Boomerang Africa has changed its name to Cartoonito Africa in all English-speaking African countries with the change coming into effect on March 25 promising exciting new shows.

The channel will continue airing Boomerang favourites like Zig & Sharko, Mr Bean, Masha and the Bear, Tom & Jerry, Scooby-Doo and Looney Tunes Cartoons alongside newer shows including Dino Ranch, Thomas and Friends: All Engines Go and Lucas the Spider.

Cartoonito will unveil brand-new shows like Bugs Bunny Builders, Batwheels and Interstellar Ella promising a wider variety of programmes and amazing adventures for the entire family.

“The rebrand of Boomerang Africa into Cartoonito Africa enriches our channel universe, bringing together the crème de la crème of Boomerang with more adventures and more friends to be part of ONE big Cartoonito family!” said Ana Gonzalez, Editorial Lead: Southern Europe and Africa, Kids Brands, Warner Bros, Discovery.

She added, “We know kids and families love our shows, and we’re looking forward to adding even more amazing content that brings the whole family together.”

Ana Gonzalez. 

Secret Origins of the Batwheels, an exciting special, will be leading the rebranded channel and will start to air on the platform at 08:40 CAT on March 25.

Batwheels is an adventure combining superheroes and vehicles and revolves around a fun team of super-powered cars and obstacles the characters face as they battle the bad guys.

Bugs Bunny Builders follows Bugs and Lola as they command a crew of builders at ACME Construction Company who really shouldn’t be anywhere near a construction site!

However, Daffy Duck, Porky Pig, Tweety among others work as a team and use their tools and wild vehicles to pull off some of the looniest construction jobs ever!

The show premieres on Monday April 10 at 16:45 CAT and will run Mondays to Fridays at the same time.

Interstellar Ella is set in 3021 in the Milky Way, where eight-year-old Ella is joined by her besties Slippy and Madhu on exciting space odyssey and overcome the hurdles that abound. The fun and adventurous show premieres in June.

Cartoonito Africa will be distributed in linear on DStv (channel 302); GOtv (channel 68); (channel 155 in Ghana and channel 357 in Uganda); AzamTV (channel 227); and Canal+ Ethiopia (Channel 127).