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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…

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Birthday boy wearing Goofy’s clothes…

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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…]

On the Bubble News

September 24th, 2008

Check out this new series being produced over at Worldwide Biggies. On the Bubble is a news show hosted by four college kids - an anchorwoman (the only one that takes the show seriously) and three goofy guys. The series does a good job of mocking very current events, a special challenge for animated content. It’s great to see the Internet finally enabling us to break that barrier. The series was created by Adam de la Peña (well known for his work on The Man Show and Crank Yankers) and written by Glasgow Phillips (South Park) and is part of a Sierra Mist campaign.

All in all, the animators over at Worldwide Biggies have done a great job. It’s great to see some really nice art and animation on an Internet series that probably turns around an episode a week.

Above you’ll find a promo for On the Bubble that’s running on the front page [Read more…]

Kaz as Kaz Can

July 14th, 2008

In 2007, comix legend Kaz made an animated pilot called Zoot Rumpus for Cartoon Network, starring a junkyard dog living in a seedily tumbledown Kaz-erific setting. Part One has been posted on You Tube. (Part Two will show up soon, and I will announce when it’s viewable.)

The show is currently without a home, so why don’t you media moguls out there start fighting over it like dogs fight over a large, meaty bone?

Kaz is no newcomer to the animated life, having worked on Spongebob Squarepants and Camp Lazlo. He is also the co-writer of Derek Drymon’s Diggs Tailwagger Nicktoons pilot.

A little Zoot trivia: Kaz used to draw another character named Zoot Rumpus, a roly-poly worse-for-wear fellow who appeared in Underworld strips and also taught kids about creating cartoons in a how-to-draw strip for the Nickelodeon Magazine Comic Book.

After the jump, an earlier contribution to animation history: Kaz’s Dr.Worm design appears in a They Might Be Giants video on Nickelodeon’s KaBlam!
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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

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 

Monster Inside Of Me

June 16th, 2008

Floyd’s recent post on the fredblogs reminded me of a great video of Daniel Johnston’s Monster Inside Of Me by Eric Fensler, of GI Joe PSA fame.

Here’s some fanart I created for Daniel a few years ago. 

-Jeaux Janovsky

“Kung Fu Panda” out tomorrow

June 5th, 2008

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Tomorrow, June 6th, is the premiere of “Kung Fu Panda”. The film is great, so don’t miss it! I hope to have some interviews with some of the creative crew real soon. Keep watching this space.

-Floyd Bishop

Good Luck Cap’n Thurop!

June 4th, 2008


Inspired by Eric’s post, here’s a piece of Flapjack Fan Art I created for my pal and ol’ Cubicle Buddy: Thurop Van Orman, creator of The Marvelous Misadventures of Flapjack.

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Rob Schrab’s Fan Film Contest

May 30th, 2008

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Reposted from Indy Mogul!

Not to sound too much like a shameless plug, but our friend Rob Schrab (who recently put together an episode of the 4-minute Film School) is encouraging fans to recreate the energy of his popular comic book series “SCUD: The Disposable Assassin” by means of a fan film contest. Rob co-created Channel 101, so he knows how valuable deadlines and obstructions can be to creating something.

If you’re a fan of Scud, or just like making stuff, check out all the information on his site. You can make whatever you want about SCUD, make it three minutes or less in length, and send him a link by July 31st.