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Renegade Animation
Company typePrivate
IndustryFlash animation
Computer animation
FoundedJuly 1992; 31 years ago (1992-07)
FoundersDarrell Van Citters
Ashley Postelwaite
Television programs

Renegade Animation is an American animation studio located in Glendale, California, which currently specializes in Adobe Animate and 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. The studio previously produced Hi Hi Puffy AmiYumi and The Mr. Men Show for Cartoon Network, and The Tom and Jerry Show, Unikitty!, and Tom and Jerry in New York for Warner Bros. Animation.


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 and Kellogg's, among others. 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, although it since aired in syndication and on Hulu.



Year Title Production company(s) Notes Refs.
2001 Tomcats Revolution Studios Main title sequence
2006 Re-Animated Appleday Pictures TV film
2007 Christmas Is Here Again Easy to Dream Productions [1]
2008 Elefun & Friends: A Tangled Tale Hasbro Studios
2009 Cirque du Freak: The Vampire's Assistant Relativity Media animation
2011 Chop Kick Panda Gaiam [2]
Puss in Boots: A Furry Tale [3]
Tappy Toes [3]
2014 Tom and Jerry: Santa's Little Helpers Warner Bros. Animation
2019 Invader Zim: Enter the Florpus Nickelodeon Animation Studio retake consulting
2022 Hotel Transylvania: Transformania Columbia Pictures
Sony Pictures Animation
End title sequence (with Lightstar Studios)
Tom and Jerry: Cowboy Up! Warner Bros. Animation [4]
Tom and Jerry: Snowman's Land [5]
TBA Fixed Warner Bros. Pictures
New Line Cinema
Columbia Pictures
Sony Pictures Animation


Title Year(s) Notes Client
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
Pinky:st. 2006-2013 Disney Television Animation
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
Little Angels 2010 Hearst Entertainment, Inc.
Mad 2010–2013 additional animation provided by Warner Bros. Animation
The Tom and Jerry Show 2014–2021
Nature Cat 2014 unaired pilot episode[6] Spiffy Pictures
Tom and Jerry: A Fundraising Adventure Children in Need short film Warner Bros. Animation
Unikitty! 2017–2020 Warner Bros. Animation
Tom and Jerry in New York 2021
Ahlan Simsim 2022 "Watch, Play, Learn" shorts (with Lightstar Studios) Sesame Workshop
Bossy Bear 2023–present Imagine Kids+Family
Nickelodeon Animation Studio

Interactive projects

Short films



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  3. ^ a b Beck, Jerry (26 March 2015). ""Happy Feet" knock-off: "Tappy Toes"". Cartoon Brew. Cartoon Brew, LCC. Retrieved 25 June 2015.
  4. ^ "Exclusive: Warner Bros.'s Tom and Jerry Cowboy up Trailer". 29 October 2021.
  5. ^ "New 'Tom and Jerry' Movie to Land on Digital/DVD on Nov. 15". 30 August 2022.
  6. ^ "Renegade Animation". Vimeo. Retrieved October 15, 2022.
  7. ^ "Renegade Animation - Commercials". Retrieved 13 December 2018.
  8. ^ "Tips on Becoming an Animation Producer". Animation World Network. Retrieved 13 December 2018.