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Christopher John “Spike” Brandt is the director for Tom and Jerry Tales and Tom and Jerry: The Lost Dragon. He directed many Tom and Jerry direct-to-dvd films like, Tom and Jerry: The Lost Dragon, Tom and Jerry: Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, Tom and Jerry & The Wizard of Oz, Tom and Jerry's Giant Adventure, Tom and Jerry: Spy Quest, and writing four episodes of the animated series: Tom and Jerry Tales. He also worked on them with Tony Cervone. He also voiced Tom & Jerry in some of the direct-to-dvd films.

Biography

Brandt was born on Dec 24, 1961. He got his start in animation at StarToons, a prominent animation studio located in Chicago. Its founder, animator John McClenahan, had worked previously for studios among the likes of Hanna Barbera. McClenahan hired Brandt because the studio needed some help animating episodes of "Tiny Toons" for Warner Bros. Brandt stayed for three years at StarToons, where he also worked on Warner Bros. shows like "Tazmania" and "Animaniacs." It was during their shared tenure at StarToons that Spike Brandt met fellow animator Tony Cervone. Together, they would embark on a considerably long-lasting professional partnership. The Brandt-Cervone formula has proven to consist of revamping classic cartoon characters and series for contemporary audiences without compromising their original appeal. For example, together they wrote, directed, and produced the Cartoon Network animated series "Duck Dodgers" (a re-imagining of a classic Daffy Duck segment) which aired from 2003 to 2005. Likewise, in 2011, they developed and produced "The Looney Tunes Show" (based on the original Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies series produced by Warner Bros.). Other characters to receive the Brandt-Cervone treatment are Scooby-Doo (the 2010 straight-to-video "Scooby-Doo! Abracadabra-Doo") and Tom and Jerry (the series "Tom and Jerry Tales," which aired on The CW from 2006 to 2008).

Filmography

Directors

Writers

Producers

Supervising producers

  • 2003–2005: Duck Dodgers
  • 2007: Wacky Races Forever
  • 2010–2013: Scooby Doo! Mystery Incoporated
  • 2011–2014: The Looney Tunes Show

Supervising directors

  • 2003–2005: Duck Dodgers

Voice actors

Voice directors

  • 2004: Daffy Duck for President – Short

Storyboard artists

Lyrics

  • 2007: Tom and Jerry: A Nutcracker Tale ("War Song for Children", "King of the Cats")
  • 2010: Scooby Doo! Mystery Incorporated ("Trap of Love") (Tony Cervone)
  • 2015: Scooby Doo! and Kiss: Rock and Roll Mystery ("Don't Touch My Ascot") (Tony Cervone)

Assistant directors

  • 1995: Carrotblanca

Animation directors

  • 1991: Dudley's Classroom Adventure
  • 1996: Space Jam (just Tony Cervone)
  • 2018: Supernatural (episode "Scoobynatural") (Spike Brandt)
  • 2021: Space Jam: A New Legacy (just Spike Brandt)
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