Maker Studios and Wikia to Recreate the Biggest Fan Moments of 2014

/ Nov 26, 2014


Maker Studios has teamed up with Wikia, the online community of pop-culture encyclopedias, to celebrate the biggest “fan moments” of 2014.

Called “The 2014 Year in Fandom,” an upcoming video series from the two companies will recreate the biggest moments in entertainment and pop culture — across TV, movies, games, music, and comics. Moments to be featured in the series include “The Walking Dead” season premiere, New York Comic-Con, “The Fault in Our Stars” premiere, Disney’s “Frozen” DVD release, and the video game “Alien: Isolation.”

Exactly how these moments will be recreated is still pretty vague. Also vague and seemingly complicated: how the moments were selected, which Wikia and Maker say were first picked by Wikia’s fan programming and community team, and then further validated through a proprietary metric called “Wikia Activity Metric,” which measures total audience, size/complexion of the body of content, and “usage moment.” The moments selected featured a huge spike in WAM when that moment occurred.

In any case, “The 2014 Year in Fandom” will see some of the top Wikia collaborators partnering with select talent across Maker Gen to create these videos. If you recall, Maker Gen was the name given to the network of 50,000+ creators affiliated with Maker Studios who aren’t big enough to get access to some of the company’s premier services.

Top Maker Gent talent participating in the series include musician Noodlerella (48,000 subscribers), sketch comedy team JakeMcCoyNetwork, and history buffs ThatWasHistory (4,000 subscribers).

Videos will start rolling out on December 1, across a custom page for the series on, Maker’s own online video platform, and both the participating Maker Gen creator’s YouTube channel as well as Wikia’s channel.

This series is also just the beginning; Maker and Wikia have also agreed to collaborate on a new video training program. Maker Gen will provide tutorial videos as an invitation-only feature within Wikia’s Fan Studio. Those who “graduate” the program will be automatically invited to Maker Gen.

Tags: , , , , , , ,

Streamy Awards

Streamy Awards Trade In VH1 for YouTube, Again


Matching Ads to Videos Not So Simple, According to Zefr’s...


Plug Pulled on Canadian SVOD Service Shomi


What’s Trending on the Twitter Sale

Industry Tickets Selling Fast!
Click above to lock in your registration for VidCon 2015!
Machinima Logo

Machinima Teams with SiriusXM for Daily Esports Radio Show


AwesomenessTV, Vice, Complex to Power New HearstLive...


VIDEO: ‘Dirty 30’ Confessions with Stars Hart,...


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


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


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...


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


Marlon Wayans Getting ‘Naked’ for Netflix with Regina Hall


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


YouTube Launches #voteIRL Campaign Targeting Digital-First Generation


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


Charlie Sheen to Star in Crackle Feature ‘Mad Families’


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


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


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


Twitter Scores 2.1 Million Viewers for Thursday Night Footall Kickoff


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

Mode Media

‘Billion Dollar Startup’ Mode Media Shuts Down


Who Is Winning The Marketing Revolution And Why?


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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 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