Craig McCracken biography
Date of Birth: 1971
A natural artist, McCracken began drawing and creating animated characters
as early as age three.
While watching episodes of Tintin, Flaming Carrot, Buckaroo Banzai and the 1960's Batman show, he decided he wanted to draw cartoons and years later he entered Cal Arts in Los Angeles to study animation.
During his studies, he created his most famous characters, The Powerpuff
Girls, though back then they were called Whoopass Girls.
graduation, McCracken began working on a number of cartoons for the Cartoon
Network, including Dexter's Laboratory (created by a fellow classmate),
Justice Friends, Dial M for Monkey, 2 Stupid Dogs and The Powerpuff Girls. He has also created and directed the short animated films No Neck Joe and Whoopass Stew! for Spike and Mike's Festival of Animation.
With the popularity of The Powerpuff Girls on the rise, McCracken was
offered the opportunity to make a feature length film on the little
In 2002 he released his first full length feature for which he
wrote, directed and worked on the storyboard.
The Powerpuff Girls Movie (2002)
No Neck Joe (1997)
Whoopass Stew! (1992)
Craig McCracken Filmography