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Elmer Earl "Butch" Hartman IV (born January 10, 1965) is an American animator, director, producer, voice actor, writer, composer, and YouTuber
YouTuber
best known for creating the Nickelodeon
Nickelodeon
cartoons The Fairly OddParents, Danny Phantom, T.U.F.F. Puppy
T.U.F.F. Puppy
and Bunsen Is a Beast. Hartman also owns a production company, Billionfold Inc., which he uses primarily to produce his shows. Hartman was an executive producer on The Fairly OddParents
The Fairly OddParents
from its series debut in 2001 until his departure from Nickelodeon
Nickelodeon
Animation Studio in 2018. Hartman's latest animated program, Bunsen Is a Beast, aired in 2017.[1] On February 8, 2018, Hartman announced in a YouTube
YouTube
video that he had left Nickelodeon
Nickelodeon
on February 2 after having worked at the studio since December 1997.[2] He confirmed in the video that this resulted in the end of production on Bunsen Is a Beast
Bunsen Is a Beast
after just one season.[3]

Contents

1 Early life 2 Career

2.1 Early career

2.1.1 The Fairly OddParents, Danny Phantom, T.U.F.F. Puppy, and Bunsen Is a Beast

2.2 Future projects 2.3 Other works

3 Personal life 4 Filmography

4.1 Film 4.2 Television 4.3 Internet 4.4 Others

5 References 6 External links

Early life[edit] Hartman was born in Highland Park, Michigan
Highland Park, Michigan
on January 10, 1965 to Elmer Earl Hartman III and Carol Davis, the eldest of four boys. He received the nickname Butch as a young boy and continued to use the name professionally as an adult. Hartman spent his childhood in Roseville, Michigan
Roseville, Michigan
and his teenage years in New Baltimore, Michigan.[4] He graduated from Anchor Bay High School
Anchor Bay High School
in New Baltimore in 1983.[4] He subsequently attended the California Institute of the Arts in Valencia, California.[5] Career[edit] Early career[edit] While still attending CalArts, Hartman received the chance to intern as an in-between animator on the Don Bluth film An American Tail. Shortly after graduating from CalArts, Hartman was hired as a character designer and storyboard artist for an unidentified My Little Pony animated series. It was the first time he had worked with storyboards, and because of this, he was soon fired from the job.[6] Afterwards, Hartman found work with Ruby-Spears, where he worked on It's Punky Brewster
It's Punky Brewster
and Dink, the Little Dinosaur. He was also a member of the video reference crew for the Disney
Disney
film Pocahontas. In the early 1990s he was hired as an artist in the model department at Hanna-Barbera, and was eventually contacted by studio president Fred Seibert
Fred Seibert
to make the shorts Pfish and Chip and Gramps for the What a Cartoon! Show. Eventually, he became a writer, director and storyboard artist for several of the early Cartoon Network
Cartoon Network
shows, including Dexter's Laboratory, Johnny Bravo, Cow and Chicken
Cow and Chicken
and I Am Weasel. After his contract with Hanna-Barbera
Hanna-Barbera
expired, he went to work with Seibert on the Oh Yeah! Cartoons
Oh Yeah! Cartoons
show for Nickelodeon. During his time working at Hanna-Barbera, he became friends with future Family Guy
Family Guy
creator Seth MacFarlane. The two would later go on to make the short Zoomates together for Oh Yeah! Cartoons. The character Dr. Elmer Hartman in Family Guy
Family Guy
was named after Hartman. He also voiced various characters in the show's first few seasons. The Fairly OddParents, Danny Phantom, T.U.F.F. Puppy, and Bunsen Is a Beast[edit] His biggest success came in December 1997, when he created The Fairly OddParents. The series originally started out as a series of shorts on the anthology show, Oh Yeah! Cartoons. Eventually, Nickelodeon
Nickelodeon
decided to pick the shorts up as a full series. Premiering in 2001, the adapted series ended up becoming a huge hit, second only in the ratings to SpongeBob SquarePants
SpongeBob SquarePants
(and it briefly even passed SpongeBob's ratings). Following the Jimmy Neutron crossover The Jimmy-Timmy Power Hour, the series ceased production in 2006, but it was announced on Hartman's forum on February 2, 2007 that 20 more episodes would be produced; the 6th season of Fairly OddParents aired on February 18, 2008, starting with the 1-hour special Fairly OddBaby. From May 1, 2009 to May 3, 2009, the 3-part special Wishology
