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Russell Calabrese


Russell Calabrese was born on October 12, 1955 in Jersey City, New Jersey, USA. He is known for his work on The Jungle Book 2 (2003), Animaniacs: Wakko's Wish (1999) and The Lion King 1 1/2 (2004). See full bio »
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 2012-2014 Phineas and Ferb (TV Series) (retake director - 7 episodes)
- Star Wars (2014) ... (retake director)
- This Is Your Backstory (2012) ... (retake director)
- When Worlds Collide/Road to Danville (2012) ... (retake director)
- Doofapus/Norm Unleashed (2012) ... (retake director)
 2010-2013 Adventure Time (TV Series) (sheet timer - 5 episodes)
- Jake the Dad (2013) ... (sheet timer)
- The Jiggler (2010) ... (sheet timer)
- The Enchiridion! (2010) ... (sheet timer)
- Prisoners of Love (2010) ... (sheet timer)
- Trouble in Lumpy Space (2010) ... (sheet timer)
 2012 Gravity Falls (TV Series) (timing director - 12 episodes)
- Gideon Rises (2012) ... (timing director)
- Dreamscaperers (2012) ... (timing director)
- Land Before Swine (2012) ... (timing director)
- Boyz Crazy (2012) ... (timing director)
- Carpet Diem (2012) ... (timing director)
 2012 The Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes (TV Series) (sheet timer - 18 episodes)
- The Deadliest Man Alive (2012) ... (sheet timer)
- Winter Soldier (2012) ... (sheet timer)
- Code Red (2012) ... (sheet timer)
- Yellowjacket (2012) ... (sheet timer)
- Ultron Unlimited (2012) ... (sheet timer)
 2011 Independent Lens (TV Series documentary) (animator - 1 episode)
- Two Spirits (2011) ... (animator: maps)
 2011 Dan Vs. (TV Series) (animation checker - 1 episode)
- Dan Vs. Dan (2011) ... (animation checker)
 2009 Dig Comics (Documentary short) (animator)
  Chowder (TV Series) (timing director - 2 episodes, 2007) (additional timing director - 1 episode, 2008)
- The Fire Breather/The Flying Flinger Lingons (2008) ... (additional timing director)
- The Thrice Cream Man/The Flibber-Flabber Diet (2007) ... (timing director)
 2008 Underfist: Halloween Bash (TV Movie) (timing director)
 2008 The Marvelous Misadventures of Flapjack (TV Series) (sheet timer - 2 episodes)
- Mechanical Genie Island/Revenge (2008) ... (sheet timer)
- Several Leagues Under the Sea/Eye Sea You (2008) ... (sheet timer)
  Camp Lazlo! (TV Series) (animation director - 27 episodes, 2005 - 2008) (sheet timer - 2 episodes, 2007 - 2008)
- Peace Frog/Lumpus's Last Stand (2008) ... (sheet timer)
- Wedding Bell Blues/O Brother, Who Art Thou (2008) ... (animation director - segment "Wedding Bell Blues")
- Bad Luck Be a Camper Tonight/Step Clam (2008) ... (animation director - segment "Bad Luck Be a Camper Tonight")
- Kamp Kringle (2007) ... (sheet timer)
- Edward's Big Bag/The List (2007) ... (animation director - segment "The List")
 2006-2007 Squirrel Boy (TV Series) (sheet timer - 7 episodes)
- Don't Pet on It/Bunny and the Beak (2007) ... (sheet timer)
- He Got Blame/I Only Have Eye for You (2007) ... (sheet timer)
- Frag the Dog/The Grim Cheaper (2007) ... (sheet timer)
- Winner Fake All/Rodney Darling (2007) ... (sheet timer)
- Birthday Boy/Freaky Fur Day (2006) ... (sheet timer)
 2007 The Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy (TV Series) (sheet timer - 1 episode)
- Wrath of the Spider Queen (2007) ... (sheet timer)
 2007 Camp Lazlo: Where's Lazlo? (TV Movie) (sheet timer)
 2006 Porky and Daffy in the William Tell Overture (Video short) (animator)
 2006 Hellboy Animated: Sword of Storms (TV Movie) (sheet timer)
 2005-2006 American Dragon: Jake Long (TV Series) (timing director - 5 episodes)
