Rob Edwards at CHO Awards Dinner
|The Princess and the Frog; Treasure Planet|
|Spouse(s)||Michele (2 children)|
Rob Edwards (born June 22, 1963) is an American television and feature film screenwriter and producer. His writing includes the Disney animated feature films Treasure Planet and The Princess and the Frog, both of which were nominated for the Academy Award for Best Animated Feature. In 2009, along with Ron Clements and John Musker, Edwards was awarded the Best Screenplay award from the African-American Film Critics Association for The Princess and the Frog.
Edwards moved to Los Angeles following graduation and gained success as a television writer. After writing for the long-running ABC-TV series Full House, Edwards went on to become a writer, story editor, and consultant for several prime time series including Bill Cosby's A Different World and the Golden Globe nominated The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air.
Edwards is also credited with creating the NBC sitcom Out All Night which starred Patti LaBelle, Morris Chestnut and Vivica A. Fox. Throughout the 1990s, Edwards wrote and produced for television networks and on series including Roc, The Parent 'Hood, and In the House.
Edwards next shifted his focus to feature films and joined Walt Disney Animation Studios as a writer. His first film, Treasure Planet, was released in 2002 and starred a voice cast that included Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Martin Short, Emma Thompson, Patrick McGoohan, as well as famed voice-over actors Corey Burton and Tony Jay. Though the film fared poorly at the box office, it was a critical success for Edwards and went on to earn eight Annie Award nominations and an Academy Award nomination for Best Animated Feature.
On both films, Edwards worked with the Disney Animation team of Ron Clements and John Musker (The Little Mermaid, Aladdin). In 2011, Variety reported that Edwards was collaborating on projects with producers Robert Zemeckis, Bob Cooper, Jack Rapke and with Will Smith, Dan Fogelman, and Reggie Hudlin
|2001||WaSanGo||executive producer||Tae-gyun Kim|
|2002||Treasure Planet||writer (screenplay)||Ron Clements, John Musker|
|2009||The Princess and the Frog||writer (screenplay), actor (voice)||Ron Clements, John Musker|
|upcoming||An Animated American||writer (screenplay)||TBD|