Titmouse, Inc.
FoundedFebruary 2000; 24 years ago (2000-02)
FoundersChris Prynoski
Shannon Prynoski
Headquarters,
U.S.[1]
Key people
Number of employees
over 700[2]
SubsidiariesTitmouse New York
Titmouse Canada
Websitetitmouse.net

Titmouse, Inc. is an American animation studio based in Los Angeles, California founded in 2000 that develops and produces animated television programming, feature films, music videos, title sequences, commercials, and short films.

History

Founder and CEO Chris Prynoski began working at MTV in New York on shows such as Daria, Beavis and Butt-Head, and his own creation, Downtown, which was nominated for a primetime Emmy Award.[3] In the early 2000s, Prynoski opened a small T-shirt company with his wife, Shannon Prynoski. However, upon getting more requests for cartoons than for T-shirts, they decided to abandon screen-printing in favor of animation. The Prynoskis moved to California, and opened the revamped Titmouse, Inc., an animation studio. Antonio Canobbio, who had worked with Chris Prynoski at MTV and both Prynoskis at Cartoon Network in L.A., was hired as creative director.[4] Titmouse opened a games division in 2009.[5]

Due to projects like Cartoon Network's Metalocalypse, Superjail! and The Venture Bros.[6][7] the company expanded and opened a sister studio in New York City in 2010.[8] The California studio later added a wholly owned subsidiary, Robin Redbreast, which was then unionized in order to produce Motorcity for Disney XD.[9] Also it co-produced Randy Cunninhgam with Boulder Media.

The company has a YouTube channel, Rug Burn, launched in December 2012 with 6 Point Harness. Rug Burn was launched with a handful of shows.[10]

In April 2016, Titmouse released its first feature-length film, the R-rated Nerdland, which stars Paul Rudd and Patton Oswalt.[11]

In early 2020, Titmouse signed a multiyear production deal with Netflix.[12]

In October 2020, Titmouse Vancouver became the first animation studio in Canada to join a union. Following a vote that captured 87% of the workforce, 98% of Titmouse Vancouver's workforce voted to join the newly founded Animation Guild IATSE Local 938.[13] In response to this, some said that the issues raised by the workers of Titmouse were the same ones heard "from unrepresented animation workers everywhere" and that the unionization of the Titmouse workers acknowledges the contributions by animation workers to the industry.[14][15][a]

In January 2022, the employees of Titmouse New York formed a union with Animation Guild IATSE Local 839, the first to do so outside of Los Angeles County in more than 70 years. In the card check process, Titmouse NY employees showed more than 90% of support for the organizing effort. Following the union becoming public, Titmouse management chose to voluntarily recognize the union and agreed to negotiate with the Animation Guild in good faith.[16]

