Cartoon Network’s Beloved Bears Stack Up for Their Greatest Adventure with First-Ever Movie





Cartoon Network’s Beloved Bears Stack Up for Their Greatest Adventure with First-Ever Movie – “We Bare Bears The Movie” Drops Digitally June 8
Eric Edelstein, Demetri Martin and Bobby Moynihan return as the lovable bears Grizz, Ice Bear and Panda, with recurring guest stars Cameron Esposito, Ellie Kemper, Jason Lee, Patton Oswalt, Mel Rodriguez and Charlyne Yi.
[via press release from Cartoon Network]
Cartoon Network’s Beloved Bears Stack Up for Their Greatest Adventure with First-Ever Movie

“We Bare Bears The Movie” Drops Digitally June 8

Check out the movie trailer with a special introduction from Eric Edelstein, Demetri Martin and Bobby Moynihan as well as the Bears themselves!

Cartoon Network’s beloved bears return big this summer with their first TV movie, “We Bare Bears The Movie,” available for purchase exclusively on digital platforms beginning Monday, June 8. Created by Annie Award-winner Daniel Chong, and produced by Cartoon Network Studios, the movie follows Grizz, Panda, and Ice Bear on their greatest adventure yet.

Eric Edelstein, Demetri Martin and Bobby Moynihan return as the lovable bears Grizz, Ice Bear and Panda, with recurring guest stars Cameron Esposito, Ellie Kemper, Jason Lee, Patton Oswalt, Mel Rodriguez and Charlyne Yi. The movie will also feature special guest stars such as Marc Evan Jackson, K-pop star Amber Liu, and Jimmy O. Yang.

“We hope that by accelerating the release of this wonderful, feel-good family TV movie, we can bring a little joy into homes sooner than originally planned,” Rob Sorcher, chief content officer, Cartoon Network

In “We Bare Bears The Movie,” when the bears’ love of food trucks and viral videos gets out of hand, it catches the attention of the menacing Agent Trout from the National Wildlife Control, who pledges to restore the “natural order” by separating them forever. Chased from their home, Grizz decides there’s only one thing they can do to find refuge – move to Canada! The Bears embark on an epic road trip filled with new friends, dangerous obstacles, and massive parties. But most importantly, the perilous journey will force the Bears to face how they first met and became brothers, in order to keep their family bond from splitting apart.

Distributed by Warner Bros. Home Entertainment (WBHE), the movie will be available for purchase in the U.S. and Canada on participating platforms including iTunes, Google Play and Amazon, for $14.99.

Since its debut in 2015, the Emmy-nominated “We Bare Bears” has earned numerous awards including a BAFTA Children’s Award, a Jury Award for Best TV Series at the Annecy International Animated Film Festival and several Annie Awards. Fans around the world, most notably in the APAC region, have embraced the show for its portrayal of Asian pop culture. Just last year, the episode entitled “Panda’s Birthday” featured the global sensation K-pop band, Monsta X.

ABOUT CARTOON NETWORK

Cartoon Network is a division of WarnerMedia and the #1 global animated series network, offering the best in original content for kids and families with such hits as “Ben 10,” “Craig of the Creek,” “Steven Universe,” “The Amazing World of Gumball,” “The Powerpuff Girls,” and “We Bare Bears.” Seen in 187 countries, over 450 million homes and in 33 languages, Cartoon Network inspires the next generation of creators and innovators by engaging its audience at the intersection of creativity and technology. Its award-winning pro-social initiatives, “Stop Bullying: Speak Up” and CN Buddy Network are acknowledged and often used resources for kids and adults looking for tools that can assist in dealing with the ongoing issue of bullying.

WarnerMedia is a leading media and entertainment company that creates and distributes premium and popular content from a diverse array of talented storytellers and journalists to global audiences through its consumer brands including: HBO, HBO Now, HBO Max, Warner Bros., TNT, TBS, truTV, CNN, DC, New Line, Cartoon Network, Adult Swim, Turner Classic Movies and others. Warner Media is part of AT&T Inc. (NYSE:T).

ABOUT CARTOON NETWORK STUDIOS

Established in 2000, Cartoon Network Studios (CNS) is a global animation and interactive studio recognized for its innovative approaches to IP development and world-building. Fostering a creator-driven environment, CNS is home to hundreds of visual artists who have been a part of the studio’s many critically acclaimed and groundbreaking animated series including “Adventure Time,” “Ben 10,” “Craig of the Creek,” “Steven Universe,” “The Powerpuff Girls,” and “Victor and Valentino.” CNS has also produced notable Adult Swim hits such as “Primal,” “Samurai Jack,” and “Harvey Birdman, Attorney at Law.”

