The Second Annual Channel Frederator Awards

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The 2008 Channel Frederator Awards - The Producers’ Choice Award

July 9th, 2008

The Channel Frederator Awards are Here!!! It was a hot, feverish, and fierce competition!!!

Find out if your favorite cartoons claimed the Big, Red, Hunk of Burning Fred!!!

This episode is the last one?!? The Ninth one? Really? Say it ain’t so Fred! It is?

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Well, not to fear! You, and I, dear viewers, have collected ALL Magical Nine Videos!!! What now?
I guess we can watch them all over again… Out of order!!!

This episode presents us with the film that was awarded the Producers’ Choice award. It might also make you hungry.

Check out which cartoon made us slightly hungry and won a Freddie!

Watch all the nominees at channelfrederator.com

-Jeaux Janovsky

Saving the Best for Last, Channel Frederator Awards Episode 9

July 9th, 2008

It is with much sniffling and sorrow that the Channel Frederator Awards bid you adieu. We leave you with one of our top awards - the Producers’ choice award. This year, we had so many wonderful films eligible and our producer’s top choice was hotly debated. Eventually the CF team managed to narrow it down to Sub! by Jesse Schmal!
I’ll leave you with the thoughts that the great and powerful Eric Homan, President of Programming for Channel Frederator, had to say about both Jesse and his film. sub.jpg

Back when Jesse Schmal’s epic Rhode Island School of Design film, “Sub!’, picked up Channel Frederator Cartoon of the Month honors, we asked the filmmaker about the genesis of the piece:

“The idea was made from lifting several characters and props from the sketchbooks I made during a year in Rome for school. I’m very insecure and inexperienced when it comes to writing anything [Read more…]

The 2008 Channel Frederator Awards - The Funniest Film!

July 8th, 2008

The Channel Frederator Awards are Here!!! It was a hot, feverish, and fierce competition!!!

Find out if your favorite cartoons claimed the Big, Red, Hunk of Burning Fred!!!

This episode we’re showing you one heck of a funny cartoon. But don’t worry…

This film is mighty.

This film is epic.

This film is really, really, really funny.

Check out which cartoon made us squirt milk outta our noses and won a dang Freddie for our Funniest Film Award.

Watch all the nominees at channelfrederator.com

-Jeaux Janovsky

Max Wins Best Design in Channel Frederator Awards Episode 7

July 2nd, 2008

Today’s Channel Frederator Awards episode features our Best Design winner. We see a lot of amazing cartoons float through here and it was so difficult to choose nominees for this category.
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Nina Paley’s “Sita Sings the Blues” trailer was a quick add to our list. The design on this film is truly unique, and Nina managed to find ways of fitting numerous different styles into the same cartoon. “Carlos, My Name Is Not” was the little film that could. This film oozes french influence. Musician Maxime Robin worked with illustrator Pascal Blanchet to create this super-swanky and hip music video. Finally, Dave Wasson was another must-have to our nomination list, and the one to take home the prize for “Max and the Pigeon Incident”!
An industry vet, Dave has had a hand in a countless number of cartoon series. My favorites include the “Max”(see the two “Max” cartoons in Channel Frederator Episodes 58 and 13) and [Read more…]

Marjane Satrapi - Cartoonist of the Year!

July 1st, 2008

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Here at Channel Frederator headquarters, we consider Cartoonist of the Year to be our most prestigious award. This award goes to the one person in cartoons who has made the biggest impact on the industry. We ask for input from all of our viewers, then argue fiercely about it here at Channel Frederator headquarters. This year was tough. We had a few great suggestions. In the end, however, we really thought that Marjane Satrapi, creator behind Persepolis, truly deserved this award. Eric Homan, Channel Frederator’s President of Programming, wrote a great tribute to Marjane for the Channel Frederator Awards program, so I’ll leave it to him! - Carrie

When we created the Cartoonist of the Year category for last year’s inaugural Channel Frederator Awards, we decided the honor would go to the person who brought the most attention to the world of animation in recent months. Choosing our first recipient, John Lasseter, was an easy call. Even easier was choosing this year’s winner, Marjane Satrapi.

