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Board of Governors

December 31, 2013

Russell Calabrese, Animation

Russell Calabrese is the red Converse hightop-wearing animation producer-director-animator-designer who is a tireless champion of the artists and technicians of the animation industry. In addition to his service as a Television Academy governor, he is currently an executive board member of  the Animation Guild. Calabrese's experience includes producing, directing, storyboards, layouts, animation, voice acting and design. He is a three-time Emmy Award-winning director: for Steven Spielberg Presents Pinky and the Brain, Camp Lazlo: Where’s Lazlo? and Fanboy & Chum Chum. He has worked at almost all of the major studios in New York and Los Angeles in a career spanning more than three decades. He is currently working at Disney TV Animation, where his projects have included Gravity Falls and, most recently, Phineas and Ferb.

Russell Calabrese is the red Converse hightop-wearing animation producer-director-animator-designer who is a tireless champion of the artists and technicians of the animation industry. In addition to his service as a Television Academy governor, he is currently an executive board member of  the Animation Guild. Calabrese's experience includes producing, directing, storyboards, layouts, animation, voice acting and design. He is a three-time Emmy Award-winning director: for Steven Spielberg Presents Pinky and the Brain, Camp Lazlo: Where’s Lazlo? and Fanboy & Chum Chum. He has worked at almost all of the major studios in New York and Los Angeles in a career spanning more than three decades. He is currently working at Disney TV Animation, where his projects have included Gravity Falls and, most recently, Phineas and Ferb.

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