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Eight shorts selected for series production on Nickelodeon

Published on: September 24th, 2014

Nickelodeon has announced the eight international finalists for its 2014 Global Animated Shorts Program, the network’s annual search to identify up-and-coming animation talent.duckmanboy300

This is the second year the programme is being implemented internationally and the third time domestically.

Of the nearly 600 submissions, the successful eight – spanning the UK, Spain, Italy, Canada and Australia – will be developed into animated shorts with the potential to air on Nickelodeon, in addition to Nickelodeon platforms including: www.nick.com, the Emmy Award-winning Nick App, MyNickJr.com and on local Nickelodeon sites, before being considered for long-form development. These shorts follow in the footsteps of 2013 projects Monster Pack produced by Pedro Eboli and Graham Peterson (Birdo/Brazil), and Moosebox created by Mike Scott (Triggerfish/South Africa).

The international finalists include Duckmanboy, Werebeast, Urchin, Somewhere Awesome, Woodchips, Crazy Block, Jo Minkus, and Feebs and Mr Timmins.

Nickelodeon’s latest animated hit Breadwinners peaked as the number two show for kids aged 2-11 in the US. Discovered as part of the 2012 Program, the series has recently been renewed for a second series, launching internationally this Autumn.

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