Bruce Shelly is a writer who wrote two episodes of the 1975 Return to the Planet of the Apes cartoon series - "Terror on Ice Mountain" and "Battle of the Titans". He had previously written for Get Smart, Here's Lucy, Hanna-Barbera's Love, American Style, M*A*S*H, Wait Till Your Father Gets Home, Happy Days and The Six Million Dollar Man. After Return to the Planet of the Apes, Shelly's prolific writing career included episodes of The Rookies, The Bionic Woman, The Love Boat, Wonder Woman, Eight Is Enough (writer and executive story editor), CHiPs, Dallas, Fame, Fantasy Island (starring Ricardo Montalban), T.J. Hooker, Finder of Lost Loves (writer and executive script consultant, 23 episodes) and Hotel (starring James Brolin), and he also wrote and produced the 1977 movie The Hazing. From 1988, Shelly returned to writing for animated TV series, such as Ruby-Spears' Police Academy, C.O.P.S. (supervising story editor, 45 episodes), Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, The Super Mario Bros. Super Show! (story editor - 52 episodes), Captain N & the Adventures of Super Mario Bros. 3 (story editor, 26 episodes), Captain Planet and the Planeteers (story editor, 26 episodes), Hammerman (story editor), The Busy World of Richard Scarry (creative consultant), The Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog, Biker Mice from Mars and Gadget and the Gadgetinis - most of these with production company DiC Enterprises.