Take a Look Inside of Nick Animation

We are a collective of creative people who dare to dream.

We tell fun, playful, and sometimes quirky stories where kids can see themselves and laugh with our characters. We are nice, we work hard, we help each other, and we love what we do!

Our campuses of creativity, based in Los Angeles and New York, are designed by our artists for our artists.

Shorts so good they wouldn’t let us make ‘em longer.

It’s no surprise that Nickelodeon Animation loves cartoons, and we love them in all styles, tones, subjects, and sizes too. That’s where our incredible Shorts Program comes in to play.
For years we’ve been making shorts with artists we admire, from seasoned veterans to up-and-coming artists with a unique story to tell. Some of original shorts have gone on to become animated series.
The Thing About Babies
My Friend Pancake
Dec 2, 2022

The Patrick Star Show

The Patrick Star Show follows everyone’s favorite sea star at home with his family as he hosts an imaginary variety show that comes from the bizarre and hysterical depths of his own brain.

Getting Involved in the Community is our Second Favorite Thing to do

The people who make Nickelodeon’s shows aren’t just employees, they’re also citizens who value their communities and aim to enrich the lives of kids and their families. That’s why we created Nickelodeon Community Efforts, a.k.a NiCE.

Group of participants from the Nick Animation Mentorship Program
Partnerships with Non-Profits & In-Kind Giving

Rocko’s Modern Way of Easily Applying for Cool Animation Jobs.

Nick Animation Program Writers
Writing Program

Founded in the year 2000, the Nickelodeon Writing Program is a full-time, paid, yearlong development Program for television comedy writers with unique voices and from underrepresented communities. Join us at the studio in Burbank for classes and workshops to sharpen your skills, executive mentorship and networking to build your professional relationships, and the opportunity to work in the iconic live-action and animation writers’ rooms at Nick. This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to dedicate yourself to the craft of writing and build your career from the ground up.

The Nick Writing Program is not a writing contest – It’s a launching pad for diverse and emerging creatives. If you bring the unique voice and innovative ideas for kids’ and family content, we’ll help you launch a career with all the tools you’ll need to succeed in the industry for years to come.

We need your talent and perspective, so come tell us your story!


Submissions are closed!


Please note: all submission and notification dates are subject to change.

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Artist Program

We can’t create the most awesome kids’ content in the world without the most awesome artists in the world. 

The Nickelodeon Artist Program is a 6-month, full-time paid talent development program for aspiring pre-production artists. We seek out talented designers, painters, story artists, and CG generalists with diverse voices from underrepresented communities, with the goal of mentoring, developing, and staffing the next generation of inclusive storytellers and content creators. 

The Nick Artist Program is designed to kick-start the journey of career-ready artists! If you’re ready for the SLIME of your life, come join us at the Nick Animation Studio.  

Please note: All dates are subject to change. 

Talent Pipeline Programs

There’s oodles of ways to get in the door at Nickelodeon!

Our Talent Pipeline Programs are mentorship-based incubators designed to bring emerging creators from all walks of life into the studio.

Join the Nick Animation Social Community