Peter Roth To Manage Warner Bros’ New Global Kids And Young Adults Division In The Interim Until A New Warner Bros. Chairman And CEO Is Hired

Peter Roth To Manage Warner Bros's New Global Kids And Young Adults Division In The Interim Until A New Warner Bros. Chairman And CEO Is Hired
Peter Roth (Right) With Warner Bros. Animation’s Sam Register

Peter Roth To Manage Warner Bros’ New Global Kids And Young Adults Division In The Interim Until A New Warner Bros. Chairman And CEO Is Hired

The CEO (chief executive officer) of WarnerMedia – John Stankey has chosen Peter Roth – the president and CCO (Chief Content Officer) of Warner Bros. Television Group as interim manager for Warner Bros’ new Global Kids and Young Adults Division which includes Cartoon Network, Boomerang, Adult Swim and Warner Bros. Animation as well as all licensed consumer products.

In total, three Warner Bros. executives were chosen by the CEO (chief executive officer) of WarnerMedia – John Stankey to run the studio in the interim after the resignation of Warner Bros. CEO and Chairman – Kevin Tsujihara on Monday this week (18th March), Peter Roth (as previously mentioned); Toby Emmerich, chairman of Warner Bros. Pictures Group; and Kim Williams, EVP (Executive Vice President) and CFO (Chief Financial Officer) of Warner Bros. Entertainment.

Toby Emmerich will oversee Warner Bros’ theatrical, home entertainment and video games divisions, meanwhile Kim Williams will manage Warner Bros’ other divisions such as video streaming services company – Otter Media (Crunchyroll, VRV, Fullscreen, Rooster Teeth).

John Stankey’s memo to WarnerMedia employees regarding the temporary management arrangements at Warner Bros.:

19th March 2019

To: WarnerMedia Colleagues

From: John Stankey

Subject: Warner Bros. Leadership Transition

I’ve asked three members of the existing Warner Bros. executive team to lead the organization on an interim basis until a new Chairman and CEO is named. We are doing this to ensure minimal disruption to the day-to-day operations of the studio and to provide the time we need to conduct a thorough search to find the best candidate to lead this incredible and storied business to its next chapter of growth and success. Our creative and business partners deserve this. Our company – and you – deserve no less.

The executives who have graciously come together to help me manage this business on an interim basis are: Toby Emmerich, Chairman, Warner Bros. Pictures Group; Peter Roth, President and Chief Content Officer, Warner Bros. Television Group; and Kim Williams, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, Warner Bros. Entertainment.

We all recognize that operating day-to-day in this manner will be a little different from the normal course of business, but the four of us agree that we need to remain focused and steer clear of any counterproductive speculation around what this temporary leadership group portends for the future. Toby, Peter and Kim will keep us focused squarely on achieving our goals and staying on track with our ambitious plans for Warner Bros. this year.

I will work closely with the three of them during this period to help make sure issues are quickly addressed and operations continue to progress in the normal course of business. Toby, Peter and Kim will be responsible for bringing forward any matters that require broader deliberation and a more integrated review – those outside of the normal decision-making process within our skillfully led teams in each department.

To help with this and minimize organization disruption Toby, Peter and Kim will coordinate groups of their peers functioning as a team. Toby will handle matters around theatrical, home entertainment and games; Peter will coordinate all television production interests and do the same with the Kids and Young Adults group; and Kim will coordinate with all of the other areas, including Otter Media.

I have committed to moving quickly as we conduct a thorough and thoughtful search for a new Chairman and CEO to lead Warner Bros. This is an organization that has many talented individuals already operating successfully as a team. My priority is to install leadership that sustains the direction and priorities of the organization – not dramatically change course.

It goes without saying that our ability to tap into leaders of the caliber of Toby, Peter and Kim to continue our momentum without missing a beat is a testament to the talent we have across all of our companies. It also underscores the values, team orientation and spirit of collaboration that each of these executives exemplifies, and I thank them all for stepping up and leading by example.

