When Mark Taylor and I were both inducted to the Animation Magazine Hall of Fame in 2017, little did I know that he was contemplating his next steps beyond Dreamworks Animation Television and Nickelodeon Animation. We’d tried to work together at Hanna-Barbera, but later I was able to convince Albie Hecht at Nick that Mark was the perfect guy to supercharge the building of Nick’s new animation studio. We were finally able to work together for almost 15 years, on Frederator shows ranging from The Fairly OddParents to Oh Yeah! Cartoons, not to mention the original Adventure Time short.
Here’s what I said in our press announcement: “Mark’s extensive global experience and knowledge of all aspects of
production make him the perfect addition to our team,” said Fred
Seibert, CEO of Frederator and chief creative officer at WOW! “His
collaborative relationships in the animation industry are ideal for a
company like ours that always puts talent first.”
Welcome Mark Taylor!