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Micah Ian Wright is a writer and script supervisor on The Angry Beavers.

Biography

Limited early biographic detail that Wright has posted on-line about himself,[1] indicates that he was the child of a parent in the US Navy and lived overseas. Wright was born in Lubbock, Texas[2] and graduated from the University of Arizona with degrees in political science and creative writing. While at school, he was involved in a weekly sketch comedy show named "Comedy Corner" where he started as a writer and eventually became a performer.

After graduating and moving to Los Angeles, Wright got a job at Nickelodeon Animation and was soon hired to write on The Angry Beavers. Episodes that Wright wrote were nominated for a Daytime Emmy in Sound Mixing and for an Annie Award for Outstanding Achievement in a Daytime Animated Television Program.[3] After Wright finished work on The Angry Beavers, he created Nickelodeon's first action-adventure pilot, Constant Payne, an anime-inspired Dieselpunk science fiction show, with an aesthetic inspired by "Russian wood-block propaganda posters of the 1920s and 30's."[4] Constant Payne was shelved because Nickelodeon was angered over a union organizing effort by the WGA,[5] that Nick suspected was spearheaded by Wright, and later due to network fears of violent programming in the wake of the September 11, 2001 attacks. Since 2001, Wright has worked primarily in the field of video game writing. He is a member of the Writers Guild of America, west where he is the chair of the Video Game Writers Caucus, the vice chair of the American Indian Writers Committee, and serves on the steering committee of the Animation Writers Caucus.

In 2007, Wright and his writing partner, Jay Lender, were instrumental in creating the WGA's first ever Video Game Writing Award as part of the traditional film and television Writers Guild Awards. According to the WGA, the award is designed "to encourage storytelling excellence in video games, to improve the status of writers, and to begin to encourage uniform standards within the gaming industry, to spotlight a wide range of quality work by video game writers, raising their profiles and validating their contributions to this rapidly maturing medium".[6]

His new graphic novel Duster was released in 2013.[7]

Trivia

  • Micah wrote two more Angry Beavers episodes: "Magnum Opus, aka The Beavers Rock Opera" (eventually cut by Nickelodeon) and "Tree Flockers" (never storyboarded or filmed).[8]

Episodes written

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References

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