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Creator: Monty Oum
He chose being awesome as a career.
"Never let anyone tell you that something is impossible."
Monty Oum, Words to live by

"I mean who doesn't like being told they're awesome?"
Monty Oum on the only proper reaction to his work.

Monty Oum is, among other things, a self-taught 3D animator, whose education was entirely observational. Responsible for some of the most awesome Web Animation around, most of which relies on Rule of Cool.

He gained early fame for Haloid and Dead Fantasy, two of his most famous works and the two that really put him on the map. He was hired by Rooster Teeth to work on never-before-done (at the time) animation for Red vs. Blue, for which he worked tirelessly to make Tex even more awesome than previously thought possible. After finishing up season 10 of RVB, he launched a new web-series under the name of RWBY, something he said he's always been wanting to do since he got into animation. As the director and lead writer of RWBY, he took employees and other writers from all sections of Rooster Teeth, including fan favorites from Achievement Hunter, to produce the series. In between his movies, he's been working on an adaptation of Hatsune Miku for M.U.G.E.N and is looking for testers.

He also worked briefly as a combat designer for Midway Games and Namco Bandai (as a combat designer for the former and combat designer/animator for the latter's Afro Samurai game). His long-term goal, aside from making movies for his fans, is to make the most awesome fighting game ever. Some fans have begged for him to make a game based off RWBY, something he somewhat hinted at before a RWBY game was confirmed at RTX 2014.

He has a video list over at GameTrailers. And a deviantART gallery. And a YouTube channel. And a Twitter. And a recently made tumblr.

Works with animation by Monty Oum:

Voice Acting Roles:


Tropes associated with Monty:

  • Badass: Pretty much a requirement.
  • Doing It for the Art: Why Monty works for hours and hours longer than considered healthy every day- because he's just that dedicated to seeing his vision come to fruition.
  • Ominous Multiple Screens: Or Awesomeness Multiple Screens. His standard work setup involves a huge number of screens, at which he seems to be both watching inspiration material and working on multiple things at once (see Workaholic.)
  • Promoted Fanboy: Monty got inspired to pursue animation because he wanted to do cool things like what he saw on the internet. Now he's an animation director over at RoosterTeeth.
  • Running Gag: People really like to tell him to get some sleep.
  • Rule of Cool: The only rule he lives by. It's telling that he doesn't have any formal education in art or animation- everything he does is because he thinks it would be cool, and it works.
  • Trolling Creator: Any time browsing his Facebook or Twitter feeds will reveal many teases and hints, sometimes to an almost taunting level.
  • Workaholic: You didn't think that all that awesome comes into existence without hard work right? Some of the people at Rooster Teeth wonder when he finds time to sleep.
Katsuhiro OtomoAnimatorsHarry Partridge
Noriyoshi OhraiArtistsPablo Picasso
Monica Gilbey BieberFanfic/FanficsMorwen Tindomerel
Patton OswaltVoice ActorsFrank Oz

alternative title(s): Monty Oum
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