Don Hertzfeldt


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Don Hertzfeldt was born on August 1, 1976 in Fremont, California, USA as Donald Charles Hertzfeldt. He is known for his work on World of Tomorrow (2015), It's Such a Beautiful Day (2011) and The Simpsons (1989). See full bio »

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Clown in the Dumps (S26, Ep1)
Tue, Oct 15 4:30 PM PDT on FXX (089)

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Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 161 wins & 28 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

World of Tomorrow Animation Department
(2015)
It's Such a Beautiful Day Animation Department
(2011)
The Simpsons Animation Department
(2014)
Rejected Animation Department
(2000)

Filmography

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 2017 Intro (Short) (animator)
 2015 World of Tomorrow (Short) (animator)
 2014 The Simpsons (TV Series) (animator - 2 episodes)
- Clown in the Dumps (2014) ... (animator: couch gag) / (animator: opening sequence)
 2012 It's Such a Beautiful Day (animator)
 2011 It's Such a Beautiful Day (Short) (animator)
 2010 Wisdom Teeth (Short) (animator)
 2008 I Am So Proud of You (Short) (animator)
 2006 Everything Will Be Ok (Short) (animator)
 2005 The Meaning of Life (Short) (animator)
 2000 Rejected (Short) (animator)
 1997-1998 Cartoon Sushi (TV Series) (animator - 2 episodes)
- Episode #1.9 (1998) ... (animator - segment "Lily & Jim")
- Episode #1.6 (1997) ... (animator - segment "Genre")
 1998 Billy's Balloon (Short) (animator)
 1997 Lily and Jim (Short) (animator)
 1996 Genre (Short) (animator)
 1995 Ah, L'Amour (Short) (animator)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Graphic Novel: "The End of the World". Antibookclub. ISBN 978-0983868378

Official Sites:

Bitter Films

Height:

5' 9" (1.75 m)
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Personal Quote:

I'm looking forward to being able to walk into a room of hard-working artists every day and telling them that everything they're doing is wrong.

Trivia:

Hertzfeldt is the only filmmaker to have won the Sundance Film Festival's Grand Jury Prize for Short Film twice: for "Everything Will Be OK" in 2007 and for "World of Tomorrow" in 2015. See more »

Trademark:

Tends to favor absurdism and surreal humor See more »

Star Sign:

Leo

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