Giancarlo Volpe

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Giancarlo Volpe (born July 31, 1974 in Tacoma, Washington) is an Italian American animator, director, and producer.

Volpe is currently Senior Animation Producer at Riot Games, popular for its online game League of Legends.

In January 2014, Warner Bros. released JLA Adventures: Trapped in Time which was produced and directed by Volpe. JLAATIT is a 52 minute direct-to-video movie featuring the Justice League and received critical praise for its fun factor and kid friendly tone.

Volpe also produced the CG television show, Green Lantern: The Animated Series working with animation producer Bruce Timm. The series ran for 26 episodes and had a devout following, predominantly on Tumblr where its loyal fan base was dubbed "Green Fanterns".

Graduating from the School of Visual Arts in 1997, Volpe began his career at Humongous Entertainment, animating on the children's computer games Pajama Sam 2: Thunder and Lightning Aren't so Frightening and Putt-Putt Enters the Race. He moved to Fox (Film Roman) in 1998 to work on King of the Hill, where he was a character layout artist and assistant director.

In 2004, Volpe went on to direct 19 episodes of the Nickelodeon series Avatar: The Last Airbender; he won an Annie award for episode 213, "The Drill".

In 2008, Volpe moved to Lucasfilm Animation as an episodic director on Star Wars: The Clone Wars where he worked directly with famed filmmaker George Lucas.