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Known For

The Smurfs
The Smurfs Animation Department
(1981-1986)
He-Man and the Masters of the Universe
(1983-1985)
She-Ra: Princess of Power
She-Ra: Princess of Power Animation Department
(1985-1987)
Heavy Metal
Heavy Metal Animation Department
(1981)

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 2009 My Little Pony: Twinkle Wish Adventure (Video) (animation timing)
 2007 The Boondocks (TV Series) (timing director - 5 episodes)
- Attack of the Killer Kung-Fu Wolf Bitch (2007) ... (timing director)
- Stinkmeaner Strikes Back (2007) ... (timing director)
- Thank You for Not Snitching (2007) ... (timing director)
- Tom, Sarah and Usher (2007) ... (timing director)
- ...Or Die Trying (2007) ... (timing director)
 2006 My Little Pony: A Very Pony Place (Video) (animation timer)
 2006 Biker Mice from Mars (TV Series) (animation timer - 1 episode)
- The Adventure Begins, Part 1 (2006) ... (animation timer)
  The Batman (TV Series) (animation timing director - 5 episodes, 2004) (timing director - 1 episode, 2006)
- The Icy Depths (2006) ... (timing director)
- The Big Chill (2004) ... (animation timing director)
- The Man Who Would Be Bat (2004) ... (animation timing director)
- Traction (2004) ... (animation timing director)
- Call of the Cobblepot (2004) ... (animation timing director)
 2005 Holly Hobbie and Friends: Surprise Party (Video short) (timing director)
 2005 Jasper: The Story of a Mule (Video short) (animation timer)
 2005 The Batman vs. Dracula (Video) (animation timing director)
 2004 Stripperella (TV Series) (timing - 1 episode)
- The Curse of the WereBeaver (2004) ... (timing)
 2004 My Little Pony: Dancing in the Clouds (Video) (animation timer)
 2003 Duck Dodgers (TV Series) (animation timing - 1 episode)
- Duck Codgers/Where's Baby Smartypants? (2003) ... (animation timing)
 2002 Madeline: My Fair Madeline (TV Movie) (exposure sheet timing)
 2002 Dennis the Menace in Cruise Control (TV Movie) (exposure sheet timing)
 2002 Inspector Gadget's Last Case: Claw's Revenge (TV Movie) (exposure sheet timing)
 2001-2002 Jackie Chan Adventures (TV Series) (timing director - 22 episodes)
- Viva Las Jackies (2002) ... (timing director)
- Re-Enter the J Team (2002) ... (timing director)
- The Amazing T-Girl (2002) ... (timing director)
- I'll Be a Monkey's Puppet (2002) ... (timing director)
 2001 Scooby-Doo and the Cyber Chase (Video) (animation timing director)
 1997-2001 Men in Black: The Series (TV Series) (timing director - 25 episodes)
- The Endgame Syndrome: Part 2 (2001) ... (timing director)
- The Endgame Syndrome: Part 1 (2001) ... (timing director)
- The Zero to Superhero Syndrome (2001) ... (timing director)
- The Breaking News Syndrome (2001) ... (timing director)
- The Virtual Crossfire Syndrome (2001) ... (timing director)
 1998-2001 Godzilla: The Series (TV Series) (timing director - 23 episodes)
- The Ballard of Gens Du Marais (2001) ... (timing director)
- Tourist Trap (2001) ... (timing director)
- Ring of Fire (2000) ... (timing director)
- Underground Movement (2000) ... (timing director)
- Vision (2000) ... (timing director)
 2000 Monster Mash (Video) (timing director - as Kunio Shimura)
 2000 Scooby-Doo and the Alien Invaders (Video) (animation timing director)
 1999-2000 Sabrina, the Animated Series (TV Series) (exposure sheet timing - 33 episodes)
- The Bat Pack (2000) ... (exposure sheet timing)
- Key to My Heart (2000) ... (exposure sheet timing)
- Working Witches (2000) ... (exposure sheet timing)
- Witchwrecked (1999) ... (exposure sheet timing)
- Board & Sorcery (1999) ... (exposure sheet timing)
 1999 Dilbert (TV Series) (animation timer - 5 episodes)
- Elbonian Trip (1999) ... (animation timer)
- The Takeover (1999) ... (animation timer)
- The Prototype (1999) ... (animation timer)
- The Competition (1999) ... (animation timer)
- The Name (1999) ... (animation timer)
 1998-1999 RoboCop: Alpha Commando (TV Series) (slugging/exposure sheet timing - 40 episodes)
- Talk About the Weather (1999) ... (slugging/exposure sheet timing)
- Das Re-Boot (1999) ... (slugging/exposure sheet timing)
- Out of the Dark (1999) ... (slugging/exposure sheet timing)
