Friday, October 31, 2014

CN PT: The Creepypasta

My first attempt at making a creepypasta. Also, SURELY the 500th post wouldn't be THAT symbolic!
One day in the start of December last year, some bloke got sick and had to watch Cartoon Network, his only favorite channel.
He watched it up until a promo for Inner Space appeared. As soon as the promo finished, the channel changed forever.
Instead of seeing a channel in Portuguese, his TV set switched off. The switch on his TV set caused it to turn and dodge the bloke's blind point.
He began to see strange images. He could see a channel airing awful dubs.
EDIT: This is just a teaser. A longer creepypasta will be posted tomorrow morning.
ANOTHER EDIT: A longer creepypasta will be posted later on.

Something spooky is coming

Hint: it involves CN PT.

Something sad happened to me a year ago

Precisely one year ago today, I watched Boomerang for the final time, before it was known that the channel would be removed from Portuguese TV providers.
The last show I watched was a second from the Flintstones special with Dracula.

Plans for the weekend

Apart from watching Over the Garden Wall, I think that I can finally make an audio rant of CN PT, updated for November.


SURELY that my Halloween special couldn't start with THIS!

Thursday, October 30, 2014

I've been editing on Wikipedia lately

I just wanted to do that, and I've been freely editing various Wikipedia articles, most of them based on TV channels. Recent edits of mine include the SLRC, ONT (Belarus) and Belarus 1.
And it all started with an article on Cartoonito.

OK, OK, so the schedules will be posted tomorrow

Plus some Halloween surprises! And all that.
If the schedule won't be posted tomorrow, it will be posted on Saturday.

Halloween on CN HQ, BM HQ and TCM HQ

From 05:10 to 08:30, CN HQ will air the first heat of Ben 10: Omniverse episodes.
05:10 - So Long, And Thanks For All The Smoothies
05:35 - Malefactor
06:00 - Rules of Engagment
06:25 - Max's Monster
06:50 - Something Zombozo This Way Comes
07:15 - Mystery, Incorporeal
07:40 - Bengeance is Mine
08:05 - An American Benwolf in London
From 08:30 to 14:20, CN HQ will air the usual schedule.
From 14:20 to 19:45, CN HQ wlll air the second heat of Ben 10: Omniverse episodes.
Up until 17:40, the episodes that aired in the morning will repeat.
17:40 - Rad Monster Party
18:05 - Charmed, I'm Sure
18:30 - The Vampire Strikes Back
Scooby-Doo movies for the whole afternoon.
12:20 - Scooby-Doo! and the Monster of Mexico
13:33 - Scooby-Doo and the Alien Invaders
14:43 - Scooby-Doo and the Loch Ness Monster
15:58 - Scooby-Doo and the Legend of the Vampire
17:08 - Scooby-Doo on Zombie Island
This marks the premiere of TCM HQ on the blog. Only the evening schedule is airing Halloween-themed movies.
19:00 - The Lost Boys
20:40 - The Shining
The two movies will repeat at 22:40 and 00:15, respectively.

Around the World, 8

A quick edition this time.

Listen and find out.

Over the Garden Wall (aka Tome of the Unknown)

I found something that I could watch during the weekend: Over the Garden Wall, the first CN miniseries, starting from tomorrow afternoon.
As soon as I finish watching the whole miniseries, I'll give you a review of that.

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Another Around the World tomorrow

This edition will be focusing on Asia, the previous edition focused only on Europe.

Old CN USA Halloween bumpers and promos


-CN HQ and BM HQ highlights for this Halloween
-November schedules for both channels

