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Dev Ross is an American screenwriter, children's book author, performer, director, and producer in theater, film, and television industries.
Ross is a writer in print, animation, and theater, for several media content providers including Disney, ABC, FOX KIDS, Universal Cartoon Studios, Cartoon Network, TLC, The Discovery Channel, Nickelodeon, Mattel, the Web, and PBS. Ross worked as story analyst for film production companies and then became a staff writer at Disney Studios in 1991, where she also served as a voice director and "story doctor". During 2007, Ross worked for the Samsung Corporation in South Korea teaching university courses in digital screenwriting at both the graduate and undergraduate levels.
Ross wrote for several popular shows during the 1990s. These includedDarkwing Duck, Jakers! The Adventures of Piggley Winks, Winnie the Pooh and Chip 'N Dale Rescue Rangers, Return of Jafar, Monster High, Animated Classic Showcase, Clifford the Big Red Dog, Clifford's Puppy Days, and the Adventures from the Book of Virtues. She helped bring movie characters to television with Aladdin and The Little Mermaid.
Ross wrote a number of children's books for the popular “We Both Read” series.
- Ross, Dev. Wild Animals of the United States. Treasure Bay. ISBN 978-1601152343.
- Ross, Dev. Frank and the Balloon. Treasure Bay. ISBN 978-1601150127.
- Ross, Dev. Fox's Best Trick Ever. Treasure Bay. ISBN 978-1891327704.
Television and animation awards
|Award Category||Show Title||Credit||Date||Channel/ |
|Action in Children’s Television (ACT)||Win||Excellence in Television Writing||The Great American Hero Show||Writer||September 10, 1992||PBS|
|Annie||Win||Best Animated Home Video Release||Return of Jafar||Writer||May 20, 1994||Walt Disney Home Video|
|Daytime Emmy||Nomination||Outstanding Writing in an Animated Program||Raw Toonage||Writer||May 22, 1993||CBS|
|Daytime Emmy||Win||Outstanding Animated Program||New Adventures of Winnie the Pooh||Writer||June 24, 1989||ABC|
|Humanitas||Win||Excellence in Screenwriting||Balto II: Wolf Quest||Writer||February 19, 2002||Universal Cartoon Studios|
Straight to video releases
- Return of Jafar
- Balto II: Wolf Quest
- The Land Before Time II: The Great Valley Adventure
- The Land Before Time III: The Time of the Great Giving
- The Land Before Time IV: Journey Through the Mists
- The Land Before Time IX: Journey to Big Water
Before turning to animation, Ross was the Artistic Director of the "Twelfth Night Repertory Company", a tri-city educational theatre and three time Emmy award winning television troupe from 1980-1982 where she was a writer, director, and performer. Ross wrote and directed more than 70 plays for TNRC and Educational Theater Company, before leaving the schools. She even created a "synthesis of movement, text and sound", for which the schools became noted.
Prior to 2013, Ross's Theatrical awards include:
- Drama-Logue Award for Best New Musical Play, Westwood Playhouse - "Once Upon a Genesis"