Happy December! We have another round of Popular YouTube Animation Channels that you should consider checking out this month! Just as a reminder, we select the channels based on popularity through views and subscribers, as well as their popularity through their engaged fans. Read on to learn more about Explosmentertainment, Swoozie, & Eddsworld!
This channel features Cyanide & Happiness, an animated comic strip written and illustrated by Rob DenBleyker, Kris Wilson, Dave McElfatrick and formerly Matt Melvin. The comics, which they began creating back in 2004, are quirky and often filled with dark humor. Since 2004, their comics have been featured and licensed out to several books and TV ads. Although the comics can be controversial, that is what seems to make this animation channel so popular and successful.
Watch a trailer for the channel here.
sWooZie, created by Adande Thorne, is one of the biggest animation channels on YouTube, gaining initial popularity via his Confessions of a Disney Employee series. sWooZie utilizes mostly simple characters to animate his frustrations and observations about daily life. He also recently began vlogging on his YouTube channel and even interviewed President Barack Obama!
Watch an episode about sWooZie's beef with texts here.
Eddsworld, created by Edd Gould in 2004, is a British YouTube channel which features 3 characters, Edd, Tom, and Matt. The character Tom, is actually based off of Thomas Ridgewell, the creator behind TomSka who we've featured on our blog before. Sadly, after a long battle of Leukemia Edd Gould passed away in 2012 and his YouTube channel and all affiliated animations were left in the care of Gould's family. Today, Eddsworld is still one of the most popular animated YouTube channels.
Watch an episode about a first date gone wrong here.