Theme Park Company Six Flags And Riverside Investment Group Partner With Turner For New Rides And Attractions In China

Theme Park Company Six Flags And Riverside Investment Group Partner With Turner For New Rides And Attractions In China

Theme Park Company Six Flags And Riverside Investment Group Partner With Turner For New Rides And Attractions

Today (22/03/2018), it was announced that Six Flags, the world’s largest theme park company, tourism and real estate developer – Riverside Investment Group and Turner Asia-Pacific have formed a new partnership which will bring rides and attractions based on Turner’s properties to Six Flags theme parks in China.

The first branded ride from the new partnership will be a dark-ride based on Turner’s cartoon rabbit instant messaging emoticon property – Tuzki, the new ride will be at two Six Flags theme parks in China, Six Flags Zhejiang and Six Flags Chongqing, which will open in 2019 and 2020 respectively. In addition to the new ride, both parks will also feature Tuzki theming and shops selling Tuzki merchandise. Tuzki is a much loved and well known cartoon character in China, with millions of Tuzki emoticons being used on messaging apps every day. Tuzki is even having his very own theatrical movie which will be released in cinemas across China very soon.

https://www.regularcapital.com/2016/09/cartoon-network-news-in-brief-mid-september-2016/

The new partnership between Turner and Riverside Investment Group also allows for other Turner-owned properties from Cartoon Network’s wide portfolio of cartoon characters and shows to be featured inside Six Flags Kids World. Six Flags Kids World will be the first park of its kind for families with young children and will be built alongside Six Flags Zhejiang and Six Flags Chongqing.

From The Turner Asia-Pacific Press Release: Six Flags And Riverside Partner With Turner To Offer New Attractions: Tuzki-branded Thrill Ride Coming To Six Flags China Parks

Six Flags Entertainment Corporation (NYSE:SIX), the world’s largest theme park company, Riverside Investment Group Co. Ltd., an award-winning tourism and real estate developer, and Turner Asia Pacific, today announced a new partnership that will bring original, branded experiences to Six Flags parks throughout China.

The first addition – a thrilling, new Tuzki-branded dark ride – is joining the lineup of world class, record-breaking rides and attractions at Six Flags Zhejiang and Six Flags Chongqing, which are scheduled to open in 2019 and 2020 respectively.

“The Six Flags brand is synonymous with innovative thrills for all ages,” said President of Six Flags International Development Company, David McKillips. “We look forward to working with Turner Asia Pacific to create immersive, content-rich attractions throughout our China parks.”

Ricky Ow, President of Turner Asia Pacific, said, “We are honoured to join forces with these two best-in-class companies to bring memorable, one-of-a-kind entertainment offerings to China. This is the first time that Tuzki’s loyal fans will be able to really experience their favourite emoticon in such a tangible and authentic way. Together with our partners, Six Flags and Riverside Investment Group, we are excited to offer this immersive, new attraction to park guests.”

In addition to the new ride, both parks will also feature Tuzki theming and new retail locations offering branded merchandise. The Turner-owned rabbit IP is a household name in China, with millions of Tuzki emoticons exchanged through instant messaging apps every day.

“This partnership brings together two powerhouse entertainment brands with a long tradition of making people happy,” said Riverside Investment Group Chairman, Zhe Li. “Tuzki is a beloved icon for China’s younger generation and is the perfect addition to the Six Flags family of parks.”

The agreement between Turner and Riverside Investment Group also allows for other Turner-owned IP from Cartoon Network’s extensive portfolio of characters and shows to be featured inside Six Flags Kids World. Six Flags Kids World – the first park of its kind and designed especially for families with young children – will be built adjacent to both Six Flags Zhejiang and Six Flags Chongqing.

About Six Flags Zhejiang and Six Flags Chongqing

The thrilling experience of Six Flags Entertainment, the world’s largest regional theme park company, is coming to China. The theme parks will offer signature Six Flags thrills for guests of all ages including innovative, record-breaking roller coasters, family rides, and water attractions along with world-class shows and special events for the entire family to enjoy. The parks are expected to open in 2020 in partnership with Riverside Investment Group Co. Ltd., an experienced, award-winning leisure and tourism developer. For more information, visit www.sixflags.com/china

About Tuzki

Tuzki is a rabbit emoticon created by Momo Wang in 2006. Outlined in black and white, this rabbit is a youth-oriented character made famous by his expressive and amusing body gestures. The Tuzki emoji package is widely used by young adults across various online platforms such as instant messaging platforms, social media and blogs. There are tens of millions daily shares on global social media platforms, with billions of downloads on WeChat. Tuzki – the milk-drinking, carrot-loathing rabbit – has his own themed restaurant and café in Ningbo, China, and is also the star of an animated series and an upcoming theatrical movie. Tuzki is a Turner-owned IP.

