and her predecessor, Michael Carrington – Former Chief Content Officer for Cartoon Network EMEA (now in-charge of kids content for ABC in Australia).

During the panel, Patricia Hidalgo mentioned that only animation content is universally accepted as a cross-border form of children’s entertainment and live-action show won’t appeal to audiences in countries like India or China. Michael Carrington mentioned that high-quality show imports drives standards and expectations for locally produced content, he also mentioned that there’s been a viewing shift towards video-on-demand services and binge-watching also applies to children as much as adults.

Later on Saturday there was a special celebratory event for Cartoon Network’s 25th Anniversary with Rob Sorcher – Chief Content Officer of Cartoon Network and Michael Ouweleen – Chief Marketing Officer of Cartoon Network, Adult Swim and Boomerang. Both Rob and Michael talked about the channel’s past, present and future. Cartoon Network is aware about the decline of linear television. Linear TV ratings isn’t much of concern, as the channel has incorporated a TV anywhere multi-screen strategy, which means viewers can enjoy their cartoons “anywhere and everywhere” and watch what they want when they want. Cartoon Network is also investing in VR (Virtual Reality) as a form of story-telling, but the technology has yet to be used properly to offer a full and proper entertainment experience on a consistent basis. Turner has opened a VR Lab in London supported by Google and Oculus (owned by Facebook) and is currently attempting to make Cartoon Network’s creative teams adapt to the new technology. Cartoon Network EMEA has already released an Adventure Time “I See Ooo” VR app for mobile devices which features a set of minigames.

Earlier today (15th October), there was a Content Strategy informal chat session with the vice president of content acquisitions and co-productions for Cartoon Network – Adina Pitt. This session was to put forward Cartoon Network’s expectations for a show acquisition or co-production deal, for instance the time-frame of when a show is ready to broadcast, which currently has a 18-month to two year time window. Also, other matters will be put into consideration during a deal, such as the potential of the show and how and will it appeal to audiences in other countries. Although, the industry has changed and the way the viewer watches content has also changed, the quality of the content will always be the same.

Later on today, Lesley Bailey – the Vice President of Channel Marketing & Brand Management for Turner EMEA Kids took part in a session called “Preparing Kids For Social Media Teenhood”, which was a discussion about social media, more specifically online bullying and the spread of false information, this session was about the transition from childhood into adolescence and helping kids be aware about the dangers of social media before they get older. During this session, Cartoon Network talked about its anti-bullying Buddy Network campaign which has spread across the EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa) region after successful launches in the United States and Latin America.