Toontorials Winner Of Cartoon Network Latin America’s And Pixelatl’s Pitch Me Evolution Competition

Toontorials Winner Of Cartoon Network Latin America's And Pixelatl's Pitch Me Evolution Competition

Toontorials Winner Of Cartoon Network Latin America’s And Pixelatl’s Pitch Me Evolution Competition

Cartoon Network Latin America and the Pixelatl Animation Festival has announced the winning project of their Pitch Me Evolution competition – Toontorials. This year, there were nine finalists, with Toontorials chosen as the winner. Toontorials was a pitch idea put forward by Mexican comic book artist – Axur Eneas and Mexico City based animation studio – Cinema Fantasma. Toontorials features animated tutorials for simple everyday tasks but made ridiculously over-complicated and unnecessary, an given example is finding a cyclops to open a can of beans. Axur Eneas and Cinema Fantasma have won $10,000 USD towards the production costs for a pilot episode, with an opportunity for the pilot to be publicly displayed on Cartoon Network Latin America’s digital platforms. Cinema Fantasma has previously worked with Cartoon Network Latin America to produce animated bumpers for the channel.

Regarding the winning project, Hernán La Greca, Senior Creative Director of Original Production at Cartoon Network said (translated):

“We are very happy to continue collaborating with Pixelatl and to once again give the opportunity to new talent in Latin America to display their creativity and have a place on our screens. The winning project was selected for its originality, humour and versatility, keeping in with what our fans expect from Cartoon Network’s entertainment experience on our YouTube channels.”

José Iñesta, Director of Pixelatl also added (translated):

“Pixelatl has established itself as the talent launching platform in the region, where the different disciplines, visions and proposals of artists come together and mix. Proof of the above is the trust that Cartoon Network has placed in the festival”.

http://www.revistaneo.com/articles/2017/09/11/cartoon-network-y-pixelatl-anuncian-al-ganador-de-pitch-me-evolution

http://www.todotvnews.com/news/Cartoon-Network-y-Pixelatl-vuelven-a-premiar-el-talento-latinoamericano.html

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.

#WeBareBears talk at #Pixelatl 's #ElFestival #Mezclate

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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

http://www.pixelatl.com

http://www.cartoonnetwork.com.mx

Cartoon Network Studios Welcome To My Life Emmy Nomination Voting

Cartoon Network Studios Welcome To My Life Emmy Nomination Voting

Cartoon Network Studios Welcome To My Life Emmy Nomination Voting

Elizabeth Ito, the creator of the Cartoon Network Studios’ animated pilot – Welcome To My Life has been encouraging people who are members of ATAS (The Academy of Television Arts & Sciences) to pledge a vote of support during the 2017 Creative Arts Emmy “For Your Consideration” nomination voting stage (running from Monday 12th June to Monday 26th June 2017), so if you are an academy member, please spend nine minutes to watch the pilot, and give it a vote if you like it.

Since its internet debut in April, Welcome To My Life has grabbed the attention of animation fans everywhere and the pilot has been watched over 1.6 million times on YouTube. Welcome to My Life follows the life of a young American monster named Douglas (nicknamed T-Kesh). However, it’s not easy for a monster to live alongside humans; even though to his classmates he appears to be a monster but really he’s a human in the inside. The short is formatted as a “mockumentary” and is an insight of someone’s life who struggles with their differences.

http://www.emmys.com/online-voting