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ToonStar95  
#1 Posted : Saturday, February 21, 2015 8:09:32 AM(UTC)
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Let's talk about some artists usually associated with feature animation who have contributed to television, and some TV guys who worked on features.

  • Will Finn (Beauty and the Beast, Aladdin) storyboarded some episodes of My Life as a Teenage Robot.

  • Alfred Gimeno (Animaniacs, The 7D) was a storyboard artist on Kung Fu Panda.

  • Brad Bird (The Iron Giant, The Incredibles) directed the Simpsons episode "Krusty Gets Busted" and co-directed "Like Father, Like Clown".

  • Bob Camp (Ren & Stimpy) was a storyboard artist on Osmosis Jones and Looney Tunes: Back in Action, and recently provided character layouts for The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water.

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#2 Posted : Saturday, February 21, 2015 8:26:29 AM(UTC)
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The late Earl Kress, who contributed many stories to the WB Silver Age, had worked on the story of Disney's "The Fox and the Hound".
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#3 Posted : Thursday, February 26, 2015 5:20:21 AM(UTC)
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Some of the Fleischer and Famous Studios crew did tv work:

Joe Oriolo

George Germanetti

Hal Seeger

Dave Tendlar

Irving Spector

Myron Waldman

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I think ToonStar95 meant modern-day animators. Frankly, almost EVERYONE in the Golden Age ended up working on TV animation of some kind.
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I think ToonStar95 meant modern-day animators. Frankly, almost EVERYONE in the Golden Age ended up working on TV animation of some kind.


Tex Avery was one of the Golden Age cartoon directors who ended up in television. It's a shame he was downgraded to directing television commercials and eventually to Saturday morning cartoons for Hanna-Barbera.

Here's some examples of more recent examples:

Genndy Tartakovsky, creator of "Dexter's Laboratory" and "Samurai Jack" and animation artist for "Powerpuff Girls", moved to Sony Pictures Animation to direct Hotel Transylvania. He also has several other features in the works including a sequel to the aforementioned film, Can You Imagine?, and a Popeye adaptation.

Speaking of Sony, David Feiss, creator of "Cow & Chicken", also worked on projects for the studio. Rebecca Sugar, creator of "Steven Universe" and a new animation artist, storyboarded for Hotel Transylvania.

John Kricfalusi, creator of "Ren & Stimpy", was involved with visual development for Free Birds. (It's a shame his designs were not used in the final film.)

Ralph Bakshi was known for his adult-oriented features (such as Fritz the Cat) of the '70s and '80s. He also did some early television series for Terrytoons, "Mighty Mouse: The New Adventures", and two shorts for the What-A-Cartoon! Show.

Hayao Miyazaki was involved with several television series (notably "Sherlock Hound").
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Don't forget Bob Jaques (assistant animator of Rock & Rule and animator of The Care Bears Movie) was the animation director for The Ren & Stimpy Show, 2 Stupid Dogs, The Baby Huey Show, I Am Weasel, and Cow and Chicken.
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I can name a few:

-Rich Moore, who worked on The Simpsons, The Critic, and Futurama, went on to make Wreck-It Ralph

-Seth MacFarlane, who worked on Cow and Chicken and Johnny Bravo, creator and executive producer of Family Guy and co-creator and executive producer of American Dad and The Cleveland Show, went on to make Ted, A Million Ways to Die in The West, and Ted 2

-Andrew Stanton who worked on Mighty Mouse: The New Adventures, went on to work at Pixar among which he worked on the Toy Story trilogy, A Bug's Life, Monsters Inc., and directed Finding Nemo and WALL-E

-Danny Antonucci who worked as an assistant animator on The Chipmunk Adventure, went on to create The Brothers Grunt and Ed, Edd, 'n Eddy

-Tom McGrath, who worked on Cool World, The Ren and Stimpy Show, and directed the Kablam! short Louie 'n Louie (created by Gary Baseman), went to DreamWorks to co-create the Madagascar franchise and directed MegaMind

-Lauren Faust, who worked on Powerpuff Girls, Foster's Home For Imaginary Friends, Wander Over Yonder, and created My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic, is currently working on Medusa for Sony.

-Donovan Cook, who created 2 Stupid Dogs, went to direct Mickey, Donald, and Goofy: The 3 Musketeers and Rideshare

-Larry Doyle, a writer on The Simpsons, wrote the screenplay to Looney Tunes: Back in Action and produced 6 shorts.
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#8 Posted : Friday, February 27, 2015 11:44:53 AM(UTC)
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There's also Mark Kausler and Tom Sito.
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Don't forget Craig Kellman, who was involved with Dexter's Laboratory, The Powerpuff Girls and The Flintstones on the Rocks special.
In the movies, Craig Kellman did the character designs for the Madagascar franchise. As he did the same thing for the Hotel Transylvannia franchise.

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#10 Posted : Friday, March 27, 2015 5:27:47 AM(UTC)
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Don't forget Craig Kellman, who was involved with Dexter's Laboratory, The Powerpuff Girls and The Flintstones on the Rocks special.
In the movies, Craig Kellman did the character designs for the Madagascar franchise.


Wow! Never knew he did the designs for Dreamworks' Madagascar franchise. That's very interesting.
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Enjoy to see the updates which I did for the post which I wrote about the Craig Kellman's works.


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#12 Posted : Wednesday, February 22, 2017 3:15:29 AM(UTC)
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I think ToonStar95 meant modern-day animators. Frankly, almost EVERYONE in the Golden Age ended up working on TV animation of some kind.


Tex Avery was one of the Golden Age cartoon directors who ended up in television. It's a shame he was downgraded to directing television commercials and eventually to Saturday morning cartoons for Hanna-Barbera.

Here's some examples of more recent examples:

Genndy Tartakovsky, creator of "Dexter's Laboratory" and "Samurai Jack" and animation artist for "Powerpuff Girls", moved to Sony Pictures Animation to direct Hotel Transylvania. He also has several other features in the works including a sequel to the aforementioned film, Can You Imagine?, and a Popeye adaptation.

Speaking of Sony, David Feiss, creator of "Cow & Chicken", also worked on projects for the studio. Rebecca Sugar, creator of "Steven Universe" and a new animation artist, storyboarded for Hotel Transylvania.

John Kricfalusi, creator of "Ren & Stimpy", was involved with visual development for Free Birds. (It's a shame his designs were not used in the final film.)

Ralph Bakshi was known for his adult-oriented features (such as Fritz the Cat) of the '70s and '80s. He also did some early television series for Terrytoons, "Mighty Mouse: The New Adventures", and two shorts for the What-A-Cartoon! Show.

Hayao Miyazaki was involved with several television series (notably "Sherlock Hound").


Among the anime series for TV which Hayao Miyazaki was involved, also includes Heidi, the Girl from the Alps (1974).



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#13 Posted : Sunday, February 26, 2017 5:25:40 AM(UTC)
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Glen Kennedy, whom later founded Kennedy Cartoons, animated on quite a few TV cartoons, for Hanna-Barbera (most notably the first season of "A Pup Named Scooby-Doo") and Disney (on some of their Disney Afternoon shows like "Darkwing Duck" and "Goof Troop"), and infamously on "Tiny Toon Adventures" (where he was criticized for his work on that show) and the intro to DiC's "The Wacky World of Tex Avery." He was also an animator on "Jetsons the Movie," animating most notably that shot when Astro licks George at the start (also appears in the trailer).

Jon McClenahan, whom would go to found StarToons, and also animated on many TV cartoons (going as far back as the 80s, like on some of Hanna-Barbera Australia's works like "The Berenstain Bears") was also an animator on "Jetsons the Movie", doing a couple scenes there as well.
The animation production for the movie was mainly carried out by H-B's Filipino-based studio Fil-Cartoons, and by Wang Film Productions in Taiwan.
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