Richard Rich is an American director, producer, and screenwriter. Rich is founder and owner of Crest Animation Productions. Rich started his career in the mailroom of the Walt Disney Studios but worked his way up to first assistant director. He made his directorial debut on The Fox and the Hound.
Rich established Rich Animation Studios, later renamed Rich-Crest. He directed The Swan Princess in 1994 which led up to four sequels. Besides feature films, Rich has produced direct-to-video series such as Animated Stories from the New Testament, Animated Stories from the Bible, Animated Hero Classics and K10C: Kids' Ten Commandments. His most recent credit is as producer on the successful computer-animated comedy drama film Alpha and Omega and as the director/producer of its sequels.