John Harvatine IV

Emmy-winning producer and director, John “Harv” Harvatine IV 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. 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 partnered with Seth Green, Matthew Senreich and Eric Towner in 2011 to create Stoopid Buddy Stoodios, which produces the longest running stop-motion show on television, the Emmy-winning Robot Chicken. Most recently, Harv co-created and directed Crossing Swords, which premiered on Hulu in June, and directing Gloop World, which will be released soon.

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