Thomas Carl "Tom" Ruegger is an American animation writer, producer, and director. He is well known for his work on Cartoon Network shows like Animaniacs, Tiny Toons, and Pinky and the Brain, among others.

Ruegger has received at least 14 Emmy Awards for his work in animation.

For Disney, he worked as an executive producer and storyboard artist for the Disney XD show The 7D.