Paul Dini

Paul Dini

Highest Rated: 94% Floyd Norman: An Animated Life (2016)

Lowest Rated: 80% The Batman-Superman Movie (1998)

Birthday: Aug 07, 1957

Birthplace: New York, New York, USA

Thanks to his efforts working as a writer and producer with Warner Brothers/D.C. Comics, Paul Dini helped develop and script updates of Batman, Superman and the Justice League in a contemporized manner that put these animated shows on par with any dramatic programming running on network television. Dini started out writing freelance scripts for Filmation and numerous other studios while he was still in college. His first writing credits came on 1979 episodes of "Tarzan, Lord of the Jungle" and "The New Adventures of Mighty Mouse and Heckle and Jeckle." Throughout the 1980s, Dini raised his profile with the work he did on a number of high-profile animation projects that ranged from fluff like "Smurfs" and "Pound Puppies" to action-oriented fare like "The Transformers" and "He-Man and the Masters of Universe," a series latter-day fans of his came to embrace despite Dini's disparagement of Filmation, the show's studio. During this time, he also started working for George Lucas on 1985's "The All New Ewoks" (he would later reunite with Lucas to write episodes of "Star Wars: The Clone Wars" over 20 years later) and started collaborating with up-and-coming animator Bruce Timm, a relationship that bore great fruit when both started working for Warner Brothers/D.C. in the 1990s. Starting out together on "Tiny Toon Adventures," the duo updated the aforementioned superheroes through stellar programs including "Batman," "Superman," "Justice League Unlimited," and "Batman Beyond" using sophisticated story arcs and employing top-notch vocal talent.

Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Heart of Batman Unknown (Character) - 2018
94% 74% Floyd Norman: An Animated Life Self - 2016
No Score Yet 52% Tom and Jerry: Back to Oz Screenwriter - 2016
No Score Yet 61% Tom and Jerry's Giant Adventure Screenwriter - 2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet Backyard Blockbusters Unknown (Character) - 2012
91% 86% Batman Beyond: Return of the Joker Producer,
Writer
- 2000
80% 77% The Batman-Superman Movie Producer - 1998
No Score Yet 76% Superman: The Last Son of Krypton Producer - 1996
No Score Yet 89% Batman: Mask of the Phantasm Writer $5M 1993

TV

Credit
93% 92% Star Wars: The Clone Wars Writer 2020 2011-2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet Dog Whisperer Guest 2012
100% No Score Yet Tower Prep Creator 2010
No Score Yet 91% Lost Writer 2004
No Score Yet No Score Yet Clerks: Uncensored Writer 2000
No Score Yet No Score Yet Monsters Writer 1990-1991
No Score Yet No Score Yet Transformers Writer 1986

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