Titmouse Story

Titmouse is a full‐service animation production company. That means we have everything it takes to make your cartoons from start to finish. We accommodate projects of any scale at our three studio locations in Los Angeles, New York City, and Vancouver. Titmouse employs over 400 of the most talented people in the industry (that are guaranteed 100% human). Human writers, producers, directors, storyboard artists, animators, compositors and editors are all right here, in house. Our state‐of‐the‐art sound studio is where many of our TV shows, films, commercial work, and branded and digital content are recorded. We even have very fancy edit bays where our very fancy editors put the finishing touches your very fancy cartoons (and it’s where we keep most of the very fancy snacks and kinda‐fancy beverages).

Titmouse founders Chris and Shannon Prynoski opened a T‐shirt company in the year 2000 and named it Titmouse after Chris’ favorite Northeastern‐American bird species, but soon restructured the business to focus more on high‐quality film and television animation production. The Prynoskis made this courageous business decision for no reason other than the fact that they could do it (and because nobody was buying their T‐shirts, but television and film studios kept giving them money to make cartoons).

Chris Prynoski

President + Owner

Chris

Prynoski

President + Owner

Chris Prynoski is the president and owner of Titmouse, an award-winning animation production company with offices in Los Angeles, New York and Vancouver. His animation career began in New York with his work on MTV shows such as Beavis and Butt-head, Daria and his Emmy nominated creation MTV Downtown. Chris and his wife Shannon then moved to LA to launch Titmouse - a home for passionate artists making high-quality cartoons. Prynoski has helped bring to life a string of hits include: Metalocalypse, China IL, Black Dynamite, Superjail!, The Venture Bros, Megas XLR, Randy Cunningham: 9th Grade Ninja, Turbo FAST and his original creation, Motorcity for Disney XD. He wears many hats, including Executive Producing, Show Running and Directing. He recently finished directing his first feature film, Nerdland.

Shannon Prynoski

VP + Co-Owner

Shannon

Prynoski

VP + Co-Owner

Shannon Prynoski, Titmouse, Inc. co-owner and vice president, was born in the Bronx. Her mother was an English teacher, and her father is a sculptor currently living in TriBeCa. Shannon’s arts and animation career began at the School of Visual Arts in NYC, where she studied film and met Chris Prynoski. Prior to establishing Titmouse Inc. with Chris, she was a color stylist freelancer, a celebrity photo editor for Outline Press and a production manager on several Captain Crunch commercials. Shannon served as Supervising Producer for projects including The Black Panther, Superjail!, ­The Venture Bros., Metalocalypse, China IL, Turbo FAST, Randy Cunningham: 9th Grade Ninja, Moonbeam City, and the studio’s first feature film, Nerdland, debuting at Tribeca Film Festival. She is an accomplished painter and proud of her ginormous collection of female action figures.

Antonio Canobbio

VP + Creative Director

Antonio

Canobbio

VP + Creative Director

As Creative Director for Titmouse, Inc., Antonio oversees the creative direction of all projects including Metalocalypse, Black Dynamite, Motorcity, Turbo: F.A.S.T., Moonbeam City, and the studios’ first feature film, Nerdland. He began his animation career working as a layout artist in his native city, Paris until Chris Prynoski who was working at MTV, noticed his unique portfolio drawings showing up on the fax machine (yes, really - via fax!). Chris lobbied to have Antonio join him at MTV New York and years later, they along with Shannon Prynoski made the move to Cartoon Network in Los Angeles. Fast forward to the happily ever after career landing spot at Titmouse, Inc., where he is currently directing the Amazon series, Niko and the Sword of Light.

Ben Kalina

VP + Supevising Producer

Ben

Kalina

VP + Supevising Producer

As Supervising Producer, Ben Kalina is responsible for overseeing production and development across its three studios. He helps promote and maintain the studios’ overall vision, facilitates all incoming jobs and manages processing techniques.

Prior to Titmouse, he worked in production at Warner Bros. Animation & VFX. During his time there he helped develop their digital pipeline and worked on transitioning the studio from traditional paper animation to a digital workflow.

While serving as supervising producer on Netflix's series Turbo FAST, the show was nominated in the Outstanding Children's Animation Program category.

