Davis A. Bossert is an award-winning artist, filmmaker and author. He is a 32-year veteran of The Walt Disney Company. Dave most recently served as the producer, creative director, and Head Special Projects at Walt Disney Animation Studios and is now an independent producer, creative director, and writer. He graduated from CalArts School of Film with a BFA in Character Animation. He is a member of the CalArts Board of Trustees and is a visiting scholar at Carnegie Mellon University's Entertainment Technology Center (ETC) in Pittsburgh.
He has contributed his talents to such films as An American Tail, The Little Mermaid, The Land Before Time, Beauty and the Beast, Aladdin, Lion King, Who Framed Roger Rabbit, The Nightmare Before Christmas, Spider-Man, Hercules, Stay Tuned, Fantasia/2000 and the Academy Award-nominated shorts Lorenzo, Runaway Brain, and Disney/Dali short film Destino. See a full list of his credits at www.IMDb.com.
Bossert is an award-winning documentary producer and director. His documentary The Tunes Behind the Toons has won best short documentary awards at numerous film festivals and has been a special selection at many others. His latest documentary, Cartoon Camera, is screening in many film festivals where it is receiving audience acclaim.
He works in a variety of animation techniques including 2D, 3D, & Live Action combinations; Stereoscopic & specialty projection formats. He has been the creative director & producer of many Theme Park attractions, projection shows and other specialty projects.
As the Artistic Supervisor for the Disney Restoration Team, Bossert has overseen restoration on the latest restored features Bambi, Cinderella, The Little Mermaid, Sleeping Beauty, Fantasia, Snow White, Pinocchio, Jungle Book & many others. He has also located and repatriated several lost Oswald the Lucky Rabbit cartoons and continues reach into additional lost black and white cartoons from the silent era.
Bossert co-authored the Disney Animated iPad App, which was named iPad App of 2013 by Apple and won a prestigious British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) award. He co-authored Disney Animated, which was named iPad App of 2013 by Apple and won a prestigious British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) award. Bossert is also the author of the books: Remembering Roy E. Disney: Memories and Photos of a Storied Life; An Animator's Gallery: Eric Goldberg Draws the Disney Characters; and Dali and Disney: Destino. His latest books, The Art of Tennessee Loveless: The Mickey Mouse TEN x TEN x TEN Contemporary Pop Art Series and Oswald the Lucky Rabbit: The Search for the Lost Disney Cartoons are being published by Disney Editions in 2017. Learn more at www.davidbossert.com