Doug Goldstein

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Doug Goldstein
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Doug Goldstein at the 2011 San Diego Comic-Con.
Born (1971-09-12) September 12, 1971 (age 47)
OccupationWriter, producer, television director
Years active1997–present

Douglas "Doug" Goldstein (born September 12, 1971) is an American screenwriter and television producer and director, primarily known for his work as co-head writer on the late-night animated series Robot Chicken. He won two Emmy Awards for episodes of Robot Chicken[1] and has won one Annie Award for Robot Chicken: Star Wars Episode II.[2]


Born to a Jewish family,[3] Goldstein was a founding member of Wizard Entertainment, wearing many hats during his 13 years at Wizard, including editor, senior editor, and vice president of special projects. He conceptualized, launched, and oversaw projects involving every aspect of youth entertainment, including the publications Anime Insider, Toy Wishes, ToyFare, Toons, Sci-Fi Invasion, and numerous custom publishing works on Hollywood films and entertainment properties.

Goldstein was an editor and writer of the humor strip Twisted ToyFare Theater throughout its run, from 1997–2011. It has been compiled into several collected volumes.

He was one of the founding members of Robot Chicken, which hired a number of other writers from Twisted ToyFare Theater.[4][5] Goldstein was also a writer and associate producer on Robot Chicken's predecessor show, Sweet J Presents, a series of twelve animated shorts which ran from 2001–2002 on Sony Entertainment's

Goldstein has written the half-hour animated pilot The Neighborhood for Fox Studios, and developed the game show Head Games with Wild Brain. He is a writer for the Electronic Arts Spore: Galactic Adventures video game.


  1. ^ "Emmys – Robot Chicken". Emmys – Official website. Retrieved May 2, 2013.
  2. ^ "Annie Awards: 'Wreck-It-Ralph' Wins 5 Including Feature, Robot Chicken 'DC Comics Special' TV, 'Paperman' Best Short Awards Winners 2013". Deadline. Retrieved May 2, 2013.
  3. ^ Jewish Journal: "Jews Get Geek on at Comic-Con" by Adam Wills July 22, 2009
  4. ^ "Before Robot Chicken: Twisted ToyFare Theatre Takes on DC Comics". September 9, 2012. Retrieved July 26, 2013.
  5. ^ "R.I.P. ToyFare Magazine 1997–2011". Retrieved July 26, 2013.

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