- Ring Around the Dragon (2006) ... (timing director)
- Keeping Shop (2005) ... (timing director)
- Eye of the Beholder (2005) ... (timing director)
- The Long Weekend (2005) ... (timing director)
- The Talented Mr. Long (2005) ... (timing director)
 2005 Lilo & Stitch: The Series (TV Series) (timing director - 3 episodes)
- Rufus: Experiment #607 (2005) ... (timing director)
- Phoon: Experiment #540 (2005) ... (timing director)
- PJ: Experiment #133 (2005) ... (timing director)
 2004 The Lion King 1 1/2 (Video) (animation director)
 2003 What's New, Scooby-Doo? (TV Series) (animation timing director - 1 episode)
- High-Tech House of Horrors (2003) ... (animation timing director)
 2003 The Jungle Book 2 (animation timing director) / (sheet timer)
 2002 Fillmore! (TV Series) (timing director - 1 episode)
- Red Robins Don't Fly (2002) ... (timing director)
 2002 Mission Hill (TV Series) (animation timing director - 4 episodes)
- Happy Birthday, Douchebag (2002) ... (animation timing director)
- Kevin Loves Weirdie (2002) ... (animation timing director)
- Andy Joins the PTA (2002) ... (animation timing director)
 2001 Recess: School's Out (additional timing director)
  Animaniacs (TV Series) (timing director - 2 episodes, 1996 - 1998) (background key designer - 1 episode, 1998) (sheet timing - 1 episode, 1997) (sheet timer - 1 episode, 1996)
- The Carpool/The Sunshine Squirrels (1998) ... (background key designer)
- Hooray for North Hollywood: Part 2 (1998) ... (timing director)
- Ten Short Films About Wakko Warner/No Time for Love/The Boo Network (1996) ... (sheet timer) / (timing director)
  Pinky and the Brain (TV Series) (sheet timing - 2 episodes, 1996) (timing director - 2 episodes, 1996)
- The Mummy/Robin Brain (1996) ... (sheet timing) / (timing director)
- Collect Em' All/Pinkasso (1996) ... (sheet timing) / (timing director)
 1994-1995 The Critic (TV Series) (animation timer - 8 episodes)
- Frankie and Ellie Get Lost (1995) ... (animation timer)
- All the Duke's Men (1995) ... (animation timer)
- Siskel & Ebert & Jay & Alice (1995) ... (animation timer)
- Sherman, Woman and Child (1995) ... (animation timer)
- A Day at the Races and a Night at the Opera (1994) ... (animation timer)
 1993 A Cool Like That Christmas (TV Movie) (animation timer)
 1993 The Princess and the Cobbler (animator: Calvert/Cobbler Productions)
 1992 Invasion of the Bunny Snatchers (Short) (animator)
 1992 Bugs Bunny's Creature Features (TV Movie) (animator)
 1992 Baby's Nursery Rhymes (Video short) (animator) / (layout artist)
 1991 (Blooper) Bunny! (Short) (animator)
 1991 Bugs Bunny's Lunar Tunes (TV Movie) (animator)
 1991 Garfield Gets a Life (TV Movie) (animator)
 1991 Bugs Bunny's Overtures to Disaster (TV Short) (animator)
 1990 Long Ago and Far Away (TV Series) (animator - 1 episode)
- Beauty and the Beast (1990) ... (animator)
 1989 She-Devil (animator - uncredited)
 1989 Best Counting Video Ever! (Video short) (animator)
 1981 Strawberry Shortcake in Big Apple City (TV Short) (assistant animator - as Sparky Calabrese)
 1981 The Berenstain Bears' Easter Surprise (TV Movie) (animator - as Sparky Calabrese)
 1980 The Berenstain Bears Meet Bigpaw (TV Movie) (assistant animator - as Sparky Calabrese)
 1979 The Berenstain Bears' Christmas Tree (TV Movie) (assistant animator)
 1977 Raggedy Ann & Andy: A Musical Adventure (opaquer - uncredited)
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Alternate Names:

Sparky Calabrese
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To be parodied on Animaniacs would be taken as a badge of honor. See more »

Star Sign:

Libra

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