Paul L. Germain (born June 6, 1959) is an American animation screenwriter and producer. Among the shows Germain has written, produced or directed are Rugrats, All Grown Up!, The Simpsons, Recess, Even Stevens, Lloyd in Space, and The Tracey Ullman Show. Germain (along with Arlene Klasky and Gábor Csupó) was one of the creators of the award-winning animated series Rugrats for Nickelodeon, and he was a primary creative force for the series. With his Rugrats colleague Joe Ansolabehere, he is the creator of Recess and Lloyd in Space. Germain and Ansolabehere formed the television production company Paul & Joe Productions. Among Germain's film credits are Say Anything..., Big and Broadcast News. Germain's son was the inspiration for the Rugrats character Tommy Pickles; the antagonist, Angelica Pickles, was based on a bully from his childhood. Germain was a screenwriter on Tinker Bell and the Great Fairy Rescue. He is currently working on live-action projects.