David (Dave) Brain

Birth: November 12, 1941 San Francisco, USA

Occupation/Title:
Director, Timing Director, Storyboard Artist, Animator, Cameraman, Teacher, Current Head of the AniMazing Spotlight Short Animation Festival

Bio Summary:
Early Life/Family: Dave’s father, Fred worked in the concrete industry and was working at the shipyards of Barrett & Hilp building "McClosky" concrete barges when he was drafted late in 1944. Dave's mother, Madge Wilson, a talented musician worked during her husband's absence abroad, and enjoyed it. When Dave's father returned home from the occupation of Japan, he demanded Madge quit working and stay at home. She refused and eventually this lead to their divorce.

While Dave describes their split as fairly amicable and says that his father remained involved in his life, he also states quite plainly that he was raised by his mother, grandmother, and uncle Bill.

When he was 10 his family moved to North Hollywood. He tried his hand at music but was told by his family it just wasn't in him and so he occupied himself with drawing. When we was about 12 years old his Uncle showed some of Dave?s art work to a friend who was an art instructor at a nearby college. Bill was told his nephew?s work wasn?t bad and that he should probably work on putting a portfolio together if was going to look for work. When Bill told that instructor that Dave was only 12, the instructor replied by saying, ?This boy needs to be in art classes.

After that Dave enrolled in a number of various art classes over the next few years, which he says his mother was very supportive of as it keep him from running around with the wrong sort of boys and out of trouble. After graduating high school, his mother encouraged him to pursue art school and he applied and was accepted to Chouinard.

Education/Training:
At the end of two years at Chouinard, Dave applied to continue there with a focus in illustration. However, after a portfolio review he was told that his portfolio wasn?t good enough to earn him a place in the upper division, illustration concentration. They told him that his illustrations were uninspired, and not avant-garde enough for him to be able to make a name for himself as an illustrator. However, the review board did say that they liked his raw drawings. They were also aware that he was writing a comic for the school newspaper and offered him a position in the new Animation dept. first under Elmer Plummer, and then T. Hee who is generally credited along with Jack Hanna as one of the co-founders of the Cal-Arts animation program.

After graduating from Chouinard, Dave filled out an application to work for Walt Disney studios which he says he "Left with the gate guard", but then was unexpectedly drafted into the military. He had previously attempted to fulfill his obligation to serve by enlisting in the Marines, but had been rejected because was nearly deaf in one ear as the result of diving accident off the coast of Catalina as a child. So when he received his summons from the draft board he expected to again be excused from service. Instead he found himself on a train out of state headed for basic training.

Two years later, shortly before being officially released from duty, Disney sent him a letter, responding to his application and inviting him to interview at the studio.

Career Outline:
In 1966 at the age of 24, Dave found himself working at Walt Disney Studios as an inbetweener on Jungle Book. While there those final two years of Walt?s Life, Dave had the pleasure to meet Walt on a few occasions and even received support directly from Walt on a personal project that he and some of friends (including John Kimball) were working on.

When Walt became aware of the project through John's father Ward Kimball, Walt allowed Dave and his friends to use the Studio after hours for free, including editing and time in a sound studio for their sound track. Unfortunately Walt died before the project was finished, and the studio not having a record of Walt's promises billed him for the time in the sound studio. After Walt died, Dave and his friends took the project to Chuck Jones, who liked it and took it to Warner Bros for them in an attempt to sell it. Warner Bros, didn?t buy the short, but the short did later receive an academy award nomination.

After the death of Walt and the wrap on Jungle Book, Dave says, "People were getting laid off at a rate of 2-3 a day. I got my pink slip and when I got back to my desk to pack up my things I got a call from Patty Freeling, and offer to come see them." Andy Engman had been calling he different animation studios letting them know who was being cut loose and that they were available.

Dave did a year at the Freeling studios before where he worked as an assistant-animator for a year before moving onto Hanna-Barbera. Dave says that while at Hanna Barabera he was luckyto work with a lot of friends but that the work drove him crazy and was incredibly frustrating because it was so uncreative. It was a shift and trace machine for churning out footage. So when he got a call from Chuck Swenson at Murakami-Wolf he jumped.

It was there that he was given his first Animator assignments. Dave says he quickly realized that he wasn't quite prepared for this and needed to know more, and enrolled in an advanced animation class being put on by the Producers Association, where he learned from both Abe Levitow and Hal Ambro, who Dave credited and being the person most responsible for teaching him how to time.

Dave continued to work at Mrrakami Wolf for a number of years, freelanced for a while and even set up his own studio temporarily before eventually find his way back to Walt Disney to work on the Black Cauldron. After finishing the Black Cauldron he moved onto the Great Mouse Detective, but left Disney when discovered the studio was intentionally having him work as a assistant including to be able to drop his pay grade.

