FACTOID # 24: Looking for table makers? Head to Mississippi, with an overwhlemingly large number of employees in furniture manufacturing.
 
 Home   Encyclopedia   Statistics   States A-Z   Flags   Maps   FAQ   About 
   
 
WHAT'S NEW
 

SEARCH ALL

FACTS & STATISTICS    Advanced view

Search encyclopedia, statistics and forums:

 

 

(* = Graphable)

 

 


Encyclopedia > David Silverman
David Silverman

Born March 15, 1957 (1957-03-15) (age 51)
New York City, New York, U.S.
Pen name Pound Foolish
Occupation Television/Film writer and director
Nationality American
Genres Comedy

David Silverman (born on 15 March 1957 in New York City, New York) is an animator best known for directing numerous episodes of the animated TV series The Simpsons, where he would go on to be the supervising director of animation for several years, as well as animating on all of the original Simpsons Tracey Ullman shorts. He was also the co-director of Monsters, Inc. produced by Pixar Animation Studios. is the 74th day of the year (75th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1957 (MCMLVII) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link displays the 1957 Gregorian calendar). ... New York, New York and NYC redirect here. ... This article is about the state. ... For other uses of terms redirecting here, see US (disambiguation), USA (disambiguation), and United States (disambiguation) Motto In God We Trust(since 1956) (From Many, One; Latin, traditional) Anthem The Star-Spangled Banner Capital Washington, D.C. Largest city New York City National language English (de facto)1 Demonym American... A pen name or nom de plume is a pseudonym adopted by an author. ... This article is about work. ... In English usage, nationality is the legal relationship between a person and a country. ... A literary genre is one of the divisions of literature into genres according to particular criteria such as literary technique, tone, or content. ... is the 74th day of the year (75th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1957 (MCMLVII) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link displays the 1957 Gregorian calendar). ... New York, New York and NYC redirect here. ... This article is about the state. ... An animator is an artist who creates multiple images called frames that form an illusion of movement called animation when rapidly displayed. ... Director Herbert Brenon with actress Alla Nazimova on the set of War Brides, 1916 A director is a person who directs the making of a film. ... Simpsons redirects here. ... The Simpsons made their TV debut on The Tracey Ullman Show in 1987 During the first three seasons of the television variety show The Tracey Ullman Show, two different series of animated shorts were run before and after commercial breaks. ... Monsters, Inc. ... Pixars logo and mascot Luxo, Jr. ...

Contents

Early career

Started his education at the University of Maryland, College Park for two years, focusing on art. Then he attended UCLA and majored in animation.[1] The University of Maryland, College Park (also known as UM, UMD, or UMCP) is a public university located in the city of College Park, in Prince Georges County, Maryland, just outside Washington, D.C., in the United States. ... Binomial name Ucla xenogrammus Holleman, 1993 The largemouth triplefin, Ucla xenogrammus, is a fish of the family Tripterygiidae and only member of the genus Ucla, found in the Pacific Ocean from Viet Nam, the Philippines, Palau and the Caroline Islands to Papua New Guinea, Australia (including Christmas Island), and the...


Early in his career with The Simpsons, he was a subject on the December 26, 1990 episode (#83) of To Tell the Truth.[2] To Tell the Truth is also the title of Charles Robert Jenkins autobiography To Tell the Truth is an American television game show created by Bob Stewart[1] and produced by Goodson-Todman Productions that has been aired intermittently in various formats since 1956, hosted by various television personalities. ...


The Simpsons

Silverman is largely credited with creating most of the "rules" for drawing The Simpsons. 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. 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). He was once credited as Pound Foolish as the director of the episode "The Simpsons 138th Episode Spectacular".[3] Goo Goo Gai Pan is the twelfth episode from the sixteenth season of The Simpsons, which originally aired on March 13, 2005. ... For the comic book series of the same name, see Bart Simpson comics. ... The Simpsons DVD season boxsets have been released since 2001 in different regions all over the world. ... On a DVD (or laserdisc), an audio commentary is a bonus track consisting of a lecture or comments by one or more speakers, who talk about the movie as it progresses. ... The Itchy & Scratchy & Poochie Show is the fourteenth episode of the eighth season of The Simpsons, which originally aired February 9, 1997. ... The Simpsons 138th Episode Spectacular is the tenth episode of The Simpsons seventh season, and is, as the title suggests, the 138th episode. ...


Silverman is also the director of the The Simpsons Movie, which was released July 27, 2007. He originally left The Simpsons to direct The Road to El Dorado. Some of his other film work includes Monsters, Inc.. He is currently a consulting producer and occasional director. The Simpsons Movie is a 2007 animated comedy film based on the animated television series The Simpsons, directed by David Silverman, and scheduled to be released worldwide by July 27, 2007. ... is the 208th day of the year (209th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... The Road to El Dorado is an animated comedy film by DreamWorks SKG released in 2000. ... Monsters, Inc. ...


