Cartoon Network UK’s A Whale’s Tale Animated Short For The Hope Works Project Released Today 20th November

Cartoon Network UK's A Whale's Tale Animated Short For The Hope Works Project Released Today 20th November

Cartoon Network UK’s A Whale’s Tale Animated Short For The Hope Works Project Released Today 20th November

Cartoon Network UK’s animated short for the Hope Works Project – “A Whale’s Tale” was released online today (20th November) and can now be viewed on Cartoon Network UK’s YouTube channel or on Hope Works’ YouTube channel. The purpose of the animated short is to educate children about the effects of marine pollution. The Hope Works Project works with the biggest broadcasters around the world and Unicef (the United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund). The Hope Works project aims to reawaken a generation’s hope through 12 films and resources. The films, each with a different theme, were created to inspire the values of kindness, tolerance and understanding in children around the world. All twelve films were released today, which is known as World Children’s Day. Hope Works is the creation of Lucy Murphy, head of kids’ content at Sky, and Alison Stewart, former head of production at BBC’s preschool channel – CBeebies.

In “A Whale’s Tale”, a whale under the sea tries to help smaller creatures who are struggling with plastic waste. On land, a young boy seeks help to clear the sea in his area, but neither the boy or the whale can succeed on their own. Boats and fishermen come to the boy’s aid to help clean the sea. The animated short was animated by Blue-Zoo Productions in London for Cartoon Network UK. Blue-Zoo has previously worked with Cartoon Network EMEA on various television presentation projects, including the The Amazing World of Gumball Song “clockwork machine” promo.

A Whale’s Tale Credits:

Written and directed by Robin Celebi & Giovanna Utichi
Original story by Giovanna Utichi
Executive Producer: Richard Kinning
Producer: Emma Healing

Animation studio: Blue Zoo

Artwork & Direction: Izzy Burton
Creative Producer: Lizzie Hicks
Producer: Damian Hook
Modelling: Emilie Browne, Pietro Licini & Jacopo Piccini
Lighting & rendering: Holly Bensley
Rigging: Leo Blackmur & Vasil Shotarov
Compositing: Izzy Burton, Nicholas Canticus & Joe Kinch
Animation: Mark Spokes, Dane Winn & Dagmara Ziemianska
Story Consultant: Ben Steer

Sound Design: James Clark & Clearcut Sound
Music Composition: Will Featherby, Kamal Kamruddin, Ben McAvoy, Sam McAvoy, Pete Yelland-Brown & WMP
Voice Over Artist: Tim Dann
Music Supervisor: Joseph Cullen & Cavendish Music

Follow the link below to view all twelve Hope Works film:

Cartoon Network At Cardiff Animation Festival 2018

Cartoon Network At Cardiff Animation Festival 2018

Cartoon Network At Cardiff Animation Festival 2018

Later this week (19th to 22nd April) is the Cardiff Animation Festival in Cardiff, Wales, UK. The animation festival is one of the largest in the UK and celebrates home-grown and international animation. On the first day of the festival (Thursday 19th April) some of the UK’s top childrens’ content commissioners will be speaking during the “Afternoon Tea with the Children’s Commissioners” session. Turner EMEA’s VP of Programming and Content Strategy, Kids (Cartoon Network/Boomerang/Cartoonito/Boing), Acquisitions and Co-productions International – Cecilia Persson will also be there. Other content commissioners attending the event are Cheryl Taylor (Head of Content, for CBBC), Stuart Rowson (Head of Curation and Discovery for CBBC), Lucy Murphy (Head of Kids Content at Sky UK) and Sioned Wyn Roberts (Children’s Commissioner for Welsh-language broadcaster S4C).

During the session, each content commissioner will discuss what they’re looking for in terms of child-friendly animated programming. After the session, there will be an opportunity for potential show creators to pitch and discuss their ideas in a ten-minute one-to-one session with a content commissioner, they’re also there to offer advice on how to get an animated project picked up and commissioned by a children’s channel. The session is supported by BAFTA’s (British Academy of Film and Television Arts) Wales division – BAFTA Cymru.

