David Kirschner

David Kirschner Biography

David M. Kirschner (born May 29, 1955) is an American film and television producer who often produces animated works. He is well known for 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.

Kirschner was appointed Chairman of Hanna-Barbera studios in 1989, where he created and executive produced many films, specials and TV shows, including Gravedale High and The Pirates of Dark Water.

Kirschner is also creator of the Chucky animatronic doll which is featured in the Child's Play'. He has actively produced all 5 films in the franchise and is involved in development of Chucky 6: Curse of Chucky, which is in pre-production with Universal Pictures.

Other notable productions include 1997's Cats Don't Dance, winner of the 25th annual Annie Award for Best Animated Feature , 2006's Curious George, based upon the book series of the same name The Martian Child, and Golden Globe-nominated Miss Potter.

His recent work includes; Executive Producer on 6-time Emmy Award Nominated, 2-time Emmy Award Winning Curious George (TV series) (now in its Seventh Season), Hocus Pocus 2: Rise of the Elderwitch (In-Development for Disney), Chucky 6 (In Pre-Production for Universal Pictures), Kristy (In Pre-Production for The Weinstein Company) and Garden District (In-Development for Dimension Films).

Kirschner is currently head of his own production company, David Kirschner Productions.

Filmography as producer


  • Garden District (2014)
  • Kristy (2013)
  • Curse of Chucky (2013)
  • Hocus Pocus 2: Rise of the Elderwitch! (2013)
  • Curious George 2: Follow That Monkey! (2009)
  • Martian Child (2007)
  • Miss Potter (2006)
  • Curious George (2006)
  • Thru the Moebius Strip (2005)
  • Seed of Chucky (2004)
  • Secondhand Lions (2003)
  • Frailty (2001)
  • Titan A.E. (2000)
  • An American Tail: The Mystery of the Night Monster (1999)
  • Bride of Chucky (1998)
  • An American Tail: The Treasure of Manhattan Island (1998)
  • Cats Don't Dance (1997)
  • The Pagemaster (1994)
  • The Flintstones (1994)
  • Hocus Pocus (1993)
  • Once Upon a Forest (1993)
  • The Town That Santa Forgot (1993)
  • The Halloween Tree (1993)
  • Monster in My Pocket (1992)
  • An American Tail: Fievel Goes West (1991)
  • Child's Play 3 (1991)
  • Child's Play 2 (1990)
  • The Dreamer of Oz (1990)
  • Child's Play (1988)
  • An American Tail (1986)
  • Rose Petal Place (1984)


  • Curious George (2006 - present)
  • 5ive Days to Midnight (2004)
  • Earth: Final Conflict (1997)
  • SWAT Kats: The Radical Squadron (1993)
  • Droopy, Master Detective (1993)
  • Fish Police (1992)
  • Capitol Critters (1992)
  • Fievel's American Tails (1992)
  • The Addams Family (1992)
  • Young Robin Hood (1991)
  • The Pirates of Dark Water (1991)
  • Yo, Yogi! (1991)
  • The Greatest Adventure: Stories from the Bible (1990)
  • Timeless Tales from Hallmark (1990)
  • The Adventures of Don Coyote and Sancho Panda (1990)
  • The Dreamer of Oz (1990)
  • Wake, Rattle & Roll (1990)
  • Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventures (1990)
  • Gravedale High (1990)
  • Poochinski (1990)
  • Tom and Jerry Kids Show (1990)
  • Potsworth & Co. (1990)
  • A Pup Named Scooby-Doo (1988)
  • Fantastic Max (1988)
  • Rose Petal Place: Real Friends (1985)

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