Timm, is a lifelong fan of comic books and sci-fi movies. He always dreamed
of drawing comics for a living but wound up in animation instead. He started at Filmation and then
bounced around the industry doing stints for Don Bluth, Marvel Productions, and Ralph
Bakshi (on Mighty Mouse), among others.
While he was workning on Mighty Mouse he meet John Kricfalusi (Ren & Stimpy) who take Bruce with him on DIC to work on Beanie and Cecil.
After he had tried to get work on comics at Marvel and DC without succeed, he finally landed at Warner Bros. in 1989, where he has been ever since.
At Warners Timm, after working on Tiny Toon, became producer/designer of Batman: The Animated Series in 1990. He has since produced Superman, and The New Batman Superman Adventures and co-created/produced Batman Beyond.
He get to work on his first love (comics) when he has some spare time-notably various Batman-related comics for DC, including Batman Adventures. Mad Love, as well as covers and pinups for Dark Horse, Marvel, Oni, and Harris. His most recent comics projects have includedAvengers 11/2 with Roger Stern for Marvel, a six-page Vampirella story with Ty Templeton for Harris, and a "nasty little romance story" with Joe Lansdale for DC's Vertigo line. Timm has won two Eisners, one Harvey, one Reuben, and two Emmys.
|Having failed at such diverse
careers as sporting goods salesman, lobster chef, and ocelot feeder, then 20-year-old
Paul Dini happened to stumble aimlessy into the world of TV
In the early 1980s he scripted such deathless gems of the cartoonists art as Turbo Teen, Q*Bert, The Gary Coleman Show, and the much-loved and still-missed Gilligan's Planet.
Run out of Hollywood following his contributions to He-Man and the Masters of the Universe, Dini served a four-year hitch riding herd as an Ewok wrangler in George Lucas's Skywalker Ranch. (Note: Ewoks bite-hard.) Drifting back to L.A. for some stupid reason or another, Dini later convinced someone at Warner Bros. Animation to give him employment, and he's been there ever since.
In his ten years at Warners, Dini has served as the writer/story editor on Steven Spielberg Presents Tiny Toon Adventures, writer/producer on Batman: The Animated Series and Superman, and writer/producer of the current KidsWB hit Batman Beyond. Dini has also inflicted a character named Harley Quinn on the world, for which he's sure he will be held accountable at some point. Last year saw the release of Dini and Chip Kidd's Batman Animated coffee table book awarded with Eisner Award.
In comics, Dini has collaborated with the likes of fellow Batman producer Bruce Timm on the award-winng Batman Adventures: Mad Love graphic novel and acclaimed painter Alex Ross on the Eisner-nominated Superman: Peace on Earth.
Upcoming projects include another collaboration with Ross, Batman: War on Crime, and Dini's creator-owned comics Jingle Belle for Oni Press and Emu & Thylacine for Bongo.
Dini attributes his continued success to both diligence and an innate ability to take credit for the work of others. He is free pending trial on $500,000 bail.
For He-Man Dini wrote the episodes: "Evil-Lyn's
Plot", "Pawns of the Game Master", "Prince Adam No
More" ,"Quest for He-man", "Teela's Quest",
"The Mystery of Man-E-Faces", "The Shaping Staff",
"The Witch and The Warrior", "To Save Skeletor".