Filmography

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Television

Series Year Notes Network
2002 MTV Movie Awards 2002 Opening and graphics MTV
The Osbournes Main titles (produced for Ka-Chew!)
Megas XLR 2004–05 Main titles, additional animation (season 1 only) Cartoon Network
Avatar: The Last Airbender 2005–08 Main title sequence[17] Nickelodeon
The Simple Life 2006 Season 4 opening (produced for Ka-Chew!) Fox
Shorty McShorts' Shorts "Dudley and Nestor Do Nothing" (animation production) Disney Channel
American Dad! Preproduction for MMORPG scenes in "Dungeons and Wagons" Fox
The Amazing Screw-On Head Pilot Syfy
Metalocalypse 2006–13 [18] Adult Swim
Class of 3000 2007 Digital effects Cartoon Network
Afro Samurai Opening Crunchyroll
Let's Fish Pilot Adult Swim
Frank TV "Frankincense and Myrrh" (animation) TBS
G.I. Joe: Resolute 2009 [19] Adult Swim
DJ & the Fro MTV
Attack of the Show! "Slasher School" shorts[20] G4
Freaknik: The Musical 2010 Adult Swim
Black Panther BET
Mad 2010–11 Additional animation Cartoon Network
Superjail! 2011–14 Seasons 2–4[18] Adult Swim
The Venture Bros. 2011–18 Seasons 5–7, three specials[18]
Black Dynamite 2011–12 Season 1[21]
China, IL 2011–15 [18]
Major Lazer 2011 Pilot (unaired/unreleased)
Sesame Street: Growing Hope Against Hunger "Hunger" sequence
Community 2011–12 Animated sequences in “A Fistful of Paintballs”, “Foosball and Nocturnal Vigilantism” and “Digital Estate Planning[22][23] NBC
Motorcity 2012–13 [24] Disney XD
Randy Cunningham: 9th Grade Ninja 2012–15 [25] Disney XD
Liquid Television 2013 MTV
Turbo FAST 2013–16 [18] Netflix
Breadwinners 2014–16 Nickelodeon
TripTank "Jerk Chicken" shorts Comedy Central
King Star King 2014 Series only Adult Swim
Hot in Cleveland "The Animated Episode" TV Land
Kirby Buckets 2014–17 Animation Disney XD
Niko and the Sword of Light 2015–19 [4] Amazon Studios
Yoyotoki HappyEars 2015 Pilot
Moonbeam City [26] Comedy Central
TMNT Half-Shell Heroes: Blast to the Past Nickelodeon
Doble Fried Pilot[27] (unaired/unreleased; co-produced with PFFFR) Adult Swim
Rachel Dratch's Late Night Snack 2016 Animated sequences TruTV
Brad Neely's Harg Nallin' Sclopio Peepio Adult Swim
Lazor Wulf Pilot (unaired/unreleased)
Very Important House
Little Big Awesome 2016–18 Amazon Prime Video
Son of Zorn 2016–17 Animation Fox
Home: Adventures with Tip and Oh 2016–18 Animation Netflix
Future-Worm! Animation Disney XD
Comedy Crib 2016 Intro, transitions, promos IFC
Hanazuki: Full of Treasures[28] 2017–19 YouTube
Discovery Family
The New V.I.P's 2017 Pilot Amazon Video
Uncle Grandpa "More Director Shorts" Cartoon Network
Halt and Catch Fire 2017 Pilgrim gameplay AMC
Disjointed 2017–18 Animated sequences[29] Netflix
Goldie and Bear Season 2 Disney Junior
Big Mouth 2017–present Netflix
Project Runway All Stars 2018 "Thrown for a Loop by Betty Boop" (animation) Lifetime
Ballmastrz: 9009 2018–20 Adult Swim
Tigtone 2018–20
Trap Universe 2018 Pilot
Bobcat Goldthwait's Misfits & Monsters "Bubba the Bear" (animation) TruTV
The Epic Tales of Captain Underpants 2018–20 Animation Netflix
Neo Yokio: Pink Christmas 2018 Netflix
Deadly Class 2019 Animated sequences Syfy
T.O.T.S.[30] 2019–22 Disney Junior
Mao Mao: Heroes of Pure Heart[31] 2019–20 Cartoon Network
Archibald's Next Big Thing 2019–21 Animation Netflix
Bless the Harts 2019–21 20th Television Animation
Fox Entertainment
Cleopatra in Space 2020–21 Animation Hulu
Peacock
The Midnight Gospel[32][33] 2020 Netflix
Star Trek: Lower Decks 2020–present Paramount+
Animaniacs 2020–23 Animation Hulu
Kinderwood 2020–21 Noggin
Baby Shark's Big Show! 2020–present Animation Nickelodeon
WandaVision 2021 2D animated sequences ("Don't Touch That Dial" only) Disney+
Loki[34] 2D animated sequences
Mythic Quest Animated backstory sequence (Special Episode: "Everlight") Apple TV+
Devil May Care TZGZ
Looney Tunes Cartoons "Red, White and Bruised" Warner Bros. Animation
We the People Netflix
I Heart Arlo[35]
Q-Force Netflix
Chicago Party Aunt[36] 2021–22 Netflix
The Harper House 2021 Paramount+
Maya and the Three Signatory services Netflix
Inside Job "Buzzkill" (additional design)
Fairfax 2021–22 Amazon Video
Harriet the Spy 2021–present Apple TV+
The Legend of Vox Machina 2022–present Animation[37][38][39] Amazon Video
The Boys Presents: Diabolical 2022 Amazon Video
Human Resources 2022–23 Netflix
Trivia Quest 2022
Love, Death & Robots "Kill Team Kill"
Duck & Goose 2022–present Apple Studios
Beavis and Butt-Head Animation Paramount+
Pantheon[40] 2022–23 AMC+ (season 1)
Amazon Prime Video (season 2)
The Paloni Show! Halloween Special! 2022 Animation; "Palonis", "Banana Party", "Shitty Betelgeuse", "Slashtronaut"
My Dad the Bounty Hunter 2023 2D sequences Netflix
Kiff 2023–present Disney+
Super Turbo Story Time MotorTrend+
Agent Elvis Netflix
Digman! Comedy Central
Royal Crackers Adult Swim[41]
Frog and Toad Apple TV+
Pupstruction Disney Junior
Star Trek: Strange New Worlds 2023 "Those Old Scientists" (animated sequences) Paramount+
Scavengers Reign 2023–present Max
The Ghost and Molly McGee 2023 "Game On" (animation production) Disney+
The Second Best Hospital in the Galaxy 2024 Prime Video
Tales of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Paramount+
Jentry Chau vs. The Underworld Netflix
Among Us[42][43] TBA Animation
Forgotten Runes Wizard's Cult Magic Machine
Angry Birds Mystery Island[44] Amazon Prime Video
StuGo[45]

Feature films

Title Release date Co-production with Distributor Note
Freddy Got Fingered April 20, 2001 Regency Enterprises 20th Century Fox Animated sequence and artwork
Wonderland October 3, 2003 Flirt Pictures
Emmett/Furla Films
Lionsgate "Divee the Loot" sequence
Hood of Horror June 27, 2006 Social Capital Films
BloodWorks
Snoopadelic Films
Xenon Pictures Animation sequences (with Madhouse)
Baton April 28, 2009 Wild Boar Media Animation
Sunset Strip 2012 Animation
Girl Rising March 7, 2013 Vulcan Productions
The Documentary Group
"Egypt" sequence
Her December 18, 2013 Annapurna Pictures Warner Bros. Pictures Giant Man Sequence
Scooby-Doo! and Kiss: Rock and Roll Mystery July 10, 2015 Warner Bros. Animation Warner Home Video Title sequence
Team Hot Wheels: The Skill to Thrill! August 17, 2015 Mattel Playground Productions Netflix Animation services
Team Hot Wheels: Build the Epic Race! October 5, 2015
Nerdland December 6, 2016 AKW Worldwide
Pariah
Samuel Goldwyn Films Theatrical animated feature film
Father of the Year July 20, 2018 Happy Madison Productions Netflix Virtual reality sequences
Teen Titans Go! To the Movies July 27, 2018 Warner Bros. Animation Warner Bros. Pictures "My Superhero Movie" sequence
Next Gen September 7, 2018 Baozou Manhua
Alibaba Pictures
Tangent Animation
Netflix Additional pre-production services
Borat Subsequent Moviefilm October 23, 2020 Four by Two Films Amazon Studios Animation services
Finding ʻOhana January 29, 2021 Ian Bryce Productions Netflix 2D animation
Arlo the Alligator Boy April 16, 2021 Netflix Animation Production services
Wish Dragon June 11, 2021 Columbia Pictures
Sony Pictures Animation
Beijing Sparkle Roll Media Corporation
Tencent Pictures
Base Media
Flagship Entertainment Group
Boss Collaboration
Cultural Investment Holdings
Production services
Beavis and Butt-Head Do the Universe June 23, 2022 MTV Entertainment Studios
Judgemental Films
3 Arts Entertainment
Paramount+ Animation
Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse June 2, 2023 Sony Pictures Animation Sony Pictures Releasing Production Services[46]
Taz: Quest for Burger June 6, 2023 Warner Bros. Animation Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Animation
The Venture Bros.: Radiant Is the Blood of the Baboon Heart July 21, 2023 Williams Street
Astro Base GO!
Strays August 18, 2023 Lord Miller Productions
Picturestart
Rabbit Hole Productions
Universal Pictures Animated sequence
Metalocalypse: Army of the Doomstar[3] August 22, 2023 Williams Street Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Animation
Trolls Band Together November 17, 2023 DreamWorks Animation Universal Pictures 2D animation[47]
Untitled Ghostbusters animated film TBA Sony Pictures Animation Sony Pictures Releasing [48]

Music videos

Title Year Artist Notes
Let's Get Dirty (I Can't Get in da Club) 2001 Redman Animation
Breaking the Habit 2004 Linkin Park With Gonzo Digimation
Dirty Little Thing Velvet Revolver Animation (produced for ka-chew!)
Heartless 2009 The Fray
Black Rain Soundgarden
The Wind 2012 Zac Brown Band
Miss Atomic Bomb The Killers Animation
The Story of O.J. 2017 Jay-Z Character animation
Hallucinate 2020 Dua Lipa Character animation
Don't Cry MorMor
Yankee and the Brave Run the Jewels
Area21
  • La La La
  • Pogo
  • Mona Lisa
  • Lovin' Every Minute
  • Followers
  • Own The Night
  • Time Machine
2021 Area21

Short films

Title Year Production company Notes
Dee Dee and Dexter 2003 Cartoon Network Produced for Klasky Csupo
The Hidden Life of the Burrowing Owl 2008 [49]
Barko 2009
Pinched 2010 [50]
Scott Pilgrim vs. The Animation Adult Swim
Underworld: Endless War 2011 Lakeshore Entertainment
Diablo III: Wrath 2012 Blizzard Entertainment [51]
Healthy Teeth, Healthy Me Sesame Workshop Captain Super Ultra Mega Smile Man segments
R.I.P.D. 2013 Adult Swim
Very Important House 2015 Disney Television Animation
Team Hot Wheels: Search for the 5th Driver! Mattel Playground Productions
Space Face Nickelodeon
Menehunes
Don Vs. Raph
We Strike Hard and Fade Away Into the Night
Toonami Exquisite Corpse 2017 Adult Swim
Rick and Morty Exquisite Corpse
Bluehilda
Heroes of the Storm: Obey the Call Blizzard Entertainment [52]
Imaginary Friend Society: Long Hospital Stays Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation
Star Wars Galaxy of Adventures 2018–20 Lucasfilm
Lost Kitties 2018 Hasbro
Spider-Ham: Caught in a Ham 2019 Sony Pictures Animation
HBO Backstories HBO "Barry"
WTF is Christmas? 2021 20th Television Animation Opening animation
It Takes Three 2024 DreamWorks Animation 2D animation

Video games

Notes

  1. ^ A related union is The Animation Guild, IATSE Local 839, formerly named the Motion Picture Screen Cartoonists, located in Burbank, California

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