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About Us

Titmouse is an independent award-winning animation production company.

We have everything it takes to make your cartoons from start to finish. Projects of any scale are produced at our three studio locations in Los Angeles, New York City, and Vancouver. Titmouse employs over 700 of the most talented people in the industry (that are guaranteed 100% 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 original TV shows, films, commercial work, branded and digital content are recorded. We even have very fancy edit bays where our very fancy editors put the finishing touches on your very fancy cartoons.

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 (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 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, 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


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


As COO 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 producer on Amazon’s series Niko and the Sword of Light, the show won a Emmy for Outstanding Children’s Animation Program.

Juno Lee

VP + 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.

Juno Lee’s projects:
Venture Bros., Son of Zorn, Motorcity, Moonbeam City

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.

Mike Roush’s projects:
The Hidden Life-of-the Burrowing Owl, Music Boxing, Bugs

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.

Otto Tang’s projects:
Big Mouth, Randy Cunningham 9th Grade Ninja, By The Stream, Parental Discretion, Adult Swim ID – Cats, Trauma, Iron Cat

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.

Jennifer Ray

Director of Series Production

Jennifer Ray was born and raised in Southern California, where her love of animation began in her youth watching Saturday morning cartoons and Disney movies. With the goal of transitioning this love of animation to a career, she graduated from California State University, Fullerton with a B.F.A. in Entertainment Art/Animation, and was quickly hired at Cartoon Network. Since joining Titmouse in 2010, she’s produced several popular series, including Turbo FAST, Son of Zorn, Venture Bros. and Tigtone. As Director of Series Production, Jennifer supervises all animation production while focusing on studio growth and management strategy.

Alexei Bochenek

Creative Director

As Creative Director, Alexei has a hand in guiding the creative development of all original projects at Titmouse, from idea through pitch and execution. He’s always on the lookout for authentic voices and unique stories that can only be brought to life through animation. An English Lit major at heart, Alexei is obsessed with the art of building a powerful narrative and the way that members of an audience will connect to characters and stories that resonate with them the strongest. Prior to Titmouse, Alexei was Creative Director at animation studio Psyop, where he directed animated shorts and cinematic trailers for blockbuster video games Apex Legends, Mass Effect, and Clash of Clans. Further back, he was a member of the Disney digital media empire. He has also channeled his personal love of Japanese anime story tropes into writing and directing the cult video games “I Love You, Colonel Sanders” and “Hooked On You.”

Ellen Su

Artistic Recruiter

Ellen is a doer of many things. Before joining Titmouse as their artistic recruiter, she spent the last 5 years as a director/designer for clients such as Nickelodeon, Katy Perry, Facebook, NBA, TED-Ed to name a few. She teaches at the School of Visual Arts, fostering the development of award-winning student films. She is also the co-lead of the Women in Animation NYC Chapter where she organizes informative presentations with practical advice in order to better prepare artists for the industry. Having been on both sides of the table, as an artist hustling for work and a director hiring for projects, Ellen brings unique insights to recruiting for the animation industry.

Allison Craig


Allison Craig is a supervising director at Titmouse. Honoring her one true creative passion, animation, she has advanced her skills from animator to supervising director at Titmouse. She was an animation director on Home with Tip and Oh (Netflix), storyboarded on Mao Mao: Heroes of Pure Heart (Cartoon Network) and directed on Hanazuki: Full of Treasures (Hasbro). Her short film, Barko won awards from the Los Angeles Animation Festival (LAAF) and Austin Film Festival.

Angelo Hatgistavrou

Supervising Director

Based in Los Angeles, Angelo Hatgistavrou, supervising director, hails from the golden shores of Long Island. His director credits include China, Il., the Emmy award-winning Little Big Awesome, and the upcoming animated adult series, Fairfax. An experienced animator and storyboard artist, his name can be found when the credits roll on the screen for the series Black Dynamite and Mao Mao: Heroes of Pure Heart. Angelo is a surfer, musician and creator of absurd animated shorts.

Anthony Lioi

Executive Producer

Co-executive producer on Big Mouth and Human Resources, Anthony Lioi first began his animation career at MTV in the mid ’90s working on Daria and the Head. Directing King of the Hill and supervising American Dad & the Cleveland Show kept him in the Primetime TV arena for more than 20 years. He also was supervising director on Dreamwork’s Turbo: Fast. While he can appreciate the entertainment of kids shows, Anthony is a guy who loves working on hilarious projects for “mature” adults.

