Tom Minton

Not to be confused with Thomas Minton.

Tom Minton is an American animation producer, writer, story editor and storyboard artist.[1] He created and wrote the "Toby Danger" episode of Freakazoid,[2] wrote the lyrics to the song "Brainstem"[3] and served as head model for the Warner Bros character the Brain in Pinky and the Brain.[4] He was story editor of Ralph Bakshi's Mighty Mouse: The New Adventures, a 1987 series art-directed by John Kricfalusi.[5]

He was the producer of Tom and Jerry: The Magic Ring (2002) and The Baby Looney Tunes' Eggs-Traordinary Adventure (2002). He was a writer/producer on Duck Dodgers (2003–2004) and a producer/story editor on Tom and Jerry Tales (2006) and a producer/story editor/writer of The Sylvester & Tweety Mysteries (1995–1999). He was creator, producer and writer of Tweety's High-Flying Adventure (2000).[6] He is a multiple Emmy Award nominee for Disney's Raw Toonage, Tiny Toon Adventures, Animaniacs, The Sylvester & Tweety Mysteries, Duck Dodgers and Baby Looney Tunes.[7][8] He is a Peabody Award winner as a writer on Animaniacs.[9] He has written several episodes for the hit Disney Channel animated series Phineas and Ferb.

The character of Brain was based on Tom Minton.[10]


  1. Mike Milo, Tom Minton "Tom Minton" Animation Insider September 9, 2011, Retrieved 7-2-14
  2. Tom Ruegger, John McCann, Paul Rugg (2008) "Freakazoid Season 1" Warner Home Video (DVD) Audio Commentary, Episode 2 "Candle Jack/Toby Danger in Doomsday Bet/The Lobe"
  3. (2006) "Pinky and the Brain Season 1" Chapter 3 Tokyo Grows/That Smarts/Brainstem (Song) "Brainstem" Onscreen title card: Written by Tom Minton (DVD) Warner Home Video
  4. Maurice La Marche, Tom Ruegger, "Steven Spielberg Presents Animaniacs: Volume 2" Special Features: The Writers Flipped, They Have No Script. (DVD) Warner Home Video.
  5. Ralph Bakshi, Jim Reardon, Andrew Stanton, "Mighty Mouse: The New Adventures" Special Features: Breaking the Mold: The Re-making of Mighty Mouse. (DVD) CBS Home Video.
  6. Retrieved 7-2-14.
  7. Retrieved 10-27-16
  8. Retrieved 7-2-14
  9. Retrieved 7-2-14
  10. Takinedo "The Silver Age An Essay About the Collective Animations of Steven Spielberg and Tom Ruegger" Retrieved 7-2-14


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