Turner Brings Cartoon Network Augmented Reality Experience to Saudi Youngsters

Turner utilizes Kids in Motion expo as platform for AR interaction with cartoon characters
Turner’s Augmented Reality experience
Turner’s Augmented Reality experience

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Turner Middle East, North Africa and Turkey (MENAT) is exhibiting its state of the art Augmented Reality experience at the 7th edition of the Kids in Motion children’s expo in Saudi Arabia.  The event, which represents one of the largest celebrations in the region of children’s entertainment, is being held in the Saudi capital Riyadh between March 1-3, at Al Nakheel Mall. This follows a successful edition in Jeddah, earlier this month. Cartoon Network’s participation represents the second time that the channel has featured at the event.

Turner’s Augmented Reality experience provides children and adults alike with a fully immersive opportunity to interact with many of Cartoon Network’s most famous and much-loved characters from hit programs including Ben10, The Powerpuff Girls, Mansour and Adventure Time.

Interactive activities including the Ben 10 Hero Experience, Mansour’s Souk Quest, The Powerpuff Girls Team Challenge and Adventure Time’s land of OOO Experience allow visitors to experience the virtual and real world simultaneously through computer generated imagery and animations.

The activities form a part of Turner’s commitment to utilising innovative technology to enable the region’s children to engage with their favorite characters and programs in exciting new ways that extend beyond traditional platforms. In addition to the augmented reality experience, visitors to the Cartoon Network booth will get to meet and greet mascots and cartoon characters.

AR interaction with cartoon characters

Tarek Mounir, Vice President and General Manager Turkey, Middle East, North Africa, Greece & Cyprus, said: “Turner is dedicated to advancing the children’s entertainment sector in the Middle East by creating and delivering world-class content that is tailored to the needs of the region’s children. Kids in Motion is the perfect platform for us to reach out to kids and families in the KSA and present new content and formats that extend beyond television, and bring our characters to life as never seen before.”

He continued: “For this year’s event we have also partnered with IMG Worlds of Adventure – the world’s largest indoor theme park – to increase engagement, enhance brand awareness and bring new meaning and depth to the characters that kids already know and love.

Lennard Otto, CEO of IMG Worlds of Adventure said: “We are pleased to be participating in “Kids in Motion” this year with our partner Turner. An event like this is an opportunity to reach out to our key audiences from within the region, particularly KSA, one of our largest markets. Visitors to the exhibition will be able to experience the latest technological advances in children’s entertainment, along with the chance to meet and interact with their favourite cartoon characters that we feature in the Cartoon Network Zone at IMG Worlds of Adventure. We look forward to welcoming our international guests to our stand and giving them an up close and personal look at the world’s largest indoor theme park.”

Kids in Motion hosts a yearly international selection of kids’ entertainment and branded shows in KSA. It attracts many international and local corporations with more than 80 brands participating in 2018. The event gathers 30,000 visitors in both Jeddah and Riyadh.

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