Mondo Media

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Mondo Media
Type Private
Industry Entertainment
Founded San Francisco, California, USA (1998)
Founder(s) John Evershed
Deirdre O'Malley
Products Web series, television programs, video games, movies, commercials, branding, promotion
Subsidiaries Mondo Mojo
Mondo Studios
Website Official website
Mondo Media
Launched February 21, 2012 (2012-02-21)
Network YouTube
Owned by Mondo Media
Picture format 480i (4:3 SDTV)
1080i (16:9 HDTV)
Slogan Warning: Mondo is not for children or big babies
Language English
Website Official website
Streaming media
Youtube Mondo Media
Mondo Beyondo
Mondo auf Deutsch
Mondo en Espanol

Mondo Media is an American company that produces animation targeted at teens and young adults. The company was founded in 1998 in San Francisco, California.[1] The company produces ad-supported, internet-based animated segments called Mondo Mini Shows. Mondo's most successful shows are Happy Tree Friends, which was later adapted for TV, home video, a video game, and merchandise[2] and Dick Figures which is adapted into a theatrical film, has a line of merchandises and was nominated for an Annie Award for Best Directing in an Animated Television or other Broadcast Venue Production.[3]

Other series distributed by Mondo Media feature notable writers and voice actors. Short running series Off The Curb stars voice actors Carlos Alazraqui, Cedric Yarbrough, John Di Maggio, Fred Tatasciore, and Gary Anthony Williams.[4] Mr. Wong was created and voiced by South Park writers Pam Brady and Kyle McCulloch.

According to AdAge Magazine in January 2013, Mondo Media was the top-ranked and all-time most popular YouTube channel, with 1.3 billion views and 1.3 million subscribers.[5]

List of series[edit]

