Jack Olesker Film Director

Writer/producer/director Jack Olesker has created over a thousand produced television episodes, nine films and six novels. As a children's entertainment screenwriter, he has penned episodes for such children's series as The Littles, Care Bears, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Super Mario Bros, and Heathcliff. Olesker co-created and wrote the series bible and bulk of the 1990s revamped He-man effort The New Adventures of He-Man and did the original development work for the Americanization of Super Sentai which became Mighty Morphin Power Rangers for Haim Saban. In addition, while working as the head story editor at DiC Entertainment, he created the cartoon adaptations for Lady Lovely Locks and the Popples. His novels span the spectrum from murder mysteries to historical sagas and occult thrillers. His first novel -- NO PLACE LIKE HOME -- was published in 1976. Sherry Lansing purchased the film rights during her tenure at MGM and the novel went on to become a bestseller. Olesker's latest novel -- CAST ON, BET'S OFF (2007) -- is the first in The Lisa & Max Devereaux Sit & Knit Mysteries.

Personal details

Nationality
United States of America

Movies written

Average rating by genre

GenreNum. of titlesAvg. rating
Adventure96.38
Animation96.38
Family56.26
Drama36.57
Title Year Budget Awards Producers Directors Co-writers External resources
Heidi
Animation,Adventure,Drama
1995
Mark Taylor
Toshiyuki Hiruma
Takashi Masunaga
Pocahontas
Animation,Adventure,Family
1994
Mark Taylor
Takashi Masunaga
Toshiyuki Hiruma
The Little Mermaid
Animation,Adventure,Family
1994
Aladdin
Animation,Adventure,Comedy
1994
Diane Eskenazi
Beauty and the Beast
Animation,Adventure,Drama
1994
The Three Musketeers
Animation,Adventure,Family
1994
Sinbad
Animation,Adventure,Family
1994
Thumbelina
Animation,Adventure,Family
1994
Pinocchio
Animation,Adventure,Drama
1992

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