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Cartoon Network Launches First Ever SNAPTOONS Kids

Cartoon Network Launches First-Ever SNAPTOONS Kids
Exclusive opportunity for kids to learn the art of animation Bola Kampung style

Cartoon Network is inviting kids to animate their lives with the launch of SNAPTOONS Kids (Short New Asia Pacific Cartoons), an exciting initiative that allows budding animators to unleash their creativity. Kicking off with an on-air contest on Astro, 50 winners will have the chance to attend an exclusive workshop led by artists from Animasia, Malaysia’s leading animation studio and the creators of Bola Kampung, the hit series now on Cartoon Network.

Created in partnership with Astro, the contest will take place from August 1 to August 15, 2011 and kids should look out for the SNAPTOONS Kids spot on Astro’s channels for full details on how to enter the contest via Astro’s website.

“SNAPTOONS Kids continues Cartoon Network’s commitment to developing the animation industry in Malaysia and we’re looking forward to seeing the young creative talent emerging via this workshop. Last year we launched SNAPTOONS for professional animators to great success and wanted to extend it to our younger audience,” said Silas Hickey, Creative Director, Asia Pacific Animation Development, Turner Broadcasting System Asia Pacific, Inc.

Winners will join other budding animators at an exclusive workshop created in partnership with MDEC (Multimedia Development Corporation) and the Ministry of Education. During the session(s) the creators and artists of the Malaysian super-hit Bola Kampung will give the participants an in-depth introduction to storyboarding and character creation. Two sessions will be held – one in Penang and one in Kuala Lumpur.

For a chance to take part in the workshop slated for October, Cartoon Network fans are invited to submit their entry by filling in speech bubbles in a still image from the animated series Bola Kampung. The image can be found on Astro’s website (www.Astro.com.my/astrolife), along with the submission guidelines.

Bola Kampung airs on Cartoon Network (Astro Channel 616) during weekends at 8:00am.

For more information on SNAPTOONS Kids, SNAPTOONS or Cartoon Network, visit www.Astro.com.my/astrolife, www.snaptoons.org and CartoonNetworkAsia.com.

About Cartoon Network Malaysia
Launched in Asia Pacific in 1994, Turner Broadcasting System, Inc.’s (TBS) Cartoon Network offers the best in animated entertainment. Drawing from the world’s largest cartoon library of Warner Bros., MGM and Hanna-Barbera titles, the Network also showcases original series including Ben 10, Ben 10: Alien Force, Ben 10: Ultimate Alien, Generator Rex, Chowder, The Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy, The Powerpuff Girls and The Marvelous Misadventures of Flapjack. Located at Channel 616 on Astro, Cartoon Network is the number one channel for kids in Asia Pacific and is currently seen in over 63 million cable homes in the region. Online, Cartoon Network reaches nearly four million unique visitors a month in the region.

TBS Inc., a Time Warner company, is a major producer of news and entertainment product around the world and the leading provider of programming for the basic cable industry.

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