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Charles Swenson
Charles Gregory Swenson

(1941-03-28) March 28, 1941 (age 83)
Nationality American
Occupation producer, director, animator, writer, painter
Known for Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
Puff the Magic Dragon
An American Tail: Fievel Goes West
Mike, Lu & Og

Charles Gregory Swenson (born March 28, 1941) is an American animator, writer, storyboard artist, sound designer, producer and director who worked with animated film for many years. In 1978 he joined Fred Wolf Films, working on Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. He is also the creator of Cartoon Network's Mike, Lu & Og in which he also wrote the scripts for several episodes as well serving as executive producer and voice director. He left the entertainment industry in the early 2000s to become a painter.


Feature films

Year Title Director Writer Other Credit Notes
1971 The Point! No No Yes Additional animator Made for television
200 Motels No No Yes Animation director Segment: "Dental Hygiene Dilemma"
1973 The Naked Ape No No Yes Director of animation
1974 Down and Dirty Duck Yes Yes No
1977 The Mouse and His Child Yes No No Co-directing with Fred Wolf
1982 Flush No Story No
1983 Twice Upon a Time Yes Yes No Co-directing with John Korty
1984 Johnny Dangerously No No Yes Graphics: SCRUFFY
1986 The Blinkins: The Bear and the Blizzard No Yes Yes Producer Made for television
1991 An American Tail: Fievel Goes West No Story No
The Indian Runner No No Yes Sketch artist: winter unit
1995 The Crossing Guard No No Yes Sketch artist
1998 Hurlyburly No No Yes Storyboard artist


Year Title Director Producer Writer Other Credit Notes
1967 George... the People No No No Yes Animator
1968 The Magic Pear Tree Yes No Story Yes Animator
1976 Sooper Goop Yes No No Yes Animator
1978 Puff the Magic Dragon Yes No No Yes Animator Made for television;
co-directing with Fred Wolf
1979 Puff the Magic Dragon in the Land of the Living Lies Yes Yes No No
The Little Rascals' Christmas Special Yes No No No
1980 The World of Strawberry Shortcake Yes Yes No No Made for television
Carlton Your Doorman Yes No No No Made for television;
co-directing with Fred Wolf
Thanksgiving in the Land of Oz Yes Yes No No
1994 Edith Ann: Homeless Go Home No No No Yes Voice direction consultant Made for television
2002 The Bugs No Yes Yes No Rus: Букашки
2019 Bird in a Window No No No Yes Sound

TV series

Year Title Producer Writer Other Credit Notes
1991-1994 Rugrats Creative No Yes Director (episode 'The Santa Experience');
creative consultant (13 episodes);
storyboard artist (episode 'Meet the Carmichaels/The Box')
52 episodes
1994-1997 Aaahh!!! Real Monsters Creative No No 52 episodes
1995 Santo Bugito Creative No No Episode 'My Name Is Revenge'
1998 What a Cartoon! Executive Yes No Episode 'Crash Lancelot'
1999-2001 Mike, Lu & Og Executive Yes Yes Creator (27 episodes);
voice director (2 episodes)
Writer (20 episodes);
executive producer (27 episodes)

Video games

Year Title Director Writer Other Credit Notes
1987 Freedom Fighter No No Yes Director of Animation Laserdisc arcade game, animation completed in 1984 but game not released until 1987.

See also

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