London and Annecy, Monday 15th June 2015: On its return to the Annecy Animation Festival 2015, to continue the search for the next generation of talent, Cartoon Network has announced a brand-new initiative – Cartoon Network Imagination Studios – a specially-created online destination to inspire and celebrate the imagination and creativity of kids.
Launching across EMEA in the coming months, Cartoon Network Imagination Studios will provide a sneak-peek behind the scenes of the “real” Cartoon Network Studios, giving kids a unique insight into the making of their favourite cartoons and encouraging them to let their imaginations run wild.
The channel’s own artists and creators, such as Ben Bocquelet (The Amazing World of Gumball), Rebecca Sugar (Steven Universe) and many more will accompany kids on their journey through the site, with tips and guidance on how to create their own characters, animate and tell stories. Kids will then be able to enjoy a wide range of activities featured on the site, including drawing, colouring, storyboarding, music, special effects, voiceover, movement and animation – leaving them best-equipped to begin working on their very own creations.
Select countries across the region will also offer children aged 6 – 12 the chance to enter their original creations – in the form of new character drawings, storyboards or animations – to Cartoon Network Imagination Studios Awards and be in with a chance of seeing their creations brought to life on air, on Cartoon Network. For more information visit http://imaginationstudios.cartoonnetwork.co.uk/