|Known for||Committed and Over the Hedge comic strips|
Michael Fry is an American cartoonist, online media entrepreneur and screenwriter. He is known for the syndicated comic strips Cheeverwood, When I Was Short,(with Guy Vasilovich) Committed and Over the Hedge, the latter of which is a collaboration with T. Lewis. Over the Hedge was nominated for best newspaper strip by the National Cartoonist Society in 2006. Over the Hedge was also made into a feature animated film by Dreamworks staring Bruce Willis and Gary Shandling in 2006. The film grossed $336 million in worldwide box office. Committed was produced as a prime time animated television series by Nelvana staring Catherine O'Hara and Eugene Levy in 2001. Fry is also President of RingTales - an online media company that animates print comics including Dilbert, The New Yorker Cartoons, Bloom Country, Over the Hedge, Pooch Cafe, Cul de Sac and Lio. RingTales' Animated New Yorker Cartoons were nominated for a Webby Award in 2008. Fry started cartooning professionally at The Houston Post with the local daily comic strip, Scotty. His work has appeared in Playboy, Good Housekeeping, The Texas Observer and many other publications.