Butch Hartman

Butch Hartman
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Hartman in 2020
Born
Elmer Earl Hartman IV

(1965-01-10) January 10, 1965 (age 56)
EducationAnchor Bay High School
Alma materCalifornia Institute of the Arts
OccupationAnimator, writer, producer, director, voice actor, YouTuber
Years active1986–present
Notable work
The Fairly OddParents
Danny Phantom
T.U.F.F. Puppy
Bunsen Is a Beast
Spouse(s)
Julieann Hartman
(m. 1992)
Children2

Elmer Earl "Butch" Hartman IV (born January 10, 1965) is an American animator, writer, producer, director, voice actor, and YouTuber. He is best known for creating Nickelodeon's The Fairly OddParents, Danny Phantom, T.U.F.F. Puppy, and Bunsen Is a Beast. Hartman also owns a production company, Billionfold Inc., which he uses primarily to produce his shows. Hartman was an executive producer on The Fairly OddParents for the entirety of its 16-year run.

On February 8, 2018, Hartman announced in a YouTube video that he had left Nickelodeon on February 2 after having worked at the studio since December 1997;[1] he confirmed that this resulted in the end of production on Bunsen Is a Beast after just one season.[2] Hartman's latest animated program, HobbyKids Adventures, premiered on YouTube in 2019.[3]

  1. ^ Hartman, Butch (February 9, 2018). "Why I Left Nickelodeon". Archived from the original on April 23, 2020. Retrieved February 10, 2018 – via SoundCloud.
  2. ^ Hartman, Butch (February 8, 2018). "Why I Left Nickelodeon". Archived from the original on February 9, 2018. Retrieved February 9, 2018 – via YouTube.
  3. ^ Spangler, Todd (May 13, 2019). "Pocket.watch Sets Projects With MarMar, Onyx Family and Other YouTube Creators". Variety. Archived from the original on May 13, 2019. Retrieved June 24, 2019.