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Archive for October, 2008


Frederator Postcards Series 6.38

October 29th, 2008

Frederator Postcard Series 6.38

Mailed out the week of October 27, 2008

It’s important to actually go out and vote, no matter who you’re voting for and whether or not you’re sure your guy’s going to win.
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More Frederator postcards:

Frederator Postcards Series 1, 1998
Frederator Postcards Series 2, 1999
Frederator Postcards Series 3, 2000
Frederator Postcards Series 4, 2003
Frederator Postcards Series 5, 2004-2005
Frederator Postcards Series 6, 2007-2008

The title’s the thing.

October 26th, 2008

Victor The Delivery Dog 
“Victor the Delivery Dog” title sequence, by Niki Yang

Well, not really. But ever since I got into the cartoon business the classic way of introducing a short animated film keeps animating me.

In anticipation of our belated debut of the Random! Cartoons shorts (December 6 on Nicktoons, in case you were wondering), I just posted 31 of the title card sequences over on our site. (Yes, there are 39 different shorts, but some of the sequences are animated, some just haven’t made their way to me yet.) Most of them were designed and illustrated by the shorts’ individual creators. I think you’ll enjoy the wide range of approaches they’ve taken as much as we do.

And as a bonus, here are some frame grabs from our original shorts program, What A Cartoon!, from before I was smart enough to save the original artwork.

Cartoon Music Week.

October 20th, 2008

The Carl Stalling ProjectQuick Draw McGrawTom & Jerry & Tex Avery Too!The Three LIttle PigsTerry S. Taylor's Imaginarium

Last week was a Cartoon Music Week over on my music blog. I tried to survey a bunch of approaches to the classic styles; maybe someday soon I’ll try a more contemporary take. Given your predilections I figure you might like it.

Frederator Postcard Series 6.37

October 8th, 2008

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It’s been a long time coming.

Rob Renzetti’s beloved “My Life as a Teenage Robot” played the last episode of its 2nd season a couple of years ago, and by the infinite wisdom of corporations the until now unseen 3rd season sat on the shelf until this week. Go figure.

Well no! Go watch! Every Saturday on the Nicktoons Animation Network.

The team came up with some great stuff, beautiful as ever. It’s a great way to catch up with Jenny.

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Frederator Postcards Series 1, 1998
Frederator Postcards Series 2, 1999
Frederator Postcards Series 3, 2000
Frederator Postcards Series 4, 2003
Frederator Postcards Series 5, 2004-2005
Frederator Postcards Series 6, 2007-2008

Jon Kane directs for Next New Networks.

October 7th, 2008

Next New Networks on Vimeo.
I’ve mentioned director Jon Kane before (he made the great Oh Yeah! Cartoons bumpers for us) and I wanted to share with you the awesome tape he just made for Channel Frederator’s parent Next New Networks.

Lost Manhattan Music Venues, by Andy Schwarz

October 1st, 2008

The Tin Palace

As I was writing about my early experiences in the 1970s New York jazz scene yesterday, our friend Andy Schwartz was emailing me about his pieces about one of the great city music clubs, Tin Palace. Check them out in the online music mag Perfect Sound Forever.