Cartoon Network Africa To Premiere African Made Animated Shorts At The FupiToons Film Festival

Cartoon Network Africa To Premiere African Made Animated Shorts At The FupiToons Film Festival

Cartoon Network Africa To Premiere African Made Animated Shorts At The FupiToons Film Festival

Cartoon Network Africa has partnered up with the African Animation Network (ANN) and South African cinema company – Ster-Kinekor for an animated film festival called FupiToons (Fupi, means short in Swahili), the festival is the first of its kind in Africa, purely focusing on animated productions made on the continent. The festival is aimed for kids between the ages of 2 and 12 years old and will feature a total of 114 animated short films.

Four animated shorts based upon this year’s winning submissions for Cartoon Network Africa’s Imagination Studios drawing competition will be screened at FupiToons before they premiere on Cartoon Network Africa TV channel on Monday 11th December. The four shorts are called Llama Drama (Maia Janse), Smarter Phones (Zoë-Jane Mans), The Great Escape (Dida Bafor) and Attack of the Slug Monster (Katlego Khambule). The festival will run alongside this year’s DISCOP Johannesburg media industry convention, which will be held between Thursday 26th October and Sunday 29th October.

To produce the shorts, Cartoon Network has worked with a bunch of African companies specialising in animation production, scriptwriting and sound production, including MyChild TV, Mindseye Creative, Punch Money Studios and Audio Militia.

https://www.regularcapital.com/2017/08/cartoon-network-africa-local-talent-to-produce-imagination-studios-shorts/

Ariane Suveg, the head of programming and acquisitions for Turner kids’ channels in Africa made this statement about this year’s Imagination Studios competition:
“We have been extremely impressed by the amazing, creative energy present within each of the partners and this energy, together with the imaginative entries received in this year’s Cartoon Network Imagination Studios competition, has reinforced our investment into localizing content and our promise to further mentor the African animation industry.”

Wendy Spinks, FupiToons Festival Director & Head of Content at AAN also said: “We’ve been astounded by the volume and quality of the submissions. We’re excited to announce the official selection of films. The festival covers a broad selection of animated shorts with something for everyone but, most importantly kids aged 2 – 12 years old. Having received 114 submissions, it was extremely difficult to include everything into a FupiToons block whilst also conforming to the Film & Publication Board regulations for the festival age demographic. In future editions of FupiToons Festival we intend to open the age demographic range up and have different blocks of content catering for a wider audience and variety of content.”

Screenings will take place at the Ster-Kinekor cinema at The Zone, Rosebank, Johannesburg on Friday 27th October at 5:30pm Saturday 28th October at 2:30pm & 5:30pm and Sunday 29th October at 2:30pm.

http://worldscreen.com/tvkids/turner-to-premiere-african-shorts-at-fupitoons-film-festival/

http://www.gautengfilm.org.za/news/news-archive/2017/oct-2017/1616-don-t-miss-the-fupitoons-films

Other Cartoon Network Events At SXSW This Week

Other Cartoon Network Events At SXSW This Week

Other Cartoon Network Events At SXSW This Week

The Powerpuff Girls reboot pre-premiere party and screening weren’t the only events Cartoon Network arranged at SXSW (South By Southwest Festival) this week, on Thursday 17th March, Cartoon Network hosted a panel at the Austin Convention Center called “Cartoon Network: Disrupting with Post-Its and Pencils”, featuring Ian Jones-Quartey (Animator/Supervising Director for Steven Universe, creator of the Lakewood Plaza Turbo animated short), Julia Pott (Creator of Summer Camp), Kyle Carrozza (Creator of Mighty Magiswords), Pete Browngardt (Creator of Uncle Grandpa) and Rob Sorcher (Global Content Officer for Cartoon Network). The panel humorously explained that the use of pencils and Post-it notes to draw ideas helps with creativity and is influencing the future of storytelling. Cartoon Network is known for its Emmy and Peabody Award-winning formula by putting creators first, encouraging digital collaborations, and having a high level of flexibility in creativity.

http://schedule.sxsw.com/2016/events/event_PP53331

On Monday 12th March, Cartoon Network and Lego hosted a joint panel, this is to reflect on the current collaboration and partnership between Cartoon Network and Lego, with shows such as Ninjago: Masters of Spinjitzu, Mixels and Lego: Nexo Knights. Jill Wilfert (Vice President of Licensing and Entertainment at Lego), Michael Moynihan (Vice President of Marketing at Lego), Michael Ouweleen (Cartoon Network’s Chief Marketing Officer) and Tramm Wigzell (Vice President of Multi Platform Development for Cartoon Network Studios) were present at the panel.

http://schedule.sxsw.com/2016/events/event_PP53229

SXSW Powerpuff Girls Reboot Party

SXSW Powerpuff Girls Reboot Party

SXSW Powerpuff Girls Reboot Party

Last night (14/03/2016) was the pre-premiere party for the Powerpuff Girls reboot at the SXSW (South By Southwest) Music, Film and Interactive festival in Austin, Texas. Needless to say, Cartoon Network made sure that the event didn’t go unnoticed. The event consisted of a parade and giant Powerpuff Girls shaped balloons, as well as three different tents, Blossom’s Supersnacks (served sweet treats for guests), Buttercup’s Powerdome (features interactive games) as well as Bubbles’ Boutique stall, and of course The Powerpuff Girls themselves. This all happened before the main event, the world premiere screening of the new series of The Powerpuff Girls on an outdoor cinema screen.

It's the final countdown! #PPG

Posted by Cartoon Network on Sunday, 13 March 2016