August 27, 2014

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Cartoon Network News Release Verb Adventure Time

Let Cartoon Network take you on another exhilarating adventure with brand new episodes of Adventure Time!

An awesome CN party for your friends, Adventure Time Verb skateboards and prizes up for grabs.

Cartoon Network has announced that brand new episodes of the 5th season of pop culture sensation, Adventure Time – which follows two unlikely heroes in Finn, a quirky kid with an awesome hat and Jake, a friendly dog with a big heart – will be on South African television screens soon.

South Africans will be able to join the world’s most beloved human and dog pals, who are up for some more truly mathematical adventures across the Land of Ooo. Finn and Jake will be commencing their new adventures from Monday 15 September 2014 until Friday 31 October 2014. The show will air every Monday to Friday at 16h35 with repeats on weekends at 08h20 and 12h05 on Cartoon Network, DStv channel 301.

These two buddies, Finn and Jake, traverse the mystical Land of Ooo and encounter its colourful inhabitants. From the mind of creator Pendleton Ward (Cartoon Network Studios, LA), Ooo is a land built for adventure. Teeming with imposing mountains, lush green plains, vibrant forests, endless prairies and winding rivers, the cities and towns are filled with bizarre characters in need of unique assistance. Whether it’s saving Princess Bubblegum, defeating zombie candy, mocking the “oxy-moronic” Ice King or skateboarding with BMO, for Finn & Jake it’s always Adventure Time.

“The strength of the Emmy Award winning Adventure Time franchise has always been our unwavering commitment to investing in engaging content that grows with our consumers. Adventure Time with its visuals, characters and engaging storylines marks another exciting chapter in the shows evolution and continuing success”, said Pierre Branco, Vice President Southern Europe and Africa for Turner Broadcasting System.

To kick-start the excitement before the launch date, Cartoon Network – in partnership with Verb and DStv – hosted an amazing Adventure Time party at the Johannesburg Zoo on Saturday 23 August 2014. To win a ticket to this fantastic event, fans had to enter a competition through the DStv website and lucky winners got a chance to experience the new season for the first time. There was also a special opportunity for kids to interact with a giant BMO and hidden cameras captured their gleeful faces.

All interactions with BMO built up a special party meter which set off streamers and balloons in true party style as soon as it reached the “It’s Party Time” level. Guests received a bunch of treats, merchandise and a photo with their favourite character before the party was over. Cartoon Network also hosted 40 kids from Reach for a Dream Foundation and fulfilled a special dream for one of the children who wanted to meet some of his favourite Cartoon Network characters. This brought smiles to all their little faces and they enjoyed having fun on their own exhilarating adventures.

For all of those fans who could not attend the Adventure Time party, the adventure is not over yet. All they need to do is visit the Adventure Time “It’s Party Time” microsite at www.cartoonnetworkafrica.com/partytime from 23 August 2014 where they can play the specially created Adventure Time game and fill in a competition form to stand a chance to win an exclusive party for themselves and their friends, including a viewing of one of the new episodes with Finn “in person”. Second prize will be a limited edition of Adventure Time skateboards designed by Verb available in-store from October, and third prize is a Cartoon Network goodie bag with great Adventure Time merchandise.

The show has already had great success both on TV and online with over 17 million Facebook fans, and in Q1 of 2014 the show was watched by an enormous 132 million kids globally. Adventure Time is also very active when it comes to gaming, with four new web games and six new applications launching during 2014. One of these applications is the newest collaboration between Cartoon Network and TwinSky Games, Time Travel which features original voiceovers from Finn and Jake now available on iOs, Android and Amazon.

For more information on Adventure Time visit www.cartoonnetworkafrica.com/partytime.