Channel Frederator Launches the First Cartoon Podcast

New Video Podcasting Series From Producer of 'The Fairly Oddparents,' 'My Life

as a Teenage Robot,' 'Oh Yeah! Cartoons' and More

Nov 02, 2005, 00:00 ET from Frederator Studios

    NEW YORK, Nov. 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Frederator Studios founder Fred Seibert
 launches Channel Frederator, the world's first cartoon video podcast created
 expressly for distribution of world-class content on portable video devices
 such as the Apple iPod and the Sony PlayStation Portable (PSP). Released
 weekly, the episodes will contain several short form original and vintage
 cartoons submitted by producers from around the world, packaged into 10 to 15
 minute episodes by the Channel Frederator programming team. Channel Frederator
 debuts as the #1 podcast in the iTunes' Arts and Entertainment directory.
     The first episode features four submitted cartoons beginning with
 "Barrista," a 2D student film by Pendelton Ward (, a director
 currently completing his first Nickelodeon animated short. Next up is Santa
 Monica-based Blur Studio's ( computer generated short "In the Rough."
 Independent filmmaker and musician Eileen Brennan ( adds the flash
 production "Go Spy Go." The last cartoon in Episode #1 is Dave Thomas' flash
 film  "Mantelope" from Wild Brain (, San Francisco's largest
 animation studio.
     One of the world's leading independent cartoon producers, Fred Seibert is
 the executive producer of six hit series on Nickelodeon Networks, including
 its number one show "The Fairly Oddparents." Prior to forming Frederator
 Studios, Seibert served as president of Hanna-Barbera Cartoons where he
 innovated the return of cartoons to the television mainstream, producing over
 100 shorts that spun off now legendary series like "Dexter's Laboratory,"
 "Johnny Bravo," and "The PowerPuff Girls," and the studio's only Oscar
 nomination for "Courage the Cowardly Dog."
     Having established relationships with hundreds of the world's top animated
 filmmakers since 1998, Channel Frederator is the ideal distribution platform
 for cartoons and the place to see character-based shorts created in all
 styles, including traditional 2D, flash, computer generated images (CGI) and
 clay. Channel Frederator was imagined and created by David Karp, and designed
 by Annie Chiu, principals of interactive developer Davidville. Cartoon
 producers from around the world are invited to submit their short films for
 inclusion in weekly episodes.
     For a free subscription to the Channel Frederator podcast, go to the
 iTunes Podcast Directory and search for Channel Frederator, or go to the web
 site and click 'Subscribe.'
     Fred Seibert, Channel Frederator president says of the new project, "Every
 venture at our studio begins with the talent and the film. And video
 podcasting is their next evolution: cartoons on demand for free, ready for
 viewing anywhere you take them." Eric Homan, Channel Frederator's president of
 programming adds, "It's always been our goal to showcase some of today's
 funniest and most original talent. Podcasting is a fantastic way to get
 cartoons from some of the most spectacular filmmakers on earth in your
     Additional information:
     About Frederator Studios:
 Frederator Studios has been making original cartoons since 1998. Productions
 include Nickelodeon's major hits, "The Fairly Oddparents," "ChalkZone" and "My
 Life as a Teenage Robot." Their innovative cartoon laboratory "Oh Yeah!
 Cartoons" has so far resulted in 99 shorts, four series and development of
 five feature films. They also founded and curate "Nextoons: The Nicktoons Film
 Festival" on the Nicktoons Network.
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