- Father's Day (1998) ... (slugging/exposure sheet timing)
- The Erg and I (1998) ... (slugging/exposure sheet timing)
  Animaniacs (TV Series) (sheet timer - 3 episodes, 1998) (timing director - 1 episode, 1998)
- Birds on a Wire/The Scoring Session/The Animaniacs Suite (1998) ... (sheet timer) / (timing director)
- Magic Time/The Brain's Apprentice (1998) ... (sheet timer)
- The Carpool/The Sunshine Squirrels (1998) ... (sheet timer)
 1998 Hey Arnold! (TV Series) (sheet timer - 1 episode)
- Curly Snaps/Pre-Teen Scream (1998) ... (sheet timer)
 1998 Scooby-Doo on Zombie Island (Video) (animation director)
 1997 Extreme Ghostbusters (TV Series) (timing director - 26 episodes)
- Witchy Woman (1997) ... (timing director)
- The Sphinx (1997) ... (timing director)
- Back in the Saddle: Part 1 (1997) ... (timing director)
- Rage (1997) ... (timing director)
- Dog Days (1997) ... (timing director)
  The Cartoon Cartoon Show (TV Series) (key animator - 3 episodes, 1995 - 1997) (additional layout artist - 1 episode, 1997) (animation director - 1 episode, 1996) (overseas animation director - 1 episode, 1995)
- Tales of Worm Paranoia (1997) ... (additional layout artist)
- Dino in the Great Egg Scape (1997) ... (key animator)
- Wind-Up Wolf (1996) ... (animation director) / (key animator)
- Hard Luck Duck (1995) ... (key animator)
- Meat Fuzzy Lumkins (1995) ... (overseas animation director)
 1997 The Weird Al Show (TV Series) (animation supervisor - 1 episode)
- Talent Show (1997) ... (animation supervisor)
 1997 Extreme Dinosaurs (TV Series) (exposure sheet timer - 1 episode)
- Out of Time (1997) ... (exposure sheet timer)
  The Real Adventures of Jonny Quest (TV Series) (overseas animation supervisor - 1 episode, 1997) (overseas supervisor - 1 episode, 1996) (animation director - 1 episode, 1996) (associate animation director - 1 episode, 1996)
- The Haunted Sonata (1997) ... (overseas animation supervisor)
- DNA Doomsday (1996) ... (overseas supervisor: MOOK CO. LTD)
- Manhattan Maneater (1996) ... (animation director)
- Escape to Questworld (1996) ... (associate animation director)
 1992-1995 Capitol Critters (TV Series) (additional animator - 7 episodes)
- The Lady Doth Protest to Munch (1995) ... (additional animator)
- The KiloWatts Riots (1995) ... (additional animator)
- The Bug House (1995) ... (additional animator)
- Into the Woods (1995) ... (additional animator)
- Gimme Shelter (1995) ... (additional animator)
 1995 Hot Rod Dogs & Cool Car Cats (TV Series) (animation director - 1995) / (animation timer - 1995)
 1993-1994 Swat Kats: The Radical Squadron (TV Series) (overseas animation director - 2 episodes)
- (Kats Eye News) A Special Report (1994) ... (overseas animation director)
- The Pastmaster Always Rings Twice (1993) ... (overseas animation director)
 1993 Once Upon a Forest (animator)
 1990-1993 Tom & Jerry Kids Show (TV Series) (animator - 2 episodes)
- Droopyman Returns/Tom Thumped/Droopnet (1993) ... (animator)
- The Vermin/Aerobic Droopy/Mouse Scouts (1990) ... (animator)
 1992 The Addams Family (TV Series) (animation director - 13 episodes)
- Addams Family PTA (1992) ... (animation director)
- Itt's Over (1992) ... (animation director)
- F.T.V. (1992) ... (animation director)
 1992 Monster in My Pocket: The Big Scream (TV Short) (animation supervisor)
 1992 Queen Esther (Video short) (animation supervisor)
 1991-1992 Yo Yogi! (TV Series) (animation supervisor - 19 episodes)
- There's No Business Like Snow Business (1992) ... (animation supervisor)
- Mall or Nothing (1991) ... (animation supervisor)
- Polly Wants a Safe Cracker (1991) ... (animation supervisor)
- Super Duper Snag (1991) ... (animation supervisor)
- Tricky Dickie's Dirty Trickies (1991) ... (animation supervisor)
 1991 Britannica's Tales Around the World (TV Mini-Series) (animator - 1 episode)
 1990 Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventures (TV Series) (animator - 13 episodes)
- A Grimm Story of an Overdue Book (1990) ... (animator)
- A Job, a Job, My Kingdom for a Job (1990) ... (animator)
- Never the Twain Shall Meet (1990) ... (animator)
- This Babe Ruth 'Babe' Is a Dude, Dude (1990) ... (animator)
