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|Occupation||Writer, Director, Songwriter, Producer, Actor, Educator|
|Known for||Clarissa Explains It All
Bear in the Big Blue House
It's a Big Big World
Mitchell Kriegman is an American filmmaker dedicated to developing innovative content for film and television. His production company, Big Big Productions, developed the patented technique called Shadowmation which utilizes real time virtual sets and Bunraku style team puppetry. Among his many honors, he has received numerous Emmys and Parents Choice awards for his work in children's programming. He's the father of three children, each three years apart in age. His latest project, It's a Big Big World is in production at Wainscott Studios, an animation and production facility in Wainscott, New York.
As a screenwriter he has written for Universal, Disney and Columbia Pictures. He also wrote the story and co-wrote the screenplay Elmo in Grouchland with Joey Mazzarino the screenplay for the Sesame Street movie The Adventures of Elmo in Grouchland, a co-production with Sesame Workshop and The Jim Henson Company and Columbia Pictures, as well as the script for the Bear in the Big Blue House stage show.
At Nickelodeon he created Clarissa Explains It All and was the Executive Story Editor on Rugrats, The Ren and Stimpy Show, Doug, and Rocko's Modern Life. Clarissa Explains It All was notable for identifying the preteen genre and being the first sitcom for kids with a female lead that was watched equally by both genders. It featured a unique style of talking to the camera, paintbox graphics and animation and fantasies.
His novel Being Audrey Hepburn will be published by St. Martin's Press in 2014.
Kriegman is the owner of Wainscott Studios, a state-of-the-art production facility working in all areas of the industry including content creation, presentation, development, sales and production and technology development. Known[by whom?] for its high quality and sophisticated programming, Wainscott Studios continues to innovate and develop new properties for digital media and entertainment.