From Disney he went to Marvel where he worked with Stan Lee on a number of popular 80?s cartoons like the transformers before once again returning to Disney, this to work at the newly opened Television Animation Studio. The Dave eventually was made the timing director and worked for a few years on Dale Tales, Dark Wing Duck, and a number of other hugely successful shows for Disney, when Disney approached him about developing a educational training program overseas in Ireland.

Dave accepted the position and then moved to Dun Laoghaire Ireland to develop an animation program at the Dun Laoghaire school of Art and Design in a suburb of Dublin Ireland.

At this time, Don Bluth, having already been effectively banished from California had set up his studio in Dublin and animation became big business in Ireland. It was believed by Disney that they might be able to establish a low cost over-seas production unit to produce a number of different television animation projects. Disney initially set up a number of these educational development projects in the hopes of finding one that worked well and eventually decided on a similar project established in England over Dave's in Ireland, which they pulled the funding from. Dave was asked to stay on as the head of the animation program at Dun Laoghaire, but they couldn?t pay him nearly what he?d been making when Disney had funded the program so he decided to return to Southern California and to Disney. He stayed on at Disney another 6 months or so before Dave accepted an invitation by Vince Davis to work at Film Roman. There Dave worked once again as a director on shows like Garfield, the Simpsons, and King of the Hill.

After several years at Film Roman, Dave was again approached by Vince Davis, and this time moved onto the new Cartoon Network. At Cartoon Network Dave worked with John K. and directed a number of the very popular Cow and Chicken episodes as well as other shows.

Around this time, Dave took some storyboard classes at the Union. Dave has stated that he always enjoyed boarding shows and that in addition to giving him more creative input into the shows, it also gave him a longer year as the board artists started their season sooner.

He took these new and improved storyboarding skills back to Marvel where he worked as both a board artist and timing director.

From there Dave moved around quite a bit for the next few years, working at the WB and worked on Batman, the Cartoon network on Bill and Mandy as well as doing a good bit of freelancing.

Dave spent the last 3 weeks of his professional career in animation at Nickelodeon before retiring in 2006, after a very full 40 years of continuous work in the animation industry.

Comments On Style:
Dave is a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Art and Sciences, and sat for a number of years as a board member on the Short Films and Feature Animation Branch. In 1994 I had the pleasure of being invited as Dave?s guest to viewing of those short films and animations that had been shortlisted for consideration of an Academy Award Nomination and as we watched the various animation shorts Dave handed me his ballot saying he?d forgotten his glasses, and asked me to vote as he would.

So I asked him which of the films he liked the most and why, and he told me that his own preference was for films with strong stories and strong stylistic approaches. He liked those films that used style as a story telling tool. We recently revisited this topic during our interview and I posed the following question,

"As an animator, adaptability is survivability. Even still every artist develops both a personal style and a taste. How would you describe yours?". He repeated more or less these same sentiments. Commenting on that stylistically he preferred something like 101 Dalmatians to some of the more "rounded and soft" animated films of Disney.

When asked what some of his own favorite cartoons were he responded, "Gerald McBoing Boing" is one of his favorites, and that he was found of "Toot, Whistle, Plunk, Boom", and "Rooty Toot Toot" as well.

Personality:
Dave is one of the most approachable people I've ever met and takes a real interest in people. He is very unassuming, and yet has the ability to capture and hold your attention and interest. He likes a good joke, good food, and good company.

Anecdotes:
While in the service Dave was tasked as a trainer on the Hawk missile system. As a tool to help Dave understand the system so he often made doodle and sketches in the margins of his work books and manuals. Sketches which led to Dave being investigated by the FBI for espionage.

One day, Dave was approached by a couple of FBI agents who demanded to see the sketches and that Dave explain why exactly he was making drawings of a missile system. After explaining the situation to the agents they cleared him and told him to make sure that he turned in all of the sketches and work books when he was finished with his duties.

On one of the occasions Dave met Walt, he and some friends had snuck over to the film lot in order to watch Dick Van Dyke and James Cagney. When the wig-wag went off, Dave and his friends tried to open the door, but found that it was blocked by something, (they assume a sandbag or table) on the other side. So the shoved hard to move in and it opened. When they looked through to the other side they discovered that what was on the other side of the door was not a sand bag but Walt Disney who had been pushing the other direction.

Miscellaneous:
Member of the Animation Guild I.A.T.S.E. Local 839
Member of ASIFA Hollywood
Member of the Academy of Motion Picture Sciences
Winner of a Certificate of Merit Annie Award in 1995
Dave is the father of two daughters. His youngest daughter Megan is also an< artist and animator and did the paper doll animation opening sequence for Madagascar.
Dave is twice married. His first wife Katie suffered from dementia and her helath slowly deteriorated over a number of years. A few years after her death Dave met Marta Glodkowska, a widow herself and they eventually married.
Even though he is retired Dave continues to teach Animation at Woodbury college in Southern California.

