OK K.O.! Let’s Be Heroes Creator Ian Jones-Quartey And Tigtone Co-Creators Andrew Koehler And Benjamin Martian Invited As A Special Guests At RTX Animation Festival 2019
The creator of Cartoon Network’s OK K.O.! Let’s Be Heroes – Ian Jones-Quartey and the co-creators of Adult Swim’s Tigtone animated series – Andrew Koehler And Benjamin Martian have been invited as special guest panelists for RTX Animation Festival 2019.
The RTX Animation Festival is an annual event organised by Cartoon Network’s and Adult Swim’s sister brand within the WarnerMedia group – Rooster Teeth, this year’s festival will be held from Friday 5th July to Sunday 7th July in Rooster Teeth’s hometown of Austin, Texas at the Austin Convention Center. Rooster Teeth’s animation division – Rooster Teeth Animation will also be present at the festival. Rooster Teeth Animation also produce the globally acclaimed animated series RWBY – the first western anime series to be distributed in Japan and also the science fantasy animated series – gen:LOCK. The RTX Animation Festival also includes comedy and gaming events.
We're excited to welcome @IanJQ, creator of OK K.O.! Let's Be Heroes, to the RTX Animation Festival at #RTXAustin!
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.
Cartoon Network USA Adventure Time: The Complete Series DVD Box Set To Be Released 30th April
Finn and Jake’s adventures may of ended, but now for the first time you can look back at eight great years worth of Adventure Time episodes with the Adventure Time: The Complete Series DVD Box Set. Adventure Time: The Complete Series DVD Box Set will be released in the United States on 30th April and will include all 238 episodes across 22 DVD discs. The DVD boxset’s design is based on The Enchiridion book as featured in the series and also contains a storybook with a centerpiece pop-up with drawings featuring the characters from the series, plus an all-new bonus disc containing special features.
In addition to the complete series DVD release, Cartoon Network will also be releasing Adventure Time’s soundtrack on 3rd May for digital download and streaming on all main music streaming platforms. The Adventure Time: The Ultimate Soundtrack Box Set will feature 160 songs including “Bacon Pancakes”, “My Best Friends in the World” and many more. Also, a multi-format physical box set with a custom illustration, in partnership with Mondo, will include vinyl, CD, and cassette and be available for pre-order from 3rd May 2019.
To celebrate the full series DVD release and soundtrack, Cartoon Network has produced a music video for the show’s theme song – “Come Along With Me”, Adventure Time fans contributed to the music video by colouring-in each individual frame. The music video was created in-collaboration with The Art of Elysium, a non-profit artist organization that believes that art can be used as an expressive outlet for social change. Young people used their own artistic creativity to animate over 1200 different cells. Each piece of animation was pieced together to create the music video representing all ten seasons of the Emmy award-winning show.
From The Cartoon Network USA Press Release: The Land of Ooo from the Very Beginning: Every Episode. All the Adventures. Your Favorite Songs.
ADVENTURE TIME: THE COMPLETE SERIES
The adventures of Finn & Jake will forever live on with Adventure Time: The Complete Series DVD box set and a soundtrack box set, sold separately.
From visionary creator Pendleton Ward, Adventure Time: The Complete Series 22-disc DVD collection, available April 30, includes all 238 captivating episodes from the Emmy-Award winning series. The Enchiridion collectible packaging will feature an immersive 25-page storybook, including a centerpiece pop-up with custom illustrations showcasing all the beloved characters. The collector’s box set will also include an all-new bonus disc enabling fans to immerse themselves in hours of exclusive special features.
Shmow-zow! The Ultimate Soundtrack Box Set
Fans can transport themselves back to any episode and sing along with over 160 songs spanning the entire series. Available May 3 for digital download & streaming on all major platforms, this must-have box set will include “Bacon Pancakes,” fan-favorite “My Best Friends in the World,” and more!
Additionally, a multi-format physical box set with custom illustration, in partnership with Mondo, will include vinyl, CD, and cassette and be available for pre-order starting May 3, 2019.
As an homage to a generation who came of age in the Land of Ooo, Cartoon Network is celebrating with a one-of-a-kind, fan-generated music video for the iconic theme song, “Come Along With Me.”
Created in collaboration with The Art of Elysium, a non-profit artist organization built on the idea that through service, art becomes a catalyst for social change. This unique art project encouraged youth and teens to use their own individual artistic creativity to animate over 1200 different cells. Each piece of animation was then joined together to create the video, perfectly commemorating ten amazing seasons of this groundbreaking show.
Exclusive DVD Special Features
“Sonic Sounds from Ooo” – A 13-minute featurette about the composers and iconic music from the series “Farewell Tour” – A comprehensive retrospective with those who created some of the most unforgettable moments of the series including executive producer and showrunner Adam Muto; voice of Finn, Jeremy Shada; voice of Marceline the Vampire, Olivia Olson; Summer Camp Island creator, Julia Pott; Over the Garden Wall creator, Patrick McHale; The New York Times bestselling author and Steven Universe creator, Rebecca Sugar; OK K.O.! Let’s Be Heroes creator, Ian Jones-Quartey and more. Animatics Music Videos – See visual imagery of popular songs, live performances from the cast and friends of the series at San Diego Comic Con and more! “Diamonds and Lemons” Minecraft Episode Special features from previous releases
The Art of Elysium was founded in 1997 to support artists working for the benefit of others. For over twenty years, we’ve paired volunteer artists with communities in Los Angeles to support individuals in the midst of difficult emotional life challenges like illness, hospitalization, displacement, confinement, and/or crisis. We serve medically fragile children, teens, adults, seniors, those dealing with social, emotional and mental health issues, and the homeless.
Our team members at The Art of Elysium work with volunteer artists to craft creative tailor-made programs for the populations we serve. We currently offer 120 community programs a month, serving over 30,000 individuals a year. Volunteer artist are then eligible for support services, ranging from artist salons and networking events to showcases and distribution opportunities. We currently serve 2,028 artists a year in Los Angeles.
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