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Showing posts with label Cartoon Network. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Cartoon Network. Show all posts

Wednesday, 6 January 2021

Prediction: The Future Of Cartoon Network And WarnerMedia's Other Kids Channels

Last month, Cartoon Network USA viewership continued to plummet and now channels such as Nick Jr and Disney Junior pull in more viewers than them. Even the Adult Swim block on the channel which airs at 10pm to 5am pulls more viewers than the channel.

This is due to the fact that more people are opting to streaming and also that WarnerMedia stopped putting much effort towards the channel and proved that ratings don't matter anymore.

If you look at Cartoon Network now, the channel lacks variety and is flooded with constant reruns of Teen Titans GO! at some point viewers enjoyed the show now they're irritated over the fact that it's the only thing available there.

The decrease is not only coming through Cartoon Network but other kids brands such as Disney Channel and Nickelodeon which are dealing with a similar situation. Except it seems like WarnerMedia doesn't intend to recover from that.

Since HBO Max inception in 2020, most of Cartoon Network's programs became HBO Max exclusives and for the first time in many years the channel had no original programming.

Later in that year, WarnerMedia greenlit a bunch of programming under Cartoon Network most of them were tagged with HBO Max.

Now the question remains on how long this format will go on. WarnerMedia has been doing a lot of reconstructing part of it may include putting their focus on less brands even aligning them together and perhaps scrapping Cartoon Network to some extent and converting it to HBO Kids or Family.

HBO Kids runs as a programming block on HBO Family in the United States and also the Family brand has a 24/7 channel in Asia. None of which have any original content but since HBO Max is around chances are they'll use these brands for reruns.

Perhaps HBO will revive the kids block on their channel and use it for all the original content and launch a seperate kids channel for reruns. To do this they'd probably take HBO Family and change the name to HBO Kids.

HBO Kids launches as a replacement channel for Cartoon Network and Boomerang. Adult Swim will only have animation under the HBO Max branding everything else remains to some extent.

I'm not expecting it to happen out of the blue perhaps the objective now is put as much HBO Kids titles on HBO Max and Cartoon Network. So them airing it on Cartoon Network is their way off trying to make viewers familiarise HBO on the kids space so they don't pull a Universal Kids and fans are completely turned off by the brand.

The change could only occur when WarnerMedia feels they got enough HBO Kids titles to fill up the channel and less Cartoon Network originals. Right now there's like 5 pending CN originals and 1 that's coming from Europe.

WarnerMedia International operates Cartoon Network, Boomerang and a bunch of other regional channels such as ToonCast, Cartoonito, Pogo, Boing and Toonami. The regional part feels a little pinch while Cartoon Network and Boomerang adapt to the U.S. counterpart.

Toonami functions as a 24/7 channel perhaps they'll change it to DC Kids if you look at the the overload of DC Animation perhaps Cartoon Network will incorporate itself there for selected shows that aren't DC while Toonami gets the anime. That's one way to follow the U.S. counterpart.

Then ToonCast and Boing use the Cartoon Network branding since all they're doing there is airing reruns perhaps Boomerang will manage the non-English feeds. Pogo has regional content so they'll likely use the HBO Kids branding leaving Cartoonito unscathed.

Cartoon Network could get back up and salvage the little viewers left on the brand but since cable is becoming expensive is it worth saving. The only thing they can do now is reduce TTG's airtime perhaps that's what will get viewers engaged again but before this mess popped up and after the variety was gone the brand reserved itself for 2-3 shows, do you think that's what their future will be when TTG ends or something much different.

Thursday, 10 September 2020

Cartoon Network Reveals First Look At All-New Original Series Elliott From Earth

Cartoon Network EMEA shared another look at its brand-new original series, Elliott From Earth.

From the talented team behind the network’s multi-award-winning, global hit, The Amazing World of Gumball, Elliott from Earth is a 20 x 11-minute animated sci-fi comedy about a boy and his mum who find themselves suddenly transported somewhere across the universe surrounded by an amazing array of aliens from new and unknown corners of the galaxy. While trying to work out who brought them there, and why, they make a new home for themselves and encounter new friends, including Mo, the only other being from Earth – a dinosaur.

