Renegades of Feature Animation

Renegade Animation, based in Glendale, California, is loading up on feature-length projects. They’ve got two in pipe, both of which are being produced in their proprietary paperless 2D method, which was developed for their ‘Hi Hi Puffy Amiyumi’ production for Cartoon Network.

First is ‘Re-animated,’ a feature-length mixture of live-action and animation. The project marks Cartoon Network’s much discussed foray into original live-action work. ‘Re-animated’ is “about a 12-year-old boy whose life is turned upside down after an accident at an amusement park.” The film features voice work by Paul Reubens (Pee-Wee Herman) and Tom Kenny, who voices Spongebob.

Second is ‘Christmas is Here Again,’ which was formerly named ‘Who Stole Santa’s Sack?’ According to an article at, the 9-month long project is currently in post production. Kathy Bates and Ed Asner provide voices, and Jay Leno delivers the voice over. In the same article, Ashley Postlewaite, Executive Producer at Renegade, offers the perfect quote:

“By applying our traditional training and employing the latest animation tools, we have streamlined animation process and made it more affordable… We believe it is the future of 2D animation.”

Many, including myself, think you’re dead-on, Ashley.


  1. Stephen Studios October 23, 2006

    when iwas at their studio in july i got to see them working on it! It looked really great from what ive seen.. plus aaron you forgot to mention, Renegade is animating all the flash shorts for Frederators Random! Cartoons. They are making alot of those shorts too!


  2. Anonymous October 24, 2006

    “proprietary paperless 2D method”

    Nice spin.

  3. Anonymous October 24, 2006

    Most every “Flash produced” projects are paperless. I don’t see anything proprietary about that.

  4. Dagan Moriarty October 24, 2006

    Renegade rocks! :)

    I’m looking forward to seeing both
    features… Nice to see my favorite
    West Coast cats getting the recognition they deserve!


  5. Anonymous October 25, 2006

    Every animator will be laid off soon. Other studios pay attention.

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