Renegade Animation

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Renegade Animation
Private
Industry Animation
Genre Animation
Entertainment
Founded 1992
Founder Darrell Van Citters
Ashley Postelwaite
Headquarters Glendale, California, United States
Key people
Darrell Van Citters
Ashley Postelwaite
Products Animation
Television program
Commercials
Website www.renegadeanimation.com

Renegade Animation is an animation studio, located in Glendale, California, which currently specializes in Macromedia Flash/Toon Boom animation. It was founded by Disney and Warner Bros. animator and director Darrell Van Citters and his business partner Ashley Postelwaite in July 1992 in Burbank, California. In mid-2007, the company opened new studios in London, Toronto and Sydney, following the announcement of The Mr. Men Show.

History[edit]

Initially they produced countless commercials and animated short films, 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 Appleday Pictures. 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.

Filmography[edit]

Movies[edit]

Title Release date Production company(s)
Re-Animated December 8, 2006 Appleday Pictures
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

TV series[edit]

Title Premiere date End date Channel Production company
Hi Hi Puffy AmiYumi November 19, 2004 June 27, 2006 Cartoon Network Cartoon Network Studios
The Mr. Men Show February 4, 2008 October 19, 2009 Chorion
Mad September 6, 2010 December 2, 2013 Warner Bros. Animation
The Tom and Jerry Show March 1, 2014

Pilots[edit]

  • Captain Sturdy: "Back in Action!" (Cartoon Network; 2001)
  • Captain Sturdy: "The Originals" (Adult Swim; 2003)
  • Hi Hi Puffy AmiYumi (Cartoon Network; unaired, 2003)
  • Hardboiled Eggheads (Amazon; 2014)

References[edit]

  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. 

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