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Frederator Studios

 

 

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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 OddParentsFanboy & 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 tumblr_oc4c5os8ji1so49byo1_1280that 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


Good Morning ☀

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Hello! Call me Meg.

I’m an art student, caffeine enthusiast, cat mom, forest witch, and amateur ukulele-player.

I’ve lived in the rainy Pacific Northwest all of my life, and I never plan to live anywhere else unless invited to the Shire. I have a fluffy and fat black cat named Coconut, and a small cactus named George that sits in my apartment window. I work at the library at Lane, and can make a pretty mean cup of joe. I know how to knit hats and scarves, and can tell you the name of any Pokemon.

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The Coconut

I have been an artist since kindergarten, and have always found love and inspiration in 2d animation such as various Disney and Ghibli movies. I enjoy cold, rainy evenings where I may read books about wizards and hobbits while drinking piping hot coffee. Lord of the Rings and Harry Potter are two of my favorite things ever, and someday I wish to help create amazing adventures like such with my own hands.

When I’m finished with my art degree/media arts program at Lane, I want to be able to wear as many hats as I can for animation projects. I want to be able to work as a storyboard artist/concept artist/project manager/… etc. etc.

By: Megan Rockwell