Larry F. Houston is the Emmy-nominated Producer/Director of THE X-MEN Animated show, the phenomenally successful 90s series that expanded the scope and laid the foundation for Marvel’s multi-billion dollar mutant franchise globally.
The FIRST animated appearance of THE BLACK PANTHER was a cameo in the 90s X-MEN, followed by his FIRST fully animated episode, “Prey of the Black Panther”, in second season of THE FANTASTIC FOUR, both of which Larry was its Director.
Hired by Filmation Studios as the FIRST African-American Saturday Morning Storyboard Artist, Larry worked as a Storyboard Artist on some of the favorite 80s and 90s classic shows like: Thundarr, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Spiderman and his Amazing Friends, ExoSquad, Transformers, Spawn, Mr. T, Batman, Real Ghostbusters, Conan, Swamp Thing, Mighty Orbots, Bionic Six, Visionaries, Hulk, and Defenders of the Earth.
He was the Director of Captain Planet, GI Joe, GI Joe: the Movie, The Fantastic Four 2nd season, The Karate Kid, Jonny Quest, RoboCop Alpha Commando, Kid N Play, The Care Bears on CBS-TV and three (3) Care Bear Movies.
Additionally, the iconic animated X-Men TV Opening and GI Joe Movie Intro were both drawn and directed by Larry, as well as the intros for the animated Karate Kid, RoboCop: Alpha Commando and Community’s GI Jeff episode.
In 2018, San Diego Comic Con International awarded Larry with the Inkpot Award for Achievement in Animation.
X-Men: The Animated Series