David Silverman (animator)

David Silverman
David Silverman (born March 15, 1957) is an American animator best known for directing numerous episodes of the animated TV series The Simpsons, as well as The Simpsons Movie.wikipedia
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The Simpsons Movie

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David Silverman (born March 15, 1957) is an American animator best known for directing numerous episodes of the animated TV series The Simpsons, as well as The Simpsons Movie.
The film was directed by David Silverman, and stars the regular television cast of Dan Castellaneta, Julie Kavner, Nancy Cartwright, Yeardley Smith, Hank Azaria, Harry Shearer, Tress MacNeille, Pamela Hayden, Maggie Roswell and Russi Taylor, as well as Albert Brooks.

The Simpsons

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David Silverman (born March 15, 1957) is an American animator best known for directing numerous episodes of the animated TV series The Simpsons, as well as The Simpsons Movie.
The animation was produced domestically at Klasky Csupo, with Wes Archer, David Silverman, and Bill Kopp being animators for the first season.

Another Simpsons Clip Show

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He was credited as Pound Foolish as the director of the episodes "The Simpsons 138th Episode Spectacular" and "Another Simpsons Clip Show."
The episode was written by Jon Vitti (credited as "Penny Wise") and directed by David Silverman.

Goo Goo Gai Pan

2005 episode
He appeared during the end credits of the Simpsons episode "Goo Goo Gai Pan" giving a quick method of drawing Bart, and is a frequent participant on the Simpsons DVD audio commentaries.
The original closing credits feature the show's director David Silverman giving viewers a quick lesson on how he draws Bart Simpson.

The Simpsons 138th Episode Spectacular

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He was credited as Pound Foolish as the director of the episodes "The Simpsons 138th Episode Spectacular" and "Another Simpsons Clip Show."
The "138th Episode Spectacular" was written by Jon Vitti and directed by David Silverman, and is a parody of the common practice among live-action series to produce clip shows.

Bart Simpson

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He appeared during the end credits of the Simpsons episode "Goo Goo Gai Pan" giving a quick method of drawing Bart, and is a frequent participant on the Simpsons DVD audio commentaries.
Instead, Wes Archer and David Silverman drew him so that there was an outline of the spikes, then just a smooth patch in the middle because "it worked graphically."

The Longest Daycare

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In 2012, Silverman directed the theatrical short The Longest Daycare starring Maggie Simpson, released in front of Ice Age: Continental Drift.
The short originated with Simpsons producer James L. Brooks, who enlisted long-time veteran of the series, David Silverman, to direct the film.

The Itchy & Scratchy & Poochie Show

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A cartoon rendering of him can be seen in "The Itchy & Scratchy & Poochie Show", where he is the animator who draws Poochie (along with renderings of other Simpsons staffers).
The animator shown designing Poochie is supervising director David Silverman.

Life on the Fast Lane

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"Life on the Fast Lane"
It was written by John Swartzwelder and directed by David Silverman.

Monsters, Inc.

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Some of his other film work includes Monsters, Inc. for Walt Disney Pictures and Pixar, for which he was a co-director.
He explained, "I would sit with Pete [Docter] and David Silverman and we would talk about a scene and they would tell me what they were looking for. I would make some suggestions and then go off and write the sequence. We'd get together again and review it and then hand it off to a story artist. Here's where the collaborative process really kicked in. The board artist was not beholden to my work and could take liberties here and there. Sometimes, I would suggest an idea about making the joke work better visually. Once the scene moved on to animation, the animators would plus the material even further."

The Simpsons shorts

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Silverman was involved with the series from the very beginning, animating all of the original short Simpsons cartoons that aired on The Tracey Ullman Show. He went on to serve as director of animation for several years.
The animation was produced domestically at Klasky Csupo, with Wesley Archer, David Silverman, and Bill Kopp being animators for the first season.

The Road to El Dorado

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He originally left The Simpsons to direct additional sequences in The Road to El Dorado for DreamWorks Animation.
It was directed by Eric "Bibo" Bergeron and Don Paul; Will Finn and David Silverman directed additional sequences.

Bart the General

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"Bart the General"
The episode was written by John Swartzwelder and directed by David Silverman.

Simpsons Roasting on an Open Fire

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"Simpsons Roasting on an Open Fire"
The episode was written by Mimi Pond, and it was directed by David Silverman.

Some Enchanted Evening (The Simpsons)

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"Some Enchanted Evening"
Written by Matt Groening and Sam Simon and directed by David Silverman and Kent Butterworth, "Some Enchanted Evening" was the first episode produced for season one and was intended to air as the series premiere, but served as the final episode of the season due to significant animation problems.

Bart Gets an "F"

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"Bart Gets an F"
The episode was written by David M. Stern and directed by David Silverman.

Black Widower

Episode 21
"Black Widower"
It was written by Jon Vitti, directed by David Silverman, and saw Kelsey Grammer guest star as Sideshow Bob for the second time.

Bart vs. Thanksgiving

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"Bart vs. Thanksgiving"
The episode was written by George Meyer and directed by David Silverman.

Blood Feud (The Simpsons)

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"Blood Feud"
The episode was written by George Meyer and directed by David Silverman.

Treehouse of Horror IV

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"Treehouse of Horror IV"
The episode was directed by David Silverman and co-written by Conan O'Brien, Bill Oakley, Josh Weinstein, Greg Daniels, Dan McGrath, and Bill Canterbury.

Krusty Gets Kancelled

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"Krusty Gets Kancelled"
John Swartzwelder wrote the episode and David Silverman served as director.

Gracie Films

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He also did the animation for the 2016 film, The Edge of Seventeen, which was produced by Gracie Films.
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Old Money (The Simpsons)

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"Old Money"
The episode was written by Jay Kogen and Wallace Wolodarsky and directed by David Silverman.

Mother Simpson

"Mother Simpson"
It was directed by David Silverman and was the first episode to be written by Richard Appel.

The Tracey Ullman Show

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Silverman was involved with the series from the very beginning, animating all of the original short Simpsons cartoons that aired on The Tracey Ullman Show. He went on to serve as director of animation for several years.
All of them were written by Matt Groening and animated at Klasky-Csupo by a team of animators consisting of David Silverman, Wes Archer, and Bill Kopp.