How do I create my own animated tv series?

Hey Cinemaphile.

I've been animating 2D cartoons in the style of classic Simpsons and Family Guy since I was 14 (21 now). I am getting proficient with the apps and my productivity has risen to the point of being able to churn out a quality 20 minute pilot in around 2 weeks. My problem is, I'm not sure where to begin in getting it on the air. I don't particularly want to create a web series, I would rather get a deal with Fox/Cartoon Network/Comedy Central, etc. Is this still plausible in this day and age? My heroes Seth MacFarlane and Matt Groening managed it, although I understand it's a different time.

Thanks for listening.

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  1. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    tl;dr puto

  2. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Hey this is Seth. Sounds interesting my man, why don't you tell me more about your pilot?

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      I know you're not him, but I can't say. I've actually made a few and they are all quite diverse.

  3. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    baskin roberts trust fund band

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      tl;dr puto

      qrd on what this means?

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Kino

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        He's just another lee/gadonposter except he goes onto reddit to spread his "meme" after spamming it on Cinemaphile and Cinemaphile.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          How's kiwi going, fundie? We saw that nobody cares. Does that make you cry, chud?

  4. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >21
    Give up on your dreams. Don't try anything. Throw in the towel. Nothing is worth it

  5. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Trust fund band

  6. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    TRUSTY FUND AND BAND
    TRUST TO TRUST, TO TRUST YOU

  7. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Here's the career path for everyone working on cartoons today.
    1. Interned and storyboarded on other people's shows until they got a chance to pitch their own.
    2. Made animations online until the right person saw it.
    Last I checked Seth McFarlane was the youngest person to have made a full fledged cartoon show and he was 23 when he made Family Guy. You could be well into your 30s before you get to create your first TV show though.
    I don't say any of this to discourage you but rather to let you know that you never know how long the tunnel will be before you see the light.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      post the pilots on YouTube, crowd fund the series that has the most views, send out emails to news agencies with "this online show's kickstarer reached its goal in x days!"
      You will be picked up eventually or you will have enough money to make your own shit.

      This is shit advice btw

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      post the pilots on YouTube, crowd fund the series that has the most views, send out emails to news agencies with "this online show's kickstarer reached its goal in x days!"
      You will be picked up eventually or you will have enough money to make your own shit.

      I feel like my pilots wouldn't blow up without funding. Does anything go organically viral anymore?

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Groening had a comic running in LA newspapers and MacFarlane went to art school for animation and was working for Hanna-Barbera. If you can actually complete a pilot then just make it and pitch it to networks, that you have a finished product already is way more convincing than just pitching an idea.

  8. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    post the pilots on YouTube, crowd fund the series that has the most views, send out emails to news agencies with "this online show's kickstarer reached its goal in x days!"
    You will be picked up eventually or you will have enough money to make your own shit.

  9. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Check the archive, idiots.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Baskin threads are getting a little less obvious

  10. 1 month ago
    Anonymous
  11. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >have trust fund
    >start band

    You have to have parents who are already in the club.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Is that true? What's all this about ice cream?

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        You see, Seth McFarlane is an heir to the Baskin Robbins fortune. He gained his status through nepotism.

        There nothing you can do to get into the industry. You’ll have to do it all on your own.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          Is that why he made it at 23?

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            Also makes you question his involvement in 9/11 too huh?

            • 1 month ago
              Anonymous

              what does that mean?

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                You see, Seth McFarlane was supposed to be on one of the flights that were highjacked and flown into the World Trade Center towers. According to Seth, he missed the flight due to a hangover from a night of drinking. He arrived at the airport too late.

  12. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I work at a small indie animation studio.

    I'd say keep on building your portfolio and connect with other people. If you have a specific project in mind, try WRITING it, work on a bible for your idea, with synopsis, concept arts, a marketing statement, etc. Then pitch that to festivals, studios and contests to help finance and produce it.

    Animation is hard work, I wouldn't say it is impossible to do it by yourself, but it's simply easier to do it with other people. I'm in my 30s, you are young, get enrolled in an animation course, if not to learn, at least to talk to others in the field.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Thanks for the advice. Do you think I should be writing six episodes or just the pilot in mind?

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Most important at this stage is to write the concept. Who are the characters? What are they doing? What's the animation style like? What's the format? Who is this for? What is the main storyline/appeal of this show? Look at other animation bibles for reference.

        If you're into writing it yourself, I'd say just the pilot is fine, unless you are thinking of really short segments, I don't know. I'm an artist and although I have some notion of writing, I wouldn't dare touch that and leave it to professional writers. That's why connections are important, it's really hard to be good at everything, so you delegate what you don't know and suddenly a group of people can bring about a bizarre idea into something feasible.

  13. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    If you talented and work hard,you can start your own channel on youtube and make short animations for start. For example like MeatCanyon,just look how many views he gets!

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