April 2, 2007
NEW YORK – April 2, 2007 – Calling all animators! Nicktoons Network, Nickelodeon's 24-hour animation network, in partnership with Frederator Studios, the festival's production house, are seeking entries for the fourth annual Nicktoons Network Animation Festival. Animators from around the world can submit their work to the first and only multiplatform animation festival from Sunday, April 1st through Friday, June 1st. Entry forms can be downloaded on www.nicktoonsnetwork.com.

"This is the Animation Festival's fourth year, and we're certain it'll be the best one yet," said Keith Dawkins, Vice President and General Manager, Nicktoons Network. "We're excited to work with Frederator once again and are looking forward to receiving submissions from around the globe for a festival created for animators and lovers of animation alike."

"The film festival has allowed us to help independent animators reach a larger audience, which is very important to us," said Fred Seibert, Festival Executive Director and President, Frederator Studios. "We are also pleased to award prizes to indies to help them continue their work and realize their unique visions."

The Nicktoons Network Animation Festival, co-produced by Radar Cartoons, is on the hunt for a selection of original short films created in any style of animation that do not exceed 10 minutes in length. Submitted shorts will be chosen by a pre-selection jury and will be showcased on-air and online on Nicktoons Network with five half-hour episodes kicking off Sunday, August 26 through Thursday, August 30, in addition to a "Best Of" episode on Friday, August 31. A grand jury will select a $10,000 grand prize winner from the top ten films chosen by the pre-selection jury.

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