Michael Richard Lah (September 1, 1912 - October 13, 1995) was an American animator. He is best known for his work at Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer studios, primarily as a member of Tex Avery's animation unit. Lah worked briefly on Bill Hanna and Joseph Barbera's Tom and Jerry series. He then joined Tex Avery's unit as lead animator, where he remained until the studio closed in 1957. During Avery's absence in 1950-51, and after Avery left MGM in 1953, Lah was given co-directorial credit on many animated shorts.