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Nick Launches New Animated Shorts Program


Nick Launches New Animated Shorts Program

Think you can come up with the next SpongeBob? Then check out Nickelodeon’s new Animated Shorts Program. The cable studio is looking for new creator talent and has kicked off the new year by inviting creative types to share their ideas for a funny original animated short.

Here are the official guidelines:

Animated shorts must be: comedic, character driven and have kid appeal!

We look for ideas that feature an original, funny lead character – with about 2 or 3 characters in total. Be prepared to show either through designs, thumbnail storyboards or script, how funny and unique your characters are.

Characters must be relatable to kids ages 6 to 11 and appeal to both boys and girls. All submissions must be kid-appropriate in content.

Shorts are limited to 2 minutes in length and should primarily take place in 1 setting.

We are open to all animation styles including 2D, digital 2D, CG, Stop Motion, Flash and Mixed Media.

Your pitch materials must include:

  • Concept Treatment
  • Character Descriptions: designs with written descriptions preferred
  • 2 minute rough thumbnail storyboards or 2 minute outline/script
  • Signed submission release form

Online submissions can be sent through

The deadline for submissions is March 29th2013. No submissions will be accepted after this time.

Nickelodeon Animated Shorts Program

Nickelodeon Animated Shorts Program


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