Michigan native Butch Hartman recently left Nickelodeon studios after a 20 year career, but not before spearheading four successful series including: The Fairly OddParents, Danny Phantom, T.U.F.F. Puppy and Bunsen is a Beast.
In 2011, Nickelodeon commemorated the 10th anniversary of The Fairly Oddparents with the live-action/CG animated TV movie A Fairly Odd Movie: Grow Up, Timmy Turner! The series came to life once again in the original TV movie, A Fairly Odd Christmas in 2012 and A Fairly OddSummer in 2014.
In 2004, Hartman created Danny Phantom, an animated comedy series featuring a teenage boy endowed with ghost-like superpowers, and in 2010, he created the Nickelodeon animated series, T.U.F.F. Puppy, which follows a gung-ho, dim-witted dog named Dudley Puppy who is thrust into the role of “hero” when recruited by the super secret crime fighting organization T.U.F.F. (Turbo Undercover Fighting Force).
In 2015 Nickelodeon announced the 20-episode greenlight for Hartman’s fourth series with the network, Bunsen is a Beast, following the adventures of Bunsen, the first beast ever to attend a human grade school, and his human best friend Mikey.
Hartman also launched his own online kid’s destination called “THE NOOG NETWORK”. An interactive app featuring cartoons, live-action shows and games for kids.
You can now see Butch regularly on two of his ever-growing You Tube Channels: “Butch Hartman” & “Speech Bubble”.
In 2005, Hartman and his wife, Julieann, founded Hartman House, a non-profit foundation whose mission is to help underprivileged children all around the world. More information regarding the non-profit foundation is available at www.hartmanhousefoundation.org.
Hartman lives in Bell Canyon, Calif. with his wife, two daughters, two dogs and one cat.