You probably know I founded Frederator Studios to work with creative filmmakers and artists making cartoons, and that we’re the producers behind some of the world’s biggest cartoon series, including The Fairly OddParents and Adventure Time. We’ve produced more than 200 creator-driven, animated shorts that have spun off 15 series for Cartoon Network, Nickelodeon, and our own Channel Frederator.
You may have read about Cartoon Hangover in Animation Magazine, The Los Angeles Times, or on blogs around the internet. We’ve already proudly announced the first three series, Bravest Warriors, created by Pendleton Ward and executive produced by director/writer Breehn Burns, and SuperF*ckers, created by James Kochalka and with the production supervised by director Fran Krause. The advertising supported channel is one of the Channel Frederator networks, and it’s available exclusively on the YouTube platform.
And we’re excited about Too Cool! Cartoons, with 39 original cartoon shorts we’ll produce over the next two years, right in the tradition of our big idea cartoon incubators What A Cartoon!, Oh Yeah! Cartoons, The Meth Minute 39, and Random! Cartoons, which have spawned all of our hit series to date.
We’ve already greenlit a handful of the first shorts from new creators around the globe we’ve never worked with before, but we’d love to hear from you about any ideas you have.
I’ll paste in the most frequently asked questions about Too Cool! Cartoons below.
If you’ve got a pitch, or just the beginnings of an idea, please feel free to get in touch with Eric Homan (email@example.com) who has nurtured hundreds of our shorts from development to production over the past several years.
We’re looking forward to hearing from you.
Cartoon Hangover & Too Cool! Cartoons FAQs:
You want to make a cartoon short for Channel Frederator’s Cartoon Hangover? Here’s what you need to know.
How do I pitch?
To get the greenlight for the production of a cartoon, we’ll eventually need to see a brief pitchboard —not a full storyboard— of your short. We like to consider ourselves as fresh viewers and do not need to see any sort of the more traditional pitch, including bibles and so forth. That said, we’ll look at anything to get the ball rolling and help you out however we can.
What if I have an idea and I’m not an animator?
We’d still love to hear your idea. If we all agree in the potential, we’ll be happy to introduce you talented cartoonists whom we admire.
May I submit a cartoon I’ve already completed?
For pitching purposes, sure, but it’s important that the cartoons we release are all original to Cartoon Hangover.*
Where will the cartoons be produced?
Frederator Studios will produce the shorts for Cartoon Hangover. In the past, our cartoons have been produced in Burbank, Korea, Indiana, China, Glendale, New York City, Tokyo, Glendale, Italy, Hawaii, Venice Beach, and so on.
You’ve worked with so many great creators over the years, will there be room for people like me that you don’t already know?
We pride ourselves in being open to new voices and ideas. Over 90% of the shorts we produce are from creators we’ve never worked with before.
How will I make money from my cartoon?
Before any production starts, Cartoon Hangover will negotiate a contract with you that will detail your participation in production and what you’ll be paid in salary and royalties.
What if I have an animation idea that doesn’t work for Cartoon Hangover? Is that all you’re interested in?
We’re interested in hearing about any animated idea you’ve got for television series and animated feature films.
How do I pitch? How do I find out more?
Just email Eric Homan at firstname.lastname@example.org. He’ll guide you from there. Eric’s worked with some of the world’s greatest creators, first timers and veterans alike; you’ll be in good hands.
Thanks for reading this far. We’re looking forward your ideas, and hope you’re as excited about Cartoon Hangover as we are.
* If you have your own YouTube channel, we’d love to have you join our network for distribution. You can write to email@example.com for more information.