Michael Fry


Feature Films:


Over the Hedge (2001-2006 )

  • Dreamworks Feature Animation
  • Creative consultant (with T Lewis)
  • Release date:  May 19, 2006.

Over the Hedge (1997-2001)

  • 20th Centuy Fox-Fox Family Films
  • Screenwriter (with T Lewis)


Dead Serious (2004- ) Live action/CGI

  • Core Digital Pictures (Fred Fuchs producing)
  • Screenwriter

The Bear Essentials (2000) Live action/CGI

  • Storyopolis Productions
  • Screenwriter



Committed  (1999-2001 )

  • Nelvana
  • Creator/Executive Producer
  • Primetime animated series (13 episodes) produced for Fox Family Channel and CTV. 
  • Aired in Canada, March 2001 on CTV.  Aired in the US, October 2002 on WE: Women’s Entertainment Network.  Also aired in Germany, France, Portugal, Norway, Israel, Australia, and Senegal.

Mighty Max (1993)

  • Film Roman
  • Writer (Episode 1.7 w/Mark Zaslove)


EiEiYO! (2003)

  • Sony Television Animation
  • Creator/Producer/Writer (with David Feiss (creator of “Cow and Chicken”)
  • Optioned 

When I Was Short (2000)

  • Warner Bros. Television Animation
  • Creator/Producer/Writer (with Guy Vasilovich)
  • Fully produced animated pilot for Kids WB. 
  • Option extended (May 2001).

Syndicated Comic Strips:

Over the Hedge (with T Lewis) (1995- )

United Media

  • Creator/Writer
  • Internationally syndicated in 120 newspapers.

Committed (1994-2006)

  • United Media
  • Creator/Writer/Illustrator
  • Internationally syndicated in 50 newspapers.

When I Was Short  (with Guy Vasilovich) (1989-92)

  • King Features
  • Internationally syndicated comic strip

Cheeverwood   (1985-87)

  • The Washington Post Writers Group
  • Internationally syndicated comic strip

Other Comics:

Out the Window (1996-1998)

  • Windows Sources Magazine
  • Ziff-Davis Publications
  • Monthly cartoon

No Bull   (1991-94)

  • The Houston Press
  • Weekly editorial cartoon

Scotty (1983-91)

  • The Houston Post,
  • Daily local comic strip



  • The New Yorker Animated Cartoons (2006- ),
  • Dilbert (2007- )
  • Over the Hedge (2009- )
  • Pooch Cafe (2009- )
  • Lio (2010- )
  • Cul de Sac (2010- )
  • Pearls Before Swine (2010- )
  • Bloom County (2010- )
  • Open Season Shorts (2006)
  • Distributed by iTunes, YouTube, MSN, and others.
  • Producer/Director/Story Reels/Voices
  • Animated comics for all digital media

Live Nude Geeks (2005-2006 )

  • Ziff-Davis Internet (,, etc.)
  • Creator/Writer/Producer/Director/Animator/Voices
  • Flash animated tech talk show.

Thugs on Film (1999- )

  • Mondo Media
  • Writer (4 episodes)
  • Syndicated series of web-based animated interactive short films.

BuzzBoy  (1998-1999)

  • Microsoft Sidwalk
  • Web based daily comic strip.

Published Books:

Over the Hedge: Stuffed Animals

  • Andrews & McMeel Publishers, 2006

Over The Hedge 3:  The Knights of the Picnic Table

  • Andrews & McMeel Publishers, 1997.

Over the Hedge 2

  • Andrews & McMeel Publishers, 1997.

Over the Hedge

  • Andrews & McMeel Publishers, 1996.

Send in The Stunt Mom: The Second Collection of Committed

  • Andrews & McMeel Publishers, 1997

What I Want To Be When THEY Grow Up:  The First Collection of Committed

  • Andrews & McMeeI Publishers, 1996.

When I Was Short

  • Avon Books, 1991

Scotty II: Born To Be Mild

  • Finetoon Books, 1989.

Scotty’s Houston

  • Loud Books, 1988.

Commercial Illustration:

Corporations:   Hewitt arid Associates, Exxon, Mead Paper, Panhandle Eastern.

Publications:  Playboy, Good Housekeeping, Photography Today, The Houston Post, The Houston Press, The Texas Observer, The Salt Journal.


  • Bachelor of Arts, University of Texas at Austin, 1982

Awards and Honors

2007 Webbys

  • The New Yorker Animated Cartoons nominated for Best Animated Shorts

2006 National Cartoonist Society

  • Finalist for Best Newspaper Comic Strip for Over the Hedge (with T Lewis)

2001 Cartoons on the Bay Television Animation Awards

  • Nomination for Outstanding Series for All Audiences for Committed.

1998 Wilber Award

  • Outstanding Comic Strip for Over the Hedge (with T Lewis)
  • The Religious Communicator’s Council.

Who’s Who in The Comics

  • The Great American Comic Strip: 100 Years of Cartoon Art, 1990.

Professional Affiliations

Member:  Writers Guild of America-West


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