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Seth MacFarlane’s advertorial series, Cavalcade of Cartoon Comedy, is gearing up for its launch September 10. A trailer was just posted on sethcomedy.com. That site also promises cast interviews and a MacFarlane blog starting September 10 as well. We’re also told exclusive content will be posted on show sponsor Burger King’s soon-to-launch YouTube channel, youtube.com/bk.

Seth MacFarlane’s advertorial series, Cavalcade of Cartoon Comedy, is gearing up for its launch on Sept. 10. A trailer was just posted on the new site sethcomedy.com. That site promises cast interviews and a MacFarlane blog as well, also starting Sept. 10. And we’re told that exclusive content will be posted on show sponsor Burger King’s forthcoming YouTube channel, youtube.com/bk.

What we know about Cavalcade is it’s a multimillion-dollar-budgeted cartoon series with a deal to be distributed through Google AdSense to sites that are demographically aligned. The variety show will consist of 50 two-minute episodes, and promises to be less censored than MacFarlane’s hilarious Family Guy, which is made for broadcast TV. The Cavalcade release schedule isn’t entirely clear, but according to sethcomedy.com, there will be “new Cavalcade shorts every week.” It also appears that the videos will be archived on sethcomedy.com.

Update: The Burger King channel is now live, and we’re told it will have one new short every week for ten weeks beginning Sept 10. The videos will also be available at sethcomedy.com. And there’s also going to be some kind of fan sweepstakes via the YouTube channel to treat MacFarlane to dinner at a Burger King in Los Angeles.

The trailer is set to autoplay, so please click through the jump. Interesting for those of us who care about the tech side of this, the player is being powered by KIT digital (formerly Roo).

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  1. I hope we get to see some new business models in play with this one.

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  2. [...] “Cavalcade,” Seth MacFarlane’s new web series. Over at NewTeeVee we’ve got the scoop on the show’s release plans, and we also got our paws on the show’s trailer. It [...]

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  3. If McFarlane was doing this for under a million dollars, would it be newsworthy? Not sure. I hope the content lives up to the hype.

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  4. Alec, I think so — people don’t watch his stuff for the big budget.

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  5. Not bad for a company you called a “shell company” for the CEO back in May huh Liz?

    Your retraction would be appreciated by company shreholders.

    We await your response.

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  7. [...] NewTeeVee now reports that the series is set to launch on September 10th. In advance of the launch, Burger King has set up a new YouTube channel, and has a trailer for the Cavalcade online. [...]

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  8. [...] we’ve written before, Cavalcade is unique in the web video world in that it will be distributed via Google AdSense to [...]

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  9. [...] Capital, Burger King (who sponsors the series) and Google (who will be distributing Cavalcade via AdSense).  Please excuse the amateur sound and [...]

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