Alan Burnett

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Alan Burnett
Alan Burnett by Gage Skidmore.jpg
Burnett in March 2018
Born (1950-02-17) February 17, 1950 (age 68)
USA
Education University of Florida
University of Southern California
Occupation Producer • Writer
Years active 1982-present

Alan Burnett (/bɜːrˈnɛt/; born February 17, 1950) is an American television writer-producer particularly associated with Warner Bros. Animation, Hanna-Barbera Productions, DC Comics and Walt Disney television animation. He has had a hand in virtually every DC animated project since the waning years of the Super Friends. Burnett's contributions for Disney were largely a part of the 1990s Disney Afternoon, where he was attached to the Disney's Adventures of the Gummi Bears and various projects set in the Scrooge McDuck universe. Because of his primary focus on televised animation, he has occasionally been involved in film projects related to a parent television program. He is a graduate of the University of Florida and has an MFA in film production from the University of Southern California.

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Year Title Contribution Notes
Writer Producer
1990 DuckTales the Movie: Treasure of the Lost Lamp Yes No animation screenplay
1993 Batman: Mask of the Phantom Yes Yes Screenplay (story by)
Co-Producer
2000 Batman Beyond: Return of the Joker Yes Yes Direct-to-Video
Writer/Producer
2003 Chase Me Yes Yes Short film
Writer/Supervising Producer
2003 Batman: Mystery of the Batwoman Yes Yes Direct-to-Video
Story by/Supervising Producer
2005 The Batman vs. Dracula No Yes Direct-to-Video; Executive Producer
2008 Batman: Gotham Knight Yes No Direct-to-Video; Writer
2009 Green Lantern: First Flight Yes Yes Direct-to-Video
Writer/Co-Producer
2009 Superman/Batman: Public Enemies No Yes Direct-to-Video; Co-Producer
2010 Scooby-Doo! Abracadabra-Doo Yes Yes Direct-to-Video
Writer/Co-Producer
2010 The Spectre No Yes Short film; Co-Producer
2010 Justice League: Crisis on Two Earths No Yes Direct-to-Video; Co-Producer
2010 DC Showcase: Jonah Hex No Yes Short film; Co-Producer
2010 Batman: Under the Red Hood No Yes Direct-to-Video; Co-Producer
2010 Tom and Jerry Meet Sherlock Holmes No Yes Direct-to-Video; Co-Producer
2010 Scooby-Doo! Camp Scare No Yes Direct-to-Video; Co-Producer
2010 Superman/Batman: Apocalypse No Yes Direct-to-Video; Co-Producer
2010 Green Arrow No Yes Short film; Co-Producer
2010 Superman/Shazam!: The Return of Black Adam No Yes Short film; Co-Producer
2010 DC Showcase Original Shorts Collection No Yes Direct-to-Video; Co-Producer
2011 All-Star Superman No Yes Direct-to-Video; Co-Producer
2011 Green Lantern: Emerald Knights Yes Yes Direct-to-Video
Writer/Co-Producer
2011 Tom and Jerry & The Wizard of OZ No Yes Direct-to-Video; Co-Producer
2011 Scooby-Doo! Legend of the Phantosaur No Yes Direct-to-Video; Co-Producer
2011 Batman: Year One No Yes Direct-to-Video; Co-Producer
2011 Catwoman No Yes Short film; Co-Producer
2012 Justice League: Doom No Yes Direct-to-video; Co-Producer
2012 Scooby-Doo! Music of the Vampire No Yes Direct-to-Video; Co-Producer
2012 Superman vs. The Elite No Yes Direct-to-Video; Co-Producer
2012 Scooby-Doo! Spooky Games No Yes Direct-to-Video; Co-Producer
2012 Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Part 1 No Yes Direct-to-Video; Co-Producer
2012 Tom and Jerry: Robin Hood and His Merry Mouse No Yes Direct-to-Video; Co-Producer
2012 Big Top Scooby-Doo! No Yes Direct-to-Video; Co-Producer
2012 Scooby-Doo! Haunted Holidays No Yes Short film; Co-Producer
2012 Scooby-Doo! Mask of the Blue Falcon No Yes Direct-to-Video; Co-Producer
2013 Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Part 2 No Yes Direct-to-Video; Co-Producer
2013 Superman; Unbound No Yes Direct-to-Video; Co-Producer
2013 The Justice League: The Flashpoint Paradox No Yes Direct-to-Video; Co-Producer
2013 Scooby-Doo! Stage Fright No Yes Direct-to-Video; Co-Producer
2013 Scooby-Doo! Spooky Scarecrow No Yes Direct-to-Video; Co-Producer
2013 Scooby-Doo! Mencha Mutt Menace No Yes Direct-to-Video; Co-Producer
2014 Justice League: War No Yes Direct-to-Video; Co-Producer
2014 Scooby-Doo! WrestleMania Mystery No Yes Direct-to-Video; Co-Producer
2014 Son of Batman No Yes Direct-to-Video; Co-Producer
2014 Scooby-Doo! Ghastly Goals No Yes Direct-to-Video; Co-Producer
2014 Batman: Assault on Arkham No Yes Direct-to-Video; Co-Producer
2014 Tom and Jerry: The Lost Dragon No Yes Direct-to-Video; Co-Producer
2014 Scooby-Doo! Frankecreepy! No Yes Direct-to-Video; Co-Producer
2015 Justice League: Throne of Atlantis No Yes Direct-to-Video; Co-Producer
2015 Scooby-Doo! Moon Monster Madness No Yes Direct-to-Video; Co-Producer
2015 The Flintstones & WWE: Stone Age Smackdown No Yes Direct-to-Video; Co-Producer
2015 Batman vs. Robin No Yes Direct-to-Video; Co-Producer
2015 Scooby-Doo and the Beach Beastie No Yes Short film; Co-Producer
2015 Tom and Jerry: Spy Quest No Yes Direct-to-Video; Co-Producer
2015 Scooby-Doo! And Kiss: Rock and Roll Mystery No Yes Direct-to-Video; Co-Producer
2015 Justice League: Gods and Monsters Yes Yes Direct-to-Video
Writer/Co-Producer
2016 Batman: Bad Blood Yes Yes Direct-to-Video
Writer/Co-Producer
2016 Justice League vs. Teen Titans Yes Yes Direct-to-Video
Writer/Co-Producer
2016 Lego Scooby-Doo!: Haunted Hollywood No Yes Direct-to-Video; Co-Producer
2016 Tom & Jerry: Back to Oz No Yes Direct-to-Video; Co-Producer
2016 Batman: The Killing Joke No Yes Direct-to-Video; Co-Producer
2016 Scooby-Doo! and WWE: Curse of the Speed Demon No Yes Direct-to-Video; Co-Producer
2017 Justice League Dark No Yes Direct-to-Video; Co-Producer
2017 Scooby-Doo! Shaggy's Showdown No Yes Direct-to-Video; Co-Producer
2017 Teen Titans: The Judas Contract No Yes Direct-to-Video; Co-Producer
2017 Tom and Jerry: Will Wonka and the Chocolate Factory No Yes Direct-to-Video; Co-Producer
2017 Batman and Harley Quinn No Yes Direct-to-Video; Co-Producer
2017 Batman vs. Two-Face No Yes Direct-to-Video; Co-Producer
2018 Batman: Gotham by Gaslight No Yes Direct-to-Video; Co-Producer
2018 Suicide Squad: Hell to Pay Yes Yes Direct-to-Video
Writer/Co-Producer
2018 The Death of Superman No Yes Direct-to-Video; Co-Producer
2019 Reign of the Supermen No Yes Direct-to-Video Co-Producer

