Inclusion for Our Animators. More Diversity for Cartoons.
From Cartoon Network comes Cartoon Cartoons, an artist-driven program with a mission of cultivating diversity, equity, and inclusion in the animation industry.
As part of our involvement, Cartoon Network Studios is dedicating an entire program slot to Exceptional Mind's animators, who will be given the opportunity to share their unique perspectives, talents, and voices through original and contracted animated short-form content.
This is yet another offshoot of our amazing partnership with WarnerMedia that includes our work with HBO Max.
Cartoon Cartoons is modeled after the first Cartoon Network Studios shorts program that launched in 1995 as World Premiere Toons and served as a platform for a number of notable animators including Genndy Tartakovsky (Dexter’s Laboratory), Craig McCracken (The Powerpuff Girls), and Rebecca Sugar (Steven Universe).
We can’t wait to see which Exceptional Minds artists will join this pantheon of Cartoon Cartoons legends.
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Exceptional Minds, a California non-profit of the year, is an academy and studio preparing young adults on the autism spectrum for careers in animation, visual effects, 3D gaming, and other related fields in the entertainment industry. Exceptional Minds provides critical technical and work readiness training customized to help its students achieve their full artistic and professional potential, creating a new pipeline of talented artists, and fostering inclusive hiring practices. Exceptional Minds and its partners are building a future where neurodiverse perspectives are vital to the advancement of a more empowered and inclusive society.