Cartoon Network At Pixelatl 2017 Overview

Cartoon Network At Pixelatl 2017 Overview

Cartoon Network At Pixelatl 2017 Overview

Today (10/09/2017) is the final day of the 2017 Pixelatl Animation Festival in Cuernavaca, Mexico, so here’s an overview of the Cartoon Network related events that has happened so far:

Phase two of Cartoon Network Latin America’s animated shorts project – Villainous, was announced at the festival, in addition to the new shorts in December and digital episodes from October, a Villainous comic has also been confirmed and a pilot episode is currently in development. A short animatic (an animated storyboard) of Villainous was also shown at the festival. Also, everyone got a free exclusive poster and they also had the opportunity to get it signed by the show’s creator – Alan Ituriel and by crew members who worked on the animated short series.

Specially made statues of Finn, Princess Bubblegum, Ice King and Marceline from Adventure Time also Blossom, Bubbles and Buttercup from The Powerpuff Girls were all on display at the festival.

There was also a special We Bare Bears lecture with the show’s creator – Daniel Chong and with the show’s supervising director – Manny Hernández. During the lecture, both Daniel and Manny talked about how the show was developed from a web comic (Three Bare Bears) into a full animated series produced by Cartoon Network Studios. Some concept artwork were shown and there was an interesting fact that was shared about the show’s popularity in South Korea – the three bears, Grizzly, Panda and Ice Bear appeared as mascots during a baseball game in South Korea.

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Creator of one of Cartoon Network’s original “Cartoon Cartoons” Cow and Chicken (also spin-off series, I am Weasel) – David Feiss was also at Pixelatl to give a lecture on his thoughts on the future of animation, also he illustrated a skateboard featuring characters from his Cow and Chicken creation. During the skateboard painting session he was joined with Adventure Time comic book artist – Ian McGinty and also Mike Hollingsworth, the supervising director of Netflix’s BoJack Horseman, Alonso Ramirez Ramos – storyboard artist on Disney’s Gravity Falls and the writer and director of the animated movie – The Book of Life – Jorge Gutiérrez.

Also, the winning project of last year’s Pixelatl’s Ideatoon competition – Viking Tales has been greenlit by Cartoon Network Latin America for a series of animated shorts.

https://www.regularcapital.com/2017/09/cartoon-network-latin-america-greenlights-viking-tales-animated-shorts-series

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Cartoon Network At Pixelatl Animation Festival 2017 Schedule

Cartoon Network At Pixelatl Animation Festival 2017 Schedule

Cartoon Network At Pixelatl Animation Festival 2017 Schedule

Cartoon Network will be attending the 2017 Pixelatl animation, video games and comics festival in Cuernavaca, Mexico, this year’s festival will be held between Tuesday 5th September and Sunday 10th September. At the festival, the winner of Cartoon Network’s “Pitch Me Evolution” competition will be announced. The competition is an opportunity for aspiring animators to pitch their animated show ideas to Cartoon Network, a maximum of fifteen finalists will pitch their show ideas to a panel of Cartoon Network Latin America executives at the festival before a winner is selected. The winner will get to produce an animated pilot which will feature on Cartoon Network’s YouTube channels.

https://www.regularcapital.com/2017/05/cartoon-network-and-pixelatl-launches-pitch-me-evolution-contest/

On the first day of the convention (Tuesday 5th September) at 1pm, former Senior Vice President of Original Animation for Cartoon Network – Linda Simensky (now at PBS Kids) will talk about the past, present and future of animation in her “Then, Now, and What’s Next” lecture, she will use her past experiences as examples, including her time working on the original series of Cartoon Network’s The Powerpuff Girls.

http://elfestival.mx/en-US/content/72/968/THEN_NOW_AND_WHAT%E2%80%99S_NEXT%E2%80%A6.html

On Wednesday 6th September at 4pm, David Feiss – the creator of Cartoon Network’s Cow and Chicken, will talk about some animation industry secrets in his “The Secrets Of The Industry” lecture. David will also share his vision of the future evolution of animation IP and will offer advice on how to keep up to date in the industry.