CNS has been honored with multiple awards and accolades including: Emmy, Peabody, GLAAD and Annie Awards. Internationally, the studio also garnered the BAFTA, Italy’s prestigious Pulcinella Award and Annecy Festival’s Cristal Award. Currently, CNS houses a VR lab, and produces an array of interactive formats and products for youth and young adult audiences around the world. As part of its ongoing efforts to discover unique and promising voices everywhere, the studio has a robust global Artist Program and has numerous partnerships, including Exceptional Minds, Black Women Animate and California Institute of the Arts.

ABOUT WARNER BROS. HOME ENTERTAINMENT (WBHE)

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment (WBHE) brings together Warner Bros. Entertainment’s home video, digital distribution and interactive entertainment businesses in order to maximize current and next-generation distribution scenarios. An industry leader since its inception, WBHE oversees the global distribution of content through packaged goods (Blu-ray Disc(TM) and DVD) and digital media in the form of electronic sell-through and video-on-demand via cable, satellite, online and mobile channels, and is a significant developer and publisher for console and online video game titles worldwide. WBHE distributes its product through third party retail partners and licensees.



Cartoon Network Launches Initiative to Help Kids Stay Safe





Cartoon Network Launches Initiative to Help Kids Stay Safe, Creative and Entertained During COVID-19 Crisis
The initiative will draw on the network’s unique blend of humor and heart, with characters and stories kids know and love.

[via press release from Cartoon Network]

Cartoon Network Launches Initiative to Help Kids Stay Safe, Creative and Entertained During COVID-19 Crisis

Introduces New On-Air Content, Resources and Tools to Support Families

Cartoon Network has further expanded its response to the coronavirus pandemic with a new initiative – CNCheckIn – that helps kids stay safe, creative and entertained during this uncertain time. The initiative will draw on the network’s unique blend of humor and heart, with characters and stories kids know and love.

To help kids Stay Safe, new public service announcements (PSAs) and tutorials will be made available featuring hand-washing tips, and how to stay in touch with friends while practicing social distancing.

To encourage kids to Stay Creative, the network will provide do-it-yourself (DIY) projects, how-to-draw lessons and more.

To help kids Stay Entertained, families can access:

· New and unlocked episodes of “Apple and Onion,” “Ben 10,” “Teen Titans Go!” and more, as well as the first seasons of “Craig of the Creek” and “Victor and Valentino,” available on Cartoon Network, the CN App and participating distributors platforms.

· An unlocked collection of 20 Cartoon Network classics that includes “Chowder,” “Courage the Cowardly Dog,” and “Dexter’s Laboratory” available now on the CN App and participating distributors platforms.

· Narrated interstitials updated daily featuring fan-favorite characters from “Adventure Time,” “Teen Titans Go!” and “We Bare Bears,” that will encourage kids to laugh and dance.

· Downloadable new backgrounds from “Adventure Time,” “Steven Universe,” and others, for digital conference calls, available HERE!

“We always strive to meet our audience where they are, and right now we know that many of them are at home, trying to figure out this new normal,” said Jill King, SVP marketing and partnerships, Cartoon Network, Adult Swim, and Boomerang. “If we can use our characters to convey simple, yet important safety messages, and keep kids entertained in this difficult time, we are all in.”

Kids and families can access specialized multiplatform content, tools and resources in a one-stop hub, www.cartoonnetwork.com/checkin/, which will be available in respective regions around the world. Fans can also catch this content in a daily afternoon destination on linear, as well as find select offerings through Cartoon Network social, the CN App, and participating distributors platforms.

About Cartoon Network

Cartoon Network is a division of WarnerMedia and the #1 global animated series network, offering the best in original content for kids and families with such hits as Ben 10, Craig of the Creek, Steven Universe, The Amazing World of Gumball, The Powerpuff Girls, and We Bare Bears. Seen in 187 countries, over 450 million homes and in 33 languages, Cartoon Network inspires the next generation of creators and innovators by engaging its audience at the intersection of creativity and technology. Its award-winning pro-social initiatives, Stop Bullying: Speak Up and CN Buddy Network are acknowledged and often used resources for kids and adults looking for tools that can assist in dealing with the ongoing issue of bullying.

WarnerMedia is a leading media and entertainment company that creates and distributes premium and popular content from a diverse array of talented storytellers and journalists to global audiences through its consumer brands including: HBO, HBO Now, HBO Max, Warner Bros., TNT, TBS, truTV, CNN, DC, New Line, Cartoon Network, Adult Swim, Turner Classic Movies and others. WarnerMedia is part of AT&T Inc. (NYSE:T).