Channel Frederator, the largest Internet cartoon network in the world and one of the founding networks of Next New Networks, today announced the winners of the Channel Frederator Awards, recognizing extraordinary talents in animation and the Internet.
The Second Annual Channel Frederator Awards is available to watch online at www.channelfrederatorawards.com
Winners were announced in all 17 Freddies categories that range from "Sick Sick Sick Award" to "Best Flash Film." Channel Frederator's prestigious Vanguard Award, went to Dan Meth, a New York-based independent animator.
Iranian animator Marjane Satrapi was awarded "Cartoonist of the Year" for her work on PERSEPOLIS, a filmed version of her autobiographical graphic novel. PERSEPOLIS also won the Jury Prize for the 2007 Cannes Film Festival and was nominated for the Best Animated Film at the 2008 Oscars.
If the Webby's are the Oscars of the Internet, then think of the Freddies as Sundance. The first annual Channel Frederator Awards in 2007 online broadcast received over two million views. This year, views are expected to double.
Since its launch in 2005, Channel Frederator has quickly become a top destination for animated content. The Awards recognize user-submitted films in a variety of categories. Channel Frederator has received more than 2,000 submissions from users and have featured over 400 cartoons. The Channel Frederator Awards include 33 nominated films in a total of 11 viewer-voted categories, as well as six juried categories.
Founder of the Channel Frederator Awards, Fred Siebert, is most known for creating the MTV logo, designing the spaceman award at the MTV Music Awards and is the mastermind behind Nickelodeon's Kids Choice Awards.
Bad Ass Bunny Award -- IN THE BEGINNING by Choom Lam
Youngest Filmmaker Award -- ACE & AQUA by Stephen Levinson
Best CG Film -- KIWI by Dony Permedi
Vanguard Award -- Dan Meth
Best Traditional Film -- FUMI AND THE BAD LUCK FOOT by David Chai
Cartoon of the Year -- FUMI AND THE BAD LUCK FOOT by David Chai
So Cute It Hurts Award -- BOBBLE & SQWEEK by Choom Lam
Best Foreign Film -- ANFANG ANZUFANGEN by Alex Gellner
Best Music Video -- ANFANG ANZUFANGEN by Alex Gellner
Sick Sick Sick Award -- RESPIRE, MON AMI by Chris Nabholz
Joe Robot Award -- A GREAT BIG GIANT ROBOT FROM OUTER SPACE ATE MY HOMEWORK by Mark Shirra
Best Flash Film -- MAKE MINE SHOEBOX by Chris Harding and Maura Cluthe
Kiwi Award -- SPARKLE FRIENDS IN ROCK 'EM, SOCK 'EM by Muk Puddy
Best Design -- MAX & THE PIGEON INCIDENT by Dave Wasson
Funniest Film -- TRAPPED IN THE DRIVE-THRU by Doug Bressler
Producers' Choice -- SUB! by Jesse Schmal
Cartoonist of the Year -- Marjane Satrapi