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Turner sets new direction to The Amazing World of Gumball

Turner sets new direction to The Amazing World of Gumball

Animation
Turner has claimed that it has upped its  investment in European production by 30 per cent last year and has also taken its biggest international original The Amazing World of Gumball in a new direction, with a puppet-based episode of the show that it revealed at the just concluded Annecy Animation Film Festival. The puppet-based installment of Gumball will go out during season five of the show and will also be the inspiration for a series of short form spin-offs. Recently-minted U.K. producer Blink Industries is making The Puppets and the short form content which will be directed by BAFTA-nominated Simon Cartwright and Baker Terry. Annecy attendees got to watch the exclusive first-look at The Puppets at Annecy during a session at the festival looking at Gumball. The series is a mix
Turner airing India made animated series Lamput across the world

Turner airing India made animated series Lamput across the world

Animation, Channels
Indians be proud that their country-made animation movie Lamput is being aired around the world by Turner in its channels like Cartoon Network, Boomerang and POGO. Lamput is a simple story of a gooey orange creature that can morph into an infinite variety of objects trying to evade a couple of scientists. Produced by Mumbai’s Vaibhav Studios, this is a little over forty five minutes show. Lamput is a fresh look for Indian animation and sets itself apart with sharp animation timing and attractive design. The series has also earned distinction as being among the first Indian properties sold from a pitch bible that has gone on to air globally. The series recently won the award for best case study at the FICCI Frames’ Best Animated Film, India’s key annual animation award. Cartoon Brew
Production of Oddbods goes underway

Production of Oddbods goes underway

Animation
Singaporean studio One Animation has started production on a new set of episodes of the award-winning kids’ animated comedy series Oddbods. It may be remembered that the order for the season was made earlier this year and as proof of the series’ popularity, the studio has already secured key broadcast partners including Turner and its flagship channels Cartoon Network and Boomerang in Latin America and across EMEA. Oddbods is a wacky CG-animated comedy series that focuses on the hilarious antics of seven distinct cute characters, with color-specific clothes that are as unique as their temperaments and attitudes. The new batch of episodes is the third overall season of Oddbods, but is technically only the second season as the first batch of episodes were released only as a digital shor
One Animation’s Oddbods debuts on Netflix

One Animation’s Oddbods debuts on Netflix

Animation
One Animation’s animated TV series Oddbobs has been released on Netflix in North America, Latin America, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Australia and New Zealand. The long-form toon follows seven colorful characters as they play pranks on one another. The SVOD deal comes after a one and five-minute shorts of Oddbods garnered nearly two billion views across social media. The series’ long-form version was sold last year to broadcasters including Boomerang, Disney channels in Asia, Canal Plus in France and Africa, ITV in the UK and Boing in Italy. This past fall, ITV also signed on licensees for Oddbods with help from UK master toy partner Golden Bear. The show’s second season will also be streamed on Netflix later this summer.
Turner’s Lamput wins critical acclaim at FICCI FRAMES 2017

Turner’s Lamput wins critical acclaim at FICCI FRAMES 2017

Animation
  At the just concluded FICCI FRAMES 2017, Turner won critical acclaim for Lamput as the ‘Best Case Study in the Animated Frames’ category. The original series that features a gooey orange nutcase that outwits a pair of hapless doctors received praise for its ability to tell multiple stories and inspire laughter. Lamput has been created by Mumbai-based Vaibhav Studios and has been on-air, online and on-app since 2016 in the Asia Pacific on Cartoon Network and POGO and worldwide on Boomerang, Turner’s second flagship kids channel. Said an overjoyed Mark Eyers, chief content officer for Turner’s Kids Networks in Asia Pacific, “We couldn’t be happier for this little orange character who has truly sparked to life over the last year to delight kids everywhere. This award demonstrates
Turner reveals details of Dorothy & the Wizard of Oz and Wacky Races

