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Channel Frederator To Award First Freddies

On Jan. 24, 2007, Channel Frederator ( will present "The Freddies," Channel Frederator's first annual awards ceremony. Held at Cinespace in Hollywood, the awards will recognize a wide array of achievements seen on Channel Frederator's weekly podcasts throughout the year. The awards, which range from "Cartoon of the Year" to "Cartoon Most Likely to be Censored by the FCC," will be distributed in the form of an eight-inch replica of Joe Robot, the spokesrobot for Channel Frederator. Eleven awards will be voted on by the Channel Frederator viewers and five will be jury selected.

Since its Nov. 1, 2005 launch, Channel Frederator has received more than 1,000 submissions and showcased more than 175 animated films; the network has been downloaded more than 5 million times. Cartoons include narrative and experimental shorts, along with music videos, promotional spots, and contemporary and vintage commercials. They range from million-dollar computer generated shorts to the simplest forms of independent animation.

Nominations include:

Best Flash Film THE BALLAD OF SHEEP 13 -- submitted by Kyle McQueen I LIKE PANDAS -- submitted by Jessica BorutskiWAR PHOTOGRAPHER -- submitted by Joel Trussell

Best Foreign FilmTHE BALLAD OF SHEEP 13 -- submitted by Kyle McQueen LE BUILDING -- submitted by Olivier StaphylasMALDITO VERANO -- submitted by Renato Caiuby

Best Music VideoJOY COMES IN THE MORNING -- submitted by Scott Friedman (music by Xploding Plastix)WAR PHOTOGRAPHER -- submitted by Joel Trussell WIZARD NEEDS FOOD BADLY -- submitted by Ghostbot (music by Five Iron Frenzy)

Funniest FilmEMAIL! -- submitted by Tim FarrellEVERYONE ELSE HAS HAD MORE SEX THAN ME -- submitted by Bernard Derriman (music by TISM)THE NAÏVE MAN FROM LOLLILAND -- submitted by JG Quintel

Best DesignBENDITO MACHINE -- submitted by zumbakameraTHE HEART COLLECTOR -- submitted by Michael FallikWAR PHOTOGRAPHER -- submitted by Joel Trussell

Best Dance SequenceDANCE LIKE A MONKEY -- submitted by Collection of Agency Films (music by The New York Dolls)EVERYONE ELSE HAS HAD MORE SEX THAN ME -- submitted by Bernard Derriman (music by TISM)SHAKE THAT ASS! -- submitted by Dan Meth

Best CG FilmDIA DE LOS MUERTOS -- submitted by LAIKA/houseFREE RANGE -- submitted by Seed AnimationROCKFISH -- submitted by Blur Studios

The Through a Podcast Darkly AwardTHE ENDING -- submitted by Austin MadisonI LIKE PANDAS -- submitted by Jessica BorutskiSNOW-BO -- submitted by Vera Brosgol

Cartoon Most Likely to be Censored by the FCCLONELY ROBOT DUCKLING -- submitted by Sam HendersonTESTIKLES -- submitted by Tim MaloneyWTF!? -- submitted by Dead Monkey Comics

So Cute it Hurts AwardPENGUIN'S CHRISTMAS -- submitted by Animation WorksSKIPPY -- submitted by Amanda SpalinskiTWINKLE TWINKLE -- submitted by Mudbubble

Best Late Night Booty Call Award (Best Voice Mail)Sweet LoveBride or GroomPainter

Juried AwardsLargest File SizeThe Joe Robot Award (Best Use of a Robot)The Vanguard AwardCartoonist of the YearProducers Choice AwardCartoon of the Year

Channel Frederator, the first ever weekly cartoon podcast, was imagined and created by Frederator Studios' Fred Seibert and David Karp, founder of web application developer Davidville. Channel Frederator is produced by Frederator Studios (, which has created original cartoons since 1998. Productions include Nickelodeon's major hits, THE FAIRLY ODDPARENTS, CHALKZONE and MY LIFE AS A TEENAGE ROBOT. Their cartoon laboratories OH YEAH! CARTOONS and RANDOM! CARTOONS have so far resulted in 186 shorts, eight series and development of five feature films.

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