Thursday, May 05, 2016

Nickelodeon Orders New Digital Series "Bug Salad"

Variety has announced the very exciting news that Nickelodeon has greenlit a brand-new short-form digital series titled Bug Salad, based on the animated short of the same name from Nickelodeon's 2013 Animated Shorts Program!

"Bug Salad", created by Carl Faruolo

Created by animator Carl Faruolo, Bug Salad follows Scott, a Worm who tries to be a good influence on his bug buddy Winston in the garden neighborhood...even when Winston makes some dangerous choices. The series will be available to watch on Nickelodeon's digital outlets, including and the Nick App.

Nickelodeon animator Faruolo is no stranger to the animation biz, having worked just about everywhere, from Cartoon Network to Disney Television Animation and even Comedy Central. After serving as a director on Nickelodeon's Sanjay and Craig, Faruolo recently moved up to become supervising producer on the network's new animated series Pig Goat Banana Cricket, as well as working on his own project, Bug Salad, Nickelodeon's latest digital short-form series.

And it all started with a scanner.

In the days before storyboards went digital, Faruolo dropped out of school to take a job scanning boards into the computer at Cartoon Network. "Once I got in, I felt like a beneficial parasite. I started learning from everybody that I could," he says. "I was able to work my way up from the inside."

Faruolo is happy that Bug Salad will be a digital series. With all the different ways to find content, "there's no set viewing time anymore. Kids watch what they want when they want."

Carl was recently named as one of Variety's 10 Animators to Watch in 2016.

Watch Carl Faruolo's original Bug Salad short in the super video clip below!:

Nickelodeon Animated Shorts Program 2013: Bug Salad from Cartoon Brew on Vimeo.

Original source: ToonZone Forums member DeanBurrito25.
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