or


[03/22/05 - 12:00 AM]
Atlanta Braves and Cartoon Network Unite for All-New Tooner Field

[via press release from Cartoon Network]

Atlanta Braves and Cartoon Network Unite for All-New Tooner Field

The Atlanta Braves and their Turner Broadcasting sibling Cartoon Network are joining forces in creating an all-new entertainment and dining experience for kids and families to bear the moniker �Tooner Field.� The Cartoon Network-branded, interactive area will be located at Turner Field�s East Pavilion off the Grand Entry Plaza. This multi-million dollar project will have its first phase�a three-story, layered facade featuring the colorful homes of Cartoon Network�s most popular characters�ready for opening day, Friday, April 8 (Braves vs. the New York Mets). The entire facility will be completed and open for visitors by mid-July.

Tooner Field will consist of eight unique areas depicting Cartoon Network original characters in life-size Baseball-themed environments. Kids will be invited to explore and play within several one-of-a-kind activity zones, participate in a variety of cartoony carnival games, enjoy a picnic meal on a miniature baseball field or snack at a Cartoon Network-themed diner. Properties to be included within this prototype family experience include many of the network�s top original series: Foster�s Home for Imaginary Friends, Hi Hi Puffy AmiYumi, Codename: Kids Next Door, The Powerpuff Girls, Johnny Bravo, The Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy, Dexter�s Laboratory and Ed, Edd �n�Eddy.

�A large number of our fans that attend games are families,� said Mike Plant, Braves executive vice president of operations. �This project is a natural for them since kids love Cartoon Network shows and characters. Combining them in a creative, fun way deepens the whole Turner Field experience.�

�Our hope is to create a family-targeted attraction that will enable young viewers to experience their favorite characters in an eye-popping, three-dimensional encounter,� adds Dennis Adamovich, senior vice president, marketing for Cartoon Network. �And parents will appreciate that we�ve included plenty of closed-cable monitors throughout the area so that no one need miss a play of the game while kids enthrall themselves in cartoon-themed activity.�

The 3,000 square foot entertainment facility will be open to attending families before, during and after Braves games. There are also plans to have Tooner Field available to schools and community groups on non-game days. And to celebrate the new joint venture, one of Cartoon Network�s most popular characters�to be announced at a later date�will serve as the Braves mascot this season.

The Tooner Field expansion is part of several major changes taking place at Turner Field this off-season. It was previously announced that Turner Field will be home to the largest high-definition video display in the world and will feature new LED fascia video boards, new concessions and improved customer service.

The Atlanta Braves, a division of Turner Broadcasting System, Inc., is Major League Baseball�s winningest franchise since 1991. Since then, Braves teams have earned a record 13 consecutive division championships, five National League pennants and a World Series title. Based in Atlanta since 1966, the Braves franchise is the longest continuously operating franchise in Major League Baseball. Atlanta Braves games are carried nationally on WTBS and regionally on Turner South. The organization was honored in Atlanta Magazine�s annual �Best of� edition for 2004 as Best Local Pro Sports Team and Best Fun for Young Sports Fans.

Cartoon Network, currently seen in 87.6 million U.S. homes and 160 countries around the world, is Turner Broadcasting System, Inc.�s 24-hour, ad-supported cable service offering the best in animated entertainment. Drawing from the world�s largest cartoon library, Cartoon Network showcases unique original ventures such as Foster�s Home for Imaginary Friends, Hi Hi Puffy Ami Yumi, Codename: Kids Next Door, Teen Titans, The Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy, The Powerpuff Girls, Ed, Edd n Eddy and other Cartoon Cartoons. Cartoon Network also features Adult Swim, its signature late-night block of animation for grownups. Since its launch in 1992, Cartoon Network has remained one of ad-supported cable�s highest-rated networks. Cartoon Network�s Web site is located at www.CartoonNetwork.com.

Turner Broadcasting System, Inc., a Time Warner company, is a major producer of news and entertainment product around the world and the leading provider of programming for the basic cable industry.





