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Atheists A.C Grayling and David silverman debate Austin Pastors.
Atheists A.C Grayling and David silverman debate Austin Pastors.
DATE: 2015/05/15::
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David Silverman Debate Mormons on Religion, Morality and Science. atheist debate
David Silverman Debate Mormons on Religion, Morality and Science. atheist debate
DATE: 2014/12/08::
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David Silverman (Interview) RTR#112 5-17-2015
David Silverman (Interview) RTR#112 5-17-2015
DATE: 2015/05/20::
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Debate: Atheist vs Christian (David Silverman vs Frank Turek)
Debate: Atheist vs Christian (David Silverman vs Frank Turek)
DATE: 2013/12/30::
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David Silverman vs Dinesh D
David Silverman vs Dinesh D'Souza - Is Christianity Good for America?
DATE: 2014/09/29::
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Best of David Silverman Arguments And Comebacks Part 1
Best of David Silverman Arguments And Comebacks Part 1
DATE: 2015/05/03::
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Debate: Is The NT Evil? (White vs Silverman)
Debate: Is The NT Evil? (White vs Silverman)
DATE: 2014/09/19::
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David Silverman vs John Rankin - Can Darwinian Evolution Produce a Healthy Society?
David Silverman vs John Rankin - Can Darwinian Evolution Produce a Healthy Society?
DATE: 2014/02/15::
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David Silverman vs Alex McFarland - Is Christianity Good for America?
David Silverman vs Alex McFarland - Is Christianity Good for America?
DATE: 2014/02/08::
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David Silverman Makes Baby Jesus Cry!
David Silverman Makes Baby Jesus Cry!
DATE: 2013/12/13::
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David Silverman: Atheism Is NOT Satanism!
David Silverman: Atheism Is NOT Satanism!
DATE: 2014/01/07::
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David Silverman: Religion Is A Superstition!
David Silverman: Religion Is A Superstition!
DATE: 2014/01/14::
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Panel Discussion with David Silverman FACT
Panel Discussion with David Silverman FACT
DATE: 2015/02/27::
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David Silverman vs Dr James White - Is the new testament evil
David Silverman vs Dr James White - Is the new testament evil
DATE: 2013/06/26::
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David Silverman on Chasing Skeptics
David Silverman on Chasing Skeptics
DATE: 2014/06/03::
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Atheist Debates - Interview: David Silverman
Atheist Debates - Interview: David Silverman
DATE: 2014/10/24::
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David Silverman Boldy Calls Out All Wishy Washy Christians In This Panel Discussion
David Silverman Boldy Calls Out All Wishy Washy Christians In This Panel Discussion
DATE: 2015/04/08::
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David Silverman vs Frank Turek - Which Better Explains Reality? Atheism or Theism?
David Silverman vs Frank Turek - Which Better Explains Reality? Atheism or Theism?
DATE: 2014/02/09::
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SFS Interview: David Silverman 2/21/15
SFS Interview: David Silverman 2/21/15
DATE: 2015/02/24::
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Dave Silverman vs. Everybody Else on fox news
Dave Silverman vs. Everybody Else on fox news
DATE: 2010/12/04::
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David Silverman/ Bill Cunningham 700WLW Debate - 10:3:14
David Silverman/ Bill Cunningham 700WLW Debate - 10:3:14
DATE: 2014/10/05::
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David Silverman vs. the Christian WTC Cross
David Silverman vs. the Christian WTC Cross
DATE: 2011/09/10::
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#4 Debate - David Silverman vs Dinesh D
#4 Debate - David Silverman vs Dinesh D'Souza - Is Christianity Good for America - 2011
DATE: 2015/04/04::
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David Silverman vs. Sean Hannity
David Silverman vs. Sean Hannity
DATE: 2012/12/31::
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David Silverman on Charlie Hebdo
David Silverman on Charlie Hebdo
DATE: 2015/02/25::
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David Silverman - What Do Atheists Do in Crisis?
David Silverman - What Do Atheists Do in Crisis?
DATE: 2011/08/29::
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David Silverman vs Frank Turek / The Reality Debate / Atheism vs Theism
David Silverman vs Frank Turek / The Reality Debate / Atheism vs Theism
DATE: 2013/10/21::
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‘This Is About Bigotry!’ Hannity, Atheist, and Pastors Argue Over Religious Freedom
‘This Is About Bigotry!’ Hannity, Atheist, and Pastors Argue Over Religious Freedom
DATE: 2015/05/28::
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David Silverman - "In Defense of Firebrand Atheism" (FULL)
David Silverman - "In Defense of Firebrand Atheism" (FULL)
DATE: 2013/03/06::
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Exposing Myths, Dispelling Stereotypes: #AAcon15 Pre Convention Panel
Exposing Myths, Dispelling Stereotypes: #AAcon15 Pre Convention Panel
DATE: 2015/05/15::
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The Place | David Silverman and Michael Hardin
The Place | David Silverman and Michael Hardin
DATE: 2014/10/05::
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David Silverman - Ready, aim, firebrand: The quantifiable benefits of firebrand Atheism
David Silverman - Ready, aim, firebrand: The quantifiable benefits of firebrand Atheism
DATE: 2014/01/19::
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David Silverman Makes Hannity Pout At Christmastime!  Santa not pleased...
David Silverman Makes Hannity Pout At Christmastime! Santa not pleased...
DATE: 2012/12/20::
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David Silverman Debates ACLJ Lawyer Over Christian WTC Cross
David Silverman Debates ACLJ Lawyer Over Christian WTC Cross
DATE: 2011/09/11::
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Boteach Blatantly Insults Silverman Below The Belt!
Boteach Blatantly Insults Silverman Below The Belt!
DATE: 2014/02/18::
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David Silverman - Lies of Religion
David Silverman - Lies of Religion
DATE: 2015/03/30::
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David Silverman Lecture - I
David Silverman Lecture - I'm a Firebrand Atheist and So Are You
DATE: 2015/04/08::
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David Silverman Annihilates Alex McFarland Full Debate!
David Silverman Annihilates Alex McFarland Full Debate!
DATE: 2014/10/29::
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TTA Podcast 91 - A Conversation with David Silverman
TTA Podcast 91 - A Conversation with David Silverman
DATE: 2013/01/21::
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Dinesh D
Dinesh D'Souza vs David Silverman :: Debate (Part 2)
DATE: 2013/11/07::
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The Young Turks, David Silverman and Atheists Experience vs Christians
The Young Turks, David Silverman and Atheists Experience vs Christians
DATE: 2015/03/26::
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Bill O
Bill O'Reilly vs David Silverman - Tide Goes In, Tide Goes Out
DATE: 2011/02/17::
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David Silverman & Two Funny Delusionists
David Silverman & Two Funny Delusionists
DATE: 2014/01/21::
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Sean Hannity and Guests destroyed david silverman on gay marriage debate
Sean Hannity and Guests destroyed david silverman on gay marriage debate
DATE: 2015/05/28::
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Edip Yüksel vs David Silverman, TR ALTYAZI) Amerikan Ateistler Örgütü Başkanı ile Tartışma TEK PARÇA
Edip Yüksel vs David Silverman, TR ALTYAZI) Amerikan Ateistler Örgütü Başkanı ile Tartışma TEK PARÇA
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David Silverman & PZ Myers: Drowning in noise - how accommodating nonsense poisons our discourse
David Silverman & PZ Myers: Drowning in noise - how accommodating nonsense poisons our discourse
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David Silverman: "Keep The Merry, Dump The Myth!"
David Silverman: "Keep The Merry, Dump The Myth!"
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Religion Harms Society | David Silverman | Oxford Union
Religion Harms Society | David Silverman | Oxford Union
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Dave Silverman "I
Dave Silverman "I'm an Atheist (And So Are You); Why I've Changed My Mind on Jewish Atheism"
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Are All Skeptics Atheists? What is Faith in Science? David Silverman American Atheists
Are All Skeptics Atheists? What is Faith in Science? David Silverman American Atheists
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This article is about the animator. For the atheist activist, see David Silverman (activist).
David Silverman
A man with a cowboy hat on his back.
Silverman in 2007 in New York, in front of The Daily Show theater
Born (1957-03-15) March 15, 1957 (age 58)
Long Island, New York, United States
Pen name Pound Foolish
Occupation Television/Film writer and director
Nationality American
Genre Comedy

