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Oh Yeah! Cartoons
Oh Yeah! Cartoons was a late-1990s animation showcase that appeared on the Nickelodeon cable channel. Oh Yeah! was an animation project guided by Fred Seibert, then president of MTV Networks and Hanna-Barbera Productions. Produced by Frederator Studios, it ran as part of the Nicktoons lineup on the Nickelodeon cable channel, and, in its second season, was hosted by Kenan Thompson of Kenan and Kel fame. This show carried both company-directed animated shorts, and cartoons based on viewer-submitted concept suggestions. Bill Burnett composed the show's theme music.
In terms of sheer volume, Oh Yeah! Cartoons remains TV's biggest animation development program ever. Giving several dozen filmmakers the opportunity to create nearly 100 seven-minute cartoons, the series is credited as the birthplace of the hit Nickelodeon shows ChalkZone, The Fairly Oddparents, and My Life as a Teenage Robot. Two Oh Yeah! characters are also in feature development at Paramount.
At the time, the program was often seen as a parody or a lesser copy of Cartoon Network's What-A-Cartoon! Show. Perceived by the industry as overly ambitious, Nickelodeon's Oh Yeah! half-hour featured in its first season, a total of 39 brand new seven-minute cartoons in 13 episodes, surpassing the number of new cartoons and characters on any other single network. In its full run, Oh Yeah! Cartoons featured and produced over 99 cartoons and 54 characters.
Many of the animated shorts were created by cartoonists who later became more prominent, including Miles Thompson , Pat Ventura , Dave Wasson , Vincent Waller , Carlos Ramos , Greg Emison , Bill Burnett , Alex Kirwan , Butch Hartman, Rob Renzetti, Steve Marmel , John Eng , Antoine Guilbaud , Ken Kessel , Michael Bell , Zak Moncrief , John Fountain , Byron Vaughns , Bob Boyle , Seth MacFarlane, Larry Huber , and Jaime Diaz .
Videos and DVDs
- Oh Yeah! Cartoons!: The Complete Series (coming soon)
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