James A. "Jim" Pabian (April 14, 1909 – July 23, 1996) was an American screenwriter and director of short films. He co-wrote (with Chuck Jones and Llyssa Latorre) and directed the Tom and Jerry short The Brothers Carry-Mouse-Off. He also co-wrote (again with Jones) another Tom and Jerry short, Haunted Mouse. Both were released by MGM in 1965.
Pabian also worked as an artist for Dell Comics in the 1940s and '50s, and created the syndicated daily comic strips Hollywood Johnnie, Screen Girl, and Go Go Gruver.
Pabian worked with his brother, Tony Pabian, for video games in 1990s, and created Mario Paint, Storybook Weaver, and Kid Works DeLuxe (his last work with Tony Pabian). Pabian died on July 23, 1996 aged 87.