Saturday, October 3, 2009

Tissa David

Probably the one of the most inspiring pioneer women animators,

This is her Bio from the Micheal Sporn Animation website:
Tissa David has long been the foremost woman animator on the East coast; her career spanning more than sixty years. Born in Transylvania, Ms. David escaped to Paris in 1950, where she worked for Producers Jean Image and Paul Grimault. In 1955 she moved to New York where she worked as Grim Natwick's assistant at UPA.

Her animation for John Hubley included commercials, shorts and a feature. Cockaboody, Everybody Rides The Carousel, Eggs, Dig, and Of Men and Demons were some of the illustrious projects she animated for the noted animation director.

Tissa, along with Art Babbitt, Grim Natwick and Emery Hawkins, was one of the master animators of the feature film Raggedy Ann and Andy, directed by Richard Williams in 1977. In 1978 she began work with R.O.Blechman, animating on his PBS specials Simple Gifts and A Soldier's Tale.
Her animation for Michael Sporn Animation includes the entire half hour of The Marzipan Pig. She did storyboard and animation for The Red Shoes, storyboard and layout for Ira Sleeps Over, and animation for The Man Who Walked Between The Towers. She has worked on many of Michael's other films as well.

(Of course it didn't add that Eric Golberg was her assistant animator on Raggedy Ann and Andy, though.)

This is some of her work:

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