Daniel Chong (animator)

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Daniel Chong
Born (1978-11-19) November 19, 1978 (age 40)
ResidenceLos Angeles, California, U.S.
Years active2008-present
Known forWe Bare Bears

Daniel Chong (born November 19, 1978) is an American artist best known as the creator of the Cartoon Network show 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.[1]


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.[2] 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.[1] Chong has cited Seinfeld, Broad City, Peanuts, Aardman Animations and Wes Anderson as inspirations for the style and tone of the show.[3]


Year Title Writer Story Artist Art Note
2008 Bolt No Yes No
2010-2011 Mater's Tall Tales Yes Yes No 3 episodes
2011 Cars 2 No Yes No
2012 The Lorax No Yes No
2013 Despicable Me 2 No uncredited No
2013 Toy Story of Terror! No Yes No
2013 Free Birds No Yes No
2014 Toy Story That Time Forgot No Yes No
2014-present We Bare Bears Yes Yes Yes Creator/Executive Producer
2015 Inside Out No Yes No
2020 We Bare Bears: The Movie Yes Yes Yes Creator/Executive Producer


  1. ^ a b "Interview with Daniel Chong, creator of We Bare Bears". Animac Magazine. Retrieved September 8, 2016.
  2. ^ http://annieawards.org/41st-annie-awards/
  3. ^ DeVoe, Elise (July 23, 2015). "A Q&A with We Bare Bears Creator Daniel Chong". Time Warner.

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