Turner Africa’s First Africa Based Management Role

Turner Africa's First Africa Based Management Role

Turner Africa’s First Africa Based Management Role

Turner France, Portugal and Africa has made its first African based appointment. Colman Murray has been appointed as business development director for Africa. Turner Africa operates several brands and channels on the continent which include Cartoon Network, Boomerang, Boing, Turner Classic Movies and CNN International. Colman Murray will be based at Turner’s Johannesburg office.

Before moving to South Africa, ten years ago Murray worked for Time Inc’s EMEA publishing division (a former unit of Time Warner) while based in Amsterdam. He has also worked at news agency AFP (Agence France Presse), Yahoo! and at Fox Networks Group.


Ben 10 Drone Flies At Foxtel Footy Festival In Australia

Ben 10 Drone Flies At Foxtel Footy Festival In Australia

Ben 10 Drone Flies At Foxtel Footy Festival In Australia

Today (27/09/2016), Cartoon Network Australia was at the Melbourne Cricket Ground in Australia ahead of the Foxtel Footy Festival which starts tomorrow (28/09/2016). To promote the new Ben 10 series, Cartoon Network has been flying around a Heatblast shaped drone from the new Ben 10 series. Heatblast is one of the ten aliens Ben Tennyson can transform himself into by using the Omnitrix. As a festival partner, Cartoon Network created a Drone Zone where kids can learn how to operate and fly a drone. The Foxtel Footy Festival celebrates and showcases the best Melbourne has to offer in food, music, movies, and of course – Australian Football.



Cartoon Network Australia (with Cartoon Network Southeast Asia) will be having the world premiere of the new Ben 10 series this Saturday (01/10/2016), for more Cartoon Network Australia highlights information please follow the link below:


Foxtel is Australia’s only Direct To Home satellite television provider and carries Cartoon Network Australia and Boomerang Australia; the service is affiliated with Sky UK/Italia/Deutschland through the 21st Century Fox/News Corp group.

Back in May this year, Cartoon Network Arabic/Cartoon Network MENA did a similar publicity stunt in Dubai to promote the relaunch of The Powerpuff Girls with Blossom, Bubbles and Buttercup shaped drones flying through the sky.


Regular Show JG Quintel Final Season Interview

Regular Show JG Quintel Final Season Interview

Regular Show JG Quintel Final Season Interview

In an interview with iDigitalTimes, J.G. Quintel (the creator of Regular Show and voice of Mordecai) talks about Regular Show’s final season on Cartoon Network, his time working on the show for the last six years and how he came to his decision to end the show.

Summary of the Interview:

J.G. Quintel explains that Regular Show was meant to have a beginning, middle and a end and he has been focusing on Season 8 to wrap the show up in a big satisfying finale. Quintel also explains that a lot of territory have been explored with Regular Show’s characters which resorted to rejected scripts of potential episodes, due to similar existing episodes. He also explains that it was the right decision to end the show because he doesn’t want to run the show to the ground with bad episodes. J.G. Quintel said he’s been working on Regular Show for six years (the longest animated project he has undertook) and he wants to explore other potential ideas and projects.

Also mentioned in the interview was the fact that Season 8 is serialised, something that the Regular Show production team hasn’t attempted before during its production run, with the exception to some character development such as Rigby being more mature and slightly more educated (Rigby’s girlfriend Eileen was an influence in this, his friends while working at the park also helped him) and Eileen is a lot more sociable compared to the start of the show, thanks to Rigby and his friends she has come out of her shell and became a funny and much loved character.

Season Eight is set in space and the park is in a huge dome, in this season there will also be Halloween and Christmas specials, also there will be a lot of loose ends that will be tied, one character that J.G. Quintel said that fans should particularly pay attention to in Season 8 is Pops.

No spoilers were given in the interview, but at the end of the interview, J.G. Quintel said thanks to the fans for watching and supporting the show during its run.


As a reminder, Regular Show Season 8 premieres tonight (26/09/2016) on Cartoon Network USA at 8pm ET/PT.