Rich Arons Resume & Links

Rich Arons

661.755.5533
richarons@me.com
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Short Bio

With 41 years experience in the animation industry, Rich developed, directed & produced many
Emmy Award winning cartoons for Steven Spielberg, including such hits as Tiny Toons
Adventures, Animaniacs and Freakazoid!, winning 2 Emmy Awards and a George Foster
Peabody.
One of his most iconic achievements is his direction, storyboarding and animation of the
Animaniacs main Title sequence.
Trained in classical drawing, Rich earned his degree at Cal Arts, studying under some of the
great Disney and Warner Brother’s artists of the golden era: Elmer Plummer, Bill Moore, Kendall
O’Connor Ben Washam and Tee Hee
Rich has created, written and designed his Killer Robot cartoons at www.twostupidrobots.com
With Rob Paulsen singing Rich’s songs he has appeared on various outlets including the Tim
Conway Jr Show.
He has written and illustrated 2 childrens books about his character Turbie the Turtle-Duck. The
first one was published in 2012. He also has published a sketchbook of his Instagram art.

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Rich teaches figure drawing and animation at Glendale Community College

Animation Samples

Director/Producer Samples

Tumblr Portfolio Samples

X Sheet Samples

Note: I’ve timed hundreds of hours of cartoon shows over the last 40 years. Here are just a few samples:
Scooby Doo
https://drive.google.com/file/d/10CzYc7C3ykD0HCAr5wzh66dddTu3dAKR/view?usp=sharing
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1U6i1QtYkjBHeA9O7ghsB0hpF10hAHdE5/view?usp=sharing

Avengers: Film Roman
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1d5e16lDmX5FVNaoYbt-10Olg3gfOqaVZ/view?usp=sharing

Dave the Barbarian: Disney
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1fDU1l9lKLA-139NeOhrPkF_pN0_Eg3iB/view?usp=sharing

Baldo: Univision
https://drive.google.com/file/d/16QrikIcCLjvhoqHPSPlCcjx9s2oU8jgL/view?usp=sharing

How to do X-sheets: drawblast.com
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1PZaxrKCU1X2cc1ErjuTQAWWYwzcupfdJ/view?usp=sharing

Bernie Wrightson’s Change for a Dollar: G7 Animantion
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1-2gy9bq_EFHj0R-R1fKejr3cht7TZrhb/view?usp=sharing

Steven Spielberg Presents Animaniacs Main Title: Warner Brothers
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1Prwe4OPYNNVJg3ALnCcCjbKhXXuzCrfS/view?usp=sharing

The Life and Adventures of Santa Claus: G7 Animation
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1iTsZLjoLDDAMGlnPLJtw6bAR6pus3t6B/view?usp=sharing

The Secret Saturdays: Cartoon Network

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1jCOhtyacHj_P6QlGE-NWH3YPd2vPfZp6/view?usp=sharing

The Secret Saturdays Storyboard Samples

https://drive.google.com/file/d/10dK8OXzDw5LIFt7bmJrLnQDG7QdkCZ0E/view?usp=sharing

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1JmVaRbeSbspy6d-DKdsfBpLPo1N9as4b/view?usp=sharing

CG Storyboard Links

Ice Age

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1pvxsFaYHHGlU2MynyUuUPtxxTNeAxpNy/view?usp=sharing

Santa Claus

https://www.dropbox.com/s/sw9w487z0i40dcz/CG_StoryBoard_RichArons.pdf?dl=0

https://www.dropbox.com/s/cibbhg1s92w3rvs/Santa_Toy_Shop.pdf?dl=0

New Looney Tunes Storyboard Links on PDF:

https://drive.google.com/open?id=0BxD1J8XzhoSVZndDOGdFZVA4WGc
https://drive.google.com/open?id=0BxD1J8XzhoSVZlVTWFB6LS1BRGs
https://drive.google.com/open?id=0BxD1J8XzhoSVbWF6U0ZWWkUtaW8
https://drive.google.com/open?id=0BxD1J8XzhoSVWWNPOW4zNXc3LWc
https://drive.google.com/open?id=0BxD1J8XzhoSVQkloNVN1a3lkXzg
https://drive.google.com/open?id=0BxD1J8XzhoSVNjExRUcyVnlDR2c
https://drive.google.com/open?id=0BxD1J8XzhoSVSjFFeGVDNjRpMWM
https://drive.google.com/open?id=0BxD1J8XzhoSVUFhMZjlGQ2ctZE0
https://drive.google.com/open?id=0BxD1J8XzhoSVX2FoSlMxTlZCTjQ
https://drive.google.com/open?id=0BxD1J8XzhoSVNnVGWUtOWlRmRTQ
https://drive.google.com/open?id=0BxD1J8XzhoSVVElkbXNqLWxPTUk

For Daily sketches: https://www.instagram.com/richarons/
For killer robots: http://twostupidrobots.com/

