Tom Ray began his career as an apprentice in-betweener at Leon Schlesinger Studios in 1937. His 61 years of experience in the animation business have included animation and direction work for the great names in cartoon and film making: MGM Studios, Warner Brothers, John Sutherland Studios (industrial films), Chuck Jones, Hanna-Barbera, Marvel Productions, Walt Disney Television (including 101 Dalmations), Sony Pictures (including Men In Black), Nickleodeon and Saban Entertainment. When Tom worked at Warner Bros., he animates an incredible forty three (43) Theatrical Shorts, and as a Director at MGM for "Tom and Jerry" and "How the Grinch Stole Christmas."
In 1997, Tom and his wife, Brenda, opened their own animation studio, The Very Idea, Inc., in which they specialize in logo animation, as well as create and produce television and feature film projects. Tom also does oil painting and teaches animation classes where he resides in Southern California.