Le Cube’s Action Packed Promo For Cartoon Network’s OK K.O.! Let’s Be Heroes

Cartoon Network Latin America OK K.O.! Let's Be Heroes Le Cube Promo

Le Cube’s Action Packed Promo For Cartoon Network’s OK K.O.! Let’s Be Heroes

Argentinian design and animation studio – Le Cube has produced an animated one minute long promo for OK K.O.! Let’s Be Heroes, specially made for Cartoon Network Latin America. Cartoon Network Studios’ OK K.O.! Let’s Be Heroes – created by Ian Jones-Quartey is influenced by anime and video games from the late 1980’s and 1990’s such as Double Dragon and Sonic The Hedgehog. The promo makes use of the 2D 16-bit pixel video game art style from the era and also anime-inspired action sequences. The promo also features the show’s main characters – K.O., Enid, Rad, Mr. Gar, Carol and Lord Boxman.

Le Cube is a design studio client of Cartoon Network Latin America and has produced animated promos for The Powerpuff Girls, Cartoon Network Latin America’s classic animation channel Tooncast and also for Cartoon Network Latin America’s 25th Anniversary.

Ralph Karam, Le Cube’s Creative Director, commented on the production of the specially commissioned promo:

“Using the studio’s (Le Cube) to trademark mix of different art and animation styles, we were able to translate what we felt Ian Jones-Quartey, the show’s creator, wanted to convey to the audience.”

“From the nostalgic elements to the use of action movie worthy cameras and shots, we at the studio and everybody at CN LA hope it’s clear that the film is a product of the connection we all feel with the series concept.”

“It was a big (but awesome) challenge to blend all the techniques, like pixel art elements in 2D animation scenes but the team, along with CN LA, really believe that it pays off by giving the film a very unique look and feel, seamlessly mixing all the references we already loved.”

Promo Credits

Client

Advertiser:Cartoon Network Latin America

TV Show:OK K.O.! Let’s Be Heroes

Producer:Andrés Reid

Marketing Manager: Brendan Rogan

Creative Producer: María Layus

Senior Creative Director: Hernán La Greca

Music

Music Company: Cachorro Loco

Composer: Facundo Capece

Sound

Sound Company: Cachorro Loco

Sound Designer: Facundo Capece / Lola Rietcher

Animation

Animation Company: Le Cube

Director: Ralph Karam

Executive Producer: Juan Manuel Freire / Gustavo Karam

Producer: Fernanda Soma

http://www.lecube.tv/project/854/OK%20K.O.!

https://lbbonline.com/news/cartoon-network-releases-action-packed-ass-kicking-promo-for-animation-ok-ko/

Cartoon Network USA 1st October 1992 Launch Video Now Online

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Cartoon Network USA 1st October 1992 Launch Video Now Online: The Moment When It All Began

On Tuesday this week (24th July), YouTube user Gustavo Aguilera uploaded the first few minutes of Cartoon Network USA’s launch on 1st October 1992. Luckily, the YouTuber recorded the moment when the channel launched on VHS, he recently rediscovered the tape and uploaded the channel’s launch for the world to see. Since the channel’s launch in 1992, the channel and brand has expanded to all four corners of the Earth and became one of the most influential sources of children’s entertainment and a haven for animation lovers everywhere. The footage is a piece of television history, it was the world’s first channel dedicated to cartoons and the fact that the channel celebrated its 25th anniversary last October.

The footage has also cleared up a couple misconceptions about the launch. Contrary to common belief, the channel didn’t launch with the national anthem of the United States – “The Star-Spangled Banner”, the first song to air on the channel was in fact the infamous finale to Tchaikovsky’s 1812 Overture which was played along with a backdrop of cartoon explosions. The first animated short to air was in fact Merrie Melodies’ “Rhapsody Rabbit” and not Looney Tunes’ “The Great Piggy Bank Robbery”, however what was true, is that the channel did launch with a short preview and introduction called “Droopy’s Guide To The Cartoon Network”.

Cartoon Network USA’s launch, the picture quality isn’t great, but it’s to be expected with VHS recordings, especially with a recording this old, also these were the days before Digital TV even existed, but just the fact that the launch was recorded in the first place is astounding:

Special thanks to Gustavo Aguilera for recording and preserving the first few moments of Cartoon Network!

