Oh Yeah! Cartoons
Created byFred Seibert
Presented by
Theme music composerBill Burnett
Country of originUnited States
Original languageEnglish
No. of seasons3
No. of episodes34 (101 segments) (list of episodes)
Executive producers
ProducerBill Burnett
Running time23 minutes
Production companies
Original release
ReleaseJuly 19, 1998 (1998-07-19) –
March 23, 2001 (2001-03-23)
The Fairly OddParents
My Life as a Teenage Robot

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, Bill Burnett, Jaime Diaz, Greg Emison, John Eng, Thomas R. Fitzgerald, John Fountain, Antoine Guilbaud, Butch Hartman, Larry Huber, Ken Kessel, Alex Kirwan, Steve Marmel, Seth MacFarlane, Zac Moncrief, 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.


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, 2017).[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.


Fred Seibert cartoon shorts filmography


Main article: List of Oh Yeah! Cartoons episodes

SeasonSegmentsEpisodesOriginally airedHosted by
First airedLast aired
13813July 19, 1998October 18, 1998N/A
23913September 18, 1999December 18, 1999Kenan Thompson
3248March 23, 2002August 30, 2002Josh Server

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See also


  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