Butch Hartman has revealed 3 new animated series he plans to develop for his family streaming service OAXIS. As Trevor Decker News previously reported the creator of “The Fairly Oddparents” and other Nickelodeon hits left the network earlier this year after 20 years. In a new video posted to his YouTube channel on Tuesday Butch Hartman shared concepts for 3 new original animated shows.
Hartman is looking to fund startup costs of his new streaming service through Kickstarter giving his fans many who grew up with Hartman’s shows a say in the new service. OAXIS will be a platform for families with a variety of entertainment choices for everyone which yes includes animated series. It will even include a way for viewers to share video and content of their own while meeting strict guidelines to ensure everything remains family-friendly.
Butch Hartman Writes Letter To Supporters as Oaxis Attacks Continue
Butch Hartman posted a letter to his supports on his social media accounts Wednesday thanking them for their continued support. The former Nickelodeon producer has been the subject of controversy in recent weeks following a successful Kickstarter campaign for a new streaming service called OAXIS which Butch and his wife hope will bring families together and be an outlet for positive and encouraging entertainment. Some critics claim there was a level of secrecy regarding the true motivation behind OAXIS. Butch who is a Christian has made it clear however that his streaming service will be family friendly and yes to a certain degree feature content that may be faith-friendly but the service will not be like a TBN (Trinity Broadcasting Network).
In his message to fans, Hartman writes “All I’ve ever wanted to do was entertain people with programming the entire family can enjoy and in keeping with that theme that’s what my most recent project is about.” He writes.
“I value and respect my fans and friends far too much to ever consider misleading you. I would never take the privilege of your trust lightly.” Butch continued. OAXIS Entertainment is not faith-based however faith is a part of me.”
In an interview with podcast host Pastor Ed Boston earlier in July Butch emphasized that his programming in the past has always had “Christ qualities” in them. Butch believes in using parables much like Jesus did in many of his teachings. You can listen to that entire interview here.
You can read the statement in its entirety below:
— Butch Hartman (@realhartman) July 25, 2018
Butch Hartman Testifies God’s Work In Final Hours as Oaxis Kickstarter Reached Goal
As the Kickstarter campaign for Oaxis came to an end last week former Nickelodeon producer/creator Butch Hartman and his wife Julieann went live on Facebook to share miraculous things that God did in the final hours of the crowdfunding effort.
As previously posted Oaxis will be a new family-friendly digital television network.
After 20 Years With Nickelodeon, Christian Butch Hartman Is Starting a Streaming TV Network For Families
Back in February Butch Hartman announced his departure from Nickelodeon after 20 years with the kids’ network. Hartman is determined to create a streaming network called OAXIS focused on content for the whole family. The creator of such animated series like ‘The Fairly Oddparents’ and ‘Danny Phantom’ has launched a Kickstarter campaign to get his concept off the ground confident that his fans will be there for this new project.
“You’ve trusted me with your childhood and I thank you for that, trust me with your future”
In a YouTube video, Butch Hartman shares how working for a big corporate network can be difficult and emphasized that his new streaming network will have him as the face of it allowing viewers to interact and share ideas about the kind of content they would like to see. He also mentions an upload feature which will allow users of the subscription-based service to share videos like birthday parties and other fun family moments, however, all submitted content will need to pass a strict filter to make sure it meets guidelines to maintain the network’s family-friendly focus. OAXIS will feature drama, sports and of course animated series.
Butch is a Christian who is clearly motivated by his faith to create appropriate family entertainment. The streaming network will join a growing list of streaming services such as Pure Flix and The Dove Channel which cater to a market of faith and family viewers who are dissatisfied with current mainstream options. In his pitch video which you can watch above Butch shares a story how a young fan once told him he had watched ‘The Exorcist’ which left him surprised. What kind of family entertainment is out there today? Well, Butch Hartman is hoping that OAXIS can narrow that gap.
You can support the Kickstarter campaign by clicking here.