Channel Frederator Awards Announce Winners
First Network to Celebrate the Internet Where It Belongs - Online!
NEW YORK, NY - June 10, 2008 -
Channel Frederator, the largest Internet cartoon network in the world and one of the founding networks of Next New Networks, today announced the winners of the Channel Frederator Awards, recognizing extraordinary talents in animation and the internet. The Second Annual Channel Frederator Awards is available to watch online today at http://www.channelfrederatorawards.com/.
Winners were announced in all seventeen Freddies categories that range from “Sick Sick Sick Award” to “Best Flash Film.” Channel Frederator’s prestigious Vanguard Award, went to Dan Meth, a New York-based independent animator.
Iranian animator Marjane Satrapi was awarded “Cartoonist of the Year” for her work on Persepolis, a filmed version of her autobiographical graphic novel. Persepolis also won the Jury Prize for the 2007 Cannes Film Festival and was nominated for the Best Animated Film at the 2008 Oscars.
If the Webby’s are the Oscars of the Internet, then think of the Freddies as Sundance. The first annual Channel Frederator Awards in 2007 online broadcast received over two million views. This year, views are expected to double.
Since its launch in 2005, Channel Frederator has quickly become a top destination for animated content. The Awards recognize user-submitted films in a variety of categories. Channel Frederator has received over 2,000 submissions from users and have featured over 400 cartoons. The Channel Frederator Awards include 33 nominated films in a total of 11 viewer-voted categories, as well as 6-juried categories.
Founder of the Channel Frederator Awards, Fred Siebert, is most known for creating the MTV logo, designing the spaceman award at the MTV Music Awards and is the mastermind behind Nickelodeon’s Kids Choice Awards.
“Channel Frederator started as a place for cartoonists to congregate under the idea of creating great animations,” said Fred Seibert, Channel Frederator founder. “We’re honored to have stayed true to these roots and to have been able to highlight some of the world’s undiscovered diamonds.”
This year’s Channel Frederator Award recipients reflect diversity in content and innovation. Winners include:
Bad Ass Bunny Award - “In the Beginning” by Choom Lam
Youngest Filmmaker Award - “Ace & Aqua” by Stephen Levinson
Best CG Film - “Kiwi” by Dony Permedi
Vanguard Award - Dan Meth
Best Traditional Film - “Fumi and the Bad Luck Foot” by David Chai
Cartoon of the Year - “Fumi and the Bad Luck Foot” by David Chai
So Cute It Hurts Award - “Bobble & Sqweek” by Choom Lam
Best Foreign Film - “Anfang Anzufangen” by Alex Gellner
Best Music Video - “Anfang Anzufangen” by Alex Gellner
Sick Sick Sick Award - “Respire, Mon Ami” by Chris Nabholz
Joe Robot Award - “A Great Big Giant Robot from Outer Space Ate My Homework” by Mark Shirra
Best Flash Film - “Make Mine Shoebox” by Chris Harding and Maura Cluthe
Kiwi Award - “Sparkle Friends in Rock ‘em, Sock ‘em” by Muk Puddy
Best Design - “Max & the Pigeon Incident” by Dave Wasson
Funniest Film - “Trapped In the Drive-Thru” by Doug Bressler
Producers’ Choice - “Sub!” by Jesse Schmal
Cartoonist of the Year - “Persepolis” by Marjane Satrapi
Channel Frederator is the world’s original Internet-only cartoon network. Packaging together some of the coolest and funniest cartoons sent in by you, the viewers and serve them to you fresh each week.
For more information about the Channel Frederator Awards go to: http://www.channelfrederatorawards.com/
About Channel Frederator
Channel Frederator receives about 3,000,000 views a month from an audience of largely 18 - 34 year old cartoon fans. In Fall 2007, Channel Frederator launched its first original series, “The Meth Minute 39″, which has received over 10 Million views. Last year’s Channel Frederator Awards were featured in The Los Angeles Times, TechCrunch, AWN, Animation Magazine, G4 Tech TV, Cartoon Brew and Cold Hard Flash. Channel Frederator Awards podcasts received over 2 Million views last year. Visit our website at: www.ChannelFrederator.com <http://www.ChannelFrederator.com>
Melissa Klein, 415-645-8555 (Public Relations)