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“Frog” with Chris Conforti

January 29th, 2010


Animator/director Chris Conforti’s “Frog” is a Cartoon Hangover favorite, only a few hours after the episode was posted! Below, Chris tells us about screaming, eating live animals, and candy mishaps.

Cartoon Hangover: Where did you study animation/film?

Chris Conforti: School Of Visual Arts (SVA).

CH: Who are your favorite artists/animators?

CC: Tex Avery, Bill Watterson, Shannon Wheeler, Don Hertzfeldt, Nicolas Marlet, Christy Karacas, Mark Van Orman.

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

CC: Spending a summer at my parents home in Florida. It was always crazy hot and frogs were everywhere - in the pool, in the car, in the cat’s mouth.

CH: What is your favorite sequence in the film?

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Jonathan Katz: Professional Comedian

January 23rd, 2010


Jonathan Katz, star of Comedy Central’s Dr. Katz: Professional Therapist and host of “Hey, We’re Back” took a moment to answer a few of Cartoon Hangover’s questions about his career and his animated short “Death Row Diet.”

Cartoon Hangover: What drew you to comedy initially?

Jonathan Katz: I had no other skills. I tried to tune pianos and I was a flop. I had a band and we were moderately successful. On a good night we made 600 dollars. We never had a good night.

CH: Who was good to you and gave you a lot of encouragement when you first started as a stand up comedian?

JK: Dom Irrera, his ex-wife, Lisa Mende, in her own odd way. Silver Friedman, the owner of the NY Improv. My wife. My wife again. Carol Siskind, a comedian who taught me the trick where you right something down. Carol Leifer, a wonderful comedian, Rita Rudner, Paula Poundstone, but [Read more…]

Mike Salva: Professional Animator

January 23rd, 2010


Mike Salva, animator of “Max the Hero” and this week’s Cartoon Hangover ‘toon “Death Row Diet” gives us some background on his work with comedy and capital punishment.

Cartoon Hangover: How did you become so involved with comedy? I mean, as adorable as animated tragedy is…

Mike Salva: I blame it on nine years of Catholic school. Laughter of any kind was discouraged. And I was there when the nuns weren’t allowed to hit the students anymore, so they started punishing the children with mental cruelty. And by golly, those nuns got to be pretty darn good at it!

CH: Why did you approach Jonathan Katz about animating “Death Row Diet”?

MS: I was a big fan of Dr. Katz, Professional Therapist. Jonathan had watched a cartoon I had made called “Max the Hero” and we had talked about Jon doing a voice in a future cartoon of mine, but I didn’t have a particular project in mind. [Read more…]

“Pellet Gunn” with Tim Beckhardt

January 15th, 2010


This week Cartoon Hangover features Tim Beckhardt’s “Pellet Gunn”, a black and white salute to indie comics and the dangers of small town boredom.

CH: Where did you study animation/film?

Tim Beckhardt: The Rhode Island School of Design (RISD). I also took quite a bit of printmaking while I was there.

CH: What gave you the idea for “Pellet Gunn”?

TB: I think the central theme came from growing up in/around run-down towns with not much to do and the schemes (most destructive) you come up with to fight boredom. I had always wanted to do a film with multiple intertwined characters in one location, and the story built progressively from there.

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“Fetal Fury” with Nick Gibbons

January 10th, 2010


Cartoon Hangover has hit it’s stride with some awesome animated comedy courtesy of all of our our excellent contributing artists like Dave Carter, Steve Stark, Mike Geiger and this week animator/writer/comedian Nick Gibbons! Read below to learn more about Nick’s work writing for animation and why girly drinks are just tops.

Cartoon Hangover:You’ve written for several ‘toons (Aqua Teen Hunger Force, Robot Boy, Jimmy Neutron) - in what capacity to you contribute (punch up, story, etc)?

Nick Gibbons: For Robotboy I wrote 4 full episodes, as well and an entire episode of Aqua Teen. For Jimmy I wrote several interstitials that were shown in conjunction with the release of the movie. During my stint at Blue Sky Studios I sat in on brainstorming punch-up meetings for Robots, Ice Age 2 and Horton. Punch-up work is a blessing and a curse. If your joke gets in it’s great, however you never get credit. My wife has a [Read more…]

“Bear-Horse” with Steve Stark

December 29th, 2009


This weeks Cartoon Hangover ‘toon “Bear-Horse” comes to us from Steve Stark. What is a Bear-Horse, you ask? It’s a half human, half horse with bear-like qualities. What is a Steve Stark, you ask? Read about one here!

Cartoon Hangover: Oh my goodness, “Bear-Horse”. Where did that idea come from?

Steve Stark: I saw a picture on the internet of a bear riding a horse. Immediately after starting singing “Bear-horse, Bear-Horse!” with a buddy. Soon after I did the concept picture that’s at the end of the short. Bear-Horse was born.

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“Psychotown” with Dave Carter

December 18th, 2009


Dave Carter, the awesome Aussie animator that brought us this week’s Cartoon Hangover ‘toon, tells us about his series “Psychotown”, his favorite drink, and his favorite diss.

Channel Frederator: What gave you the idea for “Psychotown”?

Dave Carter: I’ve always been a fan of sketch comedy and wanted to mix it with animation. It’s little problematic making it work because part of the appeal of watching Monty Python or Saturday Night Live was that you’d see John Cleese or Will Ferrell play a knight in one skit and a proctologist in the next. In animation, once you draw them in different costumes, they’re different people. It’s no longer a show but a series of short films. With Psychotown I used a shoe-box as a stage set as the ‘reoccurring element’, to bridge each episodes together. But big props to Mike Judge’s Animation Show, it was their commission that allow me to develop [Read more…]

Giant Bugs! Awesome Animation! Carl Is Also Here!

December 8th, 2009

Carl battles bugs! Or rather, he’s badly battered by bug battling. Either way, you should watch Channel Frederator this week. We’ve got top-notch animation from Gobelins, plus we’re only a few days away from the launch of Cartoon Hangover! *squeal of delight*

“The Lighthouse Keeper” from the Gobelins School: A lighthouse keeper finds an unwelcome guest hovering outside his window…

*Keep your eyes peeled for our new show, Cartoon Hangover , launching this Thursday, December 10th! It features the silliest, smuttiest animation on the web. For your beer-goggled, grown-up eyes only!

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*Want to submit? Then go for it! Click here!

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

-Bailee DesRocher

Cartoon Hangover is Almost Here!

December 3rd, 2009

‘Sup nerds?! It’s finally here! December 10th is go time for Cartoon Hangover, a new show from Channel Frederator that is grown-ups only animation. If you have a dirty ‘toon lyin’ around, submit that sh*t! Also, it’s hosted by yours truly, so if anything you know it’ll be super hot with fabulous hair. It’s already your favorite show. No big deal.

BTW, Cartoon Hangover is NSFW.

See you on December 10th, you sexy bunch of animation nerds!

-Bailee DesRocher