David Feiss

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David Feiss
Born (1959-04-16) April 16, 1959 (age 57)
Sacramento, California, United States
Residence Sacramento, California
Occupation Writer, storyboard artist, animator
Years active 1978–present
Spouse(s) Annmarie Ashkar Feiss[1] (6 children; David and Sara (first wife), Colin, Quinn, Morgan (stepsons) and Harrison)

David Feiss (born April 16, 1959) is an American animator.[2]

Feiss was born in Sacramento, California. He joined Hanna-Barbera around 1978 while still a teenager.[3]

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. 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 Brothers frog mascot), 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.[4]

In 2006, he was the head of story for Sony's first CG animated film, Open Season.


Year Title Role Notes
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 Cow and Chicken creator/writer/director/character designer
I Am Weasel creator/writer/director/character designer
2006 Open Season head of story
2007 The ChubbChubbs Save Xmas writer
2009 Astro Boy Cowboy Robot
2011 Rango storyboard artist
YooHoo & Friends Santa Claus creator, director, executive producer, writer, character designer
Thriller Night writer
Gift of the Night Fury story artist
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[5] director
The Boxtrolls additional story artist
Penguins of Madagascar story artist
2015 Minions story artist
2016 Open Season: Scared Silly[6] director


  1. ^ Fritz, Steve (November 13, 2000). "Meet Charlie Adler, The New King of Voice Actors". Mania.com. Retrieved March 8, 2013. David got that idea from his ex wife, Pilar, who is Spanish. 
  2. ^ Lenburg, Jeff, Who's Who in Animated Cartoons: An International Guide to Film & Television, (Applause Theater & Cinema Books, 2006), 80.
  3. ^ Lenburg, 80.
  4. ^ David Feiss @ Comic Book Database http://comicbookdb.com/creator.php?ID=7598. Retrieved 14 February 2014.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  5. ^ "David Feiss". Sony Pictures Animation. Retrieved November 22, 2013. 
  6. ^ Sony Pictures Animation (June 10, 2015). "OPEN SEASON is Back with a Brand New Comedy Adventure!" (Press release). PR Newswire. Retrieved June 10, 2015. 

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