Gene Fowler posted to his LinkedIn profile last night: closing down Fatkat and ramping up Loogaroo. Oh the life of an Entrepreneur!
Over on Facebook, his work info now lists him as Executive Producer at Loogaraoo, which he describes as: a new start up company picking up where Fatkat left off. But with more deliciousness.
I tracked down Gene on MSN tonight and confirmed that yes, Fatkat is indeed no more.
The company had a very successful run over the past few years, but hit on hard times in 2009. With Fatkat done, Gene will be launching Loogaroo. The official word on the new startup will be forthcoming, but it appears that the company will be comprised of some of Fatkat’s key players, but in a far more stripped down working model.
I’ll post more information as it becomes available. For now, it’s so long Fatkat. You had a good run, produced some excellent animation, and we had some laughs.
Good luck to all the Kats.