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. After leaving Disney, he created a show for Netflix called Kid Cosmic, which premiered in 2021 and ended the following year.
His ten favorite episodes of The Powerpuff Girls are:
- "Beat Your Greens"
- "The Rowdyruff Boys"
- "The Powerpuff Girls' Best Rainy Day Adventure Ever"
- "Boogie Frights"
- "Uh Oh Dynamo"
- "Twisted Sister"
- "Meet the Beat-Alls"
- "Monkey See, Doggie Do"
- "Mime for a Change"
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:
- "Insect Inside" (storyboard artist)
|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|
|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|