Turner reveals details of Dorothy & the Wizard of Oz and Wacky Races

Animation
  has revealed details of two highly-anticipated WB Animation original new series namely Dorothy & the Wizard of Oz and Wacky Races. The two will join the line-up of iconic, contemporary animation for the company’s second flagship international kids channel Boomerang from June 2017. In the US, they will exclusively be shown on the recently-announced streaming subscription service. Chief Content Officer for Turner’s Kids Networks in Asia Pacific Mark Eyers said, “These two shows are top-quality additions to the Boomerang line-up in Australia and have the unique ability to delight and entertain all members of the family.” To be launched in June in Asia Pacific, Dorothy & the Wizard of Oz is an uplifting comedic fantasy based on the classic L. Frank Baum book series and set
Two WB animation series to air on Boomerang this June

Two WB animation series to air on Boomerang this June

Channels
          Besides making their debut on Boomerang’s brand-new US SVOD service this spring, WB Animation’s original series Dorothy & the Wizard of Oz and Wacky Races will also join Boomerang’s global linear TV channel in June. Dorothy & the Wizard of Oz, a comedic fantasy series based on the L. Frank Baum book series, follows the titular character after she has defeated the Wicked Witch and is appointed the Princess of Emerald City. Wacky Racers, a reboot of the slapstick Hanna-Barbera series, follows Penelope Pitstop, a formidable racer who helps save others. The two series will be available in the US exclusively on the SVOD that will house more than 5,000 titles made by Hanna-Barbera, Looney Tunes and MGM Animation. Meanwhile it is being underst
Cartoon Network and Boomerang launch on Fetch TV

Cartoon Network and Boomerang launch on Fetch TV

Animation
Launch follows shortly after platform’s addition of Turner’s CNN International Iconic animated shows including Ben 10, The Powerpuff Girls, Tom and Jerry and Scooby-Doo have found a new home in Australia, with the launch of Cartoon Network and Boomerang on Fetch TV. Turner’s two global flagship children channels will be available from January on the IPTV service. Cartoon Network, Asia Pacific’s leading kids’ channel, is known for its unique brand of surprising humour and has been entertaining Aussie families for more than two decades. Aside from Ben, Blossom, Bubbles and Buttercup, Fetch TV viewers will also be amongst the first to watch the channel’s new series Mighty Magiswords. Meanwhile, Boomerang is the place for families who want to see new episodes of iconic cartoons such as Mr
Turner’s Kids Brands Begin 2017 On Top Once Again across Asia Pacific

Turner’s Kids Brands Begin 2017 On Top Once Again across Asia Pacific

Animation
Cartoon Network, Boomerang, POGO and Toonami lead the pack in 2016 and look forward to a multi-platform 2017 The combination of Turner’s four kids brands in Asia Pacific – Cartoon Network, Boomerang, POGO and Toonami – was the region’s No. 1 international kids portfolio across nine measured markets for the whole of 2016.* Building on the same leadership position achieved in 2015, the group again finished the year with the highest category share in the kids’ genre throughout the region. Turner’s off-air, digital touchpoints for its brands also showed significant growth during the past 12 months. Mark Eyers, Chief Content Officer for Turner’s Kids Networks in Asia Pacific, said: “This is awesome news for us, and is just one of many highlights during a huge 2016. We welcomed back mega-fr
Turner’s Boomerang Channel Arrives In Taiwan

Turner’s Boomerang Channel Arrives In Taiwan

Channels
Boomerang, Turner’s global kids’ brand and companion channel to Cartoon Network, is now available in Taiwan for the first time With an additional 1.6 million subscribers across Kbro and Taiwan Mobile platforms, the agreement increases the channel’s distribution in Asia Pacific to 32 million households since the channel’s relaunch in late 2014. From November 14, the all-animation network will have both Mandarin audio and traditional Chinese subtitles, boasting an impressive line-up of new series and movies programmed for both kids and their families. In addition to the ever-popular Tom and Jerry, Scooby-Doo and Looney Tunes, new shows include Bunnicula, Talking Tom and the hilarious Grizzy and the Lemmings – the most-talked-about animated series at MIP Junior in Cannes last month. Phi