Creator / Klasky-Csupo
Klasky-Csupo is an American animation company founded in 1982 by artist and producer Arlene Klasky and her then-husband, animator Gábor Csupó. Starting off as a independent animation company in the couple's Hollywood apartment, the studio has become famous for its Nicktoons from The Renaissance Age of Animation
, such as Rugrats
, Aaahh!!! Real Monsters
, Rocket Power
and As Told by Ginger
. Besides their work for Nickelodeon
, the studio also produced the animated shorts and 61 episodes of The Simpsons
in addition to the character design of Dr. Nick Riviera, based somewhat on Csupo. Similarly, bits of Arlene Klasky's life had made it into their shows. She lost her mother at a young age the way Chucky Finster lost his in Rugrats
, and Tommy Pickles is based on her and Csupo's own son.
The studio has since disappeared from the production scene. In 2004, Klasky-Csupo shut down production on most of its shows, including Rugrats
, and in 2006, shut down production on all of its shows except the new pilots the couple created. After 20 years since The Simpsons
animation changed over to Film Roman
, Klasky-Csupo started to have its animation credit in the ending credits of a Dexter's Laboratory
music video ("Dee Dee and Dexter" by They Might Be Giants
). In fall 2006, Klasky-Csupo announced development of 14 new animated pilots, which will be up for sale at a later date; however, all of these projects disappeared for a while.
In 2012, 6 years later, Klasky Csupo finally announced its big comeback, appearing for the first time at Comic Con to announce that its pilots will finally show up on the company's new YouTube
channel, seen here
. Around this time, they began producing the comic book series Ollie Mongo
. Gabor Csupo also directed the 2007 live-action film Bridge to Terabithia
for Disney and Walden Media.
Shows and segments produced by the company:
Films produced by the company: