We had the honor of recording a Queen 👸🏼💋 Jinkx Monsoon...

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November 14th, 2018

We had the honor of recording a Queen 👸🏼💋 Jinkx Monsoon is hilarious as Jenna in her 2 Bravest Warriors episodes. Don’t miss ‘em!

https://vrv.co/watch/G6EXMEQ0R/Bravest-Warriors:EP-437-EP-438 

  ChalkZone on NickSplat @watchvrv! A lot of folks ask where...

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November 13th, 2018

  ChalkZone on NickSplat @watchvrv!

A lot of folks ask where they can see the Frederator production of ChalkZone since it stopped running on Nickelodeon’s Nicktoons. Well, wishes can come true, two CZ seasons are airing on the new NickSplat subscription service on VRV.

Creators Bill Burnett & Larry Huber have long and storied careers, but they’re to Frederator for special reasons. For me, they’re more than that, they’re meaningful.

Bill and I started working together in New York at the advertising/branding agency owned by Alan Goodman and me, where he did seminal work for Nick-at-Nite and Comedy Central, among many others. He loved cartoons (his closet was bursting with home taped cartoon shows) and Bill was the first person I told about my new gig running Hanna-Barbera. Within a year he joined me there, first as the head of the creative marketing department (he wrote some awesome essays about the studio), then as a writer on some of our original series like Dexter’s Laboratory and Cow & Chicken. He came over as a charter creative on Oh Yeah! Cartoons (Bill-the-composer wrote and performed the theme song) where he came up with the idea of ChalkZone. (Don’t mean to gloss over Bill’s other Frederator shorts contributions.) Bill always loved The Phantom Tollbooth and Through the Looking-Glass, and CZ was an extension of that affection.

I met Larry my first day at Hanna-Barbera in 1992. He’d worked in virtually every creative job in the industry right out of school at the Chouinard Art Institute (which became CalArts in 1969) and at H&B was producing a primetime animated series for CBS. When I let the senior staff know that I didn’t really know anything about cartoons, Larry stepped up and volunteered to help in any way he could. He led the young, green team at 2 Stupid Dogs (and Super Secret Secret Squirrel) and was the den father of What A Cartoon!, Dexter’s Laboratory, Cow & Chicken, I.M. Weasel (whew!), all *before* he left the studio to join me as Executive Producer at Oh Yeah! Cartoons. (Not for nothing, he also paid producer and director roles on Random! Cartoons, Too Cool! Cartoons, and GO! Cartoons, Bravest Warriors… I’m sure I’m missing some of the stuff he’s done for us over the past 20 years!)

My cartoon quirk is that if a writer had an idea, I first wanted him/her to partner with an animator. Bill partnered with Larry on ChalkZone, and the rest is cartoon history.

Thanks guys, I’m glad Rudy, Penny, Snap and the gang are still traveling through magical worlds.

Fred (my biography, written by Bill Burnett)

Images: ChalkZone postcard, illustration by Carlos Ramos; CZ title cards, designed and illustrated by Guy Vasilovich; 1998 creator headshots, (left) Larry Huber & (right) Bill Burnett; Doofus Penny and Rudy, CZ production art; ‘BoschZone’ poster illustrated by Frank Rocco.

Six brothers, one sister.

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November 12th, 2018

Six brothers, one sister.

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November 12th, 2018

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A great way to begin the week.

Bee Pissed Special Pose

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November 10th, 2018

Bee Pissed Special Pose

Meet Elyse Castro

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November 9th, 2018

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Frederator Studios’ Cooper Nelson checked in with Elyse Castro, creator of “The Summoning,” the newly released GO! Cartoons short on Cartoon Hangover, to ask a few burning questions. Let’s see if her answers are equally on fire.

Elyse Castro created “The Summoning,” about Claire, a witch, and her cat Edgar, on a quest for a missing spell ingredient. When I asked her our usual opening question—“Where did you study animation?”—Elyse just chuckled.

