Congratulations to Writer/Artist, Joshua Pruett (BFA 2002, MA 2004), on his Primetime Emmy Nomination for Disney TV’s “Phineas and Ferb,” “The Last Day of Summer.”
He is also the co-author of THE JUNGLE BOOK: The Strength of the Wolf is the Pack – the Official Novelization of the 2016 Box Office Smash Disney Feature Film!
Joshua Pruett, 38, grew up in North County San Diego where he graduated Rancho Buena Vista High School in 1996, then took courses at Mira Costa Community College before transferring to Cal State University Fullerton in 1999 to pursue Storyboarding, Illustration, and Writing for TV and Feature Animation. While at Fullerton, Joshua stepped into a leadership role in the Pencil Mileage Club, one of the biggest student communities on campus, was an active participant in the ACME Online Animation Mentorship program, earning his BFA in Entertainment Art/Animation and eventually graduating Cum Laude with his Masters in Illustration, all while interning with both Warner Bros. Animation and DreamWorks Feature Animation.
As a Writer/Artist, Joshua has over a decade of experience inflicting laughter on others, with credits on the recent history-making Kickstarter relaunch of MYSTERY SCIENCE THEATER 3000 (coming to Netflix in early 2017), PHINEAS AND FERB, and the HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON franchise. He has worked as a storyboard artist, writer and creative consultant for Disney TV, DreamWorks Feature Animation, Nickelodeon, DreamWorks TV, Awesomeness TV, Sprout/NBC Universal, Disney China/Beijing, Zombie Bake Shop, Netflix and Paramount Feature Animation.
His recent Primetime Emmy Nomination for Writing on PHINEAS AND FERB’S final episode, “The Last Day of Summer,” comes hot on the heels of developing THE HAUNTED MANSION for Disney TV with his friend and writing partner, Scott Peterson and their first novel, THE JUNGLE BOOK: THE STRENGTH OF THE WOLF IS THE PACK, adapting the 2016 live action feature film into a fun for all ages novel for young readers. He is currently living out a dream come true, writing dialogue for Weird Al Yankovic’s mouth on Disney XD’s MILO MURPHY’S LAW set to premiere in October of 2016.
Joshua is also internet-famous for getting a WIN on failblog (just type “EPIC WIN DAD” into Google Image search — he and his daughter’s award-winning Halloween costume is the first photo to come up). He lives in Los Angeles with his wife, Amanda Hoyny Pruett, another CSUF Alum (Bachelors of Music and Vocal Performance, 2004) and their two children, in a constant war of attrition between his DVDs and her yarn.