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DeWarioFreak is a YouTube channel owned and run by Anthony Fernandez. On the channel, he primarily produces comedy parody content, particularly content that criticizes the Pokémon anime through the popular series of video known as an abridged series.
Before creating abridged content, Anthony created several gaming videos and vlogs.
Anthony was born in the year 2000. He is an American. He lives in California with his brother (TheCodingGamer TheCodingGamer) and parents.
2011 to 2015
Before begining abridged content, for several years, Anthony created lots of Let's play series, and several other videos as well. Most of these have been unlisted or privatized since due to him perceiving his early content to be of poor quality and inconsistency.
2016 - present
In September 2016, the first episode of Pokémon Generations Abridged was released, an abridged series of the YouTube series Pokémon Generations. After producing several episodes, in December 2016, the first episode of Pokémon Sun and Moon Abridged was released. This video immediately passed all other series DeWarioFreak had made prior in terms of views, likes, and reception.
In 2017, DeWarioFreak slowly stopped producing the content it was in the years prior, and began focusing solely on abridged content, and his podcast series.
In 2018, the podcast series was dropped.
- Pokémon Sun and Moon Abridged: The main abridged series on the channel, and main focus of the channel. It is a parody version of the Pokémon Sun and Moon anime.
- Pokémon Generations Abridged: The first abridged series on the channel. It is a parody version of the Pokémon Generations YouTube series.
- DeWarioFreak Abridged Podcast: A occasional series in which DeWarioFreak and others talk about generally anime or Pokémon related content in the form of a podcast. The series has been dropped as of 2018.
There are several channels that lie in the DeWarioFreak group of channels.
DeWarioFreak (youtube.com/dewariofreak) is the main/base channel. Nearly all content is uploaded here.
DeWarioFreak Backup (youtube.com/channel/UC1QQRJ-qHmHF5gDWoLKbQyA) is a backup channel used by Anthony in case the main channel is ever deleted for copyright infringement, or other reasons. Although there is currently no content on it, Anthony has stated he has interest in using it to inform viewers of takedown notifications and other things.
DeWarioFreak 2nd Channel (youtube.com/channel/UCW09Ldp5akDv11-vzColNZQ) generally consists of content that is non-abridged related, or not considered relevant enough to be on the main channel.
DeWarioFreak Abridged Compilations (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCU5deZA6-VLTdZPtD4ixVsQ) is a channel where compilations of the abridges are posted.
TheFunChums (youtube.com/thefunchums) is a channel where Anthony posts videos featuring commentary with TheCodingGamer, who also appears on DeWarioFreak regularly as a voice actor. The channel hasn't released any content for a while.
The DeWarioFreak main channel has many times had copyright claims and strikes, as the videos rely heavily on using footage from the Pokémon anime. As such, claimants such as ShoPro have used the DMCA process YouTube provides multiple times.
DeWarioFreak has stated multiple times, he believes the abridged content is fair use. He has disputed all claims on removed or claimed videos, to success every time.
DeWarioFreak has also called out YouTube for not providing a fair system for content creators.