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  • alikigreeky:

Did you watch Phineas and Ferb last Friday night? Did you see the episode “Mom Attractor”.  It was written by me, and my then partner, Joe Orrantia, but it also included this cameo of…yours truly!  That is me pitching a story board, Joe standing to the right, and Dan and Swampy at the table!  FUN!

Hats off to Aliki Theofilopoulos Grafft, one of Greek America’s 40 Under 40.

    alikigreeky:

    Did you watch Phineas and Ferb last Friday night? Did you see the episode “Mom Attractor”.  It was written by me, and my then partner, Joe Orrantia, but it also included this cameo of…yours truly!  That is me pitching a story board, Joe standing to the right, and Dan and Swampy at the table!  FUN!

    Hats off to Aliki Theofilopoulos Grafft, one of Greek America’s 40 Under 40.

    "Distraxion" with Dreamworks’ Mike Stern

    May 3, 2010

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    This week’s Channel Frederator film “Distraxion” comes to us from Mike Stern, who is currently working at Dreamworks Animation and is an instructor at AnimationMentor.com and was kind enough to do a quick interview.

    Channel Frederator: Where did you study animation?

    Mike Stern: I went to NYU to study digital imaging and design. This is where I got my start in general 3D. Towards the end of my studies there I decided to specialize in animation. As luck would have it AnimationMentor was just opening its doors and I signed up to be part of their first class.

    CF: Who are your favorite artists?

    MS: Right now hanging up around my cube I’ve got some work by Hylton Warburton and Yoshitomo Nara.

    CF: What gave you the idea for “Distraxion”?

    MS: The idea actually came from a real life experience. Some co-workers and I went to lunch at an outdoor restaurant and we were seated right next to these speakers that were blasting lite jazz. We asked the waitress if she could turn the volume down, but apparently the management insisted that the music remain loud so that it could attract customers from the street. It immediately became the topic of our lunch conversation because it was impossible to focus on anything else. It truly felt like we were being harassed by the music.

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    I had been looking for ideas for my short film and the idea of a musician harassing an uninterested listener seemed like a funny concept to me. When I got back to the office I searched around on the Internet and I stumbled upon a song that was a great fit for the scenario. From there on out, it was all about finding ways one could be harassed by a soprano saxophonist.

    CF: Can you tell us a little more about AnimationMentor.com and your involvement with the school?

    MS: As I mentioned earlier I was a part of the very first class to go through the program. It was a pretty amazing experience. There was a huge amount of trust between the first students and the founders of the school. That trust was built on the fact that the school was so responsive to our feedback. They were really quick to make adjustments that suited the best interests of the students which is a rare quality to find in a school. Now I have gone back to the school to be on the other side. I am currently working as a mentor in the “polishing and portfolio class” and getting the next generation of animators ready for the industry.

    CF: How did you start working at Dreamworks?

    MS: I was actually kind of caught off guard when I was first contacted by DreamWorks. At the time, I was living in San Francisco and working for a game studio out in Emeryville. I hadn’t sent a reel in to DreamWorks since the previous years SIGGRAPH conference. It turns out that the job placement dept. at AnimationMentor had sent over a recent copy when they found out the that DreamWorks was looking to hire some cycle animators. I had to sort out some logistics because the position that they were hiring for was down in Glendale. However, the decision was pretty easy and it wasn’t long before I made my way down to LA to start on Bee Movie as a Cycle Animator. I was able to finish my cycle work on Bee Movie and move into a full animator position. After Bee Movie animation wrapped, I moved on to Kung Fu Panda, then Monsters vs. Aliens and How to Train Your Dragon.

    CF: The one thing that distracts you the most?

    MS: Oddly enough, music is not one of my distractions. Nothing gets me more focused than having some good music or the Yankee game on when I work. I’d have to say that the internet is my biggest distraction. I had to give myself some strict rules. When I am animating I shut all internet down. No email, no browsers, no chat windows, nothing unless it’s needed for the animation I am doing. When I am on a break I will start all that stuff up again.

