Christopher Michael "Chris" Savino is a former storyboard artist, writer, producer, and director. He is the creator of The Loud House.
Savino began his career in animation as a layout artist on The Ren & Stimpy Show in 1991. He later became a character and prop designer on Nickelodeon's Rocko's Modern Life in 1993, and has since writen and directed such series as: Dexter's Laboratory, The Powerpuff Girls, Codename: Kids Next Door, Samurai Jack, My Life as a Teenage Robot, Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends, Kick Buttowski: Suburban Daredevil, and My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic.
The Loud House
In 2013, Savino pitched The Loud House, a concept based on his own life experiences growing up in a large family (he's the ninth of ten children), as part of Nickelodeon's annual Animated Shorts Program. Besides his main job, he was also a member of Nickelodeon Animation Studio's Artist Collective, where veterans of the animation industry help train and nurture new talent that arrives at the studio.
Besides his usual duties, he would also draw all the title card art, and other still-frame pictures, which are drawn in a rougher style than the rest of the show. He also took it upon himself to direct every episode of the series (except on a few occasions and before his firing).
On October 19, 2017, Nickelodeon terminated Savino due to sexual misconduct allegations. As a result, he will no longer be involved with The Loud House. Savino finally responded to the allegations on October 23, 2017, saying he is "deeply sorry" for what he has done.
Episodes co-directed with Kyle Marshall