ARG! Cartoon Animation

Screen Credits & Awards

IMDbMonkey & CatMonkey & Cat

2020

IMDbofGod: Miracles (4K music video)

2020

  • 5-minute animated Christian music video for children
  • Depicts two of Jesus' miracles from The Holy Bible
  • Premiered May 15, 2020 on RTN (Rhema Network)
  • Created by David S. Tumpkin   Artie Romero, director
     

IMDbTurtle Taido: The Story of the Elephant (director's cut)

2020

  • Series created and written by Muyiwa Kayode
  • Director's cut by Artie Romero
  • 8 minute TV short

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IMDbTub SoupTub Soup (music video)

2019

  • 3-minute kindie pop video for kids
  • Executive producer: Teressa Gehrke
  • Director: Artie Romero
     

IMDbTurtle Taido in Osun and Kogi States (TV movie)

2018

  • Series created and written by Muyiwa Kayode
  • Director's cut by Artie Romero
  • Premiered Nov. 10, 2018 at Children's Day International Film Festival, Denver, CO

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IMDbMission Totally PossibleMission Totally Possible: An IT spy parody (Short)

2018

  • Spy parody cartoon
  • VIP premiere July 27, 2018 at Cinemark 20, Boca Raton, FL
  • Double feature paired with Mission Impossible: Fallout
  • Director: Artie Romero
     

IMDbLear's Nonsense (Short film)

2017

  • Award-winning 5-minute funny cartoon
  • Featuring Ron Hayden
  • Director: Artie Romero
     

IMDbPedro at the Rainbow Bridge (Short film)

2017

  • Animated tribute video for Pedro's wake
  • Maya utilized to create a realistic 3D donkey
  • Narrator: Morgan Freeman. Directors: Artie Romero, Travis McCoy
     

IMDbHittin' the Road (TV series)

2016

IMDbAdventures of Turtle TaidoAdventures of Turtle Taido (TV series)

2015-2016

  • Nigeria's first TV cartoon series
  • Broadcast on Africa's largest TV network, Nigerian Television Authority
  • Animated in 4K (UHD) resolution
  • Series creator: Muyiwa Kayode
     

IMDbHow Cartoons Are Made

2014

  • Award winning whiteboard and cartoon animation produced by ARG!
  • Directors: Artie Romero and Matt Rebel
     

IMDbRed Bull Retirement Income Plan

2013

  • Entertaining explainer video commisioned by Transamerica Corporation
  • Whiteboard and rotoscope animation
  • Storyboard: Matt Rebel
     

IMDbHands Only CPR Hip Hop (PSA)

2013

  • Everybody needs a hero sometimes: Learn the new CPR
  • Produced by American Heart Association and ARG!
  • Artist: Matt Rebel
     

IMDbEdward Lear's Nonsense Stories (YouTube series)

2012

  • 18 cartoon webisodes for YouTube, Blip.TV, Facebook
  • Producer, director: Artie Romero
  • Voices: Ron Hayden
     

SpongeBob SquarePants Copyright 2009 MTV NetworksSpongeBob Tickler v2.0 (Mobile app)

2009

  • App including 4 minigames
  • Top 10 ranked in the iPhone App Store
  • Additional credits: Mobui, Don Mangan
     

IMDbTales from Taffytown (YouTube series)

2008-2009

  • Cartoon webisodes plus monthly music videos
  • Most-watched program on Numa Network, Gary Brolsma's channel
     

IMDbE.E.C.S. the Rat

2007

  • Kaiser Permanente customer service videos
  • Designed, animated villain character, EECS
  • Additional credits: Don Mangan, Michael Spencer
     

IMDbGoldzingerHeartland Emmy™ Awards

2007

  • One-minute animated cartoon, Goldzinger
  • Simulcast in Denver, Oklahoma City at Heartland Emmy™ Gala
  • Additional credits: Don Mangan, Michael Spencer
     

IMDbTV Planet (TV special)

1999

  • NGO funded, Emmy nominated PBS special
  • Distributed by Rocky Mountain PBS
  • Producer: Michael Spencer
     

IMDbAnti-Smoking Hip Hop Duck

1998

  • Animated PSA for Stay Healthy Oppose Using Tobacco (S.H.O.U.T.)
  • Additional credits: Jee Hoon Lee, Tara DeLong, Setsuko Hakuno, Don Mangan
     

Gala of the Academy Awards®

1998

  • 70th Academy Awards, March 23, 1998 official Gala
  • Colorado Springs Film Commission banquet, awards presentation viewing
  • Produced animation, graphics to show on ballroom video screens during commercial breaks
  • Additional credits: Jee Hoon Lee, Don Mangan
     

IMDbMark Time, So Cool!

