Television

Cartoon Network to explore Indian talent for 'Snaptoons'

MUMBAI: Kid‘s channel Cartoon Network has announced a pan Asian initiative titled Snaptoons - Short New Asia Pacific Cartoons, by scouting for emerging talent across its key markets in Asia, is slated to kick off on 18 October.


The network is looking to invest in funding, backing and developing new and original ideas that lend itself to animation, is targeted at kids and must either have a universal or regional appeal. Thus, Cartoon Network is looking for poets, artists, amateurs, professionals, students, individual animators, animation studios, to send in their pitches and see their creations come to life.


This programme will identify scripts and shortlist 30-40 entries for what they call a ‘bible synopsis‘ by the end of this year. From these pitches, ten will be green lit and each will be developed into full pilot episodes of 7-10 minutes each. The commissioned ten will have their world premiere on Cartoon Network across the Asia Pacific feeds. Depending on the response, these will be created into a feature film or full series episodes.


Turner Entertainment Networks Asia, Inc (TENA) creative director Arnab Chaudhuri threw light on the concept of a ‘bible synopsis‘ with reference to a half hour animated series Class of 3000. This will be launched next year wherein Outkast‘s Andre Benjamin is the central character. Chaudhuri will be heading operations for Snaptoons in India.


Forseeing potential in the animation industry and expecting it to soar up to Rs 950 million by 2009, Turner Entertainment Networks Asia, Inc (TENA) senior vice president and general manager Ian Diamond said, "Being the vanguards of original production, both live action and animation, it is our duty to raise the bar and create a platform for local animated productions."
 
 
 
 
 
Diamond added, "It is our responsibility to provide a platform for Indian talent to rightfully take a place on the global animation stage. Snaptoons is a serious, ongoing initiative designed to connect, discover and nurture creative brilliance that exists throughout Asia and will showcase the enormous potential that abounds in the region. This initiative will forge a relationship between that talent and Cartoon Network‘s extensive global production infrastructure to help develop the next generation of ground breaking animation."


A similar project was conducted in the US titled ‘World Premiere Toons‘ which identified the creators of the Power Puff Girls, Johhny Bravo and Dexter. "This approach has been extremely successful at a global level; toon icons such as The Powerpuff Girls, Courage The Cowardly Dog and many more, were born out of a similar campaign, and today, they are firmly entrenched in the animation hall of fame. This unique opportunity is an ongoing partnership between Cartoon Network and the local talent and I look forward to creating the next global Cartoon Network hit from this country," says Diamond.


Chaudhuri added, "For the network and the brand the ‘Characters are King‘ and now we are looking for the next generation of creators."


The broad parameters that creators could keep in mind while developing the concept would be to ensure that their concept is kid related, is character driven with a good dose of comic action. Additionally, in terms of design and creative vision it should be fun, funny, fearless and importantly, should have the potential to be commissioned as full series and/ or a feature film.


The two channels from the Turner stable (Cartoon Network and Pogo) according to Diamond have clocked a 22 per cent growth in ad sales revenue and currently Cartoon Network secures a 30 per cent market share in the kids genre, while Pogo marked 23 per cent. Diamond sees India as having immense potential and it optimistic about India‘s contribution to this new initiate.


For more information on the programme, the participants can visit the Snaptoons website on www.SNAPTOONS.org. The deadline for enteries is 31 December 2006

Latest Reads

http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2017/06/26/agarwal.jpg?itok=IE4iFPUe
Gaana acted on users' desire to share, says COO Prashan Agarwal

Listening to Gaana is no longer a solitary pursuit, limited to one’s headphones, car or room… with Gaana Social, users can share their music with anyone, anywhere, anytime - spreading the joy that only music can bring.

Television TV Channels Music and Youth
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2017/06/24/FIFA-Story.jpg?itok=-v_bg075
U-20 & U-17 FIFA '19 bidding for host launched, Sony to telecast U-17 in seven countries

Broadcasters, OTT/VoD platforms and digital companies are looking forward to entertaining and engaging viewers by providing the best adrenalin. Sports lately is the genre which is in vogue. Leading broadcast and streaming companies are seeking out avenues and sporting event opportunities to keep...

Television TV Channels Sports
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2017/06/24/Brooks_Meek-Anthony_Moore.jpg?itok=5ynTynEr
India among prospects to train at NBA Academy

MUMBAI: The National Basketball Association (NBA) and Basketball Australia (BA) has announced the official opening of The NBA Global Academy, an elite basketball training center at BA’s Centre of Excellence at the Australian Institute of Sport in Canberra. The NBA Global Academy will serve as the...

Television TV Channels Sports
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2017/06/24/Prannoy_Roy-Radhika_Roy.jpg?itok=U3wkYBz0
NDTV resolutions confirm re-appointment of Roys & sale of subsidiaries

MUMBAI: NDTV, in a communique to the secretary, BSE Limited, and assistant VP, Listing Department, National Stock Exchange of India, signed by the company secretary Navneet Raghuvanshi, confirmed that four special resolutions as mentioned in the Postal Ballot Notice dated 11 May, 2017, have been...

Television TV Channels News Broadcasting
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2017/06/24/Carlos-Amoros.jpg?itok=nKVSW3ay
Tripleplay to provide Atlético de Madrid stadium tech solution

MUMBAI: Tripleplay, a leader in the development of Digital Signage, IPTV and Video Streaming Solutions, has been chosen by Atlético de Madrid to implement its technology at the brand new, 68,000 capacity, Wanda Metropolitano Stadium in Madrid this July.

Television TV Channels Sports
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2017/06/23/ntony_0.jpg?itok=s8hztsgm
Roy C. Anthony joins Ventuz Technology as VP - creative development & ops

Roy C. Anthony, a leading figure in the digital creative world, has joined Ventuz Technology AG. For over 20 years, Roy has been a force of innovation in fields ranging from VR, film, event and staging environments. Pushing boundaries in large scale interactive immersive display technologies, he...

Television TV Channels People
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2017/06/23/zee.jpg?itok=em5ZBwe8
Zee Cafe targets 20-40-yr-olds with BBC First drama

MUMBAI: Zee’s English entertainment channel Zee Café has partnered with BBC Worldwide to bring award-winning premium British drama to its audience. Starting from 26 June, the channel will host BBC First content block with 11 new shows set to air every weeknight at 10pm time slot. The channel has an...

Television TV Channels English Entertainment
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2017/06/23/Dhimant%20Parekh.jpg?itok=7Qv1DKpo
HistoryTV18: #BossWomen to tell stories of Indian women

NEW DELHI: #BossWomen, a weekly video series showcasing the stories of extraordinary Indian women, has commenced telecast on HistoryTV18. The programme is part of a first-of-its-kind digital collaboration with disruptive tech-media platfvorm The Better India. The first episode is on with the story...

Television TV Channels GECs
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2017/06/23/DD-800x800.jpg?itok=mThViP0X
Doordarshan: Soaps & travelogues make Arun Prabha shortlist, presentations early July

NEW DELHI: The producers of the 390 proposals in nine genres which have been shortlisted for soon-to-be-launched DD Aruna Prabha for the northeast have been asked to make their presentations in DD Headquarters in Delhi from 6 to 10 July. All the shortlisted productions are in the commissioned...

Television TV Channels Terrestrial

Latest News

Load More

Sign up for our Newsletter

subscribe for latest stories