Sony Pictures Animation to Fund 12 Animated Shorts with Fred Seibert

/ Nov 3, 2014

Channel Frederator Network

Sony Pictures Animation has teamed with animation legend Fred Seibert to launch “Go! Cartoons,” a new digital incubator aimed at giving up-and-coming animators the chance to bring their ideas to life.

Per the deal, Sony Pictures Animation plans to fund 12 animated shorts (five minutes in length). These shorts will debut — a new one every month — on the Cartoon Hangover YouTube channel, which anchors Seibert’s Channel Frederator Network with more than 1.3 million subscribers.

One of the shorts will then become a limited series for the Cartoon Hangover channel.

“This is a great opportunity for Sony Pictures Animation to find new talent that might not emerge from more traditional platforms,” said Bob Osher, president of Sony Pictures Digital Productions, in a statement.

Osher also cited Seibert’s track record in animation as a reason for launching the incubator. Seibert has been behind some of the most popular animation series of all time, including “The Powerpuff Girls,” “The Fairly OddParents,” and “Adventure Time” — all of which have come out of some type of incubator program, Osher said.

“We’ve discovered amazing young talent through these unique incubators, and for the artists, this is an easier way to be seen,” said Seibert. “For Sony Pictures Animation, it provides different methods to develop projects. And for Cartoon Hangover, it’s a great way to shake the trees for new talent thanks to the involvement of a major animation studio like Sony Pictures Animation — and we’ll continue to fund and produce content our own unique way.”

On the digital side, Cartoon Hangover’s most recent incubator lab, dubbed “Too Cool! Cartoons,” was responsible for bringing Natasha Allegri’s “Bee & PuppyCat” to the channel, which generated more than 4 million views with its first video. Frederator later raised more than $850,000 on Kickstarter to fund a series based on the video.

Tags: , , , , , , ,


lyor-cohen-youtube-music

Pioneering Hip Hop Exec Lyor Cohen Joins YouTube as Global Head...

 
alpha-legendary-digital

Legendary Digital Reveals Alpha Subscription Service Launch...

 
time-inc-jash

Time Inc. Teams with Digital Comedy Producers Jash for Branded Content

 
Amazon Logo

Amazon Greenlights Three Comedy Pilots as Series

 
Industry Tickets Selling Fast!
Click above to lock in your registration for VidCon 2015!
 
cartoon-network-app

How the Cartoon Network Combined the Best of VOD and Linear TV...

 
jukin-media-ethos

Jukin Media Goes Viral for Brands with Ethos Division Launch

 
Streamy Awards

Streamy Awards Trade In VH1 for YouTube, Again

 
zefr-alignment-report

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

 
shomi

Plug Pulled on Canadian SVOD Service Shomi

 
Twitter

What’s Trending on the Twitter Sale

 
Machinima Logo

Machinima Teams with SiriusXM for Daily Esports Radio Show

 
Hearst

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

 
dirty-30-hannah-hart-mamrie-hart-grace-helbig

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

 
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...

 
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...