Boomerang International News and Discussion Thread 3.0

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I think Cartoonito will make a comeback to Boomerang across Europe (with obvious exceptions to the UK and Italy), Boomerang's demographic in terms of age (ages 4-8) slightly overlaps with Cartoonito. I think the comeback will be better than the first time, mainly because of original programming, it will also help to improve Cartoonito UK and Italy as well. In the UK (and likely a lot of other markets), Boomerang is known to perform as well as Nickelodeon, although Nick Jr outperforms near enough everyone.

International versions of Cartoon Network are helped by the fact HBO Max originals are also airing on the channel, which is not the case on CN USA, which is likely why such a block was created to give the CN channel more purpose.

Toonami France has gone down a more adult path and is not a kids channel anymore, with it effectively merging with Adult Swim (it's pretty much CNX revived), if Toonami was to be rolled out across Europe it would have to incorporate Adult Swim, also it will involve getting the rights to anime programming in each new market and in some markets there don't seem to be an appetite for such content as streaming is considered the norm.
Let’s see what will happen. As they mentioned that the block will be on CN, and won’t of course mention that the block will be Boomerang at all, unless if Cartoonito is officially returning back to most Europe, starting with CEE, where they’re currently airing Boomerang Playground.

I was wondering if they’ll face closure like Disney XD, as preschool shows and third programming like Grizzy and the Lemmings might move to CN in some markets, or rebrand the channel in some markets to Boing or Toonami, as Cartoonito block might be on CN if it expanded Internationally again, because of being aired on CN Arabic and CN Turkey, and later on CN in the US.
 
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Boomerang UK April 2007 continuity during Magical Barbie and Bratz weekend - including the DVD release info based on up-next bumpers at 10:45
 

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I think Cartoonito will make a comeback to Boomerang across Europe (with obvious exceptions to the UK and Italy), Boomerang's demographic in terms of age (ages 4-8) slightly overlaps with Cartoonito. I think the comeback will be better than the first time, mainly because of original programming, it will also help to improve Cartoonito UK and Italy as well. In the UK (and likely a lot of other markets), Boomerang is known to perform as well as Nickelodeon, although Nick Jr outperforms near enough everyone.

International versions of Cartoon Network are helped by the fact HBO Max originals are also airing on the channel, which is not the case on CN USA, which is likely why such a block was created to give the CN channel more purpose.

Toonami France has gone down a more adult path and is not a kids channel anymore, with it effectively merging with Adult Swim (it's pretty much CNX revived), if Toonami was to be rolled out across Europe it would have to incorporate Adult Swim, also it will involve getting the rights to anime programming in each new market and in some markets there don't seem to be an appetite for such content as streaming is considered the norm.

There were instances where Boomerang UK ran a preschool on weekdays, even during Cartoonito's existence. One block was branded "Cartoonito on Boomerang", but they'd point out at the end that viewers can switch over to the main channel for more.... IF their TV service provided it at the time.

One of the shows coming to that US block is Mush-Mush and the Mushables, which is debuting on Boomerang UK on March 1st.
Some other interesting bit of news. The Looney Tunes Show also returns from March 1st. It will run an hour block Weekdays at 12pm. This appears to be the only Looney Tunes series airing, as New Looney Tunes are gone completely from the schedule.
Also, Kingdom Force appears to be staying this time round, moving to 15:15 and 19:30.
 

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Considering "Boomerang Playground" is currently aired on Boomerang, a preschool demographic is more suited and recognised now on this channel. And it always was. I imagine Cartoonito just being revived on Boomerang, which most probably will be a shock to every European viewer. Except of course that the graphics and the branding will be the same one which will pop up on the American block, or at least just an European take on it. There are some shows aired on Boomerang UK which actually make sense more being on their local Cartoonito. Mush-Mush and Kingdom Force come to mind at this moment. On Boomerang CEE, Cartoonito may just replace the Playground block with all their shows moving there. It would be logical to do so.
Apparently, Boomerang CEE, in. April, will say goodbye to the "two parts back-to-back" at the top of the hour structure

