As Nickelodeon amps up its programming of preschool content this year, the kidsnet has unveiled a brand-new animated shorts program devoted to content for Nick Jr.
With April 28, 2014 as its deadline for submissions, the Nick Jr. Animated Shorts Program is looking for character-based shorts of any animated style, limited to two minutes in length that are firmly entrenched in comedy for boys and girls ages two to five.
Key creative guidelines for the program state that submissions should avoid stereotyping, fads, and topics that date a series to a particular time.
Submissions should be visually stimulating, set in one location, feature no more than two to three characters, and should respect preschooler’s development.
Pitch materials must include a concept treatment, character descriptions and designs, a two-minute rough thumbnail storyboard or a two-minute script/outline, resume and credits and links to online portfolios.
Guidelines and details for how to apply can be found by visiting shorts.nickjr.com.
The new program comes on the heels of Nick’s third installment of its animated shorts program for older kids which closed for global submissions earlier this month.