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Margaret Dean teams with Stoopid Buddy Stoodios

The veteran industry exec joins as the animation studio announces its plans to accelerate expansion into the 2D, 3D and CGI space.
August 11, 2015

The animation studio behind Sony Crackle’s upcoming SuperMansion with Bryan Cranston, the Bratz webseries and linear TV’s long-running, stop-motion hit Robot Chicken is in expansion mode.

Stoopid Buddy Stoodios has hired Margaret Dean (Back in the Barnyard, The Ricky Gervais Show, Scooby-Doo and the Legend of the Vampire) to oversee its day-to-day business operations as general manager. The role will see Dean work closely with studio founders (and self-titled League of Buddies’ members) Seth Green, John Harvatine, Matthew Senreich and Eric Towner to grow the company’s operations. Those plans, according to a studio rep, include a planned accelerated expansion in the 2D, 3D and CGI animation spaces.

Dean is a veteran in the animation industry. Prior to joining Stoopid Buddy Stoodios, she served as director of production for Mattel’s entertainment division, Playground Productions. There, she oversaw the expansion of the animation division, supervising the production of viagra otc more than 1,500 minutes of animation content, including CGI, harmony and stop-motion.

Previously, Dean worked as GM for DHX Media’s Wildbrain Animation Studio where she was responsible for accutane rash boosting the company’s original content development and long-form production. She also maintained the company’s TV commercial business and provided support for day-to-day operations.

Before Wildbrain, she served as VP of animation for Technicolor/Thompson and, earlier, as director of animation production at Sony Pictures Television Animation.

Among her professional accomplishments, Dean is credited with establishing the television arm of Omation Studios for Steve Oedekirk and produced Nickelodeon’s Back at the Barnyard, which garnered her a Daytime Emmy.

Dean began her career working in television animation on The Ren and Stimpy Show as a production assistant. After 18 months, she was promoted to production manager.

Crackle announced in early August it’s plans to debut the first three episodes of SuperMansion, a stop-motion animated comedy, on Oct. 8. The series features Breaking Bad‘s Cranston as the voice of Titanium Rex, leader of The League of Freedom, a motley band of millennial-aged super heroes that has seen better days. SuperMansion also stars Stoopid Buddy’s Seth Green. Cranston also serves as executive producer, alongside Green, Harvatine, Towner and James Degus. Senreich and Zeb Wells served as the show’s creators, writers and executive producers.

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