“Can’t answer that one,” she explained, “I didn’t!”

Rebellious against the ‘usual,’ Castro, of Brisbane, Australia, is a prolific creative, with experience ranging from playwriting to comics to taxidermy—she recently gave blacksmithing a go. Below, she doles out the deets on “The Summoning,” and leads us down her windy path to cartoon-creating.

So what did you study in school?

I went to uni for theater and visual art, but halfway through got really into the culture of tattooing, and became a tattoo apprentice. My Catholic parents were horrified. I was a tattoo artist for several years, then cooled off it—partly because of a hurt wrist, partly because I was tired of people’s shit tattoo ideas.

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I can imagine. So then what’d you get up to?

I was doing freelance comics, some fine art, but also studied to become a drama teacher. I was frustrated about the neglect of arts and theater education in Australia, and decided to quit harping about the problems and lend a hand to the solutions.

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Do you enjoy teaching?

I love connecting with the kids. And it’s creative—I teach at an all boys school, so I often write us alternative plays to fit them better, like our own version of “Robin Hood”. It’s a lot of laughs—I love making people laugh.

Is that why you wanna make cartoons?

Oh yeah - it’s always been a big motivation for me. My biggest goal in life all through growing up, and even now, is to make my sister laugh. It isn’t too hard, she’s thinks I’m a riot. She ended up becoming a research scientist, while I’m an adult entertained by Yo Gabba Gabba.

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I respect that. So then what inspired “The Summoning”?

Certainly my maniac cats [see Winston below]. And actually, a lot of experiences with my sister. Voices we’d use, stupid things we’d do. And some gross stuff. Like, the whole bit with the dandruff in “The Summoning” was based on a time that I picked a big flake of the stuff off her head. I remember it now, a nice, sunny day…

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Aha, gross! Gotcha. What mattered to you while developing your own short?

I thought about what I wanted to see in a cartoon—I’m drawn to the macabre, odd stuff, like my taxidermy. I’m very crafty, always making things, which lends itself to a witch character. And tone-wise, I wanted to keep it real, even have nuggets of education. Like in “The Summoning,” I tucked in a great factoid about poo consumption in the animal kingdom.

Sounds about as educational as a Frederator show gets!

I still can’t believe I have a project with Frederator. It was my childhood dream to make a cartoon, and I’m a huge fan of Pendleton Ward and Natasha Allegri. I even got to work with Natasha, who directed “The Summoning”! I was fangirling, it was so hard to act cool.

What’re your favorite cartoons?

Definitely Daria, Ren and Stimpy, South Park, and Adventure Time.

So about the witchcraft stuff - dabble in witchcraft yourself?

Not really, but I’m very interested in paganism and witchcraft. I study it, love the history behind it. My friends and I mess around with tarot cards sometimes, but I haven’t gone farther than that… yet.

– Cooper

Watch Elyse’s “The Summoning” on Cartoon Hangover!

For the 1 year anniversary of “The Summoning” and Go! Cartoons, bumping @elysecastro‘s interview :D non-US fans link here!

(this was also my first interview! We’re at ~50 a year later, with video and probs audio ones too on the way. Anthology post forthcoming! 💗)

- stillcooper

The final part of our “Toast Dogs Wedding Donut” half-hour Bee...

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November 9th, 2018

The final part of our “Toast Dogs Wedding Donut” half-hour Bee and PuppyCat episode (the Season One finale) is now available on Cartoon Hangover on YouTube. We hope you like it!

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November 9th, 2018

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November 9th, 2018

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A new Bravest Warriors episode is out now! It’s full of love and moop: https://frdr.us/2z0QxAI

There are a couple new Bravest Warriors cartoons up on Cartoon Hangover on VRV. Please enjoy and share them responsibly.

POWER! RESPECT!

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November 8th, 2018

POWER! RESPECT!

We got a red honk! Happy 6th anniversary to Bravest Warriors, which premiered on Cartoon Hangover on November 8, 2012.

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