http://elfestival.mx/en-US/content/72/977/THE_SECRETS_OF_THE_INDUSTRY.html

On Thursday 7th September at 10am, the creator of Cartoon Network Mexico’s Villainous – Alan Ituriel will be hosting a “Creating Artificial Life” workshop session, this session will be about developing characters and their personalities.

http://elfestival.mx/en-US/content/67/1037/CREANDO_VIDA_ARTIFICIAL.html

Also later on Thursday at 4.30pm, Jaime Jiménez – Director of Content for Cartoon Network Mexico, will also be doing a lecture on how to utilise a studio’s intellectual property for product licensing.

http://elfestival.mx/en-US/content/72/982/LICENSING_AND_INTELLECTUAL_PROPERTIES.html

On Friday 8th September at 1.30pm, Cartoon Network Mexico will be presenting their new animated projects in the “Cartoon Network: New IPs” panel, joining along in the session are Jaime Jiménez (Director of Content for Cartoon Network Mexico), Humberto Cervera (Content Producer for Cartoon Network Mexico), 2016 Pitch Me Anything finalist – Guillermo Rivas, who submitted his La isla de Jim (Jim’s Island) project to the competition and the winner of 2016 Pitch Me Anything – Gabriel Frugone, his winning submission was “Perrita del Espacio” (Little Dog From Space). The winner of the 2016 Ideatoon Contest at Pixelatl – Ivanobich Verduzco will also be at the panel, (his winning project was “Viking Tales”) along with Luispa Salmón – producer of visual content at Mighty Animation.

http://elfestival.mx/en-US/content/72/1022/CARTOON_NETWORK_NEW_IPS.html

Later on Friday at 6.30pm, there will be a special We Bare Bears lecture with the show’s creator – Daniel Chong and with the show’s supervising director – Manny Hernández. During the lecture, both Daniel and Manny will talk about how the show was developed from a web comic (Three Bare Bears) into a fully-fledged BAFTA award-winning animated series produced by Cartoon Network.

http://elfestival.mx/en-US/content/72/970/WE_BARE_BEARS_FROM_WEBCOMIC_TO_SERIE_DE_TV.html

Finally on Saturday 9th September at 10am, the creator of Villainous – Alan Ituriel will be doing a lecture about his short-form animation project with Cartoon Network Mexico. Alan will talk about the origins of the show’s concept, why it became an online phenomenon among animation fans in Latin America and he will also talk about his future plans for the show. Festival attendees will get an exclusive Villainous poster and there will also be an opportunity to meet Alan and some of the production crew during the autograph signing session.

http://elfestival.mx/en-US/content/72/992/CARTOON_NETWORK_VILLANOUS.html

We Bare Bears Wins Best International Animation Series For Kids At 24th International Trickfilm Festival Stuttgart

We Bare Bears Wins Best International Animation Series For Kids At 24th International Trickfilm Festival Stuttgart

We Bare Bears Wins Best International Animation Series For Kids At 24th International Trickfilm Festival Stuttgart

Cartoon Network Studios’ very own We Bare Bears has won the award for Best Children’s Animated Series in the “Tricks for Kids” category at the 24th International Trickfilm Festival in Stuttgart, Germany. The animation festival was held last week (02/05/2017 to 07/05/2017) and the winner was decided by a jury of directors and animators including Draško Ivezić, director and animator Jakob Schuh and graphic artist and director Robert Valley, fifteen shows were pre-selected for the prize out of a total of 160 shows. Congratulations to the show’s creator Daniel Chong, director Manny Hernandez, creative director Lauren Sassen and the whole We Bare Bears production team for winning the award.

We Bare Bears follows the misadventures of three bears, Grizzly, Panda and Ice Bear who try their best to adapt to human society but they always get into all kinds of comedic mishaps. An episode of We Bare Bears and an episode of The Powerpuff Girls were screened at the festival.

We Bare Bears season three will premiere on Cartoon Network Germany this August.

https://www.turner.com/pressroom/erfolg-f%C3%BCr-cartoon-network-beim-internationalen-trickfilm-festival-we-bare-bears

http://www.itfs.de/en/festival/award-winners/