Shobiz Newsy News

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Shobiz Newsy News
Created by'The Walrus' at Zipperfish
StarringTy Paddington (Fictional)
Country of originUnited States
No. of episodes42 (as of 1 August 2007) - 2 Minor Eps (Phonecall) (Avenged Sevenfold Interview)
Running timeApproximately 4 minutes per episode
Original networkZipperfish
Original release1 December 2005 – present

Shobiz Newsy News is a weekly animated podcast. In fact, the SNN website claims that it is "the first weekly animated news podcast".

Originally presented in SWF, it was later switched to MP4 format for compatibility with both home computers and portable media devices such as the iPod Video. The show takes a cynical look at the week, mainly focusing on celebrities, and is hosted by a fictional character named Ty Paddington.

SNN is recommended by, a website that regularly receives 4-5 million page-views per day 1, as well as, which regularly receives 20-25 million 2.

Production[edit | edit source]

According to a FAQ section added to the Shobiz Newsy News website, James Choma (a.k.a. The_Walrus) is the sole producer. This includes voicing, writing and animation.

Show Features[edit | edit source]

  • Viewer Introduction

Viewers may produce a sound file and send it to 'The Walrus'. The best message is used to announce the date and introduce the show. This is open to anyone who watches.

  • Top Stories

Tells the latest stories about celebrities, including gossip and rumors.

  • That Guy's Dead!

Tells of celebrities who have died during the week.

  • This Week in Pictures

Gives a cynical view on pictures of celebrities, followed by sneaky captions.

  • End Caption

Imitates Adult Swim with long continuous captions until the show properly ends.

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