Let’s continue working together to build an environment that informs and inspires audiences everywhere.

http://kidscreen.com/2019/03/20/wb-taps-three-execs-for-interim-leadership-team/

https://deadline.com/2019/03/warnermedia-new-leadership-post-kevin-tsujihara-scandal-1202577642/

Boomerang USA Streaming Service To Launch On The VRV Streaming Platform On 13th November 2018

Boomerang USA Streaming Service To Launch On The VRV Streaming Platform On 13th November 2018

Boomerang USA Streaming Service To Launch On The VRV Streaming Platform On 13th November 2018

Classic animation streaming service – Boomerang owned by Turner and Warner Bros. (within AT&T’s WarnerMedia group) will be launching on the multi-service streaming platform – VRV on Tuesday 13th November. VRV is also owned by WarnerMedia, via Otter Media and via its subsidiary – Ellation, Otter Media became fully owned by WarnerMedia in August 2018.

VRV users will be able to subscribe to Boomerang for $4.99 per month or to VRV’s complete collection of streaming services — including Boomerang, Ellation’s Crunchyroll, Nickelodeon’s NickSplat, Otter Media’s Rooster Teeth and six other services for only $9.99 per month.

The Boomerang streaming service has a library of more than 3,000 cartoons featuring productions from Hanna-Barbera, Warner Bros. Animation, Cartoon Network Studios and MGM, including Courage the Cowardly Dog, Scooby-Doo, Tom & Jerry, Bugs Bunny, The Jetsons, and The Flintstones. Boomerang is also home to new animated shows such as Dorothy and The Wizard of Oz, Wacky Races, Bunnicula and Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs. Boomerang has also recently announced that the new Care Bears animated series – Care Bears: Unlock the Magic will be joining the service, and also a remastered version of the Garfield and Friends animated series.

Ever since the AT&T takeover of Time Warner (now WarnerMedia) in June, the company have been heavily restructuring their digital streaming businesses. As a result of the takeover, the Korean, Chinese and Japanese entertainment streaming service – DramaFever closed on 19th October, with Turner Classic Movies streaming service – FilmStruck also due to close on the 29th November. Despite these closures, WarnerMedia has promised that they will launch a streaming service in the fourth quarter of 2019 that will feature the company’s films, television series, documentaries and animation all in one place.

https://www.warnermediagroup.com/newsroom/press-releases/2018/10/10/statement-from-warnermedia-ceo-john-stankey-announcing-plans-for

https://www.turner.com/pressroom/filmstruck-cease-domestic-and-international-operations-november-29-2018

Ellation’s Crunchyroll — an anime-centric streaming service has partnered with Turner’s Adult Swim for its Toonami anime programming block to premiere the series – Mob Psycho 100, which premiered last Saturday (27th October). Crunchyroll owns the U.S. license to the anime series. WarnerMedia’s full acquisition of Otter Media has opened the door to Crunchyroll’s anime library which will hopefully lead to more new shows on Toonami.

https://uk.ign.com/articles/2018/10/26/crunchyroll-and-toonami-team-up-for-new-adult-swim-anime-debut

https://www.thewrap.com/courage-the-cowardly-dog-coming-to-vrv-in-new-partnership-with-warnermedia/

Teletoon Canada New Episodes Of The Amazing World Of Gumball, We Bare Bears And Teen Titans Go! This Autumn

Teletoon Canada New Episodes Of The Amazing World Of Gumball, We Bare Bears And Teen Titans Go! This Autumn

Teletoon Canada New Episodes Of The Amazing World Of Gumball, We Bare Bears And Teen Titans Go! This Autumn

This Autumn, Teletoon Canada will be airing new episodes of The Amazing World of Gumball, We Bare Bears and Teen Titans Go! this Autumn, at present there’s no date or times given for the new episodes. Teletoon’s very own Wishfart animated series will have new episodes this Autumn (Wishfart has also aired on Cartoon Network UK and Cartoon Network Africa). Teletoon’s owner – Corus Entertainment owns the broadcasting rights to Cartoon Network’s shows in the Canadian market and owns and operates Cartoon Network Canada on Turner’s behalf.

