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David M. Kirschner (born May 29, 1955) is an American film and television producer.
In 1986 Kirschner created and produced An American Tail, which was co-produced by Steven Spielberg.
Kirschner is also the creator of the animatronic doll Chucky, which is featured in the Child's Play.
Hot on the heels of A Far Off Place and just prior to Searching For Bobby Fischer (both 1993), James Horner was asked by producer David Kirschner to score a modestly budgeted animation movie called Once Upon a Forest. Kirschner and Horner had first joined forces on An American Tail (1986) and they went on to collaborate on Fievel Goes West (1991), The Pagemaster (1994) and Hocus Pocus (1993). (James Horner was originally slated to score Hocus Pocus but had to bow out due to scheduling conflicts, handing over scoring duties to John Debney, who was barely a blip on