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If one man can be credited with resuscitating American commercial animation from its near-death experience in the '80s and '90s, the credit would have to go to Fred Seibert . After putting MTV on the map with a series of unforgettable, no-two-alike animated ID spots, he took over the creatively exhausted Hanna-Barbera studio and engineered a turnaround that brought some of the country’s most innovative young animators to its doors. Their creations – The Powerpuff Girls, Dexter’s Laboratory, Johnny Bravo and others – put Cartoon Network on the map. Moving onto an association with Nickelodeon, Fred midwifed second batch of creator-driven cartoons including Wow! Wow! Wubbzy!, Fanboy and Chum Chum and The Fairly Oddparents; Frederator Studios’ latest series, the surreal Adventure Time with Finn and Jake is a major Cartoon Network success.
On March 15th Fred sits down with animation journalist Joe Strike for the latest in Joe’s “Interview with an Animator ” conversation series. Fred will share the secrets of his success, and offer his perspective on the current state of TV cartoons and what the toons of tomorrow might look like.