The Art of Fanboy & Chum Chum

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fred-frederator-studios: Random! Cartoons was our fourth big idea cartoon showcase, and our second for Nickelodeon. Originally begun as Oh Yeah! Cartoons, Season 4, it was renamed by Nickelodeon executive Margie Cohn, after the Nick legal team raised some arcane objections.  Do I have to tell you that Random! spun off three amazing cartoon series? All developed and produced by Eric Homan and Kevin Kolde.  The logo was designed by Michael Lapinski and inspired by Darron Moore in a contest we ran in 2006 that was sadly controversial.  ….. From the postcard back: Congratulations! You are one of 200 people to receive this limited edition Frederator postcard! www.frederator.com Over the past twenty years I’ve been involved with a lot of cartoon series, with some just at the seed stages, on others over the course of entire runs and beyond. In every case, though, I’ve considered myself gratified and thankful to be traveling in the cartoon cosmos. –Fred Seibert Random! Cartoons Created by Fred Seibert Nickelodeon/Nicktoons premiere December 6, 2008 Series 21.17 [mailed out June 5, 2014]

June 5, 2014

fred-frederator-studios:

Random! Cartoons was our fourth big idea cartoon showcase, and our second for Nickelodeon. Originally begun as Oh Yeah! Cartoons, Season 4, it was renamed by Nickelodeon executive Margie Cohn, after the Nick legal team raised some arcane objections. 
Do I have to tell you that Random! spun off three amazing cartoon series? All developed and produced by Eric Homan and Kevin Kolde. 
The logo was designed by Michael Lapinski and inspired by Darron Moore in a contest we ran in 2006 that was sadly controversial. 
…..
From the postcard back: Congratulations! You are one of 200 people to receive this limited edition Frederator postcard! www.frederator.com Over the past twenty years I’ve been involved with a lot of cartoon series, with some just at the seed stages, on others over the course of entire runs and beyond. In every case, though, I’ve considered myself gratified and thankful to be traveling in the cartoon cosmos. –Fred Seibert
Random! Cartoons Created by Fred Seibert Nickelodeon/Nicktoons premiere December 6, 2008 Series 21.17 [mailed out June 5, 2014]

fred-frederator-studios:

Random! Cartoons was our fourth big idea cartoon showcase, and our second for Nickelodeon. Originally begun as Oh Yeah! Cartoons, Season 4, it was renamed by Nickelodeon executive Margie Cohn, after the Nick legal team raised some arcane objections. 

Do I have to tell you that Random! spun off three amazing cartoon series? All developed and produced by Eric Homan and Kevin Kolde

The logo was designed by Michael Lapinski and inspired by Darron Moore in a contest we ran in 2006 that was sadly controversial. 

…..

From the postcard back:

Congratulations!
You are one of 200 people
to receive this limited edition
Frederator postcard!

www.frederator.com

Over the past twenty years I’ve been involved
with a lot of cartoon series, with some just at
the seed stages, on others over the course of
entire runs and beyond. In every case, though,
I’ve considered myself gratified and thankful to
be traveling in the cartoon cosmos.
Fred Seibert

Random! Cartoons
Created by Fred Seibert 
Nickelodeon/Nicktoons premiere December 6, 2008 

Series 21.17 [mailed out June 5, 2014]

"Precious Pig" Title Card frederator-studios: It’s the Throwback Thursday, and we’re throwing back nearly five years for this Fanboy and Chum Chum title card by the show’s art director, Chad Woods. At that time we were under a Nickelodeon directive to make the art compatible not only for widescreen but also for a 4:3 aspect ratio, kind of at odds to each other.

April 10, 2014

"Precious Pig" Title Card
frederator-studios:

It’s the Throwback Thursday, and we’re throwing back nearly five years for this Fanboy and Chum Chum title card by the show’s art director, Chad Woods. At that time we were under a Nickelodeon directive to make the art compatible not only for widescreen but also for a 4:3 aspect ratio, kind of at odds to each other.

"Precious Pig" Title Card

frederator-studios:

It’s the Throwback Thursday, and we’re throwing back nearly five years for this Fanboy and Chum Chum title card by the show’s art director, Chad Woods. At that time we were under a Nickelodeon directive to make the art compatible not only for widescreen but also for a 4:3 aspect ratio, kind of at odds to each other.

