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Chickens, Robots & Dinosaurs! Oh, My!

April 26th, 2010

What a WEEK we have planned for you, Channel Frederator friends! Chickens! Robots! Dinosaurs! ALL IN ONE WEEK. Can you handle it?! Yes. Yes you can, and you will love every second of it. Cluck Cluck, wizz clank, ROOOAAARRR!

MONDAY Channel Frederator - “Chicken Cowboy” by Stephen Neary : A humble chicken learns to be brave in the face of bullies, bullets, and toast.

WEDNESDAY Fredbits - “Robot Dance Wars” by Toby Dale: Because the best way to settle a score is to just dance it out.

FRIDAY Cartoon Hangover - “Dino Rider” by Mikkel Siercke: A boy uses a dinosaur to exact revenge on his enemies (in lieu of dancing out his anger, it would seem).

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Talkin’ with Trevor Jones

April 12th, 2010


You have 48 hours to create a short film, top to bottom. What do you do? Why, make a music video about a tokin’ Sasquatch. Doy. This week on Cartoon Hangover we’re featuring “Talkin’ Sasquatch Blues” created at the 2009 CalArts 48 hour film festival by Trevor Jones featuring music by Ten Mile Tide. Below, Trevor tells us more about the ‘toon, but most importantly, decides the winner in a Yeti vs. Sasquatch scenario.

Cartoon Hangover: Where did you study animation?

Trevor Jones: I’m in my second year at Calarts, but I studied a bit at my community college in Albuquerque and at my high school’s Career Enrichment Center before that.

CH: Who are your favorite artists?

TJ: I like a lot of artist.s I like Teddy Newton, Lou Romano, Shane Prigmore, and Shannon Tindle. Lori D’s stuff is pretty cool. But I also take a lot of inspiration from the amazing talent I [Read more…]

Drinking & Drawing Miami: Numero Dos!

April 2nd, 2010

Woo! Happy Friday, cartoon friends. Cartoon Hangover features Drinking and Drawing Miami: 2 this week - sponsored by Frederator and the Miami World Cinema Center. It’s produced by Patrick De Bokay and Spence Morin. Here, Spence gives us a little insight into how it all went down and when it’s coming up next.

The event has actually inspired a lot of venues to approach me to do D and Ds at their event, but in allegiance to Fred and the venue (the News Lounge) I’ve stayed put with it. I have been generating other riffs off of the idea such as stop-mo go which would essentially be animation of people in front of a green screen acting crazy via a live capture technique. Here’s the link to the one we did for the Borscht Film Festival, a festival I co-founded and a project that the Miami World Cinema Center funds and [Read more…]

Mighty Fudge!!!

March 26th, 2010


This weeks Cartoon Hangover joint is from Patrick and Kimberly Mallek at Mighty Fudge Studios. Because of the nature of the film, and the increasing number of children tooling around the Channel Frederator blog, I will be *ing anything that might seem… unseemly. Below is an interview with Patrick about the Schoolhouse Rock-ish “My First B*ner”

Cartoon Hangover: Where did you study animation, if at all?

Patrick Mallek: In a van down by the r*ver.

CH: What gave you the idea for “My First B*ner”?

PM: I w*ke up with it. No. Seriously.

CH: “My First B*ner” is credited to you and your w*fe, Kim - is it weird working on b*ner cartoons with your spouse or is it business as usual?

PM: Animated b*ners, crime solving str*ppers, talking gen*talia. Just another day’s work here at Mighty Fudge.

CH: Why is the Sun $%*king a cigar?

PM: I wanted him to look like a creepy pervert, but since he didn’t have legs, I [Read more…]

Cartoon Birthday!

March 14th, 2010

Animation enthusiast, voice actor, comedian and handsome naturalist Mike Funt celebrated his birthday last weekend with a cartoon themed birthday party - everyone came dressed as their favorite cartoon character…

Birthday boy wearing Goofy’s clothes…

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Cartoon Hangover Quickie with DJ Timbo

March 10th, 2010


DJ Timbo, LA’s Animated DJ, is responsible for the down and dirty tale of a Vegas romp gone bonkers in “The Olsen Twins Song”, animated by Kelly Loftus. Here he schools me on DJ terminology and let’s us know why animated music videos are the best.

Cartoon Hangover: Who are your favorite artists (music, animation, or otherwise)?

DJ Timbo: Mick Jagger, Beck, Beastie Boys, The Doors, Royksopp, Andy Warhol.

CH: What is your favorite song?

DJ T: Bob Marley “Jammin.” A classic.

CH: It’s so silly and dirty - what gave you the idea for “The Olsen Twins Song”?

DJ T: I had a dream. A very wet dream.

LOL. Seriously though, originally it was two songs. One about the Olsen Twins and the other a Vegas themed escapade. I combined them both because everybody loves Vegas. All guys fantasize about threesomes. Put that together with twin famous billionaires, and viola!

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“Ron the Zookeeper” with Darcy Prendergast

February 27th, 2010


Aussie animator and director Darcy Prendergast’s film, “Ron the Zookeeper”, is featured this week on Cartoon Hangover. Finally, a quality stop-motion about panda masturbation.

Cartoon Hangover: Where did you study animation?

Darcy Prendergast: RMIT, Melbourne. That said, there was no clay animation class there at the time, so I was largely self taught. The ol’ trial and error… Errors-plural would be more fitting.

CH: Who are your favorite artists?

DP: Jim Henson, Jean Pierre Jeunet, Jeff Soto, Joe Sorren. I didn’t intentionally choose artists that all start with J. It just happened that way.

CH: I saw in another interview that Ron is based on your father who was a zookeeper. What does he think of your film?

DP: He absolutely loves it. I was shooting this film in my uncles Garage, and no one was more supportive than my old man. He’d bring down changes of clothes, meals… Everything. Mum hardly ever ventured down, and as such, [Read more…]

To the Moon! with Channel Frederator

February 24th, 2010

Sorry for the late post friends - if you haven’t seen this week’s episode yet, grab a box of tissues and affix your peepers to one very touching hand drawn film. What’s your favorite hand drawn flick? Let us know on the CF homepage.

“Moonboy” by Adam Calfee and the good people at MoreFrames - A young boy, weary of a superficial and dangerous world, finds solace in space.

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WARNING: Channel Frederator is rated EXPLICIT. Man, the moon is so *bleepin’* round! Oops. Sorry. Some content on CF is pretty grown up. If you’re under 18, get a parent’s permission prior to viewing.

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Leah Shore’s “Meatwaffle”

February 23rd, 2010


“Meatwaffle” is a strange, mixed media animation that has polarized audiences everywhere - from the CF YouTube page to Sundance. Take a look at what the the film’s director, Leah Shore, has to say about her work… plus the heartwarming adjective she invented.

Cartoon Hangover: Where did you study animation?

Leah Shore: I went to RISD for my undergrad and majored in Film, Animation and Video.

CH: Who are your favorite artists?

LS: SOOOO many artists… from off the top of my head - Ralph Steadman, Eric Fishl. Jan Svankmajer, My Mom, Dali,Tom Waits, Matthew Barney, Patti Smith, Robert Mapplethorpe. and many many mooore..

CH: What gave you the idea for “Meatwaffle”?

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Zillis Media’s “Mr. Broose”

February 5th, 2010


The absurd, ‘violence for violence’s sake’ antics of Mr. Broose are causing a stir this week on Cartoon Hangover. Here, SG from Zillis Media discusses his new venture into animation and alternative media.

Cartoon Hangover: Where (if at all) did you study film/animation?

SG: I have no formal training in art or animation. Any similarities between my work and professional animation are purely coincidental [Read more…]