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Ideas Wanted for the BBC Animation Scheme

CBBC and BBC Worldwide have launched the Channel's first animation pilot scheme.

Alice Webb, Director of BBC Children’s, has announced the launch of CBBC’s first animation pilot scheme, to be known as ANIM8: an open call offering UK innovators the chance to pitch for funded development.

The initiative, which is a partnership with BBC Worldwide, looks to develop the next generation of UK animators and, in time, hopes to lead to the creation of a range of UK animated properties for CBBC, working with BBC Worldwide to develop comedy series with genuine global appeal.

ANIM8 invites pitches from individuals, studios and companies, calling for submissions of compelling content that is character-driven, funny, energetic, unpredictable and upbeat with a unique take on contemporary life. The scheme is looking to push visual boundaries and is open to all animation styles and techniques, including mixed media.

The deadline is 22nd January 2016 for initial submissions, culminating in the announcement of the project being taken forward to pilot stage in April 2016.

Submit here.

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