Renegade Animation

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Renegade Animation
Industry Animation
Genre Animation
Founded 1992
Founder Darrell Van Citters
Ashley Postelwaite
Headquarters Glendale, California, United States
Key people
Darrell Van Citters
Ashley Postelwaite
Products Animation
Television program

Renegade Animation is an animation studio, located in Glendale, California, which currently specializes in Macromedia Flash/Toon Boom animation. It was founded by former Disney and Warner Bros. animator and director Darrell Van Citters and his business partner Ashley Postelwaite in July 1992 in Burbank, California.


Initially they produced mostly commercial work, beginning with the second "Hare Jordan" spot for Nike, which featured Bugs Bunny as his own alter-ego and Michael Jordan as Air Jordan, as well as numerous spots for Cheetos, Kellogg's Honey Smacks, and Kellogg's Rice Krispies. In the mid-'90s, they moved into internet cartoons, and produced Will Ryan's "Elmo Aardvark: Outer Space Detective".

They have since branched out into television, and are perhaps most well known as the producers of cartoon series Hi Hi Puffy AmiYumi and The Mr. Men Show for Cartoon Network. The Tom and Jerry Show, a show featuring Tom and Jerry, that is currently airing on Cartoon Network. They also co-produced the live-action/Traditionally-animated telefilm Re-Animated with the Cartoon Network Studios. Renegade also produced the 2007 direct-to-video Christmas film Christmas Is Here Again based on a story by Robert Zappia, which has since aired in syndication and on Hulu.

They produced the animation for an animated short A Dairy Tale: The Three Little Pigs, which was released specially on the DVD for 2004 Disney film Home on the Range and the animated sequence for Book of Dragons, which was released on DVD.


Title Release date Production company(s)
Re-Animated December 8, 2006 Cartoon Network Studios
Christmas Is Here Again[1] October 7, 2008 Easy to Dream Productions
Chop Kick Panda[2] May 19, 2011 Gaiam
Puss In Boots: A Furry Tale[3] October 11, 2011 Gaiam
Tappy Toes[3] November 1, 2011 Gaiam
Tom and Jerry: Santa's Little Helpers October 7, 2014 Warner Bros. Animation
Turner Entertainment


Title Premiere date End date Channel
Hi Hi Puffy AmiYumi November 19, 2004 June 27, 2006 Cartoon Network
Out of Jimmy's Head September 14, 2007 May 29, 2008
The Mr. Men Show February 4, 2008 October 19, 2009
The Tom and Jerry Show[4] April 9, 2014 August 4, 2014 Cartoon Network


  1. ^ "Renegade Animation Completes "Christmas is Here Again"". Digital Publisher Magazine. Digital Media Online. 2006-09-28. Archived from the original on 2011-07-10. 
  2. ^ Edwards, C. (8 January 2014). "The Ultimate Guide to Animated Mockbusters". CartoonBrew (Cartoon Brew, LCC). Retrieved 25 June 2015. 
  3. ^ a b Beck, Jerry (26 March 2012). "“Happy Feet” knock-off: “Tappy Toes”". Cartoon Brew (Cartoon Brew, LCC). Retrieved 25 June 2015. 
  4. ^ Jennifer Wolfe, Jennifer (26 March 2014). "‘Tom and Jerry Show’ Premieres April 9 on Cartoon Network". Animation World Network (AWN, Inc.). Retrieved 25 June 2015. 

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