ShayCarl has always been very animated, but now he’s becoming…animated. The top vlogger is one of the Maker Studios creators involved in Cartoonium, a new YouTube destination serving up kids’ cartoons in partnership with multi-platform animation channel Kabillion.
Cartoonium’s content will be a blend of established Kabilllion shows and original series featuring Maker talent. At launch, three cartoons–Code Lyoko, Mix Master, and Bobby’s World–are available for viewing, with 13 full episodes available for each cartoon. In a 40th video, ShayCarl describes his offering, Shay Beard, which will debut soon and will feature the Maker co-founder as a “beard”, a “shay” and a “Viking on the sea.” Sounds like an easy sell to me.
Cartoonium has been in the works for a long time, as the partnership between Maker and Kabillion was forged back in 2011. Back then, Nice Peter was another one of the leading multi-channel network’s creators who planned to include himself in the project, but we have yet to hear anything from the Epic Rap Battles of History muse regarding his potential involvement.
Kabillion has a large network of shows at its disposal, and there are certainly plenty of kids running around on YouTube who would love nothing more than to marathon a fun cartoon. As for Shay Beard, we won’t be able to judge it until it makes its debut, but given the cherubic demeanor of its creator (not to mention his experience with kids; did you see that his wife is pregnant again?), it should play out as innocent, easily-digestible YouTube fare.