Christopher Joseph Reccardi (November 24, 1964 – May 2, 2019) was an American cartoon director, graphic designer, animator, character designer, musician, producer, writer and storyboard artist. He worked on numerous animated television series, including The Ren & Stimpy Show, Samurai Jack, The Powerpuff Girls (1998), and Tiny Toon Adventures, and had directing duties on Super Robot Monkey Team Hyperforce Go! and SpongeBob SquarePants. He was also the supervising producer for the first season of Regular Show and creative director for the short-lived Secret Mountain Fort Awesome.
Why He Rocks
- He worked in various great and awesome cartoons and animated films like:
- He did great songs, like this one from Ren & Stimpy's episode, Hermit Ren. Also along with Jim Smith and Scott Huml at Der Screamin' Lenderhosen band, composed the theme song of Ren & Stimpy, Dog Pound Hop, the show's end theme, Big House Blues and wrote the famous Happy, Happy, Joy, Joy song along with John Kricfalusi and Charlie Brissette.
- The storyboards he did to the cartoons and animated films he worked on are pretty cool.
- His paintings are very beautiful and expressive. In fact, like his wife Lynne Naylor, his paintings are in various galleries around the world.
- His illustrations are great as well, the illustrations he did to the Pat the Stimpy: The Nitty Gritty Touchy Smelly Book is an example.
- He created good pilots like IMP, inc. and Meddlen Meadows to Cartoon Network and of course, The Modifyers to Nickelodeon, along with his wife, Lynne Naylor.
- He was a nice guy and also funny to everyone, like when he read a Golden Book of John Kricfalusi to him with a aloud and funny voice.
The Only Bad Quality
- The fact that he worked on wonderful cartoons and animated films, he also worked on bad cartoons and animated movies like The New Adventures of Beany and Cecil, Secret Mountain Fort Awesome, Billy Dilley's Super-Duper Subterranean Summer and The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge on the Run, despite doing a great job on these productions no matter how terrible they were.