Everyone’s a hero in Cartoon Network’s Newest Show

K.O. may one day be the greatest hero but for now, he’s the greatest fanboy. Created by Ian Jones-Quartey, OK K.O.! Let’s Be Heroes! is the latest Cartoon Network original series to launch in Malaysia.
Premiering this Saturday, 20 January at 11.00 am on Cartoon Network (Astro Ch 616), the show follows K.O., a brave kid living in a video game inspired world filled with superheroes. Being the young fighter that he is, K.O. tackles everything with his cheery, endless enthusiasm, including his job at Gar’s Bodega in Lakewood Plaza, a one-stop shop for all heroes.

In K.O.’s eyes, every person is a hero to look up to, every challenge is a chance to grow stronger and every success or failure is just another stepping stone to becoming the ultimate hero.

While you watch, try out your own super radical moves against the evil Lord Boxman in the accompanying mobile game, OK K.O.! Lakewood Plaza Turbo is available for free on Google Play and the App Store.

To celebrate the premiere, Cartoon Network will host a one-month Watch & Win Contest on Facebook from 23 January onwards for three (3) lucky winners to take home a range of goodies each week! Like the Cartoon Network Asia Facebook page to stay updated.

Plus, the fun and excitement does not stop there! From 27 January onwards, fans can also show their love for their favourite OK K.O.! characters by joining Cartoon Network Asia’s Sketch Saturdays by submitting their drawings for a chance to be featured and credited on the official page - find out more on the Cartoon Network Asia’s Facebook Page.

OK K.O.! Let’s Be Heroes premieres on Saturday, 20 January, at 11.00 am on Cartoon Network (Astro Ch 616). For latest updates, visit CartoonNetworkAsia.com or the Cartoon Network Asia Facebook Page.

Meet the Characters:

KO is a brave young fighter who wants to become the greatest hero ever, but he’s still just a kid. KO’s innocence and naiveté combine with his heroic ambitions to make him ENDLESSLY ENTHUSIASTIC!!!  Nothing gets him down because he sees every success and failure as just another step in his epic journey. Whether it’s mopping the floor with an evil robot or just mopping the floor with a mop, he tackles everything with equal zeal and his internal monologue is like an overblown narration to a bombastic action movie.

Enid is the super lax, super sarcastic ruler of the front counter at Gar’s who loves bossing Rad and KO around. In fact, her job would be perfect if she could just prop her feet up on the counter all day and chill, if it weren’t for those annoying customers and their annoying needs.  She is extremely skilled in all manner of martial arts and cash register arts. Plus, she can use her kicks to dice a pineapple in mid-air, much to K.O. and Rad’s amusement. Everyone wishes they were as badass as she is.

Radicles is a huge meathead alien with magical powers, who works at Gar’s as a stock boy. A macho jock, he’s got an ego as big as his muscles. He’s also the self-appointed keeper of all Lakewood lore and legend.  Radicles always thinks he knows the best way to deal with any situation, and won’t hesitate to, wrongly, teach KO the ways of the world.

CAROL ​is KO’s ultra strong mom, who trained him from birth. ​She’s kind of a Mister Miyagi type sensei for KO­ she finds a unique way of helping him through his issues. When he comes to her for help and advice, she speaks in poetic metaphors that usually take him a while to understand. She loves KO a lot, and he can find this super embarrassing!
Carol runs the fitness dojo. She used to be a great hero alongside Mr. Gar, but has been happy to settle down into a quieter life at the plaza. She knows all about Mr. Gar’s crush and finds it hilarious.
Mr. Gar ­ Owner and founder of the plaza. He’s one of the most powerful and honourable figures around. Treats our heroes like his dutiful army, training them and teaching them about what’s right. Everybody looks up to him as a father figure. 

About Cartoon Network Asia Pacific
Turner’s Cartoon Network, the number one kids’ channel in Asia Pacific, offers the best in original animated content including the multi-award-winning global hits Ben 10, The Powerpuff Girls, OK K.O.! Let’s Be Heroes, Adventure Time and We Bare Bears.

Cartoon Network is available in 29 countries throughout Asia Pacific and is currently seen in more than 135 million pay-TV homes. Internationally, it is seen in 192 countries and over 400 million homes, and is an industry leader with a global offering of the best in award-winning animated entertainment for kids and families.

The brand is known for putting its fans at the centre of everything by applying creative thinking and innovation across multiple platforms. Cartoon Network also reaches millions more through its websites, games and apps, including Cartoon Network Watch and Play and Cartoon Network Anything. Cartoon Network, sister brand to Boomerang, POGO and Toonami, is created and distributed by Turner, a Time Warner Company.

About Turner Asia Pacific
Turner Asia Pacific creates and distributes award-winning brands throughout the region, running 63 channels in 14 languages in 42 countries. These include CNN International, CNNj, CNN, HLN, Cartoon Network, Adult Swim, Boomerang, POGO, Toonami, Warner TV, Oh!K, TNT, TCM Turner Classic Movies, truTV, MondoTV, TABI Channel, Tabi Tele, Mondo Mah-Jong TV, and HBO, HBO HD and WB in South Asia. Turner manages the business of Pay- and Free-TV-channels, as well as Internet-based services, and oversees commercial partnerships with various third-party media ventures; it teams with Warner Bros. and HBO to leverage Time Warner’s global reach. Turner Broadcasting System Asia Pacific, Inc. (“Turner Asia Pacific”) is a Time Warner company.


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