The Simpsons episodes directed by Silverman

Simpsons Roasting on an Open Fire, also known as The Simpsons Christmas Special,[2] was the first full-length episode of The Simpsons to air despite originally being the eighth episode produced for season one. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Bart the General is the fifth full length episode of The Simpsons. ... Life on the Fast Lane, also known as Jacques To Be Wild,[1] is the ninth episode of The Simpsons first season, which originally aired on March 18, 1990. ... This article is about the Simpsons episode; for other uses see Some Enchanted Evening (disambiguation). ... Bart Gets an F is the first episode of The Simpsons second season, which aired on October 11, 1990. ... This article refers to the first Treehouse of Horror episode. ... This article refers to the first Treehouse of Horror episode. ... Bart vs. ... The Way We Was is the 12th episode of the second season of The Simpsons. ... Old Money is the 17th episode of the second season of The Simpsons. ... Blood Feud is the last episode of the second season of The Simpsons. ... Black Widower is the 21st episode of The Simpsons third season. ... Homers Triple Bypass is the eleventh episode of The Simpsons fourth season, which originally aired on December 17, 1992. ... Krusty Gets Kancelled is the final episode of The Simpsons fourth season. ... Treehouse of Horror IV is the fifth episode of The Simpsons fifth season, first aired on October 28, 1993. ... Another Simpsons Clip Show is the third episode of The Simpsons sixth season, which originally aired September 25, 1994. ... This article is about The Simpsons episode. ... Mother Simpson is the eighth episode of The Simpsons seventh season. ... The Simpsons 138th Episode Spectacular is the tenth episode of The Simpsons seventh season, and is, as the title suggests, the 138th episode. ... Treehouse of Horror XIII is the first episode of The Simpsons fourteenth season, as well as the thirteenth Halloween episode. ... Treehouse of Horror XV is the fifteenth Halloween episode of The Simpsons, airing November 7, 2004, one week after Halloween in the US, the latest any Halloween episode has ever aired. ... Treehouse of Horror XVI is the fourth episode of the seventeenth season of The Simpsons, as well as the sixteenth Halloween episode. ... Treehouse of Horror XVII is, as the name indicates, the seventeenth Treehouse of Horror episode of The Simpsons. ... Matthew Faughnan is an animation director with The Simpsons and has directed two episodes: season eighteens Stop, or My Dog Will Shoot!‎ and Treehouse of Horror XVII, which he co-directed with David Silverman. ...

Style

Silverman's direction and animation is known for its energy, sharp timing, adventurous use of design elements and often complex acting, involving expressions and poses which are often quixotic, emotionally specific or highly exaggerated. It frequently recalls the works of Ward Kimball, Tex Avery, Bob Clampett and Chuck Jones. His most prolific period of work on The Simpsons can be roughly categorized as beginning with the "Tracy Ullman" episodes and ending in or around season eight of the series, for which he animated Homer's psychedelic dream in "El Viaje Misterioso de Nuestro Jomer (The Mysterious Voyage of Homer)". Other representative examples of Silverman's work on "The Simpsons" include the Homer's histrionic, spasmodic heart attack in "Homer's Triple Bypass", Krusty the Klown's fit of heated frustration at the horse he bets on in "Krusty Gets Kancelled", Homer's demented hysterics over the iconic painting of poker-playing canines in "Treehouse of Horror IV" and subsequent turn as an even-more-deranged appropriation of Jack Nicholson's character from "The Shining" in "Treehouse of Horror V", and Homer's archetypically cartoonish reaction to Bart's prescription of Focusyn in "Brother's Little Helper". Acting is the work of an actor or actress, which is a person in theatre, television, film, or any other storytelling medium who tells the story by portraying a character and, usually, speaking or singing the written text or play. ... Firehouse Five Plus Two LP album cover. ... Frederick Bean Fred/Tex Avery (February 26, 1908 – August 26, 1980) was an American animator, cartoonist, and director, famous for producing animated cartoons during The Golden Age of Hollywood animation. ... Robert Emerson Bob Clampett (May 8, 1913–May 4, 1984) was an American animator, producer, director, and puppeteer best known for his work on the Looney Tunes series of cartoons from Warner Bros. ... For other persons named Charles Jones, see Charles Jones (disambiguation). ... El Viaje Misterioso de Nuestro Jomer (The Mysterious Voyage of Homer), also known as The Mysterious Voyage of Our Homer,[2] is the ninth episode of the eighth season of The Simpsons, which originally aired January 5, 1997. ... Homers Triple Bypass is the eleventh episode of The Simpsons fourth season, which originally aired on December 17, 1992. ... Krusty Gets Kancelled is the final episode of The Simpsons fourth season. ... Treehouse of Horror IV is the fifth episode of The Simpsons fifth season, first aired on October 28, 1993. ... Treehouse of Horror V is the sixth episode of The Simpsons sixth season, which originally aired October 30, 1994. ... Brothers Little Helper is the second episode of the eleventh season of The Simpsons. ...