Your Shout: CN RSEE's future

Once again, Putin unveiled to the country a new advertising law: ads in the middle of shows will be banned from between 19:00 and 23:00 on weekdays and between 11:00 and 23:00 on weekends and national holidays. This follows on from a previous law that bans ads from cable and satellite channels with a Roskomnadzor license.
In light of those events, here are my suggestions for Cartoon Network in Russia and the former USSR.
Russia: The channel will become terrestrial in order to become more profitable. Most of the channel's ownership goes to Prof-Media, which owns 2X2, a channel that already aired some CN shows. The new CN RU would be subject to "terrestrial laws", by which I mean airing stuff like the president's New Year's Eve before midnight.
Central Asia: Most likely a separate version of CN RU programmed from Astana. A Kazakh website will be registered.
Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania: I decided that CN CEE (aka CN HU+RO) could be viable instead of CN NU. They could add a Russian audio track as well.
Ukraine: Separate feed for Ukraine. Full dubs will be used instead of lectors. The feed will be trilingual (English, Russian and Ukrainian), but I think that a quadrilingual feed (the aforementioned languages + Polish because the west of Ukraine used to be theirs) is too much.
Moldova: Stay it as it is. They have CN CEE because their official language is Romanian. The Russian audio track could be added if the Baltic nations switch to that feed.
Belarus: They could get CN RU but with notable differences: the channel could be a sub-feed (CN BY) airing only in Russian, with localized ads and events.
Bulgaria: CN RSEE's coverage area would be reduced to just the Bulgarian territory.
Albania and Kosovo: As previously stated in July, CN HQ with an Albanian audio track.
Serbia, Montenegro, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Slovenia and Macedonia: CN CEE, probably with a Serbian audio track as well.

New petition ready

Save Anglophone TV in Portugal is ready!
Click here. Your cause counts!

Around the World - Episode 7 (HALLOWEEN SPECIAL!!!)

We've got an action-packed evening for you on London Totimorphus tonight, but first, here's a rotten old program.

No, it's new

Petition name

The name of the new petition will be "Save Anglophone TV in Portugal", it will be ready by 15:00 today.

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

New petition underway

This time, the petition will be on, because I was heavily insulted in my previous petition, thought that it was egoist and long after forgetting about the petition, they still know that my name is synonymous with "shut up and enjoy CN PT".
The petition is not just about bringing back CN HQ, TCM HQ and BM HQ back to Portugal, but it's about a hypothetical expansion of the English-speaking market on Portuguese pay television.

The CN HQgate hasn't been solved yet

I still haven't received official confirmations, but I don't know if we will get CN HQ back.

Your Shout: Super RTL

Super RTL logo 2013.svg
Now that the Disney dominance on Super RTL has been and gone, has become an investment rather than a contribution, left because their Disney Channel is now terrestrial and Super RTL is now looking at Warner Bros. with Tom and Jerry where the Disney blocks used to be, would you like to see a CN block on the channel? They already aired some CN shows in the past (Ed, Edd n Eddy, The Powerpuff Girls and Camp Lazlo, correct me wrong if there were more).

Your Shout: CN HQ's 2014 Halloween schedule

Do you like the mix of Ben 10 with other shows? Also, is that a  marathon of the GM story arc?

CN USA Halloween bumpers, 2013

I just wanted to get in the mood now. I'm getting late.

Ben 10: Omniverse fun puzzle

Weeks ago, I spotted a B10: O "fun puzzle" at my local Primark. It has 30 pieces and looks like something a 6-year old wouldn't want to touch as the show is not aimed at pre-schoolers.
Last Saturday, I checked my local Primark again and no sign of it.

Another delay

Due to personal problems and conflicts, the seventh edition of Around the World will be postponed to either the 30th or the 31st of October. If the problems get solved today, then I'll record it this evening.

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Quick rant about CN and Halloween in the form of six haikus

CN has had it
Halloween for them is just
On the 31st

While on CN PT
It started just earlier
On the 20th

Back on CN HQ
It's Ben 10: Omniverse and
Some other shows there

So please, come closer
I have to tell something now

Why, CN PT?
Why are your promises so
Awful and just wrong?

English is precious
But how can bad dubs ruin
CN fans right now?

Sorry, I'm a bit "weird" at making haiku rants. Suppose if CN PT is Cow:

Cow (the second one from the right) is CN PT in a bovine form. The other cow are bovine forms of CN UK, CN HQ, CN CEE, CN RSEE and CN NL.
Sorry, but I couldn't resist in making this.
CN PT's instincts... don't it?