1997

  • Animated short with five blackout gags
  • Director: Artie Romero
  • Writer: Mark DeBauge
  • Voices: Allan Blackwell, Terri Thelin
     

Taking the Road to High Involvement

1997

  • Training film for Safeco Insurance
  • Director: Artie Romero
  • Animator, video editor: Jee Hoon Lee
     

IMDbAdventures in Odyssey

1995

  • Focus on the Family Films
  • Four scenes for the Imagination Station
  • Additional credits: Don Mangan, Charles Alleneck
     

IMDbJohnny MnemonicJohnny Mnemonic (Feature film)

1995

  • Animator, "Digital Dream Sequence" visual effects
  • Tri-Star (Sony) picture with Keanu Reeves, Dina Meyer, Takeshi Kitano, Dolph Lundgren
  • Released in theaters, grossed $52 million worldwide
     

IMDbDuracell® National Sales Meeting

1994

  • Cartoon animation for multimedia laserdisc
  • Screened at Duracell's 1994 national sales meeting
  • Additional credit: Don Mangan
     

 

 
 In 1994
Artie Romero changed his studio's name from Everyman Studios (established 1973) to ARG! Cartoon Animation.
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CardTronics™ Touchscreen (Software)

1991-1996

  • Graphics, animation for CardTronics™ touchscreen: Artie Romero
  • Patented point of sale interface
     

IMDbHush Little Baby Don't You CryHush Little Baby Don't You Cry (Feature film)

1986

  • Animated main titles, credits
  • TV movie directed by Don Hawks
     

IMDbAlmost Live from the Comedy Corner (TV series)

1984-1986

  • Syndicated TV series hosted by Jeff Valdez
  • Animation of show intro, bumpers
     

IMDbVideo Game All-Stars (TV series)

1983-1984

IMDbBeasts (Feature film)

1983

  • Main title animation, credits by Artie Romero
  • TV movie starring Thomas Babson, Kathy Christopher, Vern Porter
  • See trailer
     

IMDbLost (Feature film)

1983

  • Main title animation, credits, poster
  • Movie starring Sandra Dee, Jack Elam; Producer: Don Hawks
  • USA TV premiere, Nov. 29, 1986
  • Also released in UK as Buddy + Skipper, in Argentina as Perdidos, in Finland as Kadonnut ystava
     

IMDbKing's ElevatorKing's Elevator (Music video)

1982

  • Technical Director: Artie Romero
  • Screened at World Science Fiction Convention, 1981
  • Broadcast nationwide on "America Rocks," 1982
  • Additional credits: Dan Santistevan, William Kirk Kennedy (1953-2010)
     

Awards & Honors 

Outstanding Achievement Award: Best Animated Film, Cult Critic Movie Awards 2020
Cult Critic Movie Awards 2020
Outstanding Achievement Award: Animated Film
Turtle Taido in Osun and Kogi States
Director's Cut
Created by Muyiwa Kayode     Artie Romero, director
 

Semi-Finalist, Realtime International Film Festival, 2020
Realtime International Film Festival, 2020
Semi-Finalist
Turtle Taido in Osun and Kogi States
Director's Cut
 

Semi-Finalist, Lagos International Festival of Animation, LIFANIMA, 2020
Lagos International Festival of Animation, LIFANIMA, 2020
Semi-Finalist
Turtle Taido in Osun and Kogi States
Director's Cut
 

Finalist: Florence Film Awards
Florence Film Awards, 2020
Finalist
Turtle Taido in Osun and Kogi States
Director's Cut
 