Here’s what creator Eric Robles has been up to since Fanboy and Chum Chum. Great stuff. cartoonhangover: Behind the Scenes with Zombie Brothers Well, it stinks we had nothing to do with our old pal Eric Robles’s latest cartoon project, “Zombie Brothers.” But that’s not going to stop us from presenting this behind-the-scenes video he made with the incredible talents at Screen Novelties. You can watch “Zombie Brothers” now on the new Nick App. It’s pretty terrific, so make sure you give Eric a big thumbs up next time you see him.

April 18, 2013

Here’s what creator Eric Robles has been up to since Fanboy and Chum Chum. Great stuff.

cartoonhangover:

Behind the Scenes with Zombie Brothers

Well, it stinks we had nothing to do with our old pal Eric Robles’s latest cartoon project, “Zombie Brothers.” But that’s not going to stop us from presenting this behind-the-scenes video he made with the incredible talents at Screen Novelties. You can watch “Zombie Brothers” now on the new Nick App. It’s pretty terrific, so make sure you give Eric a big thumbs up next time you see him.

Bid on These Posters, Give Help to a Family That Needs It Ginger and animator Joey Adams sure could use our help. Their toddler, Ian, has been diagnosed with hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis (read how terrible the disease is). What’s worse, Ian’s twin brother, Henry, may have the illness, too. Tragically, Ginger and Joey lost their 16-month-old daughter, Gwen, back in 2009 from what also could have been HLH. You can read more about the history of the family’s health troubles at SupportTheAdams.com. The only cure for HLH is a successful bone marrow transplant. What’s heartening is the animation community is rallying to help out the family with its medical expenses by auctioning off donated one-of-a-kind artwork. Fanboy creator Eric Robles is offering this pair of Fanboy and Chum Chum posters, signed, that have been hanging in his Nickelodeon office the past few years. If you’re interested in either, please consider heading to the eBay pages for each and placing a bid. Also, there’s a good chance you can find something else that’ll rock your cartoon world in this online auction. Of course, you don’t need to buy anything to help out Joey, Ginger, Ian, and Henry. You can find a PayPal link on SupportTheAdams.com. Thanks, everyone (and an extra thanks to those of you reblogging). Please keep the Adams in your thoughts.

April 7, 2012

Bid on These Posters, Give Help to a Family That Needs It
Ginger and animator Joey Adams sure could use our help. Their toddler, Ian, has been diagnosed with hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis (read how terrible the disease is). What’s worse, Ian’s twin brother, Henry, may have the illness, too. Tragically, Ginger and Joey lost their 16-month-old daughter, Gwen, back in 2009 from what also could have been HLH. You can read more about the history of the family’s health troubles at SupportTheAdams.com.
The only cure for HLH is a successful bone marrow transplant. 
What’s heartening is the animation community is rallying to help out the family with its medical expenses by auctioning off donated one-of-a-kind artwork. Fanboy creator Eric Robles is offering this pair of Fanboy and Chum Chum posters, signed, that have been hanging in his Nickelodeon office the past few years. If you’re interested in either, please consider heading to the eBay pages for each and placing a bid. Also, there’s a good chance you can find something else that’ll rock your cartoon world in this online auction.
Of course, you don’t need to buy anything to help out Joey, Ginger, Ian, and Henry. You can find a PayPal link on SupportTheAdams.com.
Thanks, everyone (and an extra thanks to those of you reblogging). Please keep the Adams in your thoughts.

Bid on These Posters, Give Help to a Family That Needs It

Ginger and animator Joey Adams sure could use our help. Their toddler, Ian, has been diagnosed with hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis (read how terrible the disease is). What’s worse, Ian’s twin brother, Henry, may have the illness, too. Tragically, Ginger and Joey lost their 16-month-old daughter, Gwen, back in 2009 from what also could have been HLH. You can read more about the history of the family’s health troubles at SupportTheAdams.com.

The only cure for HLH is a successful bone marrow transplant.