    CF: Are you working on anything new you can tell us about?

    MS: I just wrapped on How to Train Your Dragon and I am currently on pre-production for Puss In Boots.

    CF: YAY! Thank you so much for the interview, Mike! You can watch “Distraxion” right here on Channel Frederator!

    -Bailee DesRocher

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

    May 3, 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.

    * Be a fan of Channel Frederator and Cartoon Hangover on FaceBook!

    * Subscribe to our podcasts on i-Tunes! Everyone else is!

    * Want to submit? Then go for it! Click here!

    WARNING: Channel Frederator is rated EXPLICIT. Man, cartoons are 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

    Chickens, Robots & Dinosaurs! Oh, My!

    April 26, 2010

    What a WEEK we have planned for you, Channel Frederator friends! Chickens! Robots! Dinosaurs! ALL IN ONE WEEK. Can you handle it?! Yes. Yes you can, and you will love every second of it. Cluck Cluck, wizz clank, ROOOAAARRR!

    MONDAY Channel Frederator - “Chicken Cowboy” by Stephen Neary : A humble chicken learns to be brave in the face of bullies, bullets, and toast.

    WEDNESDAY Fredbits - “Robot Dance Wars” by Toby Dale: Because the best way to settle a score is to just dance it out.

    FRIDAY Cartoon Hangover - “Dino Rider” by Mikkel Siercke: A boy uses a dinosaur to exact revenge on his enemies (in lieu of dancing out his anger, it would seem).

    * Be a fan of Channel Frederator and Cartoon Hangover on FaceBook!

    * Subscribe to our podcasts on i-Tunes! Everyone else is!

    * Want to submit? Then go for it! Click here!

    WARNING: Channel Frederator is rated EXPLICIT. Man, cartoons are 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

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

    April 22, 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.

    * Be a fan of Channel Frederator and Cartoon Hangover on FaceBook!

    * Subscribe to our podcasts on i-Tunes! Everyone else is!

    * Want to submit? Then go for it! Click here!

    WARNING: Channel Frederator is rated EXPLICIT. Man, cartoons are 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

    New Show! FredBits: Toons in one minute or less!

    April 21, 2010

    I’m not going to lie to you guys. After Dan Meth concluded his run on Meth Minute and Nite Fight for Channel Frederator there’s been a void. And we’ve been looking for someone to fill that void recently… Someone to give a weekly animated show to.

    Our search continues and we have some great prospects, but until we find that special person…I wanted to introduce you to a new show on Channel Frederator: Fredbits.

    Fredbits is cartoons. One minute or less. No bologna. Just toonage.

    New episodes premiere every Wednesday. In order to make room for it, our main show is being bumped to Monday and Cartoon Hangover still ends our week on Friday.

    And hey, if you have a cartoon that’s one minute or less, send it our way by uploading to: http://channelfrederator.com/submit Be sure to mention “Fredbits” in the title somewhere.

    My goal with Fredbits and with all of the shows here on Channel Frederator is to make animators famous. There are so many unsung heroes in animation right now and it’s about time you guys got noticed. It’s my job to not only show your work on ChannelFrederator.com, but also to get you on the front page of youtube, itunes, etc. YOU deserve an audience and at Channel Frederator we’re going to give you one.

    Enjoy the toons & send in yours! I look forward to seeing them,

    Bobby Miller
    Head Goofball at Channel Frederator
    Bobby@NextNewNetworks.com

    New Show! FredBits: Toons in one minute or less!

    April 21, 2010

    I’m not going to lie to you guys. After Dan Meth concluded his run on Meth Minute and Nite Fight for Channel Frederator there’s been a void. And we’ve been looking for someone to fill that void recently… Someone to give a weekly animated show to.

    Our search continues and we have some great prospects, but until we find that special person…I wanted to introduce you to a new show on Channel Frederator: Fredbits.

    Fredbits is cartoons. One minute or less. No bologna. Just toonage.

    New episodes premiere every Wednesday. In order to make room for it, our main show is being bumped to Monday and Cartoon Hangover still ends our week on Friday.

