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As Pocket.watch builds a lineup of original programs and a roster of partners, it is turning to several high-profile creators, several of whom have roots in TV. Its latest deal is with Butch Hartman, an animator best known for creating the shows The Fairly OddParents and Danny Phantom, both of which aired on Nickelodeon.
Hartman will serve as a Senior Creative Consultant for Pocket.watch. In that role, he will advise the company on its content and partnerships. He is also set to create at least three original animated shows for the platform. “Butch Hartman is a creative force that has an uncanny ability to develop worlds that make kids stop, take notice and laugh out loud,” said Albie Hecht, Chief Content Officer at pocket.watch, in a press release. “I am thrilled to once again be working together on an entirely new slate of exciting properties, including our animated series for HobbyKidsTV. »
- Sam Gutelle
New kid-focused multiplatform media brand pocket.watch has brought on “The Fairly OddParents” and “Danny Phantom” creator and animator Butch Hartman as a senior creative consultant, the company announced Monday. Hartman will also create and produce three new animated series with pocket.watch Chief Content Officer and former Nickelodeon Entertainment president Albie Hecht. The veteran animator and creator will also provide input into pocket.watch’s digital channels, premium content and creator partnerships. Those new shows include one based on Hartman’s own creation, another adapted directly from an original idea from pocket.watch’s existing development slate, and the »
- Matt Pressberg
Creator Butch Hartman has aged and updated the characters from Nickelodeon's Danny Phantom. Check out the new looks in the videos below. An animated supernatural, superhero action-adventure, the Danny Phantom TV show ran for three seasons on Nickelodeon, between April of 2004 and August of 2007. The voice cast included David Kaufman, Grey DeLisle, Rickey D'Shon Collins, Colleen O'Shaughnessey, Rob Paulsen, Kath Soucie, and Martin Mull. Read More… »
Why are the Fairly OddParents hanging out with Danny Phantom? Today, Nickelodeon released a new animated short featuring characters from The Fairly OddParents, Danny Phantom, and Tuff Puppy.All three shows were created by Butch Hartman, whose new series Bunsen is a Beast premieres today, February 21st, at 5:30 p.m. Et/Pt. The animated series tells the "story of Bunsen and Mikey--two new friends who embark on endless fun and adventures in their town of Muckledunk."Read More… »
Butch Hartman has a long and storied history of creating great cartoon shows. Not only is he responsible for The Fairly OddParents, the second longest-running Nicktoon on Nickelodeon, but he’s also created several other popular shows including Danny Phantom and T.U.F.F. Puppy. And now here he is once again with a unique new Nickelodeon show, Bunsen is a Beast.
Bunsen is a Beast is a cartoon about Bunsen (voiced by Jeremy Rowley), the first beast to be integrated into the Muckledunk Middle School, and his new human friend Mikey Munroe (Ben Giroux). It also features self-appointed school safety monitor and beast-hater Amanda Killman (Kari Wahlgren) and a collection of other oddball characters such as Ms. Flap (Cheri Oteri) and Darcy, who circle the main pair during their adventures.
But what is a Beast, per se? Well, in Hartman’s creation, even within the Beast world there appears to be great variety, »
- Emily S. Whitten
There’s a new kid in school at Nickelodeon, and he’s a real beast.
“Bunsen” tells the tale of a strange creature learning to navigate the world of middle school for the first time with the help of his human friend Mikey. Bunsen just wants to show the human world that monsters and humans can co-exist peacefully without monsters wanting to eat everyone.
“The show’s about every kid’s experience in school about trying to fit in and be popular. Who better to try and fit in than someone who’s not even from this world,” says Hartman, who first drew the characters back in 2009, when he was considering the idea for a children’s book.
“I drew this cover picture of a boy »
- Terry Flores
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