Renowned animator Buzz Potamkin has joined the Board of Directors at Dinozine Ventures Inc. The former Hanna-Barbera exec. producer was instrumental in the development of such hits as The Flintstones, Scooby-Doo, Johnny Quest and The Berenstein Bears.
During Potamkin’s tenure at Hanna-Barbera, he served as exec. vp, exec. producer and head of TV. He was the only individual ever to be co-exec. producer of The Flintstones and Scooby-Doo at the same time as Bill Hanna and Joe Barbera.
Potamkin supervised the creation of and exec. produced four shorts – Dexter’s Laboratory, Johnny Bravo, Cow and Chicken and the Powerpuff Girls – which have all gone on to become hits on Cartoon Network. He also produced the TV Academy’s Cartoon All-Stars to the Rescue, the only non-news related program to be simulcast on all four major U.S. networks.
Through his own company, Perpetual Motion Pictures, Potamkin produced hundreds of TV commercials, including the Hawaiian Punch series and the famous 1982 “I Want My MTV” campaign.
Potamkin has won numerous awards, including four Clios, the MTV Video Award, the Venice Silver Lion, the Peabody, the Scott Newman Award and two gold and three silver medals from the New York Festival.