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[09/02/09 - 12:05 PM]
FOX and Aniboom Want You to Help Choose FOX's Next Big Animated Holiday Hit
Each of the five finalists will receive a prize of $5,000, while the grand prize winner will receive an additional $10,000 and a FOX development deal.

[via press release from FOX]

HOT FROM FOX...

FOX AND ANIBOOM WANT YOU TO HELP CHOOSE FOX'S NEXT BIG ANIMATED HOLIDAY HIT

Fans Can View and Vote on FOX-Aniboom Holiday Animation Challenge Submissions at www.aniboom.com/fox

Five Finalists, Including One "Viewer's Choice," to Be Selected

Fox Broadcasting Company and 20th Century Fox Television, along with Aniboom, the world's first virtual animation studio, have kicked off the voting period of the FOX-Aniboom Holiday Animation Challenge, the search to find the next great FOX animated holiday TV special. Since the contest launched in May, hundreds of animated shorts that celebrate holidays ranging from Christmas and Halloween to Earth Day and Groundhog Day have been submitted. From now through September 30, animation fans everywhere have the opportunity to vote for their favorite entry online at www.aniboom.com/fox.

Following the voting period, a panel composed of FOX executives will select four finalists, and one Viewer's Choice finalist will be chosen based on audience response on the contest's website. Each of the five finalists will receive a prize of $5,000, while the grand prize winner will receive an additional $10,000 and a FOX development deal, with the potential to air their winning work on FOX, FOX.com and other FOX-affiliated websites. FOX and Aniboom will reveal the five finalists in early November and then announce the grand prize winner in mid-November.

Since its inception, Aniboom has successfully executed many short-form animation contests whose winners have gone on to create animation for large corporations and media outlets. Previously, Aniboom partnered with music superstars Radiohead to create music videos for the band's recent album, "In Rainbows."

For complete official rules, eligibility restrictions and other information, please visit www.aniboom.com/fox.

About Fox Broadcasting Company

Fox Broadcasting Company (FOX) is a unit of News Corporation and the leading broadcast television network among Adults 18-49. FOX finished the 2008-2009 season at No. 1 for the fifth consecutive year � a feat that hasn't been achieved since the mid-1990s � while continuing to dominate all network competition in the more targeted Adults 18-34 and Teen demographics. FOX airs 15 hours of primetime programming a week as well as late-night entertainment programming, major sports and Sunday morning news.

About 20th Century Fox Television

Recognized as a creative haven to some of the most talented writers and producers working in television today, Twentieth Century Fox Television remains the undisputed industry leader in producing animated comedies for primetime with four animated hits currently in production on new episodes and two more set to premiere later this year.

About Aniboom

Aniboom (www.aniboom.com) is the premier virtual animation studio that partners with untapped talent around the world to create, produce and distribute unique and high-quality animation creations. Utilizing the web in an effort to seek out the best global talent, Aniboom's vibrant community of world class animators and animation enthusiasts cultivates and develops content intended for commercial application across the realms of TV, Film, Advertising, Digital Video-Gaming, Web, and Mobile Content worldwide. With investors such as Draper Fisher Jurvetson, DFJ Tamir Fishman Ventures, and Evergreen Venture Partners, experienced entertainment and new media executives, and a global community of professional animators, Aniboom's unique virtual studio model has set a new standard on how animated content is created, fostered, and gained commercial success. Aniboom is based in Israel and has offices in New York and San Francisco.





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