Barry J. Kelly


Barry Jan Kelly is a nerd from Nebraska, who also happens to be an Emmy award-winning artist working in animation for the past 15 years. A director at Titmouse, his credits include Star Wars: Galaxy of Adventures, Son of Zorn, and The Venture Bros. He is currently directing Star Trek: Lower Decks.

Simón Wilches-Castro

Creative Director

Simón Wilches-Castro is an award-winning animation director from Colombia, currently based in Los Angeles where he works as a Creative Director at Titmouse. His films have screened in festivals around the world and have earned him various recognitions, including two  Adobe Design Achievement Award awards, two Annie Awards nominations, and two student Academy Award regional finalist nominations, as well as six consecutive official selections in the Annecy Festival, among others. He recently served as animation director for Dua Lipa’s latest animated video, Hallucinate and Charlie Kaufman’s I’m Thinking of EndingThings. He directed The Emperor’s Newest Clothes for HBO and did a One Direction Smut fiction for Euphoria. Simón received his MFA from the John C. Hench Division of Animation at USC and is also a Fulbright Scholar.

Brian Muelhaupt

Supervising Director

Brian Muelhaupt started at Titmouse’s NY studio in 2012, animating on Superjail! As a supervising director at Titmouse NY, he is responsible for overseeing projects throughout their creative life from storyboards through post-production. He has worked as an animation director, storyboard supervisor and animator on a wide variety of shows including Harriet The Spy, Star Wars: Galaxy Of Adventures and Hanazuki: Full Of Treasures, Turbo FAST, TMNT: Halfshell Heroes, and Home.

Matt Taylor


Matt Taylor, an animation director at Titmouse, brings a unique and playful vision to each project. While it’s unknown if he is carbon based, alien, cyborg or some other form, it is a fact that his tenure at Titmouse began in 2007 with Metalocalypse. He has animated on dozens of productions including Superjail!, China IL., Moonbeam City, the Emmy-award winning series, King Star King. He directed the award-winning Rick and Morty Exquisite Corpse, which involved 22 artists and masterfully weaving together their original shorts.The end result was one mind-blowing LSD-inspired short for Adult Swim. Cartoons and metal music are two of Matt’s favorite things.

Gabe Lee


Gabe Lee is an animation director based in Los Angeles. His artist, storyboarding and directing career at Titmouse spans more than a decade. From clean-up, color, and character layout work as well as his wide-ranging experience as storyboard revisionist and storyboard artist, his credits include: Guitar Hero, the Honda Odyssey Van Gods commercial, Moonbeam City, The Venture Bros., Big Mouth, Midnight Gospel, Star Trek: Lower Decks, Legend of Vox Machina, and Pantheon. He first cut his teeth as a director on a promo spot for Apex Legends; he has also directed developmental shorts for HBO MAX. A fledgling voice actor and impressionist, he voiced three characters for Netflix’s Wish Dragon.  He loves movies, dogs, playing the guitar, The Sopranos, and gives the best hugs.

Sung Jin Ahn

Supervising Director

From intern to supervising director, Sung Jin Ahn has a long history with Titmouse. Groomed and mentored by the founding team, Sung Jin has honed his expertise for all parts of the production process. His true passions lay with storytelling and collaborating with creatives. He has directed on shows such as Niko and the Sword of Light, Deathstroke: Knights and Dragons, and is currently supervising director on Legend of Vox Machina. His passion for animation is only matched for his love of his cats and chickens. Fresh eggs and fresh styles!

Andy Brinkman

Art Director

Andy Brinkman hails from St. Paul, MN and had a meandering path through the arts before landing in the animation field. At Titmouse LA, Andy is an art director and his credits include Niko and the Sword of Light, Hanazuki: Full of Treasures, Deadly Class, Ballmastrz 9009. His previous pursuits include illustration for print and video games, graphic design, teaching figure drawing, writing soundtracks for indie films, and some stage acting gigs including performing improv at Improv Olympic in Chicago. He brings his breadth of interdisciplinary experience to every project.

Arthur Loftis

Art Director

Arthur Loftis is an art director at Titmouse Los Angeles, currently working on the record-breaking Kickstarter success, The Legend of Vox Machina. As a Critical Role fan, aka “critter,” he works closely with the creative executives to forge an animated adaptation which honors the source material and introduces new viewers to the story. Leading a team of 2D and 3D artists who bring fresh ideas to the world of fantasy action-adventure cartoons, the group’s passion for Dungeons and Dragons brings them together on the weekend. Arthur’s previous credits include: Voltron: Legendary Defender, Motorcity and Son of Zorn.

