Rita Street’s guide to developing animated comedy for kids

Rita Street is a suc­cess­ful pro­ducer of tele­vi­sion ani­ma­tion.  She is cur­rently exec­u­tive pro­ducer on the Car­toon Net­work show Hero: 108.  Now, she has used her sub­stan­tial expe­ri­ence in pitch­ing and sell­ing TV ani­ma­tion to cre­ate a free e-book:

A Car­toon Girl’s Secret Guide to Devel­op­ing Kids’ Com­edy Series that Sell!


If you are seri­ously inter­ested in cre­at­ing an ani­mated com­edy series for kids, and pitch­ing it to a net­work, you should spend a lit­tle time to read this very infor­ma­tive book.  It con­tains excel­lent, prac­ti­cal advice on devel­op­ing ideas, and prepar­ing log lines and sales bibles to show to exec­u­tives.  I like to empha­size that com­edy is a busi­ness.   You NEED to go after an audi­ence.  To cre­ate a tele­vi­sion series, that means going through the net­works.  It is a very chal­leng­ing indus­try, and Rita’s book offers sound advice.

More impor­tantly, Rita clearly loves ani­ma­tion. She appre­ci­ates com­edy and has some good sug­ges­tions on the topic.  It’s totally worth the time it takes to read.