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Bruce Timm
1961-
USA


In 1981, at the age of 20, Bruce Timm started working for Filmation as a layout artist for different series including Flash Gordon, The Lone Ranger and Blackstar. Then, in 1982 he went over to Don Bluth Productions to do assistant animation works on the well know animated film The Secret of NIMH. Once production wrapped up on that he ended up jumping around from studio to studio working on such animated cartoons as He-Man and The Master’s of The Universe, and G.I. Joe. After that, he started working with John Kricfalusi, creator or Ren and Stimpy, on The New Adventures of Mighty Mouse and Beany & Cecil. In 1989 he joined Warner Bros., and began working on Tiny Toons, and this eventually lead him to work on Batman, Superman and Batman Beyond. With these shows, Bruce moved himself up to producer where he ended directing, storyboarding, animating, character designs, model sheets, and even some voice-overs. Today he has worked on a large list of popular cartoons including the ever-popular Teen Titans and the Justice League Animated Series.

Animations Produced:

  • Lone Ranger, Filmation Studios, 1981, TV Series
  • Blackstar, Filmation Studios, 1981, TV Series
  • The Secret of NIMH, Mrs. Brisby Ltd./MGM/United Artists, 1982, 1:22:00
  • He-Man: Master’s of the Universe, Filmation Stuidos, 1982/1983, TV Series
  • She-Ra: Princess of Power, Filmation Studio, 1982/1983, TV Series
  • G.I. Joe, Marvel Production, 1984, TV Series
  • The New Adventures of Mighty Mouse, Raplh Bakshi Productions, 1987, TV Series, Layout Artist/Supervisor
  • The Beany and Cecil Show, DIC, 1988, TV Series
  • Tiny Toon Adventures: How I spent My Vacation, 1992, Character Designer
  • Batman: The Animated Series, , 1992, TV Series, Producer/Writer/Director
  • Batman: Mask of the Phantasm, 1993, Producer/Storyboard Designer/Director
  • Superman: The Last Son of Krypton, 1996, TV, Producer/Director
  • Superman: The Animated Series, 1996, TV Series, Producer/Writer/Director
  • The New Batman Superman Adventures, 1997, TV Series, Writer
  • The New Adventures of Batman, 1997, TV Series, Producer/Writer
  • The Batman/Superman Movie, 1998, TV, Producer
  • Batman Beyond, 1999, TV Series, Producer
  • Batman Beyond: The Movie, 1999, TV Series, Producer/Character Designer/Voice
  • Batman Beyond: Return of the Joker, 2000, Producer/Chracter Designer/Writer/Storyboard Artist, Voice
  • Justice League, 2001, TV Series, Producer/Writer
  • Teen Titans, 2003, TV Series, Executive Producer

References:
The Bruce Timm Gallery
IMDB
Bruce Timm Interview: The Sequel
Bruce Timm TV Tome
Cartoon Network: Bruce Timm
Comiccology #1: Bruce Timm


Submitted by: Amy Seawick
as part of ARTC 400, History of Animation
Bowling Green State University
Prof. Bonnie Mitchell