Larry Huber

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Larry Huber
Born
Lawrence Huber

(1946-05-06) May 6, 1946 (age 72)
Alma materCalifornia Institute of the Arts (B.F.A.)
OccupationTelevision producer, writer, animator
Years active1969–present
TelevisionChalkZone

Lawrence "Larry" Huber (born May 6, 1946) 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] He continued to work with big idea cartoon incubators, consulting on Seibert's Random! Cartoons, which spawned Eric Robles' Fanboy & Chum Chum (in which he also directed the voice actors), 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]

Partial filmography[edit]

Year Work Credit Notes
1983 The Puppy's Further Adventures Associate producer TV movie
1983 Beauty and the Beast Associate producer TV movie
1983 Saturday Supercade Associate producer TV series
1983 Rubik, the Amazing Cube Associate producer TV series
1984 I Love the Chipmunks Valentine Special Associate producer TV movie
1984 ABC Weekend Special Associate producer TV series
1984 Dragon's Lair Associate producer TV series
1984 Turbo Teen Associate producer TV series
1984 Cabbage Patch Kids: First Christmas Producer TV movie
1984 Robo Force: The Revenge of Nazgar Associate producer TV movie
1984 Rose Petal Place Associate producer TV short
1985 A Chipmunk Reunion Associate producer TV movie
1985 Rose Petal Place: Real Friends Associate producer TV movie
1983-1985 Mister T Associate producer TV series
1985 It's Punky Brewster Producer TV series
1986 Lazer Tag Academy Supervising producer TV series
1986 The Centurions Producer TV series
1986 Chuck Norris: Karate Kommandos Producer TV series
1983–1985; 1987 Alvin and the Chipmunks Associate producer; supervising producer TV series
1987 A Mouse, a Mystery and Me Animation producer TV movie
1988 Superman Producer TV series
1988 Police Academy: The Series Producer TV series
1990 Grim Prairie Tales Executive producer Film
1989–1990 Dink, the Little Dinosaur Producer TV series
1990 Piggsburg Pigs! Producer TV series
1992 Fish Police Producer TV series
1993 2 Stupid Dogs Producer TV series
1993 A Flintstone Family Christmas Producer TV movie
1993 Droopy, Master Detective Producer TV series
1995 Dexter's Laboratory Executive producer Short film
1995 Short Orders Supervising producer TV movie
1995 Short Pfuse Supervising producer TV movie

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 August 17, 2002. Retrieved 2012-12-14.

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