Boomerang (DStv 302) is Turner's global, youth targeted network, home to the Cartoon Superstars. Lively, amusing, trustworthy and optimistic. Boomerang offers an exciting mix of light-hearted and fun family favourite cartoons that speak to audiences from one generation to the next. While Boomerang remains faithful to its brand DNA. It renews its content to remain relevant and engaging for both existing and new audiences alike. In the first half of 2016, many exciting new shows such as Masha and The Bear, Zig & Sharko and Bunnicula were launched, and the second half of 2016 looks just as exciting with shows like Grizzly and the Lemmings and Mr. Bean in action launching later in the year.
The Family Co-Viewing Reference
Second most viewed kids channel, Boomerang boosts on average of 2.7 million viewers every month.
Amongst the channel's Cartoon Superstars, The Tom & Jerry Show was awarded Best Character and Cartoon Show by the Generation Next 2016 panel, proving that Boomerang is still relevant and top-of-mind when it comes to the youth. The channel's strategy to offer its viewers their favourite classic cartoons but also a line-up of new franchises, drives Boomerang to outperform its previous results with 14% growth, year-to-date, and 8% increase in share of voice, year to date.
Zig & Sharko
Surfing on Boomerang's alliance with slapstick humor, and hilarious series, Zig & Sharko, launched in April 2016.
Produced by Xilam, the studios behind the wildly popular Oggy and the Cockroaches, the show follows Zig, a starving hyena, who lives on a desert island, with one obsessive goal: to devour the most delicious thing he has ever seen - the mermaids m sitting on the rock at bay, in the lagoon.
Since the shows debut in Africa, Zig & Sharko are now ranking number one in its timeslot with an increase of 84% year on year!
Boomerang is proud to announce its partnership with the Worldwide Fund for Nature (WWF), in a mission to build a future in which people live in harmony with nature.
To kick-start the partnership, Boomerang will celebrated International Shark Day on 14 July 2016 at 18:40 CAT with its most famous ''shark'', as the channel launched two new episodes of Zig & Sharko.
As part of the partnership, Boomerang would not only like to create awareness for the protection of sharks and the oceans, but also urge all Boomerang fans to visit wwfsassi.co.za to learn more about these species.
New episodes commenced in July 2016 13*22 min
Bunnicula is the latest creation from the Warner Bros. Studios. This animated comedy is based on the popular novel with the same name by James Howe and follows the adventures of Bunnicula, the vampire rabbit who drinks vegetable juice. When thirteen year-old Mina finds Bunnicula locked away in the cellar of her new home in New Orleans, she adopts him as her third pet. Bunnicula is thrilled to have someone who loves him but cohabiting with two other pets, who are afraid of the paranormal trouble he attracts, can be tricky...
Launched in June 2016
New Episodes Coming In October 2016
Masha and the Bear
With a modern computer-generated look, the show follows the adventures of a little girl named Masha and her friend, The Bear, who always keeps her from disasters. Masha and the Bear, a kind-hearted comedy is a metaphor showcasing how children interact with the big world, and how an adult's guidance and aid is crucial when addressing and dealing with this difficult task. This lovely cartoon is a hit for families around the globe, due to its smart ability to entertain both children and parents alike.
With more young girls watching Masha and the Bear, this program has proven to be a hit amongst this segment, achieving a +77% increase share with 4-14 year old girls since the launch in January.
The Jungle Bunch
The colourful, and full of laughs production follows the exciting adventures of a quirky band of animals that fight against injustice in a beautiful jungle-like setting. So whether it's evil monkeys stealing food or hippos terrorizing their jungle friends, you can be rest assured that the unusual, get highly effective Jungle Bunch will dive head first into action! The show is produced by Studio Hari, and is based on the successful movie that shares their same name. This beautifully animated series has won an International Emmy Award and is airing in 180 territories, exclusively on Boomerang in Africa.
New episodes commence from August 2016
There's a little odd in everybody! The Oddbods each have personalities as distinct as their furry suits. No two are alike and when you put them together be prepared for some odd fun! Whatever the situation, you can be rest assured that each Oddbod will approach it in a very unusual manner. The show is a laughter, destruction and drama - they bring humor and laughter to anything and everything.
New episodes in full 22 min commenced in July 2016
Grizzly and the Lemmings
Grizzly and the Lemmings is a 'new classic', non-dialogue playful family comedy. The series follows the hilarious exchanges of Grizzly the Bear and a pesky tribe of Lemmings, as they attempt to co-exist in a forest ranger's house in the Canadian wilderness. This brand new show, launching exclusively on Boomerang in November, is the latest creation from the French production company, Studio Hari, the production from behind The Jungle Bunch.
New show premieres in November 2016 exclusively on Boomerang
Mr. Bean: The Animated Series
Rowan Atkinson's hilarious character, Mr. Bean, has been running and blundering around Boomerang for eveyone's enjoyment in the series produced by Tiger Aspect Studios in collaboration with the British actor. The animated series has been well received on the African continent and in May 2016, Mr. Bean's new episode ranked number one in its timeslot with an increase of 97% year on year.
New episodes commence in August 2016
Mr. Bean in Action
In 2016, Boomerang will leave even more room for hilarious disaster as the original live-action series will be invading the small screen: Rowan Atkinson himself is making his way to the channel in September 2016.
New shows premieres in September 2016 right here on Boomerang.
The Tom and Jerry Show
The Tom and Jerry Show the channel's most loved characters is Boomerang's number one rated show!
The iconic cat and mouse rivals star in The Tom and Jerry Show, a fresh, new take on the classic series. Preserving the look, characters and the sensibility of the original cartoon, the all-new series supports a brightly coloured, high-definition lens on the madcap slapstick and never-ending battle that has made Tom and Jerry two of the most famous and beloved characters of all time.
New episodes commence in October 2016