Filmography: from IMDB
"American Dragon: Jake Long" (1 episode)
1. Hero of the Hourglass (12 August 2006) - timing director (as David Brain)
"The Replacements" (5 episodes )
1. The Jerky Girls (28 July 2006) - timing director
2. Cinde-Riley (8 September 2006) - timing director
3. The Insecurity Guard (9 September 2006) - timing director
4. Jumping Mad (16 September 2006) - timing director
5. The Truth Hurts (16 September 2006) - timing director
"The Batman" (2 episodes )
1. The Icy Depths (6 May 2006) - timing director (as David Brain)
2. Gotham's Ultimate Criminal Mastermind (13 May 2006) - animation timing director (as David Brain)
"Baby Blues" (1 episode)
1. Wanda Proof (20 January 2002) - timing director
"Johnny Bravo" (1 episode)
1. A Johnny Bravo Christmas (7 December 2001) - animation director
"The Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy" (12 episodes )
... aka "Grim & Evil" - USA (original title)
1. Meet the Reaper/Evil Con Carne/Skeletons in the Water Closet (24 August 2001) - Director (segment "Skeletons in the Water Closet")
2. Opposite Day/Emotional Skarr/Look Alive! (31 August 2001)
- Director(segment "Opposite Day")
3. Smell of Vengeance: Part 1/Fiend Is Like Friend Without the 'r'/Smell of Vengeance: Part 2 (5 September 2001) - Director (segment "The Smell of Vengeance, Part 1")
4. Mortal Dilemma/Evil Goes Wild/Get Out of My Head! (7 September 2001)
-Director (segments "Evil Goes Wild" and "Get Out of My Head!")
5. Devolver: Part 1/Recipe for Disaster/Devolver: Part 2 (12 October 2001)
-Director (segment "Recipe for Disaster")
6. A Tiptoe Through the Tulips: Part 1/Dumb Wish/Tiptoe Through the Tulips: Part 2 (19 October 2001) - Director (segment "Tiptoe Through the Tulips, Part 2")
7. Grim vs. Mom/Bring to Me the Face of Hector Con Carne/Tastes Like Chicken(19 July 2002) - Director (segment "Bring Me the Face of Hector Con Carne")
8. Grim or Gregory/Search and Estroy/Something Stupid This Way Comes (26 July 2002) - Director (segment "Search and Estroy")
9. Hoss Delgado: Spectral Exterminator/Evil on Trial/To Eris Human (9 August 2002) - Director (segment "To Eris Human")
10. Grim Surprise, A/Everybody Loves Uncle Bob/Beasts and Barbarians (2 October 2002) - Director (segment "Beasts and Barbarians")
11. Billy's Growth Spurt/Time Hole Incident/Billy and the Bully (4 October 2002) -Director (segment "The Time Hole Incident")
12. Little Rock of Horrors/The Pie Who Loved Me/Dream a Little Dream (18 October 2002) - Director (segment "Dream a Little Dream")
"Generation O!" (1 episode)
1. Our House (2 September 2000) - sheet timer "Family Guy" (1 episode)
... aka "Padre de familia" - USA (Spanish title)
1. Da Boom (26 December 1999) - storyboard artist "Batman Beyond" (1 episode)
... aka "Batman of the Future" - Europe (English title), UK 1. Splicers (18 September 1999) - animation timing director "Cow and Chicken" (3 episodes )
1. Space Cow/Orthodontic Police (15 July 1997) - additional animation director(as David Brain)
2. The Karate Chick/Yard Sale (10 March 1998) - animation director (segments "The Karate Chick" and "Yard Sale")
3. Snail Boy/Penalty Wheel/The Magnificent Motorbikini (5 May 1999)
-animation director (segment "Penalty Wheel")
"Dexter's Laboratory" (1 episode)
... aka "Dexter's Lab" - USA (informal short title)
1. Way of the Dee Dee/The Justice Friends: Say Uncle Sam/Tribe Called Girl(11 December 1996) - animation director (as David Brain)
"Life with Louie" (13 episodes )
1. Dad Gets Canned (18 June 1995) - timing director
2. Raindrops Keep Falling on My Bed (9 September 1995) - timing director
3. Behind Every Good Coach (7 October 1995) - timing director
4. Pains, Grains, and Allergy Shots (11 November 1995) - timing director
5. The Fourth Thursday in November (18 November 1995) - timing director
6. Tracks of My Deers (25 November 1995) - timing director
7. When Cedar Knoll Freezes Over (3 February 1996) - timing director
8. Caddy on a Hot Tin Roof (14 September 1996) - timing director
9. Anderson Ski Weekend (28 September 1996) - timing director
10. Mr. Anderson's Opus (26 October 1996) - timing director
11. An Anderson Dozen (2 November 1996) - timing director
12. The Masked Chess Boy (30 November 1996) - timing director
13. The Thank You Note (15 February 1997) - timing director "Garfield and Friends" (45 episodes )
1. Home Away from Home/Rainy Day Robot/Odie the Amazing (19 September 1992) - Director
2. Country Cousin/The Name Game/The Carnival Curse (26 September 1992) -Director
3. Renewed Terror/Bad Time Story/Tooth or Dare (26 September 1992) - Director
4. Home Sweet Swindler/Forget-Me-Not Newton/The Great Inventor (3 October 1992) - Director
5. Taste Makes Waist/The Wolf Who Cried Boy/Day of Doom (3 October 1992) -Director
6. Canvas Back Cat/Make Believe Moon/The Creature That Lived in the Refrigerator, Behind the Mayonnaise, Next to the Ketchup and to the Left of the Cole Slaw (10 October 1992) - Director
7. The Kitty Council/The Bo Show/Bad Neighbor Policy (10 October 1992) -Director
8. Airborne Odie/Once Upon a Time Warp/Bride and Broom (17 October 1992) -Director
9. Cute for Loot/The Caverns of Cocoa/Dream Date (17 October 1992) - Director
10. Dummy of Danger/Sooner or Later/Jumping Jon (24 October 1992) - Director
11. The Worst Pizza in the History of Mankind/Jack II: The Rest of the Story/The Garfield Opera (24 October 1992) - Director
12. The Cartoon Cat Conspiracy/Who Done It?/The Picnic Panic (31 October 1992) - Director
13. Sound Judgement/Gross Encounters/The Perils of Penelope (31 October 1992) - Director
14. Ghost of a Chance/Roy Gets Sacked/Revenge of the Living Lunch (7 November 1992) - Director
15. Super Sonic Seymour/A Mildly Mental Mix-Up/The Garfield Rap (7 November 1992) - Director
16. A Vacation from His Senses/Garfield's Garbage Can and Tin Pan Alley Review/Dread Giveaway (18 September 1993) - Director
17. The Wright Stuff/Safe at Home/Orson Express (18 September 1993) - Director
18. Next Door Nuisance/What's It All About, Wade?/Bigfeetz (25 September 1993) - Director
19. Jon the Barbarian/Uncle Roy to the Rescue/The Kitten and the Council (25 September 1993) - Director
20. The Best Policy/Snow Wade and the 77 Dwarfs: Part 2/Fishy Feline (2 October 1993) - Director
21. The Canine Conspiracy/Snow Wade and the 77 Dwarfs: Part 1/The Genuine Article (2 October 1993) - Director
22. Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Mouse/Payday Mayday/How to Drive a Human Crazy (9 October 1993) - Director
23. The Floyd Story/How Now, Stolen Cow?/The Second Penelope Episode (9 October 1993) - Director
24. The Pie-Eyed Piper/Sweet Tweet Treat/Fine Feathered Funnyman (9 October 1993) - Director
25. Date of Disaster/A Little Time Off/The Longest Doze (16 October 1993) -Director
26. Stairway to Stardom/Midnight Ride of Paul Revere's Duck/Magic, Monsters and Manicotti (23 October 1993) - Director
27. The Life and Times of the Lasagne Kid/Return of the Incredibly Stupid Swamp Monster/Unreal Estate (23 October 1993) - Director
28. The Garfield Musical/Mind Over Melvin/The Third Penelope Episode (30 October 1993) - Director
29. Lost and Foundling/Winter Wonderland/Films and Felines (30 October 1993) -Director
30. Knights and Daze/Holiday Happening/Jailbird Jon (6 November 1993) -Director 31. The Third Penelope Episode/Hare Force/Garfield's Garbage Can & Tin Pan Alley Revue (6 November 1993) - Director
32. The Legend of Johnny Ragweedseed/Grape Expectations, Part 1/Catch as Cats Can't (17 September 1994) - Director , models
33. A Matter of Conscience/Grape Expectations: Part 2/Top Ten (17 September 1994) - Director , models
34. Change of Mind/Temp Trouble/The Perfect Match (24 September 1994) -Director
35. My Fair Feline/Double Trouble Talk/Half-Baked Alaska (24 September 1994) -Director
36. Model Behavior/U.S. Acres: Egg Over Easy - Part 2/Another Ant Episode (1 October 1994) - Director
37. Puss in High Tops/Egg Over Easy: Part 1/The Beast from Beyond (1 October 1994) - Director
38. The Guy of Her Dreams/U.S. Acres: The Discount of Monte Cristo/The Fairy Dogmother (8 October 1994) - Director , models , storyboard artist 39. The Stand-Up Mouse/Daydream Doctor/Happy Garfield Day (8 October 1994) - Director , models , storyboard artist
40. Sit on It/Kiddy Korner/Brainwave Broadcast (15 October 1994) - Director ,models
41. Thoroughly Mixed-Up Mouse/The Old Man and the Mountain/Food Fighter (29 October 1994) - Director
42. Alley Katta & the 40 Thieves/If It's Tuesday, This Must Be Alpha Centauri/Clash of Titans (19 November 1994) - Director , storyboard artist 43. The Man Who Hated Cats/Deja Vu/Canned Laughter (26 November 1994) -Director
44. Horror Hostess/Newsworthy Wade (3 December 1994) - Director
45. Arbuckle the Invincible/The Monster Who Couldn't Scare Anybody/The Ocean Blue (10 December 1994) - Director
"Goof Troop" (2 episodes )
... aka "Disney's Goof Troop" - USA (complete title) 1. You Camp Take It with You (9 September 1992) - timing director (as David Brain)
2. Great Egg-Spectations (3 October 1992) - timing director (as David Brain)
"Darkwing Duck" (11 episodes )
1. Beauty and the Beet (9 September 1991) - timing director
2. Easy Comes, Easy Grows (20 September 1991) - animation director (as David Brain)
3. Hush, Hush, Sweet Charlatan (25 September 1991) - timing director (as David Brain)
4. Double Darkwings (4 October 1991) - animation director 5. When Aliens Collide (8 October 1991) - animation director (as David Brain)
6. Up, Up, and Awry (14 November 1991) - animation director (as David Brain)
7. Disguise the Limit (26 November 1991) - animation director (as David Brain) ,storyboard clean-up artist (as David Brain)
8. Darkwing Doubloon (16 December 1991) - animation director (as David Brain)
9. It's a Wonderful Leaf (23 December 1991) - animation director (as David Brain)
10. Dances with Bigfoot (6 February 1992) - animation director (as David Brain)
11. In Like Blunt (24 February 1992) - animation director (as David Brain) "Chip 'n' Dale Rescue Rangers" (21 episodes ) 1. Piratsy Under the Seas (5 March 1989) - supervising timing director (as David Brain)
2. Catteries Not Included (7 March 1989) - supervising timing director (as David Brain)
3. Dale Beside Himself (12 March 1989) - supervising timing director (as David Brain)
4. Flash the Wonder Dog (19 March 1989) - supervising timing director (as David Brain)
5. Out to Launch (26 March 1989) - supervising timing director (as David Brain)
6. Kiwi's Big Adventure (2 April 1989) - supervising timing director (as David Brain)
7. Adventures in Squirrelsitting (9 April 1989) - supervising timing director (as David Brain)
8. Pound of the Baskervilles (16 April 1989) - supervising timing director (as David Brain)
9. Risky Beesness (23 April 1989) - supervising timing director (as David Brain)
10. Three Men and a Booby (30 April 1989) - supervising timing director (as David Brain)
11. The Carpetsnaggers (7 May 1989) - supervising timing director (as David Brain)
12. Bearing Up Baby (14 May 1989) - supervising timing director (as David Brain)
13. Parental Discretion Retired (21 May 1989) - supervising timing director (as David Brain)
14. The Luck Stops Here (6 October 1989) - supervising timing director (as David Brain)
15. Battle of the Bulge (9 October 1989) - supervising timing director (as David Brain)
16. An Elephant Never Suspects (11 October 1989) - supervising timing director(as David Brain)
17. Fake Me to Your Leader (12 October 1989) - supervising timing director (as David Brain)
18. A Case of Stage Blight (16 October 1989) - supervising timing director (as David Brain)
19. Normie's Science Project (14 November 1989) - supervising timing director (as David Brain)
20. Double 'O Chipmunk (20 December 1989) - supervising timing director 21. Out of Scale (8 February 1990) - supervising timing director "The New Adventures of Winnie the Pooh" (27 episodes )
1. Pooh Oughta Be in Pictures (10 September 1988) - timing director
2. There's No Camp Like Home/Balloonatics (10 September 1988) - timing director
3. Friend, in Deed/Donkey for a Day (10 September 1988) - timing director
4. Stripes/Monkey See, Monkey Do Better (17 September 1988) - timing director
5. Babysitter Blues (17 September 1988) - timing director 6. Gone with the Wind/Nothing But the Tooth (17 September 1988) - timing director
7. Find Her, Keep Her (24 September 1988) - timing director
8. Cleanliness Is Next to Impossible (1 October 1988) - timing director
9. Paw and Order (8 October 1988) - timing director
10. The Great Honey Pot Robbery (8 October 1988) - timing director
11. The Piglet Who Would Be King (15 October 1988) - timing director
12. Honey for a Bunny/Trap as Trap Can (15 October 1988) - timing director
13. How Much Is That Rabbit in the Window (22 October 1988) - timing director
14. The Masked Offender/Things That Go Piglet in the Night (12 November 1988) -timing director
15. Luck Amok/Magic Earmuffs (3 December 1988) - timing director
16. The Wishing Bear (10 December 1988) - timing director
17. King of the Beasties/The Rats Who Came to Dinner (7 January 1989) - timing director
18. My Hero/Owl Feathers (14 January 1989) - timing director
19. A Very, Very Large Animal/Fish Out of Water (21 January 1989) - timing director
20. Tigger's Shoes/Lights Out (4 February 1989) - timing director
21. The 'New' Eeyore/Tigger, Private Ear (25 February 1989) - timing director
22. Party Poohper/The Old SwitcheRoo (4 March 1989) - timing director
23. Bubble Trouble/Groundpiglet Day (9 September 1989) - supervising timing director
24. Rabbit Marks the Spot/Good-Bye Mr. Pooh (9 September 1989) - supervising timing director
25. All's Well That Ends Wishing Well (16 September 1989) - supervising timing director
26. Me and My Shadow/To Catch a Hiccup (23 September 1989) - supervising timing director
27. Sham Pooh/Rock-A-Bye Pooh Bear (15 September 1990) - supervising timing director
"Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" (5 episodes )
1. Turtle Tracks (14 December 1987) - sequence director (as David Brain)
2. Enter: The Shredder (15 December 1987) - sequence director (as David Brain)
3. A Thing About Rats (16 December 1987) - sequence director (as David Brain)
4. Hot-Rodding Teenagers from Dimension X (17 December 1987) - sequence director (as David Brain)
5. Shredded & Splintered (18 December 1987) - sequence director (as David Brain)
"Adventures of the Gummi Bears" (7 episodes )
... aka "Disney's Adventures of the Gummi Bears" - USA (complete title)
... aka "Disney's Gummi Bears" - USA (promotional title)
1. If I Were You/Eye of the Beholder (19 September 1987) - timing director
2. Presto Gummo/A Tree Grows in Dunwyn (26 September 1987) - timing director
3. Day of the Beevilweevils (3 October 1987) - timing director
4. Water Way to Go/Close Encounters of the Gummi Kind (10 October 1987) -timing director
5. Snows Your Old Man/Boggling the Bears (17 October 1987) - timing director
6. The Knights of Gummadoon (5 December 1987) - timing director
7. Mirthy Me/Gummi Dearest (12 December 1987) - timing director
"DuckTales" (93 episodes )
... aka "Disney's DuckTales" - USA (complete title)
1. Treasure of the Golden Suns: Cold Duck (18 September 1987) - timing director (as David Brain)
2. Treasure of the Golden Suns: Don't Give Up the Ship (18 September 1987) -timing director (as David Brain)
3. Treasure of the Golden Suns: Too Much of a Gold Thing (18 September 1987) - timing director (as David Brain)
4. Treasure of the Golden Suns: Three Ducks of the Condor (18 September 1987) - timing director (as David Brain)
5. Treasure of the Golden Suns: Wronguay in Ronguay (18 September 1987) -timing director (as David Brain)
6. Send in the Clones (21 September 1987) - timing director (as David Brain)
7. Sphinx for the Memories (22 September 1987) - timing director (as David Brain)
8. Where No Duck Has Gone Before (23 September 1987) - timing director (as David Brain)
9. Armstrong (24 September 1987) - timing director (as David Brain)
10. Robot Robbers (25 September 1987) - timing director (as David Brain)
11. Magica's Shadow War (28 September 1987) - timing director (as David Brain)
12. Master of the Djinni (29 September 1987) - timing director (as David Brain)
13. Hotel Strangeduck (30 September 1987) - timing director (as David Brain)
14. Lost Crown of Genghis Khan (1 October 1987) - timing director (as David Brain)
15. Duckman of Aquatraz (2 October 1987) - timing director (as David Brain)
16. The Money Vanishes (5 October 1987) - timing director (as David Brain)
17. Sir Gyro de Gearloose (6 October 1987) - timing director (as David Brain)
18. Dinosaur Ducks (7 October 1987) - timing director (as David Brain)
19. Hero for Hire (8 October 1987) - timing director (as David Brain)
20. Superdoo! (9 October 1987) - timing director (as David Brain)
21. Maid of the Myth (12 October 1987) - timing director (as David Brain)
22. Down and Out in Duckburg (13 October 1987) - timing director (as David Brain)
23. Much Ado About Scrooge (14 October 1987) - timing director (as David Brain)
24. Top Duck (15 October 1987) - timing director (as David Brain)
25. Pearl of Wisdom (16 October 1987) - timing director (as David Brain)
26. The Curse of Castle McDuck (19 October 1987) - timing director (as David Brain)
27. Launchpad's Civil War (20 October 1987) - timing director (as David Brain)
28. Sweet Duck of Youth (21 October 1987) - timing director (as David Brain)
29. Earth Quack (22 October 1987) - timing director (as David Brain)
30. Home Sweet Homer (23 October 1987) - timing director (as David Brain)
31. Bermuda Triangle Tangle (26 October 1987) - timing director (as David Brain)
32. Micro Ducks from Outer Space (27 October 1987) - timing director (as David Brain)
33. Back to the Klondike (28 October 1987) - timing director (as David Brain)
34. Horse Scents (29 October 1987) - timing director (as David Brain)
35. Scrooge's Pet (30 October 1987) - timing director (as David Brain)
36. Catch as Cash Can: Part 1 - A Drain on the Economy (2 November 1987)
-timing director (as David Brain)
37. Catch as Cash Can: Part 2 - A Whale of a Bad Time (3 November 1987) -timing director (as David Brain)
38. Catch as Cash Can: Part 3 - Aqua Ducks (4 November 1987) - timing director(as David Brain)
39. Catch as Cash Can: Part 4 - Working for Scales (5 November 1987) - timing director (as David Brain)
40. Merit-Time Adventure (6 November 1987) - timing director (as David Brain)
41. The Golden Fleecing (9 November 1987) - timing director (as David Brain)
42. Ducks of the West (10 November 1987) - timing director (as David Brain)
43. Time Teasers (11 November 1987) - timing director (as David Brain)
44. Back Out in the Outback (12 November 1987) - timing director (as David Brain)
45. Raiders of the Lost Harp (13 November 1987) - timing director (as David Brain)
46. The Right Duck (16 November 1987) - timing director (as David Brain)
47. Scroogerello (17 November 1987) - timing director (as David Brain)
48. Double-O-Duck (18 November 1987) - timing director (as David Brain)
49. Luck o' the Ducks (19 November 1987) - timing director (as David Brain)
50. Duckworth's Revolt (20 November 1987) - timing director (as David Brain)
51. Magica's Magic Mirror/Take Me Out of the Ballgame (23 November 1987) -timing director (as David Brain)
52. Duck to the Future (24 November 1987) - timing director (as David Brain)
53. Jungle Duck (25 November 1987) - timing director (as David Brain)
54. Launchpad's First Crash (26 November 1987) - timing director (as David Brain)
55. Dime Enough for Luck (27 November 1987) - timing director (as David Brain)
56. Duck in the Iron Mask (30 November 1987) - timing director (as David Brain)
57. The Uncrashable Hindentanic (1 December 1987) - timing director (as David Brain)
58. The Status Seekers (2 December 1987) - timing director (as David Brain)
59. Nothing to Fear (3 December 1987) - timing director (as David Brain)
60. Dr. Jekyll & Mr. McDuck (4 December 1987) - timing director (as David Brain)
61. Once Upon a Dime (7 December 1987) - timing director (as David Brain) 62. Spies in Their Eyes (8 December 1987) - timing director (as David Brain)
63. All Ducks on Deck (9 December 1987) - timing director (as David Brain)
64. Ducky Horror Picture Show (10 December 1987) - timing director (as David Brain)
65. 'Till Nephews Do Us Part (11 December 1987) - timing director (as David Brain)
66. Time Is Money: Part 1 - Marking Time (25 November 1988) - supervising timing director
67. Time Is Money: Part 2 - The Duck Who Would Be King (25 November 1988) -supervising timing director
68. Time Is Money: Part 3 - Bubba Trubba (25 November 1988) - supervising timing director
69. Time Is Money: Part 4 - Ducks on the Lam (25 November 1988) - supervising timing director
70. Time Is Money: Part 5 - Ali Bubba's Cave (25 November 1988) - supervising timing director
71. Frozen Assets (26 March 1989) - supervising timing director
72. Full Metal Duck (26 March 1989) - supervising timing director
73. Liquid Assets (26 March 1989) - supervising timing director
74. Money to Burn (26 March 1989) - supervising timing director
75. The Billionaire Beagle Boys Club (26 March 1989) - supervising timing director
76. The Land of Trala La (4 September 1989) - supervising timing director
77. Allowance Day (5 September 1989) - supervising timing director
78. Bubbeo & Juliet (6 September 1989) - supervising timing director
79. The Good Muddahs (7 September 1989) - supervising timing director
80. My Mother the Psychic (8 September 1989) - supervising timing director
81. Metal Attraction (11 September 1989) - supervising timing director
82. Dough Ray Me (12 September 1989) - supervising timing director
83. Bubba's Big Brainstorm (13 September 1989) - supervising timing director 84. The Big Flub (14 September 1989) - supervising timing director 85. A Case of Mistaken Secret Identity (15 September 1989) - supervising timing director
86. Blue Collar Scrooge (18 September 1989) - supervising timing director
87. Beaglemania (19 September 1989) - supervising timing director
88. Yuppy Ducks (20 September 1989) - supervising timing director
89. The Bride Wore Stripes (21 September 1989) - supervising timing director
90. The Unbreakable Bin (22 September 1989) - supervising timing director
91. Attack of the Fifty-Foot Webby (25 September 1989) - supervising timing director
92. The Masked Mallard (26 September 1989) - supervising timing director
93. Ducky Mountain High (9 February 1990) - supervising timing director
"ABC Weekend Specials" (1 episode)
1. The Bollo Caper (2 February 1985) - animator
"The Transformers" (3 episodes )
... aka "Transformers" - USA (original title)
... aka "Transformers: Generation 1" - USA (informal title)
1. More Than Meets the Eye: Part 1 (17 September 1984) - sequence director
2. More Than Meets the Eye: Part 2 (18 September 1984) - sequence director
3. More Than Meets the Eye: Part 3 (19 September 1984) - sequence director
"Muppet Babies" (13 episodes )
... aka "Jim Henson's Muppet Babies" - USA (complete title)
... aka "Little Muppet Monsters" - USA (segment title)
... aka "Muppets, Babies and Monsters" - USA (second season title)
1. Noisy Neighbors (15 September 1984) - animation director
2. Who's Afraid of the Big, Bad Dark? (22 September 1984) - animation director
3. Dental Hyjinks (29 September 1984) - animation director
4. Raiders of the Lost Muppet (6 October 1984) - animation director
5. Scooter's Hidden Talent (13 October 1984) - animation director
6. The Case of the Missing Chicken (20 October 1984) - animation director
7. Eight Take-Away One Equals Panic (27 October 1984) - animation director
8. What Do You Want to Be When You Grow Up? (3 November 1984) -animation director
9. Close Encounters of the Frog Kind (10 November 1984) - animation director
10. Gonzo's Video Show (17 November 1984) - animation director
11. Fun Park Fantasies (24 November 1984) - animation director
12. From a Galaxy Far, Far Away (1 December 1984) - animation director
13. Good, Clean Fun (8 December 1984) - animation director
"Yogi's Gang" (3 episodes )
1. Mr. Bigot (8 September 1973) - story director
2. Lotta Litter (24 November 1973) - story director
3. Mr. Hothead (15 December 1973) - story director
"ABC Afterschool Specials" (3 episodes )
1. The Last of the Curlews (4 October 1972) - animator
2. Pssst! Hammerman's After You! (16 January 1974) - animator (as David Brain)
3. Sara's Summer of the Swans (2 October 1974) - animator (as David Brain)
"Hot Wheels" (16 episodes )
1. Sky Sailor/The Funny Money Caper (6 September 1969) - animator
2. Surf's Up/The Family Car (13 September 1969) - animator
3. The Jewel/The Buggy Ride (20 September 1969) - animator
4. Hit and Run/Ardeth the Demon (20 September 1969) - animator
5. Avalanche Country/Tough Cop (4 October 1969) - animator
6. Underground Rough Ride/Diamonds Are a Girl's Worst Friend (11 October 1969) - animator
7. Get Back on That Horse/Dragon's Tooth Peak (18 October 1969) - animator
8. Show-Off/Mata Hari Ardeth (25 October 1969) - animator
9. The Winner/The Hot Head (1 November 1969) - animator
10. Big Race/Fire Fighters (8 November 1969) - animator
11. Fake Out-Stake Out/Four Wheel Time Bomb (15 November 1969) - animator
12. It Takes a Team/Like Father, Like Son (22 November 1969) - animator
13. Danger Around the Clock/Hotter Than the Devils (29 November 1969) -animator
14. Race to Space Monkey A-Okay/Big Heart, Little Hearts (6 December 1969) -animator
15. Hitchhike to Danger/The Doc Warren Trophy Race (13 December 1969) -animator
16. Drag Strip/Slicker-Slicks (20 December 1969) - animator
The Jungle Book (7 December 1967), Inbtweener, uncredited

Bibliographic References:
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0104025/
http://animationguildblog.blogspot.com/2012/02/dave-brain-interview-part-i.h tml
http://animationguildblog.blogspot.com/2012/02/dave-brain-interview-part-2.h tml
Brain, David. Personal interview 1 Nov. 2012
Brain, Megan (daughter of David), Email interview 10 Oct. 2012

*Contributions To This Listing:*
Erik Van Pelt

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