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Target audience:3 - 5 years olds

Description of Short Projec​t:
We're looking for an animated short th​at features a non-traditional family. We are open to different interpretations of what this might look like for our preschool audience.

The family can be comprised of humans but also could feature animals, robots etc.


We’re looking for an animated short that features science and/or technology.

Creative Guidelines:
  • Stories should always come from a child's point of view.
  • Short should be respectful of children's development,gearing humor and content to the audience.
  • Short should be unique,funny and smart.
  • Short should include engaging chara​cters that are aspirational and have a strong connection to the viewing audience.
  • If you are pitching a "Non-Traditional Family" short,it does not need to have a cognitive curriculum (e.g. math, science, literacy).
  • Shorts should NOT be interactive.
  • Characters should be diverse and avoid stereotyping of any kind.
  • Short should feature no more than 3 primary characters.
  • Short can be up to two minutes in length.

Click next to review our submission release form and then you will be asked to fill out our submission form. Thanks!​



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