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Robert D. Cardona (born in Southern California, USA, March 7th, 1930) is an American animator, director, producer, and writer, whom had his main success in England. He was the producer for Theodore Tugboat, and he was Co-CEO of Clearwater Features. He's best known work was working with partner David Mitton on the first two seasons of Thomas & Friends (1984-1986) and Tugs, thirteen highly sought-after episodes today of which the latter consists (Cardona wrote the episode "Warrior"). He worked on the British shows "Crime of Passion", "Emmerdale", "Fraud Squad", "The Flaxton Boys", "The Four Feathers", and "Thriller". He later provided Tugs Footage for Salty's Lighthouse in the 1990's.

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Season 5

Awards and nominations

  • Nominated - British Academy of Film and Television Arts - Best Animated Film for "Thomas The Tank Engine and Friends"
    • 1985, shared with Britt Allcroft and David Mitton
    • 1987, shared with David Mitton