The new series will roll out across Africa in the beginning of 2021. Trailer will drop "very soon".

Tuesday, 31 December 2019

Kids And Young Adult TV Ratings In The US

Nickelodeon -21% (728000-152880=575120)
Adult Swim -23% (646000-148580=497420)
Nick@Nite -24% (555000-133200=421800)
Disney Channel -31% (534000-165540=368460)
Disney Junior -25% (424000-101760=322240)
Nick Jr -14% (403000-56420=346580)
Cartoon Network -29% (386000-111940=274060)
Nicktoons -1% (151000-1510=149490)
Disney XD -22% (122000-26480=95160)
Boomerang -8% (98000-7840=90160)
TeenNick -25% (89000-22250=66750)
Baby First TV -27% (35000-9450=25550)
Universal Kids -3% (31000-930=30070)
-The result of these drops is due to streaming and operators lack of initiative towards linear channels.
-Nickelodeon has more viewers than the rest of the other channels even Adult Swim.
-Cartoon Network has the least amount of viewers compared to Nickelodeon and Disney Channel due to the repeats of Teen Titans GO! and lack of attention towards their original series.
-Universal Kids manages to stop the large loss of viewership compared to other years where the channel lost 70% and 30%. If they're able to live over 10 years the channel could witness some growth in viewership and give Cartoon Network a run for their money. Unless the kids channels do nothing in 10 years and reach the same amount of viewers as this channel.
-Nicktoons manages to pull in more viewers than Disney XD since Disney moved all the XD animated series to Disney Channel and cancelled all the live-action series making it a reruns channel with less ads to promote the channel.
-Despite WarnerMedia's efforts to bring something different on Boomerang viewers must be tired of the lack of new series reaching this network on a yearly basis along with the movie blocks packed with the same old same old characters that brought this channel to life.
-The live-action slate is dry on Nick and since TeenNick is used to air live-action series from Nickelodeon the channel must be on hyper repeat mode like FOX Life Africa. After all Nickelodeon only has 1 and a quarter series left (All That and Henry Danger) unless you're counting game shows anyways don't expect the sitcom slate to be as big as it was in 2010 and with the decrease in sitcoms whose to say if this channel will stuck around in 10 years time. They'll probably scrap it for Nick Rewind along with Nicktoons.
-Nick Jr pulls in more viewers than Disney Junior reason being the repeats despite Nick Jr having old programming they don't make it the main attraction like Disney Junior and unlike Junior they make an effort to give new programs more timeslots.
-Baby First TV, the problem doesn't have anything to do with the channel it's just that there's so much alternatives for toddlers. It doesn't have to be on the internet even something like teaching your baby how to walk or potty is an obstacle for these kind of channels.

Friday, 13 April 2018

Cartoon Network Ushers In A New Wave Of Creators For Today’s Kids

Cartoon Network announced today its largest slate of content ever from a new wave of creators telling stories that are relevant and reflective of today’s kids. The network, which is seeing success in total consumption across its platforms, is also adding more than 30 new games and apps to its mobile and web portfolio that has over 200 million worldwide downloads and now includes a series of podcasts, VR and AR experiences.

Known for its immersive storytelling, Cartoon Network is introducing the next generation of creators with series including: Owen Dennis’ mysterious and magical adventure Infinity Train and Diego Molano’s Latin American supernatural comedy Victor and Valentino.

These new series will be joining Apple & Onion from George Gendi; the upcoming debut of Craig of The Creek by Matt Burnett and Ben Levin; Julia Pott’s Summer Camp Island bowing this summer; and Unikitty!, the newest series produced by Warner Bros. Animation, and based on the beloved character from The LEGO® Movie.

“It has always been in our DNA to embrace kids for who they are and build relatable worlds, stories and characters for them,” said Christina Miller, president of Cartoon Network-Adult Swim-Boomerang. “This moment is especially exciting because this new wave of talent naturally brings depth and interactivity to their storytelling. It is a perfect match for our audience!”

“Cartoon Network continues to see growth in time spent on video and gaming platforms as kids are enjoying our content across a vast array of environments,” said Donna Speciale, president of Turner Ad Sales. “The best way for brands to reach and engage our fans is through a total audience approach that captures all of these relevant spaces.”

