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Robert Marianetti is an Animation Producer and Director. A graduate of NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts, he spent two years studying and working with renowned animation historian and Academy Award winning animator John Canemaker. Immediately following graduation, Robert worked for Michael Sporn Animation, where he was involved in everything from assistant animation to production coordinating to co-directing. His credits include the Academy Award-nominated short, William Steig’s Dr. DeSoto and the Emmy-nominated half-hour film Abel’s Island, also by William Steig. He also freelanced for various companies supervising the animation on advertising campaigns for clients as diverse as McDonald's, Northern Tissue, Hershey’s and Old Navy.

David Wachtenheim is a Director and Animator who has been working in the business for over fifteen years. He began his career in his native Los Angeles on the animated motion picture Rover Dangerfield before moving to New York. He has worked as a storyboard artist on Cartoon Network’s Courage the Cowardly Dog and Code Name: Kids Next Door. His past animation work on television commercials has won numerous awards for clients including Converse, Pacific Bell, Mitsubishi, Hallmark, Levi’s, Nike, Hewlett Packard and Volkswagen and he has vividly brought to life the art of many well-known illustrators, such as Garry Trudeau, Peter DeSeve, David Levine, Gary Baseman, Barry Blitt and the legendary Al Hirschfeld.

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