Pandoodle's WishStix Contest Turns Animation Into An App

Pandoodle Corporation is looking for animation to convert into their new WishStix app and they are inviting all animation studios and animators to join their WishStix personalized animated contest for a chance to win a grand prize of $5000, plus a share of any direct profits.

Press Release from Pandoodle Corporation

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA –  Pandoodle Corporation is looking for animation to convert into their new WishStix app and they are inviting  all animation studios and animators to join their WishStix personalized animated contest for a chance to win a grand prize of $5000, plus a share of any direct profits.  (http://pandoodle.com/wishstix.php). Deadline for the contest is April 30.

“We have a distinguished panel of judges to determine who will get the $5000 grand prize and the four $500 runner ups,” said Dirk Brown, CEO of Pandoodle, the Silicon Valley tech company.  The judges for this contest are:* Rainn Wilson, of NBC’s “The Office”* Phil Roman, Emmy Award winning animator, producer* Bob Bacon, Producer of “Gnomeo and Juliet”* Lifeng Wang, CEO of Xing Xing Digital Animation, the production company for A Squared Entertainment’s “Warren Buffet’s: Secret Millionaires Club”* Jan Nagel, Entertainment Marketing Diva and co-President of Women In Animation International

To enter, create a short animation to be used in Pandoodle’s next big personalized message app.  Pandoodle will provide the personalization technology and launch the app across multiple platforms, including iPhone and Android devices and Facebook. The creator of the animation retains ownership rights and shares in any profits that Pandoodle generates based upon their animation.

Deadline for submissions is April 30.

WishStix is a simple, free app created by Pandoodle Corporation that allows consumers to compose a customized, voice-recorded wish that can be sent by text or sent via a link to friends and family on iPhone and Android devices and Facebook.

Pandoodle’s first WishStix animation premiered this Christmas (http://www.wishstix.com/). For the contest, Pandoodle is asking animation studios and individuals with original content to submit creative work for the next WishStix app. 

“The contest is open to all creative minds to promote their artistic masterpieces through the WishStix application,” said Dirk Brown, CEO of Pandoodle.  “We are hoping to see the animation community put their creative caps on and submit some clever and fun pieces for any holiday or personal event.”

The WishStix contest is open to all owners of original animated content.  The grand prize winner will receive $5000 plus a share of any profits that are generated when their content is converted into an interactive personalized WishStix message.  The four runners up will receive prizes at $500 each; all animations that are chosen for WishStix apps will share in any profits that are generated based on those animations.  Pandoodle is dedicated to providing new ways for creative people to earn money with their work.

For context details, please visit http://www.wishstix.com/contest. All submissions are due by midnight of April 30, 2011.

About Pandoodle CorporationPandoodle Corporation, (www.pandoodle.com) is located in Mountain View, CA.  Pandoodle leverages patented technologies and production systems to provide turn-key setup and delivery of personalized and interactive products.  Pandoodle works closely with animation producers, content marketers, advertising agencies and networks to interface their technology with animated content to create a personalized audience experience and to help further brand loyalty.

Media: For more information about Pandoodle or WishStix, contact Jan Nagel at jnagel@pandoodle.com                                                                                   

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