Start Date November 11, 2020 04:00 PM

End Date March 17, 2021 06:00 PM

Every Other Wednesday, 2 Hours


Phone 1 818 827 7138

Nico Colaleo - ONLINE

A Crash Course in Cartoon Animation
Join us virtually from anywhere!
Open to Teens, College Students, Recent Grads, and Professionals


November 11, 2020 - March 17, 2021
Every Other Wednesday
4 pm - 6 pm PDT
(Subject to Change)


Beginning November 11th 2020, join Nico Colaleo (creator of Ollie & Scoops, and Too Loud on DreamWorksTV) for a brand new livestream series brought to you by CTN. It's CARTOON CRASH COURSE, Season TWO with Nico Colaleo! Each live-streamed episode will be a 2-hour discussion and Q & A of various topics about having a career in animation.

Plus, every episode Nico will be joined by a different prolific special guest from the animation industry! Episode streams will take place every other Wednesday, 4 pm - 6 pm PDT, and will take place in a CTN Zoom meeting room. For a $5 admittance fee (normally $27), you can sit in and a be a part of the live experience, including asking Nico and his guests anything you'd like regarding that episode's topic!

Below is the schedule of episodes planned so far.  You may choose which episodes you'd like to join, or just plan to attend them all!


NICO COLALEO is a creator/director of OLLIE & SCOOPS, and DreamWorksTV’s TOO LOUD! He is currently at Netflix, working on a show called, KID COSMIC. Nico also loves curating art shows at CTN Studio. Past work: Disney TVA, Nickelodeon!

Twitter https://twitter.com/NicoColaleo
Instagram https://www.instagram.com/nicocolaleo/
IMDB https://www.imdb.com/name/nm4104757/
YouTube https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCIpcD4At3BXVOb5dIhZ6QKg


Series Schedule

The Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy REUNION!
November 11, 2020, 6 pm - 8 pm PDT
Nico Colaleo and co-host Vivienne Medrano (Producer of Hazbin Hotel) will be joined by Maxwell Atoms (show creator), Grey Griffin (voice of Mandy), and Richard Horvitz (voice of Billy) for THE GRIM ADVENTURES OF BILLY & MANDY Reunion!
November 25, 2020, 4 pm - 6 pm PDT
Nico Colaleo will be joined by co-founder of JibJab Bros.Studios and creator of Netflix's Ask the StoryBots, EVAN SPIRIDELLIS!
Storyboarding and Animation with Special Guests MIKE RUOCCO and ARICA TUESDAY
December 9, 2020, 4 pm - 6 pm PDT
Nico Colaleo will be joined by Storyboard Artist Mike Ruocco (Looney Tunes Cartoons, Motorcity), and Character Designer Arica Tuesday (New Looney Tunes, Trolls: The Beat Goes On!)
Animatics and Editing for Animation with RACHAEL RUSSAKOFF, MATT BRAILEY, and JAY EDWARDS
December 30, 2020, 4 pm - 6 pm PDT
Nico Colaleo will be joined by Animatic Editor Rachael Russakoff (The Loud House, Pig Goat Banana Cricket, Pinky Malinky, Glitch Techs), Editor Matt Brailey (Tender Roots, The Electric Sleep, Sound of My Voice), and Editor Jay Edwards (Adult Swim, Disney, Netflix). 
Creating Indie Comics & Graphic Novels with Artist BECKY DREISTADT and Writer FRANK GIBSON
January 6, 2021, 4 pm - 6 pm PDT
Nico Colaleo will be joined by Illustrator Becky Dreistadt (Comics Bustletown, Capture Creatures, Tiny Kitten Teeth & Tigerbuttah) and Writer Frank Gibson (Chomp Squad, Bee and PuppyCat)
Special Guest Animator and Writer LAUREN FAUST
January 20, 2021, 4 pm - 6 pm PDT
Nico Colaleo will be joined by Animator and Writer LAUREN FAUST, the creator of the animated series 'My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic' for Hasbro.
Star vs. the Forces of Evil REUNION!
February 3, 2021, 4 pm - 6 pm PDT
Nico Colaleo will be joined by the behind-the-scenes stars of 'Star vs. The Forces of Evil' - Writer/Animator Daron Nefcy, Voice Actor Adam McArthur, Storyboard Artist Sabrina Cotugno, Writer/Storyboard Artists Ariel Vracin-Harrell, and Dominic Bisignano, Tyler Chen, and Writer/Producer Aaron Hammersley.
Special Guest Creator IAN JONES-QUARTEY of OK K.O.! Let's Be Heroes!
February 17, 2021, 4 pm - 6 pm PDT
Nico will be joined by the Creator of Nickelodeon's 'OK K.O.! Let's Be Heroes!,' IAN JONES-QUARTEY!
Special Guests MATT BRALY, Creator of Walt Disney TV Animation's AMPHIBIA, and Voice Acting Cast!
March 3, 2021, 4 pm - 6 pm PDT
Disney's Amphibia Creator MATT BRALY and Voice Actors JUSTIN FELBINGER, BRENDA SONG, BILL FARMER, and AMANDA LEIGHTON are our special guests!  Matt Braly will discuss being the creator and executive producer of Walt Disney TV Animation's hit animated show Amphibia, with a very talented voice acting cast!  Matt will Q&A about his process, and showrunning this fantastical series.  Who wouldn't love a show about adorable cartoon frogs?!
RULES:  Please note that it is prohibited to record, photograph, screenshot or distribute talks and demo's of this Online Session on any other platform. Please be respectful to the artist and the other participants in this stream.

NOTE: Please register at least 30 min early, as it takes the system 15-20 minutes to send the registration Zoom link. Otherwise, we cannot guarantee you will be accepted into the session on time.

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