Will McRobb and Chris Viscardi

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

They are best known as the co-creators of the award-winning and critically acclaimed Nickelodeon television series The Adventures of Pete & Pete. Critics[who?] have called this quirky and heartfelt ode to growing up "one of the best kids' shows ever".

Los Angeles Times TV critic Robert Lloyd said of 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 music and special guest stars. Over its 39 episodes, Pete & Pete featured Michael Stipe, Iggy Pop, Debbie Harry, Steve Buscemi, Patricia Hearst and many others. In recent years,[when?] 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.[citation needed]

Currently,[when?] McRobb is an executive producer of two animated series for children in production for Apple TV+. Harriet the Spy is an adaptation of the coming-of-age novel about a rebellious 11-year-old girl living in New York City in the 1960s, who wants to be a spy and a writer. El Deafo is an adaptation of the Newberry Award-winning graphic novel and memoir. It is a tragicomic chronicle of a young girl who has to learn to overcome her disability when she loses her hearing at age five.

Recent[when?] projects include executive-producing Costume Quest, an animated children's series from Amazon which was premiered in 2018. He was also the executive producer and writer of Click, Clack, Moo: Christmas at the Farm, an animated Christmas special based on the popular Click, Clack, Moo children's book series. It was premiered in December 2017.[1] From 2015 to 2017, he was one of the executive producers of Sanjay and Craig, an animated children's show for Nickelodeon.

McRobb was also a writer on the 2007 family movie, Alvin and the Chipmunks.

Work[edit]

Television[edit]

Title Role Network Premiere Ended
The Adventures of Pete & Pete Co-creators, executive producers, writers[2] 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[3] October 1, 1996 January 22, 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,[4] executive producers The N July 10, 2009 September 11, 2009
Sanjay and Craig Executive producers, writers[5] Nickelodeon May 25, 2013 July 29, 2016

Television movies[edit]

TV movie Television series Role Network Premiere date DVD release date
"Battle of the Bands" The Naked Brothers Band Writers[6] Nickelodeon October 6, 2007 September 4, 2007
Albert N/A Co-executive producers, writers December 9, 2016 November 14, 2017

Films[edit]

Title Role Distributors Premiere date
Snow Day Screenwriters[4] 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[4] Universal Pictures December 19, 2008
The Loud House Movie Producer
Screenwriter (Chris Viscardi)
Nickelodeon Movies
Netflix
August 20, 2021

Web series[edit]

Title Role Distributors Premiere Ended
Bravest Warriors Developers, executive producers (seasons 1–3) Cartoon Hangover November 8, 2012 December 24, 2018

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Costume Quest". IMDb. March 8, 2019.
  2. ^ Remington, Alex, "Interview with Will McRobb, Co-Creator of "The Adventures of Pete and Pete," One of the Best Kid's Shows in TV History.", The Huffington Post, February 21, 2010. Retrieved August 26, 2010.
  3. ^ "Kablam!" (1996) – Full Cast and Crew.", The Internet Movie Database. Retrieved August 26, 2010.
  4. ^ 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
  5. ^ "Sanjay and Craig", TV by the numbers
  6. ^ "The Naked Brothers Band" (2007) – Full Cast and Crew.", The Internet Movie Database. Retrieved August 26, 2010.

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