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Phil Cooke Podcast

Feb 7, 2023

Are you an aspiring animator? Dreaming of a career in Hollywood? In Phil Cooke’s interview with animator Butch Hartman (Nickelodeon’s “The Fairly Odd Parents,” “Danny Phantom,” “T.U.F.F. Puppy”) with co-producer and writer (and wife), Julieann Hartman, you’ll gain an inside look at what it takes to succeed in Hollywood, the benefits of proof of concept videos, how to move forward after failure and more! Plus, find out what the Hartman’s are producing now for Christian kids animation with their new Christian cartoon “The Garden” available on Pure Flix and Yippee TV.


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*More About This Episode* Hollywood Interview: Nickelodeon Animator Butch Hartman and Producer Julieann Hartman 

Creator, executive producer and animator, Butch Hartman left Nickelodeon after a 20 year-career in which he spearheaded four successful series including the multiple Emmy award-nominated “The Fairly OddParents,” “Danny Phantom,” “T.U.F.F. Puppy” and “Bunsen is a Beast.” With his wife Julieann, they launched their own online kid’s destination called “THE NOOG NETWORK” in 2015 and in 2019, partnering with Pocketwatch, Butch launched “Hobby Kids Adventures” on YouTube with nearly every episode reaching 1,000,000 views within days of premiering, and The Hobby Kids toys available at Walmart, Carl’s Jr. and Hardee’s all across the nation.


Butch’s personal YouTube channel “Butch Hartman” has 840K subscribers and is growing steadily. His podcast “Speech Bubble”is currently closing in on 50,000 subscribers and his Tik Tok account has over 2 million followers.


Butch and Julieann met in Hollywood doing stand-up comedy. Executive producer of “The Garden” with husband Butch, Julieann worked in Hollywood as an actress through the 80’s and was on the writing staff of “Jeopardy” for 14 years. Julieann is the founder of “Healing Journeys Today” on YouTube with 16K subscribers and co-founder with Butch of “Hartman House” a 501(c)(3) based in California. She also ministers as a Bible study teacher and pastor at Church in the Park in Woodland Hills, California.


The Hartman’s biggest endeavor to date is creating an entertainment platform called Oaxis Entertainment. They also help, mentor, strategize and encourage individuals through Vision: Possible, and Butch’s book “Mad Hustle: How to Pitch and Sell Shows in Hollywood” draws upon Butch’s 35 years in the entertainment business.


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