David Kirschner

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David Kirschner (born May 29, 1955) is an American film and television producer who often produces animated works. He is well known his breakthrough production on the 1986 animated feature An American Tail as well as the Child's Play series. After studying at the University of Southern California School of Cinematic Arts, Kirschner began his career designing album cover art for [{Neil Diamond]], most notably Neil Diamond's The Jazz Singer, and illustrating characters for the Muppets and Sesame Street. In 1983, Kirschner created and released children's book series Rose Petal Place, which spawned two Television specials, toys, clothing and a wide array of licensed consumer products. In 1986 Kirschner created and executive produced An American Tail, which was co-executive produced by Steven Spielberg, and, at its release, was the highest grossing non-Disney produced animated feature of all-time. The film was followed by its theatrical sequel "An American Tail: Fievel Goes West (1991)", the television series "Fievel's American Tails", and two direct-to-video sequels.
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