Too Cool! Cartoons
|Too Cool! Cartoons|
|Created by||Fred Seibert|
|Starring||Various voice actors|
|Country of origin||Various|
|No. of episodes||11|
|Executive producer(s)||Fred Seibert|
|Producer(s)||Kevin Kolde and Eric Homan|
|Production company(s)||Frederator Studios|
|Original release||April 4, 2013 – August 28, 2014|
|Preceded by||What A Cartoon!, Oh Yeah! Cartoons, The Meth Minute 39, Random! Cartoons|
|Followed by||Bee and PuppyCat|
Too Cool! Cartoons is a series of animated shorts on the YouTube channel Cartoon Hangover. It was created by Fred Seibert and produced by Frederator Studios. The series premiered on April 4, 2013, with the short Our New Electrical Morals. It was planned to feature 39 shorts but ended up releasing only 11 shorts.
Too Cool! Cartoons is Frederator's fifth of six cartoon "incubator" series over the past 21 years (as of 2016), featuring unique voices in short animated films, meant to introduce original characters and animation creators. The other series include What A Cartoon! (1995, with Hanna-Barbera and Cartoon Network), Oh Yeah! Cartoons (1995, with Nickelodeon), The Meth Minute 39 (2008, with Channel Frederator, Random! Cartoons (2008, with Nickelodeon), and GO! Cartoons (projected 2017, with Sony Pictures Animation).
The series is now available to view on VRV.
List of episodes
|101||Our New Electrical Morals||Mike Rosenthal||Kenny Pittenger||April 4, 2013||Fred Tatasciore, Johnny Hawkes, Audrey Wasilewski, Kari Wahlgren|
|102||Rocket Dog||Mel Roach||Mel Roach||May 2, 2013||Mel Roach, Josh Lawson, Steven Blum, Kari Wahlgren|
|103||Ace Discovery||Tom Gran & Martin Woolley||Tom Gran & Martin Woolley||May 30, 2013||Ako Mitchell, Hugo Harold-Harrison, Eric Meyers, Doireann Ní Chorragáin, Martin Woolley|
|104||Bee and PuppyCat: Part 1||Natasha Allegri||Larry Leichliter||July 11, 2013||Allyn Rachel, Kent Osborne, Tom Kenny|
|105||Bee and PuppyCat: Part 2||Natasha Allegri||Larry Leichliter||August 9, 2013||Allyn Rachel, Frank Gibson, Marina Sirtis|
|106||Doctor Lollipop||Kelly Martin||Aliki Grafft||September 12, 2013||Chris Diamantopoulos, Dee Baker, Rose McGowan, Jason Marsden, Travis Willingham|
|107||Dead End||Hamish Steele||Mel Roach||June 26, 2014||Zack Pearlman, Cameron Goodman, Stefan Marks, Maria Bamford|
|108||Chainsaw Richard||Christopher Reineman||Tom King||July 17, 2014||Tyler Merna, Ashly Burch, Eric Bauza, River Jordan|
|109||Manly||Jesse Moynihan & Justin Moynihan||Jesse Moynihan & Justin Moynihan||July 31, 2014||Jill Bartlett, Joey Richter, Steve Agee, Roger Craig Smith|
|110||SpaceBear||Andy Helms||Dave Ferguson||August 14, 2014||Rodger Bumpass, Christopher Curry, Ogie Banks, Josh Keaton|
|111||Blackford Manor||Jiwook Kim||Jiwook Kim||August 28, 2014||Ashly Burch, Martin Rayner, Billy West|
Laura Beck of Jezebel called Bee and PuppyCat "adorable and hilarious," and Meredith Woemer of io9 wrote, "This might be the first cartoon webseries we didn't want to end." The two-part short led to a Kickstarter campaign to raise funds for a full season; the campaign was successfully funded, raising $872,133 in November 2013 to go toward producing nine original new episodes of the series.
Robert Lloyd of the Los Angeles Times wrote that Manly was "psychedelic and melancholy," and Susana Polo of The Mary Sue called the short "weird and awesome."
Frederator Studios has persisted in the tradition of surfacing new talent, characters, and series with several cartoon shorts "incubators," including (as of 2015) What A Cartoon! (Cartoon Network, 1995), Oh Yeah! Cartoons (Nickelodeon, 1998), The Meth Minute 39 (Channel Frederator, 2008), Random! Cartoons (Nickelodeon/Nicktoons, 2008), and GO! Cartoons (Cartoon Hangover, 2016). These laboratories have spun off notable series like Dexter’s Laboratory, The Powerpuff Girls, Johnny Bravo, Cow & Chicken, Courage the Cowardly Dog, The Fairly OddParents, ChalkZone, My Life as a Teenage Robot, Nite Fite, Fanboy & Chum Chum, Adventure Time, Bravest Warriors, Rocket Dog, and Bee and PuppyCat.
- Frederator Official Site
- Presley, Alison (10 April 2013). "GREAT TUMBLR BOOK SEARCH: WINNERS ANNOUNCED!". Chronicle Books. Retrieved 24 September 2014.
- Lloyd, Robert (1 August 2014). "Critic's Pick TV Picks: 'Altman,' 'Poirot,' Cartoon Hangover shorts, 'The Killing'". LA Times Online. Retrieved 24 September 2014.
- "Ace Discovery" Press Kit
- Blabber, John (11 April 2013). "Exclusive Interview: Michael Rosenthal Creator of Our New Electrical Morals on @CartoonHangover". BubbleBlabber. Retrieved 23 September 2014.
- Patel, Sahil (31 July 2014). "'Adventure Time' Crew Members Debut 'Manly' Short on Cartoon Hangover (Video)". The Video Ink. Retrieved 23 September 2014.
- "Martin Woolley Interview – Co-creator of Ace Discovery". Show Me The Animation. Wonky Films. Retrieved 23 September 2014.
- Drinking With Rocket Dog Animators
- Brody, Larry (13 November 2012). "2 Words to Rule Them All: "Cartoon Hangover"". Larry Brody's TVWriter.com. Retrieved 24 September 2014.
- Beck, Laura (11 July 2013). "Bee and PuppyCat Is an Adorable and Hilarious New Animated Series". Jezebel. Retrieved 24 September 2014.
- Woemer, Meredith (8 August 2013). "If you don't like Bee and PuppyCat, you are dead inside". io9. Retrieved 24 September 2014.
- Cartoon Hangover staff (15 October 2013). "Bee and PuppyCat: The Series". Kickstarter. Retrieved 24 September 2014.
- Polo, Susana (1 August 2014). "Cartoon Hangover's Manly is Weird and Awesome, Watch her First Adventure Here". The Mary Sue. Retrieved 24 September 2014.
- The Meth Minute 39 on YouTube
- Sony, Channel Frederator Launch Online Animation Incubator, by David Bloom, Deadline Hollywood, November 3, 2014