DST is getting closer

We're just over two hours ahead of DST and this means that, as usual:
-Shorter days
-Longer time differences when watching East Asian channels
-More comfort
Over here:
02:00 -> 01:00
Tomorrow morning, the seventh edition of Around the World, the first one after the whole "extra hour" thing.

Halloween divergences

I'm getting a bit too late but starting tonight, I will post tons of Halloween-related material on the blog.
I initially intended to start it on the 1st but, owing to minor personal problems, I couldn't start that early.

Friday, October 24, 2014

DST schedule

Not to be confused with "DSTV schedule", but I went to the DSTV website anyways.
CN HQ: Ed, Edd n Eddy
BM HQ: The Flintstones cuts to A Pup Named Scooby-Doo then back to The Flintstones
TCM HQ: as usual

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Quick note

Tomorrow, I'll see what will CN HQ, BM HQ and TCM HQ air during the extra DST hour.

Your Shout: Halloween

Have you dressed up as a CN character for Halloween? Did you trick-or-treat like in the USA?

Improvements I'd like to make

I can't figure out on how to add a link to this blog's Facebook page, the Cartoon Zone network of blogs has one on every blog.
Also, the background. Still don't know how to change it.

Halloween schedule revealed

I'm not sure about the promos but we will get loads of Ben 10 episodes and some other CN shows by the early afternoon hours.

Coming soon: Boomerang NL goes independent

After ten years in the Netherlands without an independent feed, it's about time that the Dutch Boomerang will finally become independent in time with the rebrand. Also, from the 1st of November, the Czech TV provider CS Link will get BM CEE.
BM CEE in the Netherlands, Flanders and Brussels will be temporary.

What's a "half-merman"?

I told you yesterday that Moyo is a "half-merman", but you were basically making your own explanations instead. Here is mine:
A half-merman is a human or non-human creature that happens to swim as fast as lightning. If it resembles an animal, he will use his tail and not his legs.

Your Shout: +1

Should CN HQ and BM HQ launch +1 feeds in order to make the feeds more "enjoyable" for African viewers?

DST starts this Sunday

On Sunday night, in every European country marked in blue, the clocks will go back by one hour.
This will affect CN HQ and BM HQ, feed sthat have timing problems to most of Africa, Namibia, Morroco and Egypt being the exceptions.

BM CEE in the Netherlands?

Just read it on the Toonzone forums and Francisque went to BM NL's website and they were  now carrying the CEE schedule instead of the HQ one.
BM CEE has far fewer classics compared to BM HQ, at present.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Ben 10 web games promo

Click here
Why isn't CN PT doing this?

The winner of Animation Generation 2014

Click here
-The winner is Nompilo Moyo from Mondeor Primary School in Johannesburg
-The character is called Moyo
-Moyo comes from Mars
-He's a sort of "chameleon", he changes colors to match the surroundings
-He can swim fast (that means that Moyo is a "half-merman"?)
-He protects kids from being bullied, that's his speciality

Some more Bacon Pancakes

Click here
Apparently there's another one but there's no video of it.

Ah yo yo, ah yo yo, give it to my dearest friends

Again, awful quality, intro to a "new" (it premiered last week at the very least), it's like Max Adventures except that it wasn't animated by Thais and is not an advertoonment, plus it has no translation of the show's name.

Click here and ah yo yo. give this to one of your dearest friends
EDIT: Turns out that this is for Cartoon World Portugal but in a way this is the kind of thing CN PH should air.


Recently, nearly the totality of Turner's channel portfolio (all Turner channels - TNT - TBS) has been removed from Dish, the first provider in the USA that carried Boomerang. As always, carriage disputes like these tend to solve the problem (the only exception is G4 on DirecTV, years before it was announced that the channel was about to end new original productions).

Dr. Dimensionpants

A new (awful) show premiered on CN DE and CN PL, it's ready to premiere on CN FR, NL and RSEE, but will HQ get this "abomination"?

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Thursday, October 16, 2014

This won't happen

ever again.
I'll stop bothering, it's too late.
More CN-related posts tomorrow.

There was a mistake

I confused Dream World with my CN HQ blog. Silly me.

