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―Moses, from Joshua and the Promised Land

Stephen Carver (born October 11, 1988 (1988-10-11) [age 31]), better known online as Saberspark is an American YouTuber who is known for his "What the HELL" series where he reviews obscure cartoons and animated films. He also does video essays about topics that relate to animation and its industry.


Saberspark created his channel on September 18, 2007 but did not upload his first video until four years later on December 7, 2011 which was a college thesis titled "Ballad of the Brony" discussing the Brony, adult male My Little Pony fans, subculture. He then released the 2-part Kickstarter documentary, "The Brony Chronicles", tackling the history of Hasbro, the My Little Pony franchise, and the rise of bronies. His earlier content besides these were sketches and PMVs (Pony Music Video) before moving on to making the content he is now known for.

Saberspark has discussed the history and problems of television channels and animation studios ranging from Cartoon Network to Sony Animations. On March 2, 2017 he began the series What the HELL... in which he reviews interesting and/or bad cartoons and animated films. The episodes are usually followed with a video titled Let's Watch in which he watches and comments on the reviewed cartoon or animated film with a group of friends.


On his channel he can come across as a rather typical Youtube reviewer that mainly covers animation, but a significant difference is that he covers the ones that aren't part of the mainstream. The films he covers are either forgotten or ignored, which usually means that they are very, very bad. Every once in a while, however, he does cover a movie that's good or at least one that he considers interesting. He interacts a lot with his fans, talking to them about what he'll cover in his next video, taking suggestions from Twitter, sharing thoughts about movies and displays some of his fanart at the end of his videos.

Outside his channel, he's more loose and a little wackier. His jokes can get pretty satirical and topical and he is also very good at improv comedy. His close friendship with ACRaceBest and Black Gryph0n make them look like the 3 Musketeers (or stooges), partnering up with Race on panels or podcasts and commenting a lot on Gabe's videos.. Not only is he a brony but a bit of a weeb as well, liking Attack On Titan, One Punch Man, Jojo's Bizarre Adventure, etc. He also LOVES Godzilla. His favorite pony is Sunset Shimmer.



Video Essays

Saber talks about a certain topic regarding animation and its industry.

History of...

Saber discusses the History of something.(duh)


Saber discusses what led to the downfall of certain franchises or studios and what contributed to it.

What the HELL Is...

Saber reviews obscure animated movies that are either critically panned, box-office failures, rip-offs, uncanny valley, or all-of-the-above. But every once in a while, he comes across a movie that's actually good. This is arguably his most popular series.

Saber's Top 10 Videos

A list of top 10 things according to Saber's opinion. He doesn't really do this often.

Let's Watch

Saber and his friends watch a movie he covered in What the HELL. The people featured can vary and interchange with each video.

Weird Episodes

Saber covers a controversial episode in an animated series.

Nerd Echo

Some commentary on random stuff. He doesn't this anymore.

Other Weekly Videos

Other Videos (Newest to Oldest)

Subscriber Milestones

Note: The following dates are according to SocialBlade. Dates may vary by ~1 day (2 days if you live outside of North America) due to differences in time zones.

  • 1 million subscribers: April 16, 2020
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