After announcing the 2014 finalists for its Animated Shorts Program, Nickelodeon is once more on the hunt for original projects. The network is bringing its shorts program to this year’s Comic-Con International, taking place in San Diego next month.
From July 24 to 26, Nick’s animation development team will take in-person pitches at the Nickelodeon booth on the convention center floor. The team will hear pitches, with the goal of greenlighting a project for the global Animated Shorts Program.
The chosen pitch will be made into an animated short, with the potential to air on Nickelodeon, appear on www.nick.com or the Nick App. There is also a possibility that the winning pitch could be made into a long-form animated TV series.
Nickelodeon’s meetings will be with Comic-Con attendees and distributors scouted during the convention. Participants seeking appointments must register in advance at www.nickshortspitches.com, where information and guidelines are posted. The deadline to register is Friday, July 18.
Most recently, the network shorts program yielded a greenlight for 13-episodes of The Loud House (pictured) from first-time creator Chris Savino (Rocko’s Modern Life, The Powerpuff Girls). The network also announced 11 finalists for its 2014 program.
Launched in 2012, Nick’s shorts program is designed to identify and develop original comedy-driven content for kids. The program took 600 pitches in its inaugural year, and added an international edition in its second year.