|Born||April 16, 1959|
Sacramento, California, United States
|Occupation||Writer, director, storyboard artist, animator|
Pilar Feiss (m. 1983–2003)
Annmarie Ashkar Feiss (m. 2005)
He worked on the 1980s revival of The Jetsons, was a key animator on the Jetsons movie, co-animated the Ren and Stimpy pilot "Big House Blues", was an animation director on The Ren & Stimpy Show during its first season and created the Cartoon Network original series Cow and Chicken and its spin-off, I Am Weasel. Feiss stated that The Adventures of Rocky and Bullwinkle and Friends was the primary influence for his work. On his shows, David directed every episode and also worked as a writer, his writing credits usually collaborated with Michael Ryan.
Feiss co-directed the animated segments of The Adventures of Hyperman, a computer game released in 1995 by IBM.
In issues #5 and #30 of his cousin Sam Kieth's comic book The Maxx, David showcased his work with The Crappon (which looks like the Warner Bros. frog mascot Michigan J. Frog), Fred Flower and Uncle Italian Moose, which had a very similar style to Cow and Chicken (they are reprinted in WildStorm's The Maxx Volumes 1 and 5 trades). Feiss also collaborated with Kieth on a story featured in Parody Press's 1992 one-shot comic book Pummeler, spoofing Marvel Comics' famous character The Punisher.
In 2006, he was the head of story for Sony's first CG animated film, Open Season.
|1981||Heavy Metal||animator: segment "Taarna"|
|1982||Heidi's Song||assistant animator|
|1987||The Chipmunk Adventure||animator|
|1987||The Tracy Ullman Show||animator: segments/graphic designer|
|1988||Katy Meets the Aliens||animator|
|1990||Jetsons: The Movie||key animator|
|The Chipmunks: Rockin' Through the Decades||animator|
|1993||Once Upon a Forest||animator|
|The Town Santa Forgot||storyboard artist|
|A Flintstone Family Christmas||storyboard artist|
|1996||All Dogs Go to Heaven 2||storyboard artist/character designer/directing animator|
|1997-1999||Cow and Chicken||creator/writer/storyboard artist/director/animation director/supervising director/character designer|
|1997-2000||I Am Weasel||creator/writer/storyboard artist/director/animation director/character designer|
|2000||Lost Cat||creator/writer/storyboard artist/director/character designer (pilot)|
|2003||The Grim Adventures of Billy and Mandy||storyboard artist: segment "Smarten Up!"|
|2006||Open Season||head of story|
|2007||The ChubbChubbs Save Xmas||writer|
|2009||Astro Boy||Cowboy Robot|
|Gift of the Night Fury||story artist|
|2012||YooHoo & Friends||Santa Claus||creator, director, executive producer, writer, character designer|
|2013||Despicable Me 2||additional story artist|
|Free Birds||storyboard artist|
|2014||Super Manny, Earl Scouts, Steve's First Bath, and Attack of the 50 Ft. Gummy Bear||director|
|The Boxtrolls||additional story artist|
|Penguins of Madagascar||story artist|
|2015||Minions||additional story artist|
|2016||Open Season: Scared Silly||director|
|The Secret Life of Pets||story artist|
|2017||Smurfs: The Lost Village||storyboard artist|
|Despicable Me 3||additional story artist|
|The Emoji Movie||storyboard artist (uncredited)|
|2018||Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation||storyboard artist|
- Fritz, Steve (November 13, 2000). "Meet Charlie Adler, The New King of Voice Actors". Mania.com. Archived from the original on December 12, 2013. Retrieved March 8, 2013.
David got that idea from his wife, Pilar, who is Spanish.
- "August Issue News Section". Animation World Network. August 1996. Retrieved December 31, 2016.
...Pilar Feiss, director,...
- Lenburg, Jeff, Who's Who in Animated Cartoons: An International Guide to Film & Television, (Applause Theater & Cinema Books, 2006), 80.
- Lenburg, 80.
- "From 'Cow & Chicken' to 'Open Season': Q&A with David Feiss". Cartoon Brew. Retrieved 1 November 2016.
- "David Feiss". Comic Book Database. Retrieved 14 February 2014.
- "Animator Profile - David Feiss". Cartoon Network. Archived from the original on May 16, 2006. Retrieved December 31, 2016.
- "David Feiss". Sony Pictures Animation. Retrieved November 22, 2013.
- Sony Pictures Animation (June 10, 2015). "OPEN SEASON is Back with a Brand New Comedy Adventure!" (Press release). PR Newswire. Retrieved June 10, 2015.
- "20 Animated Movies In Development (That Aren't Disney)".
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