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David Berenbaum

David Berenbaum is a native of Philadelphia and a graduate of New York University's Tisch School of the Arts. He is best known for writing the 2003 Will Ferrell Christmas comedy classic, "Elf". He also wrote "The Haunted Mansion" for Disney, based off the famous theme park ride; the film starred Eddie Murphy. In 2014, it was announced Berenbaum was... See full bio »
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 2015 Strange Magic (screenplay)
 2008 The Spiderwick Chronicles (screenplay)
 2006 Zoom (screenplay)
 2003 The Haunted Mansion (written by)
 2003 Elf (written by)
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 2004 Dark Arc (special thanks)
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 2013 Greatest Ever Christmas Movies (TV Movie documentary)
 2004 Film School for Kids (Video documentary short)

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Author of the Shalom Budweiser Whazzup ads spoof short film.

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David Berenbaum has sold his speculative script "Christmas in New Jersey", which is currently in development. He then joined Walt Disney's Writers in Residence Program where he has penned scripts for the upcoming Walt Disney's The Haunted Mansion (2003) and a rewrite for a remake of "Herbie the Love Bug" which is also in development. See more »

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