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. She was made senior vice president of production at Hanna-Barbera Cartoons in 1995. 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. a Daytime Emmy Award, two CableACE Award nominations, and a Humanitas Prize.
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., POPmediabrands.com 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 TheBeatrixGirls.com, 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.
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.
|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|
|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||ZooKazoo.com||Creator/Executive Producer||Online Virtual World|
|2009-20010||MyMiniPeeps.com||Creator/Executive Producer||3D MMOG Social Game Virtual World|
|2011-2016||The Beatrix Girls||Creator/Executive Producer||Webisodes, Original Music, Fashion Dolls, Media Brand|
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- "Outstanding Animated Program (For Programming One Hour Or Less) 1997". Emmys.com. Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. Retrieved 2013-04-15.
- "Outstanding Animated Program (For Programming One Hour Or Less) 2000". Emmys.com. Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. Retrieved 2013-04-15.
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