Best Inspirational Film: New York Movie Awards, 2020
New York Movie Awards
2020
Best Inspirational Film
ofGod: Miracles
David Tumpkin, producer     Artie Romero, director
 

Christian Award of Merit, Accolade Global Film Competition, 2020
Accolade Global Film Competition
2020
Award of Merit: Christian Films
ofGod: Miracles
 

Gold Award, Best Film on Religion, Virgin Spring Cinefest 2020
Virgin Spring Cinefest
2020
Gold Award
Best Film on Religion
ofGod: Miracles
 

Winner: Best Film on Religion, Cult Critic Movie Awards, 2020
Cult Critic Movie Awards
2020
Winner: Best Film on Religion
ofGod: Miracles
 

Award Winner, Madras Independent Film Festival 2020
Madras Independent Film Festival
2020
Award Winner
ofGod: Miracles
 

Best Writer: David S. Tumpkin, Couch Film Festival 2020
Couch Film Festival
2020
Winner, Best Writer: David Tumpkin
ofGod: Miracles
 

Finalist: Hollywood Gold Awards, 2020
Hollywood Gold Awards
2020
Finalist
ofGod: Miracles 

Finalist, Venice Film Awards, 2020
Venice Film Awards
2020
Finalist, Music Video
ofGod: Miracles
 

Finalist, FLICKFAIR 2020
FLICKFAIR
2020
Finalist
ofGod: Miracles
 

Semi-Finalist, AltFF Alternative Film Festival, 2020
AltFF Alternative Film Festival
2020
Semi-Finalist
ofGod: Miracles 

Nominated Best Children Short, Indie Short Fest 2020
Indie Short Fest
2020
Nominated Best Children Short
ofGod: Miracles
 

Official Selection, Mabig Film Festival, 2020
Mabig Film Festival
2020
Official Selection
ofGod: Miracles
 

Official Selection, Rome Independent Prisma Awards, 2020
Rome Independent Prisma Awards
2020
Official Selection
ofGod: Miracles 

Official Selection, Kingdomwood International Film Festival, 2020
Kingdomwood International Film Festival
2020
Official Selection
ofGod: Miracles 

Official Selection, Beyond Earth Film Festival 2020
Beyond Earth Film Festival
2020
Official Selection
ofGod: Miracles 

Official Selection, The Lift-Off Sessions 2020
The Lift-Off Sessions
2020
Official Selection
ofGod: Miracles 

Official Selection: Florence Film Awards, 2020
Florence Film Awards
2020
Official Selection
ofGod: Miracles 

Official Selection, American Golden Picture International Film Festival 2020
American Golden Picture International Film Festival
2020
Official Selection
ofGod: Miracles 

Winner: Best Family/Childrens Film, Cult Critic Movie Awards, 2020
Cult Critic Movie Awards
2020
Winner: Best Family/Childrens Film
Monkey & Cat
Sheree' Morris, executive producer, creator & writer     Artie Romero, director
 

Festival Award: Best Animation Film, Beyond Earth Film Festival 2020
Beyond Earth Film Festival
2020
Best Animation Film
Monkey & Cat
 

Award Winner: Animation, Venice Film Awards 2020
Venice Film Awards
2020
Award Winner: Animated Film
Monkey & Cat
 

Finalist: Hollywood Gold Awards, 2020
Hollywood Gold Awards
2020
Finalist
Monkey & Cat
 

Nominee, Best Animation, Assurdo Film Festival, 2020
Assurdo Film Festival
2020
Nominated for Best Animation
Monkey & Cat
 

Official Selection: Genre Celebration Festival, 2020
Genre Celebration Festival
2020
Official Selection
Monkey & Cat
 

Official Selection: KIDS FIRST! Film Festival, 2020
KIDS FIRST! Film Festival
2020
Official Selection
Monkey & Cat
 

Official Selection, Monthly Indie Shorts, 2020
Monthly Indie Shorts
2020
Official Selection
Monkey & Cat
 

Official Selection: The IndieFEST Film Awards
The IndieFEST Film Awards
2020
Official Selection
Monkey & Cat
 

Winner, Comedy Program/Series: Best Shorts Competition
Best Shorts Competition
2020
Winner, Comedy Program/Series
& Children/Family Programming award
Monkey & Cat
 

