Bob Barlen is a writer and producer who specializes in animated feature films.
Before joining Toonbox Entertainment, Bob wrote Escape From Planet Earth, produced by The Weinstein Company and starring Sofia Vergara, Ricky Gervais, Sarah Jessica Parker, Jessica Alba, and William Shatner.
Bob is the co-writer of Son of Bigfoot, an original animated feature produced by STUDIOCANAL and Waterman Entertainment. In addition to writing, he is executive producing the film.
In 2014, Bob wrote the animated feature Arctic Justice: Thunder Squad for AMBI Pictures, which is currently in production and stars Alec Baldwin, John Cleese, James Franco, Anjelica Huston, Heidi Klum and Omar Sy.
Bob came to animated features through writing and producing both television and high-end CG commercials. He was a comedy writer and producer on George Stroumboulopoulos Tonight, and was a senior producer at TVOKids.
He holds a BFA from the Film Studies Program at Ryerson University, and is a graduate of the Canadian Film Centre.