Butch Hartman to Give Keynote Address at Ottawa

The Fairly OddParents creator Butch Hartman will be delivering one of this years keynote addresses at the 2012 Ottawa Intl. Animation Festival’s industry event this September.

Hartman developed The Fairly OddParents, which tells the story of Timmy Turner, a boy who is granted fairy godparents in 1998. The show immediately drew huge ratings for Nickelodeon. In 2004, OddParents was followed up with Danny Phantom, the adventures of a 14 year-old boy “going ghost.” 2011 saw the debut of a new series, T.U.F.F. Puppy, all about the life of a secret agent dog, Dudley Puppy.

Outside of animation, Hartman is also a dedicated philanthropist. In 2005, Hartman and his wife Julieann launched Hartman House, a non-profit organization that provides aid and support programs in communities around the world.

“This year we’re focusing on what really matters: creativity and innovation,” says TAC director, Azarin Sohrabkhani. “ Butch Hartman’s career embodies this celebration perfectly and we’re thrilled to be bringing him to Ottawa.”

Running September 19th and 20th, the first two days of the OIAF, the Conference is a specialized industry forum designed for professionals in animation content creation, development, production, distribution and marketing.

The Ottawa International Animation Festival 2012 poster, created by Koji Yamaura
The 2012 Ottawa International Animation Festival

Held at the Chateau Laurier Hotel in downtown Ottawa, TAC brings together over 300 key professionals who take part in panels, seminars and deliver keynote addresses.

To learn more about this year’s Ottawa International Animation Festival (OIAF) visit www.animationfestival.ca.



  1. Can we give Timmy some more elbow room?
    I was watching one of the episodes and thought maybe I could give you an idea I was thinking, it is free and all I can afford any more…lol.
    What if you do a 3=4 episodes and try to kick off some new charectors?
    Episode starts// Timmys Aunt and Uncle (Who he has never seen before win the lotto and decicide to send Timmys parents around the world on a 30 day vacation and would love to take Timmy and his fish to stay with them (they want to see how it would be to be parents, they are thinkingof having a baby soon…and they are as crazy as Timmys folks) at there new home.
    After a few crazy situations the Aunt and Uncle realize it is harder then it looks… So how to get rid of Timmy for the rest of the trip, camp. This is where he notices some of his new friends have it very hard… he learns what he has and that others can become happy with just a little bit of magic.
    Jordan shows up with the book of Da Rules and tells Timmy giving others wishes is not his job… Timmy keep on doing this, Jordan tries to catch him giving away wishes through the episode… at the end when we all think Timmy will lose his faries forever….the last moment, Jordan finds out they have a huge fairyshortage and then makes Timmy an honerary fairy to help out fairy world… This creating a bunch of new and old charectors/conflict/new neighborhood introduced/…and maybe a run for a few more years.
    Just thought I would send you this idea, I am sure you get this type of thing all the time…hope you take in the way this note was attended.
    Best Wishes/ Douglas Scalf/US Army Retired


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