Type of site
|Headquarters||Santa Monica, California, U.S.|
|Key people||Doug Bresler, Founder|
|Alexa rank||9,654,966 (April 2014[update])|
Doogtoons is a production studio founded and headed by Doug Bresler, best known for its series of "animated celebrity interviews" on the internet. Bresler has been producing short films since 1993, but his cartoons only became widely known after they were released as podcasts beginning October 22, 2005. 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, Animation Magazine, USA Today, Rolling Stone, Entertainment Weekly, 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 2016, Doogtoons cartoons and shorts have been viewed over 125 million times on the web.
- 1 Doogtoons Productions
- 1.1 TV / Web Series
- 1.2 Short Films
- 1.3 Music Videos
- 1.3.1 Denny Blaze - Average Homeboy Returns
- 1.3.2 "Weird Al" Yankovic - Trapped in the Drive-Thru
- 1.3.3 Dan May - I Got A Gun
- 1.3.4 Dirtball and X - Robbery
- 1.3.5 L.B. Rayne
- 184.108.40.206 Indiana Jones (The Rejected Pop Music Video)
- 220.127.116.11 Skywalking (The Rejected Star Wars Music Video)
- 18.104.22.168 The Groove Grid (The Rejected TRON Music Video)
- 22.214.171.124 Where No Man's Been Before (The Rejected Star Trek Music Video)
- 126.96.36.199 Nightmare on L.B. Street (The Rejected Nightmare on Elm Street Music Video
- 188.8.131.52 Terminate Our Love (The Rejected Terminator Music Video)
- 2 Awards and nominations
- 3 List of Shorts
- 4 References
- 5 External links
TV / Web Series
Nick and Haig Episodes
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.
Nick and Haig - Episode I originally premiered as a seven-minute short film at the UCSB Digital Film Festival on May 23, 2002, but was later 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. This was actually the show's second award, after winning "Best Animated Short" at the 2006 DIY Film Festival in Los Angeles. 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.
Doogtoons Asks A Ninja
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
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
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.
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
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. The first episode stars comedian Brian Whittaker and the second features comedian Daryl Wright.
On May 13, 2015, Fox Sports premiered the original 2 episodes of "Fight Stories" along with 3 brand new episodes featuring Josh Wolf, Skylar Astin and Mario Lopez in a half-half hour TV special on Fox Sports 1.
Fredex: The Secret Lives of Robots
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
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
In October 2011, Doogtoons created an animated featurette for Simon & 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.
Denny Blaze - Average Homeboy Returns
"Weird Al" Yankovic - Trapped in the Drive-Thru
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. 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, and had remained in the Top 100 music videos on iTunes for over a year since its release.
Dan May - I Got A Gun
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
Indiana Jones (The Rejected Pop Music Video)
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.
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.
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 (The Rejected Nightmare on Elm Street Music Video
Terminate Our Love (The Rejected Terminator Music Video)
In June 2015, Doogtoons released a new L.B. Rayne music video, "Terminate Our Love", the rejected theme song for James Cameron's 1984 sci-fi classic, The Terminator. The video features Morgan Larson as Sarah Connor and Trevor Algatt as the Terminator, along with other reoccurring L.B. Rayne cast members.
