Frederator Studios has launched ReFrederator (www.refrederator.com), the worlds first daily vintage cartoon video podcast.
ReFrederator will feature classic cartoons from the public domain such as Bugs Bunny, Mighty Mouse, Daffy Duck, Betty Boop, Little Lulu, Porky Pig, Donald Duck and Felix the Cat, as well as fairy tales and musicals. Every 7-9 minute podcast will feature a short-form classic cartoon and promotional packaging and branding from ReFrederator. New episodes will appear daily Monday through Friday, grouped into weekly themes.
The first week of the new series features a Mother Goose theme, beginning with a 1935 Humpty Dumpty cartoon from Ub Iwerks, Walt Disneys personal friend and first employee, followed by Mighty Mouse in WOLF! WOLF! from 1945 and the Oscar-nominated PIGS IN A POLKA from director Friz Freleng. The week will wrap up with POOR CINDERELLA, the only color Betty Boop cartoon, and FONEY FABLES, a series of short vignette parodies of classic Disney stories.
Programming for ReFrederator is headed by producer Eric Homan and illustrator, cartoonist and scholar Dave Kirwan (www.davekirwan.com). Consultants include animation historian Jerry Beck (www.cartoonresearch.com) and writer Melissa Wolfe. The launch programming was edited by Barry Hirschberg.
In addition, on Tuesday, April 18, the studio celebrates the showing of its 100th cartoon on its flagship Channel Frederator video podcast.
For a free subscription to Channel Frederator or ReFrederator, search Channel Frederator or ReFrederator in the iTunes Podcast Directory, or visit www.channelfrederator.com or www.refrederator.com and click subscribe.
Frederator founder Fred Seibert is one of the worlds leading independent cartoon producers and the exec producer of six hit series on the Nickelodeon Networks, including its number one show THE FAIRLY ODDPARENTS. Prior to forming Frederator Studios, Seibert served as president of Hanna-Barbera Cartoons where he led the return of cartoons to the television mainstream.