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Starz Launches YouTube Comedy Channel

10 Sep, 2013

Starz Digital Media has launched a new original comedy channel on YouTube, offering new animated and live-action episodes every Tuesday and Thursday.

Dubbed “Union Pool,” the channel will offer the Reddit-inspired series “Tvoovies,” the acting school spoof “Hollywood Acting Studio” and the puppet-animation show “Captain Cornelius Cartoon’s Cartoon Lagoon.”

“We have been so successful with two of our award-winning Web animation series ‘How It Should Have Ended’ and ‘30-Second Bunnies Theater,’ that we saw an opportunity to provide viewers with more original content,” said Mara Winokur, SVP of digital for Starz Digital Media. “We’re extremely proud of our newest lineup of web series and are looking forward to providing more quality comedy originals to viewers everywhere.”

“Tvoovies” — created by Los Angeles-based Cosmic Toast Studios in partnership with Starz Digital Media — is inspired by conversations on social news site Reddit, and parodies movies and TV shows, with episodes titled “Jurassic Parks and Rec,” “Mad X-Men,” and “The Grey’s Anatomy.”

“Hollywood Acting Studio” follows a failed actor who passes on his “wisdom” to aspiring actors at a community college, while “Captain Cornelius Cartoon’s Cartoon Lagoon” features seafaring puppets who mock the best and worst cartoons ever made.

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