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Rich Arons is a distinguished and accomplished artist, working in the Animation industry for over thirty years.

 Trained in classical drawing, he studied animation and earned his degree at the Disney school at the California Institute of the Arts, under some of the greatest Disney artists of animation’s golden era.

Rich developed, directed and produced hundreds of  cartoons for Steven Spielberg including such hits as “Tiny Toon Adventures”, “Animaniacs”, “Freakazoid!” and “Toonsylvania”, winning 2 Emmy awards, a George Foster Peabody award and a Cartoons on the Bay award. He’s also written songs for several memorable musical cartoons he directed.

 Rich has also worked on story for several major feature films, in both traditional and CG animation styles. He has co-directed the CG feature film “The Life and Adventures of Santa Claus.” He story directed on Warner Brothers’ Space Jam starring Michael Jordan and Bugs Bunny and has helped story develop Twentieth Century Fox’s Ice Age as well as computer animated for Steven Spielberg’s production of Casper The Motion Picture. He has written and illustrated a series of children’s books about “TURBIE THE TURTLE-DUCK.”  and an entertaining and insightful drawing and film making online course for animators and storyboard artists, “Flexing Your Animation Muscles.”

His Youtube Channel has original cartoons such as his ‘Binky and Little Treezer Series,” “Two Stupid Robots,” amongst others. His fine art  paintings can be viewed on his website, the Santa Clarita Artist’s Association Gallery and various upcoming gallery shows and comic book conventions around the country. One of his paintings had been auctioned by the Ronald McDonald House Charity Event in Orlando and another has been auctioned by the Wounded Warriors Project in Dallas.


Membership:  The Cartoonist Guild, The National Cartoonist Society AWARDS


Emmy Awards Director of “Steven Spielberg Presents Tiny Toon Adventures” 1992-1993 Producer of “Steven Spielberg Presents Freakazoid” 1996-1997


George Foster Peabody Award Producer of “Steven Spielberg Presents Animaniacs” 1993


Cartoons on the Bay Award “Steven Spielberg Presents Toonsylvania” (1999)

Rich Arons Credits