Renegade Animation

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Renegade Animation
Industry Animation
Genre Animation
Founded 1992
Founder Darrell Van Citters
Ashley Postelwaite
Headquarters Glendale, California, United States
Key people
Darrell Van Citters
Ashley Postelwaite
Products Animation
Television program

Renegade Animation is an animation studio, located in Glendale, California, which currently specializes in Macromedia Flash/Toon Boom animation. It was founded by Disney and Warner Bros. animator and director Darrell Van Citters and his business partner Ashley Postelwaite in July 1992 in Burbank, California that produced Hi Hi Puffy AmiYumi and The Mr. Men Show for Cartoon Network.


Renegade Animation initially produced several commercials and animated short films, beginning with the second "Hare Jordan" spot for Nike, which featured Bugs Bunny as his own alter-ego and Michael Jordan as Air Jordan, as well as numerous spots for Cheetos, Kellogg's Honey Smacks, and Kellogg's Rice Krispies. In the mid-'90s, they moved into internet cartoons, and produced Will Ryan's "Elmo Aardvark: Outer Space Detective".

They have since branched out into television, and are perhaps most well known as the producers of cartoon series Hi Hi Puffy AmiYumi, The Mr. Men Show and The Tom and Jerry Show, a series featuring Tom and Jerry. They also co-produced the live-action/Traditionally-animated telefilm Re-Animated with Appleday Pictures. Renegade also produced the 2007 direct-to-video Christmas film Christmas Is Here Again based on a story by Robert Zappia, which has since aired in syndication and on Hulu. The company animated the intro of the original Ben 10 series for Cartoon Network.

Renegade also produced the animation for an animated short A Dairy Tale: The Three Little Pigs, which was released specially on the DVD for 2004 Disney film Home on the Range, and the animated sequence for Book of Dragons, which was released on DVD, plus numerous digital shorts for



Title Release date Production company(s)
Tomcats (main titles) March 30, 2001 Revolution Studios
Re-Animated December 8, 2006 Appleday Pictures
Christmas Is Here Again[1] October 7, 2008 Easy to Dream Productions
Cirque du Freak: The Vampire's Assistant (animation) October 23, 2009 Relativity Media
Chop Kick Panda[2] May 19, 2011 Gaiam
Puss in Boots: A Furry Tale[3] October 11, 2011 Gaiam
Tappy Toes[3] November 1, 2011 Gaiam
Tom and Jerry: Santa's Little Helpers October 7, 2014 Warner Bros. Animation


Title Year Notes Made For
Aliens in the Family 1996 main titles The Jim Henson Company
Baby Blues 2000 main titles Warner Bros. Television
The Looney Tunes Show 2001 main titles, bumpers and credits Cartoon Network
Hi Hi Puffy AmiYumi 2004–2006
Ben 10 2005–2008 main titles
Random! Cartoons 2006–2007 "Mind the Kitty", "The Infinite Goliath", "Bradwurst", "Sugarfoot", "Sparkles and Gloom" Nickelodeon
Slacker Cats 2007 animation ABC Family
The Mr. Men Show 2008–2009 Chorion
Mad 2010–2013 additional animation Warner Bros. Television
The Tom and Jerry Show 2014–present

Video games[edit]


  • Captain Sturdy: "Back in Action!" (Cartoon Network; 2001)
  • Captain Sturdy: "The Originals" (Adult Swim; 2003)
  • Hi Hi Puffy AmiYumi (Cartoon Network; unaired, 2003)
  • Hardboiled Eggheads (Amazon; 2014)

Selected Commercials[edit]


  1. ^ "Renegade Animation Completes "Christmas is Here Again"". Digital Publisher Magazine. Digital Media Online. 2006-09-28. Archived from the original on 2011-07-10. 
  2. ^ Edwards, C. (8 January 2014). "The Ultimate Guide to Animated Mockbusters". CartoonBrew. Cartoon Brew, LCC. Retrieved 25 June 2015. 
  3. ^ a b Beck, Jerry (26 March 2012). ""Happy Feet" knock-off: "Tappy Toes"". Cartoon Brew. Cartoon Brew, LCC. Retrieved 25 June 2015. 

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