Gatorbox

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Gatorbox
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Gatorbox logo.
Author(s) Gator Company (2013 - present)

Flying Lizard Productions (2013)
Twilight Foundry (2012 - 2013)

Website
Status Fridays, 9PM (CST)
Launch date December 21, 2012 (first run)

July 1, 2013 (second run)
TBA (third run)

End Date March 31, 2013 (first run)

August 18, 2017 (second run)
Ongoing (third run)

Genre Video game livestreaming & speedrunning

Story readings
Fandom news

Rating(s)
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Gatorbox, formerly known as GatorAIDS Gaming, is a furry-themed video game and variety streaming website originally launched in December 2012.[citation needed] The project has been relaunched multiple times afterward due to various production hiatuses. The channel features a number of different anchors and guests of varying degrees of "furry" however as of 2015 furry author André Kon has served as the channel's primary host. Gatorbox routinely streams via Twitch and uploads truncated "recaps" of its broadcasts on YouTube.

The series entered an extended production hiatus in August 2017 after Hurricane Harvey destroyed the property where the show was filmed.[1]

Content[edit]

The station features a variety of programming including gaming commentary/speedrunning, unboxings, and original series involving the furry fandom. Nods are frequently made to the community by means of off-handed jokes or by outright playing furry-themed games and unboxing furry products. References to popular community figures and companies, such as Bad Dragon and FurAffinity, are very commonplace.

Gatorbox also ran the monthly parody news show What's Yiffin'? from September 2015 to August 2017 which took a satirical look at "top stories" in the furry fandom. In February 2017 the series was syndicated through Dogpatch Press[2] until its cancellation later that year. What's Yiffin'? was generally included in the first broadcast of each month; it has since been replaced with Fanfiction Factory, a show which focuses on humorous short stories involving popular characters and franchises often associated with the fandom.

Gatorbox is also known for its charity work. Every year since 2013 (with the exception of 2017) Gatorbox has broadcast a 24-hour speedrunning "telethon" with the charity Extra Life benefiting children's hospitals in Corpus Christi, Texas. To date, over $1,000 has been raised with additional contributions of toys from the channel's staff. Gatorbox's 2013 and 2014 marathons were broadcast from the charity's event headquarters in San Antonio, TX. All subsequent marathons have been produced in the channel's own studio.[3]

History[edit]

Gatorbox originally launched on December 21, 2012 and was funded and produced by independent media group Twilight Foundry. Numerous attempts were made to present the channel to its intended furry audience, however a combination of a lack of funding and short-staffing resulted in the project failing and in March 2013 Twilight Foundry pulled the plug and dismissed the station's cast. Flying Lizard Productions, a multimedia team based in San Antonio, Texas, tried to recover the project during the summer of 2013 but ultimately failed to do so.

Near the end of 2013 some of the former cast of Gatorbox rebooted the project through self-funding. Since then, Gatorbox has been produced in-house under the "Gator Company" name.

References[edit]

  1. Gatorbox - "The End of Gatorbox"
  2. Dogpatch Press - "What's Yiffin'? February 2017"
  3. Gatorbox Wiki - "Extra Life"

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