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TBS orders 13 episodes of new series Close Enough

TBS orders 13 episodes of new series Close Enough

Animation
As part of TBS’ expansion of its original animation slate, the Turner-affiliated network has ordered 13 episodes of a new series titled Close Enough. The story concerns a married couple that attempts to juggle the challenges of parenthood, friendships, ham theft, stripper clowns, and basically every odd thing that happens to people as they transition from being 20-somethings to 30-somethings. This is notable because it is being created by Regular Show creator J.G. Quintel. The series will be produced as a first time collaboration between two Turner divisions viz Cartoon Network and Studio T. “We couldn’t be more excited to add one of animation’s most impressive and popular voices, J.G. Quintel, to our growing slate of animated series,” said Brett Weitz, EVP of Original programming for
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
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
Turner and Cyber Group Studios launches new animated series Taffy

Turner and Cyber Group Studios launches new animated series Taffy

Animation
Turner and Cyber Group Studios have joined forces to create a brand-new animated series, currently entitled Taffy, for Turner’s second flagship kids’ channel Boomerang across international markets. Based on an original creation from Cyber Group Studios and developed with Turner, Taffy follows the non-stop, slapstick extravaganza faced by loyal hound dog, Bentley. His life is turned on its head when Bentley’s billionaire old-lady-owner, Mrs Muchmore, takes in a raccoon called Taffy – an imposter posing as a wide-eyed, fluffy angora cat. Each instalment sees Bentley try to expose the intruder – while super-clever Taffy handily frames the dog for every one of his exploits and disastrous messes. Whether travelling from Mrs Muchmore's luxurious mansion, to a five-star cruise, to jet-setting
Stan named streaming home of Cartoon Network Content in Australia

Stan named streaming home of Cartoon Network Content in Australia

Animation
New Turner Partnership adds to Stan’s biggest first-run 2017 line-up Stan will become the Australian streaming home for content from the popular children’s channel Cartoon Network, after entering into a groundbreaking new partnership with Turner. Cartoon Network is the most popular kids channel in the Asia-Pacific region, and Stan subscribers will now have access to its huge range of series, with entire franchises of beloved Cartoon Network shows added to Stan’s catalogue. The partnership between the two leading entertainment brands will also see the premiere of the eighth and final season of pop-culture hit, Regular Show, first and exclusively in Australia this April on Stan – and that’s just the beginning. New seasons of Adventure Time and The Powerpuff Girls will premiere at the sa
Sesame Street Secures Partnership with Sambro International

Sesame Street Secures Partnership with Sambro International

Licensing, Merchandise
Sambro International has been named the plush toy, bags and arts and crafts partner for the iconic pre-school property, Sesame Street. The firm will deliver the range of Sesame Workshop licensed items across the UK, Benelux, Iberia, the Nordic countries and CEE. Sambro will focus on creating a variety of branded products to build a strong presence with major retailers working closely with Sesame’s UK licensing agency CPLG’s local network of offices. “We are pleased to be working with Sambro to offer children and their families a new collection of Sesame Street products that will help spark imaginative play, creativity and learning,” said Risa Greenbaum, assistant vice president, international licensing, Sesame Workshop. Nikki Samuels, licensing director at Sambro, added: “Sesame Stre
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
Cartoon Network Gears Up to The Powerpuff Girls UK Toy Launch

Cartoon Network Gears Up to The Powerpuff Girls UK Toy Launch

Licensing, Merchandise
Retailers Including Argos and The Entertainer Lining-Up to Stock New Toy Range from Spin Master The revival of Cartoon Network’s enduring original franchise The Powerpuff Girls made a spectacular debut on TV screens across EMEA in April 2016. Now, as London Toy Fair prepares to open its doors, Cartoon Network details the UK launch plans for the new The Powerpuff Girls range from global toy partner, Spin Master. Kicking off the UK merchandise roll-out, Saturday 21st January saw the debut of Spin Master’s innovative toy range with Argos launching the first SKUs, including the Storymaker playset and plush through their catalogue and online. The launch is being supported by a heavy-weight TV and digital campaign. Hot on the heels of the Argos launch, The Entertainer is also currently ramp