David "Dave" Thomas has been working in the animation industry since 1993, most frequently as a storyboard artist. On The Mighty B!, he co-storyboarded "Gorillas in the Midst" alongside Sunil Hall, Howie Perry and Eddie Trigueros.
Hailing from San Diego, California, he served as an animation director for Wild Brain in the late 1990s, where Thomas animated commercials for the following clients: Kentucky Fried Chicken, Nike and Sprite.
He received a Daytime Emmy Award for storyboard work on The Fairly OddParents in 2010. Thomas worked as a supervising director on Wander Over Yonder, where he received an Emmy nomination. During the 2010s, he directed episodes of Mickey Mouse and T.U.F.F. Puppy.
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