Cartoon Network launches Adventure Time’s first-ever interactive gaming experience
Friday, June 10, 2016
Cartoon Network launches Adventure Time’s
first-ever interactive gaming experience
Cartoon Network, the home of Adventure Time, offers UK fans “An Ooo Experience”
London, 10th June 2016: Cartoon Network UK announced today it has commissioned an exclusive interactive gaming experience; “An Ooo Experience”, to celebrate the animated cult series, Adventure Time. From 11th June - 10th July, Adventure Time’s “An Ooo Experience”, will travel across UK shopping centers, offering fans a chance to jump into the Land of Ooo and play alongside their favourite characters as they battle to save Candy Kingdom from the Nightosphere.
Developed by technological wizards Hellicar&Lewis, “An Ooo Experience” places players in front of a giant LED Screen. Motion sensors allow them to then interact and play with all manner of amazing characters and landscapes from Adventure Time. Guided by a real life Wizard of Ooo, they will be taken on a journey through The Candy Kingdom. Along the way they will transform into life-size versions of their favourite Adventure Time characters – Finn, Jake, Marceline or Princess Bubblegum. They will have the power to shoot magic from their fingertips, move mountains, grow candy floss trees, breathe life into rainbows and even take part in a massive dance party.
Richard Kinning, UK Creative Director at Turner, says: “We’re thrilled to be collaborating with Hellicar&Lewis to launch Adventure Time’s first-ever live interactive experience. This game was inspired by our massive fan-base for the show; we wanted to offer them a unique Adventure Time experience like never before. ‘An Ooo Experience’ offers players a mix of theatre, character interaction and the opportunity to explore and immerse themselves in the Land of Ooo. We hope it attracts both existing fans and also new ones who just fall in love with the characters like we have.”
Adventure Time is a Cartoon Network original series that charts the adventures of unlikely heroes Finn and Jake, who traverse the mystical land of Ooo, encountering its colourful inhabitants along the way. The series is created by Pendleton Ward and produced by Cartoon Network Studios. Adventure Time currently airs everyday at 5:00pm on Cartoon Network.
“An Ooo Experience” will kick off a 5-week tour in shopping centers across the UK this June, tour dates are as follows:
• 11th-12th June - Intu Merry Hill (West Midlands)
• 18th-19th June - Intu Lakeside (Essex)
• 25th-26th June - Manchester Arndale (Manchester)
• 2nd-3rd July - Intu MetroCentre (Gateshead Newcastle)
• 9th-10th July – Intu Braehead (Glasgow)
For more information and tour dates please visit: http://oooexperience.co.uk
Behind-the scenes video of the making of “An Ooo Experience” available here
Instagram Account: @CartoonNetworkUK
About Cartoon Network
Turner’s Cartoon Network is a universally appealing boy focused, girl inclusive channel driven by its exciting slate of surprising comedy and adventure. The programming line-up explores the relatable themes of humour, friendship, imagination, action and adventure. Cartoon Network targets boys and girls aged 6-12 and aims to champion kids being themselves through its rich mix of entertaining and globally successful content. The programming slate includes leading comedy animations The Amazing World of Gumball, Adventure Time, Regular Show, Clarence, We Bare Bears, Steven Universe and Uncle Grandpa and action-adventure shows, The Powerpuff Girls, Ben 10 Omniverse and Teen Titans Go!
Since launching as a pan-European channel in 1993, Cartoon Network now has localised services throughout Europe, the Middle East and Africa where it is available in 18 languages in more than 131 million homes across over 70 countries. Cartoon Network can also be experienced through its award-winning website, as well as via games, video on demand, mobile and an array of licensing and merchandising. Cartoon Network is a brand owned by Turner, a Time Warner company.
About Turner International:
Turner International operates versions of core Turner brands, including CNN, TNT, Cartoon Network, Boomerang and TCM Turner Classic Movies, as well as country- and region-specific networks and businesses in Latin America, Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia Pacific. It manages the business of Pay- and Free-TV-channels, as well as Internet-based services, and oversees commercial partnerships with various third-party media ventures; it teams with Warner Bros. and HBO to leverage Time Warner’s global reach. Turner operates more than 180 channels showcasing 38 brands in 35 languages in over 200 countries. Turner International is a Time Warner company.