Today marks the premiere of Season 2 of Mondo’s Cat Agent, and to celebrate, we wanted to highlight its creator: Kent Osborne! A true Jack of all Trades, Osborne’s talents for writing, directing, producing, voice acting, and songwriting are spread over a storied career spanning more than 20 animated series, movies, and television shows. Let’s take a look at some of the highlights of his impact in the world of entertainment!
He Wrote for Phineas and Ferb
One of Osborne’s highest profile contributions is his writing credits for the Disney Channel comedy Phineas and Ferb. While its audience skewed a bit younger than that of his other work, Osborne’s signature humor translates perfectly into this absurdist world of platypuses and villainous mad scientists!
He Was Story Editor for the Marvelous Misadventures of Flapjack
The Marvelous Misadventures of Flapjack acted as precursor for the coming Cartoon Network renaissance. It’s hard to imagine now, but Flapjack existed in a pre-Adventure Time era, and it paved the way for the explosion of creativity its network would see in the next decade. Osborne, worked with tons of up-and-comers in the animation world, editing scripts for the show, and Flapjack’s off-kilter sense of humor and darkly comedic world gelled perfectly with the creator.
He Wrote the Spongebob Squarepants Movie AND HE ALSO WROTE “GOOFY GOOBER”
Osborne not only wrote for the Spongebob Squarepants television show, but he wrote the entire movie as well! While this is a huge feat in and of itself, I’m sort of obsessed with the fact that he also wrote the Goofy Goober song! Y’know the one:
He Was A Voice Director for Bee and Puppycat and Steven Universe
Osborne is not only a talented writer, he has also acted in numerous titles, both animated and live action. With his intimate knowledge of the production process coupled with his acting experience, it makes sense that he was brought on to direct actors! Natasha Allegri’s Bee and Puppycat and Rebecca Sugar’s Steven Universe both benefit from Osborne-directed dubs!
He Wrote For, Acted in, And Directed Episodes of Adventure Time
Arguably his largest role since writing for Spongebob Squarepants, Osborne has been deeply involved with Pendleton Ward’s breakout hit animated series, Adventure Time. He wrote for a huge number of episodes, eventually becoming the series’ head writer, and he also provided the voice for various characters, and even directed a few episodes himself!
He Created Cat Agent!
Osborne has a monumental creative resume, but Cat Agent is special—it’s his own personal creation! This cute, funny series is the brainchild of a multitalented, brilliant creative mind, and what better way to celebrate his career than watch the new season on VRV!