RUSSELL CALABRESE ®©
is the red Converse high-top wearing Animation Producer/Director/Animator/Designer who is a tireless champion of the animation industry. He is a former executive board member of The Animation Guild and Animation Peer Group Governor of theAcademy of Television Arts and Sciences. In the Stone Age, Russell got his start polishing animation cels and worked his way up the animation food chain at New York City studios like Perpetual Motion Pictures, Zander’s Animation Parlour and R/Greenberg Associates, doing commercials, television specials and features.In 1990 he made the move to L.A. where he worked for Disney, Warner Bros., Film Roman and many others.Russell’s experience includes Storyboards, Layouts, Animation, Voices, Design,Producing and Directing. He is a five time nominee and three time Emmy®Award winning Director for “Steven Spielberg Presents Pinky and the Brain”, "Where's Lazlo: Camp Lazlo" and "Fanboy & Chum Chum". He was also a sequence director on the Oscar® Nominated feature "Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius". He has recently workedas an Animation Timing Director at Walt Disney TV Animation on a forthcoming show called "Gravity Falls". He is currently working as an Assistant Director on Disney's Phineas & Ferb.
His interests include Music, Skiing, Scuba Diving, Photography, Art and of course Amateur Radio!
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