(TORONTO, ON) APRIL 30, 2014: BLUE ANT MEDIA’S partnership with MONDO MEDIA and YOUTUBE, BITE ON MONDO, has received over 500 submissions since the program first launched in November of last year. BITE ON MONDO is designed to discover, foster and produce breakout animated content. The partnership targets teens and young adults through various distribution platforms including MONDO’S sizable audience on YOUTUBE as well as BLUE ANT MEDIA’s television and digital reach in Canada. 30 pilots will be selected and funded by BITE ON MONDO and then tested, measured and evaluated on YOUTUBE by popularity and audience feedback. The shorts with highest engagement will be scaled into multi-episode orders and possibility longer formats.
BITE ON MONDO has received a number of high quality submissions and is looking to increase the diversity of content with the next deadline for submissions on May 31st 2014. The initiative is specifically looking for unique and original animated comedy shorts. The
submissions should be 2.5 to 3 minutes in length featuring authentic, original characters that drive laugh-out-loud, irreverent comedy. To date, BITE ON MONDO has committed to green lighting 10 pilots and is eager to receive more pitches of the same caliber.
Notable entrants that BITE ON MONDO has already committed to working with include:
TALL, DARK & HANDSY: A legendary cowboy from the past and a badass scientist chick from the future have time-traveled to the
present day to team up and fight mutants together. In a universe taken over by monsters, ghosts, aliens and robots, the duo combines street smarts with lab smarts to try to save the human race.
Presented by ANDREW HUNT, an up and coming Canadian writer, actor and entertainment talent whose channel: ANDY PANDY has over 25,000 subscribers.
SHARP BROS: When everyone is at war, who are the most popular guys in the Realmiverse? The Sharp Brothers, everyone’s favourite
weapons dealers! Get lost on planets made of LSD-breathing dragons, and run into a whole Realmiverse of insane characters! Presented by DARREN DONOVAN, DREW FROHMANN and GEOFF DONOVAN. Darren and Geoff have years of experience in the animation industry and are the founders of BLAME YOUR BROTHER, a boutique animation and design shop. Drew is a writer and a longtime voice director whose extensive experience makes him the perfect addition to the dynamic duo.
TERRIFICLAND: A foul-mouthed drug addicted wizard enlists the help of a teenage boy to feed his various addictions in the bizarre fantasy world he’s been banished from.
Presented by Danny Dillabough, a comedy writer and recent grad of Humber’s comedy program.
“We are thrilled with the caliber of work we have received and are greatly looking forward to more submissions that resonate with our
key demographic in exciting and innovative ways.”
SUPERVISING PRODUCER BITE ON MONDO.
For further details on the submission requirements please visit Bite on MONDO.
BLUE ANT MEDIA is a privately held media company that creates and distributes content internationally in categories that span lifestyle, travel, music, nature, and documentary. The company owns and operates 11 media brands including Cottage Life, AUX, Smithsonian Channel Canada, and Oasis. Blue Ant publishes its content across its television, mobile, web and magazine properties. It also produces experiential events and consumer shows built around its areas of focus. Blue Ant Media is based in Toronto and recently made an investment in Omnia Media, a YouTube video network operating in Los Angeles. BlueAntMedia.ca
BITE IS A BLUE ANT MEDIA CHANNEL
BITE is the source for smart, quirky comedy. Bite features acclaimed series like It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, The Inbetweeners, Guidance and The IT Crowd, hilarious Stand-up specials including Louis CK’s Chewed Up and cult classic movies like Dodgeball, Office Space, and Rollerball.
MONDO MEDIA is the leading multi-platform distributor of animation for teens and young adults. Based in San Francisco, CA, Mondo is home to the all-time most successful online animation franchises: Dick Figures and Happy Tree Friends, and is the most-viewed animation channel on YouTube where it recently passed the 2 billion-view mark with over 2 million subscribers.