Wishology
aired; although that too was originally intended as a series finale, the series was renewed for another season, and new episodes continue to be produced to this day. A tenth season was eventually ordered in 2015.[7] Fairly OddParents is Nickelodeon's second longest-running animated show behind SpongeBob. Due to the success of The Fairly OddParents, Hartman was asked to create another show for Nickelodeon; Hartman says the President of Nickelodeon
Nickelodeon
asked him if he had an idea, and before he could say the title he was given the greenlight. The show would later become Danny Phantom.[8] To produce the show, in 2004, Hartman founded Billionfold Inc., which he also used, and still uses today, to produce his other projects. Danny Phantom
Danny Phantom
received critical acclaim and is considered Hartman's best show, with Hartman himself acknowledging it as perhaps the best of his programs. Danny Phantom
Danny Phantom
ended production in early 2007. Around 2008–2009, Hartman began production his third show for Nickelodeon, T.U.F.F. Puppy, which premiered in 2010 alongside the Jimmy Neutron spin-off Planet Sheen.[9] The series received mixed to positive reviews and ran for 3 seasons before being cancelled. His fourth show, Bunsen Is a Beast, aired on Nickelodeon
Nickelodeon
and Nicktoons from January 16, 2017 to February 10, 2018. On February 8, 2018, Hartman announced on his Twitter and YouTube
YouTube
accounts that he had left Nickelodeon
Nickelodeon
as of February 2 after a 20-year run.[2][3] Future projects[edit] After Hartman announced that he was leaving Nickelodeon, he said in the same video that he was working new projects to be released in the future. He announced that he is working on a show called Elf Detective for his YouTube
YouTube
channel as well a secret project with Pocketwatch, Inc. In his "Why I Left Nickelodeon" questions video, Hartman announced that he was working on a show called Dynamice! for Cartoon Network as a pilot episode was produced by Cartoon Network
Cartoon Network
Studios back in 2011. Other works[edit] His other TV work includes voicing various characters on the animated series Family Guy
Family Guy
and playing the character Sean Masters on the short-lived series Generations in 1991. He also appeared on the NBC soap opera Days of Our Lives
Days of Our Lives
during the late 1980s. In 2012, it was announced that Hartman was set to serve as the director on the film adaptation of ALF for Sony Pictures Animation. In 2015, Hartman launched a "kid safe network (app) of live shows and cartoons" called the Noog Network.[10][11] In August 2016, Hartman showed on YouTube
YouTube
the short sequences of his Cartoon Network's pilot episode dating back to 2011, called Dynamice!.[12] He's also working on a comic book called "The 3 O'Clock Club", as revealed on a YouTube live stream on his channel.[13][14] A comic was released in 2017.[15] Personal life[edit] Hartman currently lives in Bell Canyon, California, with his wife, Julieann, and daughters, Carly and Sophia Hartman. Hartman is also an openly devout Christian.[16] Hartman's younger brothers are: Mike, Keith and Timothy.[17] The character Timmy Turner
Timmy Turner
from The Fairly OddParents, was named after his younger brother, Timothy. In 2005, Hartman, along with his wife, founded Hartman House, a non-profit organization that travels to developing nations and some of the most poverty stricken areas in the United States.[18] Hartman House has built two homes for families in Guatemala, fed nearly 7,200 families with Thanksgiving
Thanksgiving
meals in the U.S., and is in the midst of funding a school in Uganda. At Hartman House events, Hartman usually draws and autographs items related to his work for children. Filmography[edit] Film[edit]

Year Title Role Notes

1986 An American Tail

In between artist

1992 California Hot Wax Eddie

1994 Scooby-Doo! in Arabian Nights

Character designer

1995 Pocahontas

Video reference cast

1997 Annabelle's Wish

Storyboard artist Direct-to-video film

1998 Adventures in Odyssey: Baby Daze

Storyboard artist

Adventures in Odyssey: A Stranger Among Us

Storyboard artist

2004 Channel Chasers

Co-writer, director, and animator for "Channel 297" scene

2005 Doogal

Writer: United States screenplay (later rewritten without his knowledge, only about 3% of his script remained)[19]

