About  us.

Spiffy Pictures

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​655 Deerfield Road

Suite 100-237

Deerfield, IL 60015


Spiffy Pictures, founded in 2003 by David and Adam Rudman, is a creative development and production company specializing in family entertainment. 

The Emmy Award-winning creative team has created, produced, written and directed live-action and animated projects for PBS Kids, Nickelodeon, Disney, MTV, Comedy Central, Sesame Street and Warner Brothers. 

Their projects include creating and producing the Emmy & Prix Jeunesse-nominated Jack’s Big Music Show for Nick Jr, the Emmy-nominated Bunnytown for Disney and Nick Jr.’s Parent’s Choice Award-winning Curious Buddies brand of home videos. Spiffy Pictures recently produced a puppet adaptation of Scooby Doo for Warner Brothers, titled Scooby-Doo! Adventures, The Mystery Map. Spiffy’s current animated production Nature Cat premieres on PBS Kids November 25th, 2015. Nature Cat is designed to encourage kids to explore and develop connections with the natural world, starting in their own backyard.

Adam Rudman

Adam Rudman is a prolific writer, with credits ranging from classic cartoons to puppet series, and from children’s books to short film. Adam is a six-time Emmy Award-winning writer for Tom & Jerry (WB/Cartoon Network),Cyberchase (Nelvana/PBS), Handy Manny (Disney), ScoobyDoo (WB), Astroblast (Scholastic/Sprout), Sesame Street (PBS), Sid the Science Kid (Henson/PBS) and Jungle Junction (Disney). With his production company Spiffy Pictures, Adam is currently the co-creator, Executive Producer and Head Writer for PBS’ Nature Cat. He was creator, Head Writer and Executive Producer on Jack’s Big Music Show, Bunnytown and Curious Buddies. He is also the author of the first Cyberchase book for Scholastic, The Search for the Power Orb. Adam wrote and produced the award-winning short film Notes, starring late Blues legend Clarence “Gatemouth” Brown. Rudman is co-owner of Spiffy Pictures where he co- created, produced and directed Jack’s Big Music Show for Nick Jr., Bunnytown for Disney Junior and the upcoming animated series Nature Cat for PBS.

David Rudman

David Rudman has been a core Muppet performer for over 25 years. He performs Scooter and Janice, lead guitar player in The Electric Mayhem on the new ABC hit comedy series “the muppets”. On Sesame Street, Rudman performs Cookie Monster, Baby Bear and the Two Headed Monster. He has been nominated four times for an Emmy Award for “Outstanding Performer in a Children’s Series” and has directed several videos for the award-winning children’s television series including Cookie Monster Auditions for Saturday Night Live and Conversations with Bert. Other television credits range from The Colbert Report to The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon to Saturday Night Live. Film credits include Muppets Take Manhattan, The Muppet Christmas Carol, The Muppets, Muppets Most Wanted, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Labyrinth and Elmo in Grouchland. Rudman is co-owner of Spiffy Pictures where he co- created, produced and directed Jack’s Big Music Show for Nick Jr., Bunnytown for Disney Junior and the upcoming animated series Nature Cat for PBS.

What we do

Content Creation

Character Development


  • Live Action Puppets
  • Animation
  • Writing
  • Direction
  • Music
  • Post Production

We can  work with your brand

​Spiffy Pictures is looking to bring its Emmy Award winning creative talent to brands in need of new ways to tell their story. Using the tools of character development, video production, creative copy writing and even original music, we will develop unique, owned content that brands can use to create a more engaging and enduring relationship with its end users and stakeholders. In today’s world, where content has to compete in an overly saturated message storm, storytelling has returned as an art form that no brand should be without. While Spiffy’s niche has been creating stories that entertain children and their families, we believe that the same skills/experience can and should be brought to bear for those companies who need to have easy to understand, inviting and meaningful conversations with their customers.

Ideally, the brands we work with would understand and value owned content, and have an interest in storytelling through characters. We don’t believe this market is limited to brands that face children directly. Rather, we will thrive with brands that want fun, playful fresh thinking along with great writing and production.


Spiffy News

  • Spiffy Pictures announces the launch of their new YouTube channel called Flying Penguin.  This channel will focus on early pre-school learning through entertaining short videos featuring original Spiffy characters.  Spiffy will bring its Emmy Award winning creative talent to this new channel to create content that parents can trust and kids will love.  Flying Penguin will launch in early 2016...Stay tuned.

  • This fall, PBS KIDS will premiere NATURE CAT, a new animated series that encourages children to explore nature. Through NATURE CAT, co-creators and brothers David Rudman (SESAME STREET, The Muppets) and Adam Rudman (Tom & Jerry,SESAME STREET, CYBERCHASE) have teamed up to inspire viewers to get outdoors and develop connections with the natural world. Designed for kids ages 3-8, the multiplatform media property premieres this fall on PBS KIDS, along with integrated digital content and hands-on activities. Inspired by research on the health and educational benefits of spending time outside, NATURE CAT will encourage families to get active and go on their own outdoor adventures. The series will air daily following its premiere (check local listings). Produced by Spiffy Pictures,


Contact us.

Spiffy Pictures
​655 Deerfield Road
​Suite 100-237
​Deerfield, IL 60015

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