Rough Draft Studios

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Rough Draft Studios
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Behold ladies and gentlemen, The studio who is behind the iconic Futurama and The Simpsons franchise!
Founded: March 20, 1991
Founder: Gregg Vanzo
Headquarters: Glendale, California, USA
Seoul, South Korea
Key people: Gregg Vanzo
Key Vanzo
Claudia Katz
Subsidiaries: Rough Draft Korea
Notable works: The Simpsons
Dragon Tales
The Lion King's Timon & Pumbaa
Adventure Time
Sheep in the Big City
Beavis and Butt-Head (seasons 3-8)
King of the Hill
Clone High (season 1)
The Flintstones: On the Rocks
The Ren & Stimpy Show
Dexter's Laboratory
Phineas and Ferb (seasons 1-3)
Gravity Falls
The Owl House
Drawn Together
Samurai Jack (seasons 1-4)
American Dragon: Jake Long (season 2)
Star Wars: Clone Wars (2003)
Big City Greens
Hailey's On It
Steven Universe
The Powerpuff Girls
Star vs. the Forces of Evil (season 1 episode "Blood Moon Ball", seasons 2-4)
Napoleon Dynamite
Kim Possible
Whatever Happened to...Robot Jones
The Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy (seasons 1-4)
Camp Lazlo
ChalkZone (season 1)
Sym-Bionic Titan
Angry Beavers
Squirrel Boy
Invader Zim
My Life as a Teenage Robot
Johnny Bravo (season 1)
Rocko's Modern Life
Danny Phantom
The Critic
Codename: Kids Next Door
Evil Con Carne (season 1)
Cow and Chicken
I Am Weasel
Stich! The Movie
Kim Possible: A Sitch In Time
Kim Possible: So The Drama
The Simpsons Movie
The Mighty B!
Billy Dilly's Super-Duper Sunterranean Summer
We Bare Bears
We Baby Bears
The Life and Times of Juniper Lee
Craig of the Creek
The New Looney Tunes (season 1)
The Twisted Tales of Felix the Cat (season 1)
The Replacements
Harvey Birdman: Attorney at Law
The Oblongs
Sit Down, Shut Up
Milo Murphy's Law
Daria (season 2)
Disenchantment (seasons 1 & 2)
The Powerpuff Girls Movie
Looney Tunes: Back in Action
OK K.O.! Let's Be Heroes
Black Lagoon
Love Live! School Idol Project
Last Exile: Fam, the Silver Wing
Beastars (2019)
Blue Exorcist
Jumanji: The Animated Series
Jackie Chan Adventures
Harold and the Purple Crayon
The Larry Doyle shorts of Looney Tunes
RoboCop 3 (Johnny Rehab scene)
SpongeBob Squarepants
The Patrick Star Show
Family Guy (seasons 1-3)
The Legend of Tarzan (TV series)
2 Stupid Dogs
How Murray Saved Christmas

Rough Draft Studios is a Korean-American animation studio known for animating cartoons primarily from Disney, Cartoon Network, MTV, Comedy Central, 20th Century Studios (Formerly known as 20th Century Fox) and Nickelodeon.

Why There Anything But Rough. But In Good Way

  1. Very fluid and detailed animation in a majority of cartoons and films they animated.
    • The wacky and hilariously cartoony scenes in The Simpsons episodes "Homer Goes to College" and "Homer's Triple Bypass" (the scenes with the bee and Homer's heart attack, respectively) were animated by them.
    • The Owl House episode "Enchanting Grom Fright" was animated by them, and is notable for some of the most beautiful animations in the series, particularly during the climax.
    • Their Gravity Falls episode "Not What He Seems" is noted for fantastic special effects even by the show's standards. They are also responsible for the first and third parts of the finale, "Weirdmageddon".
  2. Many of the staff are really prideful in their work, with their headquarters featuring paper cut-outs of SpongeBob SquarePants, one of their most well-known clients.
  3. Unlike most overseas 2D animation studios, Rough Draft is able to handle CGI animation.
  4. Similarly to TMS Entertainment, their work manages to look both fluid and on-model, such as in Rocko's Modern Life and The Owl House. Many studios take a "one or the other" approach.
    • Of course, they can go off-model when it's funniest, as can be seen loud and clear in The Ren & Stimpy Show and SpongeBob SquarePants.
  5. They expertly mix traditional hand-drawn 2D animation with CG, especially in shows like Futurama. Their work as Orange (a subsidiary mainly used for anime) also exemplifies this.
  6. Their work often acts as a saving grace to otherwise bad/mediocre shows like Full English, The Brothers Grunt, Primos, The Patrick Star Show, "The Flintstones: On the Rocks" Napoleon Dynamite The Animated Series, Brickleberry, Billy Dilley and Sit Down Shut Up
  7. Under the name "Orange", they've also done various work for many anime like Black Lagoon, Love Live! School Idol Project (and its successor Love Live! Sunshine!!), Last Exile: Fam, the Silver Wing, Beastars (2019), Blue Exorcist, among many others.
  8. They animated most of the shows from Cartoon Network, MTV, Comedy Central, Nickelodeon and Disney Channel.
  9. The animation from them along with Sunwoo Entertainment and Wang Film Productions for The Lion King's Timon & Pumbaa with most of their episodes and music videos including The Lion Sleeps Tonight, Yummy Yummy Yummy!, Unlucky in Lesotho and Uganda Be an Elephant are absolutely top-notched.
  10. Recently their animation along with Saerom Animation to Disney Channel's new animated shows Primos and Hailey's On It is amazing and their designs on the characters including Hailey Banks herself looks cute.
  11. They even did great animation for the 2003 Loony Tunes Wile E. Coyote and Roadrunner short film The Whizzard of Ow.
  12. They did a great job animating the Johnny Rehab commercial scene from Robocop 3.
  13. Their animation for Clash-A-Rama (Based on the video games Clash Royale and Clash of Clans) are magnificent and decent.

The Only Quality That Is Rough

  1. Not all of their work is good; their episodes of Steven Universe are infamous among the fandom for their scaling issues.



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