Cartoon Network And Doha Festival City Signs Entertainment Partnership For Special Events

Cartoon Network And Doha Festival City Signs Entertainment Partnership For Special Events

Cartoon Network And Doha Festival City Signs Entertainment Partnership For Special Events

The largest shopping mall complex in Qatar – Doha Festival City has teamed up Cartoon Network and Invent, an in-mall entertainment company to offer its guests immersive interactive experiences, that will allow guests to interact with Cartoon Network’s famous cartoon characters like never before in a series of special events.

Doha Festival City will have three different event installations, the first one will be Ben 10 themed which will include Ben 10 live shows, a Ben 10 Activity Zone and a Ben 10 Augmented Reality Pod which will run from the first day of Eid until 30th August. The second installation will be a The Amazing World of Gumball Activity Zone which will run during Qatar’s back-to-school season from 1st to 14th September. The third and final installation will be an Adventure Time Activity Zone running from 14th to 30th December, this event will run during Qatar’s National Day which will take place on 18th December.

https://www.zawya.com/mena/en/story/Doha_Festival_City_and_Cartoon_Network_sign_iconic_Entertainment_Partnership-ZAWYA20180808111453/

From The Doha Festival City Press Release: Doha Festival City and Cartoon Network sign iconic Entertainment Partnership: Guests can enjoy a range of family entertainment options including live shows, activity zones and augmented reality pods.

Doha Festival City has entered a one-of-a-kind entertainment partnership with Cartoon Network, the leading global entertainment brand and one of the most popular animation networks in region, and Invent, the in-mall entertainment experts.

The partnership, facilitated by Invent, brings new forms of activations and immersive digital experiences that integrate Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality technology to Doha, allowing guests to interact with their on-screen heroes like never before.

Three notable installations are set to make their debut at Doha Festival City, featuring iconic characters from the Cartoon Network universe. These include Ben 10 live shows, a Ben 10 Activity Zone and a Ben 10 Augmented Reality Pod from Eid Day 1 – 30th August, during Eid Al Adha From 1st – 14th September, during the Back to School season, The Amazing World of Gumball Activity Zone will enthral kids, while Qatar National Day, from 14th – 30th December, will see them enjoy the Adventure Time Activity Zone.

May Marzooq, Senior Marketing Manager of Doha Festival City Mall said, “This is the first ever exclusive entertainment partnership to be taken on-board here at Doha Festival City and we are delighted to bring to our customers a new age of entertainment. Doha Festival City alongside Cartoon Network, intends to provide the best in-class mall entertainment experience to families and children.”

In addition, the recently launched Festival City Kids Club, will allow members to embark on their own journey of adventures and enjoy a privileged membership experience with a new series of events soon to be announced. Children with memberships will also gain exclusive access and benefits to some activations, enhancing their experience.

About Doha Festival City

Doha Festival City, the largest entertainment, fashion and dining destination has more than 400 carefully selected international and local brands. It is home to some of the most anticipated names, many of which are making their Qatar debut; including Harvey Nichols, Charlotte Tilbury, Kiehls, Smashbox, Dior Beauty Boutique and ACE. The destination is also home to the country’s only IKEA which has been trading since 2013.

Upon completion, there will be over 100 places to dine and relax including restaurants, cafés and casual dining outlets. From well-loved brands such as Nando’s Cheesecake Factory, PF Chang’s and Texas Roadhouse, to unique to Qatar or debuting concepts including Jamie’s Italian, Café Coco, 800 Degrees and Aimee’s Cafe.

As a destination with a world-class Family Entertainment Complex, Doha Festival City is also home to indoor and outdoor attractions unique to Qatar – from the country’s first VOX Cinemas 4D cinema complex with 18 digital screens, to outdoor spaces for exercise and cycling, it is designed to appeal to all ages. Doha Festival City will delight visitors with four unique theme parks that each provide first-of-their-kind experiences – Angry Birds World, Snow Dunes, Juniverse and Virtuocity – created exclusively for Qatar.

As a “Smart Mall”, it offers innovative digital options including free Wi-Fi and digital wayfinding to enhance consumer experience and is easily accessible, offering 8,000 smart parking spaces and VIP valet services.

For more information visit http://www.festivalcitydoha.com

TBS’s And Adult Swim’s Final Space Renewed For A Second Season

TBS's And Adult Swim's Final Space Renewed For A Second Season

TBS’s And Adult Swim’s Final Space Renewed For A Second Season

TBS’s latest animated hit – Final Space has been renewed for a second season, the serialised intergalactic space adventure-comedy series has reached more than twenty million viewers on TBS’s linear and digital platforms as well as video-on-demand services in the United States. The animated series follows an astronaut named Gary and his friend – Mooncake, an adorable alien with the powerful ability to destroy planets. On their journey, they make new friends and expand their team, together they embark on a quest to unlock the mystery of “Final Space”, the place where the universe ends.