Winner, Best Animated Film: Florence Film Awards, 2020
Florence Film Awards, 2020
Winner, Best Animated Film
Monkey & Cat
 

Official Selection: San Diego International Kids' Film Festival
San Diego International Kids' Film Festival
2020
Official Selection
Monkey & Cat
 

Gold Award: Virgin Spring Cinefest
Virgin Spring Cinefest
2020
Gold Award
Monkey & Cat
 

Outstanding Achievement Award: Indie Short Fest, 2020
Indie Short Fest 2020
Outstanding Achievement Award
Monkey & Cat
 

Best Children Short nominee, IndieX Film Fest, 2020
IndieX Film Fest
2020
Best Children Short nominee
Monkey & Cat
 

Nominee, Best Animation, Assurdo Film Festival, 2020
Assurdo Film Festival
2020
Best Animation nominee
Monkey & Cat
 

Winner: Best Message, Top Indie Film Awards, 2020
Top Indie Film Awards
2020
Winner: Best Message
also nominated for Best Animated Short and Best Original Idea
Turtle Taido: The Story of the Elephant
Director's Cut
Created by Muyiwa Kayode   Artie Romero, director
 

Gold Award, Virgin Spring Cinefest 2020
Virgin Spring Cinefest
2020
Gold Award
Turtle Taido: The Story of the Elephant
Director's Cut
 

Finalist, Kosice International Film Festival
Kosice International Film Festival
2020
Finalist
Turtle Taido: The Story of the Elephant
Director's Cut
 

Official Selection, The Lift-Off Sessions 2020
The Lift-Off Sessions
2020
Official Selection
Turtle Taido: The Story of the Elephant
Director's Cut
 

Best Children Short, Independent Shorts Awards
Independent Shorts Awards
2020
Best Children Short
Turtle Taido: The Story of the Elephant
Director's Cut
 

Semi-Finalist, Realtime International Film Festival, 2020
Realtime International Film Festival, 2020
Semi-Finalist
Pedro at the Rainbow Bridge
Artie Romero, director
Travis McCoy, Assistant Director
 

Best Animation Short: Independent Shorts Awards, 2020
Independent Shorts Awards
2020

Winner, Best Animation Short and Best Children Short
Monkey & Cat
 

Best Animated Characters: International Independent Film Awards, 2020
International Independent Film Awards
2020

Best Animated Characters
Monkey & Cat
 

Finalist: New York Movie Awards, 2020
New York Movie Awards
2020

Finalist
Monkey & Cat
 

Winner, Best Animation Film: Direct Monthly Online Film Festival, 2020
Direct Monthly Online Film Festival
2020
Winner, Best Animation Film
Monkey & Cat
 

Winner, Best Animation Film: Golden Earth Film Award, 2020
Golden Earth Film Award
2020
Winner, Best Animation Film
Monkey & Cat
 

Official Selection: Mabig Film Festival
Mabig Film Festival
2020
Official Selection
Monkey & Cat
 

Official Selection: Los Angeles International Children's Film Festival, 2020
Los Angeles International Children's Film Festival
2020
Official Selection
Monkey & Cat
 

Winner, Best Humor, Top Indie Film Awards, 2020
Top Indie Film Awards
2020
Winner, Best Humor
Nominated Best Animated Short and Best Sound
Monkey & Cat 

Official Selection: International Shorts, 2020
International Shorts
2020
Official Selection
Monkey & Cat 

Semi-Finalist: Seoul Guro International Kids Film Festival, 2020
Seoul Guro International Kids Film Festival
2020
Semi-Finalist, Korea premiere
Monkey & Cat
 

Official Selection: Kosice International Monthly Film Festival, 2020
Kosice International Monthly Film Festival
2020
Official Selection
Monkey & Cat
 

Gold Award: Animated Characters - International Independent Film Awards, 2019
International Independent Film Awards
2019
Gold Award: Animated Characters
Tub Soup
Artie Romero, director
 

Official Selection: Virgin Spring Cinefest, 2020
Virgin Spring Cinefest
2020
Official Selection
Tub Soup
 

