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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

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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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

“1000 Times No” is a B.O.O.G.E.R.

May 21st, 2009

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I have read (and read, and read, and read again, thanks to my own kids) the book “1000 Times No” from Mr. Warburton. The book, published by Harper Collins, is a great book for kids, and I can honestly tell you that it is a B.O.O.G.E.R. : a Book Of Offspring’s Glorified Exclaimed Resistance (Tom Warburton is the creator of the long running Cartoon Network series Codename: Kids Next Door).

The book focuses on Noah, and his resistance to wanting to leave. Leave to go where? Noah doesn’t care, he just knows he doesn’t want to go. His refusals range from a stern “No”, to spelling it out with sky writing. Noah is also fluent (or just fluent enough) in many different languages. Kids will enjoy trying to read each of the languages, often in different silly voices.

To help promote the book, Mr. Warburton has created this promotional trailer:

I’m wondering if there are [Read more…]

Star Wars Cone Wars TV Series: Watch it

October 4th, 2008

I watched the first episode of the new Clone Wars series on Cartoon Network tonight. I went into it not expecting much. I didn’t see the recent theatrical release, so I really wasn’t sure what to expect.

I enjoyed the show quite a bit. I was surprised at the level of the lighting, effects, and story. The animation of key scenes was well done, with some hit or miss bits inbetween, but overall it was pretty well done. I really liked the narrator intro at the start, and the pacing of the stories seemed spot on.

While I enjoyed the 2D Clone Wars cartoons from a few years back, if these first two episodes are any indication, this new series will be a very good one.

-Floyd Bishop

RIP Toonami

September 21st, 2008

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Anime News Network is reporting that  Cartoon Network is ending Toonami tonight, after a run of 11 years. While the programming block has been showing only Naruto recently, some other featured titles included Voltron, Robotech, Sailor Moon, Dragon Ball, Ronin Warriors, G-Force: Guardians of Space, Blue Submarine No. 6, Tenchi Muyo!, Cardcaptors, Zoids, .hack//SIGN, Yu Yu Hakusho, Rurouni Kenshin, The Big O, Outlaw Star, Yu-Gi-Oh!, Cyborg 009, Duel Masters, Astro Boy, Gundam, Rave Master, Zatch Bell, One Piece, Bobobo-bo Bo-bobo, Pokémon, MÄR, The Prince of Tennis, Megaman Star Force, Bakugan Battle Brawlers, and Blue Dragon.

The 2002 live-action Spider-Man film will run instead of Toonami on September 27.

-Floyd Bishop

New live action “Scooby Doo” movie coming to Cartoon Network and DVD

August 3rd, 2008

Huh?

That was pretty much my reaction, too.

A new “Scooby Doo” live action/CG movie is in the works for Cartoon Network, and later release on DVD.

“Scooby-Doo: In the Beginning” will feature an all new cast of lesser-known actors replacing the original quartet of Freddie Prinze Jr., Sarah Michelle Gellar, Matthew Lillard and Linda Cardellini. Rob Amell (”Life With Derek”) will play Freddy, joined by newcomers Kaitlyn Melton as Daphne, Hayley Alcroft as Velma and Nick Palatas as Shaggy. The computer-generated Scooby-Doo will be voiced by Frank Welker, a longtime voice actor on the animated “Scooby-Doo” series.

Who knows? This film could be good. The problem is that the Scooby Doo universe has been done to death, with a few takes on the subject matter from the same prequel perspective as this new film, including the very well done “A Pup Named Scooby Doo”. That series included a lot of inside jokes from the [Read more…]

Want a Wedgie?

June 12th, 2008

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Matt Schwartz, another ex-MTV Animation comrade (and there are a lot of us around), contacted me to say that his cartoon, Calling Cat-22!, will be featured as a Wedgie this Sunday on Cartoon Network.

Wedgies are cartoon shorts that CN is currently “wedging” in between programs, such as the “Not So Smart Toons” marathon on Sunday from 12-6 PM. If you can’t be home and/or don’t have TIVO or some such gizmo, you can watch Wedgies on the CN Video Page.

If you want a sneak peek of Calling Cat-22!, there is one episode up right now called “Stink”. Other Wedgie series so far are Flapjack, Bremen Avenue Experience, Nacho Bear, and The Talented Mr. Bixby.

(Oh, and one thing I don’t like about the CN video site is that there are no show credits and they don’t provide any info about the creators. C’mon, CN, why make it difficult for us to [Read more…]

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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Channel Frederator Featured Spotlight on Zac Moncrief

July 19th, 2007

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I wish I had a story or two about Zac Moncrief to share with you all, but I didn’t really attend his classes while he taught at Calarts. But what I can share with you was how I felt about him, his teaching methods, when I did crash a class or two of his.

Zac is a very funny person, and was a very sharing and encouraging teacher. It’s to bad he’s not teaching at Calarts still, because the kids there need people like Zac.

Zac, himself, attended Calarts and obtained an internship on the animated film, The Pagemaster. Soon after he moved into the role of assistant animator on Cats Don’t Dance. During his time on Cats Don’t Dance, Fred Seibert (who’s that guy?) had bought a pilot from Zac entitled, Godfrey and Zeek, for the Hanna-Barbera What-A-Cartoon Series.

Zac then found himself doing work on another HB series, Johnny Bravo in the story department.
Some time passed, [Read more…]

Miles Thompson/pt.1

October 23rd, 2006

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Miles Thompson is a Frederator Alum who made a successful jump from the Animation Industry into the world of Art.
In between freelancing and painting like a madman, he took the time to give us a few A’s to a few CH.FRED Q’s.

CH.F: Where were you born?
MT: 1971, on a naval base in Pennsicola, Fl - being that my folks were Ca natives, I was legally born as such - my dad was stationed there for only 4 months after my birthday - then we moved back to Sherman Oaks, Ca and then on into the ugly Republican community of the OC.
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