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Name  Dev Ross
Role  Screenwriter
Dev Ross
Education  University of California, Los Angeles
Movies and TV shows  The Return of Jafar, The Rocks
Books  Frank And the Giant, Fox's Best Trick Ever, Sapi Y El Gigante
Nominations  Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Writing in An Animated Program
Similar  Alan Zaslove, Bill Motz, Tad Stones, Doug Langdale, Duane Capizzi

Dev Ross is a screenwriter, children's book author, performer, director, and producer in theater, film, and television industries.


Writing credits

Ross is a writer in print, animation, and theater, for several media content providers including Disney, ABC, FOX KIDS, Universal Cartoon Studios, Cartoon Network, TLC, The Discovery Channel, Nickelodeon, Mattel, the Web, and PBS. Ross worked as story analyst for film production companies and then became a staff writer at Disney Studios in 1991, where she also served as a voice director and "story doctor". During 2007, Ross worked for the Samsung Corporation in South Korea teaching university courses in digital screenwriting at both the graduate and undergraduate levels.

Ross wrote for several popular shows during the 1990s. These included Land Before Time, Darkwing Duck, Jakers! The Adventures of Piggley Winks, Winnie the Pooh and Chip 'N Dale Rescue Rangers,Return of Jafar, Monster High, Clifford's Puppy Days, and the Adventures from the Book of Virtues. She helped bring movie characters to television with Aladdin and The Little Mermaid.

Children's books

Ross wrote a number of children's books for the popular “We Both Read” series.

  • Ross, Dev. Wild Animals of the United States. Treasure Bay. ISBN 978-1601152343. 
  • Ross, Dev. Frank and the Balloon. Treasure Bay. ISBN 978-1601150127. 
  • Ross, Dev. Fox's Best Trick Ever. Treasure Bay. ISBN 978-1891327704. 
  • Straight to video releases

  • Return of Jafar
  • Balto II: Wolf Quest
  • The Land Before Time
  • The Land Before Time II: The Great Valley Adventure
  • The Land Before Time III: The Time of the Great Giving
  • The Land Before Time IV: Journey Through the Mists
  • The Land Before Time IX: Journey to Big Water
  • Performing arts

    Before turning to animation, Ross was the Artistic Director of the "Twelfth Night Repertory Company", a tri-city educational theatre and three time Emmy award winning television troupe from 1980-1982 where she was a writer, director, and performer. Ross wrote and directed more than 70 plays for TNRC and Educational Theater Company, before leaving the schools. She even created a "synthesis of movement, text and sound", for which the schools became noted.

    Prior to 2013, Ross's Theatrical awards include:

  • Drama-Logue Award for Best New Musical Play, Westwood Playhouse - "Once Upon a Genesis"
  • As of 2013, Ross is the creator and head writer of her own original web show called "The Rocks."


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