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Jazz! Circus Tricks! Vegetables! Watch Our Fantastical ‘Toons!

May 3rd, 2010

Come one, come all to Channel Frederator, a stupendous side show of animation oddities! See the works of astonishing big-shot studio animators, astounding indie artists, and amazing post-it note flipbook animation the likes of which you’ve never seen! You with the face! Step right up and take a look…

Channel Frederator - “Distraxion” by Mike Stern: There’s no such thing as ‘easy listening’ in this CG smooth jazz fiasco.

Fredbits - “More Circus Tricks History Forgot” submitted by Totem X: Another short from the master of flipbookery Totem X!

Cartoon Hangover - “Porn on the Cob” by Dax Norman: Finally, a reason to eat your vegetables.

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WARNING: Channel Frederator is rated EXPLICIT. Man, cartoons are so *bleepin’* excellent. Oops. Sorry. Some content on CF is [Read more…]

Happy Earth Day! Hug a Tree! Watch Some ‘Toons!

April 22nd, 2010

Happy Earth Day, Cartoon Friends!

Not only do we have an eco-friendly main show on Channel Frederator this week, but we also have a brand new weekly mini-program! Fredbits is go! The new show from Channel Frederator that’s just one very short and sweet ‘toon. If you have a film that is one minute or under, submit it here! Plus the world’s most awkward interview on Friday’s Cartoon Hangover. Not to be missed!

Channel Frederator - “Plastic Fish” by Naissance TV: Don’t throw trash out into the wild. You know better.

Fredbits - “Go Greener” submitted by Rex Martin: Quick Post It note animation that encourages cycling and recycling.

Cartoon Hangover - “Craig T. Squirrel” by Mike Hollingsworth: A case of mistaken identity wreaks havoc on some cuddly forest animals.

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Elk Hair Caddis! Earth Day! Pretend Words!

April 13th, 2010

Peter Smith, Alice Holme, Anders Brogaard, and Magnus Moller. Don’t forget these names, ’cause they just raised the bar on bonkers-awesome <— real term - animation. Their film “Elk Hair Caddis” is featured this week on Channel Frederator - you are welcome in advance, Fredheads. Check out Cartoon Hangover this Friday for a film that is creepytown, plus water conservation tips! You’re probably watching Adventure Time already, so keep that up… guess that’s it for now… OH! It’s spring, so play outside or sumpin’. It’s nice out.

“Elk Hair Caddis”, directed by Peter Smith: A product of Denmark’s Animation Workshop, “Elk Hair Caddis” is a bonkers-awesome film that combines several different techniques to create one (literally) eye-popping adventure.

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“The Machine” with Rob Shaw

March 4th, 2010

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This weeks Channel Frederator film,”The Machine”, comes to us from Bent Image Lab’s Rob Shaw. Find out why robots are both evil and radical and what Rob is working on next…

Channel Frederator: Where did you study animation?

Rob Shaw: I went to the University of the Arts in Philadelphia (where I grew up) for film and animation.

CF: Who are your favorite artists?

RS: I’m drawn towards a lot of eastern European animators like Jan Lenica, Jan Svankmajer, Jiri Barta and Jiri Norstein. They have organic textural styles that I love. Adam Elliot is a current hero because of the heart he gets into his films.

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Evil Robots! Fredbots! Gingerale my foot!

March 2nd, 2010

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“The Machine” by Rob Shaw - Man’s pursuit of technology comes at a high price in this surreal, circular fable.

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WARNING: Channel Frederator is rated EXPLICIT. Man, machines are so *bleepin’* scary! 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

Love, Love, Love!

February 10th, 2010

Ah, love is in the air! Either that, or we’re downwind from a sewage treatment plant. This week on Channel Frederator, fall in love with animation all over again! We’ve got an excellent ‘toon, plus Carl gets solicited by a boozy inamorata! Don’t forget to check back Friday for a very special Cartoon Hangover Crossover!

“Without Thunder”, by Daisy Edwards: The misery of a rainy day in NYC is swept away by a surprise kiss.

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WARNING: Channel Frederator is rated EXPLICIT. Man, Valentine’s Day is so *bleepin’* romantical! 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

“Electropolis” - A Sheridan College Joint

February 3rd, 2010

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Kevin McCullough and his fellow student animators are responsible for this week’s awesome film “Electropolis”. Below is a little insight into the collaborative process and what we can expect from the class in 2010.

Channel Frederator: Where did you study animation?

Kevin McCullough: All 13 students that participated in the creation of the film attend Sheridan College in Oakville, Ontario, Canada in the BAA Animation Program. “Electropolis” was created during our 3rd year of the program, and was our major assignment for the year. We are all still currently in the program, and will graduate in April of this year.

CF: Who are your favorite artists?

KM: The artists that inspired us the most for this film were from Sylvain Chomet’s animated film “The Triplets of Belleville,” but we also took inspiration from the concept artists from some of the bigger studios like Disney and Pixar.

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Move it! Shake it! Watch it on Channel Frederator!

February 3rd, 2010

“We’re fools whether we dance or not, so we might as well dance.” - Japanese Proverb

Just watch the episode this week. It’s awesome. ‘Nuff said.

“Electropolis”, submitted by Kevin McCullough: A restless walk sign changes the lives of bored city dwellers. The product of thirteen third year animation students at Sheridan College!

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WARNING: Channel Frederator is rated EXPLICIT. Man, Groundhog Day 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

Director Alexi De Campi

January 21st, 2010

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Alex De Campi is a writer, visual artist, and film director (also director of this week’s Channel Frederator vid “Raindrops Keep Falling on the Dead”). Here, the investment banker turned jack-of-all-trades tells us about the journey to her current state of happy artist and her upcoming work.

Channel Frederator: Where did you study art/animation/film?

Alex De Campi: I have zero film, animation or art training, beyond some amazing middle and high school art teachers and a summer at RISD. Everything I know, I’ve learned on set, or by just closing my eyes, bracing against cold water and jumping in. I’m lucky to come from a very technical/mechanical family (my father and grandfather were great tinkerers, and were both still photographers) so the technical side of filmmaking holds no fear to me - in fact it’s probably my favourite element. I have a ridiculously nerdy love of old film cameras… my dream is to [Read more…]

Dinosaurs! Angels! Music!

January 19th, 2010

You like music? Animation? DINOSAURS?! Then it stands to reason that you will love this weeks animated music video. Thanks for casting your nominations for Channel Frederator and Cartoon Hangover at the Streamys! You’ve proven time and again that Frederator fans are the best fans of all the fans!

“Raindrops Keep Falling on the Dead”, by Alex De Campi: Flash animated music video for the group Flipiron.

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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