About Riverside Investment Group Company, Ltd.

Founded in 1986 and adhering to the “people-oriented” concept, Riverside gradually developed itself from a high-end Garden Community to a platform to integrate culture & tourism industry resources. Its investment projects involve finance, tourism, cultural industry, real estate, media and advertising, etc. In recent years, the group has developed significant modes to cooperate with international leading enterprises and signed the exclusive cooperation agreement with Six Flags Entertainment in the United States. Riverside Group spares no effort to spread the layout of the Riverside Themed Resort rapidly with Six Flags Parks as the core component of the culture tourism project in the Chinese market. For more information visit, http://www.lvcgroup.com.

https://www.turner.com/pressroom/six-flags-and-riverside-partner-turner-offer-new-tuzki-attractions

Cartoon Network News In Brief Mid September 2016

Cartoon Network News In Brief Mid September 2016

Cartoon Network News In Brief Mid September 2016

Oggy And The Cockroaches Season 5 Premiere On Cartoon Network Asia Update

According to Kidscreen, Oggy and the Cockroaches Season Five will premiere on Cartoon Network’s feeds in Asia-Pacific in Autumn 2017, the new series will see Oggy and the Cockroaches time travelling to the past and to the future, similar to Tom and Jerry, the show features slapstick comedy with no dialogue. Oggy and the Cockroaches’ animation studio – Xilam have also made a licencing agreement with Dream Theatre to represent the show’s brand in India. Furthermore, Season 6 and 7 of Oggy and the Cockroaches will premiere in 2018. News about Oggy of the Cockroaches season five were known back in December last year.

https://www.regularcapital.com/2015/12/cartoon-network-asia-pacific-acquires-oggy-and-the-cockroaches-season-5/

Special thanks to the Daily Nick for the update: http://www.nickalive.blogspot.com

http://kidscreen.com/2016/09/16/xilam-names-oggy-and-the-cockroaches-rep/

Turner’s Emoticon Tuzki Character To Get Animated Film

According to Cartoon Brew and Animation Digital Digest, Turner Asia Pacific has partnered up with Shanghai-based Tencent Pictures to develop a full-length feature starring Tuzki, the iconic rabbit emoticon that is used throughout Asia on social platforms including Wechat. The film, which will be a mixture of CGI and live-action is expected to begin production in 2017, and will be released in cinemas in China in 2018.

Clément Schwebig, Turner Asia-Pacific’s SVP of business development and licensing, made this statement in regards to the new Tuzki movie:

“This announcement is a huge milestone as we look to grow the Tuzki franchise and reinforces Turner’s commitment to its growing business in China, Through WeChat, Tencent is obviously very familiar with Tuzki, and everyone is excited to see him appear on the big screen. This irrepressible rabbit has already made a strong emotional connection with a generation of young Chinese, and this film will take engagement to the next level.”

http://www.cartoonbrew.com/feature-film/popular-chinese-emoticon-tuzki-getting-animated-feature-143113.html

http://animationdigitaldigest.com/turner-partners-tencent-develop-film-starring-rabbit-emoticon-tuzki/

Cartoon Network Central Eastern Europe Half Rebrand

Over the weekend (17/09/2016 and 18/09/2016) Cartoon Network Central Eastern Europe have started to air Next/Later bumpers stylised from the Check It 4.0 graphics package, it’s not known when a full rebrand will happen.

Cartoon Network MENA (Middle East and North Africa) Now In Cyprus

According to the TV guide on Primetel’s website, the newly launched Cartoon Network MENA (English) and Boomerang MENA (English) has replaced Cartoon Network Africa and Boomerang Africa respectively in Cyprus, also the Boomerang MENA feed is now available in Greece also replacing Boomerang Africa. The move ends Cartoon Network Africa/HQ’s role as a trans-regional pan-feed in Europe and the Middle East.

The present day Cartoon Network Africa channel originated from a pan-European/African/Middle East feed which was spun off from Cartoon Network UK in 1999 (which was the original pan-feed that launched in 1993 with several language audio tracks). As more countries and regions such as Netherlands, Portugal and Russia (with Bulgaria) started to launch their own versions of Cartoon Network, the pan-feed started to focus more on Africa, most particularly Nigeria and South Africa.

http://primetel.com.cy/tvg/