The next season of the YouTube animation channel Cartoon Hangover kicks off in a couple of weeks with Mike Rosenthal's "Our New Electric Morals." And the man behind getting Rosenthal, and "Adventure Time" creator Pendleton Ward and "SuperF*ckers" creator James Kochalka a place to show their oddball programming is Fred Seibert, founder of Frederator Studios.
Seibert, a longtime animation and TV vet (he's worked everywhere from Hanna Barbera to early-90's MTV) introduced the world to the more adult animation of Cartoon Hangover last year with the first season of "Bravest Warriors" shorts (which has spawned its own comics line from BOOM!) and James Kochalka's "SuperF*ckers," titles that might otherwise struggle to find homes on TV. We spoke to Seibert about the origins of Cartoon Hangover, what he's looking forward to in the fall lineup of new animated shorts, and how you too could potentially get your animated series on the YouTube channel.
This week, the Nickelodeon series adds a new character with the magical talking dog Sparky (voiced by "T.U.F.F. Puppy" and "South Park" actor Matt Taylor). Series creator Butch Hartman wanted to introduce us to his dog magic-practicing new addition to the cast of "The Fairly OddParents," holds forth on the character's mysterious, dark past, and how he hopes to bring the show one step closer to "The Simpsons" with the March 23 episode.
Allie Goertz aka Cossbysweater crafted a heart breaking homage to friend of Bart Simpson and perpetual loser Milhouse in her latest, well-performed piece of nerd folk in "Everything's Coming Up Milhouse."
Badass Digest's Devin Faraci tweeted a link to a letter sent to a Deviant artist named Kevinsano who partakes in the creation and "appreciation" of erotic "My Little Pony" art. The letter, sent from a redacted name, begs the artist to please rethink receiving erotic art of "Pony" character Twilight Sparkle, because, as you'll see below, the writer of said letter is planning to wed the fictional, four-legged creature.
Yes, wed. As in marry. As in get hitched. To a cartoon.
Earlier this week, Crunchyroll ran a series of pages from the recently-released manga tie-in to the four-part animated "Ghost in the Shell: Arise" which will debut in Japanese theaters in June.
The piece points out that, in the manga, at least, Major Kusanagi's design seems to have been inspired by Rooney Mara's look as Lisbeth Salandar in David Fincher's remake of "The Girl With the Dragon Tatoo." We think they have a point.
Sure, some of your favorite shows on Cartoon Network are winding down soon (ahem, "Young Justice"), but that doesn't mean DC still won't be putting out new series. Take "Teen Titans Go!" which the network is describing as a "reimagining" of the original anime-inspired half-hour series, and it's coming to Cartoon Network at the end of April.