Oh Yeah! Cartoons
Genre
Created byFred Seibert
Presented by
Theme music composerBill Burnett
Country of originUnited States
Original languageEnglish
No. of seasons3
No. of episodes32 (96 segments) (list of episodes)
Production
Executive producers
ProducerBill Burnett
Running time23 minutes
Production companies
DistributorNelvana International (Canada)
Release
Original networkNickelodeon
Original releaseJuly 18, 1998 (1998-07-18) –
July 19, 2002 (2002-07-19)
Chronology
Followed byRandom! Cartoons
Related showsThe Fairly OddParents
ChalkZone
My Life as a Teenage Robot
External links
Website

Oh Yeah! Cartoons is an American animated anthology series that aired on Nickelodeon.[1] Created by Fred Seibert, it was produced by Frederator Incorporated and Nickelodeon Animation Studio, running as part of Nickelodeon's Nicktoons lineup. In the show's first season, it was hosted by a variety of schoolchildren, and the second season was hosted by Kenan Thompson of All That and Kenan & Kel, and later Josh Server of All That in the third and final season. Bill Burnett composed the show's theme music.

In terms of total volume, Oh Yeah! Cartoons remains TV's biggest animation development program ever. Giving several dozen filmmakers the opportunity to create 96 seven-minute cartoons, the series eventually yielded three dedicated half-hour spin-off shows produced by Frederator: The Fairly OddParents, ChalkZone, and My Life as a Teenage Robot.[2]

Nickelodeon's Oh Yeah! featured in its first season a total of 39 brand new seven-minute cartoons, surpassing the number of new cartoons and characters on any other single network. In its full run, Oh Yeah! Cartoons featured and produced 96 cartoons.[3]

Many of the animated shorts were created by cartoonists who later became more prominent, including Bob Boyle, Thomas R. Fitzgerald, Bill Burnett, Jaime Diaz, Greg Emison, John Eng, John Fountain, Antoine Guilbaud, Butch Hartman, Larry Huber, Steve Marmel, Zac Moncrief, Ken Kessel, Alex Kirwan, Seth MacFarlane, Carlos Ramos, Rob Renzetti, C. Miles Thompson, Byron Vaughns, Pat Ventura, Vincent Waller, and Dave Wasson. Many of its animators featured had worked two years earlier on Cartoon Network's What a Cartoon!, produced in the same concept by Hanna-Barbera and Cartoon Network Studios, which was also created by Seibert while he was president of that historical studio.

Legacy

Oh Yeah! Cartoons is the second Frederator short cartoon incubator. Frederator Studios has persisted in the tradition of surfacing new talent, characters, and series with several cartoon shorts "incubators," including (as of 2016): What A Cartoon! (Cartoon Network, 1995), The Meth Minute 39 (Channel Frederator, 2008),[4] Random! Cartoons (Nickelodeon/Nicktoons, 2008), Too Cool! Cartoons (Cartoon Hangover, 2012), and GO! Cartoons (Cartoon Hangover, 2016).[5] These laboratories have spun off notable series like: Dexter's Laboratory, The Powerpuff Girls, ChalkZone, Johnny Bravo, Cow & Chicken, My Life as a Teenage Robot, Courage the Cowardly Dog, The Fairly OddParents, Nite Fite, Fanboy & Chum Chum, Adventure Time, Bravest Warriors, Rocket Dog, and Bee and PuppyCat.

Filmography

Fred Seibert cartoon shorts filmography

Episodes

Main article: List of Oh Yeah! Cartoons episodes

SeasonSegmentsEpisodesOriginally airedHosted by
First airedLast aired
13913July 19, 1998February 25, 1999N/A
23913September 18, 1999December 18, 1999Kenan Thompson
3217December 31, 1999July 19, 2002Josh Server

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See also

References

  1. ^ "New Cartoons Are Draw On Some Old Animation Traditions" By Charles Solomon, Los Angeles Times, July 17, 1998
  2. ^ Perlmutter, David (2018). The Encyclopedia of American Animated Television Shows. Rowman & Littlefield. p. 436. ISBN 978-1538103739.
  3. ^ "Frederator Studios, TV Series, "Oh Yeah! Cartoons"
  4. ^ The Meth Minute 39 on YouTube
  5. ^ Sony, Channel Frederator Launch Online Animation Incubator, by David Bloom, Deadline Hollywood, November 3, 2014