animation

"Birds of Tomorrow" by Lee Corey

[itvt] is pleased to present " Birds of Tomorrow ," a cartoon that was made especially for TVOT SF 2017 by Lee Corey of Coreytoons ( www.coreytoons.com ). Stay tuned for announcements about the next TVOT show, coming soon!

Canwest Broadcasting's Showcase Launches "Interactive Motion Comic" for New Series, "Lost Girl"

--Animated Comic Lets Users Choose their Own Adventure
Showcase, a channel operated by Canwest Broadcasting , contacted [itvt] Tuesday to let us know that it has teamed with Bedlam Games and Prodigy Pictures to develop an "interactive motion comic" to anchor a fan site that the companies have launched for the upcoming supernatural series, " Lost Girl " (note: in addition to the animated interactive comic, the site--located at http://showcase.ca/lostgirl , and billed as providing users with "an all-access pass to additional narrative...

Showtime Offering Multiplatform/Interactive Enhancements for "Dexter"

--Enhancements Include Original Animated Webisodes, Interactive Video Game on YouTube
Premium programmer, Showtime Networks , has launched a range of multiplatform and interactive enhancements for its original series, " Dexter " (centers on a serial killer with a strict moral code, played by Michael C. Hall, who delivers vigilante justice). The enhancements include: A 12-part animated Web series, entitled "Dexter: Early Cuts," which is slated to launch on Showtime's Web site (sho.com) and on VOD platforms on October 25th, and which is intended to show...

RDF, Artificial Life Partner on Avatar-Driven Interactive TV Show for the US Market

--Show Is Based on Artificial Life's MoPA-TV Platform
RDF Digital USA --an arm of RDF USA, the production company behind such shows as ABC's "Wife Swap" and Lifetime's "How to Look Good Naked"--and Artificial Life --a Los Angeles- and Hong Kong-based company that provides avatar-driven interactive TV solutions (note: for more on the company, see the article published on itvt.com, July 21st )--announced Monday that they are partnering to produce an animated interactive TV series, entitled "Sleuths," for the US market. The show...

Children's Programmer, qubo, to Broadcast User-Generated Animations

--Animations Developed Using zinc Roe's "Zimmer Twins" Application
Children's programmer, qubo , will this Thursday begin airing user-generated animated short films on its own channel, as well as on its broadcast blocks on ION Television, NBC and Telemundo. The films were developed under the auspices of a promotion called quboPic that invited viewers to log onto qubo.com to create short animations using a storytelling Web application, called "Zimmer Twins," that was developed by zinc Roe design , a company that specializes in Flash...

GoAnimate Adopts SaaS Model for its User-Generated Animation Platform

--Cartoon Network Using Platform to Power "Toon Creator" Service, Contest
GoAnimate , a company which offers an online platform that is billed as making it easy for anyone to create their own animations, announced last week that it is making its platform available via a software-as-a-service (SaaS) model, so that companies can deploy its animation capabilities on their own Web sites in order to increase "brand interaction." "For the last year at GoAnimate.com, we have been helping major brands from hip-hop stars like Akon to...

New UK Cartoon Network Web Site to Offer Interactivity, Social Networking, Personalization

Turner Broadcasting announced Wednesday that it will launch a new UK Web site for its Cartoon Network children's channel, June 16th, that will heavily feature interactivity, community and personalization. Among other things, Turner says, the site will offer a social-networking service, called "My CN," that will allow children to interact "safely" with one another, using a range of pre-selected statements and messages. Visitors to the site will also be able to customize its look, using...

AT&T to Offer Exclusive US Premiere of New "Wallace and Gromit" Film on its IPTV VOD Service

--Premiere is Part of Three-Screen Promotional Deal with Aardman Animations
US incumbent telco, AT&T , announced Thursday that its Microsoft Mediaroom-powered IPTV service, U-verse TV , will offer the exclusive US premiere of Aardman Animations' new " Wallace and Gromit " short film, "A Matter of Loaf and Death," as part of a three-screen promotional deal that will also involve the telco's mobile and broadband platforms. From June 5th through 7th, the film will be available free-of-charge on U-verse TV's video-on-demand service (thereafter, it will...