Lauren Faust is a well known American animator. She worked as the Co-Producer and Story Editor on

Wander Over Yonder's first season before moving on to other projects. She is married to Wander Over Yonder's Creator, Craig McCracken. She is best known for developing Hasbro's My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic. She was also a Story Artist from Season 3 onward of the original Powerpuff Girls and the Head Writer for Foster's Home For Imaginary Friends.

Personal Life

Faust was born on July 25th, 1974. She is married to Craig McCracken, creator of The Powerpuff GirlsFoster's Home for Imaginary Friends, and Wander Over Yonder. They met while they were working on the third season of The Powerpuff Girls. Faust has worked with her husband on all of his shows. She considers herself to be a feminist.


Lauren Faust attended the California Institute of Arts from 1992 to 1994, working as a layout artist at Rough Draft Studios. She then worked as an animator at Turner Feature Animation for two years and then as an animator for Warner Bros. Feature Animation for two years. Faust started working at Cartoon Network Studios in 1999. She worked as a storyboard artist and writer at Cartoon Network Studios for four years and then as a supervising producer and story supervisor.

Faust's early career focused on animated feature films, 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, and Wander Over Yonder. She is also the creator and developer of the toy line Milky Way and the Galaxy Girls.

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 a major success not only with the primary young audience, but also significantly among adults and teenagers. [1]


Episodes she wrote

Season 1

  • The Picnic (Story)
  • The Egg
  • The Fugitives
  • The Good Deed (Story)
  • The Prisoner
  • The Bad Guy (Story)
  • The Troll
  • The Box (Story)
  • The Hat
  • The Little Guy
  • The Ball (Story)
  • The Bounty (Story)
  • The Hero (Story)
  • The Birthday Boy (Story)
  • The Nice Guy (Story)
  • The Time Bomb (Story)
  • The Tourist (Story)
  • The Day (Story)
  • The Night (Story)
  • The Lonely Planet (Story)
  • The Brainstorm (Story)
  • The Toddler (Story)
  • The Fancy Party (Story)
  • The Epic Quest Of Unfathomable Difficulty (Story)
  • The Void (Story)
  • The Party Animal (Story)
  • The Gift 2: The Giftening (Story)
  • The Date (Story)
  • The Buddies (Story)
  • The Liar
  • The Stray (Story)
  • The Big Job (Story)
  • The Helper (Story)
  • The Funk (Story)
  • The Enemies (Story)
  • The Rider (Story)
  • The Gift (Story)



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
2013 My Little Pony: Equestria Girls Received a credit in the film as "Series Developer"
2013 Bronies: The Extremely Unexpected Adult Fans of My Little Pony Executive Producer, Herself
2014 My Little Pony: Equestria Girls - Rainbow Rocks Received a credit in the film as "Series Developer"
2015 My Little Pony: Equestria Girls - Friendship Games Received a credit in the film as "Series Developer"
2015 The Iron Giant: Signature Edition Animator
2016 Open Season: Scared Silly Special Thanks


Year Title Role
1995 The Maxx Character Layout Artist
2001 Codename: Kids Next Door

Walk Cycles

Episode: No P in the OOL

2001 - 2005 The Powerpuff Girls Storyboard Artist, Writer, Director, Supervising Director
2004 - 2009 Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends Developer, Supervising Producer (Seasons 3-4), Writer, Story, Story Supervisor, Storyboard Artist, Character Designer, Animation Director, Story Editor
2010 - 2012 My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic

Creator, Developed for Television by

Season 1: Executive Producer, Writer, Character Designer, Creative Director

Season 2: Executive Producer on The Return Of Harmony, Consulting Producer

Season 3: Received a "Developed for Television By" Credit

2012 Super Best Friends Forever Creator, Director, Writer, Storyboard Artist, Producer
2013 Wander Over Yonder Developer, Co-Producer, Story Editor, Writer, Director, Character Designer

Video Games

Year Title Role
2017 Them's Fightin' Herds Developer

Social Media

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