Cartoon Network Studios Chooses Six Finalists For Its Inaugural Storyboard Artist Training Programme

Cartoon Network Studios Chooses Six Finalists For Its Inaugural Storyboard Artist Training Programme

Cartoon Network Studios Chooses Six Finalists For Its Inaugural Storyboard Artist Training Programme

Cartoon Network Studios has announced the finalists for its first ever Storyboard Artist Training Programme. The Storyboard Artist Training Programme is a 12-week long paid course on the fundamentals of storyboarding, specifically for content formatted for television.

More than 2,000 people have applied for the training programme, but six artists were specifically chosen based on their artwork portfolio and their ability to express storytelling through the use of art. The Cartoon Network Storyboard Artist Training Programme forms part of Cartoon Network Studios Academy’s Artists Incubator Initiative, which was developed in response to growing industry demand for storyboard artists for children’s animation productions.

Starting next Monday (4th February) until 26th April, the six finalists will be taught storyboarding techniques, dialogue writing, gesture drawing and expressing physical comedy through the use of drawings. The six finalists will also get production experience with various in-house production crews and will be taught by special guest instructors including Matt Burnett and Ben Levin (creator of Craig of the Creek), Owen Dennis (creator of the upcoming series – Infinity Train), Julia Pott (creator of Summer Camp Island) and JG Quintel (creator of Regular Show and the upcoming TBS series – Close Enough).

The chosen six Storyboard Artist Training Programme finalists:

Marcy Bones

Marcy is a storyboard artist who has worked in indie games, comics, and animation. Recently, she had a comic featured in Stacked Deck Press’s all-trans comics anthology, We’re Still Here, and has completed storyboarding work with independent video game developer and publisher – WayForward Technologies. Marcy is also developing a television pitch, The Other Town. She graduated of Savannah College of Art and Design.

Jazzlyn Weaver

Jazzlyn is a 2D artist who specialises in storyboarding and visual development. Jazzlyn has worked as a storyboard artist for the Universal Phoenix Group, and as a 2D artist for EsianMail, where she gained experience in visual development, storyboards, character design, sound and editing. She has a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Computer Animation from Sam Houston State University, and attended the 2016 UCLA Film & Television Summer Institute where she obtained her Certificate of Completion, Creative Producing.

Christine Le

Christine graduated from California State University, Fullerton with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Entertainment Art/Animation and a minor in Cinema and Television Arts. Christine previously was on Pixar’s Summer Story Intensive programme and also participated in Cartoon Network’s 2016 Animation Jam.

Alabaster Pizzo

While working for LA-based Shadowmachine Animation (known for its animation work on Robot Chicken, The Shivering Truth and Final Space), Alabaster completed backgrounds for Netflix’s upcoming Tuca and Bertie series. The New York’s School of Visual Arts graduate also previously worked as a storyboarder on Cartoon Network’s Summer Camp Island.

Brigitte Woltjen

Brigitte also attended New York’s School of Visual Art, she has worked as a freelance illustrator and created several of her own projects.

Miranda Harmon

Miranda has a Bachelor’s degree in Fine Arts and Art History from Maryland’s Goucher College. Miranda has worked as an illustrator, cartoonist and coloring assistant for clients including Cards Against Humanity, Lion Forge and Scholastic Books.

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Cartoon Network And Adult Swim Annie Awards 2019 Nominations

Cartoon Network And Adult Swim Annie Awards 2019 Nominations

Cartoon Network And Adult Swim Annie Awards 2019 Nominations

Today (3rd December), ASIFA-Hollywood has released their nominations list for the 46th annual Annie Awards which will be held on Saturday 2nd February 2019, at Royce Hall at UCLA in Los Angeles. The Annie Awards is an annual awards ceremony to honor exceptional animated productions and also honor individuals who have made significant contributions to the art of animation, an Annie Award is a highly regarded accolade for excellence in the field of animation.

Cartoon Network Studios’ sci-fi animated show – Ben 10 has received a nomination in the “Outstanding Achievement for Storyboarding in an Animated Television/Broadcast Production” category, specifically for the storyboarding work by Will Patrick. In the “Outstanding Achievement for Writing in an Animated Television/Broadcast Production”, Cartoon Network Studios has received two nominations, one for Craig of the Creek and the other for We Bare Bears. For the Craig of the Creek nomination, Matt Burnett (show creator), Ben Levin (show creator), Shauna McGarry, Jeff Trammell and Tiffany Ford have been specifically listed for their scriptwriting on the show. For We Bare Bears, Mikey Heller, Sang Yup Lee and Louie Zong have been listed as writers for the nomination.

