Cartoon Network acquires 10 short series from ACTF (Australia)

By ANIMATION XPRES... | 24 January, 2011 - 10:35

Cartoon Network is continuing its support of local Australian original content with the acquisition of a package of 10 new children’s short-form series from Australian Children’s Television Foundation (ACTF).

The comedic animated and live-action shorts will be aired on Cartoon Network in Australia, New Zealand and Asia; and include Black Knight White Witch, Casa De Evil, Desdemona, Dukes of Broxstonia, Horace in Slow Motion, Itty Bitty Ditties, Laser Beak Man, Mega Bites, Monster Chef and My Strange Pet

The 98 episodes are a collaborative effort between ACTF and Australian producers from Western Australia, South Australia, Victoria, New South Wales and Tasmania.

“These wacky and distinctive series showcase Australia’s most talented and innovative animators and we’re very proud of them, and thrilled that their audience will increase exponentially given Cartoon Network’s extensive reach,” said Jenny Buckland, Chief Executive Officer, Australian Children’s Television Foundation.

Each series contains approximately eight to 10 episodes, with each running 45 or 60 seconds long. All the series have an element of comedy with some featuring dialogue and others without.

It is expected the shorts will launch on Cartoon Network throughout 2011.

“At Cartoon Network we’re always looking for great original kids’ series to animate their lives, via local partnerships or our initiatives such as SNAPTOONS. We’re really excited to be associated with ACTF for this unique collection of shorts. They're funny, they're Australian and they’re on Cartoon Network!” said Mark Eyers, Chief Content Officer, Turner Broadcasting System Asia Pacific Inc.

All 10 short-form series are distributed internationally by Australian Children’s Television Foundation (ACTF). They include

To view an episode from each series, please visit