Awards and nominations
|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
Nick and Haig Episodes
|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
|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
|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||"Weird Al" Yankovic - The Mystery of Meat||May 16, 2014|
|6||"Weird Al" Yankovic - Scariest Fan Encounter||February 22, 2015|
Video Game Life
|1||James Rolfe - Video Game Life||May 20, 2013|
|2||Harland Williams - Video Game Life||June 3, 2013|
|3||Smosh - Video Game Life||January 17, 2014|
Eli's Dirty Jokes
|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|
|46||Switchblade Girlfriend||March 25, 2015|
|47||Badass Mice||March 25, 2015|
|48||Down By the Docks||March 25, 2015|
|49||Talking Dog for Sale||March 25, 2015|
|50||The Donation Station||March 25, 2015|
|51||Rocktopus||March 25, 2015|
|52||The Elephant and the Ant'||March 25, 2015|
|53||Wedding Night Woes||March 25, 2015|
|54||Burning Lover||March 25, 2015|
|55||A Bedroom Pickle||March 25, 2015|
|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|
|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|
|15||The New iPhone 6!!||September 8, 2014|
|16||The Fappening Continues!!||September 22, 2014|
|17||Disturbing YouTube Thumbnails!!||October 24, 2014|
|18||The Force Awakens!!||November 13, 2014|
|19||Stupid Star Wars Rumors||December 10, 2015|
Fight Stories with Urijah Faber
|1||The Black Belt||Brian Whitaker||August 19, 2013|
|2||The Mets Jacket||Daryl Wright||December 10, 2013|
|3||The Hot Girlfriend||Josh Wolf||May 13, 2015|
|4||The Party Crashers||Skylar Astin||May 13, 2015|
|5||Trouble in Sayulita||Mario Lopez||May 13, 2015|
|1||SchwarZenatoR Nightmares!!||August 5, 2014|
|2||Comments Galore!!||August 19, 2014|
|3||Epic ALS Ice Bucket Challenge FAIL||August 19, 2014|
|4||The Maze Runner - Cast Interview!!||September 10, 2014|
|5||Maze Runner Comments!!||October 7, 2014|
|6||Jurassic World Trailer!!||November 23, 2014|
|7||IMPRESS ME Cast Interview||March 12, 2015|
Todd and Stanley
|1||Star Wars: The Ass Jedi!!||July 26, 2017|
|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|
|L.B. Rayne||Terminate Our Love||June 25, 2015|
|Kottonmouth Kings||Kronitron||September 18, 2015|
|The Consultant||Big Nate||Music||2010|
|Game Show Network||Photo Bomb!||Motion Graphics / Game Board||2014|
|Game Show Network||#Gameshow||Animation||2014|
|Steam Room Stories||Ball Slip||Animation||2014|
|Goldentusk||Super Mario Bros. Theme Song||Animation||2015|
|Field Day / Swoozie||2 Tinder Stories You Just Won't Believe||Animation||2015|
|YouTube Red Originals||Paranormal Action Squad - Season 1||Animation Director||2016|
|Ben Giroux||Back to the 90s||Animation||2017|
|Channel Frederator||Fredex - The Secret Lives of Robots||December 6, 2006|
|Jonathan Katz||Holding for Miss Kiley||August 8, 2009|
|Simon & Schuster||It Getteth Better||October 20, 2011|
|Canon, Inc.||Sweet Dreams||August 12, 2014|
|Machinima||Leaked Lightsaber Scene - Star Wars Episode VII||December 20, 2014|
- "FAQ (says foundation date under production section)". By Doogtoons. Retrieved April 23, 2013.
- "Doogtoons.com Site Info". Alexa Internet. Retrieved 2014-04-01.
- "Doogtoons FAQ". Retrieved 2006-07-12.
- "Doogtoons Interview". Brizos Web Guide. Archived from the original on 2006-07-15. Retrieved 2006-07-12.
- Green, Heather (2006-04-16). "New Discovery: Doogtoons Video Podcast". BusinessWeek Magazine. Retrieved 2006-07-12.
- "Doogtoons FAQ".
- Honan, Mathew (2006-04-11). "Podcasting lets an animated dog have its day". Playlist Magazine. Retrieved 2006-07-12.
- "Minority Retort". Retrieved 2015-05-15.
- "1 Minute Film Festival". Archived from the original on 2006-06-23. Retrieved 2006-07-12.
- "DIY Film Festival". Retrieved 2006-07-31.
- "G4's Late Night Peepshow". Retrieved 2006-07-12.
- Ante, Spencer (2008-11-25). "Plentitube: Your Agent for Online Video". Businessweek. Retrieved 2008-11-25.
- "Urijah Faber's "Fight Stories" are back and better than ever". Retrieved 2015-05-15.
- Benson, John (2006-06-09). "Before Vanilla Ice, there was Denny Blaze". Cleveland.com. Retrieved 2006-07-12.
- "MySpace Top Videos".
- "iTunes Top 100 Music Videos".