Warner Bros. Animation’s animated movie, in association with Cartoon Network – Teen Titans Go! To The Movies has also received a nomination in the “Outstanding Achievement for Writing in an Animated Feature Production” category, the nomination has been given to the show’s concept developers – Michael Jelenic and Aaron Horvath. Warner Bros. Animation’s Unikitty!, produced for Cartoon Network has received an nomination in the “Outstanding Achievement for Voice Acting in an Animated Television/Broadcast Production” category for Unikitty’s voice actress – Tara Strong. The Tom and Jerry Show has received a nomination in the “Outstanding Achievement for Music in an Animated Television/Broadcast Production” for music by Vivek Maddala. Warner Animation Group’s motion picture – Smallfoot has received a nomination for “Outstanding Achievement for Music in an Animated Feature Production” credited to Heitor Pereira, Karey Kirkpatrick and Wayne Kirkpatrick.

Cartoon Network’s young adult nightly programming block – Adult Swim has received one nomination in the “Best General Audience Animated Television/Broadcast Production” category for an animated comedy-drama series that returned to the programming block this August – The Venture Bros.

Cartoon Network, Warner Bros. Animation And Adult Swim Annie Awards 2019 Nominations

Annie Award for Outstanding Achievement for Storyboarding in an Animated Television / Broadcast Production

Ben 10
Cartoon Network Studios
Nominees: Will Patrick

Big Hero 6: The Series Walt Disney Television Animation
Nominees: Trey Buongiorno

Disney Mickey Mouse Disney Television Animation
Nominees: Ramirez Ramos Alonso

Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Nickelodeon Animation Studio
Nominees: Kevin Molina-Ortiz

Star vs. The Forces of Evil Walt Disney Television Animation
Nominees: Sabrina Cotugno

Annie Award for Outstanding Achievement for Writing in an Animated Television/Broadcast Production

Big Mouth
Netflix
Nominees: Emily Altman

Craig of the Creek
Cartoon Network Studios
Nominees: Matt Burnett, Ben Levin, Shauna McGarry, Jeff Trammell, Tiffany Ford

Hilda
Hilda Productions Limited, a Silvergate Media Company, Netflix Inc. and Mercury Filmworks
Nominees: Stephanie Simpson

Star vs. The Forces of Evil
Walt Disney Television Animation
Nominees: Dominic Bisignano, Aaron Hammersley, Amy Higgins, John Infantino, Daron Nefcy

We Bare Bears
Cartoon Network Animation Studios
Nominees: Mikey Heller, Sang Yup Lee, Louie Zong

Annie Award for Outstanding Achievement for Voice Acting in an Animated Television/Broadcast Production

BoJack Horseman
Tornante Productions, LLC for Netflix
Nominees: Will Arnett

F is for Family
Wild West Television in association with Gaumont Television for Netflix
Nominees: Debi Derryberry

Pete the Cat
Amazon Studios, Alcon Television Group, LLC
Nominees: Juliette Donenfeld

Skylanders Academy
Activision Blizzard Studios
Nominees: Patrick Warburton

Unikitty
Warner Bros. Animation
Nominees: Tara Strong

Annie Award for Outstanding Achievement for Music in an Animated Feature Production

Dr. Seuss’ The Grinch
Illumination
Nominees: Danny Elfman, Tyler, The Creator

Early Man
Aardman Animations
Nominees: Harry Gregson-Williams, Tom Howe, Harry Gregson-Williams, Tom Howe

Incredibles 2
Pixar Animation Studios
#Nominees: Michael Giacchino

Ralph Breaks The Internet
Walt Disney Animation Studios
Nominees: Henry Jackman, Alan Menken, Phil Johnston, Tom MacDougall, Dan Reynolds

Smallfoot
Warner Bros. Pictures/Warner Animation Group
Nominees: Heitor Pereira, Karey Kirkpatrick, Wayne Kirkpatrick

Annie Award for Outstanding Achievement for Music in an Animated Television/Broadcast Production

Back to the Moon Google Spotlight Stories,
Google Doodles, Nexus Studios
Nominees: Mathieu Alvado

