Larry Huber

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Larry Huber
Born Lawrence Huber
(1950-04-12) April 12, 1950 (age 64)
New Jersey
Alma mater California State University, Northridge (B.F.A.)
Occupation Television producer, writer, animator
Years active 1969–present
Television ChalkZone

Lawrence "Larry" Huber (born April 12, 1950) is an American television producer, writer, and animator who is known for his long history as a producer at Hanna-Barbera, Ruby-Spears, and Nickelodeon. He is the co-creator of Nickelodeon's ChalkZone along with Bill Burnett.

Career[edit]

Huber began working in animation in 1969 as an assistant to Hanna-Barbera on The Perils of Penelope Pitstop.[1] He later left Hanna-Barbera to work for Ruby-Spears, a job he held for 15 years.[2]

Huber returned to Hanna-Barbera in 1990 to work on 2 Stupid Dogs and the short-lived series Fish Police. He was soon hired by producer Buzz Potamkin to supervise production on Fred Seibert's then-upcoming World Premiere Toons shorts program (later named What a Cartoon!) on Cartoon Network.[3] The series consisted of 48 animated shorts and spawned new creator-driven original programming for the network, including Dexter's Laboratory, Cow and Chicken, Johnny Bravo, I Am Weasel, The Powerpuff Girls, and Courage the Cowardly Dog.[1]

After Turner Broadcasting merged with Time Warner in October 1996, Huber left Hanna-Barbera once again to become an executive producer on Seibert's other animated shorts showcase, Oh Yeah! Cartoons, on Nickelodeon.[4] Huber's ChalkZone short from Oh Yeah! Cartoons, which he co-created with Bill Burnett, was picked up by Nickelodeon for a full series. It premiered on March 22, 2002, with the highest ratings for a new show premiere in the network's history at the time.[5] And he continued to work with big ideas cartoon incubators, consulting on Seibert' s Random! Cartoons, which spawned Eric Robles' Fanboy and Chum Chum, the groundbreaking Adventure Time by Pendleton Ward and Ward's Bravest Warriors. (He continues to be involved with Bravest Warriors as a consultant to show runner Breehn Burns and as an animation director).

In 2004 Huber launched his own production company called Animotion Works, located in Burbank, California. The company has since produced the educational children's television series Danger Rangers for PBS, which ran from September 3, 2005, to December 26, 2006.

Personal life[edit]

Huber has a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Cinemagraphics from the Chouinard Art Institute (now the California Institute of the Arts), which he obtained from 1964 to 1968.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Comm Week 2012 - Larry Huber". College of Communications. California State University, Fullerton. Retrieved 2012-12-14. 
  2. ^ Huber, Larry (September 1997). "The Television Animation Portfolio: A Model". Animation World Magazine (2.6). Retrieved 2012-12-14. 
  3. ^ Seibert, Fred (January 6, 2008). "Blog History of Frederator’s original cartoon shorts. Part 21.". Frederator Studios Blog. Frederator Studios. Retrieved 2012-12-14. 
  4. ^ Seibert, Fred (June 20, 2005). "Oh Yeah! Larry Huber!". Frederator Studios Blog. Frederator Studios. Retrieved 2012-12-14. 
  5. ^ "Nickelodeon Draws Best Kid Ratings in Four Years, Ranks as Number-One Net for First Quarter '02, SpongeBob SquarePants and ChalkZone Etch Out Top-Rated Territory, Kids Find The Fairly OddParents Fairly Fascinating". Viacom. April 2, 2002. Archived from the original on 17 August 2002. Retrieved 2012-12-14. 

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