Television[edit]

Year Title Contribution Notes
Writer Producer
1982-1987 The Smurfs Yes No Writer of 60 episodes
1983 The New Scooby and Srappy-Doo Show Yes No Episode: "The Creature Came from Chem Lab" (story by)
1983 Shirt Tales Yes No Writer of 2 episodes
1983 The Biskitts Yes No Writer of 13 episodes
1984 SuperFriends: The Legendary Super Powers Show Yes No Writer of 2 episodes
1984-1985 Challenge of the GoBots Yes No Writer of 6 episodes
1985 Snorks Yes No Writer of 3 episodes
1985 The Super Powers Team: Galactic Guardians Yes No Writer of 6 episodes
1985 The Jetsons Yes No Writer of Episode: "Boy George"
1985 Galtar and the Golden Lance Yes No Writer of Episode: "Antara the Terrible"
1986 Jonny Quest Yes No Writer of Episode: "Peril of the Reptilian"
1988 Adventures of the Gummi Bears Yes No Writer of 3 episodes
1989-1990 DuckTales Yes Yes Writer of 8 episodes
Co-Producer of 4 episodes
1990 Chip 'n' Dale Rescue Rangers Yes No Writer of Episode: "A Fly in the Ointment"
1990 TaleSpin Yes No Writer of 2 episodes
1992-1995 Batman: The Animated Series Yes Yes Writer of 11 episodes (story by/story editor)
Producer of 85 episodes
1995 Freakazoid! Yes No Writer of Episode: "Dexter's Date"
1996 Freakazoid! Yes No Writer of Episode: "Frakazoid Is History"
1996 Superman: The Last Son of Kyrpton Yes Yes Television Movie
Writer/Producer
1996-2000 Superman Yes Yes Writer of 43 episodes
Producer of 51 episodes
1997 The Batman Superman Movie: World's Finest Yes Yes Television Movie
Writer/Producer
1997-1999 The New Batman Adventures Yes Yes Creator/Writer/Producer of 24 episodes
1999 Batman Beyond: The Movie Yes Yes Television Movie
Creator/Writer
1999-2001 Batman Beyond Yes Yes Creator/Producer of 52 episodes
Writer of 37 episodes
2000-2004 Static Shock Yes Yes Writer of 9 episodes
Supervising Producer of 52 episodes
2002-2004 Ozzy & Drix Yes Yes Writer of 26 episodes
Producer of 26 episodes
2001 The Zeta Project No Yes Supervising Producer
2004-2008 The Batman Yes Yes Writer of Episode: "The Batman/Superman Story: Part I"
Executive Producer of 65 episodes
2005 Firehouse Tales No Yes Supervising Producer
2005 Justice League Unlimited Yes No Writer of 2 episodes
2005-2006 Krypto the Superdog Yes Yes Writer of 4 episodes
Supervising Producer of 39 episodes
2007 Friends and Heroes Yes No Writer of Episode: "Horseplay"
2011 The 99 Yes No Writer of 6 episodes
2011 Batman: The Brave and the Bold Yes No Writer of Episode: "Bold Beginnings!"
2015 Justice League: Gods and Monsters Chronicles Yes Yes Television Miniseries
Writer/Producer of 3 episodes
2015 Lego Scooby-Doo! Knight Time Terror No Yes Television Short; Co-Producer
2016-2018 Justice League Action No Yes Producer of 52 episodes
2017 Justice League Action Shorts Yes Yes Television Short
Writer of Episode: "Something in the Hair"
Producer of 4 episodes

