Over 730 brand new episodes on CN and Boomerang in 2014
LazyTown brand new Season 4 to premiere on Boomerang
CN’s Animation Generation launches in Kenya!
26 June 2014: Today Turner Broadcasting captivated local children with its kids channels Cartoon Network and Boomerang, during the first MultiChoice Content Extravaganza in Mauritius.
The two channels are all about imagination and fun and this was experienced first-hand as superhero Sportacus from Boomerang’s LazyTown got everybody moving, encouraging children to eat healthy and exercise, while Cartoon Network’s Animation Generation inspired creativity, challenging the children to tap into their creativity by drawing exciting characters.
With a jam packed total of 405 brand new episodes for their African audience still to come between June and December, and a total of over 730 new episodes this year, Cartoon Network and Boomerang are truly offering fresh and entertaining content as part of their biggest programming line-up ever.
On Cartoon Network, DStv channel 301, viewers can look forward to warming up this winter with brand new Original Productions Uncle Grandpa, Steven Universe and Clarence; Warner Brothers’ Teen Titans Go!; DreamWorks: Dragons Defenders of Berk; and the brand new live action series Incredible Crew. Towards the summer time, from September onwards, kids can expect new episodes of hit shows such as the ever impressing Ben 10, the global hit Adventure Time and the award winning The Amazing World of Gumball. There will also be the Powerpuff Girls Mini-Movie in August for viewers to look forward to!
Included in this winter’s line-up on Boomerang, DStv channel 302, will be Steven Spielberg’s Tiny Toons, Road Runner as part of the Looney Tunes All Stars stunt, and the show that gets kids moving all over the world: LazyTown launches its fourth season this November. Among some of the brand new shows are The Tom & Jerry Show and CGI Inspector Gadget and new episodes of popular classics are set to continue entertaining new generations such as Scooby-Doo Mystery Incorporated andThe Garfield Show.
“It is another extraordinary year for Turner’s kids channels in 2014 and viewers can expect it to continue in 2015. With a mixture of new original productions and old favourites, our offer has never been stronger. Our shows are truly talent driven and thus made with passion. We look for unique and surprising stories that have great characters which feel authentic to kids and this is more apparent than ever with our upcoming slate.” says Pierre Branco Vice President Southern Europe and Africa for Turner Broadcasting System.
On another front, Cartoon Network will be launching their extremely popular drawing competition, Animation Generation in Kenya Mid-July, 2014. The campaign will target 40 000 learners in and around Nairobi and the theme will be “Ben 10 Protecting the Wildlife”. Learners will be challenged to draw a Ben 10 alien with special powers that will be able to protect and save elephants and rhinos in Kenya against poachers.
In partnership with the Britam Foundation, the initiative aims at inspiring the youth to express their thoughts on the topic of wildlife conservation through their artwork. “We believe that the youth is the present and future of the conservation message and through our initiative we would like to emphasise the importance of wildlife and encourage learners to come up with ideas on how they can be better protected. We are very excited about the launch of our initiative in Kenya!” adds Pierre Branco.