Dana Terrace is an American animator, writer, storyboard artist, director, producer, and voice actress who is best known for her work on Gravity Falls and the creator of the animated series, The Owl House.
Terrace graduated from the School of Visual Arts in New York during the spring of 2013 and subsequently moved to Los Angeles, California after getting hired as a storyboard revisionist for Gravity Falls. After finishing work on the show, Terrace became a director on the first season of the rebooted DuckTales series and as a storyboard artist for the Tangled: The Series episode, "Challenge of the Brave". She is currently the executive producer on The Owl House.
Aside from executive-producing The Owl House, Terrace also voices the character Tiny Nose. She also provided the vocal effects for King's "squeak of rage" in The Owl House episode, "Escape of the Palisman", although she was uncredited.
In addition to this, she has also provided in-house animation for both Gravity Falls and DuckTales. For Gravity Falls, she animated the closing sequence in "Not What He Seems" and Bill Cipher's death in "Weirdmageddon Part 4: Somewhere in the Woods". For DuckTales, she was an additional animator in the episode "Woo-oo!".
- A background character in the Gravity Falls episode "The Stanchurian Candidate" is based off of her and two other members of staff.
- The Tiny Nose character is based on Dana's self caricature.
- The character also bares some similarities to The Little Man (also known as Big Nose) from The Pink Panther cartoons.
- She is the sixth woman to create a series for Disney Television Animation after Sue Rose (Pepper Ann), Chris Nee (Doc McStuffins), Daron Nefcy (Star vs. the Forces of Evil), Krista Tucker (Fancy Nancy), and Nicole Dubuc (The Rocketeer).
- On September 25, 2018, Terrace came out as bisexual. On August 8, 2020, Terrace said that featuring LGBT characters in The Owl House helped her to come out to her friends and family in 2017, a year before coming out publicy.
- .@DanaTerrace worked also on #RapunzelsTangledAdventure S1 as a storyboard artist for the episode Challenge Of The Brave
- INTERVIEW: Creator Dana Terrace on Disney’s “The Owl House”
- Fun fact: that's my voice doin the squeak of rage. Our finest collaboration. 🐁
- Our 20 Favorite Posts in Honor of Sunday’s #BiVisibilityDay 2018
- Congratulations! I'm so happy you enjoyed the episode and it meant that much to you. It was a giant crew effort. Creating these characters led me to come out as bi to my friends and fam back in 2017, I hope they continue to create positive vibes for ppl in future eps! 🦉 🌈