Klutter

Silverman worked with Savage Steve Holland to create Klutter! for Fox Kids. It was produced by Fox Kids Company, Savage Studios Ltd, and Film Roman. It was part of Eek! Stravaganza in the fourth season of the 1995-96 season. It lasted a year with 8 episodes from September 9, 1995 to April 14, 1996. Savage Steve Holland is an animator and director who wrote and directed the movies Better Off Dead (1985) and One Crazy Summer (1986) and animated the Whammy on the game show Press Your Luck. ... Klutter is a animated series that was ran from September 9, 1995 to April 14, 1996 on the Fox Kids block. ... This article discusses Fox Kids in United States. ... This article discusses Fox Kids in United States. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Eek! The Cat (also called Eek! Stravaganza in 1994) is an American animated series, created by Savage Steve Holland and Bill Kopp, that ran from September 12, 1992 to September 5, 1997. ... is the 252nd day of the year (253rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1995 (MCMXCV) was a common year starting on Sunday. ... is the 104th day of the year (105th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1996 (MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will display full 1996 Gregorian calendar). ...


Campus tours

Silverman has toured many college campuses, speaking about his experiences as an animator and longtime Simpsons director and producer.[4] He describes his early experiences in the animation field, working on shows such as Turbo Teen and Mister T. He goes on to say that at the point he considered leaving animation to devote his time to cartoon illustration, he took a job animating on The Tracey Ullman Show. He has pointed out that he and his fellow animators Wes Archer and Bill Kopp first started animating The Simpsons shorts on March 23, 1987. Turbo Teen is an animated series that aired Saturday mornings on the ABC network for twelve episodes between 1984 and 1985. ... Mister T was a animated series aired on NBC in 1983 starring Mr. ... The Tracey Ullman Show was a weekly American television variety show, hosted by British comedian and onetime pop singer Tracey Ullman. ... Wesley Wes Archer (born November 26, 1961) is a television animation director. ... Bill Kopp is a voice actor who performed the Whammy on the 1980s game show Press Your Luck, and the title character on Nelvanas Eek! The Cat. ... The Simpsons made their TV debut on The Tracey Ullman Show in 1987 The Simpsons shorts are a series of 48 one-minute shorts that ran on the variety show The Tracey Ullman Show for three seasons, before the characters spun off into their own half-hour prime time show...


Silverman then elaborates on Simpsons production, the evolution of the show and its characters, and various show facts and trivia. He may show animatics, deleted scenes, and favorite scenes and sequences, while giving background information. He closes by hand-drawing character sketches before the audience.


Music

Silverman plays the tuba and has performed at events like Burning Man and on June 23, 2006, he appeared on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, where he played a flaming sousaphone.[5][6] Silverman was a member of the UCLA Bruin Marching Band Sousaphone Section in the early 1980's. For other uses, see Tuba (disambiguation). ... The event is named after its Saturday night ritual, the burning of a wooden effigy. ... May 26, 2006 opening monologue of The Tonight Show with Jay Leno The Tonight Show with Jay Leno is an Emmy Award-winning American late-night talk show hosted by comedian Jay Leno on NBC. It premiered on May 25, 1992, succeeding The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson. ... Sousaphone player in Washington Square, New York City The sousaphone is a type of tuba often used in a marching band. ...


References

  1. ^ TFTAN - UCLA School of The Theater, Film and Television Alumni Network
  2. ^ To Tell The Truth: 1990-91 Episode Guide
  3. ^ David Silverman (I)
  4. ^ The Simpsons Archive: David Silverman's Chat
  5. ^ Flaming Tuba guy David Silverman on NBC Tonight Show 6/23 - Boing Boing
  6. ^ David Silverman on The Tonight Show