Official Selection: Animation Day in Cannes, 2021
Animation Day in Cannes
2021
Official Selection
Tub Soup
 

Official Selection: The Lift-Off Sessions, 2020
The Lift-Off Sessions
2020
Official Selection
Tub Soup
 

Official Selection: Direct Monthly Online Film Festival, 2020
Direct Monthly Online Film Festival
2020
Official Selection
Tub Soup
 

Nominated for Best Original Idea, Top Indie Film Awards, 2020
Top Indie Film Awards
2020
Nominated Best Music and Best Original Idea
Tub Soup
 

Official Selection: Kosice International Monthly Film Festival, 2020
Kosice International Monthly Film Festival
2020
Official Selection
Tub Soup
 

Nominated Best Score: Genre Celebration Festival (Tokyo) 2020
Genre Celebration Festival
2020
Nominated Best Score
Tub Soup
Teressa Gehrke
 

Nominated Best Animated Film: New York Movie Awards, 2019
New York Movie Awards
2019
Nominated Best Animated Film
Lear's Nonsense
Director: Artie Romero
 

Finalist: International Short Film Festival Pune India, 2019
International Short Film Festival Pune India
2019
Finalist
Turtle Taido in Osun and Kogi States
Director's Cut
 

Official Selection: Virgin Spring Cinefest, 2020
Virgin Spring Cinefest
2020
Official Selection
Turtle Taido in Osun and Kogi States
Director's Cut
 

uMgungundlovu Film Festival
uMgungundlovu Film Festival
2019
Official Selection
Turtle Taido in Osun and Kogi States
Director's Cut
 


I Filmmaker International Film Festival
2019
Semi-Finalist
Turtle Taido in Osun and Kogi States
Director's Cut
 

Turtle Taido in Osun and Kogi States - Director's cut by Artie Romero
Indie Short Fest
2019
Nominated for Best Children's Short
Turtle Taido in Osun and Kogi States
 


Genre Celebration Festival
2019
Official Selection
Turtle Taido in Osun and Kogi States
 


The Lift-Off Sessions
2019
Official Selection
Pedro at the Rainbow Bridge
 


Independent Shorts Awards
2019
Winner, Best Children's Short
Turtle Taido in Osun and Kogi States
 


DYTIATKO International Children's Media Festival
2019
Official Selection
Turtle Taido in Osun and Kogi States
 

Best Music Video: International Independent Film Awards, 2019
International Independent Film Awards
2019
Best Music Video
Hands Only CPR Hip Hop
Artie Romero, director
 


The Buddha International Film Festival
2019
Winner: Best TV Series
Turtle Taido in Osun and Kogi States
 

Official Selection: Hollywood Boulevard Film Festival 2019
Hollywood Boulevard Film Festival
2019
Best Music Video
Hands Only CPR Hip Hop
 


Indie Film Wisconsin Film Festival
2019
Official Selection
Turtle Taido in Osun and Kogi States
 

Finalist: Children's International Film Festival 2019
Children's International Film Festival
2019
Finalist
Hands Only CPR Hip Hop
 

Turtle Taido in Osun and Kogi States - Director's cut by Artie Romero
International Independent Film Awards
2018
Diamond Winner, Animated Characters
Turtle Taido in Osun and Kogi States
Director's cut (2018)
 


Top Indie Film Awards
2018
Nominated for Best Animated Short & Best Director
Turtle Taido in Osun and Kogi States
Director's cut (2018)
 


Children's Day International Film Festival
2018
Official Selection
Turtle Taido in Osun and Kogi States
Director's cut (2018)
 


Genre Celebration Festival
2018
Nominated for Best Fantasy Short
Pedro at the Rainbow Bridge
 


Children's Day International Film Festival
2018
Official Selection
Pedro at the Rainbow Bridge
 


Great Lakes International Film Festival
2018
Official Selection
Lear's Nonsense
 


Top Indie Film Awards
2018
Nominated for Best Animated Short
How to Escape an Arranged Marriage in High Heels
Artie Romero, director
 


Top Indie Film Awards
2018
Nominated for Best Animated Short
Goldzinger
 


Genre Celebration Festival
2018
Official Selection
Goldzinger
 


Top Indie Film Awards
2018
Winner, Best Music Video
Hands Only CPR Hip Hop
Also nominated for Best Editing
 


