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Mighty Fudge!!!

March 26th, 2010

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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…]

Mike Salva: Professional Animator

January 23rd, 2010

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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…]

Galileo! Butterflies! Streamys!

January 12th, 2010

This week we take a look at a little film with a lot of heart - coming at you all the way from France! Don’t forget to nominate Channel Frederator and Cartoon Hangover for the Streamy Awards!

1. Go to: http://channelfrederator.com/streamys

2. Vote Channel Frederator for “Best Hosted Web Series”
Vote Cartoon Hangover for “Best New Web Series”

3. The URLS are http://channelfrederator.com and http://channelfrederator.com/hangover, respectively.

Done! Look, you voted! And now for our film…

“Galileo”, by Ghislain Avrillon: A whimsical look an imaginative young boy.

*New episode of Cartoon Hangover this Friday! Tim Beckhardt! You can now follow CH on Twitter!

*Leave lots of comments and follow CF on Twitter too!

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

WARNING: Channel Frederator is rated EXPLICIT. Man, 2010 is so *bleepin’* awesome! 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

“Nature Break” Part Two - Comedians

January 1st, 2010

It’s finally here! The long awaited second half of this article. Happy 2010 to you! Here, I’ve conducted an email interview with the talented comedians who handle the voice work and improv magic in animator Mike Hollingsworth’s short series “Nature Break”.

CF: What is your background in comedy?

danforth-2.jpg Danforth France: I moved to Los Angeles and went through the Groundlings program, learned how to improvise. Then I did a lot of standup in the months between classes. I did a lot of sketch and improv with the Groundlings and my troupe The Pretty Okay Ho-hum Spectacular on Ice, which is now long defunct.

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Happy Holidays, Fred Heads!

December 23rd, 2009

Brrr! It’s officially winter, Fred-heads. And the wind is kickin’ up for serious! Don’t count on a good hair day for a while. Hats are strongly encouraged. Stay warm and watch our toons!

“Wild Wind”, by Leo Campasso: Awesome 8-bit action from Buenos Aires in this shorty short!

*New episode of Cartoon Hangover this Friday! Bear-Horse! Merry Christmas!

*Leave lots of comments and follow us on Twitter!

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

WARNING: Channel Frederator is rated EXPLICIT. Man, wind is so windy! I wish it would shut it’s breezy *bleepin’* face! 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

“Winter Songs” with Crush Design

December 16th, 2009

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Crush Design UK’s John McCulloch and Helen Crawford-White are responsible for the sweet music video for “Winter Songs” by Sara Bareilles & Ingrid Michaelson. Below they tell us about their process and the best way to keep warm in the winter (no, not that).

Channel Frederator: Where did you study animation/filmmaking?

John McCulloch: Helen Crawford-White actually studied Graphic Design at Brighton University, UK, and I studied illustration at Portsmouth University. Working at Crush we have the opportunity to work on such a wide variety of projects that our skills all kind of merge together. As far as studying animation, we are always collecting things that we like and on the look out for things that are visually inspiring and animation is something that we are both really interested in.

CF: What gave you the idea for “Winter Songs”?

JM: We were asked to create the album cover for a compilation which featured the ”Winter Songs” track and [Read more…]

Winter Songs! Snuggles! Xmas Present for Fredbot?!

December 15th, 2009

This week’s episode will make you want to put on your warmies and snuggle the crap out of each other! We’ve got a cute music video, plus you can help Carl decide what to get Fredbot for Christmas.

“Winter Songs”, by Crush Design: Sweet little music video for a sweet little song sung by Sara Bareilles and Ingrid Michaelson.

*New episode of Cartoon Hangover this Friday! Dave Carter!

*Leave lots of comments and follow us on Twitter!

*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

“Nature Break” Part One - Mike Hollingsworth

December 14th, 2009

Mike Hollingsworth’s animated series “Nature Break” is awesome. Now a hit on the YouTubes and the festival circuit, Mr. Hollingworth found a moment to talk about the series, its voice actors, and the coolest animal on Earth. Keep an eye out for the second half of this article “Nature Break Part Two - The Comedians” later this week, featuring interviews with the talented LA comics that voice Hollingsworth’s characters.

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

Mike Hollingsworth: When Fuel TV picked up another season of Stupidface I wanted to do something new. I had created my little black and white Low Tide cartoons for season one and it was time to have fun with COLOR! The show was now a half an hour instead of a full hour so I thought it would be fun to make quicker cartoons. Two characters, quick conversation, no explanation. I was a wee bit inspired [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!

*Leave lots of comments and follow us on Twitter!

*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