Renegade Animation was founded in 1992 with the aim of producing outstanding animation, providing exceptional service and fostering a supportive and creative environment for its employees. The studio made its initial splash in commercial animation and one of its first projects, the Nike Superbowl spot “Aerospace Jordan” was one of the most successful commercials of all time. Since then, Renegade has extended its reach into episodic television, feature films, interactive games and DVDs as well as web and mobile content. A pioneer in animation for the internet, Renegade won an Annie Award in 2001 for its Web series “Elmo Aardvark: Outer Space Detective.” The following year, it made its first foray into television series production with “Captain Sturdy” for Cartoon Network. It also produced the acclaimed series “The Hi Hi Puffy Ami Yumi Show,” which ran on Cartoon Network for three seasons. The studio undertook its most ambitious project to date in 2006, teaming with Easy to Dream Entertainment, to produce “Christmas Is Here Again,” a full-length animated film featuring the voices of Ed Asner, Kathy Bates, Brad Garrett, Andy Griffith, Shirley Jones, Jay Leno and Daniel Roebuck. The studio recently finished producing the second season of “The Mr. Men Show” which debuted on Cartoon Network and around the world in February 2008. Currently, Renegade is selling its new animated series “Funny Face” based on the popular 1960s sugar-free soft drink characters.
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.
ASHLEY POSTLEWAITE is a graduate of Stanford University and began her career in the glamorous world of children’s theater. She got her start in animation with Warner Bros. Classic Animation and in 1992, joined Darrell Van Citters in founding Renegade Animation. Ashley has produced animation for feature films, television, commercials, DVDs and a variety of new media applications and serves as Executive Producer for all of Renegade’s output. She is also a past board member and president of the Young Entrepreneurs Organization, an international association of business leaders who have achieved success at a young age.
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