Norton Virgien

Having already won a brace of Emmys for the Nickelodeon cartoon show, Norton Virgien made a little movie history in 1998 when "The Rugrats Movie", which he co-directed with Igor Kovalyov, became the first non-Disney ... Read more »

Filmography

Director (6)

Curious George 2: Follow That Monkey 2009 (Movie)

(Director)

Rugrats Go Wild 2003 (Movie)

(Director)

Rugrats 1991 - 2002 (Tv Show)

Director

The Rugrats Movie 1998 (Movie)

(Director)

Duckman 1993 - 1997 (Tv Show)

Director

Santo Bugito 1995 - 1996 (Tv Show)

Director
Producer (3)

Immigrants (L.A. Dolce Vita) 2008 (Movie)

(Co-Producer)

The Wild Thornberrys Movie 2002 (Movie)

(Co-Producer)

Rugrats in Paris - The Movie 2000 (Movie)

(Co-Producer)
Art Department (2)

Space Chimps 2008 (Movie)

of Story (Storyboard Artist)

A Rugrats Chanukkah 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Storyboard Artist
Visual Effects & Animation (1)

Heavy Metal 1981 (Movie)

(Animator)
Production Management (1)

Faeries 1980 - 1981 (TV Show)

Production Coordinator

Biography

Having already won a brace of Emmys for the Nickelodeon cartoon show, Norton Virgien made a little movie history in 1998 when "The Rugrats Movie", which he co-directed with Igor Kovalyov, became the first non-Disney animated feature to gross $100 million. Five years later, having co-produced "Rugrats in Paris" and another Nickelodeon spin-off, "The Wild Thornberrys Movie", Virgien teamed with John Eng for "Rugrats Go Wild", which remains the last entry in the series to date. Virgien started out as a production assistant on animation titan Richard Williams's 1977 feature, "Raggedy Ann & Andy: A Musical Adventure". He next worked as an animator on shows featuring such popular characters as Yogi Bear, Scooby-Doo, and the Pink Panther, and also contributed to the "Taarna" segment of Gerald Potterton's 1981 fantasy portmanteau, "Heavy Metal". Later the same year, he cut his teeth as a producer with the short "Faeries". Following a stint as a timing director on "The Ren & Stimpy Show", Virgien was hired as a storyboard artist on both "Rugrats" and "Duckman: Private Dick/Family Man". By the early 1990s, however, he was directing episodes of both programs, although he also had time to help animate such shorts as "Pen'n'Inc." and "Angry Cabaret". In 2009, he revisited a childhood favorite in "Curious George 2: Follow That Monkey!" (which contained a vocal cameo by Jerry Lewis), since when, Virgien has returned to the small screen for such diverse shows as "Tutenstein", "Doc McStuffins", and "The Penguins of Madagascar".

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