Top Ten Best Cartoon Creators


The Top Ten

1 Matt Groening Matt Groening Matthew Abram "Matt" Groening is an American cartoonist, writer, producer, animator, and voice actor best known for creating the famous television shows, The Simpsons and Futurama.

Seth MacFarlane at number 1 is a joke, if anything he is the WORST cartoon creator - 445956

Creator of The Simpsons and Futurama. - phillysports

2 Pendleton Ward Pendleton Ward Pendleton "Pen" Ward is an American animator, screenwriter, producer, and voice actor who works for Cartoon Network Studios and Frederator Studios. He created the Emmy Award-winning series Adventure Time and the internet series Bravest Warriors.

Creator of Adventure Time and Bravest Warriors. - phillysports

3 Seth MacFarlane Seth MacFarlane Seth Woodbury MacFarlane is an American television producer, filmmaker, actor, and singer, working primarily in animation and comedy, as well as live-action and other genres.

Creator of Family Guy, American Dad, and The Cleveland Show. - phillysports

4 Stephen Hillenburg Stephen Hillenburg Stephen McDannell Hillenburg is an American marine biologist, cartoonist, animator, director, producer, writer, and voice actor, who is best known for creating the Nickelodeon animated television series SpongeBob SquarePants.

Creator of SpongeBob SquarePants. - phillysports

Steve Hillenburg is one of my all-time favorite cartoonists! Seth MacFarlane got nothing on Stephen Hillenburg! Thank you for SpongeBob, Mr. Hillenburg! - Svampbob164

5 Alex Hirsch Alex Hirsch Alexander Robert "Alex" Hirsch is an American animator, storyboard artist, voice actor, and television producer. He is best known as the creator of the Disney XD animated television series Gravity Falls, where he voices some of the characters.

Young genius, and voices so many different people as well! He is truly gifted. Gravity Falls is incredible! - keycha1n

Creator of Gravity Falls. - phillysports

Gravity falls is amazing!

6 J. G Quintel

Creator of Regular Show. - phillysports

Regular Show rocks!

Alex hirsch deserves to be number 2 while J.G Quintel diserves number 3.Regular show was an absolute master piece

Dude! The best.

7 Rebecca Sugar Rebecca Sugar Rebecca Rea Sugar is a Jewish American animator, composer and director. She is best known for creating the Cartoon Network series Steven Universe, which has made her the first woman to independently create a series for the network.

She made Steven Universe, a great show

Rebecca Sugar helped writing intense and serious lines in Adventure Time. And now, she created her own show, Steven Universe!
Her show interacts perfectly with characters, and has a theme with a deep depth.


8 Craig McCracken Craig McCracken Craig McCracken is an American animator, director and producer. He is best known for creating the Emmy-winning animated series The Powerpuff Girls and Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends for Cartoon Network, as well as writing and storyboarding for Oscar's Oasis and Dexter's Laboratory in Kids' WB. more.

Creator of The Powerpuff Girls and Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends. - ModernSpongeBobSucks

9 Thurop Van Orman

Creator of The Marvelous Misadventures of Flapjack. - phillysports

10 Daron Nefcy Daron Nefcy

Created Star Vs the Force of Evil

The Newcomers

? James Rallison (Odd1sout)

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? John R. Dilworth John R. Dilworth Jonathan "John" Robert Dilworth, a.k.a. "Dilly", is an American animator, director and actor. He is best known as the producer, director, writer, and creator of the animated television series Courage the Cowardly Dog.

The Contenders

11 Jeff Marsh
12 Dan Povenmire Dan Povenmire Daniel Kingsley "Dan" Povenmire is an American television director, writer, producer, storyboard artist, and voice actor associated with several animated television series, best known as the co-creator of the Disney animated series Phineas and Ferb in which he also voiced the show's villain, Heinz Doofenshmirtz. more.

Co-Creator of Phineas & Ferb.

13 Butch Hartman Butch Hartman Elmer Earl Hartman IV, better known as Butch Hartman, is an American animator, writer, director, producer, illustrator and actor, best known for creating the Nickelodeon shows The Fairly OddParents, Danny Phantom, T.U.F.F. Puppy, and Bunsen Is a Beast.