 1990 Midnight Patrol: Adventures in the Dream Zone (TV Series) (animator - 13 episodes)
- Rosie's Fuss Attack (1990) ... (animator)
- Save the Cave (1990) ... (animator)
- Rosie's Extra Sweet Day (1990) ... (animator)
- Dozer Quest (1990) ... (animator)
- King Potsworth (1990) ... (animator)
 1990 The Adventures of Don Coyote and Sancho Panda (TV Series) (animator - 1990)
 1990 Timeless Tales from Hallmark (TV Series) (animator - 6 episodes)
- Thumbelina (1990) ... (animator)
- The Emperor's New Clothes (1990) ... (animator)
- The Elves and the Shoemaker (1990) ... (animator)
- Rumpelstiltzkin (1990) ... (animator)
- Rapunzel (1990) ... (animator)
 1988 BraveStarr: The Legend (animator)
 1987-1988 BraveStarr (TV Series) (animator - 65 episodes)
- Strength of the Bear (1988) ... (animator)
- Shake Hands with Long Arm John (1988) ... (animator)
- No Drums, No Trumpets (1988) ... (animator)
- The Blockade (1988) ... (animator)
- Nomad Is an Island (1988) ... (animator)
 1985-1987 She-Ra: Princess of Power (TV Series) (animator - 93 episodes)
- Swifty's Baby (1987) ... (animator)
- The Bibbet Story (1987) ... (animator)
- Shades of Orko (1987) ... (animator)
- Hordak's Power Play (1987) ... (animator)
- The Inspector (1987) ... (animator)
  Foofur (TV Series) (animation supervisor - 13 episodes, 1986) (layout artist - 13 episodes, 1986)
- Mad Dogs and Englishmen (1986) ... (animation supervisor) / (layout artist)
- New Tricks (1986) ... (animation supervisor) / (layout artist)
- Russian Through New York/Fritz Carlos Bombs Out (1986) ... (animation supervisor) / (layout artist)
- Legal Beagles/Bon Voyage Rocki (1986) ... (animation supervisor) / (layout artist)
- This Little Piggy's on TV/Fencer's Freaky Friday (1986) ... (animation supervisor) / (layout artist)
 1986 Ghostbusters (TV Series) (animator - 65 episodes)
- The Way You Are (1986) ... (animator)
- Maze Caves (1986) ... (animator)
- The Haunted Painting (1986) ... (animator)
- Pretend Friends (1986) ... (animator)
- Back to the Past (1986) ... (animator)
  The Smurfs (TV Series) (animator - 62 episodes, 1981 - 1982) (animation supervisor - 36 episodes, 1986) (layout supervisor - 36 episodes, 1986)
- Reckless Smurfs/Head Over Hogatha (1986) ... (animation supervisor) / (layout supervisor)
- Lure of the Orb/Smurfette's Flower (1986) ... (animation supervisor) / (layout supervisor)
- Jokey's Cloak/Papa's Last Spell (1986) ... (animation supervisor) / (layout supervisor)
- Snappy's Way/Fire-Fighting Smurfs (1986) ... (animation supervisor) / (layout supervisor)
- Handy's Window Vision/Papa Smurf, Papa Smurf (1986) ... (animation supervisor) / (layout supervisor)
 1985 He-Man and She-Ra: A Christmas Special (TV Movie) (animator)
 1983-1985 He-Man and the Masters of the Universe (TV Series) (animator - 130 episodes)
- The Cold Zone (1985) ... (animator)
- To Save the Creatures (1985) ... (animator)
- The Games (1985) ... (animator)
- The Ancient Mirror of Avathar (1985) ... (animator)
- Capture the Comet Keeper (1985) ... (animator)
 1985 The Secret of the Sword (animator - as Kunio Shimumura)
 1983 The Charlie Brown and Snoopy Show (TV Series) (animator - 1 episode)
- Linus' Security Blanket (1983) ... (animator)
 1982 Pac-Man (TV Series) (animator - 13 episodes)
- Nighty Nightmares/The Pac-Mummy (1982) ... (animator)
 1982 Christmas Comes to PacLand (TV Movie) (animator)
 1982 Shirt Tales (TV Series) (animator - 1982)
 1981-1982 ABC Weekend Specials (TV Series) (animator - 3 episodes)
- Miss Switch to the Rescue (1982) ... (animator)
- Bunnicula, the Vampire Rabbit (1982) ... (animator)
- The Puppy Saves the Circus (1981) ... (animator)
 1982 My Smurfy Valentine (TV Movie) (animator)
 1981 Trollkins (TV Series) (animator - 13 episodes)
- Supertroll/Flooky and the Troll Burglar (1981) ... (animator)
 1981 Space Stars (TV Series) (animator - 1981)
 1981 The Kwicky Koala Show (TV Series) (animator - 1 episode)
 1981 Heavy Metal (assistant animator - segment "Taarna")
 1981 Faeries (TV Short) (animator)
 1980 The Flintstone Comedy Show (TV Series) (animator - 1 episode)
 1972 Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids (TV Series) (animator - 1984)
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