Cartoon Network Africa Launches Creative Lab To Seek New Talent And Produce New Content

Cartoon Network Africa Launches Creative Lab To Seek New Talent And Produce New Content

Cartoon Network Africa Launches Creative Lab To Seek New Talent And Produce New Content

Cartoon Network Africa has launched a new initiative called “Creative Lab”. With the new initiative, Cartoon Network Africa aims to create local short-form animated content especially for people living in Africa. In order to create the new content, Cartoon Network Africa is seeking new talent on the continent. The initiative is specifically looking for creators, writers, graphic artists and animation students to help produce the new projects. Prospective content producers can apply now up until 31st August, the initiative is open to African residents above the age of 18 or any Africa-based company.

Applicants are expected to submit a one-to-three minute short comedy project that will fit in well among Cartoon Network’s other programming. In September, Cartoon Network Africa will pick ten shortlisted projects and give each creator the opportunity to pitch in-front of CN’s team. The winner and two runners-up will be revealed at the DISCOP media convention in Johannesburg which will be held between 14th-16th November and will be given the chance to turn their project into a pilot which will premiere sometime in 2019.

Cartoon Network Africa’s Creative Lab is effectively the adult-targeted version of Cartoon Network’s Imagination Studios initiative. For Imagination Studios, children from all over Africa submitted their character drawings for the chance to see their characters made into a short episode.

The Head of Programming and Acquisition for Turner Kids Africa – Ariane Suveg, mentioned that there has been some really good and inspiring animation projects, including Punch Monkey Studios’ Cloud Life and wish to help support the African animation industry with the use of the new Creative Lab initiative.

“As sponsors of the DISCOP 2016 Animation Pitching Programme, we were exposed to some really inspiring local animation projects, We were so impressed by Cape Town-based Punch Monkey Studio’s amazing creative energy in the winning entry, Cloud Life, that the project has been traveling through the Turner group and is now in a development process with the Turner Asia Pacific production team! This just reinforces our need to invest in local content and our commitment to further mentoring talent in the African animation industry. We are honoured to be supporting local African animation talent through the Cartoon Network Africa Creative Lab. We look forward to seeing the entries and hope to see the winners flourish in their career as content creators, following the footsteps of some of Cartoon Network’s greatest talents.”

For more information about Cartoon Network Creative Lab and how to submit your project, please follow the link below:

http://www.cartoonnetworkhq.com/creativelab

http://kidscreen.com/2018/06/08/cartoon-network-launches-africa-creative-lab/

https://www.screenafrica.com/2018/06/08/technology/animation-graphics/cartoon-network-is-looking-for-new-animation-talent-in-africa/

Cartoon Network France Announces Imagination Studios 2017 Winner And New Animated Short

Cartoon Network France Announces Imagination Studios 2017 Winner And New Animated Short

Cartoon Network France Announces Imagination Studios 2017 Winner And New Animated Short

Cartoon Network France has announced the winner of their 2017 Imagination Studios competition, congratulations to Oscar for winning the competition, his winning entry was a character design featuring two attached cherries, with one holding a sword and another holding a book. With the help of students from Gobelins – L’École de L’Image, a world class visual arts and animation school based in Paris, Oscar’s two cherry characters have been transformed into an animated short called “Les Frères Cerise” (The Cherry Brothers in English). The winner was decided by a jury of representatives from Cartoon Network France and Gobelins, in total there were over 1,500 Imagination Studios competition entries, all from children aged between 6 and 12 years old.

Les Frères Cerise follows the adventures of two attached cherry brothers who have completely different personalities, one is an heroic adventurer who wields a sword and the other one has more of a “geeky” and less caring personality. The adventurer cherry attacks an anteater-like creature who has been trapping ants and the anteater steals the geeky cherry’s book. The cherry odd-couple set aside their differences and work together to attack the anteater and retrieve the book. In the end credits, it shows that the two cherries have liberated the ants after the battle.

The animated short can now be viewed on Cartoon Network France’s YouTube channel and will also be broadcast on the Cartoon Network France television channel.

https://www.regularcapital.com/2017/08/cartoon-network-france-imagination-studios-2017-competition/

http://imaginationstudios.cartoonnetwork.fr/concours/

Cartoon Network Africa Imagination Studios Shorts

Cartoon Network Africa Imagination Studios Shorts

Cartoon Network Africa Imagination Studios Shorts

Cartoon Network Africa has uploaded the four Imagination Studios shorts based on the winning entries of this year’s Imagination Studios competition onto their YouTube channel. Dida Bafor aged 8, Katlego Khambule aged 10, Maia Janse aged 11 and Zoё-Jane Mans aged 9 were this year’s Cartoon Network Africa Imagination Studios competition winners. Dida’s winning drawing – “Adventures of the Talking Pizza” has been transformed into an animated short called “The Great Escape”, which follows the story of two siblings – John and Lizzy who are also pizza slices. Katlego’s creation – The Doodling Duo has been turned into the animated short – “Attack of the Slug Monster”, Maia’s winning creation is entitled “Llama Drama” and Zoë-Jane’s winning entry is Smarter Phones. The winners of this year’s competition were excited to see their creations come to life by the production team and are now looking forward to see their creations on Cartoon Network next week for all their families and friends to see.

To produce the shorts, Cartoon Network has collaborated with several African media companies specialising in animation production, scriptwriting and sound production, including MyChild TV, Mind’s Eye Creative, Punch Money Studios and Audio Militia. The four shorts that can be viewed on Cartoon Network Africa’s YouTube channel are – Smarter Phones, Llama Drama, The Doodling Duo – Attack of the Slug Monster and The Great Escape. These shorts will air on Cartoon Network Africa from Monday 11th December.

Smarter Phones

Llama Drama

The Doodling Duo – Attack of the Slug Monster

The Great Escape

http://imaginationstudios.cartoonnetworkhq.com/

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCYXAcMNZRdYkR-vKV3OO1DQ

https://www.regularcapital.com/2017/11/cartoon-network-africa-imagination-studios-winners-shorts-to-air-on-11th-december/