Youtube sensation SMOSH’s animation-centric online channel Shut Up! Cartoons has just announced a new representation agreement with The Gotham Group, which is currently considered as the powerhouse management firm in the animation industry, owing to their ties to a wide variety of creative content.
Shut Up! Cartoons, as new as it is, certainly deserves its spot on The Gotham Group’s roster of clients, as it the Youtube channel has already delivered in excess of 55 million views and over 625 thousand new subscribers a scant few months after its April 30 2012 launch.
Under the representation deal, The Gotham Group will be representing Shut Up! Cartoons most popular series for TV and other brand extensions, which could be any of Shut Up! Cartoons’ 18 short form web series, which are already very popular on the web and have become recognizable brands in their own right.
The Gotham Group, on the other hand, boasts of a roster of more than 500 top directors, writers, producers, illustrators and artists, as well as book and comic publishers and animation studios.