Best Branded Entertainment Online Film at 15th Annual Webby Awards

LONDON, ON, May 9 /CNW/ - Named the best Branded Entertained Online Film & Video by the 15th Annual Webby Awards is the short animated film Ode To A Post-it Note. The film was produced by Meditating Bunny Studio Inc. and commissioned by 3M Canada.

The film begins with a cluttered office desk plastered with to-do lists scribbled on Post-it Notes. One brave Post-it Note escapes on an incredible journey of self-discovery to find his father, which brings him to St. Paul, Minnesota where he tracks down Art Fry, the inventor of Post-it Notes.

"The Webby Awards honour the very best of the Internet," said David-Michel Davies, Executive Director of the Webby Awards. "Jeff Chiba Stearns' achievement for Ode To A Post-it Note is a testament to the skill, ingenuity and vision of its creators."

Producer Jeff Chiba Stearns, of Meditating Bunny Studio Inc., and executive producer Sherry Browne, of 3M Canada, are honoured to be among the winners of the annual Webby Awards which will presented in New York City on Monday, June 13, 2011.

The Webby Awards are infamous online and around the world. They're considered the Internet's highest honour and winners are chosen by members of the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences (which includes such members as David Bowie, Beck, Arianna Huffington, Internet inventor Vint Cerf, and Richard Branson). The 15th Annual Webby Awards received nearly 10,000 entries from over 60 countries.

"3M Canada is very honoured that Jeff Chiba Stearns is receiving this award for his work on Ode To A Post-it Note," commented Sherry Browne, Marketing Manager at 3M Canada. "This animated film has touched the hearts of people around the world, especially those who are fans of Post-it products".

A full list of both Webby Awards and People's Voice Awards winners can be found at: www.webbyawards.com/webbys/current/php?season=15. The Ode To A Post-it Note animated film can be found here: http://www.youtube.com/PostitCanada#p/u/1/WelIo6EOPvA

About 3M Canada

Established in 1951, 3M Canada Company was one of the first international subsidiaries opened by 3M and remains one of the largest. 3M Canada's head office and original manufacturing site is in London, Ontario where approximately half of the company's 1,800 employees work. Other Ontario plants are located in Toronto, Brockville, and Perth with one in Morden, Manitoba. Sales offices are located in major cities nationwide and a national service network supports customers. From a global perspective, 3M has operations in more than 65 countries and captures the spark of new ideas and transforms them into thousands of ingenious products. Our culture of creative collaboration inspires a never-ending stream of powerful technologies that make life better.

About Meditating Bunny Studios

Meditating Bunny Studio Inc. was founded in 2001 by filmmaker Jeff Chiba Stearns.  Based in Vancouver, BC, this award-winning boutique animation studio specializes in the creation of animated, documentary, and experimental films. The studio also specializes in the creation of innovative stop motion and classically animated commercials. For more information, visit www.meditatingbunny.com.

About The Webby Awards:

Hailed as the "Internet's highest honour" by the New York Times, The Webby Awards is the leading international award honoring excellence on the Internet, including Websites, interactive advertising & media, online film & video, and mobile & apps. Established in 1996, the 15th Annual Webby Awards received nearly 10,000 entries from all 50 states and over 60 countries worldwide. The Webby Awards is presented by The International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences.

SOURCE 3M Canada Inc.

For further information:

Media Contacts:
Carla McFarlane  
PR Supervisor, 3M Canada  
Email: cmcfarlane@mmm.com 
Phone: 1-800-265-1840 ext. 2564 


Sherry Browne
Marketing Operations Manager, 3M Canada
Email: slbrowne@mmm.com
Phone: 1-800-265-1840 ext. 6004

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3M Canada Inc.

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