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Animated Films Part of PBS' Independent Lens Online Shorts Fest

By Rick DeMott | Wednesday, December 12, 2007 at 12:00am

The Emmy Award-winning PBS series INDEPENDENT LENS has launched the second annual "film festival at your fingertips." Animation, comedy, drama and documentary provide an eclectic mix of stories and storytelling. The eleven Audience Award contenders can be viewed and downloaded at:

Comedy Headline News

Ad Agency Sells Toon to Comedy Central

Advertising agency, J Walter Thompson, has inked an agreement with Comedy Central to develop its FLEX 'N' ZEPHYR animated shorts for, according to THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER. The shorts series were an agency experiment to help brand clients better target given demos. JWT's 15-month-old arm, the Nursery, produces the animated shorts, which are geared toward young males.

Festival Headline News

Rushes Soho Shorts Festival Now Accepting Entries For 2007

Rushes Soho Shorts Festival 2007London, U.K.July 28 - Aug. 3, 2007Deadline: May 4, 2007

Rushes Soho Shorts Festival, now celebrating its ninth consecutive year at the forefront of the European film festival calendar, is delighted to announce its first call for entries in 2007. The festival, renowned for its not-for-profit status and its championing of emerging young talent, has grown dramatically each year with last year seeing more than 2,000 entries from filmmakers around the world.

Short Headline News

Indie Animated Shorts Available on iTunes

Shorts Intl, the programming and distribution arm of leading short films specialists Brit Shorts, announced that a special collection of 10 animated films from the world's hottest independent animators are available for purchase on the iTunes Music Store (

Shorts Headline News

Warner Set to Distribute Popeye on DVD in 2007

The Popeye logjam is over. Warner Home Video (WHV) has reached an agreement with Heart Ent. and King Features Syndicate to be the exclusive worldwide DVD distributors of the classic Popeye theatrical animated shorts and the Popeye made-for-TV animated shorts.

Cartoon Headline News

Cartoon Network Brings Animated Shorts Back To The Cinema

Cartoon Network UK is bringing animated shorts back as a way of promoting its TV brand. This seven-figure campaign is Cartoon Networks single largest ever marketing initiative.

From April, in a national campaign negotiated by MediaCom, major kids films at Odeon (Carlton Screen Advertising) and Vue (Pearl and Dean) cinemas will be preceded by six-minute Cartoon Network shorts which will receive an estimated 20 million admissions per year.

Festival Headline News

Rushes Soho Shorts Calls for Entries

Rushes Soho Shorts 2006 Piccadilly, U.K. July 29 August 4, 2006Deadline: May 5, 2006

Rushes Soho Shorts Festival showcases the work of some of the U.K.s most talented young filmmakers. Awards for the best director in each category will be presented on August 3, at the star studded Festival Awards night held at one of Londons hottest venues, The CC Club in Piccadilly.

Film Headline News

Animated Oscar-Nominated Shorts to Play in Select Theaters

Magnolia Pictures and Shorts International have partnered to bring the Academy Award-nominated live-action and animated short films to select U.S. theaters before the Oscar broadcast on March 5, 2006. The films will later be available through HDNet and Magnolia's new Home Entertainment division, as well as across other platforms that include ShortsTV on mobile phones.

Animated Headline News

Animated Shorts Awarded at Sundance & Slamdance

With the close of Sundance and Slamdance this past weekend, animated shorts snatched up coveted prizes at the Park City, Utah events.

At Sundance, where animated and live-action shorts compete against each other, Adam Parrish King's animated, THE WRATH OF COBBLE HILL, tied with Carter Smith's live-action BUGCRUSH for the animated jury prize for shorts.

Cartoon Headline News

Cartoon Network Stitches Up Animation Shorts Showcase for Sundays

Cartoon Network will launch SUNDAY PANTS, a new Sunday evening, 30-minute showcase of original and acquired animated shorts, starting Oct. 2, 2005, at 9:30 pm. SUNDAY PANTS will feature a variety of animation styles, from traditional hand-drawn animation to artists working on computer-based Flash and CGI, as well as both original and acquired shorts, giving Cartoon Network the opportunity to work with many different animators from around the world.

Shorts Headline News

Soup2Nuts Creates New Shorts Division

Animation production company Soup2Nuts, is launching a new state-of-the-art division, Condensed Soup, dedicated to producing commercials, animated shorts, webisodes and network branding.

Best known for cable hits HOME MOVIES (Adult Swim), OGRADY (Noggin/ The N) and DR. KATZ: PROFESSIONAL THERAPIST (Comedy Central), Soup2Nuts decided it was timely to take the studios unique humor and animation style into the world of animated shorts and commercials.

Shorts Headline News

Starz Orders More 30-Second Bunny Shorts

Starz Entertainment Group LLC (SEG) announced the renewal of their agreement with Angry Alien Prods to create ten more 30-second BUNNY THEATER shorts from animator Jennifer Shiman, the creator of The shorts will be aired on STARZ!, Starz on Demand and STARZ! Tickets on Real Movies. The first three movie spoof shorts aired during STARZ! Hare Raising Halloween Marathon last October.

Shorts Headline News

Disney Unleashes Classic Cartoon Favorites on DVD

As a companion to its invaluable TREASURES DVD series, Disney has launched the first volume of the CLASSIC CARTOON FAVORITES collection on Jan. 11, 2005. The initial hour-long discs are devoted to Mickey, Donald, Goofy and Chip n Dale (Walt Disney Home Ent., $14.99 each).

* The Mickey shorts previously available but mostly out of print include: MICKEYS CIRCUS, MICKEYS GARDEN, ON ICE (1935); ORPHANS PICNIC and MOVING DAY (1936); HAWAIIAN HOLIDAY (1937); and THE LITTLE WHIRLWIND (1941).

Shorts Headline News

Boomerang Swabs December Fridays with Popeye Salute

Fridays in December, Boomerang, Cartoon Network's 24-hour, commercial-free classic animation cable/satellite network, will host four consecutive all-day tributes to showcase original POPEYE THE SAILOR six-minute shorts from the golden age of theatrical animation. More than 200 of the original Max Fleischer and Famous Studios theatrical cartoons produced from 1933-1954, known as "two-reelers," will be spotlighted in color within the month-long salute. The television event will commence on Dec.

Film Headline News

Florida Natives Submit to Shorts in the Park

By Rick DeMott | Tuesday, September 21, 2004 at 12:00am

2nd Annual "Shorts in the ParkMiami, Florida, USANovember 18, 2004Deadline: October 11, 2004

Gen Art, the national arts and entertainment organization dedicated to showcasing emerging talent in fashion, film, music and the visual arts, is seeking submissions of new or existing short films by Florida-based or "born and bred" filmmakers for its 2nd annual "Shorts in the Park."