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Rob Renzetti

Robert John "Rob" Renzetti (born September 12, 1967) is an American animator and director who created the animated television series My Life as a Teenage Robot for Nickelodeon, and directed Dexter's Laboratory for Cartoon Network. He has also served as story editor for the first two seasons of My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic, and is currently supervising producer on the Disney Channel animated series Gravity Falls and executive producer on DuckTales.

Renzetti was an art history major at the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana. After graduating from Illinois, Renzetti attended the animation program at Columbia College Chicago for one year, where he was a classmate of Genndy Tartakovsky. Renzetti and Tartakovsky were then each accepted into the California Institute of the Arts, where they were roommates.


After graduating from the California Institute of the Arts, Renzetti began his animating career in Spain, working on 5 episodes for Batman: The Animated Series.

Renzetti has been writer, director, and storyboard artist for several Cartoon Network shows, including Dexter's Laboratory, The Powerpuff Girls, Samurai Jack, Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends and 2 Stupid Dogs. During the mid-1990s, he created Mina and the Count, a series of animated shorts that premiered on the What-a-Cartoon show then later aired for a short time on the similar anthology series Oh Yeah! Cartoons. In the beginning of 1999, he made the short My Neighbor Was a Teenage Robot, which also debuted on Oh Yeah! Cartoons; in 2003, My Life as a Teenage Robot, based on the short, debuted on Nickelodeon. In April 2008, he started work on Cartoon Network's "Cartoonstitute" project as supervising producer.

He was story editor on My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic for the series' first two seasons, but left in 2012, soon after the departure of the series showrunner, Lauren Faust, to work as the supervising producer on Disney's Gravity Falls.


Year Title Role Notes
1993–1995 2 Stupid Dogs writer
storyboard artist
1995–1996 Dumb and Dumber storyboard artist
1996–1997 Dexter's Laboratory director
storyboard artist
animation director
1998 Oh Yeah! Cartoons producer Episode: "The F-Tales"
The Powerpuff Girls writer
storyboard artist
2000–2001 Family Guy director Episode 2.18: "E. Peterbus Unum"
Episode 3.6: "Death Lives"
2000 Harvey Birdman, Attorney at Law director
2001–2002 House of Mouse storyboard artist
timing director
Samurai Jack sheet timer
2002 Whatever Happened to Robot Jones? supervising producer
2003–2008 My Life as a Teenage Robot creator
2007–2008 Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends post supervising director
2009 Random! Cartoons sheet timer Episode: "6 Monsters"
2010 Adventure Time sheet timer Episode 1.3: "The Enchridion/The Jiggler"
2010–2012 My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic story editor
2012–2016 Gravity Falls supervising producer
2017–present DuckTales executive producer


Year Title Role
1991 Dudley's Classroom Adventure animator