The Second Annual Channel Frederator Awards

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Channel Frederator Awards

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


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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

Channel Frederator Awards -Episode 2

June 17th, 2008

Here it is folks! Your second installment of the Second Annual Channel Frederator Awards. In this episode we view the films that won the “Badass Bunny Award” category, as well as the film by Channel Frederator’s Youngest Filmmaker.inthebeginning.png
So, I’m sure you’re thinking - “Badass Bunnies?” Well…when we sit down and review all of the nomination categories you guys suggest and compare them to our various films, some just jump (or hop) out at us. When someone suggested “Badass Bunnies” we thought- how perfect! Bunnies run rampant in the history of Channel Frederator. It was stiff competition with these three. Elizabeth Ito’s “Hot Cross Bunnies” are a bunch of bunnies that, while oh-so-cute, would kick your butt in a heartbeat. Meanwhile, Ben Meinhardt’s bunnies were a whole different beast! In the two part “Animals In Love/Binge & Purge” happy bunnies transform into human-eating, civilization-destroying monsters. But in the end, the votes [Read more…]

Announcing the Winners of the 2008 Channel Frederator Awards- Press Release

June 10th, 2008


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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.
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The 2008 Channel Frederator Awards - The Winners

June 10th, 2008

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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 who won in categories like:

The Sick Sick Sick Award

The Bad Ass Bunny Award

The Kiwi Award

The So Cute It Hurts Award

And many, many more!

Watch all the nominees at channelfrederator.com

And the Winners Are…

June 10th, 2008

You’ve waited long enough! Get a peek at all of the winners in the Second Annual Channel Frederator Awards in our very first, hot off the presses, Channel Frederator Awards episode for 2008. Check it out!

One week to go.

June 3rd, 2008

2008 CFAs

Next Tuesday, June 10, is the day we announce the winners of the 2008 Channel Frederator Awards. Just like in 2007 it was an embarrassment of riches, and I’m sure when you voted, just like all of us, it was hard making a decision in every category. We’re all lucky to have the greatest filmmakers in the world allowing us to share their cartoons on Channel Frederator.

A big disappointment this year is we’re not going to be able to meet as many of you in person as we’d like and hand out the Freddies in person. Logistical issues bolixed us up and we’re concentrating on delivering a great online event rather than a live party.

Please join us starting June 10 for the round up and announcement of all our great winners. We’ll start that day, and then two special episodes a week for the next four weeks, highlighting the winners [Read more…]

Cartoon of the Year - You Decide!

May 28th, 2008

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One of the most exciting categories in the Channel Frederator Awards is our “Cartoon of the Year” category. Normally, Cartoon of the Year is the highest rated cartoon on Channel Frederator. The only problem we ran into this year, however, is that we spent a good chunk of the year revising our star-rating system. Hmmm… What’s a producer to do?
Well, based on viewer feedback, we at Channel Frederator can usually get a handle on what our most popular cartoons are. So what we’re doing is offering up this list of 12 of our hottest cartoons. Your job is to e-mail us at vj@channelfrederator.com and tell us which cartoon you think deserves the distinguished award of Cartoon of the Year. You only have until Wednesday June, 4th, so make your voice heard! - Carrie

Here are the contenders. We’re counting on you folks!

Fumi & the Bad Luck Foot

Hot Cross Bunnies

Yeah, You Can [Read more…]