first_imgWriters who want to work in animated comedies need to love animated comedies. This means watching animated series that they love, and also those they … love less.Animated comedies are often required to create episodes that have some serious genre tropes, such as a Christmas special, a Halloween episode, and the all-too-familiar birthday episode. Get inspired in your own writing by watching how other series approach these specials without falling into clichés – which requires a creative approach to the characters and their flaws, personalities and desires.A premise is a simple idea, which lays out a beginning, middle, and end. The intention behind a premise is to sell the story, while being short, simple and communicative. The premise should match the characters and the format of the show, but should also be unique and imaginative. Twitter Advertisement LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Facebook CFC and DHX recently teamed up to host a bootcamp for 25 CFC alumni on writing for animation, where participants learned from Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs series creators Mark Evestaff and Alex Galatis as they deconstructed their creative process on this Saturn Award-nominated series.Evestaff and Galatis shared inspiring and practical insights on writing for an animated comedy series learned throughout their years of experience. Here are a few of the great takeaways from the bootcamp that are especially helpful for creators looking to break into the animated comedy world: Login/Register With: ‘Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs’ Advertisementlast_img