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Make a Zimmer Twins Movie — and Win!

posted by Nell Minow

Qubo is sponsoring a contest for kids who make their own movies featuring the channel’s Zimmer Twins. Children have until April 30 to submit animated films to be considered for broadcast on national TV.
Young filmmakers can create mini animated movies at qubo.com using the storytelling web application called ZIMMER TWINS. Fifteen films will be selected by qubo to be professionally adapted into fully animated mini movies and screened on national TV this summer on qubo Channel as well as on qubo’s broadcast blocks on NBC, ION Television and Telemundo.

Launched on qubo.com in the fall of 2007, the Zimmer Twins, Edgar and Eva, are animated characters featured in interactive cartoons that kids can create from scratch, modify and share with their friends in a rich, safe web environment. The ZIMMER TWINS section on qubo.com includes storytelling tools, pre-made animated clips and simple editing instructions that tap into kids’ inherent love of stories. The clips and storytelling prompts explore classic kid themes like science, animals, magic and adventure. The animation interface is designed around the basic elements of sentence structure, and reinforces reading, grammar, and writing techniques. After creating their stories, users can post and share their creations and even vote for their favorite user-created submissions online. In 2007, the ZIMMER TWINS won the International Interactive Emmy® Award.

Good luck!



  • mckala hall

    how do you make a zimmer twins movie?

  • http://blog.beliefnet.com/moviemom/ Nell Minow

    Thanks for writing, McKala! If you go to the website, they explain everything.

  • Robyn Peck

    how do you get started on making a zimmer twins movie?

  • http://blog.beliefnet.com/moviemom/ Nell Minow

    Hi, Robyn! Go to the website and it has all the directions.

  • caleb

    it is a comic movie. i thought i will be fun.

  • alex

    this just rocks

  • http://zimmertwins branden

    i made lots of zimmer twins movies

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