Sabella, Paul

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Sabella, Paul


Career: Producer, animator, director, and actor. Hanna-Barbera, senior vice president in charge of animation projects; began working with Jonathan Dern at MetroGoldwyn-Mayer, 1992; Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Animation, cofounder and cohead (with Dern), 1993–c. 2000; SD Entertainment (an animation studio), partner and cofounder (with Dern), 2000.


Film Animator:

In a Nutshell (animated short; also known as La noix de Bongolie), 1971.

Tiki Tiki (animated), Faroun Films, 1971.

Man: The Polluter (animated), National Film Board of Canada, 1973.

A Room Full of Energy (animated short; also known as De l'energie de ci, de la), 1982.

International production executive, Monster in My Pocket: The Big Scream (animated short), Kidmark, 1992.

Film Producer:

An All Dogs Christmas Carol, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Family Entertainment, 1998.

Tom Sawyer, 2000.

Noddy Saves Christmas (animated short), Kidtoon Films, 2004.

Noddy and the Island Adventure (animated), 2005.

Film Director:

A Room Full of Energy (animated short; also known as De l'energie de ci, de la), 1982.

All Dogs Go to Heaven 2 (animated), 1996.

Babes in Toyland (animated), Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1997.

An All Dogs Christmas Carol (animated), MetroGoldwyn-Mayer Family Entertainment, 1998.

Tom Sawyer (animated), Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 2000.

Film Work; Other:

Key animator and sequence director, "Captain Sternn," Heavy Metal (animated), 1981.

Executive producer, Candyland: Great Lollipop Adventure (animated), Hasbro, 2005.

Executive producer, Dinotopia: Quest for the Ruby Sunstone (animated), Goodtimes Entertainment, 2005.

Film Appearances:

Himself, Imagining "Heavy Metal" (documentary short), 1999.

Television Executive Producer; Series:

A Pup Named Scooby Doo (animated), ABC, 1988.

"Monster Tails" and "Fender Bender 500," Wake, Rattle & Roll (animated), syndicated, 1990.

Timeless Tales from Hallmark, USA Network, 1990.

Tom and Jerry Kids Show (animated), Fox, 1990.

The Adventures of Don Coyote and Sancho Panda (animated), syndicated, 1990.

Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure (animated), CBS, 1990.

Gravedale High (also known as Rick Moranis in Gravedale High), NBC, 1990.

The Pirates of Dark Water (animated), 1991.

Dark Water (animated), Fox, 1991.

The Addams Family (animated), ABC, 1992.

The Pink Panther (animated), syndicated, 1993.

All Dogs Go to Heaven: The Series (animated), syndicated, 1996.

The Lionhearts (animated), syndicated, 1998.

Robocop: Alpha Commando (animated), syndicated, 1998.

Action Man (animated), Fox, 2000.

Make Way for Noddy (animated), 2001.

Also produced The Smurfs and Foofur.

Television Co-Executive Producer; Series:

Yo Yogi (animated), NBC, 1991.

Fish Police (animated), CBS, 1992.

Television Producer; Series:

Make Way for Noddy (animated), 2001.

Say It With Noddy (animated), 2005.

Television Work; Series:

International production executive, Tom and Jerry Kids Show (animated), Fox, 1990.

Animation consultant, Young Robin Hood (animated), syndicated, 1991.

Creative supervisor, The Lionhearts, syndicated, 1998.

Creative producer, Alien Racers (animated), 2005.

Television Work; Movies:

International production executive, Jonny's Golden Quest (animated), USA Network, 1993.

International production executive and supervising animation director, I Yabba-Dabba Doo! (animated), ABC, 1993.

Producer and codirector, Tom Sawyer (animated), The Nashville Network, 2000.

Television Work; Specials:

Character lead, The Selfish Giant (animated), CBS, 1973.

Animator, The Little Mermaid (animated), CBS, 1974.

Television Appearances; Series:

Voice of Willie the Whale, Mickey Mouse Works (animated), ABC, 1999.

Voice of Willie the Whale, House of Mouse (animated), ABC, 2001.