Doogtoons

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
  (Redirected from L.B. Rayne)
Jump to: navigation, search
Doogtoons Studios
Doogtoons-logo.png
Founded 2001[1]
Headquarters Santa Monica, California, U.S.
Key people Doug Bresler, Founder
Slogan(s) Cartoons, shorts, music videos & more!
Website doogtoons.com
Alexa rank positive decrease 9,654,966 (April 2014)[2]
Type of site Humor
Advertising Banner ads
Registration Optional
Current status Active

Doogtoons is a production studio founded and headed by Doug "Doog" Bresler,[3] best known for its series of "animated celebrity interviews" on the internet. Bresler has been producing short films since 1993, however his cartoons only became widely known after they were released as podcasts beginning October 22, 2005.[4] One of the pioneers of cartoon podcasting, Doogtoons has been mentioned and featured in several publications, both online and in printed versions, including The Washington Post, BusinessWeek Magazine,[5] Animation Magazine, USA Today, Rolling Stone, several front page spots on Apple Computer's iTunes podcast directory, and the front pages of Yahoo!, YouTube, FoxSports.com and MySpace. Doogtoons cartoons and shorts have also been featured and licensed by numerous television networks such as Cinemax, Fox Sports, Game Show Network, G4TV and G4 Canada. As of September 2012, Doogtoons cartoons and shorts have been viewed over 100 million times on the web.[6]

Doogtoons Productions[edit]

TV / Web Series[edit]

Nick and Haig Episodes[edit]

Doogtoons' first series of cartoons was entitled Nick and Haig and was created using actual voice clips of interviews Bresler had conducted in 2001 with a couple of his close friends at the University of California, Santa Barbara, where they were currently studying. Bresler said his initial intention was to create an animated horror movie, but needed to do something smaller first in order to practice and learn. Bresler then compiled hours upon hours of interviews with his friends, picked what he thought to be the best content, and began animating characters to go along with the dialogue.[7]

Nick and Haig - Episode I was originally released as a seven minute short film, but was then cut down into smaller "episodes" for podcasting. In 2006, an episode from the show entitled The Vice of Human Beans won first prize in Bolt's "1 Minute Film Festival", a grand prize win would've earned the cartoon $5,000.[8] This was actually the show's second award, after winning "Best Animated Short" at the 2006 DIY Film Festival in Los Angeles.[9] Later in the year, Bresler signed a deal with G4 television to air Nick and Haig episodes during the station's "Late Night Peep Show" segment starting in May.[10]

Doogtoons Asks A Ninja[edit]

Doogtoons has created seven animated interviews with the "ninja" from Ask a Ninja (which have since received a "Best of the Web 2007" nod from Animation World Network). The shorts have been featured several times around the net. One of the cartoons, Ninjas and the Matrix, was featured on the front page of Yahoo.com.

In the Studio[edit]

In late 2006, Doogtoons launched their official animated talk show, In the Studio, with animated interviews featuring Grammy winner "Weird Al" Yankovic and comic legend Tommy Chong. In March 2008, one of the shorts of the series, Al's Childhood, was awarded Best Animated Video of 2007 by Yahoo.com.

Doogtoons has begun releasing new animated interviews starting August 2010, the first featuring comedian and actor Harland Williams.

Eli's Dirty Jokes[edit]

In late 2006, Doug Bresler signed on with GoPotato.tv to animate and direct a show for their website. Eli's Dirty Jokes, a short-form series of animated adult-themed jokes told by an elderly real-life accountant, has since become a hit on YouTube, being featured several times and garnering millions of combined views for the episodes currently posted.

In November 2008, Eli's Dirty Jokes was picked up by HBO for exclusive episodes to be broadcast on their Cinemax cable TV network. The first episode of the weekly show premiered November 8, 2008 preceding the network's premiere of Juno (film). The series is the first original internet show ever to be picked up by HBO and broadcast on any of their TV networks.[11]

In March 2010, Eli's Dirty Jokes was nominated for "Best Animated Web Series" by the International Academy of Web Television at the 2010 Streamy Awards.

Stonetown[edit]

In 2012, Bresler signed on with the Kottonmouth Kings to animate Stonetown, a web series based on cartoon characters designed by D-Loc, one of the band's MCs. The series premiered on YouTube on April 20, 2012.

