Kaboing TV was a dream for Joe Murray, the creator of ‘Rocko's Modern Life’ and ‘Camp Lazlo’, pretty much since the internet came into being, but it wasn't until he wrote a chapter about "alternative distribution of animation" in his book ‘Creating Animated Cartoons with Character’, did he really begin pursuing the idea of an exclusive original programming Cartoon channel on the web.
In early 2010, after fruitless attempts at outside funding that matched Joe's vision, Joe was urged by others to take his idea "to the people." Joe started a pledge drive campaign on Kickstarter.com to raise some seed money for original episodes of his new series ‘Frog In A Suit’ to get the site up and running.
Over 346 backers stepped up to meet the funding goal in just 45 days. With the additional help of countless volunteers, interns, and favours from friends in the industry, (and additional funding from Joe himself,) a total of three original episodes of ‘Frog In A Suit’ were produced for the launch of KaboingTV.com.
Although this group effort came together to launch the site, it will take the support of viewers to watch, pledge and purchase from the Kaboing shop to keep the site up and running and producing new original programming. The website launched on the 9th of March with episode one, ‘All Buzzed Up’. The next episode, entitled 'Tricky Business', launches March 18th and the third instalment follows on March 25th.
Click the link below visit Kaboing TV, where you can purchase ‘Frog In A Suit’ stuff, pledge money and watch the forthcoming episodes: