Michael Fry

Michael Fry is the co-creator and writer of Over the Hedge.   He has been a cartoonist and writer for over 25 years.   He has created or co-created four internationally syndicated comic strips including “Over the Hedge”  which inspired the hit DreamWorks animated feature film staring Bruce Willis, Garry Shandling and William Shatner.  He was also executive producer of the prime time animated series, “Committed,” based on his comic panel  of the same name and author  or co-author of nine books.

Fry also co-founded and is currently President of the new media company RingTales.  RingTales animates print comics for all digital media.  RingTales has the exclusive rights to animate Dilbert, The New Yorker Cartoons, Over the Hedge, Pooch Cafe, Lio, Cul de Sac, Pearls Before Swine and Bloom County.   Ringtales animations can be seen on Babelgum, YouTube, MSN, iTunes, Dilbert.com, NewYorker.com and many other distribution sites.  RingTales animated comics have been seen over 180 million times since March ’07 (as of April 2010).

For more information on RingTales contact:  info@ringtales.com

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Dead Serious:

A work-obsessed/family ignoring insurance salesman dies, meets Death and agrees to show him what makes life worth living in exchange for his life back.   Or,  “It’s Not Such a Wonderful Life.” Click here to read a pdf version.

26 responses to “Michael Fry

  1. Nancy Hayward

    Where can I find, ” Over The Hedge” in a newspaper in the South Jersey area. I know it’s not in the AC Press, the Philadelphia Inquirer or the Cumberland Journal. I have to go out each morning to get the Star Ledger because it is not delivered in this area. Love squid spleens. Eat them all the time.

  2. Marti

    I think you are incredible! I love your strip and your tweets.

  3. Chuck Jones

    I read “Over the Hedge” every day! I have news for you, however, and offer it so that you do not embarrass yourself. For Christians, the First Day of Christmas is December 25–Christmas Day. The Twelfth Day of Christmas is called Epiphany–January 6. Isn’t that a coincidence: 12 days!

  4. Deedee Mitchell

    Over the Hedge is the only comic strip I read in our local paper, The Conroe Courier! I love it! I LOVE the 12 days of Christmas this year, and wish I could get a copy of all of the strips.

  5. Anonymous

    Yes, it is cute, and I read it every day. Still, the current episode has nothing to do with the Twelve Days of Christmas, which begins on 12/25 each year and ends on 1/6 each year. (And, I’m not smart enough to figure out what Cassidy has to do with it????)

  6. Deedee Mitchell

    Have you all considered putting out some books, especially the 12 days of Christmas in book form? I can’t get enough of your funny stuff!

  7. Can’t believe I didn’t find this until now! Herewith, I officially dump the newspaper and bow to the wonderfulness of the interwebs… (loved the movie! I volunteered with a couple of wildlife rehabbers, one of our specialties was ‘possums.. the Over the Hedge possums were awesome!).

    Over the Hedge rocks!

  8. DakotaLady

    Michael would you please consider asking T to consider making the eyes of the tiny little mouse that many of us enjoy … softer and not big black scary ones like he had Sat., Jan 7th.

    Thank you …

  9. m

    Happy New Year, Michael! I miss reading the strip daily in that paper that shall not be mentioned in New York. Watching ‘Over the Hedge’ movie now on ABC.

    Hope you are yours are well

  10. gaia

    Do you remember a strip from the late 90s. A hunter is talking about a bird he wants to bag and end’s with “them’s good eatin’.” The gang spots the hunters and one of them says something like, “Oh, look, there’s a pot bellied, red-faced, gun toten’, cigar chompin’ good ole boy, and them’s good eatin’!” Reminds me of today’s politicians. I would like to find that strip.

  11. Smitty

    I’m looking for a reprint of the 1-11-98 over the hedge where Verne re-invents the frosty the snoman origin story to the theme from the sistine chapel

  12. Rob

    This is pretty late, but do you think there could ever be an Over the Hedge 2 movie, I Loved the first one

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  14. Ron

    Dunno how close the movie is to your series but the movie is really good. I’ve read only a few strips. I love the ethos presented in the movie. The Hamlette is my favorite and if you don’t mind, tell ‘Steve’ he should be a lot taller.

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  18. There is nothing so bad in the world that a little Hammy can’t cure. He makes my days fun.

  19. Jim

    I love your comic strip. However, lately you have been delving into politics. We hear and see enough of this dribble on the news and on the op ed pages. The comics are the one place I can go to escape this and enjoy a laugh. Please keep your strip apolitical. I would hate to have to stop reading your cartoon.

  20. Mr Tonk

    Have you ever considered selling prints of strips like the Mutts comic strip does? I know that I would buy many Hammy strips or panels.

  21. Tom Berger

    The turtle was wrong. Proper grammar is “you’re he”; “not you’re him”. To be is not transitive verb.

  22. zidders

    I can’t believe it’s taken me so long to find out ‘Over the Hedge’ was a comic before it was a movie. I’m sorry! I’ll be sure to begin reading it diligently from now on! I hope life has been kind to you and yours.

  23. Carol Rice

    So disappointed to see Lewis and Fry being political, this 2016.

  24. Stefan Hegner

    Hi Michael,
    I’m wondering, whether the guys went on a trip to Germany to seek asylum as political refugees.

    We got lots of squirrels in our garden, possibly they are Hammys relatives. – Why? Well, last night I spotted a really well fed and lazy raccoon too. Now I’m looking out for the missing turtle ;-).

    From northern Germany with love



    I love over the hedge comic strip , It comes in The Indian Express
    Thank You of such amazing content and love from india

  26. I had no idea you had a blog. Love the strip, been reading since before I could even read. The movie is also really fun!

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