PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

AWARDS

Jan 2018-Present Warner Brothers Animation

Co-Executive Producer

-”Animaniacs”

 

July 2006-Dec 2018 Nickelodeon Studios

Supervising Producer in Development:

-untitled projects

Supervising Producer/Director:

-“Kung Fu Panda” TV Series *Emmy Award Winner

Director:

-“Kung Fu Panda” TV Pilot

Director:

-“Penguins of Madagascar” TV Series

Director:

-“El Tigre: The Story of Manny Rivera” TV Series *Emmy Award Winner

 

March 2008 Nickelodeon Studios

Director, Design, Storyboard:

-“Bayou Boat Race” Short for “Yo Gabba Gabba” TV Series

 

March 2008 Aniboom

Director, Design, Storyboard:

-“In Rainbows: Bodysnatchers” Promotional Music Video

 

October 2007 New Line Cinemas

Director, Storyboard, Design:

-“A Really Really Brief History of Donkey Kong” Short

 

April 2006-July 2007 Nickelodeon Studios

Assistant Director:

-“El Tigre: The Story of Manny Rivera” TV Series

 

August 2005-March 2008: Cartoon Network Studios

Creator, Director, Writer:

-“Enter Mode 5” Pilot

 

August 2005-March 2006: Walt Disney Animation

Creator, Director, Writer:

-“Catch One Up” Pilot

 

March 2006 Nickelodeon Studios (freelance)

Storyboard Artist:

-“El Chupacabra” Pilot

 

February-March 2006 Acme Filmworks (freelance)

Storyboard Artist, Animator:

-“Ritz Crackers: Spring Wings” Commercial

-“Ritz Crackers: Harvest Veggies” Commercial

 

February 2006 Duck Studios (freelance)

Storyboard Artist:

-“Roundy Supermarkets” Commercial

 

August 2005-March 2006: Warner Bros. Animation

Director, Storyboard Artist:

-“Fried With Pride” Pilot

 

June 2005-August 2005: Warner Bros. Animation

Storyboard:

-“Coconut Fred” TV Series

 

August 2004 – June 2005: Walt Disney Television Animation

Assistant Director:

-“The Buzz on Maggie” Series

Storyboard Supervisor:

-“The Buzz on Maggie” Series

Writer/Consultant:

-“Kitty’s Dish” TV Pilot

Writer/Consultant:

-“Frightful Ridge” Pilot

 

January 2004 – April 2004: Warner Bros. Animation

Storyboard/Writer:

-“Mucha Lucha” TV Series

 

January 2004: Walt Disney Television Animation

Storyboard:

-“Super Cooper” Pilot

Character Design:

-“Camp Cadabra” Pilot

-“Deep South” Pilot

-“The Beat” Pilot

 

February 2004: Nickelodeon Studios

Storyboard/Writer:

-“My Life As A Teenage Robot” TV Series

 

January 2002 – December 2003: Walt Disney Television Animation

Writer, Producer, Director, Creator:

-“Big Shorts Mouse” Pilot

Storyboard Supervisor, Character Design:

-“Pepe the Bull” Pilot

 

February 2002 – November 2002: Warner Bros. Animation

Storyboard/Writer:

-“Mucha Lucha” TV Series

 

May 2002 – April 2002: Spumco Inc.

Character Design:

-“Go! Go! Hypergrind!” Gamecube Videogame for Atlus Japan

Character Layout, BG Layout,Storyboard:

-“Ren and Stimpy” for TNN

 

March 2002 – May: 2002 Cartoon Network

Storyboard:

-“Dexter’s Laboratory” TV Series

 

January 2002 – March 2002: Warner Bros. Animation

Storyboard:

-“Mucha Lucha” TV Series

 

July 1999-December 2001 Spumco Inc.

Director, Producer:

-(also writer) The Flintstones: “Yesterday's Tomorrow Today” web cartoon

- The Jetsons: “The Best Son” web cartoon for Cartoon Network

- The Jetsons: “Father And Son Day” web cartoon for Cartoon Network

- (also writer) Tenacious D: “F**k Her Gently” Music Video for Epic Records *Annie Award Nominee

- (also writer) Big Pants Mouse: “L90” web commercial.

- 4 Baywatch interstitials for TNN.

- (also writer) “Louisiana” interstitial for TNN *Annie Award Nominee

- (also writer) “Philadelphia” interstitial for TNN *Annie Award Nominee

Assistant Director:

-“Weekend Pussy Hunt” Web cartoon series (13 episodes) for Icebox.com

 

Director:

- (also writer) Big Pants Mouse: ”Premiere Spectacular”

- 2 “Polly Pocket” Commercials for Mattel

- “Green Monkeys” pilot for Disney

- (also writer) “Pizza Packin’ Moron” web videogame for KROC

- “Mariko” videogame design for Sony Japan

-  “Quisp” web cartoon promotion for General Mills

Storyboard Artist:

-“The Ripping Friends” TV series for Fox Kids

Animation, Layout:

- “Wagwells” commercial for Purina

Flash Animation:

- “Wally Whimsy” web advertising promotion

 

September 1999 Neverhood (freelance)

Storyboard:

- “Boombots” commercial

 

July 1999 Wildbrain (freelance)

Character Design:

- “Poochini’s Yard” TV Series

 

June 1999 Cartoon Network (freelance)

Character Layout, BG Layout:

- 4 “Top Cat” bumpers

- 3 “Quick Draw McGraw” bumpers

- “Foe Paws” cartoon short

 

June 1999 Spumco (freelance)

Series Development:

- “Heartaches” TV series for Fox

 

March 1999-June 1999 Saban

Character Design:

- “The Pigs Next Door” TV series for Fox

 

February 1999 (freelance)

Clean-up:

- “The Ghost of Stephen Foster” Music Video for Mammoth Records

 

July 1998- December 1998 Spumco

Character Layout, BG Layout:

- “He-Hog” Pilot for MTV

- “Pee Boners” educational web cartoon

- “Flares” commercial for Old Navy

- “Big Pockets” commercial for Old Navy

- “Performance Fleece for Boys” commercial for Old Navy

- “Performance Fleece for Girls” commercial for Old Navy

Storyboard:

- (also writer) “He-Hog” Pilot for MTV

- “Performance Fleece for Boys” commercial for Old Navy

- “Performance Fleece for Girls” commercial for Old Navy

Animation:

- “Boo Runs Wild” cartoon short for Cartoon Network

- “Dudley Sidebottom” for Cadbury England

Web Design:

- Linda McCartney Memorial Website

Clean-up:

- “The Goddamn George Liquor Show” web series

- “Morning” commercial for Sunrise Kitchen

2014 Emmy Award

Outstanding Children’s Animated Program

-“Kung Fu Panda” TV Series

 

2013 Emmy Award

Outstanding Children’s Animated Program

-“Kung Fu Panda” TV Series

 

2009 Emmy Award

Outstanding Directing for an Animated Program

“El Tigre: The Story of Manny Rivera” TV Series

 

2009 Communicator Awards (x3)

Art Direction

Use of Animation

History/Biography

-“A Really Really Brief History of Donkey Kong” Short

 

2008 Telly Awards (x3)

Art Direction

Use of Animation

History/Biography

-“A Really Really Brief History of Donkey Kong” Short

 

2001 Annie Nomination (x3)

Short Subject

Tenacious D: “F**k Her Gently” Music Video

Interstitial/Promo

“Louisiana” interstitial

“Philadelphia” interstitial

EDUCATION

September 1994 - May 1996 Joe Kubert School of Cartoon and Graphic Arts Inc., Dover NJ

Major:

Traditional Animation and Graphic Arts.

SPECIAL SKILLS

Producing, Directing, Publishing, Series Development, Character Layout, BG Design, Character Design, BG Layout, Character Layout, Character Animation, Flash Animation, Traditional and Digital Clean-up /inking

 

Experience with programs: Storyboard Pro, Adobe Animate, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Premiere

© 2020 Gabe Swarr

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