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Nicholas Anthony "Tony" Geiss (November 16, 1924 – January 21, 2011) was an American producer, screenwriter, songwriter and author, known principally for his children's work.

Tony Geiss
Nicholas Anthony Geiss

(1924-11-16)November 16, 1924
DiedJanuary 21, 2011(2011-01-21) (aged 86)
Spouse(s)Phyllis Eisen (1928–2010; her death)


Geiss was born in The Bronx to Alexander Geiss and Marjore Thirer. Geiss was a staff writer and songwriter for Sesame Street - he wrote Don't Eat the Pictures (1983) - and was a writer for The Land Before Time (1988) and the associated book. He was also a producer and writer for the Don Bluth film An American Tail (1986).

Geiss died at the age of 86 on January 21, 2011 from complications after a fall at his home in Manhattan, New York.

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