Craig McCracken, born March 31 1971. Is an American animator and the creator of both The Powerpuff Girls and Fosters home for Imaginary Friends. His last major thing being made in 2009, while his wife has been busy making creatons of her own.


Craig became interested in drawing at an early age. Upon graduating High School he attended the Institute of Arts in California and began his animation skills when he met Genndy Tartakovsky, with whom he occasionally worked with. While at CalArts, he created a short entitled Whoopass Stew!, which would become the basis for The Powerpuff Girls.

In 1993, Craig began to work with Hanna-Barbera Cartoons as an art direction on 2 Stupid Dogs and Dexters Laboratory. Made by Genndy himself. He began producing The Powerpuff Girls, which premiered as a short in 1995 on What a Cartoon!, and full half-hour episodes in 1998.

In 2004, Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends began airing on Cartoon Network. In April 2008, he became executive producer of a new Cartoon Network showcase project called Cartoonstitute. After 15 years of employment, he left Cartoon Network after its switch to more reality based shows. However, as it has recently been going back to cartoons, he may one day return.


  • 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.
  • Both PPG and Fosters have won Emmy's and Annie awards.
  • As he is the creator of the Powerpuff Girls (litteraly speaking) Craig often makes cameo appearences. Along with older Hanna-Barbera cartoon icons. Like Fred Flintstone and George Jetson.
  • Craig has also worked on an episode of Chowder.