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Ottawa toon fest fetes Foster’s and others

The annual Ottawa International Animation Festival wrapped another successful year last night with closing ceremonies that recognized the winners of the event's official competition. In terms of the kid-oriented categories, Cartoon Network Studios' Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends took top honors in the Television Animation for Children category for its 'Squeeze the Day' episode. Zinkia Entertainment and Granada International's Pocoyo ('Dance Off' episode) scored an honorable mention in the same category. Read on for further award highlights:
September 24, 2007

The annual Ottawa International Animation Festival wrapped another successful year last night with closing ceremonies that recognized the winners of the event’s official competition. In terms of the kid-oriented categories, Cartoon Network Studios’ Foster’s Home for Imaginary Friends took top honors in the Television Animation for Children category for its ‘Squeeze the Day’ episode. Zinkia Entertainment and Granada International’s Pocoyo (‘Dance Off’ episode) scored an honorable mention in the same category. Read on for further award highlights:
Animation Made for Children

Zhiharka, by Oleg Uzhinov, Pilot Moscow Animation Studio (Russian Federation)

Mercury Filmworks Prize For Best Animated Feature

Persepolis by Vincent Paronnaud and Marjane Satrapi (France)

Nelvana Grand Prize for Best Independent Short Animation

Franz Kafka’s A Country Doctor by Koji Yamaura (Japan)

Bioware Grand Prize for Best Student Animation

Milk Teeth by Tibor Banoczki, National Film and Television School (UK)

The week-long industry attracts some 1,500 attendees from the international animation biz.

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Gary Rusak is a freelance writer based in Toronto. He has covered the kids entertainment industry for the last decade with a special interest in licensing, retail and consumer products. You can reach him at garyrusak@gmail.com

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