Daniel Chong (animator)
|Born||November 19, 1978|
Fargo, North Dakota, U.S.
|Residence||Los Angeles, California, U.S.|
|Known for||We Bare Bears|
Chong was born in Fargo, North Dakota U.S. He is born to Singaporean Chinese immigrants and is a graduate of California Institute of the Arts. He currently resides in Los Angeles, California. Before creating We Bare Bears, Chong began as a storyboard artist for well known animation giants such as Blue Sky Studios, Walt Disney Animation Studios, Illumination Entertainment and Pixar.
While working at Pixar, Chong worked on the TV specials Toy Story of Terror! and Toy Story That Time Forgot where he ended up winning an Annie Award on the former. The initial idea for We Bare Bears came from a webcomic that Chong had made in 2010 called The Three Bare Bears. The webcomic ended almost a year later, but Chong carried the idea with him. Chong has cited Seinfeld, Broad City, Peanuts, Aardman Animations and Wes Anderson as inspirations for the style and tone of the show.
|2010-2011||Mater's Tall Tales||Yes||Yes||No||3 episodes|
|2013||Despicable Me 2||No||uncredited||No|
|2013||Toy Story of Terror!||No||Yes||No|
|2014||Toy Story That Time Forgot||No||Yes||No|
|2014-present||We Bare Bears||Yes||Yes||Yes||Creator/Executive Producer|
- "Interview with Daniel Chong, creator of We Bare Bears". Animac Magazine. Retrieved September 8, 2016.
- DeVoe, Elise (July 23, 2015). "A Q&A with We Bare Bears Creator Daniel Chong". Time Warner.