Douglas Sloan (television producer)

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Douglas J. Sloan is a television producer, writer, director. He served as a producer, writer, director and actor on various television shows and movies, such as the First Saban and Disney eras of Power Rangers, Big Bad Beetleborgs, and VR Troopers.

Career[edit]

Power Rangers[edit]

He is probably best known for his work on the former, serving as a writer, director, and supervising producer until leaving the show about halfway through Power Rangers: Turbo in 1997. He went on to eventually find himself at Disney, where he worked on several TV movies (the most well-known of which was Johnny Tsunami) and, following Disney's acquisition of the Power Rangers franchise, was later selected for another tour of duty with the series as co-executive producer (with Ann Austen) for 2003's Power Rangers: Ninja Storm.

He stayed on for another year (2004's Power Rangers: Dino Thunder) before leaving the show (along with Austen). Sloan stated prior to his departure he would not be returning to Power Rangers.

Online Community[edit]

Upon his return, he became heavily active within the Power Rangers community, posting on a fan board under the aliases "nsbigcheese", and later "Dino Dude". Sloan's visits frequently resulted in feedback and strong interaction with the community. Since then, many other cast and crew members have followed.

Onscreen appearances[edit]

Sloan has also appeared onscreen in Power Rangers. He has guest-starred as Kimberly's Uncle Steve, a reporter, and Kimberly's stepfather too. He also voiced Prince Gasket in Power Rangers: Zeo, although he wasn't credited for the role.

In the original pilot pitch for VR Troopers, then called Cybertron, Sloan played the father of the main character Adam Steele (PR alum Jason David Frank).

Film producer[edit]

Douglas Sloan has served as executive producer for several made-for-cable original movies for Disney Channel including Johnny Kapahala: Back on Board (for which he also received a WGA award and Humanitas Prize for the script), Princess Protection Program, Minutemen, Dadnapped and Starstruck. Sloan also co-wrote and executive produced the 2010 made-for-cable film The Boy Who Cried Werewolf for Nickelodeon.

Sloan is currently employed at Dreamworks Television Animation where he is the Executive Producer of the DreamWorks Dragons television series.

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