What’s heartening is the animation community is rallying to help out the family with its medical expenses by auctioning off donated one-of-a-kind artwork. Fanboy creator Eric Robles is offering this pair of Fanboy and Chum Chum posters, signed, that have been hanging in his Nickelodeon office the past few years. If you’re interested in either, please consider heading to the eBay pages for each and placing a bid. Also, there’s a good chance you can find something else that’ll rock your cartoon world in this online auction.

Of course, you don’t need to buy anything to help out Joey, Ginger, Ian, and Henry. You can find a PayPal link on SupportTheAdams.com.

Thanks, everyone (and an extra thanks to those of you reblogging). Please keep the Adams in your thoughts.

Don’t Toy with Me! Just in time for Leap Day, the first two Fanboy chapter books, Don’t Toy with Me! and Smell You Later!, are now available for all your book report needs. The former’s 96 pages are made up of stories based on a pair of pretty popular episodes, “Trading Day” and “The Tell-Tale Toy.” Don’t Toy with Me was written by Rebecca McCarthy and illustrated by the Emmy-winning Steve Lambe. Buy yours now.

February 28, 2012

Don’t Toy with Me!
Just in time for Leap Day, the first two Fanboy chapter books, Don’t Toy with Me! and Smell You Later!, are now available for all your book report needs. The former’s 96 pages are made up of stories based on a pair of pretty popular episodes, “Trading Day” and “The Tell-Tale Toy.” Don’t Toy with Me was written by Rebecca McCarthy and illustrated by the Emmy-winning Steve Lambe.
Buy yours now.

Don’t Toy with Me!

Just in time for Leap Day, the first two Fanboy chapter books, Don’t Toy with Me! and Smell You Later!, are now available for all your book report needs. The former’s 96 pages are made up of stories based on a pair of pretty popular episodes, “Trading Day” and “The Tell-Tale Toy.” Don’t Toy with Me was written by Rebecca McCarthy and illustrated by the Emmy-winning Steve Lambe.

Buy yours now.

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January 18, 2012

No posts for 24 hours, until 12:01am, Thursday, January 19, 2012.

No posts for 24 hours, until 12:01am, Thursday, January 19, 2012.

It’s not everyday there’s an Emmy in your hand. At least, in *my* hand. And next to the guy who really deserves it! What a great Christmas present.  —Fred Eric Robles (left) and Fred Seibert (right), photographed by Eric Homan @ Frederator Studios/Nickelodeon Animation, December 14, 2011. Emmy for Outstanding Special Class Animated Program.

December 23, 2011

It’s not everyday there’s an Emmy in your hand. At least, in *my* hand. And next to the guy who really deserves it! What a great Christmas present. 
—Fred
Eric Robles (left) and Fred Seibert (right), photographed by Eric Homan @ Frederator Studios/Nickelodeon Animation, December 14, 2011. Emmy for Outstanding Special Class Animated Program.

It’s not everyday there’s an Emmy in your hand. At least, in *my* hand. And next to the guy who really deserves it! What a great Christmas present. 

Fred

Eric Robles (left) and Fred Seibert (right), photographed by Eric Homan @ Frederator Studios/Nickelodeon Animation, December 14, 2011. Emmy for Outstanding Special Class Animated Program.

"There Will Be Shrieks" Storyboard Here’s Katie Rice’s Annie-nominated storyboard for the second part of the half-hour Halloween special, “There Will be Shrieks.” The Annies will be doled out at UCLA in February. For more of Katie’s funny, cute art, head on over to her funny, cute blog.

December 16, 2011

"There Will Be Shrieks, Part II" Storyboard

"There Will Be Shrieks" Storyboard

Here’s Katie Rice’s Annie-nominated storyboard for the second part of the half-hour Halloween special, “There Will be Shrieks.” The Annies will be doled out at UCLA in February. For more of Katie’s funny, cute art, head on over to her funny, cute blog.

"A Very Brrr-y Icemas" Premieres Saturday It’s a big Fanboy half-hour Christmas special debuting this Saturday morning on Nickelodeon. “A Very Brrr-y Icemas” was written by Michael Caine, Russ Carney, Ron Corcillo, and Steve Tompkins. Brandon Kruse directed off Vaughn Tada’s and Matt Whitlock’s storyboards. This is Eric Robles’s title card concept and Steve Lambe’s finished art. Watch it for that warm, cozy, holiday feeling.

