: Cartoon Network announces the launch of its mobile services featuring
Tom and Jerry, The Flintstones, The Powerpuff Girls and a whole host
of its other world famous characters in a major deal with Vodafone.
will roll out and market the Cartoon Network mobile content to its
Vodafone live! customers throughout Europe.
offering will include entertaining java games, colour wallpapers and
polyphonic ringtones featuring classic and contemporary characters
to appeal to phone users of all ages.
will be a staggered launch of content which will include all of Cartoon
Network's current premium mobile offering. Games will be Yogi Bear's
Pic-A-Nic, Dexter's Laboratory Security Alert, The Flintstones' Grocery
Hunt, Samurai Jack's Samurai Showdown, Courage The Cowardly Dog's
Haunted House, Tom and Jerry's Cheese Chase Game, The Powerpuff Girls'
Bad Mojo and The VBirds' Virtuality. There will also be wallpapers
and ringtones from shows including Top Cat, Scooby-Doo, Banana Splits
and The Jetsons. All of Cartoon Network's global content has been
developed by Macrospace Ltd using Cartoon Network's well known characters.
is a very exciting opportunity to extend our relationship with Vodafone.
Cartoon fans young and old relish the ability to interact with their
favourite characters wherever they happen to be," said Mitch
Lazar, Vice President Wireless & Emerging Technology for Turner
a worldwide brand and home to some of the world's most famous cartoon
characters, Cartoon Network is an ideal global content partner for
Vodafone. Vodafone live! customers will now be able to enjoy the antics
of their favourites cartoon characters, such as Tom & Jerry or
Top Cat, in new and exciting games or ringtones," said Graeme
Ferguson, Executive - Content Development at Vodafone Global Products
and Content Services.
Network was 10 years old in 2003 and celebrated an unbroken record
as the UK's number one cartoon channel. Since launching as a pan-European
channel in 1993 Cartoon Network now has localised services throughout
Europe, the Middle East and Africa in 11 languages, where it is available
in 32 million homes making it the most widely distributed kids channel
in the region. Worldwide it is available in 17 languages in 145 countries
in around 160 million homes also making it the most widely distributed
kids and animation channel in the world. Channels are operated by
Turner Broadcasting System Europe Limited, a Time Warner Company.