External links

The Internet Movie Database (IMDb) is an online database of information about movies, actors, television shows, production crew personnel, and video games. ... Simpsons redirects here. ... The three people are caricatures of (left to right) Rich Moore, Wes Archer and David Silverman[1] The following is a list of directors who have worked on the Fox animated television series The Simpsons. ... Bob Anderson is animation director on The Simpsons. ... Mike B. Anderson is a TV director who works on The Simpsons and has directed numerous episodes to this show. ... Susan E. Dietter, mainly known as Susie Dietter, is a television director. ... Matthew Faughnan is an animation director with The Simpsons and has directed two episodes: season eighteens Stop, or My Dog Will Shoot!‎ and Treehouse of Horror XVII, which he co-directed with David Silverman. ... Mark Kirkland is a director of episodes of The Simpsons. ... Lance Kramer is an animation director on The Simpsons. ... Nancy Kruse is an animation director on The Simpsons. ... Michael Marcantel is an animation director on The Simpsons. ... Steven Dean Moore is an animation director who has helmed about 30 episodes of The Simpsons. ... Matthew Nastuk is an animation director on The Simpsons. ... Raymond S. Persi is a director of two episodes of The Simpsons. ... Michael Polcino is a television director. ... Chuck Sheetz is an animation director on The Simpsons. ... Neil Affleck is an animator on The Simpsons. ... Wesley Wes Archer (born November 26, 1961) is a television animation director. ... Carlos Baeza is an animation director. ... Phillip Bradley Bird, better known as Brad Bird, (born on September 11, 1957) is an American Academy Award-winning animator who wrote and directed the 1999 Warner Bros. ... Mark Ervin is an american animator. ... Jen Kamerman is an animation director on The Simpsons. ... Jeffrey Lynch is an american animator and graphics artist. ... Lauren MacMullan is a television animator. ... Pete Michels is an animation director on Family Guy. ... Rich Moore is an animation director whose credits include The Simpsons, Futurama, Baby Blues, and The Critic. ... Dominic Polcino is an animation director who has worked on The Simpsons, Mission Hill, King of the Hill and Family Guy. ... Jim Reardon is a director and storyboard consultant for episodes of the animated TV series The Simpsons. ... Swinton O. Scott III is an animation director on the animated series The Simpsons. ... Alan Smart is an animator and an animation director best known for his work for SpongeBob SquarePants and The Simpsons. ... Gregg Vanzo is an American animator. ... Anthony Bell is an animation director. ... Gábor Csupó (IPA: ) (b. ... Bill Kopp is a voice actor who performed the Whammy on the 1980s game show Press Your Luck, and the title character on Nelvanas Eek! The Cat. ... Known for Directing a Disney Channel show American Dragon: Jake Long. ... Eric Matthew Stefani (born June 17, 1967, in Fullerton, California) is an American pop musician, former Simpsons animator, and Grammy-nominated composer and writer. ... Lance Wilder (born May 7, 1968) is the background design supervisor for The Simpsons. ... Craig Clark, (born 1960, Santa Monica, California) is an animator Forrest Gump and The Simpsons, an art rock, darkwave musician Chorus of Souls on Fluxus Records, alternative comics artist Nemesister and Astrothrill) and album cover artist The Nymphs for Geffen Records. ... Klasky Csupo Inc. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... AKOM is a South Korean animation studio that has provided much work since its conception in 1985 by Nelson Shin. ... Anivision is a division of Sunwoo Entertainment, a large Korean animation studio. ... Rough Draft Studios, Inc. ... Toonzone Entertainment is an animation studio that has worked on The Simpsons (Seasons 15+) and King of the Hill (Seasons 8+). The overseas director for Toonzone Entertainment is Eom Hyoung Sik. ...

  Results from FactBites:
 
The David Silverman Interview (7311 words)
Silverman: Well, maybe not euphoria, but it was very exciting but also very challenging.
Silverman: That was so funny, because that was a merchandising thing that we had never even said on the show, and we were getting shit about it.
Silverman: You've got to remember that early on, the thing that prevented it was who would write it and animate it.
The Simpsons Archive: David Silverman's Chat (2394 words)
Silverman was wearing jeans and a Jurassic Bart tee-shirt, which he described as a bootleg with "two copyright infringements on one shirt." He's about 36 years old, but could easily pass for someone in his 20's.
Silverman was born in NY, but grew up in Maryland, near D.C. he attended the University of Maryland for 2 years starting in '75, but transferred to UCLA after that.
Silverman indicated that even more of the show may be done here in the future, especially if computers are used as they are at Disney.
  More results at FactBites »

 
 

COMMENTARY     


Share your thoughts, questions and commentary here
Your name
Your comments

Want to know more?
Search encyclopedia, statistics and forums:

 


Press Releases |  Feeds | Contact
The Wikipedia article included on this page is licensed under the GFDL.
Images may be subject to relevant owners' copyright.
All other elements are (c) copyright NationMaster.com 2003-5. All Rights Reserved.
Usage implies agreement with terms, 1022, m