Russell Calabrese

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.

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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Awards & Nominations

3 Nominations | 1 Emmy
Outstanding Animated Program - 2016
Outstanding Animated Program (for programming one hour or more) - 2007
Outstanding Animated Program (for programming one hour or more) - 2007
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