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, Powerpuff Girls, & Samurai Jack for Cartoon Network. He has also served as story editor for the first two seasons of My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic, and was supervising producer on the Disney Channel animated series Gravity Falls.
Renzetti was an art history major at the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana. 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.
Renzetti has been writer, director, and storyboard artist for several Cartoon Network shows, including 2 Stupid Dogs, Dexter's Laboratory, The Powerpuff Girls, Samurai Jack, and Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends. 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.
|1991||Dudley's Classroom Adventure||animator|
|2002||Tom and Jerry: The Magic Ring||storyboard clean-up|
|1993–1995||2 Stupid Dogs||writer
|1995–1996||Dumb and Dumber||storyboard artist|
|1998||Oh Yeah! Cartoons||producer||Episode: "The F-Tales"|
|The Powerpuff Girls||writer
|Episode 4.7: Nano of the North
Episode 4.8: 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
|Samurai Jack||sheet timer
|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
|2010–2012||My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic||story editor|
|2012–2016||Gravity Falls||supervising producer and director||Episode 2.1: "Scary-Oke"|
- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jiOZt9sOFO8&feature=related Rob Renzetti interview from Boing! Podcast Part 1 of 7 Retrieved April 21, 2010
- 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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