Turner Asia Pacific Collaborates With Japanese Broadcaster TV Asahi For A New Anime Series Super Shiro

Turner Asia Pacific Collaborates With Japanese Broadcaster TV Asahi For A New Anime Series Super Shiro

Turner Asia Pacific Collaborates With Japanese Broadcaster TV Asahi For A New Anime Series Super Shiro

Today (18th February), Turner’s Asia Pacific division (the owners of Cartoon Network, Boomerang and Pogo) has announced that they are collaborating on a new animation project with Japanese national broadcaster TV Asahi on a new anime series called “Super Shiro”, the partnership was agreed at Kidscreen Summit 2019 in Miami, Florida which was held last week (11th to 14th February). The agreement also includes broadcasting rights across the Asia-Pacific region (excluding China). This is also the first regional deal between the two companies and the deal includes a sizable investment from Turner.

The new show – “Super Shiro” is described to be “fast-paced” and is inspired by the internationally popular children’s anime – “Crayon Shin Chan” (or often referred to simply “Shin Chan”), which aired worldwide since 1992. Not only Super Shiro is a spin-off of Crayon Shin Chan (Shiro is a dog Shin Chan finds and cares for in the series) but in fact its animated by the same studio – Shin-ei Animation (owned by TV Asahi), also known for animating Doraemon. Science SARU, a Tokyo-based animation studio led by Masaaki Yuasa is also working on the project, Science SARU helped to animate the Adventure Time episode – “Food Chain” (guest directed by Masaaki Yuasa), animated three OK K.O.! Let’s Be Heroes shorts and also animated the intros for Adventure Time: Stakes, Adventure Time: Islands and Adventure Time: Elements. Masaaki Yuasa is also the executive director on the new show. He was a Cristal Award Winner at the 2017 Annecy Animation Festival and recently won the 41st Japan Academy Prize for “Animation of the Year” for the movie “Night Is Short, Walk On Girl”.

The show’s initial episode order will include 48 episodes, each with a runtime of 5 and a half minutes, Super Shiro is expected to premiere on Cartoon Network, Boomerang and Pogo channels in the Asia-Pacific region in early 2020.

From The Turner Asia Pacific Press Release: Turner APAC Partners With TV Asahi On “Super Shiro” Series

Turner Asia Pacific and TV Asahi have announced a collaboration on a new animated series called SUPER SHIRO. The partnership was sealed last week at Kidscreen Summit in Miami.

The agreement includes broadcast rights across Asia Pacific (ex-China). This is the first regional deal between the two parties and includes a sizeable investment from Turner.

The fast-paced chase series is inspired by the hugely-popular “Crayon Shin chan” franchise, which has aired internationally since 1992. SUPER SHIRO is produced by Shin-ei Animation, known for both “Doraemon” and “Crayon Shin chan”, and Science SARU, a Tokyo-based animation studio led by Masaaki Yuasa.

Masaaki Yuasa is the executive director on the series. He was a Cristal Award Winner at the 2017 Annecy International Animation Film Festival and recently won the 41st Japan Academy Prize for “Animation of the Year”. He also guest-directed the “Food Chain” episode from Cartoon Network’s Adventure Time.

Edward Barnieh, Director of Acquisitions and Co-productions at Turner Asia Pacific, said: “Turner’s investment in the series is testament to its strategy of developing quality local IP and takes our long-term partnership with TV Asahi to the next level. We’re confident that this collaborative effort will result in the creation of another awesome fan-favourite.”

Takahiro Kishimoto, Head of Animation, International Business Department of TV Asahi, added: “We are delighted to partner with an international media company like Turner. With its extensive reach and brand recognition in Asia Pacific, we are certain kids will get to enjoy SUPER SHIRO even more. We truly believe this collaboration strengthens the partnership between our two companies.”

The kids series (48×5.5’) is expected to launch in early 2020 across Turner’s Kids channels Cartoon Network, Boomerang and POGO.



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Boing Italy And Cartoonito Italy April 2018 Highlights

Boing Italy And Cartoonito Italy April 2018 Highlights

Boing Italy And Cartoonito Italy April 2018 Highlights

Boing Italy April 2018 Highlights

New Episodes

Ben 10

New episodes start from Monday 9th April, airs Mondays to Fridays at 4.50pm.


New episodes start from Monday 16th April, airs Mondays to Fridays at 5.15pm.

