Turner’s Cartoon Network and the Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA) are holding a two-day Imagination Studios workshop in Singapore on April 21 and 22.
The workshop—supported by info-communications company StarHub—is part of Cartoon Network’s global plans to inspire young creators. It will include industry sessions on April 21 as well as a workshop for kids ages nine to 13 on April 22.
The industry seminars will focus on how to conceptualize, refine and pitch an idea. Attendees will hear from a number of animation professionals from Turner and leading studios, and will also be given the opportunity to submit their own animation ideas to Cartoon Network. (The pitches could potentially be fully funded and produced by Cartoon Network in partnership with IMDA.)
The children’s seminars, meanwhile, will include hands-on and group sessions where kids will learn how to create their own stop-animation videos. These session will be conducted by Vaibhav Kumarev, director of India’s Vaibhav Studios and creator of the Cartoon Network series Lamput.
The events will be held at PIXEL Studios, a dedicated facility launched by IMDA in 2016. Both of the workshops will be fronted by Daniel Chong, creator and executive producer of Cartoon Network’s comedy We Bare Bears (pictured).
Imagination Studios first launched in 2015 with a website featuring tips and advice for kids looking to create characters and tell stories through animation. The site featured a range of activities focused on storyboarding, special effects, voiceover, movement and animation.