Thank you for your interest in Nickelodeon's Animated Comedy Shorts Program!
We are always looking for new creative talent, innovative concepts, funny characters, and original designs. Most of all, we are thrilled to hear your ideas.
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.
If the characters are human, we recommend that they be a kid around our audience’s age. If non-human their mindset would be like a kid and they would encounter situations that are relatable and comprehendible to our kid-audience.
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, and Mixed Media.
Your pitch materials must include:
Your pitch materials can include:
- Concept Treatment
- Character Descriptions: designs with written descriptions preferred
- 2 minute rough thumbnail storyboards or 2 minute script/outline
- Resume, Credits or a link to online portfolio and/or work samples (if available)
- Must agree to the submission release form on the following page
- Character designs – rough sketches are acceptable
- Character layouts
- Link to more pitch content
The deadline for submissions is March 14th, 2014. No submissions will be accepted after this time.
The following submission site is for US domestic pitches. If you are located outside of the United States, please click HERE to be directed to our International Animated Shorts Program website.
Thank you for submitting to the Nickelodeon Animation Comedy Shorts Program 2014!