The Online Stop Motion Animation Place

The Buzz

Check in Frequently For the Latest Stop Motion Animation News

Find out the winners of the Pepperidge Farm Goldfish® Colors Contest tonight!

Tonight, April 21, at 7 p.m. EST there will be an animation celebration!!!

Image from

Back in early January Pepperidge Farm announced an animation contest using their beloved aquatic shaped crackers, Goldfish. Tonight four grand prizes will be awarded in which each recipient will receive $5,000.00. There are currently twelve nominees that received a gift bag consisting of an Animation Xperience cinch bag, Goldfish® Colors crackers, an octopus style portable and adjustable tripod and a Stoopid Buddy Stoodios DVD.

To enter the contest, participants had to create a 60-second animated video starring Goldfish crackers and upload it to YouTube. Then in March, all submissions were reviewed by an independent judging committee that included a member of the New York International Children's Film Festival and a Goldfish brand representative.

The submissions were then grouped in to four different categories:

  • "Best Use of Goldfish" - This award will go to a film that showcases our little smiling movie stars in the most creative or amusing way. 
  • "Best Story" - This award will go to a film with the most compelling storyline whether it be funny, dramatic, thrilling—or all three. 
  • "Best Film by Up-and-Coming Animators" - This award will go to a film that might not be the most polished, but shows incredible enthusiasm all the same! 
  • "Best Overall Film" - This award will go to a film that combines multiple elements (technique, originality, and effort, etc.) resulting in the best overall final product.

This evening those 12 nominees will be narrowed down to pick the 4 grand prize winners, one from each category. If you're looking for a fun family Friday night, then tune in at at 7pm. You can also watch the 12 nominees (3 in each category) now!

The countdown is on!

Scott CulpepperComment