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CN’s Snaptoons Hypes Southeast Asian Toons
Cartoon Network Asia’s Snaptoons, which seeks to peg the next generation of animation talent, has announced three finalists from Singapore and the completion of two animated shorts from Malaysia. The shortlisted finalists were chosen based on originality and creativity and must fulfill the Cartoon Network criteria of being fun, funny and character driven.
The three shortlisted titles from Singapore are 101 Ways: The World by Sabreena Shanu, Maxine Starr Last Vanguard of the Zodiac by Kane Wheatley-Holder, and DNA – Definitely Not Animals by Dreamforest Animation – production on these shorts is expected to wrap up by 2014. The completed Malaysian shorts are Blox Brigade by Unizaru (four minutes) and Ziro The Wizard…In Training by Tomato Animation (10 minutes); both took a year to complete.
“Original content lies at the heart of Cartoon Network and we’re seeing some refreshingly awesome ideas emerging from animators in Southeast Asia that have incredible potential,” said Silas Hickey, Regional Creative Director of Animation, Turner Broadcasting System Asia Pacific, Inc. “With the amazing support of both Media Development Authority of Singapore (MDA) and MDeC from Singapore and Malaysia respectively, Cartoon Network is committed to nurturing local talent and bringing SNAPTOONS to even greater heights in this region.”
Visit www.snaptoons.org for more information.