Sky Kids App New Games Section Featuring More Cartoon Network And Boomerang Games Coming Soon

Sky Kids App New Games Section Featuring More Cartoon Network And Boomerang Games Coming Soon

Sky Kids App New Games Section Featuring More Cartoon Network And Boomerang Games Coming Soon

British satellite pay television provider – Sky has added a brand new games section to its Sky Kids mobile app. The new section will feature games from Cartoon Network and Boomerang (as well as games from Nickelodeon, Nicktoons, Nick Jr and Baby TV). At launch, the Sky Kids app games section has one game from Cartoon Network called Ben 10 Diamondhead Shoot, more games are coming soon including games based on The Amazing World of Gumball, Scooby-Doo! and Adventure Time.

The Sky Kids app is free to Sky customers that are already subscribed to the Variety or Box Set bundles, the app offers an ad-free family-friendly environment and access to over 4,500 episodes from Sky’s most popular children’s channels including Cartoon Network, Disney Junior, Boomerang, Nickelodeon and many more. Games can be downloaded for offline use and Sky Go Extra or Sky Q Multiscreen subscribers can also download episodes of their favourite shows.

From The Sky UK Press Release: Let the games begin! Sky Kids app gets brand-new games section

A whole host of exciting games have landed on the Sky Kids app, bringing kids even more entertainment from their favourite characters, including SpongeBob SquarePants, Peppa Pig and Ben 10.

Already packed with shows from Boomerang, Cartoon Network, Nickelodeon, Nicktoons, Nick Jr and Baby TV, little ones can now play chess with the help of SpongeBob, test their memory with Peppa and have a go at target practice with Henry Danger.

What’s more, new games are on the way from favourites like The Amazing World of Gumball, Scooby-Doo!, Adventure Time and our very own Sky Kids Art Studio full of creative tools, arty ideas and lots of virtual glitter. Adding to the fun will also be a range of games featuring the Sky Buddies, characters which live on the app and allow parents to create personalised, age tailored profiles for their kids.

Free to Sky customers*, the Sky Kids app is full to the brim with fun. There are over 4,500 episodes to watch on the app, which has been designed with kids in mind, making it both entertaining and safe for them to use. Shows include Sky Original Production Big Cats: Wild Files and Aliens Love Underpants And…, as well as YouTube hits like Little Baby Bum and popular kids’ favourites such as Boomerang’s Scooby-Doo.

The app offers a fun and safe way for children to play games and watch shows in a family friendly environment, with no adverts. Each child can have an age profile set, so they can only access the content that’s right for them and Sleep Mode lets adults choose when the app will automatically switch off. These settings build on the peace of mind that Sky customers already get from a range of enhanced security features such as Sky Broadband Shield, which lets customers filter which websites are seen in their home and protects against malware and phishing, and parental controls on their TV to pin protect access to certain content.

Customers with the Sky Kids app can download games to play offline and, if they have Sky Go Extra/Multiscreen, they can download shows too. So kids are entertained even when there’s no Wi-Fi, and traffic jams can be a whole lot more enjoyable.

Some of the new games include:

– SpongeBob Chess from Nicktoons
– Peppa Pig Memory Game from Nick Jr
– Bubble Guppies Popathon from Nick Jr
– Tulli Missing Shapes from Baby TV
– Henry Danger Target Practice from Nickelodeon
– Ben 10 Diamondhead Shoot from Cartoon Network
– The Loud House Food Fight from Nickelodeon

Lucy Murphy, head of kids content, Sky, said: “Children and parents have been loving the Sky Kids app, with over half a million registering to use it since it launched last year. It’s a great way to keep kids entertained, and now with new games to play and more being added every month, they have another fun way to dive into the worlds of their favourite characters. And as mums and dads know that it’s a safe and secure environment, everyone’s happy.”

With a record-breaking 52m downloads of kids’ content during the month of August, Sky is home to some of the most-watched kids’ shows in the UK and Ireland

Special thanks to The Daily Nick for the information: