Creators, friends, welcome to Startoon in 2017! For those of you joining us after following our first series in 2016, welcome back. For those of you new to the Startoon concept, welcome to Canada’s biggest animation talent competition!

In 2016 Shaw Rocket Fund teamed up with UK digital incubator Wildseed Studios to launch Startoon Canada – an innovative animation talent and IP development initiative designed to find and develop the next hit animated character from a Canadian Creator for kids from 6-11. The show proved to be such a success that we are now kicking off a brand new season, and we want YOU to get involved.

Startoon is a talent show consisting of open auditions and elimination rounds, with the twist that all the contestants are animated. Canadian animators of all walks can participate online and will be judged by a panel of experts, with audience participation throughout.

The winning character will be announced on October 2nd, 2017, where the creator will be awarded a budget of up to $25,000 to produce a short or pilot to showcase their winning character.

This is our creative director Mike, with a little more info about how this all works:

Ready? Then get your creative juices flowing and sign up for this year’s competition HERE.