Paul Fierlinger

In his more than 40-year career, Fierlinger has created over 800 animated films which have garnered more than 200 major international awards. In addition to a Pew Charitable Arts grant for his body of work, Fierlinger’s accolades include an Academy Award nomination for It’s So Nice to Have a Wolf Around the House, many “Best of Festival” awards and numerous “Firsts” in educational films, TV commercials and children’s films. He is the creator of Sesame Street’s “Teeny Little Super Guy,” and “The Adventures of Letterman” in Arabic, Nickelodeon’s Amby & Dexter, the acclaimed American Playhouse television feature “Drawn From Memory” and an award-winning animated mini-documentary series for cable TV’s Oxygen network, Drawn From Life. His PBS animated specials, STILL LIFE WITH ANIMATED DOGS and A Room Nearby, have each won the prestigious Peabody Award for excellence. Several of Fielinger’s films have become part of the permanent film collection of The Museum of Modern Art, MOMA, in New York.