Signing on Sunday, November 11 only!
Len Uhley was the 2014 recipient of the Writers Guild of America Animation Writers Caucus Animation Writing Award, in recognition of his 30-plus-year career and his “outstanding contributions to animation writing.” He was also the subject of a feature article in the Guild’s Written By magazine Awards Issue.
Len had his first professional sale while he was a junior at UCLA’s School of Theater, Film and Television. An introduction to a story editor at Walt Disney TV Animation in 1986 led to a staff position at Disney, where he wrote episodes of DuckTales, Adventures of the Gummi Bears, TailSpin, Winnie the Pooh, Chip ‘n Dale’s Rescue Rangers, Darkwing Duck, Bonkers and Marsupilani.
His freelance work includes multiple assignments for the Ben 10: Alien Force, Ben 10:
Ultimate Alien, and Ben 10: Omniverse series; Static Shock; Superbook; and the UKbased
series Robozuna, Friends & Heroes, and The 99. He has written for numerous
action shows (Thunderbirds are Go!; Transformers: Robots in Disguise; Niko and the
Sword of Light; Batman; Justice League; The Avengers; Iron Man; He-Man; Kaijudo;
The Fantastic Four; Robocop; Skeleton Warriors; Zorro; Young Hercules and three
versions of X-Men) and comedy properties (Dorothy and the Wonders of Oz, ScoobyDoo,
1001 Nights, Ozzy & Drix, and a pilot for Archie), as well as series designed for
younger viewers (Rescue Bots, Rusty Rivets, Octonauts, Superbook, Krypto the
Superdog and Strawberry Shortcake). He worked with DreamWorks Classics and Big
Idea Entertainment on two VeggieTales home video releases, and was a staff writer on
the second season of Disney Jr.’s Miles from Tomorrowland.
In 2012, Len was nominated for a Writers Guild of America Award for his Ben 10:
Ultimate Alien episode, ‘Moonstruck,’ and was again the subject of a feature article in
the WGA’s Written By magazine. He previously shared five Emmy nominations from the
Academy of Television Arts and Sciences for his work at Warner Bros. and Disney. In
addition, he won the Entertainment Industries Council’s Prism Award for ‘Where There’s
Smoke,’ an episode of the Warner Bros. series Ozzy & Drix.
Len has been a story editor on series produced by Warner Bros., Disney and MGM, and
has written over 200 television episodes and home videos for ITV, Amazon Studios,
Wild Canary Animation, Spin Master, DreamWorks Classics, Cartoon Network Studios,
Hasbro, Warner Bros., Disney, Marvel, NickToons, Sony, DIC, BKN International, BBC,
Endemol, CBN, Film Roman, MGM, Saban, Viacom and Renaissance Pictures.
Len also wrote three animated features for Universal Studios Home Entertainment (The
Land Before Time VII, An American Tail III and An American Tail IV) and has developed
other long-form projects for Disney Feature Animation, DreamWorks Animation, and
Len’s twitter page is here.
Saturday at 12:15 pm in Grand Gallery Overlook C-D
NIGHTCRAWLER: An Animated X-Men Consideration of Faith (with Eric Lewald)
Meet the writer of the first superhero cartoon to tackle the theme of faith. Len Uhley, writer of the X-MEN:TAS episode “Nightcrawler”, will show and discuss his work with showrunner Eric Lewald. Find out how they dealt with a topic that Hollywood often considers taboo.
Saturday at 4:00 pm in Grand Gallery A-C
Writing The X-Men For The Big And Small Screen (with Eric and Julia Lewald and David Hayter)
Screenwriters David Hayter (X-Men, X-Men 2) and Len Uhley (“X-Men: TAS”) as well as producer Eric Lewald (“X-Men: TAS”) discuss translating the classic mutant group from the pages of comic books to the big and small screen and the challenges that pre-conceived notions, tradition, and expectations create for the writers.
Sunday at 12:15 pm in Grand Gallery A-C
X-MEN: THE ANIMATED SERIES Celebrates 25 Years (with Eric and Julia Lewald)
In 1993, the Fox network premiered a cartoon that would change Hollywood and Pop Culture. Within weeks, the network shot from distant last place to number one, Marvel got their first hit, and tens of millions of people were introduced to the world of comic book superheroes. Hear behind-the-scenes stories from people who made the show happen.
12:15 to 1:15 pm panel in Grand Gallery Overlook C-D
4:00 to 5:00 pm panel in Grand Gallery A-C
11:00 am to noon signing in 009
12:15 pm to 1:15 pm panel in Grand Gallery A-C
1:45 pm to 4:30 pm signing in 009