Australian-Made Animation Bolsters Line-Up Down Under

18 Nov 2015 - By TW Staff

This just in! Four Australian-made animation projects will join Cartoon Network's regional programming line-up in 2016, sitting alongside originals like We Bare Bears, The Powerpuff Girls, Adventure Time and Ben 10.

Two short-form comedy series commissioned by Cartoon Network are The Sketchy Show and Bill & Tony while a short Lasso & Comet will soon go into production, and a pilot for Monster Beach: The Series (pictured above) has also been greenlit, off the back of the successful telemovie of the same name.

Another animated series slated for debut next year is Exchange Student Zero (Cartoon Network’s first full-length Australian-made series).  Fans can also expect content across digital platforms like Cartoon Network Anything and Cartoon Network Watch and Play.

“We’re looking to build on our success with Exchange Student Zero and Monster Beach, and develop even more Australia-made content using our ‘virtual studio model’ approach," said Mark Eyers, Chief Content Officer for Turner’s kids’ channels in Asia Pacific, including Cartoon Network and Boomerang. "The level of professionalism of the creators, the creative culture and understanding of comedy animation that can be exported around the world, are all reasons for tapping into this impressive talent pool.”