Viacom greenlights five original series from around the world


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

Nickelodeon’s rapidly expanding short form content slate introduces
MooseBox, created by Mike Scott with the short form series produced by
South African studio Mind’s Eye Creative. The original short was produced by South
Africa-based Triggerfish Animation. In the 20 x 90-second episode order, Moose and
CatBox (AKA ‘MooseBox’) are two best friends who need each other as much as they
need to play, explore and survive the unpredictable video game world called The

Both Sharkdog and MooseBox will premiere on the Nickelodeon Play
app in several international markets.


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