Will McRobb and Chris Viscardi

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Will McRobb and Chris Viscardi are a former duo of American show-creators, writers and producers of television and screenwriters.

McRobb and Viscardi are best known as the co-creators of the award-winning and critically acclaimed Nickelodeon television series The Adventures of Pete & Pete. Critics have called this quirky and heartfelt ode to growing up one of the best kids’ shows ever.

Los Angeles Times TV critic Robert Lloyd had this to say about the show:

“By rendering the ordinary events of childhood and adolescence — staying up late, hating shop class, discovering music, ruing the end of summer — as the epic stuff of legend, the series captured the actual depth and intensity of feeling that comes with being young. Poignant without being sentimental, oddball but never merely weird, the show was made to be "funny, sad, strange and beautiful."

The series was also known for its decidedly offbeat choices in music and special guest stars. Over its thirty-nine-episode existence, “Pete and Pete” introduced unsuspecting children to Michael Stipe, Iggy Pop, Debby Harry, Steve Buscemi, Patricia Hearst and many others. In recent years, the show has returned to its now grown-up audience in the form of cast reunions that have played to sold-out audiences in New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Chicago and Portland.

McRobb also produced the critically acclaimed Amazon animated series Danger and Eggs.[1][2] He recently created and produced an Amazon pilot called A Kid Called Mayonnaise. It is an oddball coming-of-age story about a kid and his mom who move to Los Angeles to run a struggling motel.[3] Will is currently the executive producer of Costume Quest, an animated children's series from Amazon coming in 2018. He is also the executive producer and writer of "Click, Clack Moo, Christmas at the Farm", an animated holiday special based on the popular "Click, Clack, Moo" children's book series. It premieres in December 2017.[4]

Viscardi is currently the senior vice president of Nickelodeon Animation Studio.[5]

Work[edit]

Television[edit]

Title Role Network Premiere Ended
The Adventures of Pete & Pete co-creators, executive producers, writers[6] Nickelodeon November 28, 1993 December 28, 1996
Inside-Out Boy creator, writer (Will McRobb) 1990 1992
Doug Story Editor (Will McRobb) Nickelodeon/ABC Nickelodeon series: August 11, 1991
ABC series: September 7, 1996
Nickelodeon series: January 2, 1994
ABC series: June 26, 1999
The Ren & Stimpy Show Story Editor, writer (Will McRobb) Nickelodeon August 11, 1991 December 16, 1995
KaBlam! co-creators, executive producers, writers[7] October 1, 1996 December 30, 2000
The War Next Door co-creators, executive producers, writers USA Network July 23, 2000 September 24, 2000
The Assistants co-creators, executive producers, writers,[8] executive producers The N July 10, 2009 September 11, 2009
Sanjay and Craig Executive producers, writers[9] Nickelodeon May 25, 2013 July 29, 2016

Television movies[edit]

Production code Episode number Season number TV movie Television series Role Network Premiere date DVD release date
110-111/ 999 11-12 1 "Battle of the Bands" The Naked Brothers Band writers[10] Nickelodeon October 6, 2007 September 4, 2007
N/A Albert N/A co-executive producers, writers December 9, 2016 N/A

Films[edit]

Title Role Distributors Premiere date
Snow Day screenwriters[8] Paramount Pictures and Nickelodeon Movies February 11, 2000
Alvin and the Chipmunks 20th Century Fox December 14, 2007
Angus, Thongs and Perfect Snogging Paramount Pictures and Nickelodeon Movies July 25, 2008
The Tale of Despereaux story[8] Universal Pictures December 19, 2008

Web series[edit]

Title Role Distributors Premiere Ended
Bravest Warriors developers, executive producers (season 1-3) Cartoon Hangover November 8, 2012 TBA

References[edit]

  1. ^ https://www.imdb.com/title/tt5120600/
  2. ^ https://www.dailydot.com/upstream/amazon-danger-eggs-review/
  3. ^ https://www.imdb.com/title/tt7286078/
  4. ^ https://www.imdb.com/title/tt6536550/?ref_=nv_sr_1
  5. ^ "CHRIS VISCARDI | Executive Staff | Nick Press". NickPress. Retrieved 2018-06-26.
  6. ^ Remington, Alex. "Alex Remington: Interview with Will McRobb, Co-Creator of "The Adventures of Pete and Pete," One of the Best Kid's Shows in TV History." Breaking News and Opinion on The Huffington Post. The Huffington Post, Feb 21, 2010. Web. Aug 26, 2010.
  7. ^ "Kablam!" (1996) – Full Cast and Crew." The Internet Movie Database (IMDb). Web. Aug 26, 2010.
  8. ^ a b c THE N GIVES TEENS A GLIMPSE INTO THE LIVES OF FOUR ASPIRING HOLLYWOOD WANNABES STRUGGLING TO MAKE IT, IN THE NEW ORIGINAL COMEDY SERIES THE ASSISTANTS, PREMIERING JULY 10 – PDF
  9. ^ "Sanjay and Craig"
  10. ^ "The Naked Brothers Band" (2007) – Full Cast and Crew." The Internet Movie Database (IMDb). Web. Aug 26, 2010.

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