Meet The Team
Todd Waterman is Vice President of Trilogy Animation Group (TAG). A Daytime Emmy®-nominated director as well as an animator, storyboard artist, and producer, Waterman oversees the studio’s animated content and production.
Waterman has executive produced, directed, and animated a wide range of children’s series and feature films for such venerable companies as Fox Studios (Anastasia), Hasbro Studio (Transformers Prime, Transformers: Robots In Disguise), MGM Animation (All Dogs Go to Heaven II), Nickelodeon (Rugrats in Paris, The Rugrats Movie, Fan Boy and Chum Chum), Sony Pictures (Eight Crazy Nights), and Walt Disney Animation Studios (Mulan, The Tigger Movie), among others.
Since joining TAG in 2018, Waterman has executive produced 26 half-hour episodes of The VeggieTales Show, the beloved classic children’s series that promotes honesty, values, and kindness. He is also overseeing the reboots of fan favorites Jay Jay the Jet Plane and Emmy® Award-winning Tutenstein and managing production on two TAG original concepts, Earth to Eden and Doots (working title). Waterman recently struck a development deal with Universal Pictures Content Group (UPCG) for a full-length animated film, announcement pending.
Waterman began his animation career at age 20 as a character cleanup inbetween artist for Steven Spielberg’s An American Tail, a feature film from Sullivan Bluth Studios, followed by All Dogs Go to Heaven, Rock-a Doodle, and A Troll in Central Park. He then moved to Amblimation, where he worked on the Spielberg film We’re Back: A Dinosaurs Story.
Previously, Waterman was Director of Animation for ImagineAsia, Inc., where he was responsible for training artists, supervising production, and developing original content.
Waterman was twice nominated for Daytime Emmy Awards for Outstanding Directing in an Animated Program (Transformers Prime, 2011 and 2012).
Bruce Johnson a multiple Emmy® Award-winning writer, producer and director is a consultant for Trilogy Animation Group (TAG). A children’s entertainment industry veteran, Johnson has developed, produced, and sold series and films for many major distributors and networks including ABC, Animal Planet, BBC, Cartoon Network, CBC, Fox, Discovery Channel, Disney, Disney Channel, Hallmark Channel, HBO, History Channel, Lifetime, NBC, Nickelodeon, PBS, Showtime, Sony, and Universal, among others.
Johnson was the President & CEO of PorchLight Entertainment, the company he founded in 1995. Best known for the animated series Jay Jay the Jet Plane, PorchLight was acquired by TAG in 2018. Johnson currently serves as President & CEO of Foxfield Entertainment, an independent production company he founded in 2011, which is focused on script development, financing, and producing series and movies.
Previous to PorchLight, Johnson was EVP and senior creative executive at Hanna-Barbera, where he developed and produced more than 1,200 episodes of animated and live-action programming as well as 50 movies.
He holds a BA in English from the University of Minnesota and a Ph.D. in English, Radio/TV/Film, Education from Northwestern University.