SMOSH spinoff Shut Up! Cartoons launches Smosh Babies, an animated look at the YouTube channel’s biggest stars, web comedy duo Ian Hecox and Anthony Padilla.
SMOSH spinoff Shut Up! Cartoons is launching Smosh Babies, an animated look at the YouTube channel’s biggest stars, web comedy duo Ian Hecox and Anthony Padilla, when they were, um, babies. Here’s the synopsis:
Before Ian and Anthony were stupid adults, they were even stupider babies! Follow their adventures every Monday only on Shut Up! Cartoons.
is the brainchild of Blumberg, the former longtime chief of Disney Television Animation, and his partners, SMOSH co-founders and comedic dynamic duo, Anthony Padilla and Ian Hecox.
Shut Up! Cartoons, which launched last year, is led by longtime former Television Animation chief Barry Blumberg and SMOSH co-founders Hecox and Padilla.
The 2D animated Smosh Babies premieres this Monday, August 12. Check out the trailer, which has already racked up 167,843 views on YouTube, below:
UPDATED: Head over to iKids for an interview with Blumberg on the making of a SMOSH hit:
How do you source for the channel?
We source Shut Up! Cartoons everywhere. We go to film festivals, reach out to YouTube creators, traditional animation people and writers, but all based on the fundamental premise that everybody who has worked in the animation space has a passion project that they really want to make that no studio would ever want to make. Those are the projects we’re looking for. We’re looking for programming that we feel could have a second life on television or in merchandise.
Source: Shut Up! Cartoons
Jennifer Wolfe is Director of News & Content at Animation World Network.