Loads of weird foreign channels

Happened in September last year:
I got some weird channels from western Asia. I also went to a weird version of Continente Modelo, to a weird version of Worten.

Later on, I will post:

-A short text about 91kt
-The future of Cartoonito
PS: 450th post!

Your Shout: 4:3 to 16:9 issues

Why can't they follow the footsteps of the British and Dutch CNs? Ask why in the comments.

Your Shout: Original Programming on Boomerang

Boomerang has announced that original programming will air on the rebranded channel but there is no confirmation of a show for now. Express your ideas for Boomerang shows on the comments.

The CN India Hall of Shame

For quite some time now, one question has been on my head and face and mind: which one is the worst CN of ALL-TIME?
I thought that it was the Philippine version because it had an Oggy overload, but then again, I changed my mind and refocused it into what is, in my opinion, the worst CN of all-time. And that CN is...
...Cartoon Network India.
Why? We'll see.

India. A country populated by millions. A country with tons of languages. A country that crosses different cultures within the same neighborhood. A country that, owing to the high amount of languages, makes more movies than Hollywood every year (the Bollywood industry).
A country whose cable TV industry is a bit disastrous.
Why is it "a bit" disastrous and not just disastrous? This happens to relate to the high amount of infomercials that air overnight on certain cable channels, kids channels inclusive.
And Cartoon Network is no exception. And now you ask why: why is CN India so disastrous?
The Indian version airs in four languages: English, Hindi, Tamil and Telugu. These account for being the most-spoken languages in the country.
But there is another problem with the channel: religion. Because of this:

According to Hinduism, "the cow is a symbol of wealth, strength, abundance, selfless giving and a full Earthly life". That is the real origin of the phrase "holy cow".
But why are cows problematic on the channel? Well...

I learned about that on TV Tropes: Cow and Chicken never aired in India. They say that it is due to unknown reasons, but for me it's because of the fact that (and I'm going to repeat what I just said) "the cow is a symbol of wealth, strength, abundance, selfless giving and a full Earthly life".
I think that you already know about Cow's behavior on the show, but I think that I need to proceed with the Hinduist part.
One of the most popular shows on the channel is Roll no. 21, about an incarnation of Krishna that is disguised as a school student.

This show is popular with Sri Lankans. Oddly enough, the religion they profess is Buddhism, they get some Indian cartoons dubbed into Sinhala on local channels but get their Cartoon Network and Toonami from Hong Kong and still get their Pogo from Mumbai.
CN IN also airs several animated, feature-length movies about Hinduist deities playing pranks.
But we haven't reached the most shameful part of all. Which we are about to reach right now.

The Indians don't really care on the new shows from Cartoon Network Studios. India only got Regular Show in October last year and has become twice as unpopular as Ben 10 is in the country. By the way, didn't we get a four-month RS purge?
What are the two worst things of the Indian CN? Oggy and the Infomercials. That's not a pun, they are specialists in those kinds of shows.
In recent months, they have been airing OatC for the whole afternoon. THE WHOLE AFTERNOON.
Another problem they have is the infomercial problem. They air two blocks: between 23:00 and 00:30 and between 05:30 and 07:00, with old shows, barely seen during the daytime hours, eating up those five hours between the infomercials they air.
And that, my friends, is what I like to call "a hall of shame".Congratulations, you have finally understood about how awful the Indian version of CN is.
Click here for a read-me version of this text.

Cartoonito Karaoke Bus

After being inspired by Luke Bevan, I decided to make an audio sketch based on the Cartoonito Karaoke Bus.

Click on this link


This blog has just hit 10000 views, something that my old blogs never reached.
Thanks for making this my most successful blog.
CN India Hall of Shame to be completed later today.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

What about Around the World: Episode 7?

I just need the time to do that. Focusing on Dr. Dimensionpants and... erm... London Totimorphus.
I'll also make a Cartoonito Halloween special. No details for now, you can see what I'm talking on the Boomerang Int. News Thread on Toonzone.

I need to improve my drawing skills

Kevin and Bea were a bit awful, especially Bea. I couldn't make her hair properly.

