John Harvatine IV


Award-winning producer and director, Harv is a visual storyteller who combines his love of photography with his passion for stop-motion. After starting his career as an animator, Harv quickly learned the ropes from the stop-motion studios he worked at and formed his own production company. Starting in 2003 with Make Out City Studios, Harv created content for the NFL, G4TV, and Interscope Records. Then in 2008 he co-founded Buddy System Studios with Eric Towner, where they created groundbreaking animations for heavyweights such as Disney, Nickelodeon, and Cartoon Network. Harv then partnered with Seth Green, Eric Towner, and Matt Senreich in 2011 to create Stoopid Buddy Stoodios, which now produces the longest running stop-motion animation show in television history, Robot Chicken.

Currently, Harv is creating and directing shows for Disney, Cartoon Network, and Sony Animation.