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ClausKids was created by Kurtz Art Studio Inc. as a response to the lackluster family entertainment market during the holidays

  • Stage Full Product Ready
  • Industry Media and Entertainment
  • Location Newnan, GA, USA
  • Currency USD
  • Employees 12
  • Website

Company Summary

ClausKids offers high quality, safe entertainment for all ages, centered on the holiday season, and adapted for year-round appeal. We already have a number of products, including 4 books (published by Dover Publications), 2 apps for iPhone and iPad (another to be completed by mid-Nov), a fully playable online adventure game featuring a full suite of games and activities, and a full line of apparel featuring our unique characters.


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    John Kurtz
    Owner/ Production Director

    With more than 25 years in the fields of licensing and advertising, John Kurtz is able to coordinate the efforts of our personnel throughout the production process. John’s duties as producer require that he be “on-call” to keep everything moving forward at all times. He is also responsible for character design and style guides for the world. John has worked with numerous companies, including Disney, Cartoon Network, Nickelodeon, Sch

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    Jon Henshaw
    Animation Director

    Jon has been animating professionally since 1998. He is an experienced flash animator who has directed and/or animated for such companies as Cartoon Network, Adult Swim, Game Tap, TNT, and TBS. His experience with direction makes coordination with other animators easy. Samples of Jon’s work, and a complete list of credentials, can be found at his website,

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    Jay Rodgers
    Art and Design

    Jay is the owner and operator of Jayro Design and Illustration. Prior to opening his own studio, Jay worked for Turner Broadcasting as the Art Director for Cartoon Network. His 14 years of industry experience includes art direction, marketing, advertising and promotions, digital gaming, consumer products, packaging and retail, style guides, and environments. An extensive list of clients and work experience can be found at his website, www.jayrode

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    Rick Hinkle
    Music Production Director/ Sound Engineer

    Rick has an extensive musical background, having played with Chuck Berry, Joe South, Percy Sledge, Jackie Wilson, and The Platters. Rick is also a Gold Record artist for his work on the popular arcade game, “Pac-Man Fever.” He is the owner of Audiocam Music, where the entirety of dialogue, music, vocals, and sound effects are recorded. The main theme song, The Magic Door, available on iTunes and at, and all of the backgro