Paul Dini (born August 7, 1957 in UsefulNotes/NewYorkCity) is a five-time Emmy award winning television producer of animated cartoons. He is best known as a producer and writer for several Creator/WarnerBros/Creator/DCComics series, including ''WesternAnimation/TinyToonAdventures'', ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries'', ''WesternAnimation/SupermanTheAnimatedSeries'', The New Batman/Superman Adventures, ''WesternAnimation/BatmanBeyond'', and ''WesternAnimation/DuckDodgers''. He also developed and scripted ''WesternAnimation/KryptoTheSuperdog'' and contributed scripts many other shows (both for and outside WB), such as ''HeManAndTheMastersOfTheUniverse1983'' (a job he and fellow writer J. Michael Straczynski reportedly both disliked due to ExecutiveMeddling), ''WesternAnimation/FatAlbertAndTheCosbyKids'', ''WesternAnimation/MisterT'', ''WesternAnimation/DungeonsAndDragons'', ''WesternAnimation/{{Ewoks}}'', ''WesternAnimation/TheTransformers'', ''WesternAnimation/BillAndTedsExcellentAdventures'', ''WesternAnimation/{{Animaniacs}}'' (he created Minerva Mink), ''WesternAnimation/{{Freakazoid}}!'', ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague'', ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeagueUnlimited'', ''StarWarsTheCloneWars'', and ''WesternAnimation/SymBionicTitan''. After leaving Warner Bros. in early 2004, Dini went on to write and story edit the popular Creator/{{ABC}} adventure series ''Series/{{Lost}}''. Often times when the character of ComicBook/HarleyQuinn appears in another animated movie or series, Paul Dini usually has a hand in writing the script somewhere.

Dini has also written several comics stories for DC Comics, including an acclaimed oversized graphic novel series illustrated by painter Creator/AlexRoss. (A hardcover collection of the Dini and Ross stories was published in late summer 2005 under the title The World's Greatest Superheroes.) Other books written by Dini for DC have featured his Batman Animated [[CanonForeigner creation]] ComicBook/HarleyQuinn, as well as classic characters Superman, Batman, [[ComicBook/{{Shazam}} Captain Marvel]], and ComicBook/{{Zatanna}}.

Best known among Dini's original creations is ComicBook/JingleBelle, the rebellious teen-age daughter of SantaClaus. Dini also created Sheriff Ida Red, the super-powered cowgirl star of a series of books set in Dini's mythical town of Mutant, Texas.

In 2006, Dini became the writer for ''ComicBook/DetectiveComics'', his first regular comic assignment. In 2009, he became writer of new Batman titles, ''ComicBook/BatmanStreetsOfGotham'' and ''ComicBook/GothamCitySirens''. He also launched the short-lived ''Zatanna'' solo series, which ended just prior to DC's ''{{ComicBook/New 52}}'' relaunch.

In 2010 he created the live action series ''Series/TowerPrep'', which aired on the Creator/CartoonNetwork. While an excellent series, it came a bad time when [=CN=] was clumsily experimenting with live action shows and had the misfortune to follow after their disastrous ''CN Real'' campaign. It only lasted one season as a result.

Dini is involved in the ''WesternAnimation/{{Ultimate Spider-Man}}'' animated series and is behind ''[[WesternAnimation/HulkAndTheAgentsOfSMASH Hulk and the Agents of S.M.A.S.H.]]'', both produced by Creator/MarvelAnimation for the WesternAnimation/MarvelUniverse block on Creator/DisneyXD.

He is co-writer of the Live action Disney movie ''Film/{{Maleficent}}'' based on ''Disney/SleepingBeauty'' starring Creator/AngelinaJolie. In addition, he co-wrote one other live action film- the infamous ''Film/DoubleDragon'' adaptation.

He's also written a very dark and unsettling autobiography detailing the events surrounding a traumatic robbery he was a victim of while writing ''Batman: The Animated Series'' called ''ComicBook/DarkNightATrueBatmanStory''.

Paul Dini lives in Los Angeles, California. Together, he and his wife, magician Misty Lee, have created an on-line interview feature called Monkey Talk that runs at Creator/KevinSmith's website, Quick Stop Entertainment.com.