With the finalists locked in for its 2014 Global Animated Shorts Program, Nickelodeon is once again on the hunt for new talent and original content.
Its 2015 Global Animated Shorts Program will be open for submissions from February 1 to March 31, 2015.
Now in its fourth year, the program aims to discover and curate creative talent, as well as add to Nick’s roster of programming.
Ideas and pitches will be accepted from a wide pool of creative talent, including artists, designers, writers, directors and comedians. Selected creators will be provided with the necessary artistic and production support teams to help them complete a fully animated short.
As always, the shorts must be original, humor-based and character-driven. All animation styles are encouraged, and final pitches should be two minutes in length, in the form of a rough storyboard. Full guidelines are available at nickshortspitches.com, and past successful shorts are housed in the Short Toons section of Nick.com and the Nick App.
As part of the network’s search for original comedic content, the Animated Shorts Program launched in 2012 and collected more than 600 pitches in that first year. In 2014, it attracted more than 1,500.
Last year’s program also yielded its first 13-episode series greenlight for Chris Savino’s The Loud House, which will premiere in 2016.