    And hey, if you have a cartoon that’s one minute or less, send it our way by uploading to: http://channelfrederator.com/submit Be sure to mention “Fredbits” in the title somewhere.

    My goal with Fredbits and with all of the shows here on Channel Frederator is to make animators famous. There are so many unsung heroes in animation right now and it’s about time you guys got noticed. It’s my job to not only show your work on ChannelFrederator.com, but also to get you on the front page of youtube, itunes, etc. YOU deserve an audience and at Channel Frederator we’re going to give you one.

    Enjoy the toons & send in yours! I look forward to seeing them,

    Bobby Miller
    Head Goofball at Channel Frederator
    Bobby@NextNewNetworks.com

    "Elk Hair Caddis" from Peter Smith and Magnus Møller

    April 17, 2010

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    Animators Peter Smith and Magnus Møller (along with fellow students Alice Holme and Anders Brogaard) submitted their outstanding multimedia treat-for-the-eyeballs “Elk Hair Caddis” and Channel Frederator was more than thrilled to show it! Below, Peter speaks on behalf of the creative team and gives us some in depth info on the filmmaking process. Check out the production team’s ‘making of’ videos here.

    Channel Frederator: Where did you you study animation?

    Peter Smith: The Animation Workshop, Viborg, Denmark 2006 - 2010

    CF: Who are your favorite artists?

    PS: Well, I can mention a few: Rodin, Michelangelo, Krøyer, Rubens, Tintoretto, Tex Avery, Hanna Barbera.

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    CF: What gave you the idea for “Elk Hair Caddis”?

    PS: One of the initial ideas was telling a fun story while investigating how close we could bring the media of 3D animation to the hand drawn style of for example Tex Avery and the broad Hannah Barbera shorts as for example “Tom and Jerry”, more specifically in terms of humor and storytelling. In order to do so, we had to focus on flexibility and gags in the animation, hence snappy and broad movements. One of the things that inspired us to think along these lines, was a 3D animated short called “Football vs. Rabbit” made by a Swedish company called Meindbender. The animation looks like claymation, and has the exact same flexibility that you would expect from very broad claymation.

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    You could suggest that this, in and of itself, is more of a technical consideration, as to investigate the possibilities of a relatively new media, than it is in fact a consideration from an animation point of view. Though, as an animator I find that it is important to explore the media, even if that means spending production time achieving new technical skills. Initially I agreed to work with Magnus Igland Møller on the idea of creating a bachelor film using “Football vs. Rabbit” as a starting point for animation and for general inspiration.

    Magnus had found the clip a couple of years earlier, and ever since we had occasionally discussed our excitement over it. The staging, pacing, timing, shapes, design, everything in the clip is so very well executed, resulting in an extremely appealing and cartoony short film.

    The short “Football vs. Rabbit”, was more than just an eye‐opener towards this style of 3D animation. It also inspired us to wanting to make a project steered by experimentation; subsequently this gave us the idea to create the backgrounds from real life models, rather than building them in 3D. This offered us a greater range of possibilities when working with detail and light, and ultimately a very specific look.

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    The Plot

    A father escapes his stressful life with his many tadpoles to his favourite hideout by the river. His peace and quiet is suddenly disturbed by his neighbour’s attempt to catch the fish of his dreams.

    The Name

    The name of the film, “Elk Hair Caddis”, refers to fly‐fishing as it is the name of a very popular “fly”. This name was initially supposed to be a temporary solution, but the more we used it, the more it seemed to stick. Since it somehow indicates parts of the story, without really revealing anything, we decided to keep it.

    During the preproduction Tod Polson was our supervisor. He had a great way of helping us make an efficient and open writing process, and pointed us in the right direction without taking control or trying to make the decisions for us. Tod would never discard an idea, instead he taught us to keep an open mind throughout this process, and we experienced that even vague ideas can get you somewhere if you keep pounding on it long enough. While working on the story, we would usually have scheduled “gag meetings”, where we would all sit down with Tod and brainstorm. We would then cover, not only the missing pieces of the story, but more often the whole idea of the story. If anyone had any sort of idea for any of the scenes, we would keep on brainstorming on that thing, just to see where we ended up. Sometimes a discussion could start out with a very simple gag that would make the outcome of the story completely different. We kept on like this for the first three weeks. And bit by bit we gathered some story parts that we agreed to keep.