Show/Channel Year(s) Created by Description
4th Period Lunch 2012 Ilana Cohn and Tyler Spiers[6] Seven episodes aired during November and December 2012.
Archeologists 2014 - Current Bart Batchelor and Chris Nielsen[7] The creators also created The Woodsmen for the Canadian television network The Comedy Network.
Bad Hybrid 2012 Animax Interactive[8] Six episodes aired between May and September 2012.
Baman Piderman 2009 - 2012 Lindsay and Alex Small-Butera[9] 2 seasons of episodes aired and was often seen as one of Mondo's most popular shows. The creators themselves now co-operate on the series, Dick Figures.
Bedfellows 2013–present Rob Schuldt, Kris Patrick[10] Various episodes have been shown on Mondo's channel after originally appearing on the Bedfellows channel.
BigFish 2009 -[11] Five episodes aired between July and September 2009.
Billy and the Bitch 2012 Dave Carter[12] Nine episodes, including a claymation Christmas special, aired between March and December 2012.
Black and White 2009 John Izen[13] 41 episodes aired between February and July 2009.
Bubbles and Me 2012 Hamilton Craig and Brian Muelhaupt[14] A pilot was shown in May 2012, and two following episodes aired in September and October the same year.
Candy Hole 2009 - 2010 Brian Frisk[15] Six episodes aired between May 2009 and October 2010
Cat Slap 2009 - 2010; 2012 Alan Foreman[16] Six episodes aired between September 2009 and April 2010, with an additional episode shown May 2012.
Chainmail Bikini Squad 2012 Melanie Albert and Geremy Walker[17] Seven episodes aired between May and October 2012.
Deep Space 69 2012–present Daniel Cardenas[18] Season one, containing fifteen full episodes, have been shown. Deep Space 69 is currently one of the main shows on Mondo, with season two in production.
Destructo Box 2011–present Joey Reinisch and Phil McLaughlin[19] Season one, containing 27 full episodes, have been shown during 2011 and 2012. Season two has been announced. Reinisch and McLaughlin's first Mondo series, before Game Program Attack.
Dick Figures 2010-current Ed Skudder and Zack Keller[20] Four full seasons have been shown, with a fifth season currently in production. Dick Figures: The Movie is the first feature-length film co-produced and released by Mondo. Mondo also made a launch party for said movie.
Dirty Shorts 2012 Dan Avidan[21] A series of shorts featuring Dan Avidan of Ninja Sex Party.
DJ's In PJ's 2012 Dan Avidan[22] Two episodes aired during June and July 2012.
Dr. Tran 2008 - 2010 Breehn Burns and Jason Johnson[23] Ten episodes aired during 2009 (the earliest episode "Here Comes Dr. Tran!" was created in 2003), followed by seven episodes of Dr. Tran Fan Mail shown in 2009 and 2010. Aired on G4's Late Night Peep Show.
Emergency 411 2010 Tim Heiderich[24] Two episodes aired in April 2010.
Fan Art Fridays 2013 Mondo Media[25] 10 episodes aired between February and May 2013. Exclusive to the Mondo Media website.
'Fanboy Rampage 2010 Davor Bujakovic and Junaid Chundrigar[26] Three episodes aired during September and October 2010.
Forest City Rockers 2010 Jim Dirschberger and Jay Howell[27] Three episodes aired during June and July 2010.
Fot & Angus 2011 - 2012 Alex Dron[28] Eight episodes aired between May 2011 and August 2012.
Fuggy Fuggy 2009 - 2010 Greg McLeod and Myles McLeod[29] Eight episodes aired between February 2009 and January 2010.
Game Program Attack 2012 Joey Reinisch and Phil McLaughlin[30] Thirteen episodes aired between April and November 2012. Reinisch and McLaughlin's second Mondo series, after Destructo Box.
The God & Devil Show 1999–2001 Aubrey Ankrum[31] 43 were created in 1999 and 2001, with ten being aired on YouTube in 2008.
Goodbye Kitty 2011 Todd Goldman[32] Ten episodes aired September and December 2011.
Goodwin VS Badwin 2012 Joshua Bowen and Peter Burton[33] Eight episodes aired between March and November 2012. Bowen and Burton's first Mondo series, before Mrs. Brickles.
