Cartoon Network At Pixelatl 2017 Overview

Cartoon Network At Pixelatl 2017 Overview

Cartoon Network At Pixelatl 2017 Overview

Today (10/09/2017) is the final day of the 2017 Pixelatl Animation Festival in Cuernavaca, Mexico, so here’s an overview of the Cartoon Network related events that has happened so far:

Phase two of Cartoon Network Latin America’s animated shorts project – Villainous, was announced at the festival, in addition to the new shorts in December and digital episodes from October, a Villainous comic has also been confirmed and a pilot episode is currently in development. A short animatic (an animated storyboard) of Villainous was also shown at the festival. Also, everyone got a free exclusive poster and they also had the opportunity to get it signed by the show’s creator – Alan Ituriel and by crew members who worked on the animated short series.

Specially made statues of Finn, Princess Bubblegum, Ice King and Marceline from Adventure Time also Blossom, Bubbles and Buttercup from The Powerpuff Girls were all on display at the festival.

There was also a special We Bare Bears lecture with the show’s creator – Daniel Chong and with the show’s supervising director – Manny Hernández. During the lecture, both Daniel and Manny talked about how the show was developed from a web comic (Three Bare Bears) into a full animated series produced by Cartoon Network Studios. Some concept artwork were shown and there was an interesting fact that was shared about the show’s popularity in South Korea – the three bears, Grizzly, Panda and Ice Bear appeared as mascots during a baseball game in South Korea.

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Creator of one of Cartoon Network’s original “Cartoon Cartoons” Cow and Chicken (also spin-off series, I am Weasel) – David Feiss was also at Pixelatl to give a lecture on his thoughts on the future of animation, also he illustrated a skateboard featuring characters from his Cow and Chicken creation. During the skateboard painting session he was joined with Adventure Time comic book artist – Ian McGinty and also Mike Hollingsworth, the supervising director of Netflix’s BoJack Horseman, Alonso Ramirez Ramos – storyboard artist on Disney’s Gravity Falls and the writer and director of the animated movie – The Book of Life – Jorge Gutiérrez.

Also, the winning project of last year’s Pixelatl’s Ideatoon competition – Viking Tales has been greenlit by Cartoon Network Latin America for a series of animated shorts.