The schedule will still be composed of a "60 minutes" blocks based schedule, most of the time but they'll put a break in the middle, before the second part (or episode 2) of that show, or eventually less often, another show

Currently, Boom CEE has two 21-minutes blocks one after the other with no separation, and a LOT of adverts and promos, basically from :42 to :59 right after, except between 00:00 and 06:00, where they have 5 11-minutes (since they have no adverts overnight)

From April, there'll be two 30 minutes blocks, which will naturally permit them to much better spread the adverts and the promos, and have a pause between the two 21-mins block or the two shows (at either :25 or :30)

Much better I'd say, this goes back before the crazy scheduling decision made by the German team to have all the adverts, breaks, fillers before the top of the hour! Maybe, soon they'll also understand, having a 60-minute block of the same show all the time, definitely impoverishes the schedule, and makes it highly repetitive..
Wow. Once again, I see this as a sign of the German team influence slowly decreasing. Is this hourly schedule somehow still going on over CN RSEE? Since I imagine the hourly format of the line-up continuing on the German CN feed, the one who started it all apparently (I know it was the first feed to adapt this format back in November, if not earlier).

From what @Francisque had told above, I see that there will mainly be double-bill airings of their shows in the same manner that CN CEE currently has (some separate slots may have 3 elements / segments instead of the normal two and there may sometimes be longer breaks than usual).
 

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Boomerang CEE Schedule and Highlights for March 2021

- Season 5 of The Tom and Jerry Show premieres on 1st March. New episodes will air daily at 16.00 CET and will rerun the day after at 07.00 CET. 39 new episodes, aired this time as three per day instead of two, will be broadcast as part of this batch until 13th March.
- New programming block called "Boomerang's Best Friends" will start broadcasting from 20th March and will air every weekend for three hours, from 12.00 till 15.00 CET. The marathon will consist of episodes from Mr. Bean The Animated Series, as Bean is more or less (as we know) best friends with his Teddy.

- The new Ben 10 reboot special "Ben 10,010", which already premiered on most EMEA CN feeds at the end of February, will also air on Boomerang CEE as a part of the Ben 10 Hero Time block on 5th March at 12.00 CET.
- Continuing with: Ben 10 - Hero Time (until 14/03) and Boomerang Playground (ongoing).

Schedule changes:
- Boomerang Playground returns in its secondary morning airtime after the Detective Marathon is over. Mr. Bean also returns airing at 08.00 CET followed by Lamput at 08.40 CET.
- Mr. Magoo also returns airing at 13.00 CET from 15th March, after the Ben 10 block is over.
- There will be some changes to the overnight schedule after quite some time. My Knight and Me is completely gone for the first time. Pat The Dog is also out of the night line-up, while the show will remain airing during daytime as part of the Playground block. Considering only season 2 of Pat is currently rerunning during the preschool block even now (even the half-hour eps are part of the regular rotation), it can just mean the broadcasting rights of the show are expiring for each season separately. However, the first season of Pat the Dog can still be streamed currently on HBO Go in CEE, so the SVOD rights in Europe didn't expire yet. Instead of these two shows which are gone, Mr. Magoo and Mighty Mike will take their place overnights.

- On 27th March, the 02.00 CET hour airtime of Grizzy and The Lemmings will be lost due to the timeswitch to the Summer hour.


(All times CET, changes are bolded; slots marked in jungle green are part of Boomerang Playground; slots marked in glowy green are part of Ben 10 - Hero Time)

06.00 Be Cool, Scooby-Doo!
07.00 The Tom and Jerry Show
08.00 Mr. Bean: The Animated Series
08.40 Lamput
09.00 Alice and Lewis
09.20 Pat the Dog
10.00 Kingdom Force
10.20 Grizzy and The Lemmings
11.00 Mighty Mike

11.20 Baby Looney Tunes
12.00 Ben 10 - Hero Time (01/03-14/03) / Ben 10 (reboot) (from 15/03) / Boomerang's Best Friends (weekends; from 20/03)
13.00 Ben 10 - Hero Time (01/03-14/03) / Mr. Magoo (2019) (from 15/03) / Boomerang's Best Friends (weekends; from 20/03)
14.00 Mr. Bean: The Animated Series / Boomerang's Best Friends (weekends; from 20/03)
14.40 Lamput
15.00 Be Cool, Scooby-Doo!
16.00 The Tom and Jerry Show
17.00 Alice and Lewis
17.20 Pat the Dog
18.00 Kingdom Force
18.20 Grizzy and The Lemmings
19.00 Mighty Mike
19.20 Baby Looney Tunes

20.00 Mr. Magoo (2019)
21.00 New Looney Tunes
22.00 Grizzy and The Lemmings
23.00 Mr. Magoo (2019)
00.00 Mighty Mike
01.00 Taffy
02.00 Grizzy and The Lemmings (not on 27/03)
03.00 Mr. Magoo (2019)
04.00 Mighty Mike
05.00 Taffy

I knew that at some point, the rights for My Knight and Me will eventually expire. But I imagined that they will just keep renewing the older episodes of Pat until they get through all the last batch.
 

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Boomerang CEE March 2021 Premieres Info

The Tom and Jerry Show
01/03 - 17.00 CET - S5E01 / S5E02 / S5E03 - "Giant Problems" / "Eight Legs No Waiting" / "Ape for Tom and Jerry" (SEASON PREMIERE)
02/03 - 17.00 CET - S5E04 / S5E05 / S5E06 - "Hold the Cheese" / "Cave Cat" / "Not So Grand Canyon"
03/03 - 17.00 CET - S5E07 / S5E08 / S5E09 - "The Three Little Mice" / "A Kick in the Butler" / "Tom Thumblestein"
04/03 - 17.00 CET - S5E10 / S5E11 / S5E12 - "Sock It to Me" / "Pumpkin Punks" / "Para-Abnormal Activities"
05/03 - 17.00 CET - S5E13 / S5E14 / S5E15 - "I Dream of Jerry" / "Pinata Yadda Yadda" / "Mr. Nobody"
06/03 - 17.00 CET - S5E16 / S5E17 / S5E18 - "Me and My Big Foot" / "Little Red Katzen Hood" / "Professor Meathead"
07/03 - 17.00 CET - S5E19 / S5E20 / S5E21 - "Pranks for Nothin" / "Dry Hard" / "Tom Quixote"
08/03 - 17.00 CET - S5E22 / S5E23 / S5E24 - "Top Dog" / "Rikki Tikki Tabby" / "Day of the Jackalope"
09/03 - 17.00 CET - S5E25 / S2E26 / S5E27 - "Diamonds are for Never" / "Camelot Cat" / "Big Pig"
10/03 - 17.00 CET - S5E28 / S5E29 / S5E30 - "Millennium Mouse" / "Grumpelstiltskin" / "Tuxedo Junction"
11/03 - 17.00 CET - S5E31 / S5E32 / S5E33 - "A Treehouse Divided" / "Crazy for Ewe" / "Tommy Appleseed"
12/03 - 17.00 CET - S5E34 / S5E35 / S5E36 - "Doghouse Rock" / "Downsizin" / "Lord Spike"
13/03 - 17.00 CET - S5E37 / S5E38 / S5E39 - "Disappearing Tom" / "Officer Tyke" / "The Not So Ugly Duckling"
(we still have to find out if this is all that is from this supposed final season of the show, or if 26 more half-hours were produced and yet to be released. But I guess it will just be the same situation as on the fourth season. This is still the longest running Boomerang original made by WBA so far!)

Ben 10: Ben 10,010
05/03 - 12.00 CET
 
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Good News:
Boomerang MENA is now available on the newly-basic package, Together. This happens after they split Kids Channels into groups, where some are on the Basic Package like Jeem, Baraem, and Baby TV only, while others are on the highest 3 packages.
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Boomerang Thailand are using the current international Boomerang branding packaging but still using the old ribbon logo.

They used that international branding, but still uses the 2004-2005/2012 logo and refuses to use the current logo.

This Boomerang channel looks weird recently.
 