Fight Stories with Urijah Faber[edit]

In August 2013, Bresler signed on with FOX Sports to direct Fight Stories with Urijah Faber, an animated web series hosted by UFC Champion Urijah Faber. The show premiered on the FOX Sports website and their YouTube channel.

Two episodes have been released so far: The first starring comedian Brian Whittaker and the second featuring comedian Daryl Wright.

Short Films[edit]

Fredex: The Secret Lives of Robots[edit]

In 2006, Doogtoons contributed a 10-second animated segment to Channel Frederator's compilation short, Fredex: The Secret Lives of Robots, which won Best Internet Film at the 2007 Platform International Animation Festival in Portland, Oregon.

Holding for Miss Kiley[edit]

In August 2009, Doogtoons teamed up with Jonathan Katz (of Dr. Katz fame) to animate a short sketch for his podcast show, "Hey, We're Back!". The short is currently viewable on YouTube and the Doogtoons podcast.

It Getteth Better[edit]

In October 2011, Doogtoons created an animated featurette for Simon and Schuster's upcoming book, The Last Testament: A Memoir, written by David Javerbaum. The video, entitled "It Getteth Better", is viewable on YouTube and on the Doogtoons website.

Music Videos[edit]

Denny Blaze - Average Homeboy Returns[edit]

Doogtoons' first music video, produced in 2006, features self-proclaimed "Average Homeboy" Denny Blaze.[12]

"Weird Al" Yankovic - Trapped in the Drive-Thru[edit]

In March 2007, Doug Bresler produced and directed a music video for "Weird Al" Yankovic for his track, Trapped in the Drive-Thru. The video is currently viewable on MySpace, YouTube, and downloadable on Apple Computer's iTunes Store, and has reached over 20 million combined views on all sites[citation needed]. Doogtoons has recently been awarded a gold record for their contribution to Straight Outta Lynwood. The video was also featured as Channel Frederator's 100th episode. In June 2008, Trapped received the award of Funniest Film of 2007 at the Channel Frederator Awards. Trapped in the Drive-Thru is the #1 highest viewed animated short on all of Myspace.com,[13] and had remained in the Top 100 music videos on iTunes for over a year since its release.[14]

Dan May - I Got A Gun[edit]

In September 2012, Doogtoons released a music video for Philadelphia-based singer/songwriter Dan May. I Got A Gun features a comedic spin on the classic fairy tales "The Three Little Pigs" and "Jack and the Beanstalk".

Dirtball and X - Robbery[edit]

In April 2013, Doogtoons released a live-action music video featuring The Dirtball and Daddy X of the Kottonmouth Kings.

L.B. Rayne[edit]

Indiana Jones (The Lost Theme Song)[edit]

In July 2008, Doogtoons released a retro song and music video for "pop star" Laurence Butler Rayne entitled Indiana Jones. The video, said to be made in the winter of 1984, features the purported "lost theme song" to Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom.

Skywalking (The Lost Star Wars Theme Song)[edit]

L.B. Rayne's second video, Skywalking, was released October 31, 2009. Said to be produced in 1980, it is being touted as a lost love ballad intended for the soundtrack of The Empire Strikes Back. It is portrayed ironically as a love ballad between Luke Skywalker and Princess Leia, who would be retconned as siblings in 1983's Return of the Jedi.

The Groove Grid (The Lost TRON Theme Song)[edit]

L.B. Rayne's The Groove Grid was released December 29, 2010. It has been advertised as the lost theme song to Disney's 1982 science fiction epic Tron.

Terminate Our Love (The Lost Terminator Theme Song)[edit]

In April 2012, L.B. Rayne released a new track, "Terminate Our Love" (The Lost Terminator Theme Song). No planned music video has been announced thus far.

Where No Man's Been Before (The Lost Star Trek Theme Song)[edit]

In April 2013, Doogtoons released yet another L.B. Rayne "lost classic" which is said to be the lost theme song to Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan. The video features "Weird Al" Yankovic as a guitar-shredding Klingon as well as cameos from numerous YouTube personalities including Taryn Southern, Jessica Lizama and Nikki Limo.

Nightmare on L.B. Street[edit]

In October 2013, Doogtoons released L.B. Rayne's lost theme song to "A Nightmare on Elm Street". The video is available on the Doogtoons Podcast and on YouTube.

