Craig McCracken (born March 31, 1971) is an American animator, director and producer. He is best-known for creating the Emmy-winning animated series The Powerpuff Girls and Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends for Cartoon Network, as well writing and storyboarding for Dexter's Laboratory. His upcoming series, Wander Over Yonder, is set to premiere on Disney Channel in 2013. He has been married to fellow animator Lauren Faust since 2004.
Life and career 
McCracken got involved in drawing at an early age. After he graduated from California High School in Whittier, he attended the California Institute of the Arts (CalArts), where he honed his animation skills and met his classmate Genndy Tartakovsky, with whom he would occasionally collaborate throughout his career. During his freshman year, he created a series of short cartoons featuring a character named No Neck Joe, which were picked up by Spike and Mike's Sick and Twisted Festival of Animation. While at CalArts, he also created a short entitled Whoopass Stew!, which would become the premier for The Powerpuff Girls. In 1993, McCracken was tapped by Hanna-Barbera Cartoons to work as art director on 2 Stupid Dogs, as well as Tartakovsky's Dexter's Laboratory, both of which aired primarily on Cartoon Network in the United States. He began producing The Powerpuff Girls, which premiered as a short in 1995 on studio president Fred Seibert's animation incubator What a Cartoon!, and full half-hour episodes in 1998. The show has won both Emmy and Annie awards. In 2004, Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends began airing on Cartoon Network. This series also won Emmy and Annie awards. In April 2008, he became executive producer of a new Cartoon Network showcase project called Cartoonstitute. After 15 years of employment, he quit his job at Cartoon Network when the network switched to reality programing, developed a live action/animation project at Sony Pictures Animation, and is developing Wander Over Yonder of Disney Channel for Disney Television Animation in 2012.
||creator, director, writer, animator
||No Neck Joe
||creator, writer, director (made in 1990)
||Dexter's Laboratory: Ego Trip
||The Powerpuff Girls Movie
||creator, writer, director, executive producer, storyboard artist, character designer
||The Powerpuff Girls Rule!!!
||writer, director, executive producer, story editor, storyboard artist, character designer
||2 Stupid Dogs
||art director, storyboard artist
||What a Cartoon!
||writer, director, art director
||Dumb and Dumber
||director, art director, model designer, storyboard artist
||The Powerpuff Girls
||creator, executive producer, writer, director
||Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends
||creator, executive producer, developer, writer, director, story editor
||writer, storyboard artist
Episode: The Birthday Suits
||Wander Over Yonder
||creator, executive producer
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