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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 and Founder

Emmy award winning Chris Prynoski is the president, founder and owner of Titmouse, an 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’s Downtown. Chris and his wife Shannon 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 including Metalocalypse, China IL, Black Dynamite, Superjail!, The Venture Bros, Big Mouth, The Legend of Vox Machina, Star Trek: Lower Decks and many more! He wears many hats, including executive producing, show running and directing.

Shannon Prynoski

Co-Founder & VP

Born in the Bronx, Shannon Prynoski, Titmouse co-founder and vice president, grew up unsupervised as the daughter of a sculptor and an English teacher on the streets of NYC. Her 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 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 a supervising producer for projects including The Black Panther, Superjail!, The Venture Bros., Metalocalypse, China IL, Turbo FAST, Randy Cunningham: 9th Grade Ninja, Moonbeam City, Niko and the Sword of Light and Nerdland. In 2020, she helped form the Titmouse Foundation, which awards scholarships to underrepresented artists. She is an accomplished painter and proud of her ginormous collection of female action figures.

Antonio Canobbio


As Senior Vice President and Chief Creative Officer, Antonio oversees the creative direction of all projects including Star Trek: Lower Decks, The Legend of Vox Machina, Fairfax, Arlo The Alligator Boy and The Boys Presents: Diabolical. 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!). Shortly after Chris and Shannon Prynoski started Titmouse, he joined them in Los Angeles. Today, he continues to oversee the visual development and art direction of all productions that pass through the studio.

Ben Kalina


As COO, Ben Kalina oversees production and development across its three studios. He helps promote and maintain the studios’ overall vision, facilitates all current & developing productions, and manages production 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 an Emmy for Outstanding Children’s Animation Program. Other credits include: The Legend of Vox Machina, Big Mouth, Mike Judge’s Beavis and Butt-Head, Frog & Toad, Star Trek: Lower Decks and Digman!.

Juno Lee

VP + Supervising Director

As one of Titmouse’s first directors, Juno Lee manages the creative aspects of production including storyboards, animatic, animation and editing. He is involved from the inception of the project to the 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, ping pong and shredding the guitar fiddle, Lee has been known to pick fights with innocent civilians on the street (vicariously) via Street Fighter.

His credits include Pantheon, Star Trek: Lower Decks, The Venture Bros., Motorcity, Moonbeam City, and Son of Zorn

Mike Roush

VP + Animation Director

As VP and Director of Animation, Mike is responsible for overseeing animation across its three studios. His duties include overseeing the animation pipeline, consulting with the teams that are hired for each project, and determining a creative and technical approach for each show. He has been the animation director on some of Titmouse’s most revered projects including Arlo the Alligator Boy, Midnight Gospel, Metalocalypse and Motorcity. He wrote and directed Titmouse’s award-winning short film, The Hidden Life of the Burrowing Owl. Mike can also make fire by rubbing two sticks together so yeah, he is handy in a pitch.

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, head of production, Titmouse NY, grew up in Taiwan. There she learned about traditional animation production and took those skills with her to land her first job in the U.S. at LA’s DIC Entertainment. 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 Butt-Head Do America.

Credits include Pupstruction, Kiff, T.O.T.S, Harriet the Spy and Ballmastrz 9009. Previous credits also include Courage The Cowardly Dog for Cartoon Network, and Discovery Kids’ first animated TV series, Kenny The Shark.

Jennifer Ray

VP of Series Production - LA

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 Bachelor of Fine Arts degree 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 vice president of series production in Los Angeles, she oversees Beavis & Butt-Head, Star Trek: Lower Decks, Frog & Toad, Royal Crackers and other Los Angeles-based series.

Alexei Bochenek

Creative Director

As Creative Director, Alexei guides the creative development of all original projects at Titmouse, from idea through pitch and execution. Obsessed with the art of building a powerful narrative, he’s always on the lookout for authentic voices and unique stories that can only be brought to life through animation. Prior to Titmouse, Alexei was creative director at Psyop, where he directed animated shorts and cinematic trailers for the blockbuster video games, Apex Legends, Mass Effect, and Clash of Clans. He also worked at Disney. He 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 Su is the head of artistic recruiting at Titmouse. She champions diverse talent at all levels, from the internship program to promoting artists as they grow into leadership positions. Prior to recruiting, she interned at Pixar, directed 2D and 3D animated projects for clients like Nickelodeon, NBA and TED-Ed and taught at the School of Visual Arts. Passionate about nonprofit work, she previously volunteered for Women in Animation and now sits on the board of Titmouse Foundation, which awards scholarships to underrepresented artists.

