Boomerang EMEA’s And Cyber Group Studios’ Taffy Nominated For A Toronto Animation Arts Festival International Award

Boomerang EMEA's And Cyber Group Studios' Taffy Nominated For A Toronto Animation Arts Festival International Award

Boomerang EMEA’s And Cyber Group Studios’ Taffy Nominated For A Toronto Animation Arts Festival International Award

Cyber Group Studios’ animated series – “Taffy” has been nominated for a TAAFI 2019 (Toronto Animation Arts Festival International) award in the “Best Kids Short Award” category. The animated show, produced in association with Turner’s Boomerang animation channel in the EMEA region (Europe, Middle East and Africa) and France Télévisions has been nominated specifically for show’s first episode – “Enter The Kitty”.

In “Enter The Kitty”, a raccoon named Scraggs is looking for food, but he hit the jackpot when he followed a nice food smell coming from Mrs. Muchmore’s mansion, after a battle with Mrs. Muchmore’s dog – Bentley and attempting to enter the mansion, Scraggs thinks of a plan, and that’s to pose as a cat, he finds a ribbon and label from a Taffy candy box after it was given to Bentley as a reward for scaring off the raccoon. Scraggs wears the ribbon, becoming “Taffy”, Bentley can see through his not so convincing disguise but Mrs. Muchmore is completely oblivious and “Taffy” is welcomed in as a pet. The opening credits to Taffy also summarises the show’s first episode.

The nominated episode – “Enter The Kitty” will be screened next Saturday (16th February) at the TAAFI animation festival in Toronto, Canada, the screening will take place at Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema located at 506 Bloor St. W in the city. The episode will be screened as part of the Saturday Morning Fun Time session which starts at 9am.

The TAFFI 2019 festival will be announcing the festival’s winners in an awards ceremony which will be held on Sunday 17th February at 3pm.

https://www.taafi.com/

http://www.taafi.com/saturday-morning-fun-time/

http://www.boomerangtv.co.uk/shows/taffy

https://www.cybergroupstudios.com/

More Info About Cartoon Network Events And Guests At Pixelatl Festival 2018: Villainous Panel And Pilot, Steven Universe Keynote, Viking Tales Talk

More Info About Cartoon Network Events And Guests At Pixelatl Festival 2018: Villainous Panel And Pilot, Steven Universe Keynote, Viking Tales Talk

More Info About Cartoon Network Events And Guests At Pixelatl Festival 2018: Villainous Panel And Pilot, Steven Universe Keynote, Viking Tales Talk

Pixelatl has announced more special guests that will be attending their animation, video games and comics festival next month, this year’s Pixelatl festival will be held between Tuesday 4th and Saturday 8th September, also a panel for Cartoon Network Latin America’s popular short-form series – Villainous, new short-form series – Viking Tales and a keynote lecture about show-writing on Cartoon Network Studios’ Steven Universe.

The Villainous panel is called “Villainous: Mexican Talent Without Limits” (Spanish Title: “Villanos: Sin límites”) and will be held on Saturday 8th September at 1.30pm. During the panel, the show’s creator – Alan Ituriel will be showing unpublished material including never seen before scenes, a brand new villain orientation video, and also a preview of the pilot for the series.

https://elfestival.mx/2018/en-US/content/72/1350/Villainous_Mexican_talent_without_limits.html

https://elfestival.mx/2018/en-US/speakers/1282/63/Alan_Ituriel.html

For the Steven Universe show-writing lecture – “Writing Steven’s Universe” (Spanish Title: “Escribiendo el universo de Steven”), Crewniverse members – Kat Morris (Supervising Director, screenwriter and storyboard artist) and Hilary Florido (Storyboard artist) will show and explain the show’s character development, all the way from the first thumbnails that were produced and also the storyboarding and directing process during the production of a episode. The Steven Universe lecture will be held on Thursday 6th September at 1.30pm.

https://elfestival.mx/2018/en-US/content/72/1342/Escribiendo_el_universo_de_Steven.html

https://elfestival.mx/2018/en-US/speakers/1265/63/Kat_Morris.html

Ivanobich Verduzco, the creator of Cartoon Network Latin America’s brand new animated short-form series – Viking Tales (Spanish title: Vikingos) will also be speaking at the festival on Thursday 6th September at 4pm. Mighty Animation, the company that produces the series and Ivanobich Verduzco were the winners of Pixelatl’s Ideatoon competition in 2016. During the session, Ivanobich will talk about the future of the series and what’s next for Reidar and his friends.

https://elfestival.mx/2018/en-US/content/72/1349/Cartoon_Network_introduces_Vikingos.html

https://elfestival.mx/2018/en-US/speakers/1237/63/Ivanobich_Verduzco.html

Cartoon Network Latin America and Mexican animation festival Pixelatl have teamed up once again for a animation pitching contest – Girl Power: Pitch Me The Future. The pitching competition will be an opportunity for female animators and creators to pitch their show ideas to Cartoon Network, however potential projects must fit into Cartoon Network’s editorial values, must be a original idea and different to anything else currently on the channel and must have a multiplatform approach, this may include short-form content or offer an interactive experience. Today, this year’s pitching competition finalists will be announced on Pixelatl’s social media accounts. The competition’s finalists will have the chance to pitch their ideas in-front of Cartoon Network executives at the festival.

