Nicktoons Network Animation Festivale
Frederator Unites with Nicktoons Network to Provide the World’s First Multiplatform Animation Festival – Nicktoons Network Animation Festival
Grand Prize of $10,000; World-Wide Call for Entries Closes May 31, 2006
(New York - April 27, 2006)- After two successful festivals and thousands of entries received from around the world, Frederator Studios unites with the Nicktoons Network, the 24-hour animation network owned by Nickelodeon, and Kidscreen Magazine to produce the recently renamed Nicktoons Network Animation Festival. Animators from around the world can submit entries until Wednesday, May 31, 2006. Entry forms can be downloaded at www.nicktoonsnetwork.com.
“We’re thrilled to be involved in the third season of the Festival. We’ve set the bar high, but filmmakers from around the world keep surprising us with more innovative content,” adds Fred Seibert, festival chairman and president of the festival’s production house, Frederator Studios.
The Nicktoons Network Animation Festival is on the hunt for a selection of original short films created in any style of animation that do not exceed 10 minutes in length. Submitted shorts will be chosen by a pre-selection jury and will air on Nicktoons Network Aug. 26 through Aug. 31, 2006. Participant also have a chance to win the $10,000 festival grand prize, which will be selected by a grand jury.
Additional festival awards include: Producers’ Choice Award, Student Award, Diversity Award and “Shorties” Award, honoring top submission from a minor. Both the Diversity Award and “Shorties” Award are new to this year’s festival.The Nicktoons Network Animation Festival will kick off with a two-day live event at the Nicktoons Studios in Burbank, Calif. on Saturday, Aug. 12 and Sunday, Aug. 13, 2006.
About Frederator Studios
Frederator Studios (www.frederator.kz) has been making original cartoons since 1998, executive producing The Fairly Oddparents, Oh Yeah! Cartoons, and Random! Cartoons. Channel Frederator (www.channelfrederator.com) is the world's first and largest cartoon podcasting network, featuring submitted films from around the world.
About Nicktoons Network
Nicktoons Network, the 24-hour animation network owned by Nickelodeon, features a wide variety of programming that have defined kids' and animation lovers' television for more than 10 years. Targeting kids 6-14, Nicktoons Network features programming that is 75% exclusive to the channel, including Martin Mystery, My Dad the Rock Star, Corneil & Bernie, Kaput & Zosky and Yakkity Yak, as well as classic Nicktoons hits like Ren & Stimpy, Invader Zim, Ahhh! Real Monsters, SpongeBob SquarePants and The Fairly OddParents. In addition, Nicktoons Network is home to award-winning shorts that helped redefine kids' television. Nicktoons Network currently reaches 38 million homes via cable, digital cable and satellite, and can be seen on Cablevision, Charter Communications, Comcast Cable, Cox Communications, DirecTV, DISH Network and Time Warner Cable. Nicktoons, and all related titles and logos are property of Viacom, Inc. For more information, visit the company’s website at: www.nicktoonsnetwork.com.
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