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCB9tLtXfxm9qR05TGEydJhA

http://www.cartoonnetwork.com

Cartoon Network At The Children’s Media Conference 2018

Cartoon Network At The Children’s Media Conference 2018

Cartoon Network At The Children’s Media Conference 2018

Today (04/07/2017) was the second day of the 2018 Children’s Media Conference in Sheffield, South Yorkshire, England, UK, an annual conference where the British children’s media industry gather, all forms of media aimed at young audiences including film, TV, radio, interactive media, games, licensing, toys and book and magazine publishing are represented at the conference. This year’s conference is being held between Tuesday 3rd July and Thursday 5th July. Turner’s Cartoon Network and Boomerang are this year’s bag sponsor for this year’s conference and have been giving away special Cartoon Network 25th anniversary bags to attendees, Cartoon Network UK will celebrate its 25th anniversary on 17th September this year.

The conference is a chance for creatives and business leaders to discuss what’s happening in the industry including both threats and opportunities, promote their content, introduce new shows and products and to exchange new ideas. As with previous years, Turner UK is at the conference again and are sponsoring the event using their Cartoon Network and Boomerang television channel brands. A vast majority of events relating to Cartoon Network will be running at the conference tomorrow (Thursday 5th July), representatives from Turner UK (and the greater EMEA area) will be speaking at the conference, today (4th July) was mostly about the use of technology to distribute content rather than the content itself.

Today (4th July), Marc Goodchild, Head of Digital Content Strategy & Product at Turner EMEA was present at three different sessions – Behind the Screens at YouTube Kids, Big Lessons from Niche Memes and Technology – What’s Next?. Behind the Screens at YouTube Kids discussed the use of YouTube’s YouTube Kids video service to distribute child-friendly content. Big Lessons from Niche Memes discussed the use of internet memes (widespread internet jokes) and how it can be used as a form of marketing that will appeal to young people. The “Technology – What’s Next?” session was mostly about the use of smartphones and tablets, AR (Augmented Reality), toys-to-life and voice-powered home assistants and how they can be used for entertainment. Also today, Sophie Deen (CEO, Bright Little Labs) was moderating a session – “Learning – What’s Happening?”, which talked about the best ways to educate children both in and out the classroom. Turner EMEA made an equity investment in Bright Little Labs last month, the company produces educational material that focuses on computer coding with the use of the character – Detective Dot, through the investment, the company can now utilise Cartoon Network’s portfolio in its educational material.

http://www.thechildrensmediaconference.com/sessions/behind-the-screens-at-youtube-kids/

http://www.thechildrensmediaconference.com/sessions/big-lessons-from-niche-memes/

http://www.thechildrensmediaconference.com/sessions/technology-whats-next/

Tomorrow (5th July), Sarah Fell (Executive Producer for Turner EMEA Kids Original Programming, including The Amazing World of Gumball and The Heroic Quest of the Valiant Prince Ivandoe) will be speaking at the “Tips and Hits from Animated Women” session, which focuses on the success of woman in the British animation industry, the session will take place between 9.30am to 10.30am. Today, Sarah was also at the What a Relief! session, which talked about the use of UK tax relief to help lower the cost of production for animation, children’s TV, film and video games.

http://www.thechildrensmediaconference.com/sessions/tips-and-hits-from-animated-women/

http://www.thechildrensmediaconference.com/sessions/what-a-relief/

John Conlon (Senior Director of Data & Consumer Insights for Turner Northern Europe), will be speaking at the “If we can’t Measure it, how can we Manage it?” session which will discuss the measurement of viewership for video content aimed at children, the session will take place between 11am and 12pm.

http://www.thechildrensmediaconference.com/sessions/if-we-cant-measure-it-how-can-we-manage-it/

Also tomorrow (5th July), Zia Bales (Senior Acquisitions Manager for Turner Kids EMEA) and Cecilia Persson (Vice President, Programming and content strategy, Turner EMEA Kids, Acquisitions and Co-Production International), will be speaking at the Commissioner Conversations event, run in conjunction with children’s pay-TV rivals – Nickelodeon, the event will run between 11am and 11.45pm, which will be followed by a speed meetings event from 12.15pm to 1.15pm, Zia and Mary Dimitriadis (Senior Programming Coordinator for Turner UK’s kids channels) will be present for business meetings and general business networking. The purpose of the Commissioner Conversations event is to find out what Turner EMEA (Cartoon Network, Boomerang, Boing, Cartoonito, Toonix and Toonami) are looking for in terms of content and the speed meetings session will be a good opportunity to talk about animation projects.

http://www.thechildrensmediaconference.com/sessions/commissioner-conversations-nickelodeon-and-turner/

http://www.thechildrensmediaconference.com/sessions/speed-meetings-vod-2-2/