David Feiss

David Michael "Dave" Feiss (born April 16, 1959) is an American animator born in Sacramento, California. He joined Hanna-Barbera around 1978 while still a teenager and worked on many series including the 1980s revival of The Jetsons. He was also a key animator on The Jetsons movie. In the 1990s he co-animated the Ren and Stimpy pilot "Big House Blues" for Nickelodeon, and was an animation director on The Ren & Stimpy Show during its first season. He also served as a supervising producer and storyboard artist for Alvin and the Chimpunks in the late 1980s during the DIC Entertainment era with Don Spencer.

Feiss created the Cartoon Network original series, Cow and Chicken and its spin-off, I Am Weasel and in both series, Feiss directed every episode and also worked as a writer on some episodes.

David Feiss has also done some work in comics. In early issues 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 (it is reprinted in The Maxx Volume 5).


Year Title Role Notes
1981 Heavy Metal animator: segment "Taarna"
1982 Heidi's Song assistant animator
1987 The Chipmunk Adventure animator
1988 Katy Meets the Aliens animator
1990 Jetsons: The Movie key animator
The Chipmunks: Rockin' Through the Decades animator
Tiny Toon Adventures animator (three episodes uncredited)
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
I Am Weasel creator/writer/director
2006 Open Season head of story
2007 The ChubbChubbs Save Xmas writer
2009 Astro Boy (film) Cowboy Robot
2011 Rango (film) storyboard artist
Thriller Night writer
Gift of the Night Fury story artist
2012 YooHoo & Friends creator, director, executive producer, writer
2013 Free Birds storyboard artist
2015 Hotel Transylvania 2 storyboard artist
2018 Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation storyboard artist
2019 Wonder Park director
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