The 2018-2019 programming, mobile and gaming line-up includes:


Apple & Onion – Apple and Onion, the eponymous characters of Cartoon Network’s newest buddy comedy created by George Gendi. The show stems from Cartoon Network’s global Artists Program and introduces best friends Apple and Onion who have decided to leave their hometowns to experience big city living.

Craig of the Creek – Co-created by three-time Emmy-nominated Steven Universe writers Matt Burnett and Ben Levin, Craig of the Creek follows the precocious Craig as he leads his best friends J.P. and Kelsey on comical journeys at their neighborhood creek, transforming everyday afternoons into thrilling expeditions through imaginative play.

Infinity Train – With a groundswell of fan support of the original short created through the Artist Program, this mystery adventure created by Owen Dennis follows a precocious young girl named Tulip who finds herself on a train full of infinite worlds and tries to find her way home. Infinity Train will debut in 2019.

Summer Camp Island – In this wildly imaginative series based on an original Cartoon Network short created by Julia Pott, Summer Camp Island will unfold the mysteries that Oscar and his best friend Hedgehog encounter at a magical summer camp. Having completed a momentous festival run that included Sundance Film Festival, the highly anticipated series will premiere this summer.

Victor and Valentino – Created by Diego Molano, this supernatural adventure comedy follows two half-brothers who spend a summer with their grandma in Monte Macabre, a small and mysterious town, where the myths and legends of Latin American folklore come to life. Victor and Valentino can be seen later this year.


Adventure Time – Cartoon Network and Mojang expand their partnership with an original Minecraft episode expected to premiere this summer. In the special episode titled, “Diamonds and Lemons,”while Finn and his friends unite to dig for treasure and fight off enemies, they experience setbacks and creative triumphs in a fantastic new vision of Ooo. The series is created by Pendleton Ward and executive produced by Adam Muto.

Ben 10 – Greenlit for a third season, Ben, cousin Gwen and Grandpa Max are ready for action that will be loaded with epic transformations, never-before-seen aliens and foes, and with high-energy vehicles to kick hero-time into maximum overdrive. New episodes from the current season, including a half-hour special will introduce the newest alien trying to invade Ben’s world – Shock Rock, who is looking to conquer the world and drain the planet of energy and resources. Ben 10 is produced by Cartoon Network Studios and created and executive produced by Man of Action Entertainment.

OK K.O.! Let’s Be Heroes – With a console video game and a season two greenlight in hand, K.O. is leveling up with new adventures, threats and villains on the horizon. Surprise heroes will also make their debut alongside some familiar faces in special crossover episodes that will power up the action, laughter and comedy to the next level. The series is created by Ian Jones-Quartey.

Steven Universe – Created by Rebecca Sugar, the three-time Emmy-nominated and two-time GLAAD-nominated series returns this year with three all-new, action-packed story arcs. The stakes are higher than ever before for Steven and the Crystal Gems as they must face internal and external battles unlike any they have ever encountered.

The Amazing World of Gumball – Season six of this BAFTA and Emmy Award-winning series from Cartoon Network Studios EMEA conjures up a new Halloween special, as well as an episode filled with music and dance. The season will continue the warm-hearted adventures with the energetic and fearless blue cat—Gumball—and his idiosyncratic family, the Wattersons.

The Powerpuff Girls – As the original harbingers of girl power, the iconic brand has been an inspiration to generations of girls and young women since its initial launch in November 1998. Twenty years later, the anniversary celebration begins with a global rollout of new episodes, events and products that will continue into 2019. Fourth sister Bliss will also return later this year in a new episode.

Teen Titans Go! – Robin, Starfire, Raven, Beast Boy and Cyborg may be heading to the movies for their big theatrical debut on July 27, but they will also be back for all new episodes on Cartoon Network. Produced by Warner Bros. Animation, season five of the Emmy-nominated superhero comedy is expected to premiere later this year.

Unikitty! – Produced by Warner Bros. Animation and based on the beloved character from The LEGO® Movie, this sparkle-filled series will debut in May with a sneak peek in April on Cartoon Network.

