How Making Fiends met Nickelodeon
After completing her previous web cartoons Muffin
Films and Big
Bunny, Amy Winfrey started the Making Fiends web cartoon in mid
2003. As the series took shape and drew more and more fans, Amy began
selling T-shirts and DVDs in her online Giftshop. Sales were good
enough that Amy could make a happy living from her little cartoon.
In early 2004, Nickelodeon contacted Amy about possibly bringing
Making Fiends to TV. Negotiations began, and within a year the long
development period had started. During development, Amy continued
to create new web episodes independently, and her own giftshop remained
open for business.
Finally, in late 2006, Nickelodeon told Amy the good news - they
were officially picking up Making Fiends for its first season of television
episodes! Amy moved into her office at Nickelodeon in January 2007,
and the production has been going ever since...
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