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Nickelodeon Launches 2014 Preschool Animated Shorts Program

Nickelodeon launches a new creative shorts program aimed at preschoolers.

Nickelodeon Preschool Television is launching a new creative shorts program. Can you bring the funny? Nickelodeon is looking for concepts that make preschoolers laugh and giggle!

Nickelodeon is looking for character-based shorts that are silly, whacky, loony and hilariously funny to its core audience of two to five year olds. Shorts should include strong characters that appeal to both boys and girls, and should avoid stereotyping of any kind. 

Creative Guidelines:

Shorts should be respectful of preschooler's development, gearing humor and content to the audience. 

Shorts should be visually stimulating and push the conventions of design while working on a level respectful of preschooler's development. 

Shorts should avoid topics and issues that date and link the series to a particular time and fad. 

Shorts should have no more than 2-3 characters. 

Shorts are limited to 2:00 in length and should primarily take place in one setting.

We are open to all animation styles.

Pitch materials must include the following:

  • Concept treatment (two paragraphs about your idea)
  • Character descriptions and designs
  • 2-minute rough thumbnail storyboard OR 2-minute script/outline
  • Resume and credits
  • Link to online portfolio and/or work samples (if available)

If available, you can provide a link to additional pitch content. 

The deadline for submissions is Monday, April 28, 2014. For more details, and to submit your concept, visit Nickpreschool/

Source: Nickelodeon

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Jennifer Wolfe is Director of News & Content at Animation World Network.