Robert John Renzetti (born September 12, 1967) is an American animator and director. Renzetti created My Life as a Teenage Robot and the Oh Yeah! Cartoons series Mina and the Count for Nickelodeon, directing Dexter's Laboratory, The Powerpuff Girls and Samurai Jack for Cartoon Network and serving as the story editor for the first two seasons of My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic. He was also the supervising producer on the Disney Channel animated television series Gravity Falls and is currently an executive producer on Big City Greens.
Robert John Renzetti
September 12, 1967
|Residence||Los Angeles, California, U.S.|
|Alma mater||California Institute of the Arts|
|Occupation||Writer, director, storyboard artist, layout artist, animator|
|Known for||Dexter's Laboratory |
The Powerpuff Girls
My Life as a Teenage Robot
Mina and the Count
Big City Greens
Renzetti, raised in Addison, Illinois, was an art history major at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. After graduating from Illinois, Renzetti attended the animation program at Columbia College Chicago for one year, where he was a classmate of Genndy Tartakovsky. Renzetti and Tartakovsky were then each accepted into the California Institute of the Arts, where they were roommates.
Renzetti has been writer, director, and storyboard artist for several Cartoon Network shows, including 2 Stupid Dogs, Dexter's Laboratory, The Powerpuff Girls, Samurai Jack, and Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends. During the mid-1990s, he created Mina and the Count, a series of animated shorts that premiered on the What a Cartoon! show then later aired for a short time on the similar anthology series Oh Yeah! Cartoons. In 1999, he made the short "My Neighbor Was a Teenage Robot", which also debuted on Oh Yeah! Cartoons; in 2003, My Life as a Teenage Robot, based on the short, debuted on Nickelodeon. In April 2008, he started work on Cartoon Network's The Cartoonstitute project as supervising producer.
He was story editor on My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic for the series' first two seasons, but left in 2011, soon after the departure of the series showrunner, Lauren Faust, to work as the supervising producer on Disney's Gravity Falls.
|1991||Dudley's Classroom Adventure||animator|
|1993–1995||2 Stupid Dogs||writer
|1995||Dumb and Dumber (TV series)||storyboard artist|
|1995– 1997||Dexter's Laboratory||director
|1995||Mina and the Count||creator
|1998||Oh Yeah! Cartoons||producer||Episode: "The F-Tales"|
|The Powerpuff Girls||writer
|Episode 4.7: Nano of the North|
Episode 4.8: Stray Bullet
|2000–2001||Family Guy||director||Episode 2.18: "E. Peterbus Unum"|
Episode 3.6: "Death Lives"
|2001||Time Squad||storyboard artist||Episode 1.5a: "Dishonest Abe"|
Episode 1.12b: "Where the Buffalo Bill Roams"
|2001–2002||House of Mouse||storyboard artist
|2001–2002, 2017||Samurai Jack||sheet timer
|2002||Whatever Happened to Robot Jones?||supervising producer
|2003–2009||My Life as a Teenage Robot||creator
|2006–2009||Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends||post supervising director
|2009||Random! Cartoons||sheet timer||Episode: "6 Monsters"|
|2010||Adventure Time||sheet timer (uncredited)||Episode 1.3: "The Enchridion/The Jiggler"|
|2010–2011||Sym-Bionic Titan||sheet timer
|2010–2011||My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic||story editor|
|2012–2016||Gravity Falls||supervising producer
|Episode 2.1: "Scary-Oke"|
|2018-present||Big City Greens||executive producer|
|2015||Cartoons VS Cancer||Himself||Podcast|
|2016||Nickelodeon Animation Podcast|
- Levy, David (September 23, 2011). "Animondays Interview: Rob Renzetti - Part I". Animondays. Retrieved March 11, 2017.
- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jiOZt9sOFO8 Rob Renzetti interview from Boing! Podcast Part 1 of 7 Retrieved April 21, 2010
- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0B9vqu0zpwI Rob Renzetti interview from Boing! Podcast Part 2 of 7 Retrieved April 21, 2010
- Maher, John (May 22, 2018). "Outrage over Cartoon Network's Thundercats reboot resorted to a strange, old insult: 'CalArts style'". Polygon.
- Zahed, Ramin (June 14, 2018). "Making Disney Channel's 'Big City Greens'". Animation Magazine.