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Friday, 21 August 2009

CBBC Revamps Short Form Animation Portal

The award-winning British channel CBBC has reinforced its commitment to British animation, announcing its online portal Cartoon Works is expanding to become a new destination to premiere short-form content from the UK animation industry.

CBBC has also commissioned brand new animation Muddle Earth based on the much-loved children’s books by Paul Stewart and Chris Riddell and Shaun the Sheep returns to screens this autumn in a series of new exploits.

"We're very excited by Cartoon Works which we hope will act as a creative cartoon playground for the UK animation industry," commented Steven Andrew, Head of Drama, Animation and Acquisition for CBBC.

"These new commissions are testament to the talented and creative community working in UK animation today, and the wonderful content that is being produced across the country."

Cartoon Works – CBBC’s popular online portal for animation which launched in 2008 – will premiere new and exciting short-form content made by British animators.

From autumn 2009, the online interactive creative playground will showcase brand new animation from budding under 18 amateurs through to established professionals.

• Cartoon Works Site: www.bbc.co.uk/cbbc/cartoonworks

(Be warned, this site take ages to load because of its structure to actually get to the animation gallery!)

• Anyone can submit animation, the best of which will be selected and showcased on www.bbc.co.uk/cbbc and then transmitted on the CBBC Channel in spring 2010.


• Further information will be available soon for animators interested in submitting projects.

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