Cartoon Network France Imagination Studios 2017 Competition
At the Annecy Animation Festival this year, Cartoon Network France announced the opening of the 2017 Imagination Studios competition in partnership with Gobelins – L’École de L’Image, a world class visual arts and animation school based in Paris. The French version of the competition is open to children aged between 6 and 12 years old, competition entrants must draw two original cartoon characters from their imagination and write a short description about their characters using the submission form on the Imagination Studios microsite.
The winner will get to see their character in a short animation on the Cartoon Network France television channel which will be produced by students at Gobelins. The competition will close on Thursday 31st August and in early September, a jury consisting of representatives from Cartoon Network and Gobelins will decide the winner!
Cartoon Network And Pixelatl Launches Pitch Me Evolution Contest
Cartoon Network Latin America and the annual Pixelatl animation festival in Cuernavaca, Mexico have teamed up for another Pitch Me competition, this year’s competition has the title “Pitch Me Evolution”. The competition is an opportunity for aspiring animators to pitch their animated show ideas in front of content executives from Cartoon Network Latin America. Last year’s competition – “Pitch Me Anything” was an opportunity for animators to put forward their ideas for short-form cartoons for the Cartoon Network Anything app. Back in 2014, Alan Ituriel pitched his “Villainous” show idea for the Ideatoon contest at Pixelatl and it attracted the attention of Cartoon Network Latin America executives. Villainous started off from a concept and now it’s an animated short series which has been highly received by animation fans on the internet.
Competition participants must be over 18 years old and live in Latin America. The proposed animated short must have humour and must have a unique and innovative format that appeals to children aged between 6 and 11 years old and the proposed project must fit in well with Cartoon Network’s existing programming. Cartoon Network are looking for projects that could possibly be turned into 7 to 11-minute episodes for their YouTube channel. A maximum of fifteen finalists will be selected and the winner of the competition will get their pitch bible turned into an animated pilot.
The project submission deadline is Monday 17th July and the winner will be announced at the end of the Pixelatl animation festival. This year’s Pixelatl festival will be held between 5th-10th September.
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Today (08/05/2017), Cartoon Network Poland has launched their Cartoon Network Imagination Studios competition for 2017. The Cartoon Network Imagination Studios competition is an opportunity for children between the ages of 6 and 14 to get creative by creating their own characters, by writing and drawing storyboards or by producing a short animation. The competition for Poland starts today (08/05/2017) and ends on 2nd July. The competition has three different categories, character design, storyboarding and animation, the winner from each category will get to see their creation on the Cartoon Network TV channel. The winners will also receive a graphics tablet, a drawing board and a camera.
On the Cartoon Network Imagination Studios website, you can find out more about how cartoons are made, including everything from storyboarding to character design and animation. The Imagination Studios website has videos featuring Cartoon Network’s top talent include Steven Universe creator – Rebecca Sugar and Ben Bocquelet – creator of The Amazing World of Gumball and there’s drawing and story writing activities too.