On Teletoon this September, there’s also two new shows that are created by people who also created shows for Cartoon Network. The new TV animated series based on the successful online animated series of the same name – Bravest Warriors will debut next Monday (3rd September) on Teletoon, with back-to-back episodes at 8pm ET and 8.30pm ET. After the show’s premiere, the series will air Monday to Friday at 8pm ET starting from Tuesday 4th September. The new show is created by the creator of Cartoon Network’s Adventure Time – Pendleton Ward. The animated series follows a team of teenaged heroes-for-hire warping through the universe saving cute aliens using their emotions. The new series is produced by Corus Entertainment’s Nelvana in-association with Federator Studios, WarnerMedia’s U.S. based VRV streaming service has exclusivity rights over the new TV show in the United States.

Also next Monday (3rd September), Teletoon will premiere another new show – Cupcake and Dino: General Services created by Pedro Eboli – the creator of Cartoon Network Latin America’s and Birdo Studio’s Oswaldo. The new show follows Cupcake, a pastry with a Napoleon complex, and his fun-loving brother, Dino both try to get themselves known in the highly competitive general services industry. Cupcake and Dino: General Services will premiere on Monday 3rd September with back-to-back episodes at 6pm ET and 6.30pm ET. After the premiere, the show will air on Saturdays at 10am and 10.30am.

On Sunday 7th October at 6.30pm ET, Teletoon Canada will air premiere another new series – Total Dramarama, a prequel to Total Drama Island, the series follows the pre-school lives of Total Drama’s characters in a daycare centre, Total Dramarama premiered on Cartoon Network USA this morning (1st September) at 9am. Transformers: Cyberverse will also premiere on Sunday 16th September at 1.30pm ET/PT, Transformers: Cyberverse also premiered on Cartoon Network USA this morning (1st September) at 6.30am.

From the Corus Entertainment Press Release: Teletoon Bolsters Its Position As Canada’s Animation Station With Four Original Series Premiering This Fall: The Laughs Begin with the Debuts of Chop Chop Ninja, Bravest Warriors, Cupcake & Dino: General Services, and Total Dramarama

Teletoon continues to deliver the best in animated programming with a stacked fall schedule featuring four brand new Canadian original series: Bravest Warriors, Cupcake & Dino: General Services, Chop Chop Ninja, and Total Dramarama, as well as the debuts of Yu-Gi-Oh! VRAINS, Super Dinosaur, and Transformers: Cyberverse. Additionally, new episodes of The Amazing World of Gumball, We Bare Bears, Wishfart, Teen Titans Go! and many more, round out the fall slate. Plus, fans can catch full seasons of the animation station’s favourites and new episodes of hit series the day after the broadcast on TELETOON On Demand.

“We are so proud to offer an unbeatable fall lineup featuring four new Canadian original animated series,” said Lisa Godfrey, Vice President of Original Content, Corus Entertainment. “Corus’ ongoing dedication to producing world-class animated content is driven by our outstanding production partners whose passion, talent, and creativity consistently delight TELETOON viewers with a perfect blend of our country’s humour and heart.”

New Canadian Original Series

Starting off the fall season, follow the larger-than-life antics of Cupcake, a pastry with a Napoleon complex, and his fun-loving brother, Dino as they try to make a name for themselves in the super competitive general services business in Cupcake & Dino: General Services debuting Monday, September 3 with back-to-back episodes at 6 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. ET. Following the premiere, the series will air Saturdays at 10 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. ET.

