Monday, March 21, 2005

Oh Yeah! Cartoons. Postcards, Series 5.

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Shhh. Don't tell.

In the next few days, we'll be announcing a call for submissions for the 4th season of Oh Yeah! Cartoons, the original series that launched Frederator Studios in 1998. That's right, what some have called "the American Idol of cartoons" is coming back with the production of 39 7-minute shorts.

Starting in the early 90s our artist/creator based shorts have been the starting point for the greatest stars of the new generation of animation (Genndy Tartakovsky, Craig McCraken, Butch Hartman, Rob Renzetti, Carlos Ramos, Bob Boyle, among dozens of others). We have no doubt that when you submit your new ideas, you'll be one of those new stars.

As to the postcards above: Carlos Ramos designed the OY! logo. Sam Steinberg (center) was one of the unsung 'outsider' artists of the 1970s.

Click here to see all our Frederator card series from the past seven years.

4 Comments:

Blogger The Great One said...

Mr Siebert:

I just found this blog while trolling for information on Oh Yeah Cartoons.

I am , admittedly, a huge fan of MLaaTR, which I am sure you understand. I hope that it runs for several more seasons. You and Rob Renzetti have "Hit one out of the park" with Jenny and her friends and I am only one of hundreds of thousands who watch every week and deluge Nick with requests for more.

8:57 PM  
Blogger Fred Seibert said...

Thank you, kind sir, from everyone at MLaaTR.

(I assume you must know about the Teenage Roblog?)

We will look forward to fulfilling your request for "more."

Sincerely.

9:03 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey ... just wondering how people get paid when they provided Cartoons to you? Do you own it? Can i get an agent? Or is it just donated to Frederator Studios?

11:24 AM  
Blogger Fred Seibert said...

Now there's a great idea, a Frederator donation.

An agent or a lawyer is the best route, and they can help explain the deal. Basically, you own all your character rights, and Nickelodeon (our network) pays for and owns the actual first cartoon short. If they pick it up for series, a deal will be struck to pay you for the rights, including royalties to you for all sales. If they don't make a series, all rights (except the actual cartoon they paid for) stay with you.

Hope that begins to explain.

11:38 AM  

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