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'Elliot From Earth' Premiere Leads Cartoon Network's 'Spring Breakaway' Event.

Cartoon Network has unveiled a two-week event Spring Breakaway that will offer families "the ultimate staycation" and help them " escape from school, zoom calls and homework." The festival of fun will kick off on Monday, March 29 and continue for 14 days full of action-adventure themed shows and movies.

Spring Breakaway will kick off with the US premiere of the new show Elliot From Earth on the 29th. There's excitement around the show as it's the newest series from Cartoon Network's EMEA (Europe, Middle-East and Africa) studio in London- the folks behind the smash-hit Amazing World Of Gumball. The series is created by the multiple BAFTA and Annie nominated Mic Graves, with Guillaume Cassuto and Tony Hull. All three are Gumball veterans, as are much of the creative team behind the show. The directors include Michael Please, who is one of the creators of Robin's Robin, Aardman Animation's stop-motion Christmas special for Netflix.  Elliot From Earth has already premiered on Cartoon Network UK and elsewhere in the EMEA region.

The sci-fi adventure stars the titular kid Elliot, his mum Frankie, and his new best friend, a dinosaur named Mo, as they find themselves in space.

As they learn to call it home, Elliott and Mo explore the Centrium – an exciting place high up among the stars full of amazing aliens and wonderful cosmic creatures who, although different species, coexist in harmony. Elliott From Earth showcases the power of friendship and embraces the wonders of being different, open minded and accepting. Directed by Mic Graves and Tony Hull with voices from Samuel Faraci-Santos (Paw Patrol), Noah Bentley (Dragons: Rescue Riders) and Naomi McDonald (Angelina Ballerina: Dance Around the World), Elliott From Earth is produced out of Cartoon Network’s EMEA hub, and the latest from the team behind The Amazing World of Gumball. 

The series opens with a four-part premiere showing back-to-back, with double episodes showing from March 30- April 1. From then on, One new episode will premiere daily for the rest of the Breakaway (ending on April 9). The first episode, Wednesday Part 1 can be previewed now on the Cartoon Network app or on VOD.

The event will also feature the premiere of three previously announced Ben 10 specials. The 44-minute episodes Ben 10,010, Ben Gen 10 and Alien X-Tinction will get their US premieres on Friday, April, 9, Saturday, April 10 and Sunday, April 11 respectively.

The program will also feature a new episode of Teen Titans Go! and the season three premiere of Total Dramarama, plus fan-favourite episodes of Gumball, Craig Of The Creek and Victor and Valentino. There will also be screenings of some top animated feature films, including How To Train Your Dragon, The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part and Shrek 2.