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Barbara Slade

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Name  Barbara Slade

Role  Film writer
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Movies and TV shows  Hi Opie!, Seasons of Giving
Similar People  Karl Geurs, Jun Falkenstein, Harry Arends, Barbara Ferro, Ken Tsumura, Melissa Howard

Writing For Animation

Barbara Slade is a writer, creator and producer of children’s programming. Based in London, England, she travels extensively, heading up shows for the international market.



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Slade began her screenwriting career in London when her first show “Brown Bear’s Wedding” starring Helena Bonham Carter, Joss Ackland and Hugh Laurie aired on ITV. It sold to most major territories, and was nominated for five Emmy awards including ‘Best Writer’. Slade returned to America, where she continued her career, writing and developing children’s series for Nickelodeon, Disney, ABC, Fox and many other networks worldwide. 

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She has written features for both Working Title and Disney and has received numerous awards including a ‘Humanitas’ for one of her episodes of ‘Rugrats’. She has worked as a writer/producer for the Disney Channel U.K, and was recently in Melbourne, Australia, filming her first original live-action series “Dead Gorgeous”, currently airing on CBBC and ABC. Barbara has just completed a pilot with Telegael and The Jim Henson Company for her next series “Alexander and Pete” and is currently in development on an original pre-school project and feature film.

Television Credits

  • Hi Opie! - creator/executive producer
  • Dead Gorgeous - creator/associate producer
  • Alexander and Pete - creator/executive producer
  • Inbox - writer/producer
  • Angelina Ballerina - series development/head writer
  • My Teen Genie - series development/head writer
  • Comin' Atcha - series development/head writer
  • Eloise - series development/head writer
  • Freefonix - series development/head writer
  • Rotten Ralph - series development/head writer
  • The Legends of Treasure Island - series development/head writer
  • Rugrats (multiple episodes)- writer
  • Legend of Prince Valiant (multiple episodes) - writer
  • Little Shop (multiple episodes) - writer
  • Tales from the Cryptkeeper (multiple episodes)- writer
  • Sonic the Hedgehog (multiple episodes) - writer
  • Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventures (1 episode) - writer
  • Film Credits

  • Winnie the Pooh: Stories from the Hundred-Acre Wood - writer
  • Winnie the Pooh: Seasons of Giving- writer
  • Angelina Ballerina: Angelina Sets Sail -writer
  • Brown Bear's Wedding- writer
  • White Bear's Secret- writer
  • The Snow Queen- writer
  • Awards

  • 1992 Nominated for 'Best Writer' Emmy Award "Brown Bear's Wedding"
  • 1995 Humanitas Award 'Rugrats': "I remember Melville"
  • 1996 'Silver Honor Award' "Rotten Ralph"
  • 1997 'Best Animated Series for Children' Cartoons-on-the-Bay (Italy) "Rotten Ralph"
  • 1997 'Silver Apple Award' "Rotten Ralph"
  • 2000 Nominated for Bafta Award for 'Best Animated Series' "Rotten Ralph"
  • 2001 Nominated for Bafta Award for 'Best Animated Series' "Rotten Ralph"
  • 2002 Nominated for Bafta Award for Best Animated Series "Angelina Ballerina"
  • 2002 Nominated for Annecy Animation Festival "Rose Fairy Princess Award"
  • 2002 Silver World Medal for children's programs at New York Festival
  • 2006 British Animation Awards Finalist for Children's Choice "Angelina Sets Sail"
  • 2006 Oppenheim Platinum Award for best video "Angelina Sets Sail"
  • 2010 Nominated for ' Best Children's Television Drama' at Australian Film Institute Awards "Dead Gorgeous"
  • References

    Barbara Slade Wikipedia