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 USA Summer Camp Island Pilot Episode Now On YouTube

Cartoon Network USA Summer Camp Island Pilot Episode Now On YouTube

Cartoon Network USA Summer Camp Island Pilot Episode Now On YouTube

Cartoon Network USA has uploaded the full pilot episode for Summer Camp Island onto YouTube, the show will premiere on Cartoon Network very soon. The show is about two best friends named Oscar and Hedgehog staying at a magical summer camp full of mystery and wonder.

On Summer Camp Island, anything can happen and exist, it’s a place of witches and talking sharks and monsters hiding underneath beds and where everyday items are alive and can talk. The new show is created by British animation director – Julia Pott, known for her episode story-writing on Adventure Time. The pilot was developed at Cartoon Network Studios as part of their Shorts Development Programme. Previously, the Summer Camp Island pilot was only viewable via the Cartoon Network App.

More information about the pilot here:

https://www.regularcapital.com/2017/12/cartoon-network-usa-summer-camp-island-pilot-episode/

Hi Hi Puffy AmiYumi Pilot Episode Now On Vimeo

Hi Hi Puffy AmiYumi Pilot Episode Now On Vimeo

Hi Hi Puffy AmiYumi Pilot Episode Now On Vimeo

The pilot episode of Cartoon Network’s 2004 animated series – Hi Hi Puffy AmiYumi has been uploaded onto the Vimeo video sharing website. Thanks to the Vimeo user – Lincar Rox and to show director and co-founder of Renegade Animation – Darrell van Citters, the pilot episode is now online for everyone to see. Hi Hi Puffy AmiYumi follows the adventures of two female Japanese pop stars with completely different personalities: Yumi Yoshimura, a punk rocker and Ami Onuki, a cheerful girly-girl. Both characters are based off the real Japanese pop band Puffy AmiYumi.

The pilot episode is about seven minutes long and follows Ami and Yumi on their first ever trip to the United States, at first, they find America to be a strange place and have a few mishaps during their holiday, but then, they soon realised they’ve actually enjoyed their time in America. The pilot is an early concept of the show, the character and background designs have changed, and the band manager in the show – Kaz is absent from the pilot. The show’s creator – Sam Register is now the president of Warner Bros. Animation.

The pilot’s rough and clean-up animation was hand-drawn, scanned and then vectorised in Adobe Streamline and then coloured and compositioned in Flash, but when the show was greenlit, the production crew at Renegade Animation used Flash for the entire animation process.