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Doogtoons Studios
Type of site
HeadquartersSanta Monica, California, U.S.
Key peopleDoug Bresler, Founder
Slogan(s)Cartoons, shorts, music videos & more!
Alexa rankPositive decrease 9,654,966 (April 2014)[2]
AdvertisingBanner ads
Current statusActive

Doogtoons is a production studio founded and headed by Doug Bresler,[3] 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.[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, Entertainment Weekly, several front page spots on Apple Computer's iTunes podcast directory, and the front pages of Yahoo!, YouTube, 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.[6]

Doogtoons Productions[edit | edit source]

TV / Web Series[edit | edit source]

Nick and Haig Episodes[edit | edit source]

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 originally premiered as a seven-minute short film at the UCSB Digital Film Festival on May 23, 2002,[8] 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.[9] This was actually the show's second award, after winning "Best Animated Short" at the 2006 DIY Film Festival in Los Angeles.[10] 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.[11]

Doogtoons Asks A Ninja[edit | edit source]

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

In the Studio[edit | edit source]

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

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

Eli's Dirty Jokes[edit | edit source]

In late 2006, Doug Bresler signed on with 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.[12]

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 | edit source]

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 | edit source]

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.[13]

Short Films[edit | edit source]

Fredex: The Secret Lives of Robots[edit | edit source]

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 | edit source]

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 | edit source]

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.

Music Videos[edit | edit source]

Denny Blaze - Average Homeboy Returns[edit | edit source]

Doogtoons' first music video, produced in 2006, features self-proclaimed "Average Homeboy" Denny Blaze.[14]

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

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,[15] and had remained in the Top 100 music videos on iTunes for over a year since its release.[16]

Dan May - I Got A Gun[edit | edit source]

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 | edit source]

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

L.B. Rayne[edit | edit source]

Indiana Jones (The Rejected Pop Music Video)[edit | edit source]

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 Rejected Star Wars Music Video)[edit | edit source]

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 Rejected TRON Music Video)[edit | edit source]

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.

Where No Man's Been Before (The Rejected Star Trek Music Video)[edit | edit source]

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[edit | edit source]

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.

Terminate Our Love (The Rejected Terminator Music Video)[edit | edit source]

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[edit | edit source]

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 Won
2006 DIY Film Festival Best Comedy Short Nick and Haig Won
2007 Top 10 Holiday Videos A Very Ninja Christmas Won
2007 1 Millionth Dollar Received 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 | edit source]

Nick and Haig Episodes[edit | edit source]

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 | edit source]

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 | edit source]

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 "Weird Al" Yankovic - The Mystery of Meat May 16, 2014
6 "Weird Al" Yankovic - Scariest Fan Encounter February 22, 2015

Video Game Life[edit | edit source]

Episode Title Released
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[edit | edit source]

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
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

Stonetown[edit | edit source]

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 | edit source]

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
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[edit | edit source]

Episode Title Guest Released
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

Todd's Blog[edit | edit source]

Episode Title Released
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[edit | edit source]

Episode Title Released
1 Star Wars: The Ass Jedi!! July 26, 2017

Music Videos[edit | edit source]

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
L.B. Rayne Terminate Our Love June 25, 2015
Kottonmouth Kings Kronitron September 18, 2015

Other Collaborations[edit | edit source]

Collaborator Title Contribution Released
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

Other Shorts[edit | edit source]

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 & 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

References[edit | edit source]

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  2. " 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. "Minority Retort". Retrieved 2015-05-15. 
  9. "1 Minute Film Festival". Archived from the original on 2006-06-23. Retrieved 2006-07-12. 
  10. "DIY Film Festival". Retrieved 2006-07-31. 
  11. "G4's Late Night Peepshow". Retrieved 2006-07-12. 
  12. Ante, Spencer (2008-11-25). "Plentitube: Your Agent for Online Video". Businessweek. Retrieved 2008-11-25. 
  13. "Urijah Faber's "Fight Stories" are back and better than ever". Retrieved 2015-05-15. 
  14. Benson, John (2006-06-09). "Before Vanilla Ice, there was Denny Blaze". Retrieved 2006-07-12. 
  15. "MySpace Top Videos". 
  16. "iTunes Top 100 Music Videos". 

External links[edit | edit source]