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Animation Committee Formed To Discover Euro Talent

Aardman Animation, Cartoon Network, Nelvana and the National Film and Television School, U.K. film and animation school, have formed the Animation Committee to discover and support European animation talent. The organization will review toon shorts quarterly. The best of those shorts will be aired on Britshorts.com. Some of those shorts will be selected for further development in film and television. Scott Dyer, chief technical officer of Nelvana, told VARIETY, "Nelvana is keenly interested in the Web as a test vehicle for animation, encouraging new talent to build an audience before considering traditional media outlets. We are pleased to support this new initiative and look forward to supporting the work of Europe and the U.K.'s best animators and to the success of the Web-based distribution."

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