Fred and Sharon’s Movie Productions

Throughout the history of the animation art form, there have been a select group of innovators who have pushed the medium to its limits and explored the potential of animation to its fullest. These artists include Winsor McCay, Walt Disney, Max Flesicher, Tex Avery, John Hubley…and now, I’m pleased to announce, Fred and Sharon.

Fred and Sharon, hailing from Kelowna, Canada are redefining the possibilities of filmmaking and animation by producing movies for any type of occasion. You can learn about their skills by watching this introductory piece below, entitled “Who Needs a Movie.”

Of course, Cartoon Brew is an animation website and thankfully for us, Fred and Sharon are specialists in the art of animation. They work in a dizzying array of styles, including hi-end computer animation that is seamlessly integrated into live-action settings…

to a traditional hand-drawn look…

to more painterly and experimental styles of animation…

For more of their filmmaking magic, visit FredandSharonsMovies.com or their YouTube page. And when you see them accepting an Oscar, just remember that you read about them on Cartoon Brew first.

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  • Tom Pope

    That’s a couple of unique people.

  • http://www.bigpantsmouse.com Gabe Swarr

    This is the future!

  • http://jaydsmith.blogspot.com/ jay d smith

    you guys are mean! :)

  • http://www.tommyday.com Tommy Day

    That’s some of the best VCR editing I’ve seen since I did it when I was 8.

  • Shawn Jackson

    I simply adore folks like this. So far away from my reality in Hollywood. Keep it real, Fred and Sharon!!

  • http://www.frankpanucci.com FP

    I wish I could animate good like that.

    Is this for real? The guy looks like Jamie Kennedy.

  • Animation Pimp

    Now, that’s a story worth writing about. They remind of these Edna and Tex Boil (sp?) on SCTV.

  • http://www.joeltrussell.com jtruss

    The revolution is here!

  • http://gagaman.blogspot.com The Gagaman

    That’s it, Amid has finally lost it!

  • Zubby

    My brain hurts.

  • http://www.mbproductions.biz Mike

    Amazing. Their phone must be ringing off the hook.

  • dan

    Fred and Sharon make a Porno.

    Has been picked up my Sony Classics.

  • http://www.funwiththeschaeffers.blogspot.com lamartherevenger

    I agree with Gabe Swarr this is the future!

  • dan

    Does anyone remember “Tex and Edna Boil’s Organ Emporium” from Second City?

  • Pedro Nakama

    What pisses me off is I sent them my reel and resume months ago and they haven’t contacted me yet!

  • http://winged-elf-girl.deviantart.com Lauren Rasmussen

    good Lord, Amid, you really are mean!!! *she types as she shakes with laughter.*

    dang it, doesn’t sound like they’re taking internships!

  • http://segaltoons.com Steve Segal

    Dan, Thank you so much for reminding me of the name “Tex and Edna Boil’s Organ Emporium”. I can still picture Edna gesturing with her arm, “come on down”.

    Amid, I swear you have been spending too much time in Jerry’s Cartoon Dump. Now I have to watch some Norman McLaren and Richard Williams and hope the feeling comes back to my brain.

  • http://pegbarproductions.com Simon Stahl

    With skills like that it won’t be long before Robert Zemeckis poaches Fred and Sharon for ImageMovers.

  • Meng

    I love them. It’s easy to be mean, but honestly… they are producing something, which is more than can be said of a lot of self-called (so-called) artists. Thanks for sharing.

  • http://www.spiteyourface.com Tim Drage

    I couldn’t believe these videos were not satire. I’m still not sure but there doesn’t seem to be enough of an obvious ‘joke’ for them to not be for real. :-S

  • Nic Kramer

    This must be a joke and it’s not even April yet.

  • http://zekeyspaceylizard.blogspot.com Zekey

    Great Job!

  • http://puppetvision.blogspot.com Andrew

    Amid Amidi, you are a mean, mean sarcastic man. ;-)

  • M.T. Chiswell

    w….t….f……

  • http://www.randombrainwave.com John Surname

    That’s it, I’m going to law school. I don’t believe in nothing no more.

  • http://gerarddesouza.blogspot.com Gerard de Souza

    Well, in the 20th century we had folk art and folk music. Maybe this is folk animation and folk video.

  • Percival

    Fred and Sharon stole George Miller’s whole act. And I’ll bet they remember the names of their animators.

  • http://inklingstudio.typepad.com David Nethery

    Oh, yes , this is so EXACTLY what the SCTV’rs (in this case Andrea Martin and Dave Thomas) were spoofing with bits like Tex and Edna Boil’s Organ Emporium .

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LWQl9jdKUmM

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tv-82Q0ofs8

    “Right , Tex ? ”

    “That’s right , Edna!”

  • Fred

    I love outsider art!

  • james suhr

    sharon’s slumpy posture while speaking, i mean reading badly, those lines is just the funniest damn thing i’ve seen in a long time!

  • Jody Morgan

    Soon to be seen on Adult Swim!

  • http://www.candlelightstories.com Alessandro Cima

    What I think is interesting about this stuff is that it exists at all. The fact is that these two people can get up and make something that people can see. I bet a lot of their friends are doing little more than watching TV and driving to the local CostCo. These two are playing with something that interests them. That’s pretty cool. I hope I keep playing when I am 64. It’s funny. But it’s also superior to what 90 percent of twenty-somethings post every day on their facebook/myspace/twitter/connect-me-with-the-next-moron.com site.
    Frankly, I haven’t laughed so hard in front of my computer monitor for months. Thank you, Amid.

  • Chris Sobieniak

    Still, I wouldn’t mind if it had been a semi-professional husband & wife team of sorts that set up shop on their own and did something pretty cool despite such a cute name they used for their business, say the husband had been an animator and the wife was a videographer/editor of sorts, I could see it working so perfectly if they found a balance between each other and learn from each other’s expertise.

    In the case of THESE GUYS mentioned here, I can assume their services probably benefit those in need of having their precious weddings or child’s Christmas pageants recorded professionally if these guys could do well for that sort of thing than something a little higher like commercials or other commercial/work-for-hire projects.

    Of course as Gerard De Souza said before, this could be the beginning of a sort of “folk animation/video” period we’ll just have to get used to if we have to make it through those booths at craft shows!

  • http://eggheadcheesybird.co.uk Alex

    They’re like real life Tim & Eric characters!
    I love it!

  • http://spitandspite.com Spit & Spite

    Finally, the first bullet in the independent internet animation revolution has been fired…

    Seriously though, it is kind of sweet… kind of…

    I’m with you Jody!

  • christy

    so awesome!!!!

  • http://incoherent-thought.blogspot.com Vincent

    I smell the next Adult Swim cartoon.

  • moopot

    That ‘Who needs a movie’ thing almost made me cry, it was so sad. But then the loch ness monster showed up, and I couldn’t help but laugh.

  • http://gerarddesouza.blogspot.com Gerard de Souza

    “But then the loch ness monster showed up…….”
    It’s Ogopogo, man. Ogopogo! ;)

  • kentiam