Chris Prynoski (born November 1, 1971) is an American animator,
director, and producer, known for his work on TV programs such as
Metalocalypse, Freaknik: The Musical,
Megas XLR and
films such as
Beavis and Butt-Head
Beavis and Butt-Head Do America.
1 Early life
4 External links
Prynoski was born in
Trenton, New Jersey
Trenton, New Jersey and grew up in Bordentown,
New Jersey. He attended local public schools in Bordentown and then
Notre Dame High School, and remembers doodling constantly in class.
After high school, he pursued art school and graduated from the School
of Visual Arts in 1994.
Prynoski began his career working in New York City, mostly on his own
or through MTV's in-house studio on shows like
Daria and Beavis and
Butthead. He also created his own show, Downtown, which was nominated
for a primetime Emmy Award in 2000  and his directorial work in the
hallucination sequence of
Beavis and Butt-Head Do America
Beavis and Butt-Head Do America was
nominated for "Best Animated Sequence in a Feature Film" by the
National Cartoonists Society.
In the same year, he moved to Hollywood, California, where he opened
his own studio Titmouse, Inc. with wife, Shannon Prynoski.
Prynoski's animation can be seen in opening title sequences for The
The Simple Life
The Simple Life and his directorial work can be seen in
a number of media, from commercials to feature films to television. He
has directed animation for the animated commercial "Foot Long Hot Dog
Inventor" for Budweiser, many music videos for artists including
Snoop Dogg and George Clinton, and among other
Dexter's Lab spoof with
They Might Be Giants
They Might Be Giants for Cartoon
Network. His directing credits also include The Amazing Screw-On Head
starring Paul Giamatti,
Megas XLR for Cartoon Network, Happy Monster
Band for Disney,
Metalocalypse for Cartoon Network,
Disney XD, and Downtown for MTV.
Prynoski has also directed Adult Swim's Freaknik: The Musical and
executive produced Black Panther for Marvel and G.I. Joe: Resolute for
Hasbro. He created and executive produced of the animated series
Motorcity, which premiered on
Disney XD in April 2012.
His animation studio, Titmouse, Inc., is best known for their work on
Guitar Hero game cinematics, the short film Scott Pilgrim vs. The
Animation, and television series work on such shows as Metalocalypse,
Avatar: The Last Airbender, Afro Samurai, DJ & the Fro, Community,
The Venture Bros., Freaknik: The Musical, and Superjail!.
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MTV cartoon: Cable
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^ "Primetime Emmy Awards nominations for 2000 - OUTSTANDING ANIMATED
PROGRAM (FOR PROGRAMMING ONE HOUR OR LESS)". Emmys.com. Retrieved
^ Animation World Network (2001-10-05). "
Chris Prynoski Joins
Class-Key Chew-Po Commercials AWN Animation World Network". AWN.
^ Burton, Michelle (2011-08-26). "Titmouse - Career Profile".
Animation Career Review. Retrieved 2013-01-17.
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