Archive for February, 2006
Ever since we set up our gallery at DeviantArt I’ve been impressed by the artists who gather there and have been looking for ways to get more involved.
Last week we started a sort of ‘contest.’ We asked the community whether they could come up with variations on our Frederator robot; we’d give $100 to every adaptation we loved. Within hours entries started showing up in our email box.
The first winner was Garth for his robot posted above. But I’ll tell you, it was hard. There were some smart drawings there (you can check them out on our gallery as “Frederator Robot Submissions”), and though they weren’t all slick, that doesn’t really matter to me, and I think you’ll be surprised in some of the winners in the coming weeks.
So, congratulations Garth. And thanks for playing along with me.
The guys from Charged –Alex Cohn, Adam Pierce, & Kevin Maher– came into our New York office early last week to show us their animated/puppet short called AstroNuts in Outer Space.
Thanks guys-from-Charged for kind permission to post your art.
Ernie Gilbert won the well deserved 33rd Annual Annie Award for Character Design in Animated Television for the Nickelodeon/Frederator Studios production of Butch Hartman’s The Fairly Oddparents epsiode “The Good Old Days.” Which is nothing compared to the news that he and his wife delivered their fourth son last week. Congratulations to all the Gilberts.
Other big Frederator news: Annie Awards were won by alumni of our various shorts programs: Mike Bell, Seth MacFarlane, Craig McCraken, and Genndy Tartakovsky.
(Geez, we’ve stayed busy over the years.)
Our Frederator Studios teams have once again been nominated in key categories in the 33rd Annual Annie Awards, the Oscars of the animation business. Please wish our talented colleagues the best of luck.
Best Animated Television Production:
My Life as a Teenage Robot
Character Design in an Animated Television Production:
Bryan Arnett, My Life as a Teenage Robot
Ernie Gilbert, The Fairly OddParents
Directing in an Animated Television Production:
Gary Conrad, The Fairly OddParents
Production Design in an Animated Television Production:
Alex Kirwan, My Life as a Teenage Robot
Congratulations everyone. (Remember, it’s an honor just to be nominated.)