Cartoon Network Studios (CNS) is stepping up its commitment to short films. The studio has unveiled Cartoon Cartoons, a rebooted shorts program that will aim to “innovate the art of animated storytelling, showcase diverse stories, discover new voices, and mentor the next generation of animators.”
Shorts produced within the program will vary in length, target audience (spanning preschoolers to adults), and subject matter, ranging from character-driven and comedic narratives to experimental animation. Artists and producers “of all experience levels” will be able to participate, whether or not they are based at CNS, and the films will potentially be distributed on Cartoon Network, streaming platform HBO Max, or other Warnermedia platforms.
Participating artists will work with an in-house production team at the studio and be mentored by a “creative council” of four veteran filmmakers: