07 06 - 2017

Winner announced for the 2ND “Cortos” contest launched by Ánima Estudios and Cartoon Network Latin America

CDMX, 7th June 2017.

Ánima Estudios and Cartoon Network Latin America have revealed the winner of their second animation contest “Cortos”, which received entries from 17 Latin American countries.

“Ram, Pam, Dam” by Gino Baldeon, Gustavo Castellanos and Miguel Angel Vélez, from Ecuador, won the contest from a pool of 172 different projects. Ánima Estudios will be producing the series’ first episode and Cartoon Network Latin America will feature it on its various platforms. The winners will receive a cash prize as well.

This year’s call for entries remained open from February through April and called for short form series concepts (episodes up to 3 minutes each). Participants presented highly original and innovative ideas, target audience was children 6 to 11.

As it was the case with the previous first edition (2016), the selection process was very difficult due to the enormous quality and variety of proposals received from Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Guatemala, Mexico, Panama, Peru and Uruguay, among other countries. The winner was selected based on its innovative concept, design, story, characters and technique.
“We are very happy with the huge response to this years’ contest. We were surprised by the astounding number of projects and their quality. Which once again corroborate our championing of the enormous creative skills of the Latin American creators”, said José C. García de Letona, COO at Ánima Estudios.
“At Cartoon Network Latin America, we feel rewarded with the answer we got in this year’s call for entries’. We are thrilled to keep supporting animation and young talent throughout Latin America, said Hernán La Greca, Senior Director, Original Productions, Cartoon Network, Boomerang and Tooncast Latin America.

These initiatives, between Cartoon Network Latin America and Ánima Estudios, intends to help support the animation industry in the region and promote new talent.

About Anima Estudios
Anima Estudios is Latin America’s biggest and most important animation studio. Since it was founded in 2002, it has produced several feature-length movies including “Top Cat”, “The Legend of Chupacabras” and “Wicked Flying Monkeys”, breaking box office records along the way. It has also worked on the production of highly successful series such as “El Chavo”, “El Chapulín Colorado” and “Teenage Fairytale Dropouts”. It is the first studio in Latin America to produce an original series for Netflix. Among its future projects are more feature-length movies, TV series, online series and mobile applications.

About Cartoon Network Latin America
Cartoon Network Latin America, a Turner Broadcasting System, Inc. 24-hour pay TV network, features the best characters in cartoon and live-action settings, including series, movies and video games, through a multiplicity of platforms including TV, internet, live events, licensed products, and mobile media. The channel is home to the largest cartoon library including award-winning original programming such as Ben 10, The Powerpuff Girls, Adventure Time with Finn & Jake, The Amazing World of Gumball, Regular Show, Clarence, Steven Universe, Uncle Grandpa and We Bare Bears. The network has also developed several hours of original local content in Latin America, premiering titles such as Another Week on Cartoon, Ping Pong Animado and the animated series Monica’s Gang, produced in Brazil with Mauricio de Sousa Produções. Cartoon Network launched on April 30, 1993 and is broadcast in over 61 million households in Spanish, Portuguese and English.