ANIMATION & STORYBOARD

Samples online at: https://richarons-portfolio.tumblr.com/

Prime Time Show To Be Announced —2020-2021
Timing Direction (Titmouse / Netflix)
Central Park —2019
Storyboard (Bento Box)
New Looney Tunes —2016-2020
Storyboard and Timing Direction (Warner Brothers Animation)
Scooby Doo Guess Who—2017-2020
Storyboard and Timing Direction (Warner Brothers Animation)
The Wacky Races —2015-2018
Storyboard and Timing Direction (Warner Brothers Animation)
Bunnicula —2015
Storyboard/Writing/Storyboard Revisions (Warner Brothers Animation)
Major Lazer — 2014-2015
Flash/Traditional Animation (ADHD/Fox)
Axe Cop — 2013-2014
Flash/Traditional Animation (ADHD/Fox)
Golan the Insatiable — 2013
Flash/Traditional Animation (ADHD/Fox)
ABC Mouse — 2013
Flash Animation (Renegade Animation)
La La Loopsie — 2012-2013
Flash Animation (AMG/ Moonscoop/Cosmic Toast)
Tom and Jerry — 2012
Story Board in Flash (Renegade Animation/Warner Brothers)
The Mask 2: Son of the Mask — 2003
Story Board/Gag Writing/Animation (New Line Cinema)
Casper’s Haunted Christmas— 2000
Storyboard/Gag Writing (Mainframe Entertainment)
Black Water Zoo — 2000
Visual Development and Story (The Jim Henson Company/20th Century Fox Feature Animation)
Ice Age — 2000
Visual Development and Story (20th Century Fox Feature Animation)
Holy Cow — 1999
Direction/Visual Development and Story (DreamWorks Feature Animation)
Outlaws — 1999
Direction/Visual Development and Story (DreamWorks Feature Animation)
Cartoon Mayhem — 1999
Character Design (Microsoft)
Weekenders — 1999
Designer (Walt Disney Television Animation)
Casper (Steven Spielberg Feature) — 1994-1995
Senior Computer Animator (Amblin Entertainment – Feature Division)

ANIMATION
PRODUCER/DIRECTOR

Life and Adventures of Santa Claus — 2007-2010
Director (Gang of Seven Animation)
Pepe LePew AT&T Commercial — 2008-2009
Director/Storyboard/Animation (Gang of Seven Animation)
Hornswiggle — 2008
Director — (Nickelodeon/Frederator)
Binky’s Xmas Tree Cartoons — 2010
Writer/Director (Rich Arons Productions)
Shark Shooter Commercial — 2006
Director/Animation (Gang of Seven Animation)
Biker Mice from Mars — 2005-2006
Director (Gang of Seven Animation)
Legend of the Dragon — 2004
Director (Gang of Seven Animation)
Dave the Barbarian — 2003
Timing Director (Disney Television)
Happy Animal Friends — 2002
Director/Story Development in Flash (Disney Channel)
Baldo — 2002
Director/Story (Univision/Tom T Animation)
The Elf King – Cannes Festival Promo — 2001
Writer/Director/Visual Development (Sirius Animation)
Clifford — 2000
Timing Director (Mike Young)
Noddy — 2000
Timing Director (SD Entertainment)
Toonsylvania — 1998-1999
Co-Executive Producer (DreamWorks Television Animation)
Really Big Robot — 1998-1999
Created and Developed series optioned by (DreamWorks Television Animation)
One Saturday Morning/Can of Worms — 1997
Producer/Writer/Designer/Show Development (Walt Disney Television Animation)
Steven Spielberg Presents Freakazoid — 1996 – 1997
Producer (Warner Brothers Television Animation)
Marvin the Martian in 3D — 1995
Directing Animator (Warner Brothers Television Animation)
Space Jam — 1995
Director/Story Development (Warner Brothers Feature Animation)
Steven Spielberg Presents Animaniacs — 1992 – 1994
Producer (Warner Brothers Television Animation)
Steven Spielberg Presents Tiny Toon Adventures — 1989 – 1993
Director/Producer (Warner Brothers Television Animation)
Balto (Steven Spielberg Feature) — 1994
Associate Producer (Amblin Entertainment – Feature Division)

AUTHOR

Turbie the Turtle-Duck Series (2011-Ongoing) Writer/Illustrator
Original Children’s Book Series published by Toledo Publishing
Flexing Your Animation Muscles (2012) Writer/Illustrator
How to draw, animate, storyboard & design for the screen published by Toledo Publishing

ILLUSTRATOR

The Big Bang Theory (2013) Comic Book Posters for the Comic book store set
Gallery Shows — 2012-Ongoing Valencia Town Center Gallery/Union Bank — Oil Paintings
Comic Strip — 2011-Ongoing Turbie the Turtle-Duck – Writer/Illustrator

AWARDS

Cartoons on the Bay Award (1999) “Steven Spielberg Presents Toonsylvania”
Emmy Award (1997) Producer of “Steven Spielberg Presents Freakazoid”
Emmy Award (1993) Director of “Steven Spielberg Presents Tony Toon Adventures”
George Foster Peabody Award (1993) Producer of “Steven Spielberg Presents Animaniacs”

EDUCATION

B.F.A. – Film Valencia, California California Institute of the Arts – Disney Animation Program