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M.R. Horhager is a director and consulting producer for Blue's Clues & You!. He, along with Jennifer Sherman, serve as the main episode directors for the animation portions of the series. Horhager has also occasionally directed episodes of the live action portions as well.

Biography[]

M.R. Horhager is a Filipino-Canadian creator, director, writer and filmmaker from Toronto, Ontario with over a decade of experience in the animation industry. His work includes directing the award-winning series “Dot.” produced by the Jim Henson Company, working with Sesame Workshop as a director on “Prankster Planet”, and most recently director on two animated specials for live-action sitcoms: a reboot of Norman Lear's "One Day at a Time" on POPtv/CBS and an election special for "Black-ish" on ABC/Disney. His current role is Director on Nickelodeon’s “Blues Clues & You” reboot where he was nominated in the “Best Directing Team” category for the 2021 Daytime Emmy Awards.

His past director credits also include the pre-school series “Chirp”, and the Christmas special "The Curse of Clara: A Holiday Tale", which won a 2017 Canadian Screen Award for "Best Animated Program or Series".

In addition to his work in broadcast TV, M.R. Horhager is also a prolific creator of original animated content, with multiple projects in various stages of development. He has also written, directed and produced several short films, with many that have appeared in international festivals, including "Extreme Nuts" (2010), "Ball'oons" (2011), "I Hate You Red Light" (2012), "Ringo" (2012), and "Kafka’s Little Fable" (2016). In 2017, he was invited to pitch one of his original projects, “The Distinguished Dinosaurs”, at the acclaimed Annecy International Animated Film Festival.

M.R. Horhager’s varied experience has given him the opportunity to work on shows and develop content that span from the pre-school demographic up to adult. In addition to his many projects, his newest venture is leveraging his strong storytelling ability as a TV writer.

List of Episodes Directed[]

Season 1[]

Season 2[]

Season 3[]

Season 4[]

Trivia[]

  • M.R. Horhager is of Filipino descent.
  • He has directed the odd episodes from the first season with the exception of the first two (since both he and Sherman directed them together), and ever since the second season, he has directed the even numbered episodes. However, there seems to be a mix-up with the credits and production codes from the first eight episodes of the fourth season.
Episode Directors
Blue's Clues
Alan ZdinakAngela C. SantomeroBruce CainesDaniel SilvermanElizabeth HolderJohn ChiappardeJonathan JudgeKoyalee ChandaLucy WalkerMarygrace O'SheaMatt SheridanMichael T. HolmanNancy KeeganPaul ZehrerTodd KesslerTraci Paige Johnson
Blue's Room
Dave PalmerJonathan JudgeKoyalee ChandaMac O'BrienR.A. FernandesTraci Paige Johnson
Blue's Clues & You!
Alyson CourtDonovan PattonJennifer ShermanJeremy SlutskinKevin Del AguilaM.R. HorhagerNicole StampSteve BurnsSteve Wright
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