Stoopid Buddy Stoodios, the Burbank, California-based studio and production company behind Robot Chicken and Crossing Swords, has hired Netflix executive Jasmine Johnson as its first ever head of studio.
Here are the details:
- Johnson oversees production of the studio’s slate and manage its day-to-day business in the newly created role. She reports to the studio’s founders Seth Green, John Harvatine IV, Matthew Senreich, and Eric Towner, who created the role as the studio grows its slate.
- Previously, Johnson spent just over a year as a production executive at Netflix’s original feature animation division. There, she oversaw 15 feature films and specials in various mediums, including cg, 2d, and stop-motion animation.
- She has also held production roles at Walt Disney Animation Studios, where she helped launch the Fairies film franchise; Reel FX, where she worked on projects in various formats, including the feature The Book of Life; and Brazen Animation, which she joined at its outset and helped build as its head of production.
- “Jasmine is a world-class executive whose leadership will help us grow and run the day-to-day operations of the studio,” said Towner. “We look forward to working alongside her and are thrilled to welcome her to the Stoopid Buddy Stoodios team.”
- “I am inspired by the unique voices and artistry at Stoopid Buddy Stoodios,” said Johnson. “It is an exciting time to join our visionary leadership team.”
- Stoopid Buddy Stoodios is best known for producing adult animation series, chiefly in stop motion (although it has started branching out into other mediums). Its upcoming shows include M.O.D.O.K. for Hulu (Marvel’s first foray into adult animation), Mega City Smiths for AMC, The Summoner for Syfy’s late-night animation block TZGZ, and an untitled stop-motion holiday special for Fox. All of these projects will debut in 2021.