Cartoon Network At MIPJunior 2018

Cartoon Network At MIPJunior 2018

Cartoon Network At MIPJunior 2018

Today is the opening day of the annual MIPJunior convention at the JW Marriott Hotel in Cannes, France. The convention is a yearly gathering of the international children’s media industry and is an opportunity to promote their programming and even to buy and sell broadcasting rights to and from other broadcasters. MIPJunior is a two day long side event (13th and 14th October) of the annual MIPCOM convention (French acronym for Marché International des Programmes de Communication, In English: International Market of Communications Programmes), which focuses on general entertainment and other genres usually aimed towards adults. MIPCOM will also take place in Cannes, France from Monday 15th to Thursday 18th October. MIPJunior is usually a major event for Cartoon Network. The event is more focused towards media industry professionals which is unlike a more public pop-culture convention like San Diego Comic-Con, New York Comic-Con or MCM Comic-Con London.

Today at MIPJunior 2018 Day One: 13th October 2018

The Creators’ Superpanel

10.10am – 10.50am JW Marriott, Conference Room 1 – Grand Theatre.

With Ben Bocquelet – Creator of The Amazing World of Gumball – Cartoon Network, Tom McGillis – Creator of 6teen, Stoked, Total Drama Island and Total DramaRama – Fresh TV, Angela Santomero – Creator of Blue’s Clues and Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood, Jonathan Shiff – Creator of H2O – Just Add Water & Mako Mermaids – Jonathan M. Shiff Productions and Anna Carugati-Guise – Moderator and Group Editorial Director at WorldScreen.

Presenting the WorldScreen Trendsetter Awards. This panel celebrates the gifted individuals driving modern excellence in children’s television. Participants in The Creators’ Superpanel will engage in a lively discussion about the creative process, financing challenges, working with linear and OTT broadcast partners, and keeping up with fast-changing media habits.

During the session, Gumball creator – Ben Bocquelet was awarded a WorldScreen Trendsetting award, well done Ben! Also congratulations to Tom McGillis, Angela Santomero and Jonathan Shiff for winning WorldScreen Trendsetting awards too.

Matchmaking With Buyers And Commissioners

10.30am – 11.30am JW Marriott, Matchmaking Lounge.

With Joanna Rosenthal – Manager of Content Acquisitions and Co-productions for Cartoon Network USA & Boomerang USA and Zia Bales – Senior Acquisitions Manager at Turner Kids EMEA.

The industry’s top international buyers and commissioners are coming to Cannes. Don’t miss this exclusive opportunity to pitch your projects, find out what they are looking for and cement new partnerships.

Pack Your Bags For Summer Camp Island! Introducing The Magical New Cartoon Network Original

11am – 11.45am JW Marriott, Conference Room 1 – Grand Theatre.

With Julia Pott – Creator of Summer Camp Island and Rob Sorcher – Chief Content Officer at Cartoon Network.

Cartoon Network presents an exclusive European preview of Summer Camp Island, featuring an opportunity to hear from the series creator Julia Pott. The brand-new Cartoon Network Original follows two best friends at an incredible, magical sleepaway camp where things aren’t quite what they seem.

View From The Top: Gazing Into The Future Of Kids Media

3.40pm – 4.20pm JW Marriott, Conference Room 1 – Grand Theatre.

With Adina Pitt – VP, Content Acquisitions & Co-productions at Cartoon Network USA, Jules Borkent EVP, Content Management and Network Strategy at Nickelodeon, Jackie Edwards – Head of BBC Children’s Acquisitions & Independent Animation and Christophe Erbes – Moderator, Consultant and Writer at Kids (c)nsulting.

Where is the kids media business today… and where is it headed? Members of the MIP Markets Kids Advisory Board share perspectives on what we can expect, based on the current business climate and the big questions confronting the industry. Come watch as they also debate one another’s predictions!

Tomorrow at MIPJunior 2018 Day Two: 14th October 2018

How Well Do You Know Your Fans

10.30am – 11am JW Marriott, Conference Room 1 – Grand Theatre.

With Ranja Mohyieldin – Director of Fan Engagement & Insights at Turner EMEA.

Turner EMEA presents the findings of an extensive new study into kids consumption habits, segmenting the different types of consumer and the make-up of a “fan”. Hear how the company is utilising this data to inform its multiplatform, fan-focused strategy across its kids portfolio, which encompasses Cartoon Network, Boomerang, Boing, Cartoonito and Toonami.

Other Cartoon Network Related News At MIPJunior 2018

UK-based Jetpack Distribution has acquired the distribution rights to Oswaldo, an animated series co-produced by Birdo Studio and Symbiosys Entertainment for Cartoon Network Latin America. Oswaldo was the most watched Brazilian animated series on Cartoon Network Brazil in 2017 and was the top-rated Sunday show on Brazil’s TV Cultura channel in 2018.

Spin Master Entertainment is promoting the newly revived Bakugan franchise at MIPJunior – Bakugan: Battle Planet.

Cartoon Network At Comic Con Experience São Paulo 2017 Overview

Cartoon Network At Comic Con Experience São Paulo 2017 Overview

Cartoon Network At Comic Con Experience São Paulo 2017 Overview

Last weekend (07/12/2017 – 10/12/2017) was the 2017 Comic Con Experience convention in São Paulo, Brazil and Cartoon Network hosting three panels at the event, one for Irmão do Jorel (Jorel’s Brother) with show creator Juliano Enrico, a special Cartoon Network panel with OK K.O.! Let’s Be Heroes creator – Ian Jones-Quartey and a panel for Cartoon Network Latin America’s Let’s Play web series – Toontubers. Some convention visitors cosplayed as their favourite cartoon characters, including Jorel’s Brother, Fionna from Adventure Time and Samurai Jack.

Earlier today (12/12/2017), Cartoon Network Brazil hosted a Facebook live stream for a special drawing session with Ian Jones-Quartey and Juliano Enrico, both drawn various cartoon characters including each other’s creations, people watching the stream were able to comment and make suggestions on what they should draw.

While in Brazil, Ian Jones-Quartey met with the creator of Monica’s Gang – Mauricio de Sousa at his studio, Monica’s Gang (Brazilian Portuguese title: Turma da Mônica) airs on Cartoon Network and Boomerang in Brazil (and in the rest of Latin America) and is one of Brazil’s most popular cartoon and comic book series.

Ian Jones-Quartey also met up with the team at Birdo Studio. Birdo produces Cartoon Network Brazil’s latest animated comedy series – Oswaldo.

Oswaldo Now Available For International Distribution In English

Oswaldo Now Available For International Distribution In English

Oswaldo Now Available For International Distribution In English

Washington D.C. based children’s content producer and distributor – Kid Glove has acquired the international distribution rights to Birdo Studio’s/Cartoon Network Brazil’s Oswaldo animated series created by Pedro Eboli. According to the Kid Glove website, an English language dub is also now available, along with the existing Spanish and Brazilian Portuguese dubbing. Oswaldo will premiere on Cartoon Network Brazil on Wednesday 11th October at 8.15pm, it’s not known when the show will premiere on Cartoon Network in the rest of Latin America.

Description about Oswaldo on the Kid Glove website:

Oswaldo was found at the beach when he was a tiny little face-melting adorable baby penguin. Adapted and raised by human parents, now he must face his biggest challenge—surviving school. Which is way harder then it sounds, especially when you are an excitable, flat-out weird little guy whose brain is infused with unless pop-culture. And sometimes the simplest problems have the most bizarre outcomes. So it’s no wonder Oswaldo is not exactly the most popular kid around. Thankfully, this weirdest of penguins can count on Tobias and Leia as the perfect side-kicks. They are the kind of friends who are there no matter what life throws at him – strict art teachers, rabid packs of babies, role-playing games gone awry, and even occasional rogue science fair projects. Which is pretty much what Oswaldo would call a normal day.

Special thanks to szjdfgs on ToonZone for his research on the new show: