David Silverman

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. David Silverman (born March 15, 1957) is an American animator who has directed 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, animating all of the original short Simpsons cartoons that aired on The Tracey Ullman Show. He went on to serve as director of animation for several years.

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Monsters, Inc. (2001)

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Lovable Sulley and his wisecracking sidekick Mike Wazowski are the top scare team at Monsters, Inc., the scream-processing factory in Monstropolis. When a little girl named Boo wanders into their world, it's the monsters who are scared silly, and it's up to Sulley ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Pete Docter
CAST:  John Goodman  •  Billy Crystal  •  Mary Gibbs  •  Steve Buscemi

Lovable Sulley and his wisecracking sidekick Mike Wazowski are the top scare team at Monsters, Inc., the scream-processing factory in Monstropolis. When a little girl named Boo wanders into their world, it's the monsters who are scared silly, and it's up to Sulley ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Pete Docter
CAST:  John Goodman  •  Billy Crystal  •  Mary Gibbs  •  Steve Buscemi

The Simpsons Movie (2007)

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After Homer accidentally pollutes the town's water supply, Springfield is encased in a gigantic dome by the EPA and the Simpsons are declared fugitives.  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Silverman
CAST:  Dan Castellaneta  •  Julie Kavner  •  Nancy Cartwright  •  Yeardley Smith

After Homer accidentally pollutes the town's water supply, Springfield is encased in a gigantic dome by the EPA and the Simpsons are declared fugitives.  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Silverman
CAST:  Dan Castellaneta  •  Julie Kavner  •  Nancy Cartwright  •  Yeardley Smith

Maggie Simpson in "The Longest Daycare" (2012)

In this Oscar-nominated short from The Simpsons, Maggie must navigate an eventful first day in daycare. At the Ayn Rand School for Tots, Maggie is diagnosed with average intelligence. Barred from the gifted children, she longs to escape from her glue-guzzling ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Silverman
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In this Oscar-nominated short from The Simpsons, Maggie must navigate an eventful first day in daycare. At the Ayn Rand School for Tots, Maggie is diagnosed with average intelligence. Barred from the gifted children, she longs to escape from her glue-guzzling ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Silverman
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Planet of the Couches (2016)

To celebrate the series’ 600th episode, The Simpsons and Google have come together to create a special Virtual Reality experience. Produced with Google Spotlight Stories, The Simpsons couch gag, “Planet of the Couches,” is available on both Android and iOS. View it ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Silverman
CAST:  Dan Castellaneta  •  Hank Azaria  •  Maurice LaMarche  •  Nancy Cartwright

To celebrate the series’ 600th episode, The Simpsons and Google have come together to create a special Virtual Reality experience. Produced with Google Spotlight Stories, The Simpsons couch gag, “Planet of the Couches,” is available on both Android and iOS. View it ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Silverman
CAST:  Dan Castellaneta  •  Hank Azaria  •  Maurice LaMarche  •  Nancy Cartwright

Animation Outlaws (2019)

Walt Disney said “We have created characters and animated them in the dimension of depth, revealing through them to our perturbed world that the things we have in common far outnumber and outweigh those that divide us.” Outside of Walt himself there are few people ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Kat Alioshin
CAST:  Seth Green  •  Andrew Stanton  •  'Weird Al' Yankovic  •  Pete Docter

Walt Disney said “We have created characters and animated them in the dimension of depth, revealing through them to our perturbed world that the things we have in common far outnumber and outweigh those that divide us.” Outside of Walt himself there are few people ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Kat Alioshin
CAST:  Seth Green  •  Andrew Stanton  •  'Weird Al' Yankovic  •  Pete Docter

The Strange Case of Mr. Donnybrook's Boredom (1981)

Animated version of the Ogden Nash poem.  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Silverman
CAST:  Alex Cox  •  Michael Sloane

Animated version of the Ogden Nash poem.  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Silverman
CAST:  Alex Cox  •  Michael Sloane

Mariner Man (1983)

Animation of a poem from Edith Sitwell's "Façade".  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Silverman
CAST:  Bill Scott  •  Cyndy Ettinger

Animation of a poem from Edith Sitwell's "Façade".  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Silverman
CAST:  Bill Scott  •  Cyndy Ettinger

Maggie Simpson in "Playdate with Destiny" (2020)

It seemed like just another day at the park for Maggie Simpson. But when Maggie faces playground peril, a heroic young baby whisks her from danger and steals her heart.  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Silverman
CAST:  Chris Edgerly

It seemed like just another day at the park for Maggie Simpson. But when Maggie faces playground peril, a heroic young baby whisks her from danger and steals her heart.  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Silverman
CAST:  Chris Edgerly

Extinct (2021)

Op and Ed, two adorable donut-shaped animals - flummels - accidentally time-travel from 1835 to modern-day Shanghai. There they discover traffic, trans fats, and worst of all, that flummels are now extinct. It's up to this bumbling pair to save themselves and ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Silverman
CAST:  Zazie Beetz  •  Alex Borstein  •  Catherine O'Hara  •  Adam Devine

Op and Ed, two adorable donut-shaped animals - flummels - accidentally time-travel from 1835 to modern-day Shanghai. There they discover traffic, trans fats, and worst of all, that flummels are now extinct. It's up to this bumbling pair to save themselves and ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Silverman
CAST:  Zazie Beetz  •  Alex Borstein  •  Catherine O'Hara  •  Adam Devine

Maggie Simpson in "The Force Awakens from Its Nap" (2021)

In a daycare far, far away… but still in Springfield, Maggie is on an epic quest for her stolen pacifier. Her adventure brings her face-to-face with young Padawans, Sith Lords, familiar droids, Rebel scum, and an ultimate battle against the dark side, in this ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Silverman
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In a daycare far, far away… but still in Springfield, Maggie is on an epic quest for her stolen pacifier. Her adventure brings her face-to-face with young Padawans, Sith Lords, familiar droids, Rebel scum, and an ultimate battle against the dark side, in this ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Silverman
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The Simpsons: The Good, the Bart, and the Loki (2021)

Loki is banished from Asgard once again and must face his toughest opponents yet: the Simpsons and Springfield’s mightiest heroes. The God of Mischief teams up with Bart Simpson in the ultimate crossover event paying tribute to the Marvel Cinematic Universe of ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Silverman
CAST:  Tom Hiddleston  •  Yeardley Smith  •  Nancy Cartwright  •  Dan Castellaneta

Loki is banished from Asgard once again and must face his toughest opponents yet: the Simpsons and Springfield’s mightiest heroes. The God of Mischief teams up with Bart Simpson in the ultimate crossover event paying tribute to the Marvel Cinematic Universe of ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Silverman
CAST:  Tom Hiddleston  •  Yeardley Smith  •  Nancy Cartwright  •  Dan Castellaneta

Scooby-Doo, Where Are You Now! (2021)

After 52 years of solving mysteries, the Scooby gang reunite at Warner Bros. Studios to reminisce about their favorite cases and how they were filmed. But it turns out that the back lot may have its OWN monster problem. Fred, Daphne, Velma, Shaggy, and Scooby-Doo ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jonathan Stern
CAST:  Frank Welker  •  Matthew Lillard  •  Grey DeLisle  •  Kate Micucci

After 52 years of solving mysteries, the Scooby gang reunite at Warner Bros. Studios to reminisce about their favorite cases and how they were filmed. But it turns out that the back lot may have its OWN monster problem. Fred, Daphne, Velma, Shaggy, and Scooby-Doo ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jonathan Stern
CAST:  Frank Welker  •  Matthew Lillard  •  Grey DeLisle  •  Kate Micucci

The Simpsons in Plusaversary (2021)

The Simpsons host a Disney+ Day party and everyone is on the list… except Homer. With friends from across the service and music fit for a Disney Princess, Plusaversary is Springfield's event of the year.  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Silverman
CAST:  Dan Castellaneta  •  Nancy Cartwright  •  Yeardley Smith  •  Hank Azaria

The Simpsons host a Disney+ Day party and everyone is on the list… except Homer. With friends from across the service and music fit for a Disney Princess, Plusaversary is Springfield's event of the year.  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Silverman
CAST:  Dan Castellaneta  •  Nancy Cartwright  •  Yeardley Smith  •  Hank Azaria

Werewolf by Night (2022)

On a dark and somber night, a secret cabal of monster hunters emerge from the shadows and gather at the foreboding Bloodstone Temple following the death of their leader. In a strange and macabre memorial to the leader’s life, the attendees are thrust into a ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Giacchino
CAST:  Gael García Bernal  •  Harriet Sansom Harris  •  Laura Donnelly  •  Al Hamacher

On a dark and somber night, a secret cabal of monster hunters emerge from the shadows and gather at the foreboding Bloodstone Temple following the death of their leader. In a strange and macabre memorial to the leader’s life, the attendees are thrust into a ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Giacchino
CAST:  Gael García Bernal  •  Harriet Sansom Harris  •  Laura Donnelly  •  Al Hamacher

The Simpsons: When Billie Met Lisa (2022)

Lisa Simpson is discovered by chart-topping artists Billie Eilish and FINNEAS while searching for a quiet place to practice her saxophone. Billie invites Lisa to her studio for a special jam session she’ll never forget.  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Silverman
CAST:  Billie Eilish  •  Finneas O'Connell  •  Yeardley Smith  •  Nancy Cartwright

Lisa Simpson is discovered by chart-topping artists Billie Eilish and FINNEAS while searching for a quiet place to practice her saxophone. Billie invites Lisa to her studio for a special jam session she’ll never forget.  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Silverman
CAST:  Billie Eilish  •  Finneas O'Connell  •  Yeardley Smith  •  Nancy Cartwright

Welcome to the Club (2022)

Heart set on becoming a princess, Lisa Simpson is surprised to learn being bad might be more fun.  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Silverman
CAST:  Yeardley Smith  •  Tress MacNeille  •  Nancy Cartwright  •  Tom Hiddleston

Heart set on becoming a princess, Lisa Simpson is surprised to learn being bad might be more fun.  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Silverman
CAST:  Yeardley Smith  •  Tress MacNeille  •  Nancy Cartwright  •  Tom Hiddleston

Director by Night (2022)

Acclaimed composer Michael Giacchino made his directorial debut with Marvel Studios' Special Presentation "Werewolf by Night." This behind-the-scenes special explores Giacchino's vision, style and approach to bringing the chilling story to life, as well as offering ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Anthony Giacchino
CAST:  Michael Giacchino  •  Anthony Giacchino  •  Jeffrey Ford  •  Josephine Giacchino

Acclaimed composer Michael Giacchino made his directorial debut with Marvel Studios' Special Presentation "Werewolf by Night." This behind-the-scenes special explores Giacchino's vision, style and approach to bringing the chilling story to life, as well as offering ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Anthony Giacchino
CAST:  Michael Giacchino  •  Anthony Giacchino  •  Jeffrey Ford  •  Josephine Giacchino

The Simpsons - Balenciaga (2021)

Based on the television series The Simpsons, the production staff collaborated with French luxury fashion house Balenciaga to produce this short film parodying the fashion industry and highlighting Balenciaga's recent clothing.  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Silverman
CAST:  Hank Azaria  •  Dan Castellaneta  •  Julie Kavner  •  Nancy Cartwright

Based on the television series The Simpsons, the production staff collaborated with French luxury fashion house Balenciaga to produce this short film parodying the fashion industry and highlighting Balenciaga's recent clothing.  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Silverman
CAST:  Hank Azaria  •  Dan Castellaneta  •  Julie Kavner  •  Nancy Cartwright

The Simpsons Meet the Bocellis in Feliz Navidad (2022)

This Christmas, Homer surprises Marge with the ultimate gift: an unforgettable performance from Italian opera superstar Andrea Bocelli and his children Matteo and Virginia.  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Silverman
CAST:  Nancy Cartwright  •  Yeardley Smith  •  Dan Castellaneta  •  Julie Kavner

This Christmas, Homer surprises Marge with the ultimate gift: an unforgettable performance from Italian opera superstar Andrea Bocelli and his children Matteo and Virginia.  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Silverman
CAST:  Nancy Cartwright  •  Yeardley Smith  •  Dan Castellaneta  •  Julie Kavner

Maggie Simpson in "Rogue Not Quite One" (2023)

On their way to daycare, Homer loses track of Maggie who hops in Grogu’s hovering pram for a hyperspace-hopping adventure across the galaxy. Facing a squadron of Imperial TIE fighters, Maggie brings the battle to Springfield in this epic short celebrating all ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Silverman
CAST:  Hank Azaria  •  Chris Edgerly  •  Dawnn Lewis

On their way to daycare, Homer loses track of Maggie who hops in Grogu’s hovering pram for a hyperspace-hopping adventure across the galaxy. Facing a squadron of Imperial TIE fighters, Maggie brings the battle to Springfield in this epic short celebrating all ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Silverman
CAST:  Hank Azaria  •  Chris Edgerly  •  Dawnn Lewis
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