Then, the incredibly successful and popular digital-first series Bravest Warriors blasts onto TELETOON on Monday, September 3, launching with back-to-back episodes at 8 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. ET. Produced by Corus Entertainment’s Nelvana and created by Pendleton Ward of Adventure Time, the animated comedy set in the far future follows the adventures of teenaged heroes-for-hire as they warp through the universe to save adorable aliens using the power of their emotions. After the premiere, the series will air Monday to Friday at 8 p.m. ET starting on Tuesday, September 4.

Plus, straight from the dojo, the sensei approved action-packed series Chop Chop Ninja kicks off on Saturday, October 6 at 11:30 a.m. ET. The new show packs some serious punch as Iro, an exuberant young ninja, along with his three friends – fellow classmates at the Ninja Academy – protect his island home from a steady onslaught of treacherous and not so treacherous villains, in hopes of proving that he deserves the legendary title of Chop Chop Ninja.

Also, this fall beginning, Sunday, October 7 at 6:30 p.m. ET, Total Dramarama is the outrageous, unexpected and totally random prequel to Total Drama Island. The series re-introduces Total Drama Island cast members as four year olds in a daycare centre. While they might be small, their personalities aren’t. Inside these pint-sized bodies are hilariously familiar characters Duncan, Harold, Leshawna, Owen, Beth, Noah, Izzy, Jude, Cody, Bridgette, and Courtney, and they are not going down for their naps without a fight. Left in charge of this feisty bunch of four year olds is Total Drama Island’s scary but loveable Chef.

Additional TELETOON Fall Programming Highlights

Yu-Gi-Oh! VRAINS *New Series*

Weekends beginning Saturday, September 1 at 1 p.m. ET

A new show where virtual reality, artificial intelligence and high-speed dueling merge into a fighting extravaganza! With advances in cutting-edge technology, duelists worldwide plug into LINK VRAINS to compete in fast-paced competition. But this cyberspace is under attack by a team of nefarious hackers determined to destroy the virtual realm! There’s only one hero who can save them – the mysterious and powerful Playmaker. But little does the world know that in real life, the dashing and daring Playmaker is actually a quiet, easy-going high school student named Yusaku Fujiki. But how can one kid take on a legion of enemies? With the help of a trash talking, AI named Ai, this unlikely duo work together to thwart the destruction of the entire virtual world and the future of dueling. Watch as they seize the wind with Yu-Gi-Oh! VRAINS!

Super Dinosaur *New Series*

Weekends beginning Saturday, September 8 at 3 p.m. ET

Leaping from the pages of the comic book series by Robert Kirkman and Jason Howard, Super Dinosaur focuses on Derek Dynamo and his best‐friend Super Dinosaur, a genetically engineered Tyrannosaurus Rex with human‐level intelligence and an aptitude for awesome combat gear. The two best friends go on action‐oriented secret missions for EARTHCORE, an international organization devoted to protecting the planet from monsters and villains.

Transformers: Cyberverse *New Series*

Weekends beginning Sunday, September 16 at 1:30 p.m. ET

Bumblebee is on a critical mission where lives are at stake! Only, he can’t remember what it is. It’s a good thing his best friend Windblade has found him to help repair his damaged memory chips. With each recovered memory, Bumblebee rediscovers his past adventures on Cybertron before coming to Earth. He relives fun moments when he played Cybertronian sports with his friends, and even tragic ones that would change his life. His past will shape him into becoming the hero we know today. As each memory is repaired, another clue comes to light that will lead them both to complete their shared mission to save their friends and Earth; however, the Decepticons are hot on their heels and time is running out.

Also, this fall, new episodes of The Amazing World of Gumball, Craig Of The Creek, We Bare Bears, Wishfart, Unikitty, Teen Titans Go!, and Power Rangers Super Ninja Steel.

https://www.corusent.com/news/teletoon-bolsters-its-position-as-canadas-animation-station-with-four-brand-new-original-animated-series-premiering-this-fall/