New ‘Cartoon Network’ App Gamifies TV Viewing With Collectible Figures

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A free Cartoon Network app hitting Android and iOS phones next month includes a collection of quick-hit games and the ability to collect digital cartoon figures by watching the network’s shows. “The Cartoon Network Arcade” will feature a growing librar…

‘DC Super Hero Girls’: Trailer Arrives For New Cartoon Network Series From Producer Lauren Faust

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The women’s super-empowerment movement continues to soar higher and higher. The just-released trailer for DC Super Hero Girls previews the major new Warner Bros. Animation initiative that gets underway March 8 with DC Super Hero Girls: Sweet Just…

A really, truly epic hourlong Steven Universe nearly spells the end of everything

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The project of “Change Your Mind”—fully theorizing the Gem empire as a business run by an abusive family, with similarities to the various families Steven has encountered on Earth (the Crystal Gems, the Maheswarans, the DeMayos, the Deweys, the Onion f…

‘Ben 10’ Heading To 4th Season, As Cartoon Network Greenlights New Episodes

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Cartoon Network has greenlighted a season 4 for the animated series Ben 10, continuing the saga of Ben Tennyson, a 10-year-old boy who discovers a magical device that can turn him into 10 different alien heroes, each with its own unique abilities.
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Steven throws a party on a transitional Steven Universe

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“Together Alone” opens with a beautiful shot of the open vista of Homeworld, taken up by the four parts of what is, essentially, the Gem Voltron: White’s head and torso, Yellow’s and Blue’s arms, and Pink’s legs. The image echoed in a later shot of the…

A reflective, funny episode of Steven Universe finds Steven going through the motions for his mom

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During Steven’s last visit to Homeworld, he was a prisoner on trial for murder. Now, he’s basically Gem royalty, and bound up in all of the obligations that new status entails. “Familiar” digs into the details of what the Diamonds actually do all day, …

‘Transformers: Cyberverse’ Heads To Europe, Middle East, Africa & Latin America On Cartoon Network

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Hasbro Studios, the Los Angeles-based entertainment distribution division of Hasbro, Inc. has pacted with Cartoon Network to distribute the first season of the hit animated series Transformers: Cyberverse to Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Latin Am…

Turner’s ‘Final Space’ to Stream Exclusively on VRV as Bond With WarnerMedia Strengthens

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VRV (pronounced “verve”) is adding to its collection of content in a new deal with WarnerMedia.

Under the agreement, Ellation-owned VRV — which houses more than 10 different streaming services — will be the exclusive streaming home to Turner’s “Final Space” and “Mike Tyson’s Mysteries.” “Final Space,” which usually airs on TBS and Adult Swim, is available on the platform starting Wednesday with “Mike Tyson’s Mysteries” — one of Adult Swim’s most successful shows — following in early 2019.

The first three episodes of “Final Space” will be available for free on VRV, with additional episodes of  “Mike Tyson’s Mysteries” to stream on VRV Premium, which users can subscribe to for $9.99 per month. Included in that price is access to all other OTT channels housed on the platform including: Rooster Teeth, HDIVE, Crunchyroll, Geek & Sundry, Nerdist, Cartoon Hangover, Mondo, Nicksplat, Shudder, CuriousityStream, and Turner’s Boomerang, which will be coming to the platform on Nov.13.

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The addition of “Final Space” and ” Mike Tyson Mysteries” is the result of a growing bond between WarnerMedia (formerly Time Warner) and Otter Media (which owns Ellation) since AT&T took over both companies earlier this year. Last month, Ellation-owned Crunchyroll began streaming its content on Turner’s broadcast network, Adult Swim. Ellation also inked a deal with WarnerMedia that will see Warner’s Boomerang SVOD service — along with its collection of 3000+ cartoons — become available on VRV.

Since last year, VRV has more than doubled the number of registered users on its platform from 1.5 million last November to currently serving 4 million registered users — 2.5 million of which use the platform on a monthly basis. The company plans to continue this growth through international expansion, which is expected to take place next year, according to Eric Berman, VRV’s head of content partnerships.

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Cartoon Network’s ‘Summer Camp Island’ Speaks to People ‘Craving Gentleness’

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British animator Julia Pott, the creator of Cartoon Network’s new children’s series “Summer Camp Island,” said it spoke “to people who are craving gentleness,” during a presentation of the show Saturday at MipJunior in Cannes, France. Pott compared her…