Talks, Virtual

Happily Ever After Hours |
Animator and Television Showrunner Butch Hartman

Fri, May 1 | 5:30 pm PT
FREE | Sign-up Required
Zoom Webinar

Join animator and former Nickelodeon television showrunner Butch Hartman for behind-the-scenes stories about his early projects after graduating from CalArts—An American Tail (1986) and Pocahontas (1995)—and his illustrious career at Nickelodeon creating the animated television series’ The Fairly OddParents (2001–17), Danny Phantom (2004–09), T.U.F.F. Puppy (2010–15), and Bunsen Is a Beast (2017–18).


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Q&A and Requirements

Questions can be submitted during the webinar through Zoom's Q&A function. Due to anticipated demand and limited Q&A time, not all submitted questions will be answered.

All participants must sign up by noon Pacific Time on the day prior to the event. Participants must have a Zoom account to attend the workshop. A link to the workshop and instructions for joining will be sent via email prior to the event.

About the Speaker

Butch Hartman is an animator, writer, director and producer known for creating several successful Nickelodeon animated teleivision shows including The Fairly OddParents (2001–17), Danny Phantom (2004–09), T.U.F.F. Puppy (2010–15), and Bunsen Is a Beast (2017–18). Hartman began his animation career as an in-betweener on Don Bluth’s An American Tale (1986). He later served as an artist in the Model Department at Hanna-Barbera Productions working on Cartoon Network’s Dexter’s Laboratory (1996–97), Johnny Bravo (1997–99), and Cow and Chicken (1997). Hartman’s next venture to Nickelodeon Animation Studio led to the creation several television shorts entitled The Fairy OddParents—within the anthology cartoon series Oh Yeah! Cartoons (1998–2001). Nickelodeon later adapted The Fairy OddParents as a full-length animated series beginning in 2001. Hartman would go onto create multiple made-for-television animated and live action films based on the series. Currently, Hartman serves as the showrunner for YouTube’s animated series, Hobbykids Adventures.

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