Larry Schwarz is the CEO of Larry Schwarz and His Band, currently producing Alien Dawn for Nicktoons Network and Team Toon for Cartoon Network. Both series, produced in partnership with Fremantle Media Kids and Family Entertainment, were created by Schwarz.
He previously founded Animation Collective, where he created and produced Kappa Mikey, Thumb Wrestling Federation, Three Delivery, Leader Dog, Tortellini Western, Ellen’s Acres and Dancing Sushi. Animation Collective was also the leading multi-platform content provider for kids and teens to America Online.
In 2009, Animation Collective was sold to Handmade Films, the British independent film company founded by George Harrison. Schwarz served first as head of Handmade’s kids’ division and then President of Handmade Films USA before leaving to found Larry Schwarz and His Band.
Prior to Animation Collective, Schwarz founded Rumpus, the multimedia children’s toy and entertainment company. Rumpus operated kids’ entertainment and community websites Rumpus.com and Zeeks.com and produced interactive programming. Rumpus is best known for its line of award-winning toys all based on characters and ideas created by Schwarz.
A former child actor and stand-up comic, Larry Schwarz is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania and the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law.