Cartoon Network set to mentor students at first Animation Jam event

Cartoon Network is inviting students from across the country to create 15-second animated shorts inspired by the world of O.K KO! Let’s Be Heroes for its first Animation Jam.

Taking place in Burbank, California from July 9th – 11th, the event will provide college undergraduates with the tools necessary to develop the shorts and a crew of mentors to give them artist work experience.

Animation Jam follows on from the firm’s Game Jam in Portland, Oregon earlier this year, where 200 game developers designed a range of games inspired by the cast from Lakewood Plaza Turbo.

“Building on our Game Jam’s creative energy, we are expanding into new forums for storytelling with the launch of the first Animation Jam,’” said Rob Sorcher, COO for Cartoon Network, reports Variety.

“We want to give students an opportunity to experience the world-building process that is unique to O.K. KO!”

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