Donald Kushner

A strong argument could be made that Donald Kushner was a film producer ahead of his time. While still in his 30s, Kushner was one of the producers behind the pioneering computer-animated feature "TRON" (1982). It would ... Read more »
Born: 03/02/1945

Filmography

Producer (97)

The Possibility of Fireflies 2016 (Movie)

(Producer)

Method 2014 (Movie)

(Producer)

Seven Seconds 2014 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Blitz 2011 (Movie)

(Producer)

Blitz 2011 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Tron: Legacy 2010 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Normal Adolescent Behavior 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Look 2007 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Pistol Whipped 2007 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Samantha's Child 2006 (Movie)

(Producer)

Snuff Movie 2006 (Movie)

(Producer)

True True Lie 2005 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Monster 2003 (Movie)

(Producer)

Harvard Man 2002 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

The Last Producer 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Murdercycle 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Picking Up the Pieces 2000 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

The Excalibur Kid 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

They Nest 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Beowulf 1999 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Black and White 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Denial 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Freeway 2 1999 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Mambo Cafe 1999 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Phantom Town 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Susan's Plan 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

The St. Francisville Experiment 1999 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Aliens in the Wild Wild West 1998 (Movie)

(Producer)

Basil 1998 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Blood Dolls 1998 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Cracker 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Girl 1998 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Johnny Mysto Boy Wizard 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Ringmaster 1998 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Shapeshifter 1998 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Swing 1998 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Teen Sorcery 1998 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Echo 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Gun 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Possums 1997 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

The Last Time I Committed Suicide 1997 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

The Secret Kingdom 1997 (Movie)

executive co-producer (Co-Producer)

A Husband, a Wife, and a Lover 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Jack Reed: A Killer Amongst Us 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Serpent's Lair 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

The Adventures of Pinocchio 1996 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

The Grave 1996 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

The Shrunken City 1996 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

The Whole Wide World 1996 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Lady Killer 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Sweating Bullets 1990 - 1995 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Andre 1994 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Harts of the West 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Lady in Waiting 1994 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Divorce Court 1984 - 1993 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Father & Son: Dangerous Relations 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Carolina Skeletons 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Night Games 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

1st & Ten: In Your Face! 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Good Cops, Bad Cops: The Biggest Heist in History 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Murder C.O.D. 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

The Barbara DeAngelis Show 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

1st & Ten: Do It Again 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Tennessee Williams' Sweet Bird of Youth 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

1st & Ten: The Bulls Mean Business 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Relatively Speaking 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

The Brave Little Toaster 1989 (Movie)

(Producer)

1st & Ten: Going For Broke 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Pound Puppies and the Legend of Big Paw 1988 (Movie)

(Producer)

The Spiral Zone 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

1st & Ten: The Championships 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Nutcracker: The Motion Picture 1986 (Movie)

(Producer)

Training Camp: The Bulls Are Back 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

1st & 10 1984 - 1985 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

1st & 10 1984 - 1985 (TV Show)

Producer

Automan 1983 - 1984 (TV Show)

Producer

Tron 1982 (Movie)

(Producer)

Animalympics 1980 (Movie)

(Producer)

Bone Daddy (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Clockmaker (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Dangerous Intentions (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Dark Prince: the True Story of Dracula (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Every Woman's Dream (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Fire in the Dark (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Getting Gotti (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Glory Years (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Jack Reed: Death and Vengeance (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Liberace: Behind the Music (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Princess in Love (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Pumpkinhead: Ashes to Ashes (TV Show)

Producer

Puppetmaster vs Demonic Toys (TV Show)

Executive Producer

The Uniter (Movie)

(Producer)

TrialWatch (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Unlikely Angel (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Wolf Girl (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Your Mother Wears Combat Boots (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Biography

A strong argument could be made that Donald Kushner was a film producer ahead of his time. While still in his 30s, Kushner was one of the producers behind the pioneering computer-animated feature "TRON" (1982). It would be several decades before such movies became commonplace. By the time of that film's release, Kushner was already an experienced hand at producing animation. His first credit as a producer came on the '80 feature "Animalympics," in which a horde of creatures stage and compete in their own Olympic games. Following the success of "TRON," he shepherded another computer-assisted effort to the screen, this time the short-lived TV series "Automan" ('83), featuring Chuck Wagner as the holographic crime fighter of the title. After these early projects, Kushner concentrated mainly on live-action film and television. In the former sphere, over the years he executive-produced the hit teenage-flavored comedy "But I'm a Cheerleader" ('99) and the big-budget version of the classic story "The Adventures of Pinocchio" ('96), featuring Martin Landau as puppet master Geppetto. In TV, among other credits Kushner was an executive producer on the HBO pro football sitcom "1st & Ten: The Championship" ('84). He never lost his taste for animation, however. In '87, for example, he produced the adaptation of the children's book "The Brave Little Toaster," which received an Emmy nomination.

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