Monica Chef

New episodes of the live-action series will airs Mondays to Fridays at 8.50pm, season finale on Friday 13th April

Programming Stunt: The Uncle Grandpa Show

Starts Monday 9th April, airs Mondays to Thursdays 7.55pm.


Cartoonito Italy April 2018 Highlights

Programming Stunt: Cartoonito Celebrates International Dance Day

All day on Sunday 29th April, Cartoonito Italy celebrates International Dance Day with music and dancing, featuring themed episodes of Baby Looney Tunes, Pocoyo, Hey Duggee, Dora the Explorer, Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood, Zou, Nina’s World, Barbie, Shimmer and Shine, The Happos Family, Tom & Jerry, Oddbods, Super Wings, Paw Patrol and Blaze and the Monster Machines.

New Episodes


New episodes air from Tuesday 3rd April, airs Mondays to Fridays at 9pm.

Mina’s World

New episodes air from Monday 9th April, airs Mondays to Fridays at 5.35pm.


Cartoon Network Australia And Boomerang Australia November 2017 Highlights

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Brand New Animated Special: Ben 10: Omni-Tricked

Airs Saturday 25th November at 10am.

Ben’s trip to Portland with cousin Gwen and Grandpa Max is cut short by the arrival of a brand new, eleventh alien, as he fights another one of Dr. Animo’s Mega-Creatures! When the fight leaves his Omnitrix on the fritz – cycling through all 11 aliens without being able to stop, Max seeks help from an old friend to fix the Omnitrix. Can he fix the Omnitrix before dangerous forces like the Bounty Hunters come to claim it for their own? And what’s the deal with the mysterious alien called Vilgax, that’s the same species as Ben’s new 11th alien? This brand new 44-minute special includes all the aliens together in one super human combo and highlights all their special attributes!

Brand New Animated Shorts: Ben 10: Alien Worlds

Airs weekends at 10am from Saturday 4th November.

These 10 x 1 minute travelogues offers a detailed look at each of Ben’s alien’s forms! The never-before-seen footage uncovers secrets from each alien world: Watch as the Tetramands go head-to-head inside massive gladiator arenas and the Pyronites perfect their pyrokinetic powers whilst hanging over the gnarliest rivers of lava. We also go deep into the Kinet planet which is dominated by spectacular electrical storms and the home of the Kinecelerans (where XLR8 is from!). To combat the inclement weather, younglings must complete the Running of the Gauntlet, a most epic retrieval of the gliders worn on their feet.

Traversing the desolate terrain at high speeds to reach the lair of a Kinet Molluscarx, the young one must obtain the creature’s precious pearl if they are to fulfil this Kineceleran rite of passage. Explore the planet Arburia, the premiere vacation spot of the cosmos. Arburia is not only a sandy paradise, but home to the Arburian Pelarotas, the race Cannonbolt belongs to. Twelve excruciatingly long hours of work and school stand between the spherical species and a day at the beach — spent perfecting their cannonball! This is just a taste of some of the worlds you will explore in Ben 10: Alien Worlds.

Justice League Programming Stunt, with new episodes of Justice League Action

Airs weekends from 11am from Saturday 4th November.

Brand new episodes of Justice League Action back-to-back with Teen Titans Go! featuring Justice League characters and LEGO Justice League movies! Every weekend in November!
In Justice League, Batman, Superman and Wonder Woman lead the DC Universe Super Heroes against their most infamous foes in adventures packed with relentless thrills, fun and action. Whether defending Earth, facing invaders from space or battling the bizarre forces of magic, the always-rotating team of Justice League heroes are up to any challenge. In Teen Titans Go!, join the Teen Titans and see what sort of comedy chaos their rivalries and relationships cause next!

Movie Premiere: Lego DC Comics Super Heroes: Justice League: Attack Of The Legion Of Doom

Movie premieres Saturday 4th November at 12pm

The newly formed Justice League is keeping Metropolis safe, sending crime is on the run and making evil genius Lex Luthor very unhappy. Together with Black Manta, Sinestro and a gang of ruthless recruits, Lex builds his own league and declares them the Legion of Doom. Now with a super-powered team of terror and a plan to attack the top-secret government site Area 52, can Lex finally be on the verge of victory? Get ready for the bricks to fly when Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman and the rest of the Justice League face off against the world’s greatest supervillains!
Watch this super special as part of the Justice League Stunt!


Boomerang Australia November 2017 Highlights

Brand New Episodes

Dorothy and The Wizard Of Oz

New episodes air Fridays at 5.20pm from Friday 10th November.