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Work Outcome
2006 DIY Film Festival Best Animated Short Nick and Haig Won
2006 Bolt 1-Minute Film Festival Best Comedy Short Nick and Haig Won
2006 Yahoo! Pick of May 2006 Best Website Doogtoons.com Won
2006 DIY Film Festival Best Comedy Short Nick and Haig Won
2007 Tilzy.tv Top 10 Holiday Videos A Very Ninja Christmas Won
2007 Revver.com 1 Millionth Dollar Received Doogtoons.com Won
2007 Animation World Network Best of the Web Doogtoons Ask A Ninja Won
2007 RIAA Gold Record Trapped in the Drive-Thru Won
2008 Yahoo! Video Awards Best Animated Video Weird Al's Childhood Won
2008 Channel Frederator Awards Funniest Film Trapped in the Drive-Thru Won
2010 Streamy Awards Best Animated Web Series Eli's Dirty Jokes Nominated

List of Shorts[edit]

Nick and Haig Episodes[edit]

Episode Title Released
1 Introductions October 22, 2005
2 Haig's Childhood October 29, 2005
3 Nick's Childhood November 5, 2005
4 Being Your Age November 18, 2005
5 Join Arnold November 19, 2005
6 Favorite Color November 26, 2005
7 Chihuahua December 3, 2005
8 Chicken Heist December 10, 2005
9 Creative Holidays December 17, 2005
10 The Vice of Human Beans December 24, 2005
11 Episode II Preview December 24, 2005
12 Kid's Commercials December 31, 2005
13 New York Story January 7, 2006
14 High School February 17, 2006

Doogtoons Asks a Ninja[edit]

Episode Title Released
1 Introductions April 12, 2006
2 Being a Ninja May 4, 2006
3 Ninja Knowledge May 16, 2006
4 Ninjas and the Matrix May 31, 2006
5 The Truth About Darth Vader July 28, 2006
6 A Very Ninja Christmas Part I December 14, 2007
7 A Very Ninja Christmas Part II December 23, 2007

In the Studio[edit]

Episode Title Released
1 "Weird Al" Yankovic - Al's Childhood October 12, 2006
2 "Weird Al" Yankovic - Spelling Bees and Accordions August 23, 2007
3 Harland Williams - Career Choices August 16, 2010
4 "Weird Al" Yankovic - School Crushes November 5, 2010
5 James Rolfe - Video Game Life May 20, 2013
6 Harland Williams - Video Game Life June 3, 2013
7 Smosh - Video Game Life January 17, 2014
8 "Weird Al" Yankovic - The Mystery of Meat May 16, 2014

Eli's Dirty Jokes[edit]

Episode Title Released
1 Five Birds February 1, 2007
2 BBQ Booty February 6, 2007
3 Moose Hunting February 12, 2007
4 Rawr February 16, 2007
5 Nice to Meet You February 24, 2007
6 Piano Man March 5, 2007
7 The Farmer's Daughters April 2, 2007
8 Track Team April 16, 2007
9 Monkey Love June 8, 2007
10 Hoshimota August 10, 2007
11 The Shepherd and His Boy October 9, 2007
12 Loving Remembrance November 27, 2007
13 The Three Fugitives February 6, 2008
14 Recovery Roses March 10, 2008
15 The Key to the Bedroom April 8, 2008
16 Arabian Justice July 8, 2008
17 The Sloppy Drunk November 7, 2008
18 Peanut Ear January 20, 2009
19 Nosy Neighbor January 27, 2009
20 Yukon Ho! February 3, 2009
21 Ugly Baby February 10, 2009
22 Sunset Island February 17, 2009
23 Bedroom Burglar February 27, 2009
24 Prime Mates March 6, 2009
25 Face-lifted Spirit March 14, 2009
26 Son of a Beech March 20, 2009
27 Drunk's Drycleaning March 27, 2009
28 Naming Psychiatry April 5, 2009
29 Wild Ski Trip April 11, 2009
30 Lucky Leprechaun April 19, 2009
31 Whale of a Good Time April 25, 2009
32 Hot Mic May 9, 2009
33 Costume Party May 30, 2009
34 Pirate Barrel June 21, 2009
35 Cougar Hunting July 25, 2009
36 Health Hazard August 8, 2009
37 Ladies Night August 27, 2009
38 Schedule Conflict September 12, 2009
39 Genie in a Bottle September 21, 2009
40 Gator Boots October 28, 2009
41 Holiday Special! December 12, 2009
42 Father and Son June 18, 2010
43 Funky Flatulence October 7, 2010
44 What'd He Say? January 14, 2011
45 Serious Situation October 11, 2011