Juno Lee

COO + Supervising Director

Juno

Lee

COO + Supervising Director

As one of Titmouse Inc.’s first directors, Juno Lee is manages the creative aspects of production including storyboards, animatic, animation and editing. He is involved from the inception of the project to final post.

Prior to Titmouse, he was an episode director at Cartoon Network on Megas XLR. He acted as an overseas supervisor to outsourced animation.

With an inherent passion for cartoons and shredding the guitar fiddle, Juno has been known to pick fights with innocent civilians on the street (vicariously) via Street Fighter. He’s great at ping pong, and exceptional at the guitar fiddle.

Venture Bros.

Motorcity

Moonbeam City

Son of Zorn

Mike Roush

VP + Animation Director

Mike

Roush

VP + Animation Director

As Director of Animation, Mike is responsible for overseeing animation across its three studios . His duties include consulting on the teams that are hired for each project, overseeing the animation pipeline, and determining a creative and technical approach to each show.

He joined Titmouse as a part time animator and has since graduated to directing the animation for many of Titmouse’s projects including Metalocalypse, Motorcity, Turbo FAST, and the recently announced Son of Zorn. He wrote and directed Titmouse’s award winning short film, The Hidden Life of the Burrowing Owl.

Prior to Titmouse, Mike taught intro to animation to hungry college kids at California State Fullerton.

The Hidden Life-of-the Burrowing Owl

Music Boxing

Bugs

Otto Tang

Art Director

Otto

Tang

Art Director

Otto Tang is a director and art director at Titmouse Inc. (LA, USA) Originally a background painter for Metalocalypse, he has grown in his artistic responsibilities at Titmouse and directed title sequences for the feature documentaries Sunset Strip and Jaco. He was the art director on Randy Cunningham 9th Grade Ninja on Disney XD. His short By the Stream was an official selection at Annecy International Animated Film Festival.

Randy Cunningham 9th Grade ninja

By The Stream

Parental Discretion

Adult Swim ID - Cats

Trauma

Iron Cat

Mike Carlo

Animation Director

Mike

Carlo

Animation Director

Mike Carlo is a New York based director, animator and designer.

He graduated from the School of Visual Arts with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in traditional animation. He currently works as animation director for Titmouse's NY office, but also has experience directing, designing, and writing on projects including advertisements, television programming, and feature films.

Recent credits include: writer -storyboard artist for the 2017 feature film Wish Police, director and designer for the opening credits of IFC's forthcoming television series Comedy Crib, as well as director of animation for Adult Swim promotional spots. He is currently directing a short for Cartoon Network's hit series Uncle Grandpa and creating promotional design and animation for Nickelodeon's 25th anniversary of Ren and Stimpy.
Mike can often be heard speaking at high volumes, wearing a black newsboy cap.

Winnie Chaffee

Head of New York Physical Production

Winnie

Chaffee

Head of New York Physical Production

Winnie Chaffee grew up in Taiwan, learning about traditional animation production and taking those skills with her to land her first job in the U.S. at LA’s DIC Entertainment. There, she produced series favorites such as Alf Tale, The Real Ghostbusters, Mario Brothers, and Hello Kitty.

After six successful years at DIC, Chaffee formed her own company, which specialized in development, co-productions, distribution, merchandising and licensing for companies in the U.S. and Asia.

Chaffee also served as line producer on Beavis and Butthead Do America.

She moved to NYC in 2000 to produce Courage The Cowardly Dog for Cartoon Network. Following that, she started Phase Four LLC to produce Discovery Kids’ first animated TV series Kenny The Shark.

In 2014, Chaffee joined Titmouse NY as a producer and now serves as head of physical production for the NY branch.

Kevin Gamble

Head of Vancouver Physical Production

Kevin

Gamble

Head of Vancouver Physical Production

Kevin began his animation career as a production coordinator, quickly climbing the ranks to become a producer where he assembled and led creative teams for more than a dozen series, feature and digital television projects.

Before landing at Titmouse, Kevin held the title of VP of Development for Walt Disney Television Animation and VP of Production and Creative Affairs for New York based Classic Media. While working on the Titmouse produced Motor City at Disney, he caught the eye of Chris and Ben, and was their first choice to run their new Vancouver studio.

Kevin currently oversees Titmouse Canada, which boasts a current roster of almost 200 artists and production staff. Titmouse Canada also out-consumes both Titmouse LA and NYC in beer by a factor of nearly fourteen to one.