BIOGRAPHY: LARRY LATHAM, Producer
With more than two decades of animation experience, Larry Latham serves as producer of WING COMMANDER ACADEMY, the new half-hour action adventure animated series based on the best-selling video games and produced by Universal Cartoon Studios in association with Electronic Arts/ORIGIN Systems.
After graduating from the University of Oklahoma near his birthplace of Oklahoma City, Latham initially applied his degree in motion picture production to working in feature with stints as a sound recordist, production manager, still photographer, editor, and even as an actor. Yet his talent and aptitude for art prevailed, and he began drawing storyboards for Hanna-Barbera Productions in 1979. During his tenure there, he segued to writing, producing and directing, with credits including new incarnations of The Flinstones and Scooby-Doo, and The Smurfs, The Snorks and Richie Rich.
Latham joined with Walt Disney Television Animation in 1988, and worked for the studio until 1993 as a producer and director for some of their acclaimed series, such as Talespin, Raw Toonage, Rescue Rangers and Bonkers.
Just prior to his role on WING COMMANDER ACADEMY, Latham became familiar with the medium that spawned the series, as he wrote, designed and produced for CD-ROM on such titles as the interactive cartoon "Mr. Zickerfoose," the interactive history on silent films "Galloping Tintypes," and the educational "Turbo Math 3-D."
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