NickToons Animation Festival All This Month

(released 8/8/2007)

Nicktoons Network is having its fourth annual Nicktoons Network Animation Festival this month. Nicktoons Network will air one new short film entry throughout the month of August every night at 10 p.m. (ET), culminating with an hour-long "Best Of" special airing Friday, August 31 at 10 p.m. (ET). The special will feature the top 10 entries from around the world and will count down to the winner of the Grand Jury Award as decided by a panel of celebrity judges. Plus, one talented Grand Prize winner will be awarded the Nickelodeon Development Award -- a first-time prize of $20,000 for the winner to develop his or her original concept with the Nickelodeon Development team. This award and others will be announced at the live event hosted by Hal Sparks (voice of Tak in Tak and the Power of Juju, Talk Soup) on Friday, August 10 at the Nickelodeon Animation Studios in Burbank.

Previous winners include:

2004 - Timmy's Lessons in Nature by Mark Simon and Travis Blaise of A&S Animation in Orlando, Florida
2005 - La Revolution Des Crabes by Arthur de Pins from France
2006 - Ballad of Sheep 13 by Kyle McQueen of Vancouver, Canada

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