More Info About Cartoon Network Events And Guests At Pixelatl Festival 2018: Villainous Panel And Pilot, Steven Universe Keynote, Viking Tales Talk
Pixelatl has announced more special guests that will be attending their animation, video games and comics festival next month, this year’s Pixelatl festival will be held between Tuesday 4th and Saturday 8th September, also a panel for Cartoon Network Latin America’s popular short-form series – Villainous, new short-form series – Viking Tales and a keynote lecture about show-writing on Cartoon Network Studios’ Steven Universe.
The Villainous panel is called “Villainous: Mexican Talent Without Limits” (Spanish Title: “Villanos: Sin límites”) and will be held on Saturday 8th September at 1.30pm. During the panel, the show’s creator – Alan Ituriel will be showing unpublished material including never seen before scenes, a brand new villain orientation video, and also a preview of the pilot for the series.
For the Steven Universe show-writing lecture – “Writing Steven’s Universe” (Spanish Title: “Escribiendo el universo de Steven”), Crewniverse members – Kat Morris (Supervising Director, screenwriter and storyboard artist) and Hilary Florido (Storyboard artist) will show and explain the show’s character development, all the way from the first thumbnails that were produced and also the storyboarding and directing process during the production of a episode. The Steven Universe lecture will be held on Thursday 6th September at 1.30pm.
Ivanobich Verduzco, the creator of Cartoon Network Latin America’s brand new animated short-form series – Viking Tales (Spanish title: Vikingos) will also be speaking at the festival on Thursday 6th September at 4pm. Mighty Animation, the company that produces the series and Ivanobich Verduzco were the winners of Pixelatl’s Ideatoon competition in 2016. During the session, Ivanobich will talk about the future of the series and what’s next for Reidar and his friends.
Cartoon Network Latin America and Mexican animation festival Pixelatl have teamed up once again for a animation pitching contest – Girl Power: Pitch Me The Future. The pitching competition will be an opportunity for female animators and creators to pitch their show ideas to Cartoon Network, however potential projects must fit into Cartoon Network’s editorial values, must be a original idea and different to anything else currently on the channel and must have a multiplatform approach, this may include short-form content or offer an interactive experience. Today, this year’s pitching competition finalists will be announced on Pixelatl’s social media accounts. The competition’s finalists will have the chance to pitch their ideas in-front of Cartoon Network executives at the festival.
Adventure Time director (53 episodes) and creator of Cartoon Network’s Welcome To My Life animated short – Elizabeth Ito will also be at the festival.
The vice president of animation at Adult Swim – Ollie Green, known for her production work on Rick and Morty, Robot Chicken and many other series, will also be at the festival as a special guest.
Also attending the festival is Jayro Giron, Manager of Creative Affairs at Warner Bros. Animation, he has direct involvement of developing new original shows based on new ideas and based on existing successful properties from the Warner Bros. Animation library, Jayro oversees the production of the Wacky Races reboot and The Tom and Jerry Show.
Former Senior Vice President of Original Animation for Cartoon Network – Linda Simensky will speaking her own masterclass session “The Future Of Children’s Content” which will take place on Thursday 6th September at 10.30am. Linda was behind the development of Cartoon Network’s original “Cartoon Cartoons” animated shows including The Powerpuff Girls, Samurai Jack, Courage The Cowardly Dog, Ed, Edd n Eddy and many more.
TBS’s Final Space’s art director – Devin “DVO” Roth will also be at Pixelatl.