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Making Elephants Fly | Conversations with High Octane Leaders, Dreamers, & Creatives

Jan 4, 2020

On this episode of Making Elephants Fly, Terry sits down with animation legend Butch Hartman LIVE from the Mini Thing LA 2019. Even if you have not heard the name but you've probably seen his work on Nickelodeon, Disney, Hanna-Barbera, Family Guy. Butch Hartman creator of The Fairly Oddparents and has been a powerhouse in the world of cartoons for over twenty years. He worked on iconic Cartoon Network shows like Dexter’s Laboratory and Johnny Bravo, as well as creating hit Nickelodeon series: Danny Phantom and T.U.F.F. Puppy. For kids of the 90's and early 00's it can be said that Butch Hartman created your childhood. While still attending CalArts, Hartman interned with animation legend Don Bluth. After CalArts he worked on the Disney Classic Pochantus In the early 1990s he was hired as an artist in the model department at Hanna-Barbera. During his time working at Hanna-Barbera, he became friends with future Family Guy creator Seth MacFarlane. The two would later go on to make the short Zoomates together for Oh Yeah! Cartoons. The character Dr. Elmer Hartman in Family Guy was named after Butch Hartman. He also voiced various characters in the show's first few seasons. Join us as LIVE from the Mini Thing LA as we learn what happens when you take action and ask the right questions.  Find out more at and use the code PODCAST to join Terry at the Thing at you never know who will show up on stage at the Thing.