Collective Digital Studio to Rev Up Original Content, Starts with Annoying Orange

/ Oct 8, 2013

cds

Say what you want about The Annoying Orange, but the animated property is arguably one of the biggest web video successes to date, from a YouTube channel with more than 3.3 million subscribers and over 1.8 billion lifetime views to a successful kids-comedy series on Cartoon Network.

Now, Dane Boedigheimer, the creator of the channel and eponymous talking fruit, is partnering with Collective Digital Studio to develop new shows for the YouTube channel targeted to kids ages 8 to 12.

The first new shows from the partnership will be “The Misfortune of Being Ned,” which launches on the channel tomorrow, and another animated series, “Gusto Rules,” which will debut in January.

“The Misfortune of Ned” is a short-form animated program that will follow the “spectacularly doomed adventures” of some tween named — you guessed it — Ned. The series is produced by Boedigheimer, Spencer Grove, Derek Gonzalez, Bob Jennings, and Aaron Massey. The voice cast is headlined by some well-known YouTubers: Steven Zaragoza of SourceFed and Meghan Camarena, known on YouTube as Strawburry17. Other cast members include Bob Jennings and Kevin Brueck.

“Gusto Rules,” which is based on the art installment “Eggmanland” by artist Tofer Chin, will follow the adventures of a bunch of “fun-loving morons” who also happen to be the royal family of Eggmanland. The show is created by Boedigheimer, Spencer Grove, and Abram Makowka, and is co-produced by Collective Digital Studio and Emmy-winning animation house Shadow Machine.

CDS says both new shows, as well as the flagship “The Annoying Orange” web series, will roll out new episodes on a weekly basis, continuing to mimicking the TV model of programming audiences to a certain day.

The two new shows are also the beginning of Boedigheimer and CDS’ plans to turn The Annoying Orange channel into a larger kids-centric animation hub. The announcement hints that Boedigheimer is currently at work developing more show concepts for the channel.

It apparently doesn’t end there with Boedigheimer, who also plans to launch a new web series called “Thunder McWylde” on October 10 on his Daneboe YouTube channel. This animated series will tell the story of a super-powered street-fighter who has to struggle to fit into the real world. It will also feature a who’s who of YouTubers in the voice cast, which includes Ross Everett, Zaragoza, and Lee Newton of SourceFed, as well as other online stars like Michelle Glavan of Awkward Kids and Jess Lizama. “Thunder McWylde” will be executive produced by Boedigheimer and Aaron Massey, with Ross Everett on board as co-executive producer, and Frank Chad Muniz and J.D. Maccoby as producers.

Boedigheimer is already repped by CDS, which notably helped him land the web-to-TV deal with Cartoon Network.

For its part, Collective Digital Studio also plans to rev up its programming across its network of creators. The company says “expanded channels” featuring YouTubers like FreddieW, Epic Meal Time, and Megan & Liz are set to roll out throughout the year and into 2014. In fact, it was only a couple of weeks ago that Epic Meal Time’s Harley Morenstein launched a gaming channel on YouTube.

Tags: , , , , , , , ,


facebook-thumbs-down

Facebook Says It’s Sorry It Vastly Overestimated Video...

 
craig-piligian-pilgrim-media-group

Pilgrim Media Group CEO Craig Piligian (‘The...

 
youtube-heroes-for-change

Heroes or Rats?: YouTube Unveils New Program for Creators Who...

 
Vessel says it's doing well in its first month

Why Verizon is Pursuing Vessel, the...

 
Industry Tickets Selling Fast!
Click above to lock in your registration for VidCon 2015!
 
jared-feldman-and-sam-hui-ph-d-at-the-2014-canvs-launch

How Canvs Media is Harvesting Emotional Insights on YouTube,...

 
marlon-wayans

Marlon Wayans Getting ‘Naked’ for Netflix with Regina Hall

 
huffpost-ryot-aol

HuffPost RYOT Launching Virtual Reality Comedy Series and News...

 
youtube-vote-irl

YouTube Launches #voteIRL Campaign Targeting Digital-First Generation

 
tyler-oakley-camp17

How Top YouTubers (incl. Tyler Oakley & Meghan Rienks)...

 
charlie-sheen-anger-management

Charlie Sheen to Star in Crackle Feature ‘Mad Families’

 
filmbuff_videoink_300x250

Gunpowder & Sky Buys Distributor FilmBuff As Vision for...

 
toy-freaks-youtube

Toy Freaks Top Viewed YouTube Channel in August According to...

 
jeffrey-tambor-transparent-amazon

Emmy Wrap-Up 2016: Jeffrey Tambor (‘Transparent’)...

 
Twitter

Twitter Scores 2.1 Million Viewers for Thursday Night Footall Kickoff

 
youtube-sad-face-error

Vloggers Not Unique Snowflakes: 90 Million Flag YouTube Videos...

 
Mode Media

‘Billion Dollar Startup’ Mode Media Shuts Down

 
raised-firsts-branded-tv

Who Is Winning The Marketing Revolution And Why?

 
shes-gotta-have-it

Netflix Orders ‘She’s Gotta Have It’ Series...

 
swedish-dicks-peter-stormare-keanue-reeves-viaplay

What Is ‘Swedish Dicks’ and Who Is Selling It?

 
seamlessly-she-monica-potter-aol-partner-studio-gmc-acadia

How GMC is Using the AOL Series ‘Seamlessly She’...

 
Netflix_new

Liberty Global to Put Netflix on Set-Top Boxes in 30 Countries

 
vincent-cacace-vertebrae

Getting to the Spine of VR’s Monetization Challenges with...

 
meredith_brandfront_videoink_300x250

Meredith Hosted Its Own “Front” Stacked with 20 New Series

 
complex-networks-hearst-verizon

Verizon and Hearst Move RatedRed.com and Seriously.TV Under...

 
Twitter

Twitter Launches Live Streaming Apps for Amazon Fire, Apple TV...

 
YouTube Community

YouTube Fights Back Against Social Media Rivals with Community Feature

 
Casual Hulu

Vimeo Opening Television Store with Lionsgate Content, Launching...

 
A Perfect Day in LA Tastemade Jaunt VR Virtual Reality

From Donuts to Malibu, Tastemade and Jaunt Get Immersive in...

 
Defy Media

Defy Media Close $70 Million Series B Funding Round

 
YouTube Space LA Halloween Set 2016

YouTube Spaces Team with Jason Blum (‘The Purge’)...

 
Yahoo Esports

‘Yahoo Esports Live’ Serves Up Reeses Puffs with...

 
univision

Univision and Lionsgate Team for SVOD Movie Service for U.S. Hispanics

 
People Entertainment Weekly PEN

People/Entertainment Weekly Ad-Supported OTT Service Preps for Launch

 
George_Kliavkoff Jaunt VR

Jaunt VR Hires Hearst Exec George Kliavkoff as CEO

 
Making a Murderer Netflix

‘Making a Murderer’ Scores for Netflix at Creative...

 
Future Man Hulu Josh Hutcherson

Hulu Orders ‘Future Man’ Series Starring Josh...

 
Heirloom Paten Hughes Tom Wopat Vimeo

How an Actress’ Real-Life Tomato Farm Inspired the New...

 
Robert Redford and Jane Fonda Electric Horseman

Netflix Rolls Camera on Robert Redford & Jane Fonda...

 
AmazonBox

Amazon Greenlights Docu-Series on Tennis Star Novak Djokovic

 
FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler 2-4-15

It’s Apps or Else: FCC Chairman Wheeler Clarifies Rule...