“We are excited that during the past few weeks over 1,000 talented animators have chosen Aniboom as the community to share their talent”, said Larry Lieberman, Aniboom’s Chief Marketing Officer, ”Our partnerships with these leading media companies provide
New York, NY (PRWEB) December 24, 2009
Aniboom, the world's first virtual animation studio, announces the winners of three of its talent recruitment competitions -- FOX's Holiday Animation Challenge, The History Channel's People Speak Competition, and Marvel's Motion Comics Competition. Each competition gives animators new chances at professional opportunities across the wide medium of commercial animation, ranging from comedic television cartoons to dramatic prime time animated shorts to online Motion Comic Books.
Aniboom is showcasing The Grand Winner to Aniboom's Marvel Motion Comics Competition, complete full-length animated comics based on best-selling Marvel titles starring Hulk, Wolverine, and Nova.
The $10,000 Grand Prize and the chance for exposure on Marvel.com, the top comic book site on the web, went to John Griffith, The Stronger Motion Comic. Aniboom has received over 10 hours of Motion Comics from animators hailing from 24 countries. Their other finalists from the first round are, Eric Hunn for The Worst Part About Getting Your Memories Back , Justin Acree for Nova All for One, Mike Peraza for Nova Mojo and Australian Pryce Duncalf for All for One, who animated the Hulk Vs. Wolverine story. The two Wildcard winners are Luis Felipe Nunez Velazquez's Fragmented Memories and Arnaud Faure for Nova: All For One.
FOX and Aniboom have unveiled the Winner of their Holiday Animation Challenge, a search for FOX's next big animated holiday special. Out of the over 500 submissions from 22 countries submitted, the Finalist animators, each awarded $5,000 had a one in five shot at the Grand Prize.
The Winner who has the opportunity to see his cartoon broadcast on FOX TV, and won an additional $10,000 Grand Prize plus the opportunity to get a development deal is American based, canadian animator Jay Malone's Christmas animation, who tells the story of Santa going to rehab for over-eating
The other finalists are, Sean Worsham for Halloween animation, whose animation tells a frightful tale of an evil monster fighting a little girl, Brian Garrison for Ghost Squad, who turns the ghost hunter profession on its ear, Stephen Leonard for My Life Plus Animals Thanksgiving whose beloved slacker characters Abe and Johnson take on Turkey day; and Yotam Perel for The Dangers of Halloween who creates a news broadcast more frightful as Halloween itself.
The animations used great historical texts read by celebrities like Matt Damon, Morgan Freeman, and Sandra Oh, provided to the competition by HISTORY.
A late Wildcard winner Carlos Rivera with Spare a Dime plus the Five Finalists vied for the $10,000 Grand Prize and $15,000 development deal with The History Channel. Over 300 submissions from animators across 23 countries entered. The Finalists included American theater group Tiny Circuss for This Order Cannot Endure, Italian animator Antonia Nardella Statement to the Court, Israeli animator Avi Graiver's The Low Road and Austrian animator Gabe Aronson for Opposing a Social Order.
These professional opportunities at Aniboom, whose community boasts over 8,000 individual animators, continue to drive professional talent to the site in larger numbers every day. Aniboom's competition Finalists and the large community on the site come from countries across the world, including the United States, UK, Austria, China, Japan, Australia, Israel, and Russia. Through Aniboom, animators are given animation industry leading opportunities that will help build their portfolios and access to world leading entertainment companies.
Aniboom (http://www.Aniboom.com ) is the premier virtual animation studio that partners with untapped talent around the world to create, produce and distribute unique and high-quality animation creations. Utilizing the web in an effort to seek out the best global talent, Aniboom's vibrant community of world class animators and animation enthusiasts cultivates and develops content intended for commercial application across the realms of TV, Film, Advertising, Digital Video-Gaming, Web, and Mobile Content worldwide. With investors such as Draper Fisher Jurvetson, DFJ Tamir Fishman Ventures, and Evergreen Venture Partners, experienced entertainment and new media executives, and a global community of professional animators, Aniboom's unique virtual studio model has set a new standard on how animated content is created, fostered, and gained commercial success. Aniboom is based in Israel and has offices in New York and San Francisco.