Nicholas Anthony \"Tony\" Geiss was a producer, scriptwriter, songwriter and author, known principally for his children's work.
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 - and was a writer for The Land Before Time and the associated book. He was also a producer and writer for the Steven Spielberg film An American Tail. Geiss died at the age of 86 on January 21, 2011.