The Cartoon Network Imagination Studios microsite is now live on CartoonNetwork.co.uk (Cartoon Network UK and Ireland) and CartoonNetwork.fr (Cartoon Network France), on the new microsite are activities on how to draw cartoon characters, make your own storyboards for Adventure Time and The Amazing World of Gumball and behind the scenes videos of Adventure Time, The Amazing World of Gumball, Steven Universe and Uncle Grandpa. The videos include interviews with the creators, producers, writers and voice actors of the shows, the different types of animation used in The Amazing World of Gumball (2D and 3D) and stop motion animation in Adventure Time. The purpose of this microsite is to inform kids on how their favourite cartoons are made and to expand their imagination and to inspire them.
Cartoon Network Imagination Studios Awards
The launch of Cartoon Network Imagination Studios will be followed by the Cartoon Network Imagination Studios Awards which will be open for entries from 1st September. The competition for the UK will get schools involved and Cartoon Network will provide them a specially made teacher toolkit, allowing primary schools to get involved as part of their lessons. Kids taking part in the competition will be able to write storyboards, make animations and drawings. In addition, the UK campaign will be supported by the British Film Institute (BFI), which will host a special Funday event on 28th October and will take part in judging the competition entries.
The Cartoon Network Imagination Studios microsite is currently rolling out across Cartoon Network websites for country feeds in the Europe, Middle East and Africa region.