What I wrote on NOS's Facebook page

Eu, durante quase um ano, tentei repor três canais importantes: o Cartoon Network (na sua versão em inglês), o Boomerang e o TCM. Estes canais eram canais de culto nos últimos anos (especialmente com o afastamento das audiências do Cartoon Network em inglês e por causa de certos cinéfilos que costumavam ver o TCM), como também se podia arender inglês com facilidade. A Turner, esperta em estratégias de marketing, procedeu à remoção destes canais e substituiu o Cartoon Network por uma versão inferior de dobragens mal feitas e de pouca variedade.

Tentei contactar-vos na vossa loja do Braga Parque várias vezes e não obtive resposta. Nos países árabes, quem tem um serviço de televisão paga pode ver a versão em árabe e a versão em inglês, que era transmitida por cá até Dezembro do ano passado, no qual eu considero como uma das piores prendas de Natal antecipadas de sempre.

Se os senhores da NOS ainda julgam que esses canais já não existem, não sabem que ainda existem. Apesar de recusarem sempre as minhas propostas, eu já enviei vários e-mails à Turner para que esta devolução de canais seja feita com sucesso.

Para terminar, acho que já que o inglês passou a ser obrigatório nas escolas, o Cartoon Network em inglês devia ser re-introduzido com uma camanha do género "De que lado estás?" para promover os dois canais. Aprender inglês é um direito que nós, os portugueses, temos o dever por cumprir.

Coming soon: The CN India Hall of Shame

Watch as I review about the worst CN of all-time: the Indian version. I already stated about that months ago on the Toonzone forums.
Tomorrow, complete with an audio "read-me" version of the text.

Don't Switch Off

WARNING: This post will be in Portuguese. Inspiration here.
Solidariedade para com o Cartoon Network por este momento de dor comum

...porque em menos de um ano conseguímos o inalcançável.

...porque temos pessoas dos dois lados desta situação.

...porque temos dobragens muito más para alguns e boas para outros.

...porque queríamos estar na RTP na altura em que esta campanha foi feita e fomos um dos canais que podiam ser vistos nos televisores do Domingo é Domingo!.

...porque há menos de um ano estamos a massacrar uma parte da nossa audiência.

...porque descobri há meses que os Watterson vivem perto da minha casa.

...porque se quiseres que o Cartoon Network em inglês volte aos operadores portogueses, e desta vez a complementar.
E como já fazemos parte da sua vida há duas décadas em inglês... Por isto e por muito mais... faz favor.

Prepare for something predominantly in Portuguese

It's something that I plan on posting on NOS's Facebook page. I have it on my Portuguese notebook.

Bea and Kevin Waterman

Decided to draw Darwin's older brother and sister. Still out of proportion, Bea came out a bit awful:

I forgot to color the innards of her eyes red! I updated it.

What about Kevin? Well:
The seriously-looking older brother was almost as good as Darwin:

So, what do you think of them? I need to improve my drawing skills.

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Boomerang to finally rebrand in Europe next year

Boomerang Rebrand
And it's been confirmed, Europe will get the new look early next year, as well as BM USA.
BM LA already got it and BM AU will get it on November 3rd.

Return of Darwin Waterman

Just discovered Flockdraw so that I could easily save my drawing of Darwin Waterman. Here he is:
I decided to make it as far as memory goes, so some of the color tones are wrong, as I didn't pick the right ones. Anyway, what do you think of him?

Halloween: later

Still no confirmation on a Halloween special block.

Monday, October 13, 2014

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Just Ben 10 merchandise

What I feel about the lack of any proper CN merchandise right now. We need more merchandise, Portugal isn't a good zone for that.

The trouble with CN FR

According to Nartoon Catwork IV, CN FR  aired the City filler followed by CN UK.

Around the World SIX

Features South Asian content, references to Tomás Taveira, MAD and obsecado [sic] as well as a rebrand and technical difficulties.


Friday, October 10, 2014

After all there was another

I lost my Internet connection for a little over an hour.

After all (no, not "after all there was another")

After all, AFTER ALL, I'm about to record that edition of Around the World that has been on the backburner for a very long while. Wait at least 10-12 hours.