We Bare Bears – Greenlit for a fourth season, the BAFTA and Annie Award-winning series created by Daniel Chong returns for ambitious adventures and more adorable baby bears. Set to debut later this year, the three bear brothers will have their funniest escapes yet in all-new episodes that will include holiday specials, a half-hour Halloween episode full of scary stories and a wedding where the bears come to the rescue as the best man.

New episodes of additional Cartoon Network favorites Mighty Magiswords and Clarence will also roll out through the year.


Cartoon Network will offer fans digital experiences across mobile, web and streaming platforms to engage with the worlds of Adventure Time, Ben 10, OK K.O.! Let’s Be Heroes, Steven Universe, and We Bare Bears, among other properties to be announced.

Bloons Adventure Time TD – Developed by Ninja Kiwi and based on their megahit Bloons Tower Defense franchise, Bloons Adventure Time TD features the Bloon hordes invading the Land of Ooo! Finn and Jake will need all the help they can get to stop them. Players can recruit their favorite Adventure Time characters including Princess Bubblegum, Marceline, Ice King and more, as well as the monkeys from the Bloons TD franchise as they travel from kingdom to kingdom to send the Bloons packing. The free-to-play game will be available this summer.

Ben 10 Alien Experience – Featuring the Omni-Enhanced Aliens of Ben 10 season two and synergizing with the new Playmates Toys Action Figures, this updated and enhanced augmented reality game will feature new gameplay, levels and enemies allowing fans to become Ben 10 in their own environment. Players can also use the camera feature to transform themselves into even more Aliens than before and save their own Omni-Enhanced photos and videos. Ben 10 Alien Experience is a free, ad-supported game and expected to be updated on all mobile platforms in August.

The Steven Universe Podcast – With 10 new episodes launching as part of the third volume available this July, The Steven Universe Podcast will continue with an in-depth exploration of the people and places that make up the Steven Universe world. Each episode will include a close-up behind-the-scenes look at characters and surroundings featured in the beloved animated series.

Friday, 13 October 2017

Angelo Rules Season Four Coming Soon To Cartoon Network Feeds In EMEA And Asia-Pacific

London-based children’s television producer and distributor – CAKE Entertainment has announced that Cartoon Network feeds (and other kids channels operated by Turner) in selected markets across EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa) will be airing new episodes from Angelo Rules season four in 2018. Angelo Rules follows the titular 11-year-old boy who can mastermind any plan to get himself and his friends – Sherwood and Lola out of trouble.

The show is based on the French book series Comment Faire Enrager written by Sylvie de Mathuisieulx and illustrated by Sébastien Diologent. The Angelo Rules animated TV show is produced in collaboration with French animation studio TeamTO, CAKE, Teletoon+, France Télévisions and Super RTL. Angelo Rules season four will consist of 52 episodes with a 11-minute runtime.

The show’s target demographic is children aged between 6-12 years old, and so far the show has aired in more than 100 countries.

Thursday, 15 September 2016

We Had Laughs And Epic Moments With Our Cartoon Network Superstars But Sadly Their Journey Ends Now

As viewers across the continent are aware, series are drawing to a conclusion on Cartoon Network. We had laughs and epic moments to remember but they will always be in our hearts.

The list of series comes as follows:

Regular Show
The news following the announcement of Regular Show ending, which ran for a successful eight seasons joining another show which also reached its milestone and that’s Adventure Time. Regular Show was the one show apart from other series (like The Amazing World Of Gumball) that made the most impact on people's lives and was one of the main reasons why viewers began watching Cartoon Network again, it had that Adult Swim Vibe. The show follows Mordecai (a blue jay) and Rigby (a raccoon) are two groundkeepers who work at the park with their boss Benson, they spend their times slacking of from work, playing videos and enjoying the good times along with their friends. It sad to see it come to this epic final moment.
Reported by Mark Hamill (Voice as Skips)
Get ready for Season 8 by J.G Quintel (Creator of Regular Show/Voices as Mordecai)

The Amazing World Of Gumball - Uncertain
Ben Bocquelet, creator of The Amazing World of Gumball announced that he will be leaving the show’s production team after Season Six to pursue other projects. The departure of Ben Bocquelet at the end of season six casts a shadow of doubt about the future of the show. The show will end at the end of season six, but there is still a chance that it can continue or be revived at a later stage. Gumball will always be remembered for its wide array of art styles, imaginative cast of characters and the cheeky mischievous antics of a blue cat named Gumball Watterson and his unusual (but at times normal) dysfunctional family.
A total of six seasons is an excellent run for an animated series, with most Cartoon Network classics in the late 1990’s to early 2000’s such as Dexter’s Laboratory and Cow and Chicken only had four seasons.

