Kaboing TV has always been in the back of Rocko’s Modern Life and Camp Lazlo creator Joe Murray’s mind since the internet came into being, but it wasn’t until he wrote a chapter about “alternative distribution of animation” in his book Creating Animated Cartoons with Character, did he really begin pursuing the idea of an exclusive Original programming Animation/Cartoon channel on the web.
In early 2010, after fruitless attempts at outside funding that matched Joe’s vision, Joe was urged by others to take his idea “to the people.” Joe started a pledge drive campaign on Kickstarter.com to raise some seed money for original episodes of his new series Frog in a Suit to “kickstart” the site. Over 346 “backers” stepped up to meet the funding goal in 45 days. With the additional help of countless volunteers, interns, and favors from friends in the industry, (and additional funding from Joe,) a total of three original episodes of Frog in a Suit were produced for the launch of KaboingTV.com.
Although this group effort came together to launch the site, it will take the support of viewers to watch, pledge and purchase from the Kaboing shop to keep the site up and running and producing new original programming.