2016 Schedule

Interactive: March 11–15  •  Film: March 11–19  •  Music: March 15–20

Cartoon Network: Disrupting with Post Its and Pencils

Thursday, March 17
2:30PM - 3:15PM

Austin Convention Center
Ballroom C
531 E 4th St

Everyone talks about disruption via technology, but the artists of Cartoon Network Studios are on the front lines influencing the future of storytelling with their own unique weapons: pencils and Post-it Notes. With its artist-first mentality, Cartoon Network Studios has an Emmy® and Peabody Award-winning formula to bring new models to the animation industry by putting creators first, encouraging digital collaborations, and letting animated characters foster creativity and storytelling magic across every media platform. Hosted by Cartoon Network chief content officer Rob Sorcher, join us as the creative visionaries behind Adventure Time, Steven Universe, OK K.O.!, Uncle Grandpa and Mighty Magiswords reveal their take on the power of animation, and use their award-winning skills in real time to visually reimagine the SXSW world.

Hashtags: #sxsw #CNDisrupt


Ian Jones-Quartey at SXSW

Ian Jones-Quartey

Animator/Supervising Dir

Cartoon Network Studios

Ian Jones-Quartey was raised on a steady diet of cartoons and video games. His career took off when he became animation director on Adult Swim's The Venture Brothers. In 2010, he left New York for ...

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Julia Pott at SXSW

Julia Pott

Animation Dir

Cartoon Network Studios

Julia Pott
Creator, Summer Camp

Julia Pott is a British Illustrator / Animator based in Los Angeles.
She completed her MA in Animation at the Royal College of Art and her short films have scr...

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Kyle Carrozza at SXSW

Kyle Carrozza


Cartoon Network Studios

Kyle A. Carrozza is the creator of Cartoon Network’s Mighty Magiswords. After starting his career at a small educational software studio called Funnybone Interactive, Kyle went on to make MooBeard ...

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Pete Browngardt at SXSW

Pete Browngardt

Creator, Uncle Grandpa

Cartoon Network Studios

Pete Browngardt is the creator of the Cartoon Network Studios original series Uncle Grandpa and voices the eponymous character. His interest in animation developed early. The youngest of five child...

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Robert Sorcher at SXSW

Robert Sorcher

Global Chief Content Officer

Cartoon Network

Rob Sorcher is Chief Content Officer for Cartoon Network, responsible for driving the network's content development, and its digital and gaming businesses. Sorcher oversees Cartoon Network Studios ...

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