Rich Arons is a distinguished and accomplished artist, working in the Animation industry since 1978. He has written and illustrated a series of children’s books about Turbie the Turtle-Duck. He will soon be releasing an entertaining and insightful book for animators and storyboard artists, Flexing Your Animation Muscles.
Trained in classical drawing, he studied animation and earned his degree at the Disney Character Animation School at the California Institute of the Arts, under a team of great Disney artists of animation’s golden era.
Rich developed, directed and produced hundreds of television cartoons for Steven Spielberg including such hits as Tiny Toon Adventures, Animaniacs, Freakazoid! and Toonsylvania, winning 2 Emmy Awards, a George Foster Peabody Award and a Cartoons on the Bay award. He’s also written songs for several of the memorable musical cartoons that he has directed.
Rich has also worked on story for several major feature films, in both traditional and CG animation styles. He has co-directed the CG feature film The Life and Adventures of Santa Claus. He story directed on Warner Brothers’ Space Jam starring Michael Jordan and Bugs Bunny and has helped story develop Twentieth Century Fox’s Ice Age. He animated in CG at Lucasfilm’s Industrial Light and Magic on Steven Spielberg’s Casper The Motion Picture and at Warner Brothers on Marvin the Martian in 3D.
His Youtube Channel showcases his original cartoons such as his Binky and Little Treezer Series amongst others and can be accessed from his website www.richarons.com
He is a member of TAG, The Animation Guild, The National Cartoonists Society and The Santa Clarita Artist’s Association. His fine art paintings can be viewed on his website, the SCAA Gallery and various upcoming gallery shows and comic book conventions around the country. His paintings have been auctioned by the Ronald McDonald House Charity Event in Orlando, Wounded Warriors Project in Dallas and the Stan Lee/John Wayne Cancer Foundation Event in Los Angeles.
Director of “Steven Spielberg Presents Tiny Toon Adventures” 1992-1993
Producer of “Steven Spielberg Presents Freakazoid” 1996-1997
George Foster Peabody Award
Producer of “Steven Spielberg Presents Animaniacs” 1993
Cartoons on the Bay Award
“Steven Spielberg Presents Toonsylvania” (1999)