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    One of the very hard passages of the story was, figuring out how we could make the bear cast his fly towards where the frog was sitting. As soon as one of us came up with the idea, that one of the tadpoles, somehow came with the frog to the river, another one proposed that this lured out a giant fish that the bear would see. This was a great way of creating a character driven situation that was very favorable for the story. This way we ended up about a month into pre-production with a pretty solid basic structure.

    CF: Can you talk us through the different kinds of media and programs you used to create the film?

    PS: We used Autodesk Maya (Modeling, Animation), Blender (Animation with anisculpt), Mudbox (modeling and texturing), Photoshop (textures and backgrounds), Fusion (compositing) and TVPaint (2d effects like fishing and water splashes).

    CF: I burst out laughing every time I see that fishhook go through the frog’s eye! What’s your favorite gag in the film?

    PS: That certainly is the highpoint for many of our audience. I think there are a lot of funny little moments, especially where the fish swallows the frog, and later lands on the ground and spits him out again.

    CF: Do you ever go fishing? Ever caught anything weird?

    PS: Magnus, with whom I directed the film, is a great fisherman, but very rarely flyfishing though, as is apparently takes a lot more patience than he is equipped with. Just kidding!

    CF: Are you working on anything new you can tell us about?

    PS: Magnus and I always discuss new ideas, and we do have a few ideas for a mixed media short film. This time I think the main media will be stop motion. Magnus did his internship last year at Aardman and learned a few tricks there.

    CF: *Squeal of delight* Can’t wait to see what you guys come up with next! Thank you so much for the interview!

    You can watch “Elk Hair Caddis” right here on Channel Frederator!

    -Bailee DesRocher

    "Chair Amie" with Pierre Adrien

    April 17, 2010

    pierre-adrien.JPG Pierre Adrien is the creator of this week’s featured Cartoon Hangover film, “Chair Amie”, a nightmarish take on the ‘morning after’. The film has incited extreme responses from CH viewers and understandably so - it is graphic, raw, surreal and frightening. Read on to learn more about Pierre and be sure to check out his blog and take a look at his sketches and concept art. A-stonishing stuff. Cartoon Hangover: Where did you study animation? Pierre Adrien: In the school Emile Cohl, in Lyon (France) CH: Who are your favorite artists? PA: Filmmakers : Bill Plympton, David Cronenberg Illustrators : Stéphane Blanquet, Moebius, Lee Conklin Painter : Jerome Bosch, Francis Bacon CH: What gave you the idea for “Chair Amie”? PA: The influence of my favorite artists and my dependence on my coffee maker. pa-fridge.JPG CH: What techniques did you use to animate it? PA: I used the traditional techniques (papers and pencil), and then the software Photshop and After Effect for the colorization and the special effects. CH: Are you working on anything new you can tell us about? PA: I am working on several personal animated projects (a short-movie about the changes caused by aging and a music video about the life of Ned Kelly, the last bushranger). pa-bedroom.JPG CH: What is the worst date you’ve ever had? PA: The morning when I woke up in the streets of Madrid, lost, without money, not able to speak Spanish, after a night heavy drinking… CH: Favorite drink? PA: Belgian beer CH: Favorite swear? PA: Baltringue… (pronunciation : baaaltring) CH: You watch your mouth! I kid. I don’t know what that means. Thanks for the interview, Pierre. You can watch “Chair Amie” right here on Cartoon Hangover. If you can stomach it :) -Bailee DesRocher

    Elk Hair Caddis! Earth Day! Pretend Words!

