Cartoon Network to air Indian kids shorts on 14 Nov

MUMBAI: Aspiring child cartoon filmmakers will have their day in the sun. On 14 November Cartoon Network will showcase six animation shorts based on stories submitted by kids at the annual Childrenz Animation Workshop organised by Toonz Animation Studios.

As part of the workshop the winners got the opportunity to work with the Toonz Animation animators in fine-tuning their story-boards, scripts, characters, as well as choosing the style of animation, background of their own films and colouring the models for the final inking and painting.

The six films ranging from 2.5 - 3.5 minutes in duration took over six months to complete and have been produced using different animation styles like Flash Animation, Traditional 2-D Animation, and Claymation. Interestingly, some of the kids have even done the voicing for their films. The children also underwent a basic training course in animation as well as attended lectures.

The films being aired include 123 Math Toon from nine year-old, Akhilesh Anandh from Bangalore. It deals with a teacher takes his students on an excursion to Math Land11-year old, Manasa Rao from Hyderabad created Cute Bunny using Clay Animation - Stop Motion. This funny story deals with a banana peel who tries to make the Cute Bunny slip.

14-year old, Prameeda Mohan from Trivandrum made The Rhythm Of Nature using 2-D Hand painted (Fully painted by poster colour). The story revolves around an arrogant tree that learns the lesson of friendship the hard way. 

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