How To Create An Animation Pitch
This page is filled with resources that will help you with your animation pitches.
I will guide you through the creation of the all-important Animation Pitch Bible by directing you to the best resources available.
Then, I’ll show you some ways that you can really elevate your stories and ideas in ways you might not have considered before.
Lastly, I’ll share about my personal experiences with pitching animation concepts and how my philosophy about pitching has changed over the past five years.
The All-Important Animation Pitch Bible:
This super-post includes a clear & current lesson by a smart animation development exec from Starz/ Film Roman.
Next is a great episode of The Paper Wings Podcast will help you create an animation pitch that will rise above the rest.
You can download a great Sample Animation Pitch Bible and check out some book recommendations so you can extend your learning even further!
How The Pros Do It:
Check out the video of the “Creating For Disney and Cartoon Network” Live Q&A from the first Denver Comic Con.
I was invited to join three Jedi Masters of TV animation to talk about the future of animation (and comics). Needless to say, I let the Masters do most of the talking since they are, you know, amazing.
PANELISTS: Greg Weisman (host) creator of Gargoyles and Young Justice; Ben 10 creator Steven Seagle; Phineas & Ferb character designer Greg Guler and me.
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Avoid the Animation Pitching Pitfalls:
And they pretty much all share the same set of problems. I call these problems the “Animation Pitching Pitfalls.”
This post will teach you how to leap across the ‘Animation Pitching Pits’ and race toward your goal of selling a series concept.
About My Own Pitching Process:
If you are interested in the future of pitching, as I see it or if you want to know why I stopped pitching animated TV show concepts to studios, you can read my post called To Pitch Or Not To Pitch.
Now, instead of the traditional animation pitch bible, I can just share the link to my webcomic, graphic novel or a web series. With my do-it-yourself approach, the story’s fan base will validate it, protect it and even help me pitch it.