FishBowl Worldwide is a Los Angeles production shop helmed by multi-Emmy Award-winning Vin di Bona, the television producer behind such hits as MacGyver, Entertainment Tonight, and America’s Funniest Home Videos.
CuteWinFail was FishBowl’s first big foray into digital media. The weekly series is a kind of reboot of America’s Funniest Home Videos for the YouTube generation meets Tosh.0 hosted by long-time YouTube star Toby Turner and produced in association with PhillyD’s DeFranco Inc. Each installment features a trio of user-submitted videos, which Turner then dubs (you guessed it!) cute, win, or fail. It’s popular, garnering 180,00+ YouTube subscribers and 27+ million views in just over a year of programming. It’s good, too. You should give it a look.
FishBowl Worldwide’s second big foray into digital media was just announced. The company has begun production on a pilot episode for the original animated web series The Potts. Illustrator Todd Goldman and How I Met Your Mother executive producer Chuck Tatham created the program, which stars Richard Kind and everyone’s favorite woodchuck impersonator Dave Coulier. According to the release, the show will have a kinda balloon boy premise and “follow a family in search of fame and fortune who will do just about anything to get on reality TV.”
No sponsors nor release dates for The Potts haven’t been announced. We’ll let you know when we do. Stay tuned and stay cute.