Dorothy & the Wizard of Oz is an all-new animated comedic fantasy series that transports audiences back to the wonderful and magical land of Oz. The episodes will be shown as part of the Boomerang Dream Squad.

After the Wicked Witch of the West’s defeat, Queen Ozma has appointed Dorothy the Princess of Emerald City. With her feet firmly grounded in her ruby slippers, Dorothy tackles her royal duties
with enthusiasm, bravery and farm girl feistiness. And whether it’s magic, munchkins, flying monkeys or her arch nemesis, Wilhelmina — the “wicked witch in training” and niece of the Wicked
Witch of the West — Dorothy is ready to track down and put a stop to any problem that comes Oz’s way.

Joining Dorothy in her adventures are some familiar friends: Lion, whose newly found courage is often still fleeting; Tin Man, who is discovering new emotions that come with a new heart;
Scarecrow, who is bursting with brains; and, of course, her little dog, Toto. With her friends by her side and her ruby slippers on her feet, Dorothy follows the Yellow Brick Road toward magical mischief and embarks on exciting adventures that only a land like Oz can bring.

My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic

New episodes air Fridays at 4pm, airs from Friday 3rd November.

In the magical land of Equestria, a kingdom populated only by colorful ponies, TWILIGHT SPARKLE, a studious and slightly reclusive young unicorn intent only on enhancing her magical abilities, has been assigned by her mentor, PRINCESS CELESTIA, a very important task: get your muzzle out of those books and make some friends! In the quaint, fairytale village of PONYVILLE, TWILIGHT SPARKLE meets 5 new ponies, and through funny, offbeat experiences and exciting, enchanted adventures, they teach her about the most powerful magic of all: the magic of friendship! Watch all of these brand new episodes as part of the Boomerang Dream Squad.

Grizzy and the Lemmings

New episodes air Mondays to Thursdays at 5.20pm from Monday 13th November.

In a vast natural reserve lost in the middle of the untamed wilderness, there is a small haven of human civilization: the forest ranger’s house. In the eyes of the animals for 60 miles around, it’s El Dorado. Because he is (from his point of view) the most evolved animal on earth, the Bear Grizzy feels it’s only natural that the ranger’s house becomes his territory as soon as its owner is away. In here, he can enjoy all the modern conveniences that seem to have been custom designed especially for him.

No other animal dares to contest this Bear Privilege except the most inoffensive, stupid and ridiculous mammal family that exists: The Lemmings- who also move into the house as soon as the
ranger is gone. The possibilities for having fun there are so plentiful! Thus, Grizzy and the Lemmings lead a merciless battle over the forest ranger’s house in an atmosphere of total madness, where the two adversaries constantly try to out-do each other with nasty tricks!


New episodes air Saturdays at 1.15pm, airs from Saturday 4th November.

Brand new episodes as part of Caturdays! Noby’s life is changed forever the day Doraemon––a “cat–type robot” from the 22nd century––pops out of a time portal in Noby’s top desk drawer. Doraemon has been sent back in time by Noby’s great–great grandson Soby to change Noby’s legendarily tragic life for the better, and thus improve the life of all his descendants. Unfortunately, underachiever Noby seems to cause a great deal of his own misfortune, and the addition of an endless supply of futuristic gadgets from Doraemon’s “4th–dimensional pocket” usually creates even more trouble!


New episodes air weekends at 4pm from Saturday 4th November.

BUNNICULA is an all-new animated comedy series based on the bestselling children’s book of the same name. The series follows the paranormal comedy adventures of Bunnicula the vampire rabbit who, instead of drinking blood, drains the juice of carrots and other vegetables to boost his supernatural abilities. Upon moving to the mysterious Orlock Apartments building in New Orleans, 13-year-old Mina discovers Bunnicula locked away in a chamber way down in the basement.

Mina falls instantly in love with Bunnicula, and adopts him as a pet, not knowing he has supernatural abilities. The mischievous rabbit is met with open arms by her lovable, laid-back dog, Harold, and abject fear by her paranoid cat, Chester. But Bunnicula loves Mina and will do anything to protect her from all the crazy supernatural animals and monsters he attracts. Bunnicula, Chester and Harold will encounter everything from ghostly alligators squeezing through the pipes of their apartment building to sinister spider-lambs released from Bunnicula’s book of supernatural bedtime stories.