FORMER NICKELODEON PRODUCER
BUTCH HARTMAN LAUNCHES KICKSTARTER CAMPAIGN TO CREATE FAMILY-FRIENDLY ONLINE STREAMING PLATFORM
NEWS SOURCE: Sundari PR
June 18, 2018 (LOS ANGELES)— Former Nickelodeon producer/creator Butch Hartman is launching Oaxis Entertainment, a new online streaming service dedicated to non-stop family-focused programming. With the help of the community and Kickstarter, he plans to raise over $250,000 in 30 days to kick-off the project. Funds raised will go towards the development of the subscription-based platform, hiring creative producers and staff to generate original content, and acquiring material that aligns with Oaxis’ family-focused mission. Hartman will launch Oaxis in 2019.
Programming on Oaxis will include everything from animated series, drama, comedy, feature films, sports, fitness, reality, news, video games, and everything viewers expect from a premiere entertainment service. Additionally, Oaxis Entertainment will have a user-based upload feature that will allow users to upload their own family-focused content for others to enjoy. All user-submitted content will go through the “Oaxis filter,” ensuring that it is suitable for viewers of all ages before it becomes live on the platform.
“As a family man working in Hollywood my goal has always been to provide quality entertainment that everyone can enjoy,” explains Hartman. “With Oaxis, I now have an opportunity to give families the chance to connect and experience quality entertainment together again.”
Hartman, a father and prolific content creator, seeks to create a unique platform where kids and parents can be entertained without being inundated with exploitative or violent content. ‘Oaxis’ is a merging of the words Oasis and Axis, signaling a safe space in a content world that leaves families vulnerable to unintended and unwanted messages.
Hartman is known for spearheading some of Nickelodeon’s most successful animated series including Danny Phantom, T.U.F.F. Puppy, Bunsen is a Beast and The Fairly OddParents which is currently Nickelodeon’s third longest-running animated series, behind SpongeBob SquarePants and Dora the Explorer. The Fairly OddParents has been nominated for numerous Emmy awards including “Outstanding Music and Lyrics” in 2002 and 2003, and two BMI Cable Awards for “Outstanding Theme Song and Underscore” those same years for Hartman’s co-written songs. In 2010, The Fairly OddParents earned another Emmy nomination for “Outstanding Writing.” In 2015 Hartman founded his own online kid’s destination called “THE NOOG NETWORK,” an interactive app featuring cartoons, live-action shows and games for kids. Furthermore, since his departure from Nickelodeon in 2018, Hartman’s YouTube presence has grown immensely. His channel “Speech Bubble” currently has over 48,000 subscribers and his other channel “Butch Hartman” currently has over 745,000 subscribers and is steadily growing.
However, his passion project is Hartman House, a non-profit foundation established by Hartman and his wife Julieann in 2005. Through Hartman House, the Hartmans hope to help underprivileged children all around the world. Since its formation, Hartman House has helped support numerous global child-based charities, including Watersprings Ranch, a shelter for abused and neglected children in Texarkana, Arkansas. It has also spearheaded aid projects in orphanages in Uganda, Africa, Haiti, funded school scholarships for inner city children and sponsored a complete home renovation for a needy family in Los Angeles.
For more information on Hartman and Oaxis Entertainment or to donate to the launch, please visit https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/oaxisentertainment/oaxis-entertainment.