In 1998, Frederator Studios was founded by Fred Seibert. His studio makes cartoons for television, movies, and the Internet. The company has produced 16 series and over 200 short films including The Fairly OddParents, Fanboy & Chum Chum, and Adventure Time. You can find their cartoons on Nickelodeon, Nick Jr, Cartoon Network, and Channel Frederator. His blog was created and published using Tumblr, a popular website made specifically for visual blogging. You can find the Frederator blog right here.
The blog focuses on all things cartoon, and provides information about the Frederator company, the cartoons it has created, books Fred Seibert has written, and even a way to pitch your own ideas to be made into a cartoon. The blog links to many other blogs made by cartoonists that provide plenty of good resources for getting into the industry. The website is very laid back and posts something at least once a day, but often there are interviews and information about various cartoons within the posts. There is even a proper explanation on how they operate their channel on Youtube. The blog even provides cool images showing color keys from the animation and simple recipes inspired by their cartoons.
Overall, the blog is very entertaining and informational. Its a website for a company that focuses primarily on animation and cartoons, and openly allows anyone to apply and incorporate ideas into reality. It is definitely a nice and friendly introduction to what making your own animation studio must take.
By: Megan Rockwell