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CARTOON NETWORK STUDIOS  ^

As Art Director of Creative Services, Stagg was responsible for concept, design, art direction and production of new studio initiatives and advertising. Stagg also designed and directed the production of style guides,

posters, sell-sheets, brand systems, and guided license and merchandising with creative asset management and approvals.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Working closely with new directors and showrunners, Stagg oversaw successful launches of:

Powerpuff Girls, Dexter's Lab, Cow and Chicken, Johnny Bravo, and 20 other series for the Emmy-winning

World Premiere Toons on the Cartoon Network.

 

 
 | POSTER CAMPAIGN ^

The strategy was to produce a series of limited edition fluroescent one sheets in the spirit of '80's rock show posters.

New posters were direct mailed weekly to animation journalists, creators, movers and shakers.

The relentless direct mail campaign ended at 22 posters and galvanized the industry for the arrival of World Premiere Toons.

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DEXTER'S LABORATORY | GENDY TARTAKOVSKY ^

Stagg worked closely with Dexter's Laboratory creator and director Gendy Tartakovsky to launch his Emmy nominated series about the misadventures of a boy genius and his annoying sister. Stagg created all launch and marketing materials for the now cult animated series on Cartoon network.

 

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The original model pack for episode one, art and design by Gendy Tartakovsky & Paul Rudish

 
WHAT A CARTOON! | INTERTITLE ^

What A Cartoon! was the original title of the groundbreaking shorts initiative at Cartoon Network Studios.

Stagg created a dynamic and infectious opening that would appear on the pre-roll of every new cartoon produced by Hanna-Barbera to air on Cartoon Network. Gary Lionelli created the theme song. Subsequently seen millions of times. WAC! as it was known became The Cartoon Cartoon Show and then Cartoon Cartoon. Wikipedia is pretty on point here.

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CARTOON NETWORK STUDIOS | LOGO REDESIGN ^

Stagg updated the Cartoon Network logo for the new production entity Cartoon Network Studios

 

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POWERPUFF GIRLS | CRAIG McCRACKEN ^

Stagg and director Craig McCracken worked closely to create the launch materials for the cult series Powerpuff Girls, three super-powered little girls constantly saving the world from monsters, would-be conquerers and a few other gross things. Powerpuff Girls went on to become a ratings and merchandise juggernaut, winning multiple Emmy's and spawning a feature film.

 

 

 

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MODEL PACK | POWERPUFF GIRLS ^

Model pack Meat Fuzzy Lumkins episode 1 Powerpuff Girls,

art and design by Craig McCracken and Paul Rudish

 

Promotional flipbook swag

 

 
 | MEAT FUZZY LUMKINS ^

The debut episode of the Powerpuff Girls in Meat Fuzzy Lumkins,

had its world premiere on Monday, February 20, 1995

 

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UV POSTER PRINTING  ^

All posters in the What A Cartoon series where silkscreened in up to 10 colors of UV reactive fluorescent ink.

A limitred edition run of approximately 2500 posters in total, they are now collectors items.

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COW & CHICKEN | DAVID FEISS ^

Stagg created the launch and marketing materials for the beloved Emmy nominated series Cow & Chicken, about the misadventures of two unlikely yet somehow biological siblings. Stagg worked closely with creator David Feiss to capture the irreverent spirit of the show. The original poster featured the Devil's naked backside as he offered Chicken a cigarette, but was amended after it was deemed too transgressive.

 

 

 

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TALES OF WORM PARANOIA | EDDIE FITZGERALD ^

Stagg worked closely with Dexter's Laboratory creator and director ______ to launch his Emmy nominated series about ––––––. Stagg created all launch and marketing materials for the now cult animated series on Cartoon network.

 

 
 
DINO IN STAY OUT | JOE BARBERA ^

Stagg worked closely with _____ creator and director ______ to launch his Emmy nominated series about ––––––. Stagg created all launch and marketing materials for the now cult animated series on Cartoon network.

 

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JONNY BRAVO | VAN PARTIBLE ^

Stagg worked closely with Dexter's Laboratory creator and director ______ to launch his Emmy nominated series about ––––––. Stagg created all launch and marketing materials for the now cult animated series on Cartoon network.

 

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BILL HANNA | HARDLUCK DUCK ^

Stagg worked closely with Dexter's Laboratory creator and director ______ to launch his Emmy nominated series about ––––––. Stagg created all launch and marketing materials for the now cult animated series on Cartoon network.

 

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BUTCH HARTMAN | PHISH & CHIP ^

Stagg worked closely with Dexter's Laboratory creator and director ______ to launch his Emmy nominated series about ––––––. Stagg created all launch and marketing materials for the now cult animated series on Cartoon network.

 

Eddie Fitzgerald

Eddie Fitzgerald

Van Partible

Van Partible

Bill Hanna

Bill Hanna

Gendy Tartakovsky

Gendy Tartakovsky

Craig McCracken

Craig McCracken

Joe Barbera

Joe Barbera

Bill Again

Bill Again

 
 
WHAT A CARTOON! | DIRECTORS ^

The vanguard team of directors on the What A Cartoon project [list of names] ranged from Industry icons like Bill Hanna and Ralph Bakshi to total newbies like van Partible. They all shared a passion for cartoons in all their zany insanity and laid the foundation for a new generation of cartoon legends. I was lucky to play a small role in launching them to the public. Portraits by Marcus Morianz and Jesse Stagg

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WHAT A CARTOON™ | OPENING

Creation of a dynamic and infectious opening that would appear on the pre-roll of every new World Premiere Toon produced by hanna-Barbera to air on Cartoon Network. Subsequently seen millions of times.

 

 

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