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Pat Ventura
Patrick A. Ventura (often shortened to Patrick Ventura or Pat Ventura) is an animation director, writer, animator, storyboard artist and character designer who has worked for Hanna-Barbera Productions, Cartoon Network, Disney, Warner Bros., Universal and Nickelodeon. Ventura is known for having written and directed several cartoon shorts for the What a Cartoon! series on Cartoon Network and the Oh Yeah! Cartoons and Random! Cartoons series on Nickelodeon.

Career

Ventura graduated from CalArts in the late '70s and proceeded to work all over the animation industry as an artist, storyboarder and writer. He worked as a "gag man" at Disney features during their 1980s revival, writing many of the Roger Rabbit shorts. He left for Hanna-Barbera Productions to work on Tom & Jerry Kids where he got to work alongside and learn from Joseph Barbera. While at Hanna-Barbera, Ventura was instrumental in the development of Cartoon Network's What a Cartoon! showcase series (then known as World Premiere Toons). The series also gave Ventura his first chance to create his own shorts.

Television

Year Series Production Credit(s)
1983 Saturday Supercade Models
The Puppy's Further Adventures Models
Beauty and the Beast (TV Movie) Models
Rubik, the Amazing Cube Models
1983-1984 Mister T Models
1984 ABC Weekend Specials Models
Turbo Teen Models
Cabbage Patch Kids: First Christmas (TV Movie) Models
Robo Force: The Revenge of Nazgar (TV Movie) Models
Dragon's Lair Models
1985 Punky Brewster Models
Muppet Babies Model Designer
1986-1987 The Smurfs Character Designer
1987 'Tis the Season to Be Smurfy (TV Movie) Character Designer
Yogi's Treasure Hunt Character Designer
CBS Storybreak Character Designer
Popeye and Son Character Designer
1988 Rockin' with Judy Jetson (TV Movie) Character Designer
Scooby-Doo! and The Reluctant Werewolf (TV Movie) Character Designer
1988-1989 Slimer! And the Real Ghostbusters Storyboard Artist
1989 Tummy Trouble Story by
1990-1993 Tom & Jerry Kids Writer
1990 Rollercoaster Rabbit Story by
1992 Aladdin (Animated Series) Story by
1993 Trail Mix-Up Story by
1994 Yogi the Easter Bear Story by
1995 George and Junior: "Look Out Below" Writer, Director
George and Junior's Christmas Spectacular Writer, Director, Sound Recording Director
Yuckie Duck: "Short Orders" Creator, Writer, Director
Yuckie Duck: "I'm On My Way" Creator, Writer, Director
Sledgehammer O'Possum: "Out and About" Creator, Writer, Director
Cow and Chicken Storyboard Artist
The Baby Huey Show Writer, Director
Space Ghost Coast to Coast Appeared as himself in the episode
"President's Day Nightmare"
1996 Tales from the Crypt Animation Director, Director, Storyboard Artist
1997 Sledgehammer O'Possum: "What's Goin' On Back There?!" Creator, Writer, Director
1998 Jamal the Funny Frog: Mind the Baby Creator, Writer, Director
The Dangerous Duck Brothers Creator, Writer, Director
2000 Tom Sawyer Storyboard Artist
2002 Jamal the Funny Frog: Dentist (TV Short) Creator, Character Designer, Writer, Director, Storyboard Artist, Producer
Jamal the Funny Frog: Beach (TV Short) Creator, Character Designer, Writer, Director, Storyboard Artist, Producer
Groove Squad Director
Dennis the Menace in Cruise Control (TV Movie) Director
2003 ChalkZone Character Designer, Storyboard Artist
2005 Tom and Jerry: The Fast and the Furry Storyboard Artist
Johnny Test Storyboard Artist
2007 The Dangerous Duck Brothers Director, Character Designer, Title Card Designer
Phineas and Ferb Storyboard Artist
2018 The Valiant Pets Creator, Writer, Director, Storyboard Artist, Executive Producer

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