Tooned In

March 9, 2006

Former Spongebob Squarepants creative director Derek Drymon (BFA 1992 Cartooning) has just inked a series pilot deal with Nickelodeon for his cartoon, Diggs Tailwagger. The original ‘toon centers on a low-ranking outer-space canine who is trying to rise through the ranks aboard the Galactic Rover.

In other animation news, AniFest 2006, the international festival of animated films, announced that it has selected The Life of a Mime, a short animation by alumnus Jason Wolley (BFA 2005 Computer Art), to screen at the festival in the Czech Republic, May 4 – 10. And Anima 2006, the animation film festival that took place in Brussels, Belgium, February 24 – March 5, screened work by two members of the BFA Computer Art Department’s class of 2005: Amanda Pecharsky’s Modern Romance and Mark Corotan’s Prologue to Chaos: Kindred Saga were both shown in Anima’s student film competition.

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