Born in New York City, Allan Neuwirth began his career as an animator. He designed and directed many cartoon projects for broadcast and cable TV networks, illustrated children's books, and art directed TV series before shifting his career in the 1990s into writing, directing, and producing television and feature films. In 1998 he and Glen Hanson co-created the internationally syndicated comic strip "Chelsea Boys," which has been anthologized twice: "Chelsea Boys" (2003, Alyson Books) and "Chelsea Boys Steppin' Out" (2006, Bruno Gmunder). He has also written several well received non-fiction books about the entertainment industry, including "Makin' Toons" (2003, Allworth Press) and "They'll Never Put That On The Air" (2006, Allworth Press). Neuwirth has written and/or story edited many TV series, including "The Octonauts" (BBC & Disney Junior), "Speed Racer: The Next Generation" (Nicktoons), "Jelly Jamm" (TBS), "Arthur" (PBS), "WordWorld" (PBS), "Cyberchase" (PBS), "Jungle Junction" (Disney Channel), "Between The Lions" (PBS), "Mama Mirabelle's Home Movies" (PBS & BBC), "Courage the Cowardly Dog" (Cartoon Network), "The Wubbulous World of Dr. Seuss" (Nickelodeon) and "Big Basg" (Cartoon Network). He's written holiday TV specials ("Jingle All The Way" for the Hallmark Channel, 2011), TV documentaries ("Operation Little Vittles"), comic book series and graphic novels ("The Flintstones & The Jetsons," "Wonder Woman vs. The Red Menace"), and was a consultant on PBS's documentary series, "Make 'Em Laugh: The Funny Business of America." Allan produced and directed the musical documentary feature "What's The Name Of The Dame?" (Figjam Productions), which made its world premiere in the Atlanta Film Festival in May 2011, and produced the independent feature film, "Drawing Home" (2013).