Monday, August 24, 2009

The Free Animation Express

What a wild surprise. It isn't just American cartoon producers who want to climb aboard the gratis cartoon choo-choo and get something for nothing.

Digital kids network CBBC is expanding its online portal Cartoon Works to become a destination to premiere shortform content ...

[T]he portal will showcase new animation from budding under-18 amateurs through to established professionals. Anyone can submit animation, the best of which will be selected and showcased on bbc.co.uk/cbbc and then transmitted on the CBBC channel ...

Somebody please tell me that the British Broadcasting Corporation is going to compensate the creators of the work that they use, that there will be deals struck and royalties paid to the makers of the content which the BBC is happy to use on air.

That's all going to happen, right?

Meanwhile, CBBC has commissioned a new animated series, Muddle Earth, based on the books by Paul Stewart and Chris Riddell. It has also ordered another season of Aardman Animation-produced series Shaun the Sheep ,,,

Lemme guess. Aardman is getting paid. Stewart and Riddel and their adaptors are getting paid.

Interesting concept, this pay for work thingie.

3 comments:

Michael Polvani said...

HOW did you find this article amidst the ocean of news and material out there???

However I'm glad you DID!!

Steve Hulett said...

HOW did you find this article amidst the ocean of news and material out there???

I gave up sleeping.

I am but a servant ...

Floyd Norman said...

And, well you do.

Thanks.

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