Rob Renzetti

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Robert "Rob" Renzetti (born 1967) is an American animator and director who created the animated television series My Life as a Teenage Robot for Nickelodeon, and directed Dexter's Laboratory for Cartoon Network. He has also served as story editor for the first two seasons of My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic, and is currently supervising producer on the Disney Channel animated series Gravity Falls.

Background[edit]

Renzetti was an art history major at the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana.[1] After graduating from Illinois, Renzetti attended the animation program at Columbia College Chicago for one year, where he was a classmate of Genndy Tartakovsky. Renzetti and Tartakovsky were then each accepted into the California Institute of the Arts, where they were roommates.[2]

Career[edit]

After graduating from the California Institute of the Arts, Renzetti began his animating career in Spain, working on 5 episodes for Batman: The Animated Series.[2]

Renzetti has been writer, director, and storyboard artist for several Cartoon Network shows, including Dexter's Laboratory, The Powerpuff Girls, Samurai Jack, Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends and 2 Stupid Dogs. During the mid-1990s, he created Mina and the Count, a series of animated shorts that premiered on the What-a-Cartoon show then later aired for a short time on the similar anthology series Oh Yeah! Cartoons. In 1999, he made the short My Neighbor Was a Teenage Robot, which also debuted on Oh Yeah! Cartoons; in 2003, My Life as a Teenage Robot, based on the short, debuted on Nickelodeon. In April 2008, he started work on Cartoon Network's "Cartoonstitute" project as supervising producer.

He was story editor on My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic for the series' first two seasons, but left in 2012, soon after the departure of the series showrunner, Lauren Faust, to work as the supervising producer on Disney's Gravity Falls.

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Year Title Role
1991 Dudley's Classroom Adventure animator
2002 Tom and Jerry: The Magic Ring storyboard clean-up

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1993–1995 2 Stupid Dogs writer
storyboard artist
director
1995–1996 Dumb and Dumber storyboard artist
1996–1997 Dexter's Laboratory director
storyboard artist
animation director
1998 Oh Yeah! Cartoons producer Episode: "The F-Tales"
The Powerpuff Girls writer
storyboard artist
director
Episode 3.7: Nano of the North
Episode 3.8: Stray Bullet
2000–2001 Family Guy director Episode 2.18: "E. Peterbus Unum"
Episode 3.6: "Death Lives"
2000 Harvey Birdman, Attorney at Law director
2001–2002 House of Mouse storyboard artist
timing director
Samurai Jack sheet timer
director
2002 Whatever Happened to Robot Jones? supervising producer
2003–2009 My Life as a Teenage Robot creator
2007–2008 Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends post supervising director
2009 Random! Cartoons sheet timer Episode: "6 Monsters"
2010 Adventure Time sheet timer Episode 1.3: "The Enchridion/The Jiggler"
2010-2011 Sym-Bionic Titan sheet timer
animation director
2010–2012 My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic story editor
2012–present Gravity Falls supervising producer

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jiOZt9sOFO8&feature=related Rob Renzetti interview from Boing! Podcast Part 1 of 7 Retrieved April 21, 2010
  2. ^ a b http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0B9vqu0zpwI&feature=related Rob Renzetti interview from Boing! Podcast Part 2 of 7 Retrieved April 21, 2010

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