Michael Fry’s RingTales nominated for Webby

RingTales, the cartoon animation start-up of Over the Hedge co-creator Michael Fry has been nominated for a Webby for Best Animated Video of 2008 for its animation of New Yorker cartoons. Those cartoons run on RingTales’ site, The New Yorker and as an iTunes podcast which has generated over 24 million views.

In the category of animation, RingTales’ is up against: 30-Second Bunnies Theatre, Heavenly Sword, It’s JerryTime!, and Samurai. You can see samples of all the nominee’s work on the Webby website.

Voting runs through May 1 with winners announced on May 6th.

As an aside, Simpsons and Life in Hell creator Matt Groening is one of the judges of this year’s awards.