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 new 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.
Faust's early career focused on animated feature films, such as working on Cats Don't Dance, Quest for Camelot, and The Iron Giant as an animator. She shifted to television animation in the 2000s, working on The Powerpuff Girls, Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends, My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic, Super Best Friends Forever, and Wander Over Yonder which is scheduled to begin airing in Summer 2013. She is the creator and developer of the toy line Milky Way and the Galaxy Girls.
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.
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." 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.
|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|
|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||co-producer, story editor|