At Nerdtacular 2012, Scott explained the origin of the name FrogPants. Years earlier, he and Kim Johnson had envisioned creating a bookstore for children. The store would be called FrogPants Books, and its mascot would be a magic frog with a funny hat. Scott registered the domain name in case the idea ever came to life.
When he was later trying to decide on a name for the studio, he looked at the list of domains he owned, and saw that frogpants.com was the "most normal" of the options. Thus, FrogPants Studios was born.
- February: FrogPants studios launches
- December: New website launches
- March: Comics Coast to Coast!, Ladies of Leet, The Movielicious, and The Phileas Club joins FrogPants; Hypothetical Help and The Big Foot Diaries debut
- April: Coverville! and Critical Hit! join FrogPants; The Final Score returns from hiatus
- June: Sword and Laser! joins FrogPants; Geek Food returns from hiatus
- July: The AIE Podcast joins FrogPants
- September: The Creep debuts
- November: East Meets West joins FrogPants
- January: The Morning Stream debuts
- May: Wood Talk Online Radio joins FrogPants
- September: The Shakespeare Sound joins FrogPants
- November: FSL Tonight! joins FrogPants; The Instance: Old Republic Edition debuts