Titmouse, Inc. is an American animation studio that develops and produces animated television programming, feature films, music videos, title sequences, commercials, and short films. The studio opened in 2000, and has offices in Los Angeles, New York City, London, Melbourne and Vancouver. Some of their productions include Breadwinners and Baby Shark's Big Show! for Nickelodeon, Motorcity for Disney XD, Big Mouth and The Midnight Gospel for Netflix, Metalocalypse, The Venture Bros., Superjail!, Ballmastrz: 9009, Black Dynamite for Adult Swim and Megas XLR and Mao Mao: Heroes of Pure Heart for Cartoon Network, Hanazuki: Full of Treasures for Hasbro, Animaniacs for Warner Bros. Animation and Hulu, and Bless the Harts for Fox, and Turbo Fast for DreamWorks Animation Television.
|Founded||February 2000; 21 years ago|
Los Angeles, California,
Number of employees
|Subsidiaries||Titmouse New York|
Owner 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. 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. Titmouse opened a games division in 2009.
Due to projects like Cartoon Network's Metalocalypse, Superjail! and The Venture Bros. the company expanded and opened a sister studio in New York City in 2010. The California studio later added a wholly owned subsidiary, Robin Redbreast, which was then unionized in order to produce Motorcity for Disney XD.
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. 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.[a]
|Title||Release date||Co-production with||Note|
|Freddy Got Fingered||April 20, 2001||20th Century Fox
|Animated sequence and artwork|
|Wonderland||October 3, 2003||Lionsgate
|"Divee the Loot" sequence|
|Girl Rising||March 7, 2013||Vulcan Productions
The Documentary Group
|Her||December 18, 2013||Annapurna Pictures||Giant Man Sequence|
|Scooby-Doo! and Kiss: Rock and Roll Mystery||July 10, 2015||Warner Bros. Animation||title sequence|
|Team Hot Wheels: The Skill to Thrill!||August 17, 2015||Mattel Playground Productions|
|Team Hot Wheels: Build the Epic Race!||October 5, 2015|
|Nerdland||December 6, 2016||Samuel Goldwyn Films
|Theatrical animated feature film|
|Father of the Year||July 20, 2018||Happy Madison Productions||virtual reality sequences|
|Teen Titans Go! To the Movies||July 27, 2018||Warner Bros. Animation||animation services|
|Next Gen||September 7, 2018||Baozou Manhua||additional pre-production services|
|Borat Subsequent Moviefilm||October 23, 2020||Four By Two Films
|Arlo the Alligator Boy||April 16, 2021||Netflix Animation||production services|
|Foxy Trotter||TBA||Fairy Dust
|Let's Get Dirty (I Can't Get in da Club)||2001||Redman||music video; animation|
|Dirty Little Thing||2004||Velvet Revolver||music video; animation|
|The Hidden Life of the Burrowing Owl||2008|||
|Heartless||2009||The Fray||music video|
|Scott Pilgrim vs. The Animation||Adult Swim|
|Underworld: Endless War||2011||Lakeshore Entertainment|
|Diablo III: Wrath||2012||Blizzard Entertainment|||
|The Wind||Zac Brown Band||music video|
|Miss Atomic Bomb||The Killers||music video; animation|
|Very Important House||2015||Disney Television Animation|
|Team Hot Wheels: Search for the 5th Driver!||Mattel Playground Productions|
|Don Vs. Raph|
|We Strike Hard and Fade Away Into the Night|
|Toonami Exquisite Corpse||2017||Adult Swim|
|Rick and Morty Exquisite Corpse|
|The Story of O.J.||Jay-Z||music video; character animation|
|Heroes of the Storm: Obey the Call||Blizzard Entertainment|||
|Imaginary Friend Society: Long Hospital Stays||Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation|
|Star Wars Galaxy of Adventures||2018–present||Lucasfilm|
|Spider-Ham: Caught in a Ham||2019||Sony Pictures Animation|
|Hallucinate||2020||Dua Lipa||music video; character animation|
|Yankee and the Brave||Run the Jewels||music video|
|La La La||2021||Area21||music video|
- Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock (cinematics; 2007)
- Guitar Hero Aerosmith (intro and outro cinematics; 2008)
- Guitar Hero World Tour (cinematics; 2008)
- Guitar Hero: Metallica (cinematics; 2009)
- Guitar Hero Smash Hits (cinematics; 2009)
- Marvel Heroes (opening cinematic; 2013)
- The Legend of Korra (cinematics; 2014)
- Soundfall (trailer; 2018)
- Indivisible (opening cinematic (Co-animated with Trigger); 2018)
- Speed Brawl (animated launch trailer; 2018)
- Apex Legends ("Stories from the Outlands: A Father's Letter"; 2019)
- SpongeBob SquarePants: Battle for Bikini Bottom – Rehydrated (teaser; 2019)
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- "Arlo the Alligator Makes His Debut In An All-New Animated Movie Musical and Series On Netflix". Netflix Media Center (Press release). November 12, 2020.
- "'Chicago Party Aunt' Animated Series Ordered at Netflix, Lauren Ash and RuPaul Charles Among Voice Cast". Variety. July 27, 2021.
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