Do you want to voice a cartoon? (Correct answer: “Do I?!?”) Would you like to contribute to an online original animation network created by the heavyweight behind hits The Faily OddParents, Johnny Bravo, and Wow! Wow! Wubbzy! that’s been disseminating high-quality cartoons to the internet masses from both basement-dwelling amateurs and studio-financed professionals since way back in 2005? (Correct Answer: “You already had me at ‘Do you want to voice a cartoon?’”)
If you answered correctly, then watch one or all of these videos – Reindeer Power, Major League Dreidel’s Spinagogue, Au sommet du monde le Roi a Froid, Super 8, Zombie Claymation, Ride With a Stranger, Snow Business – call this number – 917-408-Fred – and leave a message.
Fred Seibert’s Channel Frederator is making a new holiday video and they want to hear what you have to say about the cartoons they’re going to feature. Here’s Channel Frederatorer Brad O’Farrell on the interactive initiative:
“We’re using social media to create a conversation about the content we’re featuring. We’re using a Google Voice number to get feedback on the cartoons we’re linking to on Tumblr and Twitter and then incorporating that voicemail audio into the YouTube episodes of Channel Frederator, which will serve as the lead-in and interstitials on a YouTube playlist.
In the future we hope to be able to incorporate YouTube’s new broadcast feature to send out links of other people’s cartoons to our subscribers, along with the Google Voice number, so that the full interactive experience of the show could be had entirely on YouTube, rather than requiring a combination of YouTube and other sites.”
This isn’t the first time Frederator’s played around with voicemail (user messages have been featured in Frederator installments since at least 2007), nor is it the first time Seibert and co. have included fans in Frederator content creation (the company’s Drinking and Drawing events are fantastic).
Once you’ve had your fun critiquing cartoons you can also give Wreck and Salvage’s apocalypse hotline a call and plan for the imminent end of days by stockpiling necessary (and absurd) supplies care of Suppendapo.