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Darrell VanCitters Animation Director and owner of Renegade Animation.

Darrell VanCitters Animation Director and owner of Renegade Animation.

DARRELL VAN CITTERS is a nationally renowned animation director and leader of Renegade’s creative team.  Darrell trained at Cal Arts and got his start at Disney where he earned his first directing credit on the experimental short “Fun with Mr. Future” and developed the feature, “Who Framed Roger Rabbit?” He later joined Warner Bros. Classic Animation where he directed animated commercials and short films with the Looney Tunes characters, including the first theatrical Bugs Bunny short in 27 years, “Box Office Bunny”.  Along with his business partner, Ashley Postlewaite, he founded Renegade Animation in 1992.  Darrell oversees all of Renegade’s film, television and commercial projects and served as co-executive producer and animation director of “Christmas Is Here Again,” Renegade’s first animated feature.   Some of his other credits include “Captain Sturdy,” the award-winning Internet series “Elmo Aardvark: Outer Space Detective” and dozens of television commercials for internationally known brands.  Darrell also has a passion for animation and its history, and has just written and published a book on the making of the very first animated Christmas special, “Mr. Magoo’s Christmas Carol,” currently available at mrmagooschristmascarol.com.