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1* BreakthroughHit: ''WesternAnimation/TheFairlyOddParents'' is what sent his career into high gear, starting 20 years of influence on childhoods everywhere.²* CreatorBacklash²** He doesn't have much nice to say about the SameLanguageDub he wrote for ''[[WesternAnimation/TheMagicRoundabout Doogal]]'', if his answer to [[WebVideo/RebelTaxi Pan Pizza]] is any indication.²--->"They hired me to fix that movie, it could not be fixed."²** He and most of the staff for ''WesternAnimation/TheFairlyOddParents'' have gone on record saying they agree with fans who hated the episode "It's a Wishful Life" that it was needlessly cruel. Hartman eventually got the episode pulled from rotation.²* CreatorsOddball: Many are surprised to learn of Butch's voice role as the [[HoYay flamboyant]] Mr. Weed in the early episodes of ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy''; despite his own shows being aimed primarily towards children. He reportedly voiced the character as a favor from his friend Creator/SethMacfarlane. ²* HeAlsoDid: Provided early concept art for ''VideoGame/CrashBandicoot'' during his time at Creator/HannaBarbera. ²* MeaningfulName: The name of his production company "Billionfold Inc" comes from the biblical term ''hundredfold''. ²* OldShame: He's very open about his disdain on his role as a storyboard artist for the original ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePony'' series, though he's more than willing to [[SelfDeprecation poke fun at himself]] for being so bad at drawing ponies that he was fired after six weeks.²* RuleThirtyFourCreatorReactions: Simply put, it's [[BerserkButton not positive]]. He accuses those who draw porn of ''WesternAnimation/DannyPhantom'' characters and shippers in general of [[NoTrueScotsman not being true fans]]. He even went as far as to accuse a toon porn artist on his forum of [[PaedoHunt attempting to seduce an underage female user]].²* TrollingCreator: Hartman repeatedly tends to tease the idea of a ''Danny Phantom'' revival even after he left Nickelodeon. Despite being the creator, he does not have the copyright to the series and even if Nickelodeon decided to do one they're free to not work with him on it.²* WhatCouldHaveBeen: ²** At one point, he was in talks to direct a live-action movie of ''Series/{{ALF}}''.²** He was offered to be a storyboard writer for ''WesternAnimation/{{SpongeBobSquarePants}}'', but declined when ''WesternAnimation/TheFairlyOddParents'' became successful enough to become a full series.²** According to art by Stephen Silver, Butch Hartman attempted another superhero cartoon after ''Danny Phantom'' called "Triple Threat", which detailed a family of African American superheroes.²** For a time, he was planning to make an {{Animesque}} series called ''Elf Detective'', which was meant to be a more serious series compared to his previous works. However, the ''Oaxis'' kickstarter happened and work on ''Elf Detective'' was cancelled since it wouldn't fit the more family friendly tone of the platform.²** He pitched an action-comedy series to ''Cartoon Network'' called ''Dyna Mice''. The network executives were only willing to pick it up [[ExecutiveMeddling if it were a comedy only series]]. [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aJzTSD-I-RQ The pilot]] that was produced didn't exactly win people over.

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