Madman Comes to Cartoon Network

Jun 12th 2007

MADMAN HITS THE TUBE WITH A NEW ANIME PROGRAMMING BLOCK, COMING JULY TO CARTOON NETWORK CHANNEL


MELBOURNE, Thursday, 31 May 2007 – Madman Entertainment and Cartoon Network have joined forces to bring viewers an all-anime, all-Madman, TV programming block.

Coming to Australian Subscription TV screens July 2007, the two hour-long Madman branded anime programming block will run four nights a week, from Monday to Thursday, between 10.30pm to 12.30pm, and debuts with popular series' Bleach, Eureka Seven, and all-new episodes of Inuyasha.

“We are thrilled to be working with Cartoon Network on this exciting project. Cartoon Network is the perfect TV partner for these anime licenses. Their audience are true animation fans across all genres, and the channel is a great new platform for us to air all-new episodes, fan favourites and expose the anime we love to a wider audience,” said Tim Anderson – General Manager, Madman Entertainment.

Stay tuned for more exiting series' announcements! Join the Madman mailing list for updates on the block, information on anime, event news, special offers and more. Sign-up here: www.madman.com.au/newsletters

Be sure to tune into Cartoon Network seven days a week and [adult swim] six days a week for more great programs!

Cartoon Network and [adult swim] series are also now available on DVD from Madman! Check out www.cartoonnetworkdvd.com.au and www.adultswimdvd.com.au for more.

ABOUT MADMAN

THE MADMAN ENTERTAINMENT GROUP proudly showcases the best in world cinema, arthouse film, Australian independent features, animation and Japanese anime. Madman is Australia's leading distributor of home entertainment and an industry innovator with a sought-after interactive and DVD authoring studio; printing division; film production involvement; and a range of DVD and video labels.

ABOUT CARTOON NETWORK

Established in 1991 as an outlet for showcasing MGM and Hanna-Barbera's catalogue of classic animations, Cartoon Network became famous for its unique original programming. Purchased in 1996 by Time Warner, Cartoon Network's focus from that point on has been to create the best original animated product for contemporary audiences.

ABOUT ADULT SWIM

Established in 2001 as a programming block on Cartoon Network, Adult Swim is a deliberate departure from Cartoon Network's children's programming. It's the late-night entertainment option that features unique animation, takes risks and pushes the rules of television. As their original promotional materials advised, “All kids out of the pool!”

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