Ms Satrapi, who co-directed and co-wrote Persepolis with Vincent Paronnaud, based the movie on her own autobiographical graphic novels. By making the film, she’s given the average American adult audience everything it craves in its movie-going experience – a French, hand-drawn, [Read more…]

The 2008 Channel Frederator Awards - Best Flash Film, The Kiwi Award and The Cartoonist of the Year

July 1st, 2008


Click on the pic to watch the episode in question.

The Channel Frederator Awards are Here!!! It was a hot, feverish, and fierce competition!!!

Find out if your favorite cartoons claimed the Big, Red, Hunk of Burning Fred!!!

Watch which film took home a Freddie for Best Flash Video! Was your pick even close? Our favorite Flash film Flashes so bright, you just might need some Frederator Branded shades!

Kiwi fruit is good. But Kiwi animators are better. Find out which animating New Zealanders won in our Kiwi Award!

And finally, our Cartoonist of the Year Award went to Marjane Satrapi for her work and her film, Persepolis! She is Awesome. We wholeheartedly think you will all agree!!!

Watch all the nominees at channelfrederator.com
-Jeaux Janovsky

Above and Beyond

June 18th, 2008

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Also announced in today’s Channel Frederator Awards episode was the winner of our Vanguard Award, Dan Meth. This award is juried by the programming team at Channel Frederator and is designed to honor someone that’s doing something very new for animation. We decided that Dan Meth was an excellent candidate. Not only is he working in a completely modern style - all digital and able to do every aspect on his own, but he is doing it successfully. Below is an essay written by Herb Scannell in recognition of Dan’s award: [Read more…]

CG At Its Best

June 18th, 2008

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Today’s episode of the Channel Frederator Awards features the nominees and winning film of the Best CG Award (as well as the very special Vanguard Award, but more on that later…). Our nominees were greatly varied and all much deserving - Mark Shirra’s hilarious “A Great Big Giant Robot From Outer Space”, “Cocotte Minute,” a colorful, non-stop race of CG fun from Sylvain Marc, and of course, “Kiwi” by Dony Permedi.
“Kiwi” snatched up this prize, along with the many others that Dony has collected over the past year and a half since releasing his student film. In an interview with Channel Frederator, Dony said:

“The goal for my thesis was to use animation to create empathy with my character and the audience. The story was just a means to that end. I had laid out and known for months what I wanted to do with my animation first, and then brainstormed [Read more…]

The 2008 Channel Frederator Awards - Best CG Film and the Vanguard Award

June 18th, 2008


Click on the image, to be transported to Episode 3!

The Channel Frederator Awards are Here!!! It was a hot, feverish, and fierce competition!!!

Find out if your favorite cartoons claimed the Big, Red, Hunk of Burning Fred!!!

In this episode, Computers, Computers, Computers!!! Figure out which tricked out lite-brite and animator came away with The Freddie for Best CGI Film!

Also, Animator and Internet Person, Dan Meth receives the Van Guard Award. Not just cause he’s good at Guarding Vans either.

Watch all the nominees at channelfrederator.com

-Jeaux Janovsky

The 2008 Channel Frederator Awards - Badass Bunny and Our Youngest Filmmaker

June 17th, 2008

The Channel Frederator Awards are Here!!! It was a hot, feverish, and fierce competition!!!

Find out if your favorite cartoons claimed the Big, Red, Hunk of Burning Fred!!!

In this episode, watch which Bunnies duked it out and prevailed in a battle of Epic Bad ASS Bunny-ness!!!

Also, meet Animator Stephen M. Levinson, winner of Channel Frederator’s Youngest Filmmaker Award, and watch his cartoon, Ace & Aqua!
You’ll forget that this 17 year old animation whiz kid is barely out of diapers.

Watch all the nominees at channelfrederator.com

-Jeaux Janovsky