Disney Mickey Mouse
Disney Television Animation
Nominees: Christopher Willis

Elena of Avalor
Disney Television Animation
Nominees: Tony Morales, John Kavanaugh, Craig Gerber, Silvia Olivas, Rachel Ruderman

Tangled: The Series
Walt Disney Television Animation
Nominees: Alan Menken, Glenn Slater, Kevin Kliesch

The Tom and Jerry Show
Warner Bros. Animation
Nominees: Vivek Maddala

Annie Award for Best General Audience Animated Television/Broadcast Production

Big Mouth
Netflix

Bob’s Burgers
20th Century FOX Television/Bento Box Entertainment

BoJack Horseman
Tornante Productions, LLC for Netflix

Human Kind Of Cartuna,
Facebook Watch

The Venture Bros.
Adult Swim/Titmouse, Inc.

A full list of all the 46th Annie Awards nominations can be viewed on the link below:

http://annieawards.org/nominees/

Cartoon Network’s Craig Of The Creek Renewed For A Second Season

Cartoon Network's Craig Of The Creek Renewed For A Second Season

Cartoon Network’s Craig Of The Creek Renewed For A Second Season

Great news for creek kids everywhere, one of Cartoon Network’s latest hit shows – Craig of the Creek has been renewed for a second season, which means more imaginative adventures at the creek with Craig and his friends J.P. and Kelsey. The show has been held in high regard for its nostalgic childhood stories, episode storylines and relatable characters. The show has ranked in the top ten cable television premieres for boys aged between six and eleven years old and has been critically acclaimed by The Los Angeles Times for its “power of imagination” and by business publication – Fast Company for its “attention to inclusion and positive representation of minorities”. The show is co-created by three-time Emmy-nominated Steven Universe writers Matt Burnett and Ben Levin and is produced at Cartoon Network Studios in Burbank, California. The show was developed through the studio’s renowned Global Artists Programme which has outputted many Emmy award winning shows and has kick-started the careers of talented show creators and animators.

In May this year, the show was awarded a Common Sense Seal by Common Sense Media because of the diversity of its characters and inclusion of minorities. Common Sense Media awards television shows (or any form of media marketed towards children) if they have a positive social message for children and whether the content has positive role models or/and educational content.

The new season of Craig of the Creek will premiere on Cartoon Network USA in 2019, but there’s still new episodes from season one to air, season one of Craig of the Creek will continue from Monday 20th August, the new episodes will premiere on weekdays at 4pm ET/PT on the Cartoon Network USA television channel and are available on the Cartoon Network app and on various pay-TV providers’ VOD and on-demand streaming platforms.

From The Cartoon Network USA Press Release: “Craig of the Creek” Sails to Season Two

Cartoon Network’s hit original series Craig of the Creek is heading for more adventures with Craig, J.P. and Kelsey and a season two greenlight. Since its debut earlier this year, the groundbreaking show has been celebrated for the trio’s creative and imaginative escapades and spurred a groundswell of excitement from critics, fans across social media, and beyond. Craig of the Creek has also tapped into an emotional sense of nostalgia for audiences and connected with viewers through its relatable characters and universal storylines. The top 10 cable series in premieres among boys 6 – 11 has been hailed for its “attention to inclusion and positive representation of minorities” by Fast Company and by The Los Angeles Times for its “power of imagination.”

Craig of the Creek follows the precocious Craig as he leads his best friends J.P. and Kelsey on comical journeys at their neighborhood creek, transforming everyday afternoons into thrilling expeditions through imaginative play. Beginning Monday, August 20, new episodes from the current season will premiere weekdays at 4 p.m. (ET/PT) and are available on the Cartoon Network app and various TV providers’ VOD and on-demand streaming platforms.

Co-created by three-time Emmy-nominated Steven Universe writers Matt Burnett and Ben Levin, Craig of the Creek is executive produced by Cartoon Network Studios. The show was developed through the studio’s global Artists Program known for creating a pipeline of critically acclaimed, Emmy-winning shows and serving as a talent incubator for gifted animators.

Source: Nielsen Live+7 Program Based Data. Q2’18 (4/2/18 – 7/1/18). Rankings reflect delivery for premieres only, excludes replays. Cable series in premieres claim includes only series with at least 5 premieres in Q2’18.

http://www.thefutoncritic.com/news/2018/08/15/craig-of-the-creek-sails-to-season-two-309312/20180815cartoon01/#GTZ4tbMXR0YsyloO.99

https://www.cartoonnetwork.com/video/craig-of-the-creek/