Cartoon Network Southeast Asia: It’s Raining Cats And Dogs Programming Block

It's Raining Cats And Dogs

It’s Raining Cats And Dogs: A Programming Block For Those Wet Days

Starting from tomorrow (18/07/2015) is a new programming block called It’s Raining Cats And Dogs on Cartoon Network Southeast Asia, featuring Cartoon Network’s most famous cat and dog cartoon characters. The daily mini-marathon block will feature episodes from some of the following shows: Scooby-Doo, Courage The Cowardly Dog, The Amazing World of Gumball, Rat-a-tat, Oggy and the Cockroaches and Tom and Jerry. The title for the block is based on the English idiom for heavy rain which is “It’s Raining Cats And Dogs” but in Cartoon Network’s case it’s taken literally.

The mini-marathon will first air from 10am (Singapore and Malaysia Time) and 9am (Thailand Time).

Cartoon Network’s Commissioned TV Movie, Monster Beach, Wins Astra Award For Most Outstanding Children’s Programme

Monster Beach

Cartoon Network’s first Australian commissioned animated TV movie, Monster Beach, has won an Astra Award in The Most Outstanding Children’s Programme category, the 2015 Astra Awards ceremony was held in Pyrmont, Sydney on 12th March. Monster Beach premiered last Hallowe’en on Cartoon Network Australia and then around the Asia-Pacific region, the animated movie will air in Europe later this year.

The original movie was created by Australian animation studio Bogan Entertainment Solutions (BES) with animation also produced by Top Draw Animation in the Philippines. Monster Beach follows two siblings who visit their uncle on a secluded island for the summer, only to find the island in danger and the locals are surf-crazed monsters.

Turner International Asia Pacific chief content officer for kids content, Mark Eyers, made this statement regarding the success of Monster Beach:

“The success of Monster Beach is a result of a collaboration between Cartoon Network’s executive production team in Hong Kong and BES in Melbourne. It is a great example of how an international network can partner with Australia’s top talent to create locally-produced content that can reach audiences across the world”

The director of Monster Beach, Patrick Crawley, made this statement in regards of the development and success of the movie:

“Taking a project from the kitchen table through to international release has been an amazing experience. As has partnering with those whose belief in the concepts and the potential of Australian animation has been unswerving in its support. Working with Cartoon Network has meant we’ve had the opportunity to link some of the best Australian writing, design and animation talent with their contemporaries from around the world to deliver an outstanding project”

Adventure Time also received a 2015 Astra Awards nomination for Most Outstanding Children’s Program, but it lost to Monster Beach.

New Episodes Of Teen Titans Go! Now Airing Every Weekday At 4pm On Cartoon Network Southeast Asia

Cartoon Network Southeast Asia is currently airing new episodes of Teen Titans Go! every weekday at 4pm (HKT) as part of the Laughternoons block. Join in with Robin, Cyborg, Starfire, Raven and Beast Boy for some new superhero misadventures!