Robert Alvarez

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Robert Alvarez is an American animator, television director, and writer.

Career[edit]

He began his career as an assistant animator for the 1968 film Yellow Submarine.[1] Since then, he has worked on many animated television series, including Super Friends, The Smurfs, G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero, A Pup Named Scooby-Doo, Dexter's Laboratory, and Regular Show. He also created and wrote two animated pilots, Pizza Boy in "No Tip" and Tumbleweed Tex in "School Daze", for Hanna-Barbera's cartoon shorts showcase What a Cartoon! in 1996.

Accolades[edit]

Alvarez has received 5 Primetime Emmy Awards, 9 Primetime Emmy Award nominations, and 1 Daytime Emmy Award nomination. His first nomination came in 1994 in the category Outstanding Animated Program (for Programming One Hour or Less) for directing The Town Santa Forgot.[2] In 2000 and 2001, he received two more nominations for his work on The Powerpuff Girls, also receiving one in 2004 for the Powerpuff Girls special 'Twas the Fight Before Christmas.[3][4] Alvarez won two Primetime Emmys for his work on the Genndy Tartakovsky series Star Wars: Clone Wars and a third for Samurai Jack.[5][6][7] In 2006, he garnered one nomination for Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends and another for the My Life as a Teenage Robot special Escape from Cluster Prime.[8][9] One more Foster's nomination followed in 2007 for the episode "Good Wilt Hunting" before he would win a Primetime Emmy for the show, which was for the special Destination: Imagination in 2009.[10][11] In 2010, he was nominated for the animated short Uncle Grandpa in the category Outstanding Short-format Animated Program. Alvarez received a Primetime Emmy award for Regular Show in 2012, which he also was nominated for in 2011.[12] His Daytime Emmy nomination was in 2007 for The Grim Adventures of Billy and Mandy in the category Outstanding Broadband Program — Children's.[13]

Personal life[edit]

Alvarez attended Notre Dame High School in Sherman Oaks, California from 1962 to 1966. He has a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in animation from the Chouinard Art Institute[1] (now the California Institute of the Arts), which he completed in 1971.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Hulett, Steve (December 15, 2010). "A Morning With Robert Alvarez -- Part 1". TAG Blog. Animation Guild. Retrieved 2012-12-17. 
  2. ^ "The Town Santa Forgot". Emmys.com. Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. Retrieved 2013-05-19. 
  3. ^ "The Powerpuff Girls". Emmys.com. Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. Retrieved 2013-05-19. 
  4. ^ "The Powerpuff Girls: Twas The Fight Before Christm". Emmys.com. Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. Retrieved 2013-05-19. 
  5. ^ "Star Wars: Clone Wars". Emmys.com. Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. Retrieved 2013-05-19. 
  6. ^ "Star Wars Clone Wars Vol. 2 (Chapters 21-25)". Emmys.com. Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. Retrieved 2013-05-19. 
  7. ^ "Samurai Jack". Emmys.com. Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. Retrieved 2013-05-19. 
  8. ^ "Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends". Emmys.com. Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. Retrieved 2013-05-19. 
  9. ^ "Escape From Cluster Prime". Emmys.com. Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. Retrieved 2013-05-19. 
  10. ^ "Good Wilt Hunting (Foster's Home For Imaginary Friends)". Emmys.com. Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. Retrieved 2013-05-19. 
  11. ^ "Destination Imagination (Foster's Home For Imaginary Friends)". Emmys.com. Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. Retrieved 2013-05-19. 
  12. ^ "Regular Show". Emmys.com. Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. Retrieved 2013-05-19. 
  13. ^ "Daytime Entertainment Emmy Awards — Childrens Nominations". EmmyOnline.org. National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. Retrieved 2013-05-19. 

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