Despite getting three new YouTube Original Channels as part of YouTube’s $100 million premium content initiative launched in November, web video giant Maker Studios has launched another channel: mini-network Animonster featuring online stars Ray William Johnson, Timothy DeLaGhetto and Pee Dee Flo, and Totally Sketch and Steve Greene.
This weekend Maker launched a new animation vertical, with three new animated series featuring creators Ray William Johnson, the Guiness Book of World Records holder for “most-subscribed” on the YouTube platform (over 9 Million people across three channels as of December 2011), urban Asian online comedy sensation Timothy “DeLaGhetto,” Hispanic YouTube star Pee Dee Flo, popular Youtuber comic Steve Greene and prolific online comedy director Michael Gallagher (creator of Totally Sketch and one of YouTube’s Most Subscribed of All Time).
Maker’s Head of Animation is none other than South Park veteran Glasgow Phillips, who developed Animonster‘s animation shows:
- Your Favorite Martian (currently #1 animated channel and series on YouTube, averaging 9 million views per episode and 30 million monthly views)
- Dino Yacht Club, Gallagher and Greene’s elite squad of British dinosaurs
- Powerhouse, the urban-infected comedy from the real-life best pals DeLaGhetto & PeeDeeFlo
“This is just the beginning.” Phillips said. “We’re looking to premiere and program many more shows, created by and featuring many more of everyone’s favorite YouTube stars.” Tubefilter got word of a new kids’ animation hub Cartoonium! from beloved YouTube personalities ShayCarl and Nice Peter.
Animonster follows Maker’s Orignal YouTube Original Channels Maker Music Network, The Mom’s View and Tutele, the first global online bilingual/hispanic original series programming network.