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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
Disney to create Mini-TV series for Snapchat

Disney to create Mini-TV series for Snapchat

Animation, Channels, Headlines, Latest News
The Walt Disney Company’s U.S. television arm will create shows for Snap Inc’s Snapchat, Disney announced on Wednesday, in Snapchat's latest deal with a major U.S. media company. Financial terms were not disclosed. Snap, which is preparing for next year's initial public offering, has signed a variety of advertising and content agreements this year with Viacom, Comcast’s NBCUniversal and Time Warner Inc’s Turner Broadcasting System Inc. Media companies such as Disney partner with Snapchat in an effort to reach the type of younger viewers the social media company targets, which increasingly eschew traditional television. The two had previously worked together for a special Live Stories, a Snapchat feature that curates user-submitted photos and videos tied to a specific event, around ABC
Cartoon Network teams with Childline for Anti-Bullying Campaign

Cartoon Network teams with Childline for Anti-Bullying Campaign

Animation, Channels
Turner’s Cartoon Network has tied up with British triathlete brothers Jonathan Brownlee and Alistair Brownlee for the latest phase of their anti-bullying campaign. To mark this year’s National Anti-Bullying Week, Cartoon Network teamed up with Childline, the NSPCC’s leading UK helpline for children and young people, to launch an original series of animated shorts. The initiative encourages kids and young people to “Be a Buddy, Not a Bully” and aims to raise awareness and empower young people to take positive action against bullying. “As the Childline reports show, bullying is a very real and, sadly, growing issue for children and young people today. Our Cartoon Network audience fall within the prime age group experiencing bullying and it is hugely important for us to address this in a
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

Turner Unfurls Hindi Cartoon Network for MENA region

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With a Dedicated Hindi Cartoon Channel in MENA region, Turner eyes untapped Hindi audience in the region! For decades, South Asian children living in North Africa and Middle East Countries, awaited a a dedicated Hindi Cartoon Network, with unleashing of a First Hindi Channel in MENA, Turner- the principal broadcaster has brought an end to this longing. (more…)