All Canadian citizens living in Canada or elsewhere have until Nov. 31 to submit their entries for Animax’s Canucks Cartoon Script Contest. Animax, a Los Angeles-based animation company that just opened a new studio in Toronto, is accepting seven-minute cartoon script entries online at www.animaxinteractive.com/canuck.
Co-founded by former SCTV star Dave Thomas, Animax has expanded its operations into Canada, where producer Patricia Burns will head production. Thomas recently sold the prime-time animated series Bob & Doug to Canwest Global. Set to premiere in January of 2009, the series is based on the Bob and Doug McKenzie characters created by Thomas and Rick Moranis for SCTV and the cult-favorite movie Strange Brew. Moranis will serve as an exec producer, but the voice of Bob Mckenzie will be provided by Dave Coulier of Full House fame.
Thomas and members of his Animax team will judge entries, along with noted agents, producers, writers and artists from both Canada and the U.S. Prizes will include the ‘Top Banana,’ a development option with Animax Ent. worth $2,500 (Canadian) and a beer. Second- and third-place winners will receive $1,500 and $1,000, respectively.
The script contest is open to all styles of writing, but Animax is particularly looking for concepts that target the tween, preschool and adult demographics. Scripts must be original and no longer than 10 pages in length.