2011 A Fairly Odd Movie: Grow Up, Timmy Turner! Waiter Writer: series and characters

2012 A Fairly Odd Christmas Christmas Caroler Story, screenplay, writer: series and characters

2014 A Fairly Odd Summer Crazy Guy Story, screenplay, writer: series and characters

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes

1985 Body Language Contestant Appeared on 4 episodes (broadcast March 27–29 and April 1, 1985), winning a total of $17,650

1985–86 It's Punky Brewster

Models

1987 Growing Pains Robert Jordan Episode 3.5: "Michaelgate"

1988 Just the Ten of Us Rod Grossman Episode 1.4: "Close Encounters"

Police Academy

Models

1988–89 Days of Our Lives Henry Jake

1989 Dink, the Little Dinosaur

Storyboard artist

1990 Piggsburg Pigs!

Key model designer

1991–93 Tom & Jerry Kids

Character designer

1993 Droopy, Master Detective

Designer

1995 What a Cartoon!

Creator: "Pfish & Chip", & "Gramps"; writer/director "Hillbilly Blue"

1996–97 Dexter's Laboratory

Writer/storyboard artist/background designer/layout artist

1997–99 Johnny Bravo

Storyboard artist/writer: story/director

1997 Cow & Chicken

Models/storyboard artist

1997 I Am Weasel

Models/storyboard artist

1998–2001 Oh Yeah! Cartoons

Creator: "The Fairly OddParents" and "Dan Danger"; director/producer: "Terry and Chris"; director/storyboard artist: "Zoomates"

1999–2002 Family Guy Jonathan Weed Additional voices

2001–17 The Fairly OddParents Dr. Rip Studwell Dr. Bender (Seasons 4–5) Francis (episode: "Manic Mom Day") Creator, story, writer, director, storyboard artist, voice actor, theme music composer, and executive producer

2003 Pet Star Judge Episode 1.11

2004–07 Danny Phantom Football Announcer 1 (episode: "What You Want") Creator, story, writer, storyboard artist, director, theme music composer, and executive producer

2010–15 T.U.F.F. Puppy Agent Weaselman Agent Rodentski Creator, story, music composer, voice actor, executive producer, writer, storyboard artist, and director

2011 Dynamice!

Creator, writer, storyboard artist, and executive producer

2013 Big Time Rush Himself Guest star on "Big Time Cartoon", guest animator on "Big Time Christmas"

2013 Jinxed

Additional artist

2017–18 Bunsen Is a Beast

Creator/writer/storyboard artist/executive producer/theme music composer

2018 Scratch

Creator/writer/storyboard artist/executive producer/theme music composer

Internet[edit]

Year Title Role Notes

2016–17 Nickelodeon
Nickelodeon
Animation Podcast Episode 10: Butch Hartman Episode 36: Bunsen Is a Beast
Bunsen Is a Beast
Cast & Creator

Podcast

2017 Sanders Sides Episode 9: Becoming a Cartoon Appears as himself and animates a cartoon sequence

Others[edit]

Crash Bandicoot Dave and Knight Buglies The Green Weenie & Pooch Patrol

References[edit]

