Nickelodeon Monday announced a program designed to identify the next generation of animation talent.
“With new leadership at Nick Animation, and a newly installed team driving its search for new talent, the Intergalactic Shorts Program is designed to identify original, comedy-driven content and nurture the voices and passionate storytellers behind them in a creative-led environment,” according to a network statement.
Ramsey Naito, Nickelodeon’s executive vice president, Animation Production and Development, will oversee the program.
“Our shorts program is intergalactic because we want to create a universe of new stars ready to make the next big animated hits of the future,” Naito said. “Our doors are open to the best ideas out there and around the world, and we cant wait to get started building this new home for visionary talent.”
The target demographic for content submitted to the program is kids ages 6-11, with a secondary focus on content appealing to adults aged 18 to 49.
“Ideas will be accepted from a broad pool of creative talent from all quarters, including artists, designers, writers, directors and comedians,” according to the Nickelodeon statement. “Creators will be provided with the necessary artistic and production support teams to help them complete their fully animated short. These shorts will have opportunities to air on different platforms and be developed for potential long-form animated series.”
Details surrounding submissions will be released soon, according to the network.
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