In brief

20 October 2017

Investment

Viacom International Media Networks has announced the greenlight of five original short form series on its international content slate: Sharkdog from Asia and MooseBox from South Africa, Nickelodeon International s first two animated short form series; and season two orders for Comedy Central International short form hits Absolutely Fine, Share This and Bad Snappers. Sharkdog and MooseBox are 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. Besides Sharkdog and MooseBox, 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. 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, senior vice president, International Production & Development. Sharkdog and MooseBox originated from our Global Animated Shorts Program and have grown into the perfect fit for Nickelodeon s global content pipeline.