Christopher Mason Savino
1971/1972 (age 47–48)
Royal Oak, Michigan, U.S.
|Other names||Christopher M. Savino|
|Occupation||Cartoonist, animator, writer|
|Known for||The Loud House|
Christopher Mason Savino (born 1971/1972) is an American cartoonist, animator, and writer, and creator of the animated series The Loud House. Savino has also worked on The Ren & Stimpy Show, Dexter's Laboratory, The Powerpuff Girls, Kick Buttowski: Suburban Daredevil, My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic, and Mickey Mouse.
Savino was born and raised in Royal Oak, Michigan and attended Dondero High School. His biggest influence for the animation world was Mighty Mouse: The New Adventures because of the way its animation style differed from that of the other 1980s animated series.
He began his career in the animation industry in 1991 and has worked for Spümcø, Joe Murray Studio, Nickelodeon Animation Studios, Hanna-Barbera, Cartoon Network Studios and Disney Television Animation. He was originally the showrunner for the last two seasons of Dexter's Laboratory, The Powerpuff Girls and My Gym Partner's a Monkey. He was also previously a writer for The Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy, Kick Buttowski: Suburban Daredevil and Mickey Mouse. In June 2014, his short for Nickelodeon, The Loud House, was greenlit for a full series, and debuted on May 2, 2016.
Sexual harassment allegations
On October 17, 2017, Cartoon Brew reported that Nickelodeon had suspended Savino from their studio due to multiple allegations of sexual harassment against him; rumors of Savino's inappropriate behavior had existed for "at least a decade". As many as a dozen women accused Savino of sexual harassment, unwanted sexual advances, and threats of blacklisting female colleagues who no longer agreed to consensual relationships with him. On October 19, a Nickelodeon spokesperson confirmed that they terminated Savino's contract, and that The Loud House will continue production without him. On October 23, Savino spoke for the first time since the allegations first appeared, saying he was "deeply sorry" for his actions. On May 30, 2018, Savino was given a one-year suspension from The Animation Guild, I.A.T.S.E. Local 839. As part of his plea bargain with The Animation Guild, Savino was ordered to donate $4,000 to a charity chosen by the guild, complete 40 hours of community service, undergo counseling, and obtain a certificate of sexual harassment training.
|1991–1996||The Ren & Stimpy Show||Yes||layout artist|
|1991–1994||Garfield and Friends||Yes||layout artist|
|1993–1996||Rocko's Modern Life||Yes||storyboard clean-up/prop designer/character designer|
|1996||The Mouse and the Monster||Yes||character designer|
|1996–1997||Hey Arnold!||Yes||Yes||storyboard artist/prop designer/character designer|
|1997–2001||The Angry Beavers||character designer|
5 episodes only
|1997||Space Goofs||Yes||storyboard artist|
Episode: "Time for a Change"
|1997–2003||Dexter's Laboratory||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||storyboard artist/animation director|
|1998||Cow and Chicken||Yes||storyboard artist|
Episode: "Cow Fly"
|I Am Weasel||Yes||storyboard artist|
Episodes: "I.R. in Wrong Cartoon" and "Unsinkable I.R."
|1998–2005||The Powerpuff Girls||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||storyboard artist|
|2000||The Cartoon Cartoon Show||Yes||Yes||Yes||creator/character designer/layout artist "Foe Paws"|
animation layout "Jeffrey Cat: Claw and Odor"
|2002||Whatever Happened to... Robot Jones?||Yes||Character and Prop models|
|2003||The Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy||Yes||Yes||writer/storyboard artist|
Episode: "To Eris Human"
|2004–2007||Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends||Yes||Yes||animation director|
|2005–2006||Johnny Test||Yes||Yes||Yes||storyboard artist; season 1|
|2005–2008||My Life as a Teenage Robot||Yes|
|2007–2008||My Gym Partner's a Monkey||Yes||storyboard artist/sheet timer|
|2008||Ni Hao, Kai-Lan||Yes||storyboard artist|
|2010–2012||Kick Buttowski: Suburban Daredevil||Yes||Yes||Yes||executive producer|
|2010–2011||My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic||Yes||writer|
Episodes: "Boast Busters" and "Stare Master"
|2013||Mickey Mouse||Yes||Yes||Yes||storyboard artist|
Episode: "Bad Ear Day"
Episodes: "Get Snatched" and "Get Western"
|2016–2018||The Loud House||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||creator/executive producer/storyboard artist|
|2016||All In with Cam Newton||Himself|
Episode: "All In with Josh"
|1992||Cool World||Yes||in between artist (uncredited)|
|1999||Dexter's Laboratory: Ego Trip||Yes||Yes||storyboard artist|
|2001||The Flintstones: On the Rocks||Yes||Yes||Yes||storyboard artist/art director|
|2016–2017||Nickelodeon Animation Podcast||Episodes (2 & 40): "Chris Savino", "Inside the Loud House Writers' Room"||Podcast|
- Mekeisha Madden Toby (March 1, 2010). "Small Talk with Chris Savino". The Detroit News. Retrieved March 14, 2019.
- Hector Navarro (May 20, 2016). "Episode 2: Chris Savino – Nick Animation Podcast". Retrieved June 3, 2016.
- The Powerpuff Girls: Who, What, Where, How, Why... Who Cares?. 2009.
- Laura Prudom (March 28, 2016). "Nickelodeon Animated Comedy 'The Loud House' Sets Premiere Date – Get a First Look". Variety. Retrieved March 28, 2016.
- Amidi, Amid (October 17, 2017). "UPDATED: Nickelodeon Suspends 'Loud House' Creator Chris Savino After Numerous Harassment Claims (EXCLUSIVE)". Cartoon Brew.
- Lesley Goldberg (October 19, 2017). "Nickelodeon Fires 'Loud House' Creator After Sexual Harassment Allegations". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved October 21, 2017.
- Nellie Andreeva (October 19, 2017). "'The Loud House' Creator Chris Savino Fired By Nickelodeon Following Sexual Harassment Allegations". Deadline Hollywood.
- Denise Petski (October 23, 2017). "Fired 'The Loud House' Creator Chris Savino Says He's "Deeply Sorry" Over Sexual Harassment Allegations". Deadline Hollywood.
- Amidi, Amid (May 30, 2018). "The Animation Guild Has Suspended 'The Loud House' Creator Chris Savino". Cartoon Brew.
- Chris Savino (September 30, 2019). "From Nickelodeon Cartoonist to Redemption in Jesus: An Interview with Chris Savino". Daily Renegade (Interview). Interviewed by Josh Peck.
- Amidi, Amid (October 1, 2019). "With Jesus By His Side, Fired 'Loud House' Creator Chris Savino Wants To Make A Comeback". Cartoon Brew. Retrieved October 1, 2019.