December 8, 2011

"A Very Brrr-y Icemas" Premieres Saturday

It’s a big Fanboy half-hour Christmas special debuting this Saturday morning on Nickelodeon. “A Very Brrr-y Icemas” was written by Michael Caine, Russ Carney, Ron Corcillo, and Steve Tompkins. Brandon Kruse directed off Vaughn Tada’s and Matt Whitlock’s storyboards. This is Eric Robles’s title card concept and Steve Lambe’s finished art. Watch it for that warm, cozy, holiday feeling.

Congratulations, Eric So not only does his show get nominated for an Annie Award in the Best Animated Television Production - Children category, but Eric Robles is one of eight artists vying for the TV character designer trophy for his work on the episode “Brain Freeze.” Here’s his nominated artwork of Boog, Kyle, the Ice Monster, and Professor Flan. Eric, we’ll vote for you as many times as we’re allowed (and then some). The Annies are handed out on February 4 at UCLA.

December 8, 2011

Congratulations, Eric

So not only does his show get nominated for an Annie Award in the Best Animated Television Production - Children category, but Eric Robles is one of eight artists vying for the TV character designer trophy for his work on the episode “Brain Freeze.” Here’s his nominated artwork of Boog, Kyle, the Ice Monster, and Professor Flan. Eric, we’ll vote for you as many times as we’re allowed (and then some).

The Annies are handed out on February 4 at UCLA.

thedailywhat: AMA of the Day: An anonymous (at the time of writing) storyboard artist for Nickelodeon’s Fanboy and Chum Chum is in the process of doing one of the most amazing Reddit AMAs ever. They have agreed to draw anything the twisted minds of Redditors can come up with — an the minds of Redditors are pretty twisted. Some of the best so far: Beavis and Butthead as Ren and Stimpy; Spongebob as the Me Gusta guy; a Sterling Archer/James Bond shootout; Lindsay Lohan being punched in the face by a belligerent monkey; and, above, the childhood terminating response to the question “how does catdog poop?” [reddit.] Anonymous storyboard artist on Fanboy & Chum Chum? Who could that be??

November 23, 2011

thedailywhat:

AMA of the Day: An anonymous (at the time of writing) storyboard artist for Nickelodeon’s Fanboy and Chum Chum is in the process of doing one of the most amazing Reddit AMAs ever.
They have agreed to draw anything the twisted minds of Redditors can come up with — an the minds of Redditors are pretty twisted.
Some of the best so far: Beavis and Butthead as Ren and Stimpy; Spongebob as the Me Gusta guy; a Sterling Archer/James Bond shootout; Lindsay Lohan being punched in the face by a belligerent monkey; and, above, the childhood terminating response to the question “how does catdog poop?”
[reddit.]

Anonymous storyboard artist on Fanboy & Chum Chum? Who could that be??

thedailywhat:

AMA of the Day: An anonymous (at the time of writing) storyboard artist for Nickelodeon’s Fanboy and Chum Chum is in the process of doing one of the most amazing Reddit AMAs ever.

They have agreed to draw anything the twisted minds of Redditors can come up with — an the minds of Redditors are pretty twisted.

Some of the best so far: Beavis and Butthead as Ren and Stimpy; Spongebob as the Me Gusta guy; a Sterling Archer/James Bond shootout; Lindsay Lohan being punched in the face by a belligerent monkey; and, above, the childhood terminating response to the question “how does catdog poop?”

[reddit.]

Anonymous storyboard artist on Fanboy & Chum Chum? Who could that be??

(Source: thedailywhat)

Fanboy & Chum Chum Haunted House Ask anyone who’s worked at the Nickelodeon Animation Studio in Burbank what his favorite employee perk is, there’s a good chance he’ll say the company’s annual Halloween bash. It’s when each production competes to see whose crew can come up with the scariest, creepiest, or funniest haunted house. Fanboy crewmember Andrew Golden took this footage on a walk through of this year’s particularly cool Fanboy & Chum Chum-themed haunted house, complete with Mr. Trick’s Hollowgram.