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. Silverman was involved with the series from the very beginning, where he animated all of the original short Simpsons cartoons that aired on The Tracey Ullman Show and went on to serve as director of animation for several years.

Early life and career[edit]

Silverman was born on Long Island, New York.[1] He grew up in Silver Spring, Maryland and started his education at the University of Maryland, College Park for two years,[1] focusing on art. Then he attended UCLA and majored in animation.[2]

Early in his career with The Simpsons, he was a subject on the December 26, 1990 episode (#83) of To Tell the Truth.[3]

The Simpsons[edit]

Silverman is largely credited with creating most of the "rules" for drawing The Simpsons. He is frequently called upon to animate difficult or especially important scenes, becoming go-to in Season 2 when he animated the first of Homer's many "rants, freak-outs, and heart attacks".[4] 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 credited as Pound Foolish as the director of the episodes "The Simpsons 138th Episode Spectacular" and "Another Simpsons Clip Show."[5]

Silverman is also the director of the The Simpsons Movie, which was released July 27, 2007. He originally left The Simpsons to direct additional sequences in The Road to El Dorado for DreamWorks Animation. Some of his other film work includes Monsters, Inc. for Walt Disney Pictures and Pixar Animation Studios, for which he was a co-director. He is currently a consulting producer and occasional director.

In 2012, Silverman directed the theatrical short The Longest Daycare starring Maggie Simpson, released in front of Ice Age: Continental Drift. The short was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Animated Short Film. On March 31, 2014 David Silverman is about to direct a Live Action/animated film featuring The Pink Panther being made by Metro Goldwyn Mayer.

The Simpsons episodes directed by Silverman[edit]

Style[edit]

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 "Tracey 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", 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".

Klutter![edit]

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 eight episodes from September 9, 1995, to April 14, 1996.

Campus tours[edit]

Silverman has toured many college campuses, speaking about his experiences as an animator and longtime Simpsons director and producer.[6] 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.

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[edit]

Silverman plays the tuba and has performed at events like Burning Man with the Transformational All Star Fire Conclave Marching Band and on June 23, 2006, he appeared on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, where he played his flaming sousaphone.[7][8] Silverman was a member of the UCLA Bruin Marching Band Sousaphone Section in the early 1980s. He is currently a member of Los Trancos Woods Community Marching Band. In January 2009, Silverman joined the LA band Vaud and the Villains.

References[edit]

External links[edit]

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