Adventure Time director (53 episodes) and creator of Cartoon Network’s Welcome To My Life animated short – Elizabeth Ito will also be at the festival.

https://elfestival.mx/2018/en-US/speakers/1256/63/Elizabeth_Ito.html

The vice president of animation at Adult Swim – Ollie Green, known for her production work on Rick and Morty, Robot Chicken and many other series, will also be at the festival as a special guest.

https://elfestival.mx/2018/en-US/speakers/1228/63/Ollie_Green.html

Also attending the festival is Jayro Giron, Manager of Creative Affairs at Warner Bros. Animation, he has direct involvement of developing new original shows based on new ideas and based on existing successful properties from the Warner Bros. Animation library, Jayro oversees the production of the Wacky Races reboot and The Tom and Jerry Show.

https://elfestival.mx/2018/en-US/speakers/1263/63/Jayro_Giron.html

Former Senior Vice President of Original Animation for Cartoon Network – Linda Simensky will speaking her own masterclass session “The Future Of Children’s Content” which will take place on Thursday 6th September at 10.30am. Linda was behind the development of Cartoon Network’s original “Cartoon Cartoons” animated shows including The Powerpuff Girls, Samurai Jack, Courage The Cowardly Dog, Ed, Edd n Eddy and many more.

https://elfestival.mx/2018/en-US/content/72/1364/The_future_of_children%E2%80%99s_content.html

https://elfestival.mx/2018/en-US/speakers/1276/63/Linda_Simensky.html

TBS’s Final Space’s art director – Devin “DVO” Roth will also be at Pixelatl.

https://elfestival.mx/2018/en-US/speakers/1243/63/Devin_DVO_Roth.html

https://www.regularcapital.com/2018/07/pixelatl-2018-special-guests-alan-ituriel-creator-cartoon-networks-villainous-ollie-green-vp-animated-production-adult-swim/

https://www.regularcapital.com/2018/07/pixelatl-2018-ivanobich-verduzco-creator-of-cartoon-network-latin-americas-viking-tales-invited-as-special-guest/

https://www.regularcapital.com/2018/07/cartoon-network-latin-america-teams-pixelatl-animation-pitch-competition-girl-power-pitch-future/

https://elfestival.mx/

More Information About Cartoon Network At Annecy Animation Festival 2018 More Focus On Female Talent

More Information About Cartoon Network At Annecy Animation Festival 2018 More Focus On Female Talent

More Information About Cartoon Network At Annecy Animation Festival 2018 More Focus On Female Talent

Equal gender rights is currently a main subject within the media industry, whether it’s against the discrimination of woman or equal pay. Cartoon Network is an all-inclusive employer and does not discriminate on gender, sexual orientation, race or disability, they’re only interested if job candidates and employees have the skills for the job and if they’re a good fit for the company. To help tackle this ongoing issue, Cartoon Network is making an effort for the next generation of animation talent to break though, especially woman who aspire to work in the animation industry. Some of the most influential people working at the channel are in fact female, including the President of Cartoon Network – Christina Miller and also Rebecca Sugar – the creator of Steven Universe, who is also Cartoon Network’s first ever female solo show creator.

During the Annecy Animation Festival and side event MIFA (French: Marché international du film d’animation, English: International Animation Film Market) which is running throughout this week (Monday 11th to Saturday 16th June) The network has promised to fund and support a female animation student at The Animation Workshop animation school in Denmark. The co-creator of Cartoon Network’s The Heroic Quest of the Valiant Prince Ivandoe” – Eva Lee Wallberg attended the same school.

At Annecy on Thursday 14th June, there will be a special panel organised by Cartoon Network celebrating woman in the animation industry called “Cartoon Network Celebrate Women in the World of Animation”, speaking at the event will be Eva Lee Wallberg – the creator of The Heroic Quest of the Valiant Prince Ivandoe, Lauren Sassen – the creative director for Cartoon Network Studios’ We Bare Bears, Julia Pott – the creator of Cartoon Network’s newest animated series – Summer Camp Island and Patricia Hidalgo – Chief Content Officer, Turner EMEA & International Kids Strategy. The identity of CN’s first female Animation Workshop bursary recipient will be announced during the panel on Thursday. Today (11th June), industry groups Women in Animation and Les Femmes S’Animent held their world summit at the festival.

https://variety.com/2018/tv/news/cartoon-network-annecy-women-in-the-animation-business-1202839260/