November 21, 2011

Fanboy & Chum Chum Haunted House

Ask anyone who’s worked at the Nickelodeon Animation Studio in Burbank what his favorite employee perk is, there’s a good chance he’ll say the company’s annual Halloween bash. It’s when each production competes to see whose crew can come up with the scariest, creepiest, or funniest haunted house. Fanboy crewmember Andrew Golden took this footage on a walk through of this year’s particularly cool Fanboy & Chum Chum-themed haunted house, complete with Mr. Trick’s Hollowgram.

New Time for “There Will Be Shrieks” If there’s one thing we’ve learned by now about a lot of Nickelodeon cartoons, despite whatever you hear or read, new episodes pretty much premiere when they premiere. Case in point, the half-hour Fanboy & Chum Chum Halloween episode promoted and scheduled for tomorrow, “There Will Be Shrieks,” has just been moved to 8:00 a.m. this Sunday morning to accommodate a true rarity in Nickelodeon programming, a SpongeBob rerun. So set your alarm clocks or, better yet, just break out the coffee and stay up all Saturday night!

October 21, 2011

New Time for “There Will Be Shrieks”
If there’s one thing we’ve learned by now about a lot of Nickelodeon cartoons, despite whatever you hear or read, new episodes pretty much premiere when they premiere. Case in point, the half-hour Fanboy & Chum Chum Halloween episode promoted and scheduled for tomorrow, “There Will Be Shrieks,” has just been moved to 8:00 a.m. this Sunday morning to accommodate a true rarity in Nickelodeon programming, a SpongeBob rerun. So set your alarm clocks or, better yet, just break out the coffee and stay up all Saturday night!

New Time for “There Will Be Shrieks”

If there’s one thing we’ve learned by now about a lot of Nickelodeon cartoons, despite whatever you hear or read, new episodes pretty much premiere when they premiere. Case in point, the half-hour Fanboy & Chum Chum Halloween episode promoted and scheduled for tomorrow, “There Will Be Shrieks,” has just been moved to 8:00 a.m. this Sunday morning to accommodate a true rarity in Nickelodeon programming, a SpongeBob rerun. So set your alarm clocks or, better yet, just break out the coffee and stay up all Saturday night!

You’re to fill this jar with a thousand screams by sundown. Only then can you have your taste back… … says Mr Trick, voiced by Jonathan Adams. Title card and concept for the half-hour Halloween special, “There Will Be Shrieks.” For the title card, Eddie Trigueros cleaned up creator Eric Robles’s rough design. Steve Lambe painted the final version. Steve Tompkins and Michael Caine wrote the episode, James Burks and Katie Rice were the storyboarders, and Tom King gets directing credit. “There Will Be Shrieks” premieres this Saturday morning at 10:30 a.m. on Nickelodeon.

October 20, 2011

You’re to fill this jar with a thousand screams by sundown. Only then can you have your taste back…

… says Mr Trick, voiced by Jonathan Adams.

Title card and concept for the half-hour Halloween special, “There Will Be Shrieks.” For the title card, Eddie Trigueros cleaned up creator Eric Robles’s rough design. Steve Lambe painted the final version.

Steve Tompkins and Michael Caine wrote the episode, James Burks and Katie Rice were the storyboarders, and Tom King gets directing credit. “There Will Be Shrieks” premieres this Saturday morning at 10:30 a.m. on Nickelodeon.

Once you taste this candy, you’ll never taste candy again… Fanboy & Chum Chum hit the streets for the ultimate night of treats, but find themselves getting the ultimate trick instead. A mysterious and spooky figure named Mr. Trick dupes the boys into eating a magical piece of candy that steals away all their taste – forever! Now they have to collect one thousand screams for the creature if they ever want to taste candy again "There Will Be Shrieks" premieres this Saturday morning at 10:30 a.m. on Nickelodeon. BOO!

October 19, 2011

Once you taste this candy, you’ll never taste candy again…

Fanboy & Chum Chum hit the streets for the ultimate night of treats, but find themselves getting the ultimate trick instead. A mysterious and spooky figure named Mr. Trick dupes the boys into eating a magical piece of candy that steals away all their taste – forever! Now they have to collect one thousand screams for the creature if they ever want to taste candy again

"There Will Be Shrieks" premieres this Saturday morning at 10:30 a.m. on Nickelodeon.

BOO!