CHANNEL FREDERATOR

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Today Fred Seibert launches Channel Frederator, the world’s first cartoon video podcast, established to distribute commercial and eclectic cartoon content to portable video devices such as the new Apple iPod and the Sony PlayStation Portable (PSP).Released weekly, Channel Frederator will contain several short form original and classic cartoons submitted by producers from around the world, packaged into 10 to 15 minute episodes by Seibert’s programming team.

The first episode features four submitted cartoons beginning with “Barrista,” a 2D student film by Pendelton Ward, a director currently completing his first Nickelodeon animated short. Next up is Santa Monica-based Blur Studio’s computer generated short “In the Rough.” Independent filmmaker and musician Eileen Brennan adds the flash production “Go Spy Go.” The last cartoon in Episode #1 is Dave Thomas’ flash film “Mantelope” from Wild Brain, San Francisco’s largest animation studio.

Cartoon producers are invited to submit their short films for inclusion in weekly episodes. For a free subscription to the Channel Frederator podcast, go to the iTunes Podcast Directory and search for Channel Frederator, or go to the web site www.channelfrederator.com and click ‘Subscribe.’