Top Indie Film Awards
2018
Nominated for Best Documentary Short
and Best Original Idea
Pedro at the Rainbow Bridge
 


Top Indie Film Awards
2018
Nominated for Best Animated Short
and Best Sound
How Cartoons Are Made
 


Philadelphia Latino Film Festival
2018
Official Selection
Shorts Pop-up Contest
Goldzinger
 


Rome Independent Prisma Awards
2018
Official Selection
Lear's Nonsense
 


Rome Independent Prisma Awards
2018
Official Selection
How Cartoons Are Made
 


Top Indie Film Awards
2018
Winner

Best Animated Short
Nominated: Best Humor
Lear's Nonsense
 


International Independent Film Awards
2018
Silver Winner

Lear's Nonsense
 


International Independent Film Awards
2018
Honorable Mention
Pedro at the Rainbow Bridge
 


60 Second International Film Festival
2018
Official Selection
Goldzinger
 


Genre Celebration Festival
2018
Nominated Best Director
and Best Comedy Short
How Cartoons Are Made
 


Genre Celebration Festival
2018
Nominated Best Comedy Short
Lear's Nonsense


Cefalu film festival
2018
Official Selection
Pedro at the Rainbow Bridge
Directors: Artie Romero, Travis McCoy
 


Cefalu film festival
2018
Official Selection
Lear's Nonsense
Director: Artie Romero
 


Mumbai Shorts
International Film Festival
2017
Official Selection
How Cartoons Are Made
Director: Matthew Rebel
 


Hollywood Hills Awards
2017
Winner

Best Instructional Music Video
Hands Only CPR Hip Hop
Director: Artie Romero
 


Weyauwega
International Film Festival
2017
Official Selection
How Cartoons Are Made
Producer: Artie Romero
 


2° North America Teaser
Future Film Festival
2017
Official Selection
Goldzinger
Director: Michael Spencer
 


Los Angeles CineFest
2017
Semi-finalist
Pedro at the Rainbow Bridge
Directors: Artie Romero, Travis McCoy
 


Los Angeles CineFest
2017
Semi-finalist
Lear's Nonsense
Director: Artie Romero
 


Los Angeles CineFest
2017
Semi-finalist
How Cartoons Are Made
Narrator: Ron Hayden
 


Neu World Studios
Independent Film Festival
2017
Official Selection
How Cartoons Are Made
Narrator: Ron Hayden
 


Blissfest333
2017
WINNER: BEST ANIMATION
Lear's Nonsense
Director: Artie Romero
 


International Independent Film Awards
2017
Gold Award: Animation

How Cartoons Are Made
Director: Matt Rebel
 


Caribbean Film Festival & Market
2017
Semi-finalist
Pedro at the Rainbow Bridge
Directors: Artie Romero, Travis McCoy
 


Caribbean Film Festival & Market
2017
Semi-finalist
Lear's Nonsense
Director: Artie Romero
 


Cannes Film Festival
Animation Day
2016
Official Selection
Adventures of Turtle Taido
Muyiwa Kayode, Artie Romero
 


Abuja International Film Festival
2015
Nominated Best Animation
Adventures of Turtle Taido
Director: Don Mangan
 


Professional Film & Video Guild
2000
Best Animation

Glass Masters
Director: William Kirk Kennedy (1953-2010)
 

Heartland Emmy Awards
National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, Heartland Chapter
TV Planet
Emmy nomination, 1999
Artie Romero, Jee Hoon Lee,
Michael Spencer, RMPBS
 


Professional Film & Video Guild
1999
Best Animation

TV Planet
 


Professional Film & Video Guild
1998
Best TV Commercial
Monty Remembers

 


Animated GIF Artists Guild
Award of Excellence
Sneaky Dude

Artie Romero, Eric Stevens
 


Web GraFX-FX
1997 GRAND Competition
Padded Cell

Don Mangan, Artie Romero
 


Professional Film & Video Guild
1996
Best Animation
VGE1 Debut

Don Mangan, Artie Romero
 

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