I was so pleased to find the AWN Forums. In a single day of browsing I've found a tremendous amount of information. Thanks for sharing... :)
I'm an American filmmaker who has settled in Goa (west coast of India.) We are going to produce a pilot episode of a TV show for children integrating live action and animation. The project is called "Earthlings" with the subtitle "One People, One Planet."
We will be using about six children from all over the world shot against a green screen intereacting with six animated animal characters based on mythology from different cultures. The show will include games of cooperation, fun meditations, simple yoga exercises, original songs and themes that emphasize peaceful living.
I'm thinking about trying to parallel the international theme of the show by producing it cooperatively with animators all around the world. If anyone is interested in participating please let me know. It could be as simple as creating sketches for a single character...all the way to being involved in the whole production process. Those of you looking for a production credit and those of you interested in producing something "different" for children I'd really like to get as much input as possible.
I understand that coordinating people around the globe may be difficult, but I think it might be worth a try...or at least exploring. I have been discussing this with animation companies in India to see what might be done here. Anyone with an Indian Animation company that produces high quality 2D and 3D animation for the budget minded please contact me.
Looking forward to hearing from many of you and participating in the forums. Any help / suggestions will be appreciated.