Press Release: 26. January 2010
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Winners of Toon Creator Awards Announced for Asia Pacific

Hewlett-Packard and Cartoon Network’s inaugural online animation contest concludes its search for talented, young animators

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Hewlett-Packard and Cartoon Network’s inaugural online animation contest concludes its search for talented, young animators

KUALA LUMPUR
, Malaysia, January 11, 2010: Hewlett-Packard and Cartoon Network today announced the winners of the inaugural Toon Creator Awards after evaluating over 31,000 individual and school contest entries from budding young animators spanning the Asia Pacific region.

Toon Creator Awards, an exciting interactive contest where kids could create their own short animations, named the talented Mohammad Aidy Adham as its Individual Country Winner for Malaysia, which received a total of 2321 entries. Mohammad Aidy Adham was named as this year’s Asia Pacific Grand Prize Winner.

”I was very surprised and happy to know that I was the grand prize winner of the Toon Creator Awards. My dad inspired and motivated me to join this contest,” said the 9-year-old Mohammad Aidy Adham who aspires to be a scientist someday.”

Mohammad Aidy Adham was awarded with an HP TouchSmart PC and a Cartoon Network Digital Pack loaded with Ben 10 branded goodies including an MP3 player, a pre-loaded MP4 player, a digital camera, a USB flash drive and an MP3 speaker. In addition to the prizes won as an Individual Country Winner, Grand Prize Winner Mohammad from Malaysia received an HP Digital Makeover consisting of additional HP products designed to nurture his creative abilities; and an HP technician onsite for the setup. His prizes consisted of additional HP Pavilion p6000 desktop PC, an HP Pavilion dm3 notebook PC, a HP Photosmart C4780 Photo printer bundled with HP Photo Value Pack.

Schools in the region also encouraged students to nurture their creativity and express themselves through technology with Toon Creator Awards. In Malaysia, Sekolah Rendah Sri Kuala Lumpur, recorded the most registered entries and received three HP TouchSmart PCs for its computer labs to enhance its students’ learning experience as they “Touch the Future” with the new PCs.

“As the number one kids’ channel in Asia Pacific, we strive to animate kids' lives across all platforms. We hope this regional initiative will continue to serve as a community platform to promote self-expression and imagination in a fun and exciting way, encouraging young talent to showcase their creativity through technology,” said Benjamin Grubbs, Regional Director for Turner Entertainment Interactive Media.

 
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“The level of quality and creativity displayed by the winners of this year’s inaugural Toon Creator Awards was outstanding and we firmly believe that each and every one has a bright future ahead of them, be it in animation or any other creative field. This competition sits very close to our hearts at HP as creativity breeds innovation, something we continually strive to achieve on a daily basis.”

 
Danny Lee
Country General Manager
Personal Systems Group
Hewlett-Packard Malaysia 

 
  About Toon Creator Awards


Running from July 13 to September 30, 2009, Cartoon Network and HP’s inaugural online animation contest – Toon Creator Awards – generated over four million page views within three months, with over 700,000 unique users registered and over 151, 000 animation entries submitted. Open to applications for school and individual categories, this innovative initiative challenged animators to create a 25-second ending after viewing a five second mini-cliffhanger from either a Ben 10: Alien Force or Chowder episode.



  About Cartoon Network & Turner Entertainment Interactive Media


RLaunched in the Asia Pacific in 1994, Turner Broadcasting System, Inc.’s (TBS) Cartoon Network offers the best in animated entertainment. Drawing from the world’s largest cartoon library of Warner Bros., MGM and Hanna-Barbera titles, the Network also showcases original series including BEN 10, BEN 10: Alien Force and The Powerpuff Girls. Cartoon Network is the number one channel for kids in Asia Pacific and is currently seen in close to 60 million cable homes in the region.

Turner Entertainment Interactive Media (Turner Interactive), a unit of Turner Entertainment Networks Asia, Inc., develops and distributes online video, gaming and commerce products and services for Turner’s brands in the kids’, animation, and general entertainment categories. The unit is responsible for the localization and growth of Cartoon Network’s websites, which now attract over three million unique users a month. Turner Interactive also manages and develops the online destinations for Turner’s other entertainment brands including POGO, Galli Galli Sim Sim, TCM Turner Classic Movies and the WB Channel.

TBS Inc., a Time Warner company, is a major producer of news and entertainment product around the world and the leading provider of programming for the basic cable industry.

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