Cartoon Network, Warner Bros. Animation And Adult Swim At Pixelatl’s La Cumbre Animation Summit 8th And 9th April

Cartoon Network, Warner Bros. Animation And Adult Swim At Pixelatl's La Cumbre Animation Summit 8th And 9th April

Cartoon Network, Warner Bros. Animation And Adult Swim At Pixelatl’s La Cumbre Animation Summit 8th And 9th April

Cartoon Network, Warner Bros. Animation and Adult Swim will be present at Pixelatl’s La Cumbre Animation Summit which will be held at InterContinental Presidente Santa Fe Mexico Hotel in Mexico City on Monday 8th and Tuesday 9th April. The animation industry summit is an additional event to Pixelatl’s main animation festival which is held annually in September (this year’s Pixelatl’s animation festival will be held on 3rd to 7th September, at the usual location of Cuernavaca, Mexico). The event is a chance for animation industry professionals to network with each other and to help promote Mexico’s fast growing animation industry, the event isn’t just limited to animation studios but also other companies where animation is occasionally produced as a form of entertainment or advertising, this includes – video game studios, advertising agencies and production houses.

At the event, Cartoon Network Latin America will be represented by CN Mexico’s Jaime Jiménez Rión – Content Director and Humberto Cervera – Writer and Producer of Original Productions.

Yesterday (2nd April), Pixelatl, the organisers of the summit announced on Twitter that Warner Bros. Animation (Looney Tunes, Unikitty!, Teen Titans Go!, Justice League Action) will also be present:

On 21st March, it was announced that Adult Swim will be present at the summit and will be seeking Mexican talent, Vice President of Animated Production at Adult Swim – Ollie Green will be there too:

Bardel Entertainment, the studio behind Cartoon Network’s hit animated show – Teen Titans Go! and Adult Swim’s Rick and Morty will be represented by 2D Supervising Animation Director – Johnny Tesoro.

Renegade Animation, the studio behind Warner Bros. Animation’s The Tom and Jerry Show and Cartoon Network’s Hi Hi Puffy AmiYumi will also be at the La Cumbre Animation Summit, the studio will be represented by Production Manager – Scott Lowe and Director – Miguel Angel Uriegas.

Cinema Fantasma, the stop-motion studio behind Cartoon Network Latin America’s Toontorial, will be represented by the studio’s co-founder – Arturo Ambriz.

Mighty Animation, the studio that produces Cartoon Network’s Viking Tales, will be represented by Creative Director – Claudio Jimenez and Head of Animation – Julio Pacheco.

Ánima Studios, the studio that produces Cartoon Network’s Ram Pam Dam will be represented by the studio’s Chief Operating Officer – José Carlos García de Letona.

Titmouse, the studio behind Adult Swim’s Tigtone and Ballmastrz 9009 will be represented by Chief Operating Officer – Ben Kalina.

Reel FX, the studio that has produced some 3D CGI Looney Tunes shorts, will be represented by Executive Producer – Chuck Peil.

AI Animation Studios, the studio behind the successful short-form animated series specially produced for Cartoon Network – Villainous will be represented by Villainous show creator – Alan Ituriel and producer Mayte Sanz.

Cartoon Network USA And Adult Swim USA Celebrate April Fools’ Day 2019

Cartoon Network USA And Adult Swim USA Celebrate April Fools' Day 2019

Cartoon Network USA And Adult Swim USA Celebrate April Fools’ Day 2019

Today (1st April), is April Fools’ Day, a day that’s celebrated all over the world and is known for its practical jokes and Cartoon Network and Adult Swim is no exception. Cartoon Network USA has been airing some of the best episodes featuring pranks, with next bumper presentation highlighting the best prank fails and wins, with clips from shows such as The Amazing World of Gumball, Total DramaRama and Teen Titans Go!.

Adult Swim pranked its viewers with a brand new show – Gemusetto Machu Picchu, an animated show that parodies Japanese anime, most particularly of the sports sub-genre and is about a boy who competes in a tennis tournament in one of the most random places ever – Machu Picchu, the world famous citadel of the Incan civilisation in Peru. a total of six episodes were aired last night from 12am ET/PT, with five episodes lasting an hour and the finale lasting 45 minutes.

Gemusetto Machu Picchu was simulcasted on both television and the Adult Swim online livestream. The title of the show is a pun on the English language originated Tennis term – Game, Set and Match in Tennis and Gemusetto (to itchi) is the Japanese version of the term, with the Machu part of Machu Picchu forming the “match” part of the pun.