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Current schedule for Boomerang Nordic:

weekdays
06:00 Mr Bean
06:20 The Tom and Jerry Show
07:00 Scooby-Doo and Guess Who?
07:45 Mr Bean
08:00 The Tom and Jerry Show
08:30 Taffy
09:00 Be Cool Scooby-Doo
09:45 Mr Bean
10:00 The Tom and Jerry Show
11:00 Taffy
12:00 Tom and Jerry Tales
13:00 Be Cool Scooby-Doo
13:45 The Tom and Jerry Show
13:55 Taffy
14:50 Mr Bean
15:40 Scooby-Doo and Guess Who?
16:00 The Tom and Jerry Show
16:30 Mr Bean
17:00 Scooby-Doo and Guess Who?
17:45 The Boss Baby: Back in Business
18:10 Mr Bean
18:40 Be Cool Scooby-Doo
19:00 Scooby-Doo and Guess Who?
19:45 The Tom and Jerry Show
20:00 Taffy
20:35 Be Cool Scooby-Doo
21:00 Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated
21:45 Yabba-Dabba Dinosaurs
21:55 Taffy
22:15 Mighty Mike
22:40 What's New Scooby-Doo?
23:20 The Looney Tunes Show
23:45 New Looney Tunes
00:00 Pat the Dog
00:40 Grizzy and the Lemmings
01:25 Taffy
02:05 Pat the Dog
02:50 Grizzy and the Lemmings
03:35 Pat the Dog
04:15 Grizzy and the Lemmings
05:00 Taffy
05:35 Mr Bean

weekends
06:00 Mr Bean
06:20 The Tom and Jerry Show
07:00 Scooby-Doo and Guess Who?
07:45 The Tom and Jerry Show
08:00 Be Cool Scooby-Doo
08:45 The Tom and Jerry Show
09:00 Movie
10:15 What's New Scooby-Doo?
11:00 Scooby-Doo and Guess Who?
11:45 The Tom and Jerry Show
12:00 Be Cool Scooby-Doo
12:45 The Tom and Jerry Show
13:00 What's New Scooby-Doo?
13:45 Scooby-Doo and Guess Who?
14:30 Movie
15:45 Tom and Jerry
16:00 The Tom and Jerry Show
16:30 Mr Bean
17:00 Scooby-Doo and Guess Who?
17:45 The Boss Baby: Back in Business
18:10 Mr Bean
18:40 Be Cool Scooby-Doo
19:00 Scooby-Doo and Guess Who?
19:45 The Tom and Jerry Show
20:00 Taffy
20:35 Be Cool Scooby-Doo
21:00 Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated
21:45 Yabba-Dabba Dinosaurs
21:55 Taffy
22:15 Mighty Mike
22:40 What's New Scooby-Doo?
23:20 The Looney Tunes Show
23:45 New Looney Tunes
00:00 Pat the Dog
00:40 Grizzy and the Lemmings
01:25 Taffy
02:05 Pat the Dog
02:50 Grizzy and the Lemmings
03:35 Pat the Dog
04:15 Grizzy and the Lemmings
05:00 Taffy
05:35 Mr Bean
 

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Besides the Tom and Jerry Show right now Boomerang IT has just pre school stuff. I don't even know what they're trying to do with it, couldn't they just put those shows on a morning block?

In order to see classics I have to wait until June to see if they do a summer pop up channel, and it's never enough anyway. For an example they listed the Looney Tunes cartoons in alphabetical order for each character, and a big list for anything which doesn't fall into the main category, and they always start from the beginning so I never see the end of it.
 

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The sad part is how Cartoonito has more classics than Boomerang here. Sometimes they show Looney Tunes movie and have a Sylvester and Tweety block late at night.

They also have way more variety for the new WB animated series, along with Boing here.

It seems like they use Boomerang just for premiering new episodes and then use it as the trash bin for every European import which already airs on FTA everywhere here.

I'm not entitrely sure how marketing works these days, but if Italia 1 still airs old Hanna Barbera shows and classic Looney Tunes in the morning and places ads on them, why can't a payTV channel do the same?
 

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