You read that right. This year at Comic-Con, attendees will be able to pitch an original animated idea to Nickelodeon‘s animation development team for their new Shorts Program. You must register in advance by July 18 in order for your pitch to be heard. This is a once in a lifetime opportunity for artists and storytellers alike that they cannot miss. Learn more details after the jump.
Sure we all doodle from time to time, but some of us doodle with character that have back stories and full fledged adventures. It’s pretty awesome that Nick is allowing any Jane or Joe attendee pitch their ideas for an animated short. It’s not often that people can catch a break in the entertainment industry and this will be a wonderful opportunity to get noticed. Best of all, any animation styles including 2D, digital 2D, CG, stop motion, and mixed media will be considered.
From the official press release:
For the first time, Nickelodeon will hold an open call during the convention for original animated project ideas. Nick’s animation development team will be on-site from Thursday, July 24, to Saturday, July 26, with the goal of greenlighting a pitch for its global Animated Shorts Program, which is designed to identify and develop original comedy-driven content for kids. Participants must register in advance for their one-on-one meetings and will have 15 minutes to pitch their idea. Guidelines, restrictions, and pre-registration information are available at www.nickshortspitches.com.
Interested? Be sure to check out that lick for all the guidelines folks! And REMEMBER, the deadline to register your pitch is July 18. Good luck!
Nickelodeon will once again be on the convention floor this year with an immersive 1,800-square-foot booth that will showcase hit shows like Rugrats, The Ren & Stimpy Show, Invader Zim, SpongeBob SquarePants, and more. At the booth, you can also find fan activation zones that will include a voice-record room where attendees can lend their vocal talents to select scenes from their favorite Nick TV shows; a GIF booth; a fan-art competition; and an autograph signing area of course.
Below is the full list of Nickelodeon talent you can find at Comic-Con this year:
- The Legend of Korra’s Michael Dante DiMartino and Bryan Konietzko (co-creators/executive producers); Janet Varney (Korra); David Faustino (Mako); Seychelle Gabrielle (Asami Sato); Mindy Sterling (Lin Beifong) and John Michael Higgins (Varrick).
- Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles’ Seth Green (Leonardo); Sean Astin (Raphael); Greg Cipes (Michelangelo); Rob Paulsen (Donatello); Josh Peck (Casey Jones); Mae Whitman (April O’Neil); Kelly Hu (Karai); Ciro Nieli (executive producer) and Brandon Auman (executive producer).
- Sanjay and Craig’s Jim Dirschberger and Jay Howell (co-creators/executive producers); Maulik Pancholy (Sanjay); Chris Hardwick (Craig); Matt Jones (Hector); Tony Hale (Mr. Noodman); John DiMaggio (Penny) and Nika Futterman (Belle Pepper).
- SpongeBob SquarePants’ Tom Kenny (SpongeBob SquarePants).
- Breadwinners’Steve Borstand Gary “Doodles” Di Raffaele (creators/executive producers).
- Bad Seeds’ (working title) C.H. Greenblatt (creator).
- Pig Goat Banana Cricket’s J. Ryan and Dave Cooper (co-creators) and David Stacks (executive producer).
San Diego Comic-Con 2014 officially kicks off on Thursday, July 24 and ends on Sunday, July 27.
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Source: Cartoon Network