ARG! Cartoon Animation

Screen Credits & Awards

IMDbTub SoupMonkey & Cat

2020

  • 13 minute kids' cartoon adventure
  • Set to premiere at Wondercon 2020
  • Executive producer: Sheree' Morris
  • Director: Artie Romero
     

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
     

E.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
     

S.H.O.U.T. PSA

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
     

Duracell® 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)

1992-1995

  • 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
  • TV movie starring Sandra Dee, Jack Elam; Producer: Don Hawks
  • Also released in Great Britain as Buddy and Skipper
     

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 

Winner, Best Animated Film: Florence Film Awards, 2020
Florence Film Awards, 2020
Winner, Best Animated Film
Monkey & Cat
Sheree' Morris, creator & writer
Artie Romero, director
 

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
 

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
 

Finalist: Florence Film Awards
Florence Film Awards, 2020
Finalist
Turtle Taido in Osun and Kogi States
Director's Cut
Created by Muyiwa Kayode   Artie Romero, director
 

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

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

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 

Official Selection: Seoul Guro International Kids Film Festival, 2020
Seoul Guro International Kids Film Festival
2020
Official Selection
Monkey & Cat
 

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

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
Artie Romero, director
 

Award Winner: New York Movie Awards, 2019
New York Movie Awards
2019
Award Winner
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
 

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

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
Artie Romero, director
Travis McCoy, AD
 


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


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


Cefalý 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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