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Nickelodeon Launches Global Programme To Mentor Animation Creators

Nickelodeon has announced the launch of its new ‘Intergalactic Shorts Program’, a project aimed at developing budding animation creatives around the globe.

The children television network will welcome entries of short animations primarily targeted at kids between the age of 6-11; and secondarily aimed at adults within the age range of 18 and 49 years, Variety reports.

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The project will be coordinated by a board headed by Ramsey Naito, its executives vice president for animation production and deveopment.

Conrad Vernom, producer of ‘Sausage Party,’ will function as the program executive producer, while Derek Evanick and Diana Lafyatis, who respectively produced ‘Harvey Beaks’ and ‘Adventure Time’, will serve as the program’s ‘creative braintrust’.

On the theme of the programme, Naito said the word ‘intergalactic’ was selected because the initiative will disrupt the future of animation film production.

“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 can’t wait to get started building this new home for visionary talent.”

Selected creators for the project will have access to in-house supports from the cable television. Their entries will also be developed into a fully-finished animated short and aired on different platforms.

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