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Nextoons Names Judges for Panel

Mark HamillMark Hamill, Michael DiMartino, Bryan Konietzko, Mike Gabriel, and Elizabeth Ito will be the judges for this year’s Nextoons: The Nicktoons Film Festival, organizers said today.

The panel will review selected films and choose a $10,000 Grand Prize winner.

Hamill is best known for creating the role of Luke Skywalker in Star Wars and the Joker in Batman: The Animated Series. He is also the co-director and animation director on “Revenge of the Brick,” a five-minute Lego Star Wars short. He is currently doing pre-production work for the animated series Fort Franny.

DiMartino and Konietzko are the creators and executive producers of Avatar: The Last Airbender. DiMartino has also directed episodes of King of the Hill, Family Guy and Mission Hill.

Gabriel directed The Rescuers Down Under and Pocahontas for Disney. Ito’s short film “Welcome to My Life” won the Producer’s Choice Award at the first Nicktoons Film Festival.

The Second Annual Nextoons will air throughout August on Nicktoons. The festival is accepting submissions through July 17 at its website.

[Source: Hypeworld]

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