WOW! Unlimited Media’s Frederator Networks has launched The Summoning, the first of 12 short film projects developed from GO! Cartoons, the company’s co-pro incubator with Sony Pictures Animation.
The debut toon from Australian creator Elyse Castro is available on Frederator’s Cartoon Hangover YouTube channel, as well as Ellation’s VRV platform.
GO! Cartoons is Frederator’s sixth cartoon incubator, following previous iterations like What a Cartoon! and Too Cool! Cartoons, which launched the hit series Bee & PuppyCat from creator Natasha Allegri. After Frederator Studios took hundreds of pitches for GO! Cartoons, Sony Pictures Animation (Hotel Transylvania) selected a dozen projects to fund. At least one of the films will become a Cartoon Hangover series.
The next short in GO! Cartoons’ anthology series is entitled Boots from daughter and father team Alison and David Cowles. It will make its Cartoon Hangover debut on November 21, followed by City Dwellers from Grant Kolton on December 5. The rest of the shorts will roll out every other week.
Frederator founder Fred Seibert and his studio previously launched a number of successful incubator series, including Butch Hartman’s The Fairly OddParents for Nickelodeon and Pendleton Ward’s Adventure Time on Cartoon Network.