Bob Forward

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 62)
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. Forward is also known to have registered at least one patent under his name.[4]



Year(s) Title Notes
1984-1985 He-Man and the Masters of the Universe
1985 The Secret of the Sword Television special
1985 He-Man and She-Ra: A Christmas Special Television special
1985-1987 She-Ra: Princess of Power
1986 Rambo: The Force of Freedom
1986 Filmation’s Ghostbusters
1987-1988 BraveStarr
1988 BraveStarr: The Movie
1988 Slimer!
1988-1989 COPS
1989 Ring Raiders
1989 The Legend of Zelda story editor
1990-1992 Captain Planet and the Planeteers
1991 G.I. Joe (DIC)
1991 Hammerman
1992 Super Dave: Daredevil for Hire
1992 Defenders of Dynatron City Television pilot
1993 Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog
1993 Double Dragon
1993-1994 Biker Mice from Mars story editor
1993-1994 Exosquad
1994 Tattooed Teenage Alien Fighters from Beverly Hills
1994-1995 Wild C.A.T.s story editor
1995 Ultraforce
1995-1996 Action Man story editor
1996 The Savage Dragon
1996-1997 The Incredible Hulk
1996-1999 Beast Wars: Transformers story editor
1997-1999 Roswell Conspiracies: Aliens, Myths and Legends story editor
1998 Young Hercules
1999 Sonic Underground
2000 Buzz Lightyear of Star Command
2000-2003 X-Men: Evolution story editor
2001-2002 Ultimate Book of Spells
2003 Stargate Infinity
2005 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
2005 Alien Racers story editor
2006 Legend of the Dragon
2006 Zorro: Generation Z
2006-2007 Fantastic Four: World’s Greatest Heroes
2008 Wolverine and the X-Men
2009 Transformers: Animated
2012 Transformers: Rescue Bots
2013 Pac-Man and the Ghostly Adventures
2016 Miles From Tomorrowland
2018 Kulipari story editor


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)[5] and its sequel The Owl 2 (1990).[6]


  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. ^ "US Patent 8,897,877 B2 (2011)".
  5. ^ The Owl, Pinnacle Books, August 1984; ISBN 978-0-523-42194-0
  6. ^ The Owl 2, New English Library Ltd., September 1990; ISBN 978-0-450-53215-3