Titmouse, Inc.

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Titmouse, Inc.
Founded 2000
Founder Chris Prynoski, Shannon Prynoski
Headquarters Los Angeles, California, United States[1]
Key people
Antonio Canobbio (Chief Creative Officer)
Ben Kalina (VP & Supervising Producer)
Juno Lee (Officer)
Mike Roush (Officer)
Number of employees
over 400[2]
Subsidiaries Titmouse New York
Titmouse Canada
Website titmouse.net

Titmouse, Inc. is an American animation studio that develops and produces animated television programming, feature films, music videos, title sequences, commercials and short films. The studio opened in 2000, and has offices in Los Angeles, New York City and Vancouver. Some of their productions include Motorcity for Disney XD, Metalocalypse, The Venture Bros., Superjail!, Ballmastrz: 9009 and Black Dynamite for Adult Swim.[3]

History[edit]

Owner Chris Prynoski began working at MTV in New York on shows such as Daria, Beavis and Butt-Head, and his own creation, Downtown, which was nominated for a primetime Emmy Award.[4] In the early 2000s, Prynoski opened a small T-shirt company with his wife, Shannon Prynoski. However, upon getting more requests for cartoons than for T-shirts, they decided to abandon screen-printing in favor of animation. The Prynoski's moved to California and opened the revamped Titmouse, Inc., an animation studio. They hired French art director, Antonio Canobbio.[citation needed] Titmouse opened a games division in 2009.[5]

Due to projects like Cartoon Network’s Metalocalypse, Superjail! and The Venture Bros. the company expanded and opened a sister studio in New York City in 2010. The California studio later added a wholly owned subsidiary, Robin Redbreast, which was then unionized in order to produce Motorcity for Disney XD.

The company has a YouTube channel, Rug Burn, launched in December 2012 with Six Point Harness. Rug Burn was launched with a handful of shows.[6]

In April 2016, Titmouse released its first feature-length film, titled Nerdland. The film is R-rated, and stars Paul Rudd and Patton Oswalt.[7]

Filmography[edit]

Television[edit]

Title Year Notes Client
2002 MTV Movie Awards 2002 opening and graphics MTV
The Osbournes main titles (produced for ka-chew!)
Megas XLR 2004–05 main titles, additional animation (Season 1 only) Cartoon Network
Avatar: The Last Airbender 2005–08 main title sequence[8] Nickelodeon
Shorty McShorts' Shorts 2006 "Dudley and Nestor Do Nothing" (animation production) Disney Channel
The Amazing Screw-On Head Pilot Syfy
Metalocalypse 2006–13 [9] Adult Swim
Superjail! 2007–14 seasons 2–4[9]
Class of 3000 2007 digital effects Cartoon Network
Let's Fish pilot Adult Swim
Frank TV "Frankincense and Myrrh" (animation) TBS
G.I. Joe: Resolute 2009 [10] Adult Swim
Attack of the Show! "Slasher School" shorts[11] G4
Freaknik: The Musical 2010 Adult Swim
Black Panther BET
MAD 2010–11 additional animation Warner Bros. Animation
The Venture Bros. 2011–present seasons 5–present, three specials[9] Adult Swim
Black Dynamite 2011–12 season one[3]
China, IL 2011–15 [9]
Community 2011–12 animated sequences in “A Fistful of Paintballs”, “Foosball and Nocturnal Vigiliantism” and “Digital Estate Planning[12][13] Sony Pictures Television
Motorcity 2012–13 [14] Disney XD
Randy Cunningham: 9th Grade Ninja 2012–15 production only[15]
Liquid Television 2013 MTV
Turbo FAST 2013–16 [9] DreamWorks Animation
Breadwinners 2014–16 animation Nickelodeon
TripTank 2014–16 "Jerk Chicken" shorts Comedy Central
Space Dandy 2014 "Slow and Steady Wins the Race, Baby" Bones
King Star King 2014 Adult Swim
Hot in Cleveland 2014 "The Animated Episode" TV Land
Kirby Buckets 2014–17 animation Disney XD
Niko and the Sword of Light 2015–present Amazon Studios
Yoyotoki HappyEars 2015 pilot
Moonbeam City [16] Comedy Central
TMNT Half-Shell Heroes: Blast to the Past Nickelodeon
Rachel Dratch's Late Night Snack 2016 animated sequences TruTV
Brad Neely's Harg Nallin' Sclopio Peepio Adult Swim
Little Big Awesome 2016–present Amazon Studios
Son of Zorn 2016–17 animation 20th Century Fox Television
Home: Adventures with Tip and Oh 2016–present DreamWorks Animation
Future-Worm! 2016-18 animation Disney XD
Comedy Crib 2016 intro, transitions, promos IFC
Hanazuki: Full of Treasures[17] 2017–present Hasbro Studios
The New V.I.P's 2017 pilot Amazon Video
Uncle Grandpa "More Director Shorts" Cartoon Network
Disjointed 2017–18 animated sequences[18] Warner Bros. Television
Goldie and Bear 2017–present season 2 Disney Junior
Big Mouth Netflix
Project Runway All Stars 2018 "Thrown for a Loop by Betty Boop" (animation) The Weinstein Company
Ballmastrz: 9009 2018-present Adult Swim
Tigtone
Trap Universe 2018 pilot
Bobcat Goldthwait's Misfits & Monsters "Bubba the Bear" (animation) TruTV
The Epic Tales of Captain Underpants 2018-present DreamWorks Animation
T.O.T.S.[19] 2019 Disney Junior
Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur TBA visual and animation development Marvel Animation