    April 13, 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. *Follow CF on Twitter! *New episode of Cartoon Hangover this Friday! “Chair Amie”! Plus, conservation tips only a mother could love! Follow CH on Twitter! Be our friend on Facebook! WOO! * Subscribe to our podcasts on i-Tunes! Everyone else is! *Want to submit? Then go for it! Click here! WARNING: Channel Frederator is rated EXPLICIT. Man, cartoons are 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

    Talkin’ with Trevor Jones

    April 12, 2010

    t-jones.JPG You have 48 hours to create a short film, top to bottom. What do you do? Why, make a music video about a tokin’ Sasquatch. Doy. This week on Cartoon Hangover we’re featuring “Talkin’ Sasquatch Blues” created at the 2009 CalArts 48 hour film festival by Trevor Jones featuring music by Ten Mile Tide. Below, Trevor tells us more about the ‘toon, but most importantly, decides the winner in a Yeti vs. Sasquatch scenario. Cartoon Hangover: Where did you study animation? Trevor Jones: I’m in my second year at Calarts, but I studied a bit at my community college in Albuquerque and at my high school’s Career Enrichment Center before that. CH: Who are your favorite artists? TJ: I like a lot of artist.s I like Teddy Newton, Lou Romano, Shane Prigmore, and Shannon Tindle. Lori D's stuff is pretty cool. But I also take a lot of inspiration from the amazing talent I see every day at my school. CH: What gave you the idea for “Talkin’ Sasquatch Blues”? Do you know “Ten Mile Tide” personally, or are you a fan of their music? TJ: I really wanted to do a music video. I heard “Talkin’ Sasquatch Blues” on Pandora. I loved the song. It had a really interesting and funny story. I thought to myself, ‘Hey, that would be fun to animate’. I didn’t know much about the band at that point but a couple weeks after I put the video on YouTube one of the band members contacted me on FaceBook. He wrote me a message saying “Trevor, My name is Jeff and I play bass in the band Ten Mile Tide. I just saw the video you made for Talkin Sasquatch Blues and we are going to sue the pants off you… JK.” It scared the crap out of me. But the band seemed to really like the video because it is on the front page of there website now. CH: What was is like trying to crank the film out in 48 Hours?! TJ: It was a great experience. You don’t have a lot of time to second guess yourself you just have to make a decision and stick with it. CH: Are you working on anything new you can tell us about? TJ: I am actually in the final crunch for my end of the year film. It is also about a Sasquatch but this time he’s not smoking weed. It’s a story told like a Native American legend about why the Sasquatch has to hide from humans. I have Russell Means as the narrator. It’s looking really cool so far. I can’t wait to show it to everyone. CH: Favorite drink? TJ: COFFEE!!!!!!!! CH: Favorite swear? TJ: Criminently— it just sounds funny. CH: Agreed! Who would win in a fight - drunk Yeti or smokin’ Sasquatch? TJ: That is tough. The Sasquatch would probably be to busy eating Cheetos. Plus when was the last time you saw a stoner pick a fight? The Yeti, I imagine, would probably be a sad drunk. I mean he is a lonely guy. Sure he may act angry but underneath there is a soft gooey interior that just wants to be loved. He would start to pick the fight but then slowly fall to the floor, talk about his feelings, curl up and fall to sleep. I think I have to give the win to the Sasquatch just because he’s the one still conscious. CH: Sasquatch:1, Yeti: 0. Thanks for the interview, Trevor. You can check out “Talkin’ Sasquatch Blues” right here on Cartoon Hangover! -Bailee DesRocher

