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Chris Dudick is executive producer of Small Factory Productions in Fair Haven, NJ.  He received his art degree from Monmouth University in 2003 and master’s degree in teaching in 2010.

The Emmy winning “Kids Kare” socially conscious cartoons were created during Small Factory Production’s Create-a-Cartoon program. This interactive, educational arts activity is open to children ages four to twelve at the Small Factory studio and off-site at schools, hospitals and community organizations.

The “Kids Kare” young storytellers and animators have inspired the spirit of volunteerism and responsibility through their exciting cartoons and songs, boasting authentic, imaginative stories. The message of the young producers is simple – let’s join forces as the youngest generation to change the world by inspiring others to save lives, care for animals and lend a helping hand. They invite others to change the world with them, one cartoon at a time.

One of the cartoons featured on the Emmy-Nominated Cartoon “Kids Kare” series was created by children from Riverview Medical Center’s Children’s Art Therapy Program. The teen artists created the animated film short “Tyler’s Reef” to help other children deal with the loss of a loved one. All the children involved were able to pull from their own experiences to create a heartfelt story of loss and love. The project was funded by a grant from the Provident Bank through collaboration with Riverview Medical Center’s Children’s Art Therapy Program and Small Factory Productions. Other films featured are: “Ready, Set, Prepare Yourself” and “Emergency Experts” created in collaboration with New York City’s Office of Emergency Management (OEM) and the Department of Education, and “Tails of Love” and “Habitat Heroes” created in partnership with the Purr’n Pooch Foundation for Animals and Robertsville Elementary School, Robertsville, NJ.

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