Adventure Time: The Enchiridion & Marcy’s Super Secret Scrapbook!!!...

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July 27th, 2015

Adventure Time: The Enchiridion & Marcy’s Super Secret Scrapbook!!!

The word is out about the upcoming two-in-one book from esteemed authors Martin and Olivia Olson (AKA Hunson Abadeer and his daughter Marceline). Adventure Time: The Enchiridion & Marcy’s Super Secret Scrapbook!!! is the hero’s handbook and the Vampire Queen’s personal scrapbook, bound together in one tidy package. Featuring design by Sean Tejaratchi, and artwork by Renee French, Tony Millionaire, Celeste Moreno, Aisleen Romano, and Mahendra SinghAdventure Time: The Enchiridion & Marcy’s Super Secret Scrapbook!!! goes on sale on Shocktober 6. Mark your calendars.

The first argument I had with my new boss in cable,...

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July 26th, 2015

The first argument I had with my new boss in cable, the media visionary Bob Pittman, was in early May 1980 at The Movie Channel. I’d handed in my first script for my first promo (”James Bond Week”), Bob crossed out my last line “Only on The Movie Channel,” and scribbled…  

“Conveniently schedule on The Movie Channel.”

Quizzed, Bob told me “Convenience always wins.” I argued with him for months (who wants to be edited?), but I’ve been quoting his long held wisdom ever since. Because he was right, Bob was always right.  

“Content is King.” 

“It’s all about the distribution.” 

“The company with the most money (technology, design, ideas, fill in the blank) triumphs.” 

In the media business, everyone you talk to knows everything. They (hell, me) can bleat on and on as to why their hypothesis is the right one. But Bob was on to something. Every real media innovation –the printing press, telegraphs, telephones, radio, television, VCRs– made our lives more easier, and it’s no knock on the human condition that we like things to become less complicated. 

Think about everything from the cotton gin, which kicked off the industrial revolution, or Ford’s Model T, the first really popular automobile, or the iPhone for that matter. Hammers, screwdrivers, the printing press, electric lights, indoor plumbing, you name it, we’ve spent thousands of years figuring out convenient methods of accomplishing tasks. 

When technology solves a problem for media, figuring out an easier way for something to happen, of course we all jump as fast as possible. If you’re old enough, remember seeing your first cassette or Walkman. What must it have been like to hear radio for the first time, or television? To some it seemed like the Devil was visiting earth it was so mind blowing. But, of course, it was all of us adopting a simpler way to get information, entertainment, eye or ear candy. 

Naturally, we quickly wanted HBO when there suddenly became a way to see movies –unedited for content or length, no commercials– in our own homes. When Netflix made it even easier who the heck thought they were going to fail

Let’s project ourselves into the future, shall we? Which one of us will opt out of Google’s self driving car, and insist on a vehicle with manual wind down windows and stick shifts? And Uber, what are those worldwide fights about? Convenience, it always wins out. 

The concept of convenience doesn’t answer every question in media, for sure. There are a lot of complicating factors, timing, pricing, marketing, you know the rest. But for me, when an old idea is dominant, and a new one comes along that makes it easier for me to get what I want when, where, and how I want it, I’m there, and fast. YouTube, anyone?!   

We’ve all heard the theories as to who will be champion in the future of media. Whenever the pontification begins, I remember that Bob Pittman is always right. 

“Convenience always wins.”

Thanks @Lucas_Shaw for the original tweet

(Via https://twitter.com/Lucas_Shaw/status/624645268328202240)

Fredbot characters are enjoying the summer with their balloon bonanza! Those...

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July 26th, 2015

Fredbot characters are enjoying the summer with their balloon bonanza! Those things are seriously the coolest..

(Via https://www.youtube.com/user/Fredbot)

fredbotcartoons:

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July 26th, 2015

fredbotcartoons:

The Fredbot Fredbots were designed by one of the earliest contributors to Channel Frederator in 2005, the inimitable Ben Ross. He came over as an intern (and then full time colleague) the next year and started sketching variations on our original robot that was designed by the equally incomparable Arlen Schumer. When chief New York Frederator Carrie Miller suggested Ben’s stuff would be perfect for our newest channel, we knew we’d hit the jackpot. 

From the postcards’ backs:

Congratulations!
You are one of 300 people
to receive this limited edition
Frederator postcard!

www.fredbot.tv
www.youtube.com/fredbot

Channel Frederator presents
Fredbot
A new channel with
Cartoons for Kids

Fredbots illustrated by Ben Ross

Series 28.6 and Series 28.9 [mailed out July 26, 2015]


Watch Channel Frederator Episode 2 in Cartoon  |  View More Free Videos Online at Veoh.com

The Fredbot Fredbots were designed by one of the earliest contributors...

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July 26th, 2015

The Fredbot Fredbots were designed by one of the earliest contributors to Channel Frederator in 2005, the inimitable Ben Ross. He came over as an intern (and then full time colleague) the next year and started sketching variations on our original robot that was designed by the equally incomparable Arlen Schumer. When chief New York Frederator Carrie Miller suggested Ben’s stuff would be perfect for our newest channel, we knew we’d hit the jackpot. 

From the postcards’ backs:

Congratulations!
You are one of 300 people
to receive this limited edition
Frederator postcard!

www.fredbot.tv
www.youtube.com/fredbot

Channel Frederator presents
Fredbot
A new channel with
Cartoons for Kids

Fredbots illustrated by Ben Ross

Series 28.6 and Series 28.9 [mailed out July 26, 2015]


Watch Channel Frederator Episode 2 in Cartoon  |  View More Free Videos Online at Veoh.com

Enough people tweet/quote when I’m in front of audiences that I...

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July 26th, 2015

Enough people tweet/quote when I’m in front of audiences that I thought it was time to explain myself with a little more clarity. (I tend to be a bit hyperbolic sometimes.) So over the next few weeks I’ll try and elucidate. 

Thanks @soyuri, @samrogoway, @lucas_shaw, @BingChen, @kelzell, @MyManDK, @RobertJohnDavis, @CarlosAlimurung, @htilert, among the many others who thought I had something to say @Vidcon.  

Good things happen when we help our friends! Sharing makes everyone...

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July 25th, 2015

Good things happen when we help our friends! Sharing makes everyone happy in this week’s Cloud Bread.

(Via https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5M_Y9Vl-r1A)

Carry PuppyCat everywhere you go! 

Presented by Frederator and Cartoon Hangover

July 25th, 2015

Carry PuppyCat everywhere you go! 

PuppyCat Tote Bag: http://frdr.us/1Kbt12f

By our Intern Jillian | StashRiot

Drawing Lucy has never been easier! Just print this out and...

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July 24th, 2015

Drawing Lucy has never been easier! Just print this out and connect the dots. Perfect for future DaVincis ;) 

Costume Shop

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July 24th, 2015

Costume Shop

Did we tell you the wonderfully talented Aymeric Kevin is creating the backgrounds for the “Costume Quest” short? Here’s an in-progress bg for Scene 066. Thanks, Aymeric.

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