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Lauren Faust
Birth Name:
Lauren Faust
Gender:   Female
Date of birth:
July 25, 1974 (age 40)
Place of birth:
Annapolis, Maryland
Story Editor

Lauren Faust is an American animator who is best known for being the creator of the popular animated series My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic. She also worked as a story artist since Season 3 of The Powerpuff Girls, and was the head writer for Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends. She worked on her husband Craig McCracken's TV show Wander Over Yonder as a co-producer and story editor for a year and a half before moving on to develop other stuff.[1]


Faust's early career focused on animated feature films, such as working on Cats Don't DanceQuest for Camelot, and The Iron Giant as an animator. She shifted to television animation in the 2000s, working on The Powerpuff GirlsFoster's Home for Imaginary FriendsMy Little Pony: Friendship Is MagicSuper Best Friends Forever,[4] and Wander Over Yonder. She is the creator and developer of the toy line Milky Way and the Galaxy Girls.

She left Wander at the end of the first season to direct her first animated feature film based on the mythical figure of Medusa.


Faust received a 2008 Emmy Award for her work on Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends and has received a total of four Emmy nominations (two for Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends and two for her work on the Powerpuff Girls), and one Annie nomination for her work on Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends.[5]

Lauren Faust at San Diego Comic Con


Faust worked with Hasbro  to develop the company's My Little Pony property, resulting in the series My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic. The series proved to be not only a major success with the primary young female audience, but it also gained a significant adult and teen male following popularly known as "bronies."[6] Faust announced that she had stepped down from her position as Executive Producer to Consulting Producer on May 8, 2011 after the first season finale of My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic, and that her contribution to the show lessened after the first season and ceased after the second season. However, she continues her involvement with the fandom in a peripheral way with her participation in the upcoming film,Bronies: The Extremely Unexpected Adult Fans of My Little Pony, which explores the phenomenon.

Personal life

Faust is married to Craig McCracken, creator of The Powerpuff GirlsFoster's Home for Imaginary Friends, and Wander Over Yonder.[7]

Episodes she wrote

Episodes she directed



Year Title Role
1994 Home, Honey, I'm High voice
1997 Cats Don't Dance animator – "Sawyer"
1998 Quest for Camelot animator – United States
1999 The Iron Giant animator
2002 The Powerpuff Girls Movie writer


Year Title Role
1995 The Maxx character layout artist
2001 Codename: Kids Next Door walk cycles

Episode: No P in the OOL

2001–2004 The Powerpuff Girls storyboard artist, writer, director, supervising director
2004–2009 Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends developer, supervising producer, writer, story, story supervisor, storyboard artist, character designer, animation director, story editor
2010–2011 My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic creator, developer, executive producer, writer, storyboard artist, character designer, creative director (Season 1)

consulting producer (Season 2)

2012 Super Best Friends Forever creator, director, writer, storyboard artist, producer
2013–present Wander Over Yonder[8] co-producer, story editor