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/

Cartoon Network USA Cartoon Network This Week Episode 7 SXSW Edition

Cartoon Network USA Cartoon Network This Week Episode 7 SXSW Edition

For this week’s episode of Cartoon Network This Week, Sam and Rupert take their show on the road and check out the Cartoon Network On The Green outdoor event at the SXSW (South By Southwest) media festival in Austin, Texas. The event was held last Monday (12th March). At the event, Sam talked with young cartoon fans about their favourite shows, interviews Robin from Teen Titans Go! and also Ben 10’s Ben Tennyson and Four Arms.

Sam also made an attempt at screaming in the Teen Titans Go! To The Movies scream booth, the best scream will be featured in the movie. Also at the event was the Ben 10 Wheel of Fortune, where Ben 10 fans can spin the wheel for a chance to win prizes. 3,700 people attended the event, all of which enjoyed free food and exclusive screenings of some upcoming episodes, including the brand new Cartoon Network original series – Craig of the Creek.

https://regularcapital.toonsphere.com/2018/03/cartoon-network-green-sxsw-2018-12th-march/

https://regularcapital.toonsphere.com/2018/03/cartoon-network-on-the-green-at-sxsw-last-night-12th-march-2018/

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Cartoon Network On The Green At SXSW Last Night 12th March 2018

Cartoon Network On The Green At SXSW Last Night 12th March 2018

Cartoon Network On The Green At SXSW Last Night 12th March 2018

Last night (12th March) Cartoon Network USA hosted a special event called “Cartoon Network On The Green” at the SXSW (South By Southwest) media festival in Austin, Texas. The event started at 6.30pm yesterday evening and was held outside the Long Center For The Performing Arts located in downtown Austin.

At special free event, families got to see a sneak peek of Cartoon Network’s upcoming show – Craig of the Creek before its television premiere, sneak peeks of Ben 10 and Unikitty! and an exclusive never-before-seen look of the upcoming theatrical movie – Teen Titans Go! To The Movies. The sneak peeks were shown on an outdoor cinema screen and big balloons featuring Cartoon Network’s most popular characters surrounded the screening area, there were also giveaways, activities and also free food (including popsicles).

The Teen Titans – Robin, Starfire, Cyborg, Raven and Beastboy were also at the event welcoming and meeting fans, some fans even cosplayed as the Teen Titans. Gumball and Darwin from The Amazing World of Gumball were there too, as well as Ben 10’s Ben Tennyson and Four Arms.

In addition to the Teen Titans Go! To The Movies sneak peek at SXSW, Warner Bros. Animation has announced that Nicolas Cage will be voicing the infamous superhero – Superman in the new movie and singer/songwriter Halsey will voicing Wonder Woman and rapper Lil Yachty will be playing the role of Green Lantern. Teen Titans Go! To The Movies will be released in cinemas in the United States on Friday 27th July, in the UK, the movie will released in cinemas on Friday 3rd August 2018.

https://www.usatoday.com/story/life/movies/2018/03/12/exclusive-halsey-plays-wonder-woman-lil-yachty-green-lantern-teen-titans-go/415282002/