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Replacement Dog! Adventure Times! Wewt!

April 6th, 2010

Dogs replacing people? Pen Ward interview? A talking Sasquatch?! Has the world on BANANAS?! Yyyyyyup! This week we have exciting junk all around the site and blog - check out Pen Ward’s exclusive Channel Frederator interview (if you haven’t yet), we’ve got cool animation from Casey Safron, king of Animation Block Party, and Cartoon Hangover, well… you’ll see. :)

“Replacement Dog” by Casey Safron and Garret Koeppicus: A short and sweet short about a lady with commitment issues and a penchant for piercings.

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

-Bailee DesRocher

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…]

Adventure Time Special!!!

April 2nd, 2010

Here is the Channel Frederator Adventure Time sneak peak from earlier this week! Featuring an interview with the series’ creator, Pen Ward, and some never-been-seen clips. Don’t forget to check out the premiere on Monday, April 5th @ 8pm on Cartoon Network! You’re already set to watch? How math of you.

Interview by Bobby Miller, edited by Matthias Sundberg.

-Bailee DesRocher

Adventure Time Video Special this Wednesday!

March 29th, 2010

I was recently allowed to see the first couple episodes of Adventure Time, the new cartoon series premiering on Cartoon Network April 5th. I was a huge fan of the original short film and I was worried…worried that it might not translate into a television series.

After viewing the first couple episodes in a high security vault. I emerged from Cartoon Network’s headquarters elated. Folks: the show is absolutely amazing. In fact, if Adventure Time doesn’t become the new Spongebob Squarepants I’d be really shocked. It’s that good.

So, imagine my geek-out levels when I was told I could interview creator Pen Ward for an exclusive Adventure Time special for ChannelFrederator.com…we also secured exclusive never-before-seen footage from the upcoming show.

WOAH.

Did things just get a little TOO mathematical up in here?

Subscribe to our youtube page now and be the first to see it premiere this Wednesday, March 31st!

-Bobby Miller

“The Head” With Dante Zaballa & Matias Vigliano

March 29th, 2010

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“The Head” by Dante Zaballa and Matias Vigliano is a trippy tribute to old-school ‘toons! Here, Dante speaks on behalf of the creative duo and tells us a little more about the film.

Channel Frederator: Where did you study animation?

Dante Zaballa: Matias came from the motion graphics land, he studied Graphic Design at the University of Buenos Aires, and I studied traditional animation in Club Cartoon, also in BA. This video came from the crazy idea of making a piece of hand drawn cartoon without knowing how to face all the problems on the way, all made by ourselves and always on the rush… we’re really happy to finally have made it!

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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…]

Like a Pen! Like a Finn… Hat! Adventure Time Special!

March 24th, 2010

So much excellent Channel Frederator goodness! This episode is fanTAStic, there’s an upcoming Adventure Time Channel Frederator exclusive THIS WEDNESDAY, plus the good folks at Threadbanger have given you the gift of a DIY Finn hat! Who could ask for anything more? Nobody, that is who.

“Like a Pen” dir. by Andreas Nilsson, music by The Knife: All the animation styles that you can handle. Seriously, it might melt your face. Just sayin’.

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*New episode of Cartoon Hangover this Friday! Drink & Draw Miami 2! Follow CH on Twitter! Be our friend on Facebook! WOO!

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

-Bailee DesRocher

“Vegeterrible” with Henrik Sonniksen & Benjamin Neilsen

March 24th, 2010

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This week’s Cartoon Hangover ‘toon “Vegeterrible” by Henrik Sonniksen and Benjamin Neilsen is about good food… gone bad. Am I right? Get it? HA! Here, Henrik speaks on behalf the creative team and lets us know a little more about the film.

Cartoon Hangover: Where did you guys study animation?

Henrik Sonniksen: We studied animation at The Animation Workshop in Viborg. We started school back in 2006 and graduated with “Vegeterrible” in January this year.

CH: Who are your favorite artists/animators?

HS: For Vegeterrible we looked at a lot of artwork form French students at Gobelins and at some of the amazing movies from the Japanese animation studio; Studio 4C, who made films like Tekkonkinkreet and Mind Game.

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“Homunculus” - Sam Stevens & Chris Mauch

March 15th, 2010

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So you’re staring at a timelapse of decaying food, like you do, when suddenly BAM! Fuzzy old raspberries turn into a fuzzy little person… and then things go bonkers from there. That’s how “Homunculus” a short film by Humble TV’s Sam Stephens and Chris Mauch starts out. Here they tell us how the film was made, and how to get rid of that bloated pheasant carcass smell.

Channel Frederator: Where did you study animation?

Sam Stephens: NYU. Tisch.

Chris Mauch:
Went to School of Visual Arts, and Came out of their Excellent Computer Art Dept. One of my most crucial teachers/Advisors was Animator Jefferey Lerer.

CF: Who are your favorite artists?

SS: Brunuel, Svankmeyer, Chris Cunningham, Gondry, Doug Aitken, Bill Viola, Odd Nerdrum.

CM: Oh, boy haha, Frank Frazetta, Stanley Kubrick, Simon Bisley, Yoshitaka Amano, Moebius, Brad Bird, Mike Mignola, Frank Miller, Peter Chung, N.C.Wyeth. That’s pretty fun putting ‘em all in a row like that.

CF: Ha! Right? [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…

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Birthday boy wearing Goofy’s clothes…

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