Final Space is created by filmmaker/actor/comedian Olan Rogers and is co-written and executive produced by David Sacks, who previously served as an executive producer on Nickelodeon’s Pig Goat Banana Cricket. The show is now getting international distribution as it will premiere on Turner’s TNT Comedy channel in Germany on 15th May.

https://www.regularcapital.com/2018/04/final-space-premiere-tnt-comedys-adult-swim-programming-block-germany-15th-may/

The show is produced by Conan O’Brien’s Conaco and New Form in association with Turner’s in-house studio – Studio T, the show also airs on Cartoon Network USA’s adult-focused nighttime block – Adult Swim. An AR (augmented reality) app has been released based on the series and a VR (Virtual Reality) pilot episode is currently in development. Final Space merchandise are now available to buy on TBS’s website (http://shop.tbs.com) and the Facebook Live game – “Cards with Gary” offered an additional interactive experience for fans.

http://variety.com/2018/digital/news/final-space-vr-pilot-ar-app-1202736385/

http://deadline.com/2018/05/final-space-renewed-season-2-tbs-olan-rogers-conan-obrien-1202383813/

Cartoon Network UK Children’s BAFTA Awards 2017 Nominations

Cartoon Network UK Children's BAFTA Awards 2017 Nominations

Cartoon Network UK Children’s BAFTA Awards 2017 Nominations

Today (24th October), BAFTA (British Academy of Film and Television Arts), has announced their nominations for this year’s Children’s BAFTA Awards. This year, Cartoon Network (also includes Boomerang) has received a total of six nominations across five categories. The Amazing World of Gumball has been nominated again in the Animation category and also in the Writing category, so far, The Amazing World of Gumball has won eight BAFTAs. Cartoon Network UK has been nominated in the Kids Channel Of The Year category for this year’s awards, the channel won the award in 2014. Cartoon Network’s virtual reality mobile app – Adventure Time: I See Ooo has been nominated in the Interactive category. In the Short Form content category, Cartoon Network’s anti-bullying initiative – Buddy Network and Boomerang’s The Happos Family have been nominated.

This year’s awards ceremony will be held at The Roundhouse in London, on Sunday 26th November and will be hosted by actor, writer and comedian – Doc Brown.

List Of All 2017 Children’s BAFTA Awards Categories With Cartoon Network Nominations:

Animation

The Amazing World Of Gumball

Ben Bocquelet, Mic Graves, Sarah Fell – Turner/Cartoon Network

Revolting Rhymes

Production Team – Magic Light Pictures/BBC One

Shaun The Sheep

Will Becher, John Woolley, Richard Starzak – Aardman Animations/CBBC

We’re Going On A Bear Hunt

Production Team – Lupus Films, Bear Hunt Films, Walker Productions, Herrick Entertainment/Channel 4

Channel Of The Year

Cartoon Network

CBBC

Cbeebies

Truetube

Interactive

Adventure Time “I See Ooo”
Antonio Grasso, Ben Trewhella, Anil Glendinning – Turner

The Gruffalo Spotter
Development Team – Magic Light Pictures & Nexus Studios

Hey Duggee: We Love Animals
Phil Hoskins, Keith Davidson, Peter Hickman – Scary Beasties Ltd and BBC Worldwide

Virry VR
Martin Percy, Svetlana Dragayeva, Joanna Fogler – Fountain Digital Labs

Short Form

Cartoon Network Buddy Network
Daniel Fuller, Simon Dean, Charles Battrick – Turner/Cartoon Network

The Happos Family
Patricia Hidalgo, Richelle Wilder, Erica Darby – Turner/Boomerang

Morph
Merlin Crossingham, Helen Argo, Peter Lord – Aardman Animations/Sky Kids

Share A Story 2016
Production Team – CITV/CITV

Writer

Adam Tyler
Screwball! – TrueTube

Joe Williams
Hank Zipzer’s Christmas Catastrophe – CBBC

Paul Rose, Luc Skyz, Mikis Michaelides
4 O’Clock Club – CBBC

Writing Team
The Amazing World of Gumball – Cartoon Network

A list of all the categories and nominations for the 2017 Children’s BAFTA awards can be viewed via the link below:

http://www.bafta.org/children/awards/childrens-awards-nominations-2017

BAFTA Press Release: http://www.bafta.org/media-centre/press-releases/nominations-release-childrens-awards

http://www.cartoonnetwork.co.uk