Robert George Barlen
July 27, 1980
Kitchener, Ontario, Canada
|Alma mater||Ryerson University|
Canadian Film Centre
|Escape from Planet Earth, The Nut Job 2: Nutty by Nature|
Robert George Barlen (born July 27, 1980), best known as Bob Barlen, is a Canadian screenwriter and producer. He is best known for having co-written The Weinstein Company's animated film Escape from Planet Earth (2013), and produced and co-written The Nut Job 2: Nutty by Nature (2017), both in collaboration with his business partner Cal Brunker, who served as the director for both films.
He co-wrote the screenplay for Escape from Planet Earth, which was released to theaters February 15, 2013.
Barlen produced and co-wrote the sequel The Nut Job 2: Nutty by Nature, starring Will Arnett, Maya Rudolph and Katherine Heigl, which was theatrically released by Open Road Films on August 11, 2017.
He co-wrote the screenplay for The Son of Bigfoot, a Belgian CGI-animated film, for nWave Pictures that is due to be released in August 2017, and for Arctic Dogs, a Canadian CGI-animated feature film, for AMBI Pictures that is due to be released in January 2018. His next screenplay work is Cranston Academy: Monster Zone, a Mexican-British-Canadian animated horror-comedy film starring Jamie Bell and Ruby Rose, which is produced by Ánima Estudios and Prime Focus World.
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