  [march 2005]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S
  


· SHOWATCH
(series past and present)
· DEVWATCH
(series in development)
· MOVIEWATCH
(tv movies and mini-series)





[05/24/20 - 08:15 AM]
Saturday's Broadcast Ratings: NBC Tops Demos, CBS Leads Viewers
Said victories come on an all-repeat night for the broadcast networks.

[05/23/20 - 09:20 AM]
Friday's Broadcast Ratings: FOX, "WWE SmackDown" Top Demos
The network leads the repeat heavy night among adults 18-49 while CBS is the most-watched broadcaster.

[05/22/20 - 01:55 PM]
FX Renews "What We Do in the Shadows" for a Third Season
"We're incredibly happy that critics and audiences are all in on 'Shadows,'" Nick Grad said. "Week in and week out, the producers, writers and our amazing cast continue to make one of the funniest and best comedy series on TV."

[05/22/20 - 10:13 AM]
Walton Goggins to Narrate Discovery and Science Channel's Epic Documentary "NASA & SpaceX: Journey to the Future" Giving Viewers a Rare Glimpse Inside NASA and SpaceX Headquarters
The special two-hour documentary will air Monday, May 25 on Science Channel, and will rebroadcast on Tuesday, May 26 on Discovery.

[05/22/20 - 10:02 AM]
"Tuca & Bertie" Fly Again at Adult Swim - #1 Network with Young Adults Greenlights Second Season
"I've been a fan of Adult Swim shows since my teens, so I'm thrilled to bring my beloved fowl to the party and be a new voice for a fresh decade of absurd, irreverent, yet heartwarming adult animation," said creator Lisa Hanawalt.

[05/22/20 - 08:13 AM]
Thursday's Broadcast Ratings: ABC Tops Charts with "Holey Moley," "Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?"
The Alphabet holds off the competition in both total viewers and adults 18-49.

[05/22/20 - 08:01 AM]
"Selling Sunset" Season 2 Is Now on Netflix and - Surprise - A Third Season Premieres on August 7
In the series, the elite agents at The Oppenheim Group sell the luxe life to affluent buyers in LA.

[05/22/20 - 07:55 AM]
"Elite" Season 4 Is Coming to Netflix
The streaming service broke the news on social media this morning.

[05/22/20 - 07:00 AM]
HBO Max Celebrates May 27th Platform Launch with a "Week of So Much More"
To celebrate the nationwide launch of HBO Max on May 27th, the streamer has teamed up with a collection of fan-favorite brands to offer so much more to households, every day, for an entire week.

[05/22/20 - 06:49 AM]
Animal Planet's One-of-a-Kind Series "The Zoo" Moves to 8PM ET/PT on Saturdays
The series documents an unscripted look at the knowledge and diverse skills needed to operate a zoo.

[05/22/20 - 06:13 AM]
"Zenimation" Premieres on Disney+
Unplug, relax, and refresh your senses for a moment of mindfulness with Walt Disney Animation Studios' "Zenimation" - an animated soundscape experience.

[05/21/20 - 11:05 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, May 21
Updates include: ABC pulls the plug on "Bless This Mess," "Emergence," "Kids Say the Darndest Things," "Schooled," "Single Parents"; Yael Grobglas to lead "Here She Lies" at HBO Max; and Amazon lands "Three Pines" drama based on Louise Penny's novels.

[05/21/20 - 08:49 PM]
The Power of Entertainment Brings Americans Together for the Sixth Annual Red Nose Day Campaign to End Child Poverty
You can still watch "The Red Nose Day Special" - now available to stream on NBC.com, the NBC App, Hulu, and various other platforms for the next seven days.

[05/21/20 - 04:46 PM]
ABC News Live and National Geographic Join Forces for Global Live Streaming and Television Event, "Launch America: Mission to Space Live"
Live coverage kicks off Wednesday, May 27 at 3:00 p.m. EDT on ABC News Live and National Geographic.

[05/21/20 - 02:26 PM]
"Chasing the Sun" Returns to Ovation TV with Season 2
The series follows adventure-seeker, former pro surfer and international model Stephen Friedman as he travels the world.