Robert Mandell

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Robert Mandell
Occupation Film director, producer, screenwriter

Robert Mandell is an American animated series and film writer, director and producer.[1] Mandell headed New Frontier Productions/New Frontier Entertainment.

Robert Mandell is best known as the creator, producer and co-writer of the 1986–1987 animated series The Adventures of the Galaxy Rangers (the "Collection1" edition of Galaxy Rangers features a 14-minute video interview with Mandell about his career as well as an audio commentary track[2]). Later he created the 1995–1996 animated series Princess Gwenevere and the Jewel Riders and wrote or co-wrote and directed its episodes. He was also a writer and executive producer for the American version of Thunderbirds 2086 (in association with Barry Gray[3]) and an executive producer for The King and I and the Ace Ventura, Pet Detective animated TV series, among other credits.[4]

As of 2010, Mandell is the Chief Creative Officer and CEO of the company Red Sky Entertainment (a subsidiary of Blue Wave Entertainment), whose properties include Galaxy Rangers, Heavy Metal Pulp (a series of illustrated novels published by Tor in cooperation with Heavy Metal magazine) and the Avalon: Web of Magic novel series, loosely based on his cartoon series Jewel Riders and produced by him. Current projects include producing a TV series based on Larry Niven's novel Ringworld, as well as a two-volume manga adaptation based on Ringworld,[5] a feature film based on the Avalon book series,[6] and a re-imagined live action TV series based on the Galaxy Rangers.


  1. ^ "A Cult Phenomenon". Adventures of the Galaxy Rangers. Adventures of the Galaxy Rangers. 35 (June): 52–53. August 1987. Retrieved October 8, 2012. 
  2. ^ "DVD Review – Adventures of the Galaxy Rangers: The Collection Volume 1". 2008-06-06. Retrieved 2014-05-15. 
  3. ^ BARRY GRAY | TV GREATS | A TELEVISION HEAVEN BIOGRAPHY Archived April 26, 2009, at the Wayback Machine.
  4. ^ Internet Movie Database list
  5. ^ "Ringworld: The Graphic Novel". Macmillan. Retrieved 14 May 2014. 
  6. ^ "Minds Eye joins 'Avalon' team". Variety. 2012-09-27. Retrieved 2014-05-15. 

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