EMEA acquires 2nd season of Sunny Bunnies

EMEA acquires 2nd season of Sunny Bunnies

Media I.M. Incorporated Ltd, the London-based content distribution company that specialises in premium animation and family entertainment, has closed another high-profile deal for Sunny Bunnies (26 x 3.5 mins), taking the non-dialogue comedy for four-to seven-year-olds into a total of 156 countries. Following the lead of its sister channels in the US, South East Asia, CEEMEA (CEE, Middle East, Africa), Russia/CIS, Australia/New Zealand and Japan, the Walt Disney Company EMEA has acquired the second season of Digital Light Studio’s Sunny Bunnies. This latest Disney deal will see the loveable balls of light bounce on to Disney Junior in the UK, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, France and French-speaking Europe, Spain, Italy and Italian-speaking Europe, the Nordic, Baltic and Benelux territ
CN’s The Powerpuff Girls Gains Momentum across EMEA

CN’s The Powerpuff Girls Gains Momentum across EMEA

Licensing, Merchandise
Cartoon Network EMEA rolls out new toy range and signs new free-to-air deals in the UK, France and Germany With the opening of Spielwarenmesse 2017 (1st-6th February), Cartoon Network EMEA unveils exciting developments for its brand-new series of The Powerpuff Girls. Cartoon Network is now rolling-out the toy range at leading EMEA retailers and also boosting broadcast exposure through the signing of new free-to-air deals. Turner’s Cartoon Network launched the brand-new series of The Powerpuff Girls worldwide last April and now the first wave of product has begun hitting shelves across EMEA. The merchandise roll-out is being spearheaded by the global master toy range from Spin Master with fashion, accessories, gifting, homewares, personal care, FMCG and back-to-school products followin
CN Releases New Video Game ‘Battle Crashers’

CN Releases New Video Game ‘Battle Crashers’

Gaming, Headlines, Studio
Cartoon Network and Maximum Games, a video game publisher in partnership with GameMill Entertainment, have joined forces to release the video game “Cartoon Network: Battle Crashers.” The side-scrolling action game will merge together the universes of some of Cartoon Network’s most popular franchises including “Steven Universe,” “The Amazing World of Gumball,” “Clarence,” “Uncle Grandpa,” “Adventure Time” and “Regular Show.” The game also features tag-team gameplay, customization, character progression, special stages and boss battles. “Cartoon Network: Battle Crashers” is now available for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Nintendo 3DS in the U.S., U.K., EMEA, Australia and New Zealand.

Dubai’s own Cartoon Network Zone is set to Thrill from 15.August…

Animation, Channels, Events, Headlines, Top Stories
The Cartoon Network Zone will feature the first ever Ben 10 5D cinema and an exciting line up of branded restaurants and retail locations, including the world's largest Ben 10 retail store...  Details of a new Cartoon Network zone at Dubai’s popular tourist destination IMG Worlds of Adventure have finally been revealed...  The park – that will open its doors officially on August 15th this year – will feature the likes of Ben 10, Adventure Time and The Powerpuff Girls in a series of rides and attractions. The numerous attractions to be unveiled this summer is the result of a deal between Ilyas and Mustafa Galadari Group and Cartoon Network. (more…)

Ankama Animations Inks Broadcast Deal For ‘KIT & KATE’

Animation, Channels
BRAND NEW PRESCHOOL SERIES PRODUCED BY TOONBOX ANIMATION STUDIO TO DEBUT ON JIM JAM AND YLE Ankama Animations, a leading independent digital creation group focused on the entertainment industry, has secured broadcast agreements for their new pre-school offering, Kit & Kate. The brand new 32 x 5 minute, 2D animated series has been picked up by global broadcaster, Jim Jam (Pan-Europe, Poland, Benelux, the Middle East and Africa) and Finland’s YLE, it was announced today. (more…)

Movie Superman Vs Batman Hit Hearts Across EMEA retailers!

Headlines, Licensing, Merchandise, Uncategorized
Warner Bros. Consumer Products EMEA (WBCP EMEA), on behalf of DC Entertainment has partnered with some of the biggest names in retail on special promotions to support Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, the licensor’s largest ever retail programme in the region! From fast fashion multiples, mass market grocers, toy and department stores, entertainment retailers, drugstores, discounters, convenience outlets and online, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice is currently everywhere across the EMEA region with more than 50,000 retail stores showcasing official merchandise for the film that fans can’t get enough of. (more…)

Warner Bros. Consumer Products EMEA Renews Deal With TCC For Classic Animated Characters

Headlines, Licensing, Merchandise
Looney Tunes, Tom and Jerry and Scooby-Doo Among Properties to Feature in Retail Loyalty Programmes Warner Bros. Consumer Products EMEA (WBCP EMEA) has renewed its deal with retail marketing company TCC, which has created a number of new retail loyalty programmes featuring key characters from Warner Bros.’ beloved animation portfolio. Tom and Jerry, Looney Tunes and Scooby-Doo are among the properties that will front retail campaigns across the EMEA region.  The promotional support will cover instant rewards programmes, redemption rewards schemes, digital consumer games and ‘spend and get’ offers at supermarkets, hypermarkets, petrol stations, convenience stores and DIY and home improvement outlets. (more…)

Turner Globalizes Kids’ Content Strategy

Animation, Channels, Headlines
New approach will see the studio's international and U.S. divisions work more closely. Turner International is forging a new joint approach with its U.S. operation for the kids' and general entertainment businesses, as the company adopts a more global approach to content strategy. The strengthened relationship comes as Turner doubles its investment in programming and content. Other recent initiatives in the company's evolving kids' offering include the re-positioning of the Boomerang network over the last year as a second international, all-animation, family-skewed kids’ channel alongside Cartoon Network; the implementation of a global programming deal for Boomerang with Warner Bros.; and an expanded GE footprint with the launch of TNT into new markets. (more…)

CN Launches Anti-Bullying Campaign

Animation, Channels, Headlines
Cartoon Network has launched a new anti-bullying campaign to raise awareness and empower kids to take action against bullying. The CN Buddy Network kicks off in the U.K. for National Anti-Bullying Week today and leverages Cartoon Network’s animation and storytelling to address bullying in a way that motivates kids to talk about their experiences, be a good friend and offer support to others. (more…)