Comic books[edit]

Burnett wrote Superman/Batman, The Flash and Justice League of America storylines.

Awards and nominations[edit]

The following is a list of accolades received by Burnett.[1]

Year Title Accolade Category Result
1987 The Smurfs Humanitas Prize Award Children's Animation Category (shared with John Loy) Won
1988 The Smurfs Daytime Emmy Award Outstanding Animated Program Nominated
1991 TaleSpin Primetime Emmy Award Outstanding Animated Program (for Programming More Than One Hour) Won
1993 Batman: The Animated Series Daytime Emmy Award Outstanding Animated Program Nominated
1993 TaleSpin Primetime Emmy Award Outstanding Animated Program (for Programming One Hour or Less) Won
1994 Batman: The Animated Series Daytime Emmy Award Outstanding Animated Children's Program Nominated
1994 Batman: The Animated Series Daytime Emmy Award Outstanding Writing in an Animated Program Nominated
1997 Superman Daytime Emmy Award Outstanding Special Class Animated Program Nominated
1998 The New Batman Adventures Daytime Emmy Award Outstanding Special Class Animated Program Won
1998 Superman Daytime Emmy Award Outstanding Special Class Animated Program Won
1999 Batman Beyond Annie Award Outstanding Individual Achievement for Writing in an Animated TV Series (shared with Paul Dini)
for episode ("Rebirth Part 1")
Nominated
1999 The New Batman Adventures Daytime Emmy Award Outstanding Special Class Animated Program Nominated
1999 Superman Daytime Emmy Award Outstanding Special Class Animated Program Nominated
2000 The New Batman Adventures Daytime Emmy Award Outstanding Special Class Animated Program Nominated
2000 Superman Daytime Emmy Award Outstanding Special Class Animated Program Nominated
2000 Batman Beyond Daytime Emmy Award Outstanding Special Class Animated Program Nominated
2001 Batman Beyond Daytime Emmy Award Outstanding Special Class Animated Program Won
2001 Batman Beyond: Return of the Joker DVD Exclusive Award Best Animated Video Premiere Nominated
2001 N/A Writers Guild Award Animation Writers Caucus Animation Award Won
2002 Batman Beyond Daytime Emmy Award Outstanding Special Class Animated Program Nominated
2003 Static Shock Daytime Emmy Award Outstanding Special Class Animated Program Nominated
2003 Ozzy & Drix Daytime Emmy Award Outstanding Special Class Animated Program Nominated
2003 Static Shock Humanitas Prize Award Children's Animation Category (shared with Dwayne McDuffie)
for episode ("Jimmy")
Won
2004 Static Shock Daytime Emmy Award Outstanding Special Class Animated Program Nominated
2004 Ozzy & Drix Daytime Emmy Award Outstanding Special Class Animated Program Nominated
2005 The Batman Daytime Emmy Award Outstanding Special Class Animated Program Nominated
2006 The Batman Daytime Emmy Award Outstanding Special Class Animated Program Won
2007 The Batman Daytime Emmy Award Outstanding Special Class Animated Program Nominated
2008 The Batman Daytime Emmy Award Outstanding Special Class Animated Program Nominated

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Alan Burnett". IMDb. Retrieved 2018-08-10.

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