Wednesday, May 25, 2005

The Teenage Roblog.

Jenny Crossover
There is some unbelievably cool stuff going on out there on the internet, and luckily, some of it's happening to Frederator productions. Over at the blog for My Life as a Teenage Robot (aka The Teenage Roblog), webmaster XJWriter has been posting some of the neatest fan art in creation. Today's crossover for The Powerpuff Girls (developed by yours truly back in the day) and MLaaTR particularly caught my eye. MLaaTR creator Rob Renzetti was a prime mover on Craig McCraken's show, so it's particularly satisfying to see the fans loving them both.

Tuesday, May 24, 2005

Oh Yeah! Aliki Theofilopoulos.

Aliki Theofilopoulos has been a friend of Frederator's since before there's been a Frederator (she was an artist/intern with us at Hanna-Barbera, and she's worked on a number of our productions). Yaki & Yumi is the charming and funny cartoon she asked to have included in Oh Yeah!'s latest season. Aliki also does voice acting on the side, and her vocal characterizations gave a unique character to her pitches.

Thanks Aliki for permission to post your artwork.

Monday, May 23, 2005

ChalkZone's done it again!

Those wacky guys in ChalkZone...

Right on the heels of their prestigious Annecy nomination, for the best TV series of 2005, comes the news that CZ's been honored by the distinquished Imagen Foundation, for their postive portrayal of hispanics. Created by The Imagen Foundation, the Imagen Awards competition has brought out the best and most talented portrayal of Latinos in television and film since 1985.

ChalkZone was nominated along with two other of our sister Nickelodeon series -- Dora the Explorer and Nick News with Linda Ellerbee -- along with PBS' Maya & Miguel, and the WB's ¡Mucha Lucha!

Everyone at Frederator has always been proud to be associated with the great work that goes into ChalkZone. And we want to congratulate the whole team on this episode: EP/creators: Bill Burnett & Larry Huber, Producer: Debby Hindman, Director: John Kimball, and Writer: Ford Riley.

Sunday, May 22, 2005

Oh Yeah! Jeff DeGrandis.

Jeff DeGrandis is a director-producer-writer highly respected in today's cartoon industry. That's why we're so proud he chose to pitch his really funny cartoon, Finster & Finster, to Oh Yeah! Cartoons. Given that he's so busy running the show at Nick Jr.'s Diego, after running Dora the Explorer, one of the world's biggest success stories, we're doubly proud that he found a way to fit us in.

Thanks to Jeff for permission to show one of his storyboard panels.