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Robert Dodson "Bob" Forward (born March 5, 1958) is an American writer, director and producer.[1] Forward is the production director and president of his independent company, Detonation Films.[2][3] Forward has been the writer of many animated television series, as well as a film, The Owl, based on his novel of the same name, which has just been republished, along with the sequel "The Owl: Scarlet Serenade," by Brash Books

Bob Forward
Forward on April 30, 2007
Forward on April 30, 2007
Born (1958-03-05) March 5, 1958 (age 61)
OccupationNovelist, film director, screenplay writer

Forward is the son of the Robert L. Forward, who was an American physicist and science fiction writer. His sister is Eve Forward. Forward currently resides in Chatsworth, Los Angeles, California, while Detonation Films is located in Simi Valley, California.



Year(s) Title Notes
2009 Transformers Animated 1 episode
2006–2007 Fantastic Four: World's Greatest Heroes 4 episodes
2005 Alien Racers
2000–2003 X-Men: Evolution 7 episodes
1996–1999 Beast Wars: Transformers 17 episodes
1998 Young Hercules 1 episode
1996–1997 The Incredible Hulk 8 episodes
1993-94 Exosquad 3 episodes
1993 Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog 2 episodes
1993 Biker Mice from Mars 1 episode
1991 G.I. Joe 2 episodes
1991 Hammerman
1991 The Owl novel and screenplay
1989 The Super Mario Bros. Super Show! unknown episodes
1989 The Legend of Zelda 13 episodes
1989 Slimer! And the Real Ghostbusters 2 episodes
1988 Bravestarr: The Legend
1987–1988 BraveStarr 9 episodes
1985 She-Ra: Princess of Power 14 episodes
1985 The Secret of the Sword
1985 He-Man and She-Ra: A Christmas Special


Year(s) Title Notes
1998 Beast Wars: Transformers 1 episode


Year(s) Title Notes
1991 The Owl co-producer


Forward (writing as Robert D. Forward) is the author of two novels, The Owl (1984)[4] and its sequel The Owl 2 (1990).[5]


  1. ^ Bob Forward on IMDb
  2. ^ Detonation Films official website
  3. ^ "Professional biography of Robert L. Forward". Archived from the original on January 24, 2007. Retrieved February 3, 2008. As a writer, Dr. Forward writes under his full professional name of "Dr. Robert L. Forward" in order to distinguish himself from his son Robert D. Forward who writes under the name of "Bob Forward".
  4. ^ The Owl, Pinnacle Books, August 1984; ISBN 978-0-523-42194-0
  5. ^ The Owl 2, New English Library Ltd., September 1990; ISBN 978-0-450-53215-3