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Cartoon Network Invites Fans to Help Create 20th Birthday Mural at Centennial Park
WHAT: Atlanta-based Cartoon Network, one of Turner Broadcasting’s premier cable networks, is preparing to celebrate its 20th Birthday on Oct. 1. In preparation for this key milestone, the network will create a giant mural depicting more than 100 cartoon characters associated with Cartoon Network’s first 20 years.
Fans of all ages are invited to come to Centennial Olympic Park—near the Fountain of Rings—to participate with “coloring in” of a large black-and-white line-art drawing on vinyl. To keep the energy going, Cartoon Network will provide free popcorn for all participants, and will offer a free 20th Birthday poster for everyone who contributes their colorful artistry to the final mural. An onsite DJ also will offer musical accompaniment to “inspire” everyone’s best work.
Once completed, the mural will be framed and mounted for public viewing in the center atrium at CNN Center. There the mural will be on display from Sept. 24 to Oct. 8.
WHEN: Saturday, Sept. 22, 2012, 12 – 4 p.m.
WHERE: Centennial Olympic Park, near the “Fountain of Rings”
275 Centennial Olympic Park Dr. NW
Atlanta, GA 30313
> Cartoon Network Team of Artists working with kids/families
> Giant colorful mural coming together throughout the afternoon
> Dozens of kids and young-at-heart coloring sections of the mural
> Community artistic project taking place at renowned Atlanta public park
Since its launch in 1992 with just two million subscribers, Cartoon Network has grown to rank #1 among boys 6-14, and is currently seen in over 175 countries and in more than 360 million households worldwide. This year, Cartoon Network also scored its most-watched spring and summer in its history!
Network Founder Ted Turner—seriously doubted at the time for trusting an audience existed for cartoons 24 hours/day—launched Cartoon Network with his purchase of the classic Hanna-Barbera library, at its midtown Atlanta headquarters on Oct. 1, 1992. Within three years, the network began creating original cartoons as well—including The Powerpuff Girls, Ben 10, Adventure Time and Regular Show—developing a worldwide brand as a leader in youth culture.
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