The Fizzlo Story
A few years ago, I was a member of a Chowder fansite that lasted from April to Christmas 2007, dying due to a crashed server. On that website I met an 11-year-old named Robert Fagan who was creating an internet cartoon about a little duck-like alien, his friends, and his enemies. It was hosted on Fizzlo.com, of which only the original stagnant forum remains (there is also a second now in disuse). This article is about that cartoon.
Originally called Lord Dinky Pasan Pan, Fizzlo was first drawn by the Long Island native during a math class. Egged on by his friends to do something with the character, and having recently started animating, he set off to create an internet cartoon. Reaching from old comics he drew back when he was six-year-old, Robert made a large cast of characters for Fizzlo to interact with.
Fizzlo was a nice guy who really just wanted to get along with everyone else. His best friend Fudge, whose exactly what it says on the tin, was a book-dumb troublemaker who was the self-proclaimed leader of everything. Other characters included the young annoyance Quack (who lead to a large-scale argument between Robert and I), the intelligent popular kid Chubi, and a pair of nerds named Clennis & Dennis. Rob planned to voice most of these critters.
The limited animation and dialogue-based show (made with the low-budget combination of Microsoft Paint and Windows Movie Maker) premiered the night of December 1st, 2007. The first episode had Fudge attempting to pre-order Super Smash Bros. Brawl on Amazon, setting the tone for a lot of pop-culture and real-life references to come in future episodes. But the weekly seven-minute cartoons didn’t last, and Fizzlo went into hiatus for the purpose of switching to Flash animation. The only three episodes that aired were deleted and never seen again.
Oops! My bad! Sorry folks, did I say before that Fizzlo isn’t dead? Oh well my mistake, he is. He was crucified to a f***ing wall right after him and his friend Fudge got gang raped in the f***ing ass by thier teacher, Mr. Khil. Right after that the whole f***ing world Fizzlo lived on exploded. Everyone died. The f***ing end. F*** this s***, I am going to bed.
That above quote comes from a post made on Mr. Fagan’s old DeviantArt in February of this year. Due to problems that plagued his computer and left him unable to continue work on the show, he cancelled it. But the story doesn’t end there, as he has now re-entered production. 2 1/2 episodes have been completed so far, and 2 additional storyboards & 6 scripts are also done. When the show will premiere with new episodes is up in the air, but you know for sure that I’m looking forward to it.