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Amy Winfrey is an American animator, screenwriter, songwriter, director, and voice actress. She is best known for creating the web series Making Fiends that was later picked up by Nickelodeon in 2008.
Winfrey resides in Los Angeles, California with her husband, Peter Merryman.
Winfrey studied animation at UCLA and made a 3D film called The Bad Plant, which won her a silver medal at the Student Academy Awards in 2000. At UCLA, Winfrey worked as an animator on South Park during the first and second seasons. She took a break from the school to work full-time on the South Park theatrical film.
In a UCLA class, Winfrey made a website dedicated to traffic cones. Because of many visitors on the traffic cone website, Winfrey decided to create a series of short web cartoons, and the result was Muffin Films.
When the twelve shorts were finished, Winfrey created another series, Big Bunny. In 2003, Winfrey created Making Fiends. Nickelodeon contacted Winfrey in 2004 about possibly bringing Making Fiends to TV. The TV series premiered on October 4, 2008.
Winfrey has directed the following episodes of BoJack Horseman:
- 6x02 The New Client
- 6x08 A Quick One, While He's Away
- 6x11 Sunk Cost and All That
- 6x15 The View from Halfway Down
- Winfrey made a cameo as herself in Sunk Cost and All That, which she also directed.
- Her husband Peter Merryman also makes an animated cameo as well in that same episode.