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Frederator Studios Blogs | The Nicktoons Network Animation Festival
Nicole Mitchell receiving the first of her two awards
Thanks to everyone who showed up for the big Nicktoons Network Animation Festival party here at the Nick Studio in Burbank Friday night. More than 300 people attended, and a good time was had by all.
Hal Sparks was on hand to announce the winners of this year’s festival, and these were the results:
– Nick Development Award - “Zoologic”, Nicole Mitchell
– Grand Jury Prize - “Zoologic”, Nicole Mitchell
– Producers’ Choice Award - “St Laleeloo”, Jiwook Kim
– Student Award - “Bare”, Andy Lyon
– Diversity Award - “Feb-18-05″, Javier Barboza
Here’s the scoop on the Viewers’ Choice voting for this year’s Nicktoons Network Animation Festival.
First a note from Nicktoons Network, the ones running the voting:
“The festival takes over the month of August on-air and online! Starting August 1st, one short will be showcased every night at 10p where viewers can go online or text their vote if the short “Rocks or Rots” and enter into the “Rocks or Rots” sweepstakes, all leading up to the final one hour “Best Of” special on August 31st at 10pm, announcing the award winners including the Grand Jury Prize ($10,000), the Nick Development Award, and the Viewer’s Choice (“Rots or Rocks”) Award.”
First of all, that’s 10:00 p.m., EDT, or New York City time.
Anyway, if you’re on the east coast of the United States, these shorts will begin on the Nicktoons Network promptly at 10:00 p.m. If you live elsewhere in the country, you’ll have to do the math as to when it airs in your time zone. Here’s the schedule:
8/1 L’amie De Zoe - MAKE (Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA)
8/2 Icarus - Adam Swaab (Sherman Oaks, California, USA)
8/3 Saalis - Aiju Salminen & Saara Knottinen (Helsinki, Finland)
8/4 Sonadora - Andrea [Read more…]
Okay, I figure by now you’re sick of all the press dedicated to this year’s panel of judges for the Nicktoons Network Animation Festival. No, wait. You probably haven’t heard anything about this year’s panel of judges for the Nicktoons Network Animation Festival. Until now, that is.
In 2007, we continue the tradition of having stellar folks in the animation industry judge the festival. Here they are:
First of all, thanks to the hundreds of filmmakers who submitted their work to the 2007 Nicktoons Network Animation Festival. Lots of great stuff, as usual, including more than a few we couldn’t air due to content (it’s for a Nickelodeon network, after all). Beginning Wednesday, August 1, you, the viewer, can see a different short every night through the month at 10:00 p.m., New York City time. The month will culminate with all films being shown, back to back, on Friday, August 31, topped off by a one-hour best-of special which will include the winners in the Diversity, Student, Producers’ Choice, Grand Jury, and Nick Development Award categories.
You look like the kind of person who would draw a jump cycle and not have the common courtesy to put in some follow through. What do you think your doing! Get off the Internet, stop working at your so called “job” to pay your “bills”, and get to work on your film! You think you’ll be the next big animator by just setting there? You’re just gonna go through life telling people about this great idea for a film you have, but you’ll never do it! You’re too lazy, you think, “Oh, I’ll just wait for my ship to come in.” Well guess what buster, this is your ship and its about to set sail because your to much of a dingy to get on. You think John Lasseter was sitting around twiddling his thumbs, going “Maybe I’ll make a film for next year.” No! He was working with [Read more…]
Tip #7 Dedicate your film to a fake person who died of something. People will clap and applaud when they think you did that crappy animation of a cow ninja who fights a diary farmer for someone who passed away.
This film may have taken an afternoon to create, be two minutes long, and mostly contain credits, it was voted t#38 of the 50 Greatest Cartoons and is the shortest classic ever. Though not very funny by today’s standards, it paved the way for short, off the wall cartoons.