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Larry Leichliter (born May 1941)[1] is a longtime animator, active in the industry since 1975. On The Mighty B!, he co-directed all 39 episodes of the show's first season, alongside co-creator Erik Wiese. In addition to his directorial duties, Leichliter also served as supervising timing director.[2]


Born in Los Angeles, California,[1] Leichliter got started in the animation industry in 1975 animating on several Peanuts specials. He continued working on them through the early 1990s.[3]

During the mid-1990s, Leichliter was a character artist on several Don Bluth films, before becoming an animation director for several Nicktoons, including Hey Arnold!,[4] The Fairly OddParents[5] and ChalkZone.[6]

By the 2010s he directed episodes of The Marvelous Misadventures of Flapjack and Adventure Time for Cartoon Network. Most recently, Leichliter served as a sheet timer on The Loud House.

For his work in animation, Leichliter has received five Emmy Award nominations; three as supervising director, one as animation director and another for sheet timing. He won his first Emmy in 2015 for directing Over the Garden Wall.[7]

Directing credits

Leichliter directed every season 1 episode, thus to view his work please click on the season 1 page.


Year Title Role
1977 Race for Your Life, Charlie Brown animator
1980 Bon Voyage, Charlie Brown (and Don't Come Back!!) animator
1982 Hey Good Lookin' assistant animator
1991 Rock-a-Doodle character clean-up artist
1994 A Troll in Central Park character clean-up artist
2021 The Loud House Movie sheet timer


  1. 1.0 1.1 Combemale, Leslie (April 16, 2021). The Art and Career of Peanuts Animator Larry Leichliter. Art Insights. Retrieved March 21, 2022.
  2. Flight of the Honeybee. May 2008. Animation Magazine. Issue 184. Pages 22 to 24.
  3. Gillespie, Jeffrey (June 29, 2018). Quills & Queues: The Art of Peanuts Animation at Houston's Fine Art. Ashland Tidings. Retrieved July 11, 2020.
  4. Perlmutter, David (May 4, 2018). The Encyclopedia of American Animated Television Shows. Page 280. Rowman & littlefield. International standard book number 9781538103746.
  5. Erickson, Hal (2005). Television Cartoon Shows: An Illustrated Encyclopedia, 1949 Through 2003. Page 311. McFarland. Second edition. International standard book number 9780786420995.
  6. Perlmutter, David (May 4, 2018). The Encyclopedia of American Animated Television Shows. Page 120. Rowman & Littlefield. International standard book number 9781538103746.
  7. Larry Leichliter's profile. Emmy Awards. Retrieved July 11, 2020.

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Crew Members
Creators Amy PoehlerCynthia TrueErik Wiese
Directors Alex KirwanLarry LeichliterEddie TriguerosErik WieseBill Wray
Writers Mike BellWill BersonJohn Ross BowieJessica ChaffinNicholas CofrancescoJamie DenboDannah FeinglassJessica GaoBrendan HayDani MichaeliJulia MirandaRichard PurselAmanda SitkoKristine SongcoCynthia TrueErik Wiese
Storyboard Artists Ray AngrumEd BakerKen BoyerSherm CohenMark ColangeloLouie del CarmenDavid GemmillFred GonzalesChris GrahamIan GrahamSunil HallKirk HansonChuck KleinSteve LeCouilliardFrank MolieriMike MullenLynne NaylorJustin NicholsAaron PaetzHowie PerryBernie PettersonPiero PilusoChris ReccardiKatie RiceJustin RidgeOctavio RodriguezAndy SurianoDave ThomasMiles ThompsonKirk TingbladEddie TriguerosMatt WhitlockErik WieseCarey Yost
Art Director Seonna Hong
Story Editor Cynthia True
Comics Jessica GaoSunil HallBill Wray