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 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

Cartoon Network And Pixelatl Launches Pitch Me Evolution Contest

Cartoon Network And Pixelatl Launches Pitch Me Evolution Contest

Cartoon Network And Pixelatl Launches Pitch Me Evolution Contest

Cartoon Network Latin America and the annual Pixelatl animation festival in Cuernavaca, Mexico have teamed up for another Pitch Me competition, this year’s competition has the title “Pitch Me Evolution”. The competition is an opportunity for aspiring animators to pitch their animated show ideas in front of content executives from Cartoon Network Latin America. Last year’s competition – “Pitch Me Anything” was an opportunity for animators to put forward their ideas for short-form cartoons for the Cartoon Network Anything app. Back in 2014, Alan Ituriel pitched his “Villainous” show idea for the Ideatoon contest at Pixelatl and it attracted the attention of Cartoon Network Latin America executives. Villainous started off from a concept and now it’s an animated short series which has been highly received by animation fans on the internet.

http://elfestival.mx/en-US/content/72/702/VILLAINOUS_LUZ_VERDE_A_UNA_IP_MEXICANA.html

Competition participants must be over 18 years old and live in Latin America. The proposed animated short must have humour and must have a unique and innovative format that appeals to children aged between 6 and 11 years old and the proposed project must fit in well with Cartoon Network’s existing programming. Cartoon Network are looking for projects that could possibly be turned into 7 to 11-minute episodes for their YouTube channel. A maximum of fifteen finalists will be selected and the winner of the competition will get their pitch bible turned into an animated pilot.

The project submission deadline is Monday 17th July and the winner will be announced at the end of the Pixelatl animation festival. This year’s Pixelatl festival will be held between 5th-10th September.

For more information about Pitch Me Evolution, please follow the link below:

http://www.pixelatl.com/es-MX/contenidos/1E46422E-78EB-4437-A0E2-CBD15A5D3C9B/Cartoon_Network_produce_tu_idea.html

http://www.norteenlinea.com/noticias/ocio/pitch-me-evolution-cartoon-network-y-pixelatl-lanzan-la-segunda-edicion-de-su-convocatoria-creativa