YouTube channel Shut Up! Cartoons has entered into a representation agreement with The Gotham Group, which is recognized as the powerhouse management firm in the animation industry.
The Gotham Group will represent Shut Up! Cartoons’ series for television and other brand extensions. The Alloy Digital-owned property boasts a stellar roster of irreverent creators and producers that are delivering 18 short-form web series comprising 180 episodes in the first year, including those behind some of the most popular and recognized animated properties of recent times.
Shut Up! Cartoons has delivered more than 55 million video views and more than 625,000 new subscribers since launching April 30.
Shut Up! is the brainchild of SMOSH President Barry Blumberg, the former longtime chief of Disney Television Animation, and the comedic duo of Anthony Padilla and Ian Hecox, Blumberg’s SMOSH partners and co-founders. SMOSH, an online leader in teen and young adult content, is the third-most subscribed channel on YouTube overall.
The Gotham Group boasts a roster of more than 500 top directors, writers, producers, illustrators and artists, as well as book and comic publishers and animation studios.
Eight series have already premiered, drawing both critical acclaim and widespread media coverage, with new series to be added throughout the year featuring a dynamic array of animation styles and themes appealing to the 12-24 year old demographic.