Cartoon Network Arabia turns 4 today

And it feels like the channel was launched yesterday. One of the most unique CNs in the world, made to complement CN HQ (why didn't CN PT take that direction?) turns 4 and the new look, CHECK it. 3.0, looks more or less like an early anniversary present.
Congratulations on your fourth anniversary, CARTOON (Cartoon) NEEETWOOORK!!! Arabia!

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

MBC and Turner

MBC is about to launch and supply their entertainment programming for a Turner channel called Oh!K which will be available throughout South East Asia.
But there is one question: don't they already own 49% of CN KR? What will happen? Will CN KR's remaining 51% get acquired by MBC? Or will this decision only affect SE Asia?
Only time will tell.

Bug transparency comparison (by Nartoon Catwork IV)

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Your Shout: Hub shows

With the Hub Network finishing it's four-year run on the morning of the 13th of October, what Hub shows should air on CN and Boomerang? I could pick MLP: FiM and their pre-school shows on Boomerang and Dan Vs. on CN.

Monday, October 6, 2014

Fun and Exciting

If any Anglophone CN adopts the Korean slogan, then if the syllables want to match with the notes, it would be Fun and Exciting.

Where is my freedom of choice?

Cable TV arrived to Portugal in the first half of the 90s. It allowed us for a freedom of choice like satellite dishes beforehand.
Initially the number of channels in Portuguese was very small, very reduced. As soon as they started to potentially explore our country as a potential market, they successfully did, allowing a reduction in the number of channels in foreign languages.
Eventually cable TV has suffered loads of changes, from old channels departing, some of them ending due to low ratings, to new channels entering, some of them being good and others being bad.
Nowadays I think that we are being restricted. NOS has kids channels in foreign languages other than English but they reject English. 2-3 channels in English should make a wall for both Tiji and Super RTL, but no.

Save Cartoon Network now live

Click here and, with our combined effort, let's save CN in Europe!

Another movie week?

Movies air at 08:55, repeats at 17:15
06/10 - Ben 10: Secret of the Omnitrix
Ben and Tetrax take a journey across the galaxy to find the creator of the Omnitrix before it self-destructs, along with the whole universe. (2007)
07/10 - Ed, Edd n Eddy's Big Picture Show
The Eds leave town when the whole neighborhood turns against them. Their only hope is to reach Eddy's brother beforethe gang find them. (2009)
08/10 - Batman Beyond: Return of the Joker
The Clown Prince of Crime returns to Gotham to terrorize Bruce Wayne. Meanwhile, Terry tries to uncover secrets in Bruce's past that may lead to defeating The Joker for good. (2000)
09/10 - Johnny Bravo Goes to Bollywood
Johnny Bravo decides to move to India and is determined to conquer Bollywood, even if that means casting out its major star, Jiggy. (2011)
10/10 - Ben 10: Destroy All Aliens
Ben faces his biggest challenge yet. After the Summer holidays Ben has to return to school, but first he and his sister Gwen have to save the galaxy. (2012)
All of these movies weren't dubbed into Portuguese, so if CN HQ has a Portuguese audio track, then the movies were still in English.

As soon as Save Cartoon Network is ready,

I will make some ads for it and contribute for it as well.

Later tonight

-more details on Save Cartoon Network
-"Where is my freedom of choice?" - a rant on how cable TV changed

Your Shout: HD

Is CN HQ ready to go HD, now that the channel broadcasts in widescreen format? Share your opinions in the comments.

The rebrand is here

And so did CN HQ convert to widescreen.
Click here.
Noooo, I want my 4:3 back! It looked precious on a channel in 2014! But then again, who wants to broadcast in said format is now a behind-the-times loser.
This is the only feed that rebranded today. CN IT is still 4:3 and has used the previous look for the most amount of time.
I want a new look for Europe based on this:

Sunday, October 5, 2014

Save Cartoon Network

Starting tomorrow, there will be a Facebook page in English directed to all of the EMEA region called Save Cartoon Network. More details tomorrow, when the page is created.

Saturday, October 4, 2014

Ransomizing Sedusa

I just found out about the Randomizer and I decided to use the ransom from Something's a Ms. as an example: