Turner Acquires Broadcasting Rights For Grizzy And The Lemmings For Boomerang Worldwide

Grizzy And The Lemmings

Turner Acquires Broadcasting Rights For Grizzy And The Lemmings For Boomerang Worldwide

Turner Broadcasting System has agreed a broadcasting deal with French production company, Studio Hari to air their new animated show called Grizzy and The Lemmings. It was revealed last week that France Télévisions who commissioned the series was negotiating with Turner at the Annecy Animation Festival last week. Boomerang channels throughout the world will get the new show as part of a pre-sales deal, this also includes Boomerang USA. Grizzy and The Lemmings is a CGI comedy and will have an initial 78 episodes that are 7 minutes long each. Studio Hari, the Paris and Angouleme-based animation studio that has created the show is behind such animated properties as The Owl and Co, Leon and The Gees.

The new series is about the adventures of Grizzy, a big dumb bear living in the Canadian countryside living alongside some Lemmings that are even more stupid. The full series will be ready by the end of next year.


Update (02/10/2015), Turner UK has provided me with another higher resolution image of Grizzy and the Lemmings, which can be downloaded on the link below.

Grizzly And The Lemmings

Time Warner First Quarter Revenue Up, Turner Networks Record Audience Growth

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Time Warner’s first quarter revenue results of 2015 was released today, the results show an increase of 5 percent to $7.1 billion in the first quarter, with growth across all divisions (including Warner Bros. and HBO) and a particularly strong performance from its Turner channels, the same division of Time Warner that Cartoon Network is a part of.

First-quarter net income totaled $970 million compared to $1.3 billion a year ago. Time Warner’s cable content division, Turner Broadcasting System, reported an increase of 5% revenue from last year, rising to a total of $2.7 billion. Turner also saw 4% growth in ad revenue, 3% in pay-tv subscription revenues and 25% in content and other revenue.

Jeff Bewkes, Time Warner’s chairman and CEO made this statement in regards the increase of revenue and Turner’s record audience growth results.

“We got off to a very strong start in 2015, with revenues up 5 percent, and adjusted operating income growing 12 percent to a quarterly record of $1.8 billion. This led to a 23 percent increase in adjusted EPS and puts us on track to achieve our goals for the year. We accomplished a lot in the quarter, led by Turner, which had its best quarter ever, with audience growth across a number of its networks.”

New Inspector Gadget CGI Series To Air On Boomerang Worldwide

Inspector Gadget

Today it was announced that DHX Media and Turner Broadcasting System made an international broadcasting rights deal for the new 3D CGI Inspector Gadget 26 episode series which will air on Boomerang feeds in Europe, Middle East and Africa, Asia-Pacific and Latin America areas. Boomerang will continue revamping their international feeds next year and the new Inspector Gadget series has been included as part of the network’s programming lineup in 2015.

The new series was originally commissioned by Canadian network Teletoon and all of the main original characters such as Penny, Brain and Dr Claw will be returning in the new series. The new series will be a continuation and not a reboot, Dr Claw has reestablished his MAD crime organisation and as a result Inspector Gadget has returned from retirement.

Josh Scherba, DHX Media’s Senior Vice-President of Distribution made this statement regarding the new Inspector Gadget series:

“Inspector Gadget is one of those classic properties that’s perfect for a contemporary version. It combines humour, mystery and zany accessories that audiences the world over will wish they had. This series has been updated for the next generation of gadget-savvy kids and our deals with these new broadcast partners will ensure Inspector Gadget will ‘go-go’ to new fans.”