Niko Guardia

Art Director

Niko Guardia is a Venezulan/Colombian American art director. Born and raised in Boynton Beach, Florida, Niko moved to New York City to pursue his dream of working in animation. After landing an internship at Titmouse and working on Metalocalypse, he gained experience as a background designer, painter and most recently, art director. A teacher at School of Visual Arts and thesis film advisor, Niko enjoys mentoring artists. He has also colored comics for Image, BOOM!, and Blackmask Studios.

Tyler Rice

Art Director

LA-based artist and animator, Tyler Rice is an art director at Titmouse. Her credits include Big Mouth, Little Big Awesome and Niko and the Sword of Light. While attending UCLA, she joined the studio as an intern and then never left. An experienced production coordinator, storyboard revisionist and compositor with a love of Hot Pockets and neon, Tyler puts her artistic sensibilities and good taste to use everyday.

Alex Pelletier

Animation Director

Alex Pelletier, an animation director at Titmouse Vancouver has experience as an animator, character designer and storyboard artist. His credits include: Star Trek: Lower Decks, Captain Underpants, Future-Worm!, Home: Adventures with Tip and Oh, Rick and Morty and more. Appreciating the freedom to create whatever his mind could dream up, he has directed a few shorts for the annual Titmouse 5 Second Day event as well as a Rick and Morty bumper for Adult Swim.

Andres Espinosa

Animation Director

Andres Espinosa, lead animator and an animation director, was born and raised in Yucatan, Mexico. After studying classical animation at the Vancouver Film School, he joined Titmouse Canada. His credits include Star Trek: Lower Decks and HOME: Adventures with Tip & Oh. On occasion, he has acted as an overseas animation supervisor and mentor for new recruits. He is currently working with fellow animation directors focused on new projects produced by the Vancouver studio. When no one is watching, he reverts back into his true form of a mannequin.

Ashley Jin Kim

Animation Director

An animation director at Titmouse Canada, Ashley Jin Kim makes cartoons with a pool of talented, hard-working folk. Her credits include: Arlo the Alligator Boy, Kinderwood, Captain Underpants, the opening sequence for Speed Brawl, and Home: Adventures of Tip and Oh. Avid bonsai and bird enthusiast, Ashley collects seeds everywhere she travels and carries her sunflower seeds for small birds.

Douglas De Azevedo

Animation Director

Douglas De Azevedo, an animation director at Titmouse in Vancouver originally got his start in the industry in Brazil, where he is from. His animation credits include: Niko and the Sword of Light, Speed Brawl, Star Wars: Galaxy of Adventures, and many others. Most recently, he supervised 2D FX animation on the Netflix feature, Arlo The Alligator Boy. Douglas has a cherished collection of Dragon Ball Z action figures, loves to practice popping dance and watching Jackie Chan’s old movies.

Leah Clementson

Animation Director

Leah Clementson, an animation director at Titmouse Vancouver, ensures that a show has a unified style and consistent quality. Her animation career began in Australia as a character and visual effects artist. Her unique blend of animation experiences and love of all things sci-fi and fantasy come through on Star Wars Galaxy of Adventures, Star Trek: Lower Decks, and the feature film, Arlo the Alligator Boy.

Leah Reddington

Animation Director

Based in Vancouver, Leah Reddington is an animation director at Titmouse. After graduating from art school in Ireland, her first animation job was with Titmouse on Randy Cunningham 9th Grade Ninja. Building on her experience as a storyboard artist, animator, and character designer, she served as animation director on Baby Shark. Her credits include: Little Big Awesome, Home, Archibald’s Next Big Thing, Star Trek Lower Decks and Q-Force. A movie fiend and horror genre fan, Leah enjoys hot coffee at any time of the day, and finds pleasure in the simple things like strolls to nowhere in particular.

McKenzie Kerman

Animation Director

Mac (McKenzie) Kerman, an animation director, is a 10 year veteran of both the LA and Vancouver Titmouse studios. A CalArts graduate, he is one of the rare humans that applied their college degree to the real world.  His credits include working on: Motorcity, Metalocalypse, Superjail, Black Dynamite, Turbo FAST, Little Big Awesome and more. Originally from Portland, Oregon, Mac returns to his hometown annually to support young artists and teach a yearly animation workshop to help inspire the next generation.  He owes much of his accomplishments to the love and support of his small wife and even smaller dog.

Sean Covernton

Animation Director

Sean Covernton is an animation director at Titmouse. Originally from Winnipeg, Manitoba, he moved to Vancouver, British Columbia to study animation at Capilano College and make cartoons. He has worked on many incredible shows such as Little Big Awesome and Animaniacs. When not making cartoons, Sean also produces unusual live theatre shows and slings D20s like nobody’s business.