    "Replacement Dog" with Casey Safron and Garrett Koeppicus

    April 8, 2010

    rd-main-2.JPG “Replacement Dog” comes to Channel Frederator this week from Casey Safron, supreme ruler and creator of Animation Block Party, and Garrett Koeppicus, who you might remember as the voice of the little frog in Chris Conforti’s “Frog” on Cartoon Hangover. Below, Casey and Garrett tell us more about the film, and what they’re up to next. Channel Frederator: Where did you study animation? Garrett Koeppicus: School of Visual Arts, 2002 - 2006. Casey Safron: I was an American Studies major at Brandeis University, but drew the comic for my college paper and then started learning animation at an NYC studio called the Ink Tank at my first post grad job. CF: Where are you making people study animation now? GK: As far as I know, KC or myself aren’t making anyone study animation. I would hate to make anyone study anything they didn’t want to. CS: I have been managing the School of Visual Arts BFA Animation Department since 2001, where I met Garrett, but I didn’t make him study, although apparently he did anyways. CF: Who are you favorite artists and animators? GK: Richard Serra, Andy Goldsworthy, Osamu Tezuka, Tove Jannson, Mark Rothko, Paul Klee, Edward Gorey, Eric Monasterio, Kay Nielsen, Taiyou Matsumoto, Kawase Hasui, Kandinsky, Calder. Animators… Miyazaki Hayao, always inspirational. Studio 4C, their work is always a ton of fun. Most notably their film Mind Game, which is one of the most mind-blowing films I’ve seen. Graham Annable, his stuff always cracks me up. Frédéric Back too, the first time I saw The Man Who Planted Trees I was moved and wanted to be like Bouffier. rc-thumbs.JPG CF: What inspired the story for “Replacement Dog”? CS: I have commitment phobic friend who got a dog a week after dumping someone, thought it would make a cute short and coined the phrase “replacement dog.” After doing the thumbnails on the subway, I hired my buddy Garrett K. to draw the film. We had worked together before on a zombie cartoon that was animated in my style. I wanted “Replacement Dog” to have a different look, so Garrett not only animated, but also designed the characters, backgrounds, etc. rd-main.JPG CF: How awesome is Animation Block Party, on a scale of 1-10? GK: Like 8 million or some shit. I don’t know. CS: Yeah, in 2004 - I founded a film festival called Animation Block Party, this July 30-August 1 will mark our seventh annual festival. CF: Are you working on anything new you can tell us about? GK: My girlfriend Charlotte and I are working on a very brief short involving some hair monsters. Her character designs are pretty sweet, should be a lot of fun. CS: Organizing ABP 2010 and producing some cartoons, including a new “Cooking 420 with Chef Barry” that launches on My Damn Channel on 4/13/2010. CF: We will certainly check it out! Thanks for the interview, guys! Check out “Replacement Dog” right here on Channel Frederator! -Bailee DesRocher

    Replacement Dog! Adventure Times! Wewt!

    April 6, 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. *Follow CF on Twitter! *New episode of Cartoon Hangover this Friday! “Talkin’ Sasquatch Blues”! Follow CH on Twitter! Be our friend on Facebook! WOO! *Want to submit? Then go for it! Click here! 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 2, 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 produces! We don’t normally screw around that much at work, but what can I say? Animation is just that powerful. At the Drinking and Drawing Miami: 2 event, probably the key story for me happened in the last round. There was a duo in one of the spots (of which there are 8) of a boy and a girl. The boy did a pretty cool animation of a Marshmallow Puff Vampire with an alien popping out of his stomach. The girl was so sloshed that she started to draw dicks in random positions on every frame the guy slaved over. According to her friend she was smoked out, had a bottle of absinthe and numerous shots….. Ye Gawds. After she drew the dicks, she laughed so hard that she walloped out of her chair to the shiny marble floor so hard the whole restaurant stopped and stared. Lord almighty, I’ll never forget it….. And my goal is to make that happen again…. And take her car keys away. The girl didn’t drive that night. Hopefully that’ll be happening again April 29th at the News Lounge @ the 55th Street Station here in Downtown Miami around 8pm. - Spence Morin

    The mission of Miami World Cinema Center Animation is to enhance and stimulate the local animation community, reintroducing the old school techniques of animation to battle the local and global excess of CGI/motion graphics, and to put Miami back in the animation spotlight for the first time since the Fleischer Studios (or the Paramount Pictures Animation Studios) were around, circa 1971. For more information visit www.miamiworldcinemacenter.blogspot.com. -Bailee DesRocher

    Adventure Time Special!!!

    April 2, 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