Sherry Gunther

Sherry Gunther is an American producer known for her work in animation. While at Klasky Csupo, Gunther worked on the television series Duckman, Rugrats, and early seasons of The Simpsons, for which she won a Primetime Emmy Award in 1991.[1] She was made senior vice president of production at Hanna-Barbera Cartoons in 1995.[2] Under Hanna-Barbera President Fred Seibert she oversaw production of Turner Entertainment programs such as Dexter's Laboratory, Johnny Bravo, The Real Adventures of Jonny Quest, and the World Premiere Toons. Sherry then went on to Produce Family Guy and to found Twentieth Television's first in-house Prime-Time animation studio, and produced countless Prime-Time pilots for Imagine Television, Touchstone Television, Twentieth Television, Fox, and Carsey Warner. She also produced theatrical shorts of Looney Tunes for Warner Bros. Sherry has received four additional Primetime Emmy nominations, Festival Awards, and a Humanitas Award.[3][4][5][6] a Daytime Emmy Award,[7] two CableACE Award nominations, and a Humanitas Prize.[8]

Aside from her lucrative career as an animation producer and media executive, Sherry also became a serial Entrepreneur in 2007, founding companies in digital media content, social gaming, toys, and multi-platform brands. Sherry is currently Founder/CEO of POPmedia Brands, Inc., a media company focusing on creating developing and producing media brands anchored in television series and animation, with digital and toy extensions. The company is in active development on The Beatrix Girls brand, which she created and launched in mass retail music and YouTube in 2013; as well as on several other exciting new projects.

Sherry is also an adjunct professor at the University of Southern California, at the Marshall School of Business, teaching graduate level classes through the Lloyd Greif Center for Entrepreneurship, focused on Entrepreneurship in the Media and Entertainment Industry. She is also a frequent speaker at industry conferences such as Digital kids, Digital Hollywood, Internet Marketing Association and many more.

Personal life

Gunther Shugerman earned a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) and a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Southern California. She lives in Calabasas, California, with her husband and two daughters.[8]


1986 The Glo Friends Production assistant TV series
1987 Mighty Mouse: The New Adventures Production manager; talent coordinator TV series; 7 episodes
1988 Oliver & Company Assistant production manager Feature Film
1989 Hound Town Executive in charge of production TV movie
The Butter Battle Book Production supervisor TV short
1989–92 The Simpsons Animation production manager; animation producer TV series; 61 episodes
1990 Do the Bartman Animation producer Music video
1991–94 Rugrats Supervising producer; executive in charge of production TV series; 65 episodes
1993 Recycle Rex Producer Animated short
1994 Edith Ann: Homeless Go Home Producer TV movie
1994–95 Duckman Producer TV series; 22 episodes
1995 Dumb and Dumber Executive producer TV series
1995–97 What a Cartoon! Senior vice president of production; executive producer Animated shorts showcase series
1996 Cave Kids Executive producer TV series; 1 episode
1996–97 The Real Adventures of Jonny Quest Senior vice president of production TV series; 52 episodes
1996–2003 Dexter's Laboratory Senior vice president of production; executive producer TV series; 33 episodes
1997–99 I Am Weasel Executive producer TV series; 17 episodes
1998 Scooby-Doo on Zombie Island Executive producer film series
1997–2004 Johnny Bravo Executive producer TV series; 37 episodes
1999–2003 Family Guy Producer TV series; 37 episodes
2000 Globehunters Executive producer Movie
2002 3 South Producer TV series; 1 episode
2003 The Electric Piper Executive producer TV movie
The Whizzard of Ow Producer Animated short
Museum Scream Producer Animated short
2004 Cock-A-Doodle Duel Producer Animated short
Duck Dodgers in Attack of the Drones Producer Animated TV short
My Generation G... G... Gap Producer Animated short
Hare and Loathing in Las Vegas Producer Animated short
2006 The Roaches Executive producer TV series
2007-2008 Creator/Executive Producer Online Virtual World
2009-20010 Creator/Executive Producer 3D MMOG Social Game Virtual World
2011-2016 The Beatrix Girls Creator/Executive Producer Webisodes, Original Music, Fashion Dolls, Media Brand


  1. "Outstanding Animated Program (For Programming One Hour Or Less) 1991". Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. Retrieved 2013-04-15.
  2. Lowry, Brian (February 6, 1995). "Gunther New H-B Senior VP". Daily Variety. p. 6. |section= ignored (help)
  3. "Outstanding Animated Program (For Programming One Hour Or Less) 1992". Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. Retrieved 2013-04-15.
  4. "Outstanding Animated Program (For Programming One Hour Or Less) 1994". Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. Retrieved 2013-04-15.
  5. "Outstanding Animated Program (For Programming One Hour Or Less) 1997". Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. Retrieved 2013-04-15.
  6. "Outstanding Animated Program (For Programming One Hour Or Less) 2000". Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. Retrieved 2013-04-15.
  7. Carter, Andrea (February 16, 2011). "My Story: From Emmy Award Winner to an Executive MBA at USC". Poets and Quants for Executives. Retrieved 2013-04-15.
  8. 1 2 "The Team". Masher Media. Retrieved 2013-04-15.

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