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Craig Douglas McCracken is the creator and one of the animators of The Powerpuff Girls, Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends, Wander Over Yonder, and Kid Cosmic. He started working for Cartoon Network in 1992 on 2 Stupid Dogs and Dexter's Labratory, and created The Powerpuff Girls, which was previously a college short named "Whoopass Stew". While working on the series he met his future wife, Lauren Faust.

He left Cartoon Network Studios after CN started using more live action series. He later began working on his new show, Wander Over Yonder, which premiered on August 16, 2013 on Disney Channel, later moving to Disney XD in 2014. Craig later announced in March 2016 that Wander Over Yonder was cancelled after 2 seasons and it aired its last episode on June 27, 2016.[1] After leaving Disney, he created a show for Netflix called Kid Cosmic, which premiered in 2021 and ended the following year.[2]

His ten favorite episodes of The Powerpuff Girls are:

  1. "Bubblevicious"
  2. "Beat Your Greens"
  3. "The Rowdyruff Boys"
  4. "The Powerpuff Girls' Best Rainy Day Adventure Ever"
  5. "Boogie Frights"
  6. "Uh Oh Dynamo"
  7. "Twisted Sister"
  8. "Meet the Beat-Alls"
  9. "Monkey See, Doggie Do"
  10. "Mime for a Change"[3]

Powerpuff Girls credits

McCracken directed every episode of the series from seasons 1 to 4, before he left the show to work on his next creation Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends. His other work on the series includes:

Season 1

Season 3



Year Title Role
1992 Whoopass Stew! Creator, director, writer, and animator
1997 No Neck Joe Creator, writer, and director (made in 1990, copyright date 1996)
1999 Dexter's Laboratory: Ego Trip Story
2002 The Powerpuff Girls Movie Creator, story, writer, director, executive producer, storyboard artist, and character designer
2009 The Powerpuff Girls Rule!!! Writer, director, executive producer, story editor, storyboard artist, and character designer


Year Title Role
1993–1995 2 Stupid Dogs Art director and storyboard artist
1995 Space Ghost Coast to Coast Himself (Episode: "President's Day Nightmare")
1995–1997 What A Cartoon! Writer, director, and art director
1995–1996 Dumb and Dumber Character designer.
1996–2003 Dexter's Labratory Director, art director, model designer, and storyboard artist
1998–2005 The Powerpuff Girls Creator, story, executive producer, writer, storyboard artist, recording director, and director (1998-2002; 2008)
2004–2009 Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends Creator, executive producer, developer, story, writer, storyboard artist, director, and story editor
2007 Diggs Tailwagger: Galactic Rover Executive creative consultant
2007 Enter Mode 5 Executive creative consultant
2008 Uncle Grandpa Executive producer (Episode: "Pilot")
2009 Chowder Writer and storyboard artist (Episode: "The Birthday Suits")
2009 Regular Show Executive producer (Episode: "Pilot")
2010 My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic Special thanks, and costume designer for the Wonderbolts uniforms.
2013–2016 Wander Over Yonder Creator, writer, storyboard artist (2013), director (2013), and executive producer (Also additional voices)
2021–present Kid Cosmic Creator, executive producer

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