Arthur van Merwijk started making “Morphle” by himself. Now, it’s a global entertainment brand with millions of Youtube subscribers and billions of views.
How do the animated short film channels on Youtube work? Cartoon Brew speaks to one of them, as well as filmmakers who have gone down this route.
Thanks to Youtube’s new implementation of U.S. law, animators may be at risk of losing most of their revenue from the video hosting site.
In 2017, John Morena set out to make 52 shorts in a year. The animator talks to Cartoon Brew about the one-of-a-kind project that is “Area 52.”
Three top creators reveal the secrets of developing successful Youtube animation channels.
The program is described as “an experimental storytelling initiative that welcomes new creative voices at Pixar Animation Studios to share their stories.”
Hanazuki started out as a personal idea before becoming an international character brand.
Youtube continues to make a push into adult animation programming.
An investigation into the mysterious companies that are producing the most popular children’s content on Youtube, and what effect it might be having on children.
Youtube is the new gatekeeper for animation creators – and that’s not necessarily a good thing.
A new study reveals valuable insights into online consumption habits by teens.
Popeye is making a comeback.
Aardman needs to do more than make a Youtube channel if it wants to support independent creators and producers.
Youtube’s poorly-regulated and selectively-enforced policies continue to hurt filmmakers.
Attention, filmmakers: Here are some new ways to ensure your animated short gets seen by online audiences.
As of today, filmmakers can post videos to Amazon’s video service and earn royalties based on hours streamed.
At least it’s a start to fixing Youtube’s broken copyright claim system.
Creators are calling for an end to Youtube’s current policies, which allow corporations to abuse American copyright law and restrict the free speech rights of independent artists.
We explore how the Pegbarians have built a career out of balancing commissioned and original work with (or around) YouTube’s monetization system.
Mondo Media may be expanding their brand into the kid-friendly market, but that doesn’t mean they’re neglecting their adult-oriented successes.
After years of producing teen-targeted shows like “Happy Tree Friends” and “Dick Figures,” Mondo Media is eyeing the lucrative kids’ market by teaming up with major toy manufacturer Spin Master, makers of Bakugan Battle Brawlers, Air Hogs, and Hedbanz.
Sony Pictures has demanded the removal of the CGI short film Sintel from YouTube due to a claim of copyright infringement. One small problem: they don’t actually own anything in the film.
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Well, that didn’t take long. The entertainment companies that took millions of dollars from YouTube to operate content channels are coming under fire for their mistreatment of content producers
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In last week’s post about Butch Hartman’s animation channel, I wrote that, “The word of the year for Internet content is CHANNELS.” The …
The word of the year for Internet content is CHANNELS. Google’s YouTube announced last fall that they’re partnering with media companies …
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