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Tony Geiss (1924–2011)


He enrolled at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York where he met his wife, Phyllis Eisen who died in 2010 after 60 years of marriage. See more trivia »

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Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 22 wins & 31 nominations. See more awards »

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 2009 Abby's Flying Fairy School (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Niblet's Wand (2009)
  The Land Before Time (TV Series) (original characters - 4 episodes, 2007 - 2008) (characters - 3 episodes, 2007)
- The Great Egg Adventure (2008) ... (original characters)
- Search for the Sky Color Stones (2007) ... (characters)
- The Forbidden Friendship (2007) ... (characters)
- The Lonely Journey (2007) ... (original characters)
- Escape from the Mysterious Beyond (2007) ... (original characters)
  Sesame Street (TV Series) (1 episode, 1978) (writer - 26 episodes, 1981 - 2007)
- Rosita Gets Upset at Zoe & Abby (2007) ... (writer)
- Elmo Is Jealous of Marco (2007) ... (writer)
- Elmo Shows Abby How to Pretend (2007) ... (writer)
- Elmo Wishes for a Pet Dinosaur (2007) ... (writer)
- The Worm Cup Games (2007) ... (writer)
 2006 A Sesame Street Christmas Carol (Video) (segment "Elmo Saves Christmas")
 2006 Elmo's World: Pets! (Video)
 2004 Elmo's World: Families, Mail & Bath Time! (Video) (written by)
 1999 Cinderelmo (TV Movie)
 1997 The Land Before Time V: The Mysterious Island (Video) (characters)
 1997 Sing Yourself Sillier at the Movies (Video short) (written by - as Tony Giess)
 1996 Elmo Saves Christmas (Video) (written by)
 1996 Do the Alphabet (Video short) (written by)
 1991 The Tale of Peter Rabbit (TV Movie) (teleplay)
 1990 Sesame Street Home Video Visits the Hospital (Video short) (head writer)
 1990 Sing Yourself Silly! (Video short) (head writer)
 1990 Sesame Songs: Rock & Roll (Video short) (head writer)
 1990 Sesame Street Home Video Visits the Firehouse (Video short) (head writer)
 1988 The Land Before Time (story)
 1987 Sing Along (Video short) (writer)
 1986 An American Tail (screenplay) / (story)
 1986 Getting Ready to Read (Video short) (writer)
 1986 Learning About Numbers (Video short) (writer)
 1975 When Things Were Rotten (TV Series) (written by - 1 episode)
- There Goes the Neighborhood (1975) ... (written by)
 1967 NBC Experiment in Television (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- We Interrupt This Season (1967) ... (writer)
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He graduated from Walden High School in New York City. He served in the United States Navy for two years as a radar technician. See more »

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