He began writing for television and movies in the 1970s including a stint on Filmation's Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids. Larry DiTillio became a staff writer for the original He-Man and the Masters of the Universe series. He wrote the most episodes throughout both seasons, totaling 17 episodes as well as directing one. In 1985, he wrote the feature-length film He-Man and She-Ra: Secret of the Sword. He was responsible for the original bible of the spinoff show, She-Ra: Princess of Power, and came up with most of the character names.
Flying Buffalo hired DiTillio in 1983 when he was out of work due to a strike.:37 He wrote The Isle of Darksmoke (1984), Flying Buffalo's last multiplayer Tunnels & Trolls adventure.:38 With Lynn Willis, he wrote Masks of Nyarlathotep (1984), a world-spanning campaign for Call of Cthulhu, which is considered one of the best roleplaying adventures of all time,:86 and which won the Origins Award.
DiTillio is known for his role as executive story editor of the science-fiction series Babylon 5,:41 and for writing or co-writing most of the episodes in the animated series Beast Wars. He was also a writer for the updated 2002 He-Man and the Masters of the Universe series.
DiTillio died at the age of 71 on March 16, 2019 of Parkinson's Disease.
|1972||Writer||Those Mad, Mad Moviemakers|
|1984||Writer||Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids|
|1985||Writer||He-Man and She-Ra: The Secret of the Sword|
|1985||Writer||Jayce and the Wheeled Warriors (7 episodes)|
|1983-1985||Writer||He-Man and the Masters of the Universe (17 episodes)|
|1985||Writer||She-Ra Princess of Power (18 episodes)|
|1985-1986||Writer||Rock 'n' Wrestling|
|1986||Writer||Galaxy High School|
|1987-88||Writer||Captain Power and the Soldiers of the Future|
|1988||Writer||Superman (2 episodes)|
|1989||Writer||The California Raisin Show (5 episodes)|
|1989||Writer||Captain Power: The Beginning (TV Movie)|
|1987||Writer||The Real Ghostbusters|
|1990||Writer||Swamp Thing (TV Series)|
|1990||Writer||Peter Pan and the Pirates|
|1991||Writer||The Hidden Room|
|1991||Writer||Murder, She Wrote (1 Episode)|
|1992||Writer||Conan the Adventurer|
|1994-1995||Writer/Executive Story Editor||Babylon 5|
|1996-99||Writer/Story Editor||Beast Wars: Transformers|
|2002-2004||Writer||Masters of the Universe vs. the Snake Men|
|2005||Writer||Kong: The Animated Series|
|2009||Writer||Transformers: Animated (1 episode)|
- Scheimer, Lou (2012). Creating the Filmmation Generation. Two Morrows Publishing. ISBN 978-1605490441.
- Shannon Appelcline (2011). Designers & Dragons. Mongoose Publishing. ISBN 978-1-907702-58-7.
- Larry DiTillio, co-creator of She-Ra and well-known genre TV writer has passed away, Syfy.com 17 March 2019. Accessed on 18 March 2019.
- Larry DiTillio on IMDb
- Interview with Larry DiTillio, by Marv Wolfman
- Roleplaying game credits
- Creating the Filmmation Generation
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