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Renegade Animation
IndustryComputer animation
FoundedJuly 1992
FounderDarrell Van Citters
Ashley Postelwaite
Key people
Darrell Van Citters
Ashley Postelwaite
Television program

Renegade Animation is an American animation studio located in Glendale, California which currently specializes in Macromedia Flash/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. Renegade previously produced Hi Hi Puffy AmiYumi for Cartoon Network and The Mr. Men Show for Chorion, and is currently working on The Tom and Jerry Show and Unikitty! 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.



Title Release date Production company(s)
Tomcats (main titles) March 30, 2001 Revolution Studios
Re-Animated (TV film) December 8, 2006 Appleday Pictures
Christmas Is Here Again[1] October 20, 2007 Easy to Dream Productions
Elefun & Friends: A Tangled Tale 2008 Hasbro
Chop Kick Panda[2] May 19, 2011 Gaiam
Puss in Boots: A Furry Tale[3] October 11, 2011
Tappy Toes[3] November 1, 2011
Tom and Jerry: Santa's Little Helpers October 7, 2014 Warner Bros. Animation
Invader Zim: Enter the Florpus (retake consulting) (TV film) August 16, 2019 Nickelodeon Animation Studio


Title Year Notes Made For
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
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[4] 2010 Hearst Entertainment, Inc.
Mad 2010–2013 additional animation Warner Bros. Television
The Tom and Jerry Show 2014–2021
Unikitty! 2017–2020

Video games

Short films



  1. ^ "Renegade Animation Completes "Christmas is Here Again"". Digital Publisher Magazine. Digital Media Online. 2006-09-28. Archived from the original on 2011-07-10.
  2. ^ Edwards, C. (8 January 2014). "The Ultimate Guide to Animated Mockbusters". CartoonBrew. Cartoon Brew, LCC. Retrieved 25 June 2015.
  3. ^ a b Beck, Jerry (26 March 2012). ""Happy Feet" knock-off: "Tappy Toes"". Cartoon Brew. Cartoon Brew, LCC. Retrieved 25 June 2015.
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  5. ^ "Renegade Animation - Commercials". Retrieved 13 December 2018.
  6. ^ "Tips on Becoming an Animation Producer". Animation World Network. Retrieved 13 December 2018.