A Conversation with SETH GREEN & Stoopid Buddy Stoodios
Come hang with Seth Green, Matthew Senreich, John Harvatine IV, Eric Towner and Tom Root as they discuss Robot Chicken, the Bitch Pudding Special airing July 27th, and the many exciting projects brewing around the campground of Stoopid Buddy Stoodios!
Seth Green -
Seth Green has starred in numerous films and television series including all three Austin Powers films, The Italian Job, Party Monster, Without a Paddle, Can't Hardly Wait, Old Dogs and dozens more, including starring roles in 2013's Sexy Evil Genius and The Story of Luke. Green also stars in the upcoming feature films, The Identical, in theatres September 5th, and Yellowbird. He's the co-creator/executive producer/writer/ director and primary voice talent of Adult Swim's Robot Chicken, 2010 Emmy winner for Outstanding Short-Format Animated Program. Green has voiced Chris Griffin on Family Guy since the series' inception and voices A-Bomb on Disney XD's Marvel's Hulk and the Agents of S.M.A.S.H. and Leonardo on Nickelodeon's Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Green is currently nominated for two Emmy Awards for both Outstanding Voice-Over and for Outstanding Short-Format Animated Program for Robot Chicken. The show is the network's highest-rated original program and Robot Chicken has also won numerous Annie Awards for writing, producing and Green won another for directing. In 2012, Green and his Stoopid Monkey Productions' partner Matthew Senreich teamed with Buddy System's Eric Towner and John Harvatine IV to jointly open Stoopid Buddy Stoodios, a full-service animation studio with many other shows in production.
Matthew Senreich - Co-Creator of Robot Chicken & Co-Owner of Stoopid Buddy Stoodios:
Senreich is the co-creator, writer and executive producer of the Emmy and Annie award winning Adult Swim hit series Robot Chicken. With his originality and creativity, he has proven himself as a leader in the stop-motion/animation industry. The popularity of Robot Chicken, which won the Emmy for Outstanding Short-Form Animated Program and numerous Annie's, has led to three Emmy nominated Robot Chicken Star Wars specials and a DC Comics Special, each a hit with fans and critics alike. In 2011, Senreich teamed up with Seth Green, John Harvatine IV and Eric Towner to form Stoopid Buddy Stoodios, an artist-friendly collective that houses some of the finest talent in all of animation. Senreich is currently working on season 7 of Robot Chicken as well as a follow up to the successful DC Comics Special and Ubermansion, a pilot with Bryan Cranston for the Adult Swim Network, under the Stoopid Buddy Stoodios banner. In the summer of 2012, Senreich executive produced Friendship All-Stars with Green, Harv and Towner, a web-series that premiered on L/Studio follows the mundane adventures of pretend celebrity neighbors living together in one giant apartment building. He started his career in journalism, overseeing editorial production on all of Wizard Entertainment publications. During this time, he met up with actor Seth Green who shared a similar passion for comics, thus leading to a newfound partnership in creating a series of stop-motion animated shorts entitled "Sweet J Presents" for Sony's Screenblast.com. Matt also partnered with top comic book writer Geoff Johns (Teen Titans, Flash, Green Lantern) to co-create and write two one-hour drama television pilots for Fox in 2003 and 2004. In 2009, Senreich wrote, produced and directed a second series for Adult Swim called Titan Maximum which became a huge hit for the network.
John Harvatine IV - Executive Producer of Robot Chicken and Co-Owner of Stoopid Buddy Stoodios:
Award-winning producer and director, Harv is a visual storyteller who combines
his love of photography with his passion for stop-motion. After starting his career
as an animator, Harv quickly learned the ropes from the stop-motion studios he
worked at and decided to form his own company. Starting in 2003 with Make Out
City Studios, Harv created content for the NFL, G4TV, and Interscope Records. Then
in 2008 he co-founded Buddy System Studios with Eric Towner, where they created
groundbreaking animations for heavyweights such as Disney, Nickelodeon, and
Cartoon Network. Harv then partnered with Seth Green, Eric Towner, and Matt
Senreich in 2011 to create Stoopid Buddy Stoodios, which now produces the longest
running Stop-Motion Animation show in television history: Robot Chicken.
Currently, Harv is co-creating shows for Disney, Cartoon Network, and Sony
Eric Towner - Executive Producer of Robot Chicken & Co-Owner of Buddy Stoodios:
Annie award-winning producer, animator, writer and director Eric Towner is a
pioneer in the world of animation, leading the charge in creating groundbreaking
original content for all forms of media. Towner began animating on adult swim's
Emmy award-winning series Robot Chicken, for which he won an Annie Award for
Best Character Animation. He now serves as an Executive Producer for the show and
its widely successful Annie award-winning DC Comics Special, along with Dinosaur
Office for College Humor, Übermansion starring Bryan Cranston, Friendship All-
Stars for L/Studio, and MAD's Spy vs. Spy stop-motion sketches for Warner Bros.
Animation. In 2008, Towner co-founded Buddy System Studios with John Harvatine
IV, before teaming up with Seth Green, Matt Senreich and Harvatine in 2012 to form
Stoopid Buddy Stoodios. As a director and co-creator, Towner is working on an
original feature project with Sony Pictures Animation along with shows for Disney
XD and with Cartoon Network.
Tom Root- Head Writer/Executive Producer of Robot Chicken:
Tom Root is an Emmy Award-winning writer, producer, director and voice
actor for Robot Chicken and its numerous Star Wars and DC Comics spinoff specials.
He also co-created the Adult Swim series Titan Maximum. He is also a writer on Lucasfilm's upcoming Star Wars Detours animated series. In 2013, he wrote The Simpsons' stop-motion, Robot Chicken-style opening title sequence. He was one of the original staffers of ToyFare Magazine and was a staff writer and copy editor for Wizard Entertainment's family of publications. During his tenure he co-wrote ToyFare's popular Twisted ToyFare Theatre feature. In 2010, he wrote Archie Comics' 200th anniversary issue of Jughead. Root holds a bachelor's degree in Journalism from Central Michigan University.
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