||This article's lead section may not adequately summarize key points of its contents. (July 2013)|
July 25, 1974 |
|Alma mater||California Institute of the Arts|
|Known for||My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic
Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends
The Powerpuff Girls
Lauren Faust (born July 25, c. 1974) is an American Emmy-Award winning animator, writer, director, and producer, best known for developing the Hub Network's family/high fantasy cartoon My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic, which has gained a fan following of teenagers and adults from all over the world.
Faust attended the California Institute of Arts from 1992 to 1994, working as a layout artist at Rough Draft Studios. She then worked as an animator at Turner Feature Animation for two years and then as an animator for Warner Bros. Feature Animation for two years. Faust started working at Cartoon Network Studios in 1999. She worked as a storyboard artist and writer at Cartoon Network Studios for four years and then as a supervising producer and story supervisor.
Faust's early career focused on animated feature films, working on Cats Don't Dance, Quest for Camelot, and The Iron Giant as an animator. She shifted to television animation in the 2000s, working on The Powerpuff Girls, Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends, My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic, Super Best Friends Forever, and Wander Over Yonder. She is also the creator and developer of the toy line Milky Way and the Galaxy Girls.
In 2004, Faust was nominated for an Emmy Award. In 2005, she was nominated for an Annie Award. In 2009, she shared a Primetime Emmy for the Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends special, "Destination: Imagination".
Development of My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Faust worked with Hasbro to develop the company's My Little Pony property, resulting in the series My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic. The series proved to be a major success not only with the primary young female audience, but also significantly among adult and teen males and females who became popularly known as "bronies" and "pegasisters".
|1994||Home, Honey, I'm High||voice|
|1997||Cats Don't Dance||animator – "Sawyer"|
|1998||Quest for Camelot||animator – United States|
|1999||The Iron Giant||animator|
|2002||The Powerpuff Girls Movie||writer|
|2013||My Little Pony: Equestria Girls||received a credit in the film as "Series Developer"|
|2013||Double Rainboom||short film; holds a "Special Thanks" credit|
|2013||Bronies: The Extremely Unexpected Adult Fans of My Little Pony||Executive Producer, herself|
|1995||The Maxx||character layout artist|
|2001||Codename: Kids Next Door||walk cycles
Episode: No P in the OOL
|2001–2005||The Powerpuff Girls||storyboard artist, writer, director, supervising director|
|2004–2009||Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends||developer, supervising producer, writer, story, story supervisor, storyboard artist, character designer, animation director, story editor|
|2010–2011||My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic||creator, developed for television by
Season 1: executive producer, writer, character designer, creative director
Season 2: executive producer on The Return of Harmony, consulting producer
Season 3-present: receives a "Developed for Television" credit every episode
|2012||Super Best Friends Forever||creator, director, writer, storyboard artist, producer|
|2013–present||Wander Over Yonder||co-producer, story editor, writer, director, character designer|
- Liz Ohanesian "Lauren Faust: Let's Hear It for the Girls", L.A. Weekly People 2012 issue, May 17, 2012]
- Lauren Faust (as "Fyre_flye"), "Twitter", July 25, 2012 7:28 AM, "Is it bad twitter etiquette to announce it's your birthday? 'Cause it's my birthday." 
- Reber, Deborah (May 11, 2010). In Their Shoes: Extraordinary Women Describe Their Amazing Careers. Simon Pulse. pp. 234–6. ISBN 978-1-4391-0370-8. Retrieved May 18, 2013.
- "The World's Finest". Worldsfinestonline.com. Retrieved February 18, 2012.[dead link]
- Vara, Vauhini; Zimmerman, Ann (November 4, 2011). "Hey, Bro, That's My Little Pony! Guys' Interest Mounts in Girly TV Show". Wall Street Journal. Archived from the original on December 1, 2011. Retrieved November 4, 2011.
- "Disney's 2012–13 TV Schedule Presented to Advertisers". Retrieved March 13, 2012.
- ManeSix DevTeam, March 2, 2013
- Lauren Faust at the Internet Movie Database
- Lauren Faust on Twitter
- Website for Milky Way and the Galaxy Girls
- Lauren Faust interview
- Lauren's deviantART page