Tab Murphy

Up 301 this week
1:21 | Trailer
Tab Murphy was raised in Olympia, Washington. He attended Washington State University, where he studied forestry and wildlife biology before having an existential crisis and transferring to the USC Film School, where he studied directing and screenwriting. His major breakthrough as a screenwriter came with a writing credit on Gorillas in the Mist ... See full bio »

Hollywood Romances: Our Favorite LGBTQIA+ Couples

Check out some of our favorite LGBTQIA+ couples in Hollywood.

See the gallery

Fall TV Guide: The Best Shows Coming This Year

IMDb's guide to the most anticipated new and returning TV shows coming this fall.

See the full list

Double Take: Celebrity Twins

Take a look at some of the famous twins of Hollywood, including Cole and Dylan Sprouse, Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen, and more.

See the full list

On Prime Video

Projects In Development

Details only on IMDbPro »

Do you have a demo reel?

Add it to your IMDb page

How Much Have You Seen?

How much of Tab Murphy's work have you seen?

User Polls

Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 7 nominations. See more awards »


Known For

Brother Bear Writer
Tarzan Writer


Hide Hide Show Show Writer (25 credits)
 2024 The Hunchback of Notre Dame (based on the 1996 animated film "The Hunchback of Notre Dame" animation screenplay by) (announced)
 2020 Bobbleheads: The Movie (story by)
 2020/I The Passenger (Short)
 2019 The Haunted Swordsman (Short) (Writer)
  Be Cool, Scooby-Doo! (TV Series) (written by - 1 episode, 2017) (story - 1 episode, 2016) (teleplay - 1 episode, 2016)
- World of Witchcraft (2017) ... (written by)
- Saga of the Swamp Beast (2016) ... (story) / (teleplay)
 2015 VeggieTales (TV Series) (additional written by - 1 episode)
- Noah's Ark (2015) ... (additional written by)
 2015 VeggieTales: Noah's Ark (additional writing by)
  Teen Titans Go! (TV Series short) (1 episode, 2013) (story by - 1 episode, 2013) (teleplay by - 1 episode, 2013)
- Parasite (2013) ... (story by) / (teleplay by)
- Driver's Ed (2013)
 2011-2012 Thundercats (TV Series) (written by - 8 episodes)
- Recipe for Disaster (2012) ... (written by)
- The Forever Bag (2012) ... (written by)
- Native Son (2012) ... (written by)
- Berbils (2011) ... (written by)
- The Duelist and the Drifter (2011) ... (written by)
 2011 Batman: Year One (Video) (written by)
 2010 Superman/Batman: Apocalypse (Video) (written by)
 2009 Dark Country (written by)
 2003 Brother Bear (screenplay by)
 2002 Tarzan & Jane (Video) (creator - uncredited)
 2001-2002 The Legend of Tarzan (TV Series) (developer: characters - 39 episodes)
- Tarzan and the Flying Ace (2002) ... (creator - uncredited)
- Tarzan and the Volcanic Diamond Mine (2002) ... (creator - uncredited)
- Tarzan and the British Invasion (2002) ... (creator - uncredited)
- Tarzan and Tublat's Revenge (2001) ... (creator - uncredited)
- Tarzan and the Mysterious Visitor (2001) ... (creator - uncredited)
 2001 Atlantis: The Lost Empire Activity Center (Video Game) (based on characters created by)
 2001 Atlantis: The Lost Empire (screenplay by) / (story by)
 1999 Tarzan (screenplay by)
 1996 The Hunchback of Notre Dame (animation screenplay by) / (animation story by)
 1995 Last of the Dogmen (written by)
 1988 Gorillas in the Mist (story)
 1987 My Best Friend Is a Vampire (written by)
Show Show Director (1 credit)
Show Show Producer (1 credit)
Show Show Additional Crew (1 credit)
Show Show Thanks (2 credits)
Show Show Self (1 credit)

Related Videos

Contribute to This Page

Recently Viewed