^ Flores, Terry (2017-02-16). "How Animator Butch Hartman
Butch Hartman
Created His New Nickelodeon
Nickelodeon
Show 'Bunsen Is a Beast'". Variety. Retrieved 2017-07-02.  ^ a b Hartman, Butch (February 9, 2018). "Why I Left Nickelodeon". Retrieved February 10, 2018 – via SoundCloud.  ^ a b Hartman, Butch (February 8, 2018). "Why I Left Nickelodeon". Retrieved February 9, 2018 – via YouTube.  ^ a b Larese, Katelyn (July 10, 2014). "With Video: Cartoon creator Butch Hartman
Butch Hartman
leaves his mark". The Voice. Retrieved December 25, 2016.  ^ "'Fairly OddParents' is not just for kids". The Augusta Chronicle. February 12, 2004. Retrieved November 11, 2012.  ^ Fletcher, Alex (September 7, 2012). "TUFF Puppy' Butch Hartman interview: 'I want Charlie Sheen character". Digital Spy. Retrieved November 11, 2012.  ^ "'The Fairly OddParents' Is Getting A New Character -- And A Tenth Season [Exclusive]". Retrieved November 8, 2017.  ^ Ball, Ryan (April 8, 2004). " Butch Hartman
Butch Hartman
Talks Danny Phantom". Animation Magazine. Retrieved November 11, 2012.  ^ Lloyd, Robert (October 2, 2010). "Television reviews: 'T.U.F.F. Puppy' and 'Planet Sheen'". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved November 11, 2012.  ^ "Animator Butch Hartman
Butch Hartman
Launches the Noog Network Strange Kids Club". Retrieved 2016-03-30.  ^ " Butch Hartman
Butch Hartman
Launches Noog App". Animation Magazine. Retrieved 2016-03-30.  ^ "Unreleased Cartoon Network
Cartoon Network
Pilot: Dynamice! - YouTube". youtube.com. Retrieved September 13, 2016.  ^ "My First Comic Book!". Retrieved November 8, 2017.  ^ Johnston, Rich (2016-05-22). "3 O'Clock Club To Keep The Monsters At Bay In August". Bleeding Cool News And Rumors. Retrieved 2017-07-02.  ^ "3 O'Clock Club To Keep The Monsters At Bay In August - Bleeding Cool News And Rumors". Bleeding Cool News And Rumors. 2016-05-22. Retrieved 2018-01-19.  ^ Frost, AJ (September 29, 2015). "Noog Network creates safe online place for kids". Jewish News of Greater Phoenix. Retrieved February 9, 2018.  ^ Hartman, Butch (September 1, 2015). "Fun Facts About My Shows: Fairly Odd Parents, Danny Phantom, & TUFF Puppy!". Retrieved November 8, 2017 – via YouTube.  ^ White, Stefanie (November 24, 2006). " Nickelodeon
Nickelodeon
cartoon creator Butch Hartman
Butch Hartman
visits McKinney". McKinney Courier-Gazette Star. Retrieved November 11, 2012.  ^ "let's talk about DOOGAL". YouTube. November 10, 2017. Retrieved November 14, 2017. 

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Butch Hartman

Animated TV series

The Fairly OddParents
The Fairly OddParents
(2001–17) Danny Phantom
Danny Phantom
(2004–07) T.U.F.F. Puppy
T.U.F.F. Puppy
(2010–15) Bunsen Is a Beast
Bunsen Is a Beast
(2017–18)

Feature films

A Fairly Odd Movie: Grow Up, Timmy Turner! (2011) A Fairly Odd Christmas
A Fairly Odd Christmas
(2012) A Fairly Odd Summer (2014)

Other

Oh Yeah! Cartoons
Oh Yeah! Cartoons
(1998–2001) List of Oh Yeah! Cartoons
Oh Yeah! Cartoons
episodes Zoomates (1998)

v t e

The Fairly OddParents

Characters

Seasons

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

Shorts and films

The Fairly OddParents
The Fairly OddParents
shorts from Oh Yeah! Cartoons
Oh Yeah! Cartoons
(1998–2001) Abra-Catastrophe! (2003) Channel Chasers (2004) Wishology! (2009)

Live-action films

Grow Up, Timmy Turner! (2011) A Fairly Odd Christmas
A Fairly Odd Christmas
(2012) A Fairly Odd Summer (2014)

Specials

The Jimmy Timmy Power Hour (2004–2006) School's Out!: The Musical (2005) Fairly OddBaby
Fairly OddBaby
(2008)

Video games

Breakin' da Rules Shadow Showdown

In crossover games

Nicktoons Basketball Nicktoons: Freeze Frame Frenzy Nicktoons Movin' Nicktoons Unite! Nicktoons Winners Cup Racing Nicktoons: Battle for Volcano Island Nicktoons: Attack of the Toybots Nicktoons Nitro

Amusement rides

Fairly Odd Coaster Jimmy Neutron's Nicktoon Blast

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Video games

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Nicktoons Basketball Nicktoons: Freeze Frame Frenzy Nicktoons Movin' Nicktoons Unite! Nicktoons Winners Cup Racing Nicktoons: Battle for Volcano Island Nicktoons: Attack of the Toybots Nicktoons: Globs of Doom Nicktoons Nitro Nicktoons MLB

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Danny Phantom
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