Richard Pursel is best known for animation comedy writing. With his start on THE REN & STIMPY SHOW he earned his first Emmy Nomination for the half-hour Nickelodeon/MTV special, “Son of Stimpy.”
A staff writer for Cartoon Network’s COW AND CHICKEN led to story editing for I AM WEASEL, which got him another Emmy Nomination. He was story editor of two seasons of TOM AND JERRY TALES for Warner Bros./Cartoon Network.
Five years as Nickelodeon staff writer for SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS led to his first series Emmy Win for his story submission, “Cephalopod Lodge.” Writer/developer of legacy properties: MICKEY MOUSE for Disney; BUGS BUNNY for Warner Bros; WOODY WOODPECKER, Universal. Head writer of two seasons of MIGHTY MAGISWORDS for Cartoon Network.
He has “Written by” credits for animated independent features, AMERICANO, Netflix; K-9 WORLD CUP, Amazon Prime, and script doctor of many other indy features. Writer of the MIGHTY ONES for Dreamworks/Hulu.
Co-creator and executive producer of THE COLONY, a half-hour adult animated sit-com for Netflix, starring Jack Black. Currently developing an animated feature called, THE WORLDS CUP, based on YouTube and KeenSpot comic book favorites, the Softball Crew. Also, franchise building with MARTIANS VS. ROUGHNECKS, animated series, video games and merchandising.