Award-winning animation writer Paul Dini has departed Warner Bros. Animation after 15 years of writing hit animated TV series, including the BATMAN BEYOND, DUCK DODGERS, JUSTICE LEAGUE
, TINY TOON ADVENTURES and SUPERMAN: THE ANIMATED SERIES. Dini made the announcement on his Deanspeak Website May 25, 2004.
It is now with a mixture of excitement and sadness that I announce, effective immediately, I am leaving WBA, at least for the foreseeable future, said Dini. From assorted Spielbergia through Batmen present and future, onto Superman, Duck Dodgers and finally closing out on JLU and a certain super powered pup, I was lucky to work on some great projects with a truly gifted assortment of artists and writers. Ill miss them. Part of me hates to leave ol Termite Tower (the somewhat presumptuous name the TINY TOONS crew and I gave our digs in Sherman Oaks when we started back in, yikes, 1989!) but new opportunities are calling and its time for me to go.
On the horizon I look forward to doing more live feature film writing, more comic book writing (my own characters and others) and generally stretching myself in other creative areas, he continued. But a nice long vacation is what I need right now and I think Ill lose myself on a desert island for a while.
Dini won the Second Annual Animation Writing Award presented by The Animation Writers Caucus of the Writers Guild of America, a group of animation writers represented by The Writers Guild.