Allison Craig

Supervising Director

Allison Craig started her adventures with Titmouse in 2006, growing her skills from animator to her current role of supervising director. She was an animation director on Home with Tip and Oh, storyboarded on Mao Mao: Heroes of Pure Heart, and directed on Disney’s Kiff. Her short film, Barko, won awards from the Los Angeles Animation Festival (LAAF) and the Austin Film Festival. She hails from Kentucky, and spends her extra time needle felting weird animals. Her 5 Second Day shorts are typically about a unicorn or small dogs and sometimes they have special talents like baking or shapeshifting.

Angelo Hatgistavrou

Supervising Director

Angelo Hatgistavrou, LA-based supervising director, hails from the golden shores of Long Island. His director credits include China, Il., the Emmy award-winning Little Big Awesome and Fairfax. An experienced animator and storyboard artist, his name can be found when the credits roll 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

Executive producer on Big Mouth and Human Resources, Anthony Lioi first began his animation career at MTV in the mid-90s working on Daria. 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 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, 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. Previous credits include animation director for Nissan’s Powerly Peaceful four-hour long Ariya ad, Dua Lipa’s Hallucinate and Charlie Kaufman’s I’m Thinking of Ending Things, and Wandavision, among others. He also directed HBO’s The Emperor’s Newest Clothes and 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.

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 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. Additional directing credits include the Prime Video series Fairfax, animation direction on a handful of Paramount+ spots, as well as contributing to the award-winning Hulu ID campaign. 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: Moonbeam City, The Venture Bros., Big Mouth, Midnight Gospel, Star Trek: Lower Decks, The Legend of Vox Machina, and Pantheon. He first cut his teeth as a director on a promo spot for Apex Legends; since then he has directed developmental shorts for MAX, was the assistant director on The Venture Bros. Special, as well as a retake director on Netflix’s Jentry Chau vs. The Underworld. 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 Producer

From intern to supervising producer and 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 The 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, Minnesota and had a meandering path through the arts before landing in the animation field. At Titmouse LA, Andy is an art director and credits include Big Mouth, Chicago Party Aunt, Niko and the Sword of Light, Hanazuki: Full of Treasures, Deadly Class, Ballmastrz: 9009 and more. 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 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, Digman, Animaniacs, 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

Passionate about good stories, fun jokes, and punchy visuals, Ashley Jin Kim is an animation director at Titmouse Canada. 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.

Douglas De Azevedo

Animation Director

Douglas De Azevedo, an animation director at Titmouse in Vancouver originally got his start in Brazil, where he is from. Animation director on Agent Elvis and project director on Hi-Fi Rush, his animation credits include: Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse, Niko and the Sword of Light, Speed Brawl, Star Wars: Galaxy of Adventures and many others. 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, Arlo the Alligator Boy and Frog and Toad.

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’s Big Show as well as Baby Shark’s Big Movie. 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

Episodic Director

Mac (McKenzie) Kerman, an episodic director at the LA and Vancouver Titmouse studios has been with the company since 2009 and worked on more than a dozen series as well as numerous shorts, features and music videos. A CalArts graduate, he is one of the rare humans that applied their college degree to the real world. His credits include: Motorcity, Metalocalypse, Superjail, Black Dynamite, Turbo FAST, Little Big Awesome and Agent Elvis. 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 wife and tiny dog.

Sean Covernton

Animation Director

Sean Covernton is an animation director at Titmouse Vancouver. He is originally from Winnipeg, Manitoba, or so he claims. He moved to Vancouver to study animation at Capilano College and make cartoons. He has worked on many incredible shows such as Breadwinners, Little Big Awesome and Animaniacs. When not making cartoons, Sean also plays a lot of games with polyhedral dice, performs upsetting magic as his alter-ego Aleister Crane, and collects (potentially) haunted artifacts.