Perennial Pictures Film Corporation was founded in 1979 by G. Brian Reynolds and Russ Harris with the aspiration to create and produce original animated entertainment. Located in Indianapolis, the studio made its initial entry into the marketplace producing local and regional animated television commercials. In 1982, Michael N. Ruggiero joined the studio as the third partner, and by 1984, the studio had attained its original goal and released its first animated special, “A MERRY MIRTHWORM CHRISTMAS,” to the Showtime Cable Network.

Over the years, the studio has produced many animated specials, shorts and television commercials. With telecasts on every major cable network, including NICKELODEON, CARTOON NETWORK, THE FAMILY CHANNEL, HBO and THE DISNEY CHANNEL, Perennial Pictures Film Corporation has become a well respected animation producer.

In 2004, the studio converted all production to digital mediums allowing Perennial Pictures to facilitate its expansion into additional entertainment platforms. One of the studio’s first Flash animation productions, HANDYCAT - a 7 minute short Perennial Pictures created for NICKELODEON - premiered in the Spring of 2010 as a part of their RANDOM! CARTOON series. Currently the studio is in production on content for its “CRAWFORD THE CAT” character and website


Creators Brian Reynolds and Russ Harris met while working at local television station WTTV-Channel 4 in 1976. The WTTV Channel 4 Christmas film is here.

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