Craig McCracken (born March 31, 1971 in Charleroi, Pennsylvania) is an animator, writer, storyboard
artist, and director. He is best known for his work on The Powerpuff Girls, Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends, and Wander Over Yonder.


He began work for Hanna-Barbera in 1993 as an art director and storyboard artist for 2 Stupid Dogs. He joined Dexter's Laboratory as a director, art director, model designer, and storyboard artist in 1996 and continued work on the show until its finale in 2003. While working on Dexter's Laboratory, he created The Powerpuff Girls in 1998 and continued work on the show until its finale in 2005.

Craig McCracken's animated cameo as the golfer "McCracken" in the episode "Dad is Disturbed".

Aside from being the creator of the show, he was also an executive producer, writer, and director. In 2004, McCracken created Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends. He was also an executive producer, developer, writer, director, and story editor for the show. He continued work on the show until its finale in 2009.

Craig McCracken married Lauren Faust in 2004. Faust, who worked with Craig on both The Powerpuff Girls and Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends.

Craig McCracken and Lauren Faust co-created Wander Over Yonder in 2013.

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