Gundarr 2011 - 2012 Corey McDaniel and Ted Wilson[34] Three seasons have been shown, and is seen as one of Mondo's most popular shows.
Ham Radio 2012 Ryan Hernandez and Kurt Duggan[35] Five episodes aired between October and November 2012.
Happy Tree Friends 1999–present Aubrey Ankrum, Rhode Montijo and Kenn Navarro[36] The pioneer show for Mondo, with 75 internet episodes. Developed into a television series in 2006, airing on MTV and G4.
Hard Drinkin' Lincoln 2007 Mike Reiss[37] Two episodes aired in July 2007.
Heavy Metal Guy 2007 - 2009 Jason Sadler[38] Three episodes aired between March 2007 and March 2009.
High Kittie 2010 - 2011 Gary Doodles[39] Two episodes aired during December 2010 and January 2011.
Joe Cartoon Joseph C. Shields[40][41] Began being shown on Mondo's website in 2012. Originally aired on Mondo as early as 2009.
KA-POW! 2009 Aubrey Ankrum, Rhode Montijo and Kenn Navarro[42] Spin-off to Happy Tree Friends. Six episodes have been shown during February and March 2009.
Kevin Spencer" c. 2000
Kung Fu Karl 2012 - 2013 Mike Parker and Michael William[43] 27 episodes have been shown between February 2012 and June 2013.
LarkMart 2010 Aaron Simpson[44] Four episodes aired between February and July 2010.
Larva Animation 2012–present Synergy Media[45] Over 10 episodes are airing between the 2010s.
Like News 2008 (made around 1999-2001) Don Assmussen[46] Eleven episodes aired during October and November 2008. Around 1999-2001, some of them aired on various websites.
Merci Satan 2012 http://www.mondomedia.com/shows/merci-satan/[47] Four episodes aired between July and September 2012.
Mrs. Brickles 2012 Joshua Bowen and Peter Burton[48] Three episodes aired during June and July 2012. Bowen and Burton's second Mondo series, before Goodwin VS Badwin.
Mr. Wong 2009 - 2010 Pam Brady and Kyle McCulloch[49] Five three-part episodes aired April 2009 and March 2010.
NewsHit 2012 Nick denBoer & Davy Force[50] 12 episodes aired between January and October 2012.
Oliver Age 24 2013 Oliver Hindle[51] Mondo Partnered channel began airing February 2013.
Off The Curb 2012 Carlos Alazraqui, Cedric Yarbrough, John Di Maggio, Fred Tatasciore and Gary Anthony Williams[52] Five episodes aired between July and October 2012.
Papercuts 2012 Alex Horan and Johnny Chew[53] Three episodes aired between May and August 2012.
Piki and Poko c. 1999 No episodes aired on YouTube, however, some of the episodes aired back in 1999-2001 and 2006.
Poker Night 2007 - 2010 Rob Greenberg and Bill Corbett[54] Four episodes aired between February 2007 and April 2010.
Post Nuclear Family 2012 Rich Moyer[55] Seven episodes aired between March and October 2012.
Raised By Zombies 2012 - 2013 Guy Collins[56] Seven episodes aired between August 2012 and June 2013.
Sketched Out 2012 Mondo Media[57] A series of seven episodes aired during August and September 2012, with how-to draw tutorials by various Mondo Media creators.
Skill Me Now 2012 Dan Milano[58] Six episodes aired between May and September 2012.
Super Celery Man 2012 Kieran Sugrue[59] Four episodes aired between March and July 2012, followed by a Christmas special December that year.
TAC 2010 Michel Beaudet[60] Eight episodes aired between March and October 2010.
Thugs on Film 2007 (made around 1999-2001) -[61] Five episodes aired in March 2007.
Trailer Trash 2011 Max Benator and Todd Goldman[62] Fourteen episodes aired between June and December 2011.
Trapped in Technology 2012 Rob Manual[63] Five episodes aired during June and August 2012.
Turbo Fantasy 2012 David Ferguson[64] Seven episodes aired between May and December 2012.
Video Game Therapist 2012 Mike McCafferty[65] Three episodes aired between June and November 2012.
Zombie College 2008 - 2010 Eric Kaplan[66] Eleven episodes aired between October 2009 and November 2010. Features the voice talent of David Herman (King of the Hill, Beavis and Butt-head, Pamela Segall (King of the Hill, Recess, John DiMaggio (Futurama, Adventure Time) and Billy West (Futurama, The Ren & Stimpy Show).

