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Cartoon Network Shorts Department
Created by Cartoon Network Studios
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
Executive producer(s)
  • Brian A. Miller
  • Jennifer Pelphrey
  • Rob Sorcher
  • Curtis Lelash (2013–2018)
  • Tramm Wigzell
  • Co-executive producers:
    Katie Krentz (2015–2017)
  • Mike Roth (2016–2020)
  • Nick Jennings (2018–present)
  • Nate Funaro
  • Scott Malchus
  • Supervising producers:
    Pete Browngardt (7 shorts)
  • Mike Roth (9 shorts)
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Cartoon Network Shorts Department is the channel's artist development program for animated pilots that are created at Cartoon Network Studios. It was inaugurated and started in 2013 through online uploading of six titles, on May 21 for a short period, which four of them has been greenlit for a TV series at the start of the program.

The short Mushroom and the Forest of the World was nominated for an Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Short Format Children's Program.

List of pilots

United States

Title Created by Original premiere(s)
Clarence Skyler Page May 21, 2013 (Online)
February 17, 2014 (TV)
Lakewood Plaza Turbo / OK K.O.! Let's Be Heroes Ian Jones-Quartey May 21, 2013 (Online)
Mars Safari! Ghostshrimp
My Science Fiction Project Audie Harrison
Paranormal Roommates Benton Connor
Steven Universe: "The Time Thing" Rebecca Sugar
Tome of the Unknown: "Harvest Melody" / Over the Garden Wall Patrick McHale September 9, 2013 (LA Shorts Fest)
May 18, 2015 (Online)
AJ's Infinite Summer Toby Jones May 16, 2014 (Online)
Long Live the Royals Sean Szeles
We Bare Bears Daniel Chong November 6, 2014 (KLIK! Festival)
August 25, 2015 (TV)
Back to Backspace Dominic Bisignano and Amalia Levari November 12, 2014 (Online)
Pillywags Mansion Sam Marin
Jammers Lizz Hickey May 18, 2015 (Online)
Ridin' with Burgess Andres Salaff
Twelve Forever Julia Vickerman
Apple & Onion George Gendi June 18, 2015 (Annecy Festival)
May 2, 2016 (Online)
May 14, 2016 (TV)
Welcome to My Life Elizabeth Ito June 18, 2015 (Annecy Festival)
April 7, 2017 (Online)
Bottom's Butte Minty Lewis November 20, 2015 (CTN Expo)
May 2, 2016 (Online)
Summer Camp Island Julia Pott March 17, 2016 (SXSW Festival)
December 2, 2017 (CN App)
April 25, 2018 (Online)
Victor and Valentino Diego Molano October 29, 2016 (TV)
November 1, 2016 (Online)
Infinity Train Owen Dennis November 1, 2016 (VOD)
November 2, 2016 (Online)
February 11, 2017 (TV)
Legendary Place Calvin Wong March 4, 2017 (GLAS Festival)
November 9, 2018 (Online)
The Fancies: "Fancytown"/"The Beach"
/"Run Pam Run"/"Sir Tree" / The Fungies
Stephen P. Neary July 30, 2017 (ABP Festival)
May 8, 2019 (Online)
Unlovable Esther Pearl Watson and Mark Todd August 11, 2017 (HollyShorts Festival)
Tiggle Winks / Tig n' Seek Myke Chilian November 24, 2017 (CN App)
January 8, 2018 (Online)
Craig of the Creek Matt Burnett and Ben Levin December 1, 2017 (CN App)
Mushroom and the Forest of the World Madeleine Flores and J. Smith October 14, 2018 (KLIK! Festival)
April 26, 2019 (Online)
Sunshine Brownstone Audie Harrison November 17, 2018 (Online)
Pops & Branwell Pete Toms and Aleks Sennwald January 27, 2019 (CFF Seattle)
December 14, 2019 (Online)
Splitting Time Gleb Sanchez-Lobashov February 16, 2019 (BAICFF)
December 21, 2019 (Online)
The Wonderful Wingits Leticia Abreu Silva February 16, 2019 (BAICFF)
July 20, 2020 (Online)
Cadette in Charge Henrique Jardim February 6, 2020 (Online)
Trick Moon Geneva Hodgson July 21, 2020 (Online)
Beetle + Bean Nick Edwards July 22, 2020 (Online)
Wild Help Niki Yang January 1, 2021 (Online)
Greetings from Samson Tiffany Ford TBD
Outrun Express Jeremy Polgar
Spirit Link Unknown
Outrunners Unknown
After School Super Unknown
Bird and Squirrel Unknown


Since 2016, the program has begun to expand to other countries where Cartoon Network Studios accept to commission (but not produce) those local short pilots, and the first title to be noticed in this process is Lasso & Comet.

Title Created by Country of origin Co-production(s) Original premiere(s)
Lasso & Comet Ivan Dixon
Developed by: Greg Sharp and Ivan Dixon
 Australia Rubber House
Cartoon Network Asia Pacific
November 9, 2016 (Online)
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