Tom then went onto Marvel Films/New World Animation where he was the Studio Head, Creative Executive Producer and Head of Development and Production of all series. These included "BIKER MICE FROM MARS, FANTASTIC FOUR, IRON MAN, THE INCREDIBLE HULK, LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS, PARTY TOWN FRIENDS as well as Producer/Director of the CBS Prime Time Special, THE MAGIC PAINTBRUSH.


    Subsequently, Tom has been Director on THE ROSWELL CONSPIRACIES and Producer/Director on MILO’S BUG QUEST syndicated series. Since 1999, Tom has operated his own animation studio, Tom T. Animation, Inc., where he Produced/Directed the first truly bilingual series, BALDO as a Prime Time program for the Univision Spanish language Network as well a pre-school Flash Animation series, MARCEL’S ANIMAL FRIENDS for Disney. 


    Formimg Gang Of Seven Animation in 2001, Tom has Produced/Directed LEGEND OF THE DRAGON (BKN), BIKER MICE FROM MARS (Ctiterion), HORNSWIGGLE (Nickelodeon), animated sequences for the SON OF THE MASK Feature Film (New Line), etc.  Tom Created, Co-Wrote, Produced and Directed the currently in Production CGI Animated Theatrical Feature Film, THE LIFE & ADVENTURES OF SANTA CLAUS, based upon the book by L. Frank Baum.


    During his career, Tom has also worked for Walt Disney Feature Animation Development on films such as LION KING and ALADDIN As well as for Hanna Barbera on Feature Films and Television series. Additionally, he has co-created a number of properties, of which, HOW TO CARE FOR YOUR MONSTER, which was Produced by Toon Factory and a Feature Film, DARK REALM, which was optioned by Lions Gate. Tom Tataranowicz received an Emmy Nomination as Director on BOBBY’S WORLD in 1992.



    Graduating from Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan, with a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in Drawing, Tom Tataranowicz soon thereafter fled Motown for Los Angeles to begin a career in Animation. Starting as an Assistant Animator on Ralph Bakshi's LORD OF THE RINGS, Tom quickly worked his way up to Key Animator on such films as AMERICAN POP, HEY, GOOD LOOKIN', and FIRE & ICE, as well as Sequence Director on FIRE & ICE


    After working for Bakshi Films, Tom moved on to Filmation Studios where he was Director on a number of TV shows. While there, he also Produced and Directed the full length animated Feature Film, BRAVESTAR: THE LEGEND, as well as becoming the studio's Line Producer on such series as BUGZBURG, BRAVO and SHERLOCK HOLMES IN THE 23rd CENTURY.



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Tom Tataranowicz
1985-2001
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