Stonetown[edit]

Episode Title Released
1 Pilot April 20, 2012
2 Pot in Space May 20, 2012
3 Stonetown Buds June 20, 2012
4 Super Sonic July 20, 2012
5 Stuperheros August 20, 2012
6 Prelude to Pot September 20, 2012
7a Field of Dreams October 1, 2012
7b Field of Screams November 5, 2012
8 The Late Great Date December 20, 2012
8.5 Happy Holidays December 24, 2012
9 The Late Great Date Part II February 22, 2013
10 The Late Great Date Part III June 20, 2013
11 The Big Shebang Oct 1, 2013

Doogtoons Quickies[edit]

Episode Title Released
1 Game of Thrones June 6, 2013
2 Privacy June 11, 2013
3 PS4 VS. XBOX ONE VS. WII U June 13, 2013
4 Man of Steel June 15, 2013
5 Kim Kardashian's Baby June 17, 2013
6 First Dates June 18, 2013
7 Paula Deen June 25, 2013
8 Santa Intervention December 24, 2013
9 System Updates January 24, 2014
10 The Choice February 4, 2014
11 What the Hell Did You Eat? February 11, 2014
12 Game of Thrones Personality Quiz February 18, 2014
13 7 Big Birthdays March 4, 2014
14 Super Teenage Mario March 27, 2014

Fight Stories with Urijah Faber[edit]

Episode Title Released
1 The Black Belt August 19, 2013
2 The Mets Jacket December 10, 2013

Music Videos[edit]

Artist Title Released
Denny Blaze Average Homeboy Returns June 11, 2006
"Weird Al" Yankovic Trapped in the Drive-Thru March 19, 2007
L.B. Rayne Indiana Jones (Theme Song) July 17, 2008
L.B. Rayne Skywalking October 31, 2009
L.B. Rayne The Groove Grid December 29, 2010
Dan May I Got A Gun September 5, 2012
The Dirtball Robbery April 26, 2013
L.B. Rayne Where No Man's Been Before April 30, 2013
L.B. Rayne Nightmare on L.B. Street October 22, 2013
Joe Bresler Driving Home from Max's June 17, 2014

Other Shorts[edit]

Client/Distributor Title Released
Channel Frederator Fredex - The Secret Lives of Robots December 6, 2006
Jonathan Katz Holding for Miss Kiley August 8, 2009
Simon and Schuster It Getteth Better October 20, 2011

References[edit]

  1. ^ "FAQ (says foundation date under production section)". By Dogtoons. Retrieved April 23, 2013. 
  2. ^ "Doogtoons.com Site Info". Alexa Internet. Retrieved 2014-04-01. 
  3. ^ "Doogtoons FAQ". Retrieved 2006-07-12. 
  4. ^ "Doogtoons Interview". Brizos Web Guide. Archived from the original on 2006-07-15. Retrieved 2006-07-12. 
  5. ^ Green, Heather (2006-04-16). "New Discovery: Doogtoons Video Podcast". BusinessWeek Magazine. Retrieved 2006-07-12. 
  6. ^ "Doogtoons FAQ". 
  7. ^ Honan, Mathew (2006-04-11). "Podcasting lets an animated dog have its day". Playlist Magazine. Retrieved 2006-07-12. 
  8. ^ "1 Minute Film Festival". Archived from the original on 2006-06-23. Retrieved 2006-07-12. 
  9. ^ "DIY Film Festival". Retrieved 2006-07-31. 
  10. ^ "G4's Late Night Peepshow". Retrieved 2006-07-12. 
  11. ^ Ante, Spencer (2008-11-25). "Plentitube: Your Agent for Online Video". Businessweek. Retrieved 2008-11-25. 
  12. ^ Benson, John (2006-06-09). "Before Vanilla Ice, there was Denny Blaze". Cleveland.com. Retrieved 2006-07-12. 
  13. ^ "MySpace Top Videos". 
  14. ^ "iTunes Top 100 Music Videos". 

External links[edit]