Viacom International Media Networks (VIMN) has greenlit five original short-form series, including three renewals.
VIMN has ordered Sharkdog and MooseBox as Nickelodeon International’s first two animated short-form series. They mark the first international short-form animated series to come out of Nickelodeon’s annual Global Animated Shorts Program, designed to identify and develop original comedy-driven content for kids. A further 21 pitches were chosen out of 850 pitches and developed into animated shorts, with the potential to air on the network or live on the Nickelodeon Play app.
The company also gave season-two orders for Comedy Central International short-form hits Absolutely Fine, Share This and Bad Snappers.
“We are always on the lookout for original content that’s emotional, broad, simple and character-driven, and we love working with creative talent from around the world,” said Nina Hahn, the senior VP of international production and development. “Sharkdog and MooseBox originated from our Global Animated Shorts Program and have grown into the perfect fit for Nickelodeon’s global content pipeline.”