19 Facts About Butch Hartman


Elmer Earl "Butch" Hartman IV was born on January 10,1965 and is an American animator, writer, producer, director, and voice actor.


On February 8,2018, Butch Hartman announced in a YouTube video that he had left Nickelodeon on February 2 after having worked at the studio since December 1997; he confirmed that this resulted in the end of production on Bunsen Is a Beast after one season.


Butch Hartman received the nickname Butch as a young boy and continued to use it as an adult.


Butch Hartman spent his childhood in Roseville, Michigan, and his teenage years in New Baltimore, Michigan.


Butch Hartman graduated from Anchor Bay High School in New Baltimore in 1983, and subsequently attended the California Institute of the Arts in Valencia, California.


Butch Hartman graduated in 1987 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree.


Butch Hartman was a member of the video reference crew for the Disney film Pocahontas.


Butch Hartman voiced various characters in the show's first few seasons.


Danny Phantom received critical acclaim and is considered Butch Hartman's best show, with Butch Hartman himself acknowledging it as perhaps the best of his programs.


Butch Hartman's final show, Bunsen Is a Beast, aired on Nickelodeon and Nicktoons from January 16,2017, to February 10,2018.


On February 8,2018, Butch Hartman announced on his Twitter and YouTube accounts that he had left Nickelodeon as of February 2 after a 20-year run.


In 2015, Butch Hartman launched a "kid-safe [online] network of live shows and cartoons" called the Noog Network.


In October 2017, Butch Hartman started a podcast called Speech Bubble, on which he talks about cartoons, movies, pop culture, and various other topics.


In June 2018, Butch Hartman started a Kickstarter campaign for OAXIS Entertainment, a "family-friendly" streaming service.


However, Butch Hartman later claimed that, while faith would continue to be a part of his personal life, OAXIS would not be a faith-based service.


On June 22,2019, Butch Hartman released the animated web series, HobbyKids Adventures.


In 2019, Butch Hartman created, wrote, and produced a Christian animated web series for preschoolers called The Garden, along with his wife, Julieann.


In February 2021, Butch Hartman was accused of plagiarism when he published his commissioned artwork of Attack on Titan character Mikasa Ackerman, in which similarities were noted to a 2018 artwork of a Japanese artist.


Butch Hartman House has built two homes for families in Guatemala, fed nearly 7,200 families with Thanksgiving meals in the US, and is in the midst of funding a school in Uganda.