Gemusetto Machu Picchu was only trademarked by Cartoon Network in December last year, and before last night’s show premiere, very little info about the show was publicly released. Gemusetto Machu Picchu also aired on the brand new Adult Swim channel in Canada, six hours before the channel’s official launch and while the channel was still technically called “Action”, a now defunct channel brand (as of today) owned by Corus.

Meanwhile, Cartoon Network Southeast Asia pranked its YouTube channel subscribers with a video revealing a new fourth bear in We Bare Bears, but it turns out it was just a prank, it was only Grizzy from Grizzy and The Lemmings.

As today is also the launch day of the brand new Adult Swim Canada TV channel, the Rickmobile (a giant Rick-shaped vehicle/mobile pop-up shop) crossed the border into Canada and has been touring the streets of downtown Toronto today. At various locations in Toronto, fans had the opportunity to check out the vehicle and buy some exclusive merchandise. On Wednesday 3rd April, Corus Entertainment (the owners and operators of Adult Swim Canada, under a licensing agreeement with WarnerMedia) will be hosting a launch party to celebrate the launch of the brand new channel, attending the party will be Sarah Chalke – the Canadian voice actress of Beth in Adult Swim’s Rick and Morty.

Interview Summary With Victor And Valentino Creator Diego Molano On Turner’s Blog

Interview Summary With Victor And Valentino Creator Diego Molano On Turner's Blog

Interview Summary With Victor And Valentino Creator Diego Molano On Turner’s Blog

Turner – the company that owns Cartoon Network* has posted an interview with Victor and Valentino creator – Diego Molano on their blog. The brand new Cartoon Network Studios original series premiered in the United States and Latin America today (30th March). Victor and Valentino is Cartoon Network’s first show based around Mesoamerican folklore – most particularly Mayan and Aztec civilisations. The show is also the first CN original series to have Hispanic lead characters.

To make sure that the new show was presented in a genuine and respectful way to the Latino and Hispanic community, CN’s Victor and Valentino production team partnered with TurnerUno, Turner’s Business Resource Group for Latino and Hispanic employees. TurnerUno helped out with the show’s marketing and promotions, and TurnerUno shared their opinions and input on how the show should be portrayed.

Below is an interview summary with Diego Molano, the full interview can be viewed on the link below:

Interview Summary of Turner’s interview with Victor and Valentino creator – Diego Molano

According to Diego, myths and legends inspired him through school and all the way through university, Diego’s favorite mythology was Mesoamerican mythology, which includes the legends and folklore of the Aztecs, Toltecs, Olmecs, Mayans, Incans and Muiscas. Diego mentioned that he noticed that Mesoamerican mythology isn’t discussed as much as Greek, Roman, Egyptian or Norse mythology.

Diego said he was astounded that someone hasn’t made an animated show based on Mesoamerican mythology before, he feels lucky that Cartoon Network gave him the chance to make the show. In the interview, Diego also revealed that he’s the voice of Victor in the English and Latin American Spanish dubs of the show and he’s still learning to be a voice actor.

Before working on Victor and Valentino, Diego worked with OK K.O.! Let’s Be Heroes show creator – Ian Jones-Quartey and absorbed as much knowledge about animated show production as he possibly could, he also gained knowledge from working on Adult Swim’s Black Dynamite and also on the 2016 reboot of The Powerpuff Girls.

Diego also mentioned that he was sneaky and mischievous as a kid, which means Victor is loosely based on himself, he also got in trouble quite often as a child, but he also mentioned he learnt a new lesson every time he misbehaved, same goes for Victor who ends up learning a new lesson which softens his heart a little bit more. For this reason, Diego hopes that kids will learn something from the show, like the lessons he had as a kid.

Diego also mentioned that he used to be terrified of ghosts and was paralysed by anything supernatural because his mother used scary stories as a tactic to make him behave, his grandfather, who’s also a scientist, claimed that there’s no such thing as the supernatural and his mother was just talking nonsense, he grew up a bit in his early teen years and stopped believing such things.

Finally, Diego talks about the first season of Victor and Valentino, he explains that the first season will be a chance to learn about the characters and get to know them, including their quirks. There’s many side characters in the show that are full of personality, to the extent that Diego and the show’s writers wanted to include them in every episode and deciding which characters should be in each episode is a difficult decision.

* Turner is currently undergoing a separation process, but remains to be a going concern until restructuring is complete, all of Turner’s kids channels (Cartoon Network, Boomerang etc.) are currently in the process of moving to Warner Bros’s brand new Global Kids and Young Adults division.