Failed pilots[edit]

Show Pilot Name Year(s)
Ad Wizards "Pilot"[67] 2012
Book Em Nerdo "Forget it, Ryu. It's Chinatown"[68] 2012
Dallas Heck "Pilot"[69] 2012
Duck Weed "The Boonies"[70] 2012
Epic Comments "Happy Tree Friends"[71] 2012
Explosion Force "Pilot"[72] 2012
Frankly Frank "My Eyes are Up Here"[73] 2012
Going Nowhere "Teen Wolf Lady Magnet"[74] 2012
I, Pineapple "Pilot"[75] 2012
Miami Mermaids "Pilot"[76] 2012
Neanderlulz "Pilot"[77] 2012
Slash 'Em "Pilot"[78] 2012
Star Jerks "Pilot"[79] 2012
Suck Tower "The Suck"[80] 2012
SUPERSTUPID "Pilot"[81] 2012
Vileville "Pilot"[82] 2012
Villain Complex "Pilot"[83] 2012
Work Horse "Busted"[84] 2012
Youth Troop Tommy "Pilot"[85] 2012

References[edit]

  1. ^ Humphrey, Michael (November 11, 2011). "Mondo Interview: Happy Tree Friends Join Eminem, RWJ In YouTube's Billion Views Club". Forbes. 
  2. ^ Horn, Jesse (December 10, 2010). "Happy Tree Friends". Interview with Mondo Media CEO John Evershed. Oddities Magazine. Retrieved 7 February 2013. 
  3. ^ http://annieawards.org/nominees#17
  4. ^ "Off the Curb – Behind the Scenes". CE Solutions, Inc. 
  5. ^ Russell, Mallory (January 9, 2013). "At Long Last, YouTube Has a New No. 1 Original Channel". AdAge. Retrieved February 7, 2013. 
  6. ^ "4th Period Lunch - Mondo". Mondo Media. 
  7. ^ "Archeologists - Mondo". Mondo Media. 
  8. ^ "Bad Hybrid - Mondo". Mondo Media. 
  9. ^ "Baman Piderman - Mondo". Mondo Media. 
  10. ^ "Bedfellows - Mondo". Mondo Media. 
  11. ^ "BigFish - all episodes - YouTube". YouTube. 
  12. ^ "Billy and the Bitch - Mondo". Mondo Media. 
  13. ^ "BigFish - all episodes - YouTube". YouTube. 
  14. ^ "Bubbles and Me - Mondo". Mondo Media. 
  15. ^ "Candy Hole - Mondo". Mondo Media. 
  16. ^ "Cat Slap - Mondo". Mondo Media. 
  17. ^ "Chainmail Bikini Squad - Mondo". Mondo Media. 
  18. ^ "Deep Space 69 - Mondo". Mondo Media. 
  19. ^ "Destructo Box - Mondo". Mondo Media. 
  20. ^ "Dick Figures - Mondo". Mondo Media. 
  21. ^ "Dirty Shorts - Mondo". Mondo Media. 
  22. ^ "DJ's In PJ's - Mondo". Mondo Media. 
  23. ^ "Dr. Tran - Mondo". Mondo Media. 
  24. ^ "Emergency 411 - Mondo". Mondo Media. 
  25. ^ "Fan Art Fridays - Mondo". Mondo Media. 
  26. ^ "Fanboy Rampage - Mondo". Mondo Media. 
  27. ^ "Forest City Rockers - Mondo". Mondo Media. 
  28. ^ "Fot & Angus - Mondo". Mondo Media. 
  29. ^ "Fuggy Fuggy - Mondo". Mondo Media. 
  30. ^ "Game Program Attack - Mondo". Mondo Media. 
  31. ^ "The God & Devil Show - all episodes - YouTube". YouTube. 
  32. ^ "Goodbye Kitty - Mondo". Mondo Media. 
  33. ^ "Goodwin VS Badwin - Mondo". Mondo Media. 
  34. ^ "Goodwin VS Badwin - Mondo". Mondo Media. 
  35. ^ "Ham Radio - Mondo". Mondo Media. 
  36. ^ "Happy Tree Friends - Mondo". Mondo Media. 
  37. ^ "Hard Drinkin' Lincoln - all episodes - YouTube". YouTube. 
  38. ^ "Heavy Metal Guy - all episodes - YouTube". YouTube. 
  39. ^ "High Kittie - Mondo". Mondo Media. 
  40. ^ "Joe Cartoon - Mondo". Mondo Media. 
  41. ^ "Joe Cartoon - YouTube". YouTube. 
  42. ^ "KA-POW! - Mondo". Mondo Media. 
  43. ^ "Kung Fu Karl - Mondo". Mondo Media. 
  44. ^ "LarkMart - Mondo". Mondo Media. 
  45. ^ "Larva Animation - Mondo". Mondo Media. 
  46. ^ "Like News - all episodes - YouTube". YouTube. 
  47. ^ "Merci Satan - Mondo". Mondo Media. 
  48. ^ "Mrs. Brickles - Mondo". Mondo Media. 
  49. ^ "Mr. Wong - all episodes - YouTube". YouTube. 
  50. ^ "NewsHit - Mondo - YouTube". YouTube. 
  51. ^ "Oliver Age 24 - YouTube". YouTube. 
  52. ^ "Off The Curb - Mondo". Mondo Media. 
  53. ^ "Papercuts - Mondo". Mondo Media. 
  54. ^ "Poker Night - all episodes - YouTube". YouTube. 
  55. ^ "Post Nuclear Family - Mondo". Mondo Media. 
  56. ^ "Raised By Zombies - Mondo". Mondo Media. 
  57. ^ "Sketched Out - Mondo". Mondo Media. 
  58. ^ "Skill Me Now - Mondo". Mondo Media. 
  59. ^ "Super Celery Man - Mondo". Mondo Media. 
  60. ^ "TAC - all episodes - YouTube". YouTube. 
  61. ^ "Thugs on Film - all episodes - YouTube". YouTube. 
  62. ^ "Trailer Trash - Mondo". Mondo Media. 
  63. ^ "Trapped in Technology - Mondo". Mondo Media. 
  64. ^ "Turbo Fantasy - Mondo". Mondo Media. 
  65. ^ "Video Game Therapist - Mondo". Mondo Media. 
  66. ^ "Zombie College - Mondo". Mondo Media. 
  67. ^ "Ad Wizards - Pilot - YouTube". YouTube. 
  68. ^ "Book Em Nerdo - Pilots - Mondo". Mondo Media. 
  69. ^ "Dallas Heck - Pilots - Mondo". Mondo Media. 
  70. ^ "Duck Weed - Pilots - Mondo". Mondo Media. 
  71. ^ "Epic Comments - Pilots - Mondo". Mondo Media. 
  72. ^ "Explosion Force - Pilots - Mondo". Mondo Media. 
  73. ^ "Frankly Frank – My Eyes are Up Here - Pilots - Mondo". Mondo Media. 
  74. ^ "Going Nowhere - Pilots - Mondo". Mondo Media. 
  75. ^ "I, Pineapple - Pilot - YouTube". YouTube. 
  76. ^ "Miami Mermaids - Pilots - Mondo". Mondo Media. 
  77. ^ "Neanderlulz – Pilot - Pilots - Mondo". Mondo Media. 
  78. ^ "Slash 'Em - Pilots - Mondo". Mondo Media. 
  79. ^ "Start Jerks - Pilots - Mondo". Mondo Media. 
  80. ^ "Suck Tower - The Suck - Pilots - Mondo". Mondo Media. 
  81. ^ "SUPERSTUPID - Pilot - YouTube". YouTube. 
  82. ^ "Vileville - Pilot - Pilots - Mondo". Mondo Media. 
  83. ^ "Villain Complex - Pilot - Pilots - Mondo". Mondo Media. 
  84. ^ "Work Horse - Pilots - Mondo". Mondo Media. 
  85. ^ "Book Em Nerdo – Dallas Heck - Pilots - Mondo". Mondo Media. 

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