Singapore – Cartoon Network will be giving local budding as well professional animators an opportunity to share their ideas through the SNAPTOONS (Short New Asia Pacific Cartoons) project, an initiative that calls for creative pitches for original series. The project, launched in a joint agreement with Singapore’s Media Development Authority (MDA), aims to connect Cartoon Network with new creative talent from Singapore, with the end plan of investing in and developing fresh animated ideas appealing to kids. Silas Hickey, Creative Director of Animation, Turner Broadcasting System Asia Pacific, Inc, said, “It is important to us at Cartoon Network to find and nurture home-grown talent from around the Asia Pacific region. With the support of MDA we hope to showcase this talent on an international platform while animating kids’ lives with the best in homegrown entertainment.” Up to ten pitches will be shortlisted, with up to five eventually created into broadcast quality shorts. Shortlisted candidates might see their ideas eventually come to life alongside the Channel’s line-up of iconic characters such as Ben 10, The Powerpuff Girls and Johnny Bravo.