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Robert Alvarez

Robert Alvarez is an American animator, director, storyboard artist and writer. He attended Notre Dame High School in Sherman Oaks, California from 1962 to 1966. He has a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in animation from the Chouinard Art Institute (now the California Institute of the Arts), which he completed in 1971. [1] Alvarez began his career as an assistant animator for the 1968 film Yellow Submarine. Since then, he has worked on many animated television series, including Super Friends, The Smurfs, G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero, A Pup Named Scooby-Doo, Dexter's Laboratory, The Powerpuff Girls, Samurai Jack and Regular Show. He also created and wrote two animated pilots, Pizza Boy in "No Tip" and Tumbleweed Tex in "School Daze", for Hanna-Barbera's cartoon shorts showcase What a Cartoon! in 1996.

Alvarez has received 5 Primetime Emmy Awards, 9 Primetime Emmy Award nominations, and 1 Daytime Emmy Award nomination. His first nomination came in 1994 in the category Outstanding Animated Program (for Programming One Hour or Less) for directing The Town Santa Forgot.[2] In 2000 and 2001, he received two more nominations for his work on The Powerpuff Girls, also receiving one in 2004 for the Powerpuff Girls special 'Twas the Fight Before Christmas.[3][4] Alvarez won two Primetime Emmys for his work on the Genndy Tartakovsky series Star Wars: Clone Wars and a third for Samurai Jack.[5][6][7] In 2006, he garnered one nomination for Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends and another for the My Life as a Teenage Robot special "Escape from Cluster Prime".[8][9] One more Foster's nomination followed in 2007 for the episode "Good Wilt Hunting" before he would win a Primetime Emmy for the show, which was for the special "Destination: Imagination" in 2009.[10][11] In 2010, he was nominated for the animated short Uncle Grandpa in the category Outstanding Short-format Animated Program. Alvarez received a Primetime Emmy award for Regular Show in 2012, which he also was nominated for in 2011.[12] His Daytime Emmy nomination was in 2007 for The Grim Adventures of Billy and Mandy in the category Outstanding Broadband Program — Children's.[13]

Director CreditsEdit

Year

Season

Episode Title

Original Air Date

1997

Season 1

"Field Trip to Folsom Prison" July 15, 1997
"The Girls Bathroom" July 15, 1997
"Supermodel Cow" July 22, 1997
"Part Time Job" July 22, 1997
"Confused" August 5, 1997
"Crash Dive!" August 19, 1997
"Happy Meat" August 19, 1997
"Orthodontic Police" September 2, 1997
"The Cow with Four Eyes" September 2, 1997
"Space Cow" September 30, 1997
"Headhunting in Oregon" October 7, 1997
"The King & Queen of Cheese" October 7, 1997
"I Am Weasel: I, Architect" October 7, 1997

1998

Season 2

"Buffalo Gals" February 24, 1998
"Cow and Chicken Reclining" February 24, 1998

Animation Director CreditsEdit

Year

Season

Episode Title

Original Air Date

1998

Season 2

"Fluffy the Anaconda" January 13, 1998
"Halloween with Dead Ghost, Coast to Coast" January 20, 1998
"I.R. Ice Fisher" March 10, 1998

Season 3

"The Babysitter" August 22, 1998
"Me an' My Dog" September 12, 1998
"Chickens Don't Fly" September 26, 1998

1999

Season 4

"A Couple of Skating Fools" May 3, 1999
"The Magnificent Motorbikini" May 5, 1999

ReferencesEdit

  1. Hulett, Steve (December 15, 2010). "A Morning With Robert Alvarez -- Part 1 ". . The Animation Guild. http://animationguildblog.blogspot.com/2010/12/morning-with-robert-alvarez-part-1.html. Retrieved on 2012-12-17. 
  2. "The Town Santa Forgot ". . Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. http://www.emmys.com/shows/town-santa-forgot. Retrieved on 2013-05-19. 
  3. "The Powerpuff Girls ". . Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. http://www.emmys.com/shows/powerpuff-girls. Retrieved on 2013-05-19. 
  4. "The Powerpuff Girls: Twas The Fight Before Christm ". . Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. http://www.emmys.com/shows/powerpuff-girls-twas-fight-christm. Retrieved on 2013-05-19. 
  5. "Star Wars: Clone Wars ". . Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. http://www.emmys.com/shows/star-wars-clone-wars. Retrieved on 2013-05-19. 
  6. "Star Wars Clone Wars Vol. 2 (Chapters 21-25) ". . Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. http://www.emmys.com/shows/star-wars-clone-wars-vol-2-chapters-21-25. Retrieved on 2013-05-19. 
  7. "Samurai Jack ". . Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. http://www.emmys.com/shows/samurai-jack. Retrieved on 2013-05-19. 
  8. "Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends ". . Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. http://www.emmys.com/shows/fosters-home-imaginary-friends. Retrieved on 2013-05-19. 
  9. "Escape From Cluster Prime ". . Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. http://www.emmys.com/shows/escape-cluster-prime. Retrieved on 2013-05-19. 
  10. "Good Wilt Hunting (Foster's Home For Imaginary Friends) ". . Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. http://www.emmys.com/shows/good-wilt-hunting-fosters-home-imaginary-friends. Retrieved on 2013-05-19. 
  11. "Destination Imagination (Foster's Home For Imaginary Friends) ". . Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. http://www.emmys.com/shows/destination-imagination-fosters-home-imaginary-friends. Retrieved on 2013-05-19. 
  12. "Regular Show ". . Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. http://www.emmys.com/shows/regular-show. Retrieved on 2013-05-19. 
  13. "Daytime Entertainment Emmy Awards — Childrens Nominations ". . National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. http://www.emmyonline.org/emmy/daytime_34th_childrens_noms.html. Retrieved on 2013-05-19. 

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