Adventure Time - Not yet
Follows the adventures of Finn the Human and his best friend Jake the Talking and Magic Dog, together they fight monsters, rescue princesses and protect the Land of Ooo from grave danger. From the beginning of the series it was the best show so far than Regular Show until the series viewership began decreasing and fading little by little in the schedule as time goes by in regions.

Teen Titans GO! - Maybe
A comedic educational animated series which follows the adventures of Robin, Starfire, Cyborg, Beast Boy and Raven are back wackier as ever as they juggle it out to save Jump City and get into some foolish and tricky situations. It ran for 3 Seasons with an NBA special and crossover special with The Powerpuff Girls. There is no confirmation of a fourth season being released.

Steven Universe - Not yet
Steven Universe is a member of an elite force known as the Crystal Gems whose main mission is to fight monsters and protect humanity. From the beginning I hardly watched but as flew by it became more fun to watch. It ran for two seasons.

Uncle Grandpa
The other show that will end is Uncle Grandpa, this show had four seasons, but never got a buzz. It didn't really get viewer's attention, hardly anyone understood its purpose. It has been underrated for a while (like Clarence). This show displayed the surreal, nonsensical and unexpected humour but sadly it didn’t reach the same level of interest as Adventure Time, Regular Show and The Amazing World Of Gumball.

Clarence - Theory
Even though I hardly pay much attention to the show from my understanding it is about a 10 year old boy who explores the wonder of the world with his close comrades. Ran for two seasons, this series is also underrated but worse than Uncle Grandpa. The series struggled to reach the spotlight and voted as number one underperforming show on Cartoon Network (along with Uncle Grandpa and Wimpy Kid). So many problems when the series began production.

Cartoon Network Studios have lots of ideas for the future, a whole list of shows have come and gone within the channel’s 24 year history and it continues to win Emmys and BAFTAs for producing excellent shows; it’s certain that the trend will continue. These shows will be gone but they won’t be forgotten.

Cartoon Network is currently premieres Ben 10 internationally in October (ahead with the U.S. while they premiere it in April 2017), Mighty Magiswords premieres 29 September on Cartoon Network USA later across Cartoon Network international along with Justice League Action while Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs: The Series Comes In 2017 On Cartoon Network USA and Boomerang Internationally (Latin America, CEE, APAC and EMEA).

So far Boomerang will be premiering Grizzly and The Lemmings with Mr Bean Live successfully launched and The Happos Family. Probably in 2017 Cartoon Network and Boomerang will make the necessary announcements for new programs and distribute programs which launched way back (Talking Tom and Friends) because there is still no news on programming slate for 2017 on Cartoon Network and Boomerang besides the launch of Cloudy With The Chance Of Meatballs: The Series.

Special thanks to entertainment kids blogs Regularcapital for your contribution which Cartoon Network channels in and out of the country.

Friday, 5 August 2016

Cartoon Network Is Making Mighty Magiswords A Full-Length Series

Cartoon Network has given a greenlight to “Mighty Magiswords ,” a
full-length linear television show developed as a series of interactive
short videos on the Cartoon Network
Anything app. The linear series is the
first project to be developed as a digital-first property by Cartoon Network, then migrate to the company’s linear cable channel.
“Mighty Magiswords” debuted last year as a series of 15-second interactive videos on Cartoon Network Anything. Created by Kyle A. Carrozza, “Mighty Magiswords” tells the story of a brother-sister warrior team who rely on their collection of swords - cheeseburger sword, dolphin sword and mummy sword among them — to complete tasks during their comic adventures.
Alongside the upcoming linear series, Cartoon Network will debut more than 400 pieces of original content across various platforms. That content will include shorts, vlogs and web and mobile games, as well as interactive narratives. Cartoon Network is also developing proprietary technology that will allow fans of the series to collect and trade the various swords.