Andrew R. Robinson

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Andrew Robinson has been writing stuff for a long time. A native of Los Angeles, he graduated from UC Berkeley as an English Lit major, and worked as a script reader, producers’ assistant, talent manager and development executive in both film and television before returning to his passion, writing. And because he grew up collecting comic books, devouring sci-fi and fantasy novels, obsessively watching movies, and playing computer games and marathon campaigns of a certain table-top roll-playing game that may not be named here but which rhymes with "Shmungeons and Shmagons," it was a natural step for him to write for animation. He enjoys reminding his parents that all that time and money wasted on nerdy stuff actually did prepare him for a career.

Robinson has written and story-edited for around 30 television series, from the pre-school genre (Dragon Tales and Baby Loony-toons) to hard-action (Walker, Texas Ranger). He co-created and was a show-runner of Kaijudo: Rise Of The Duel Masters for Hasbro and the Hub, which aired for two seasons and 52 episodes (available on Amazon). He has written for shows including TMNT, two Spider-Man shows, five Transformers series, Thunderbirds Are Go, Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy, Young Justice, and was nominated for an Emmy Award for his work on Transformers: Rescue Bots. He’s written show bibles, optioned live-action pilots and has consulted for international companies in developing premises and revamping existing shows to compete in the American marketplace.

In 2014, Robinson joined the creative team as Blizzard Entertainment, where he holds the position of senior writer in story and franchise development, and works on story development, animated short films, and comics surrounding their games. The animated short Overwatch: Dragons won a Golden Clio award (the advertising industry’s version of the Oscars) in 2016.