New York and Los Angeles — Alloy Digital-owned channel SMOSH’s Shut Up! Cartoons, a part of YouTube’s original channel offering, which has delivered in excess of 55 million video views and over 625,000 new subscribers since launching April 30, today announced it has entered into a representation agreement with The Gotham Group. The Gotham Group is recognized as the powerhouse management firm in the animation industry, with ties to an enormous amount and variety of creative content.
The fast-rising Shut Up! Cartoons started strong out of the gate, ranking as a top chart performer since its April 30 launch, and continues to hold its top-10 position on the list of YouTube’s most popular of original content offerings. Shut Up! is the brainchild of SMOSH President Barry Blumberg, the former longtime chief of Disney Television Animation, and the comedic duo of Anthony Padilla and Ian Hecox, Mr. Blumberg’s SMOSH partners and co-founders. SMOSH, an online leader in teen and young adult content, is the third-most subscribed channel on YouTube overall.
The Gotham Group will represent Shut Up! Cartoons’ highly popular series for television and other brand extensions. The Alloy Digital-owned property boasts a stellar roster of irreverent creators and producers that are delivering 18 short-form web series comprising 180 episodes in the first year, including those behind some of the most popular and recognized animated properties of recent times.