Feature films[edit]

Title Release date Co-production with Note
Freddy Got Fingered April 20, 2001 20th Century Fox
Regency Enterprises
Animated sequence and artwork
Wonderland October 3, 2003 Lionsgate
Flirt Pictures
Emmett/Furla Films
"Divee the Loot" sequence
Sunset Strip 2012 animation
Girl Rising March 7, 2013 Vulcan Productions
The Documentary Group
"Egypt" sequence
Her December 18, 2013 Annapurna Pictures Giant Man Sequence
Scooby-Doo! and Kiss: Rock and Roll Mystery July 10, 2015 Warner Bros. Animation title sequence
Team Hot Wheels: The Skill to Thrill August 17, 2015 Mattel Playground Productions
Team Hot Wheels: Build the Epic Race! October 5, 2015
Nerdland December 6, 2016 Samuel Goldwyn Films
AKW Worldwide
Pariah
Father of the Year July 20, 2018 Happy Madison Productions virtual reality sequences
Teen Titans Go! To the Movies July 27, 2018 Warner Bros. Animation animation services
Next Gen September 7, 2018 Baozou Manhua additional pre-production services
Foxy Trotter TBA Fairy Dust
Bold Films
Wild Bunch
[20]
Untitled Hanazuki: Full of Treasures film Summit Entertainment
Allspark Animation
[21]

Short films[edit]

Title Year Client Notes
Let's Get Dirty (I Can't Get in da Club) 2001 Redman music video; animation
Dirty Little Thing 2004 Velvet Revolver music video; animation
The Hidden Life of the Burrowing Owl 2008 [22]
Barko 2009
Pinched 2010 [23]
Scott Pilgrim vs. The Animation Adult Swim
Underworld: Endless War 2011 Lakeshore Entertainment
Diablo III: Wrath 2012 Blizzard Entertainment [24]
The Wind Zac Brown Band music video
Miss Atomic Bomb The Killers music video; animation
Very Important House 2015 Disney Television Animation
Team Hot Wheels: Search for the 5th Driver! Mattel Playground Productions
Space Face Nickelodeon
Menehunes
Don Vs. Raph
We Strike Hard and Fade Away Into the Night
Toonami Exquisite Corpse 2017 Adult Swim
Rick and Morty Exquisite Corpse
The Story of O.J. Jay-Z music video; character animation
Bluehilda
Heroes of the Storm: Obey the Call Blizzard Entertainment [25]
Imaginary Friend Society: Long Hospital Stays Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation

Video games[edit]

Commercials[edit]

References[edit]

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  4. ^ "404 Page Not Found". Television Academy. Retrieved 24 May 2016. 
  5. ^ French, Michael (19 March 2009). "Animation house Titmouse opens game studio". Develop Online. 
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  8. ^ Futter, Mike (October 17, 2014). "The Legend of Korra: Get a Look at the Animation and Combat of The Legend Of Korra". Game Informer. Retrieved 20 November 2014. 
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  11. ^ Aaron (October 29, 2009). "AOTS and Titmouse Attend Slasher School". Cold Hard Flash. Retrieved March 2, 2014. 
  12. ^ Beck, Jerry (2014-06-20). ""Community" goes Anime". Cartoonbrew.com. Retrieved 2016-05-24. 
  13. ^ "2013 Official Selection, film index, Community "Digital Estate Planning"". Annecy. Retrieved November 22, 2014. 
  14. ^ "Candace Bailey Goes Behind The Scenes At Titmouse Studios". [G4. Retrieved 20 November 2014. 
  15. ^ Zahed, Ramin (March 6, 2012). "Disney's 'Randy Cunningham' Goes into Production". Animation Magazine. Retrieved 20 November 2014. 
  16. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (January 10, 2014). "Comedy Central Greenlights Animated Cop Comedy Series Produced By Rob Lowe & Will Gluck And Voiced By Lowe, Elizabeth Banks, Will Forte & Kate Mara". Deadline. Retrieved January 12, 2014. 
  17. ^ "Hasbro: The Next Chapter in Storytelling | License! Global". www.licensemag.com. Retrieved 2016-10-13. 
  18. ^ Amidi, Amid (September 18, 2017). "Watch All The Animated Sequences In The New Netflix Series 'Disjointed'". Cartoon Brew. Retrieved November 10, 2017. 
  19. ^ http://deadline.com/2018/04/disney-junior-greenlights-animated-comedy-t-o-t-s-2019-premiere-1202361922/
  20. ^ "Chris Prynoski Developing 'Foxy Trotter' With Natalie Portman". Cartoon Brew. November 2, 2017. Retrieved November 7, 2017. 
  21. ^ https://twitter.com/Chevistian1/status/900069622677950465
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  24. ^ Blauvelt, Christian (May 8, 2012). "'Diablo III': Chris Metzen discusses the inspiration for Peter Chung's 'Diablo: Wrath' video". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved February 15, 2014. 
  25. ^ Obey the Call - Heroes of the Storm - YouTube
  26. ^ a b Faylor, Chris (March 18, 2009). "Metalocalypse Animators Found Game Studio, Developing Post-apocalyptic Zombie Pirate Game". Shacknews. Retrieved February 15, 2014. 
  27. ^ "Titmouse Opens Game Studio". IGN (Press release). March 18, 2009. Retrieved February 15, 2014. 
  28. ^ "The Legend of Korra - Behind the Scenes with Titmouse Animation Studio". IGN. October 16, 2014. Retrieved November 21, 2014. 

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