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Joel Trussell is an artist and director living in Los Angeles.

Joel Trussell is a director from Knoxville, TN known for independently directing several award-winning animated music videos, commercials and TV segments for shows like Yo Gabba Gabba before he moved to Los Angeles in pursuit of being involved with longer form projects. His first foray into that world was directing Tom Hanks’ sci-fi, adult animated series Electric City. Disney brought Trussell on as a consulting director where he helped develop Pickle and Peanut and served as executive producer for two seasons. He has since went on to help develop projects for Sony Pictures, Warner Brothers and Netflix where he is currently on an overall deal and serving as an executive producer for an upcoming adult animated show.