Creator of Danny Phantom, Fairly Odd Parents, Tuff Puppy and Benson is a beast

This guy's just awesome. Without his cartoons, Nick would have been quite... empty

14 Genndy Tartakovsky Genndy Tartakovsky Genndy Tartakovsky is a Russian American animator, director, writer and producer. He is best known for creating the Cartoon Network animated television series Dexter's Laboratory, Samurai Jack and Star Wars: Clone Wars, and co-creating Sym-Bionic Titan. In 2011, Tartakovsky joined Sony Pictures Animation, more.

Creator Of Dexter's Laboratory, Samurai Jack, The Original Clone Wars, Sym-Biotic Titan, And The Hotel Transylvania Franchise - JPK

Definitely one of the most serious cartoonists of all time

Creator of Dexter's Laboratory, Samurai Jack, and Star Wars: Clone Wars. Not to mention he co-created Sym-Bionic Titan. - ModernSpongeBobSucks

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15 Lauren Faust Lauren Faust Lauren Johanna Faust is an American animator, screenwriter, director, and producer, best known for developing Hasbro's animated television series My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic, as well as working frequently with her husband Craig McCracken.

Created My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic - JPK

16 Tex Avery
17 Rob Renzetti Rob Renzetti
18 Trey Parker Trey Parker

The almost entire South Park series, written and directed all by himself, one episode per week. The fact that he's not above even Seth McFarlane (who does absolutely nothing on Family Guy aside from the voices) means this list is BS. - pro_translator

19 William Hanna William Hanna
20 Joseph Barbera Joseph Barbera
21 Ben Bocquelet Ben Bocquelet Benjamin "Ben" Bocquelet is a French-British animator, director, writer, and producer. He is best known as the creator of The Amazing World of Gumball of which he also co-writes alongside James Lamont and Jon Foster.

Creator of The Amazing World of Gumball.

Creator of my favorite show. - AliciaMae

22 Danny Antonucci Danny Antonucci Daniel Edward "Danny" Antonucci is a Canadian animator, director, producer, and writer. He is known for creating the Cartoon Network animated comedy series Ed, Edd n Eddy. He also created Lupo the Butcher, Cartoon Sushi, and The Brothers Grunt.

Creator of Ed, Edd n Eddy. - ModernSpongeBobSucks

Sadly, he also made The Brothers Grunt, the show that is childishly gross and something Nickelodeon could get away with. Viacom in a nutshell.

23 Craig Bartlett Craig Bartlett Craig Michael Bartlett is an American animator best known for writing for Rugrats and creating the television series Hey Arnold! and Dinosaur Train. He also voiced various recurring characters in Hey Arnold!

Creater of Hey Arnold! (and the Cynthia doll from Rugrats, lol)

24 Bob Clampett Bob Clampett Robert Emerson "Bob" Clampett was an American animator, producer, director, and puppeteer best known for his work on the Looney Tunes animated series from Warner Bros., and the television shows Time for Beany and Beany and Cecil.
25 Jhonen Vasquez Jhonen Vasquez Jhonen C. Vasquez is an American comic book writer, cartoonist and music video director. He is best known for creating the comic book Johnny the Homicidal Maniac, with its spin-off comics Squee! and I Feel Sick, and the Nickelodeon animated series Invader Zim.

Creator of Invader Zim. - ModernSpongeBobSucks

26 Justin Roiland
27 Dan Harmon
28 Daniel Chong Daniel Chong
29 Aaron Springer Aaron Springer Aaron Springer (born September 5, 1973) is an American cartoon director and storyboard artist. He is best known for his work on the Nickelodeon animated series SpongeBob SquarePants. Springer has collaborated with various animation veterans such as Genndy Tartakovsky, Paul Rudish, Rumen Petkov, Stephen more.

Glen Murakami is the creator of Teen Titans.He won an emmy for Batman.Where is he? Why did you put Aaron Springer,the dude that has just collaborated with other big names to make cartoons.Are you disrespecting asian people?

30 David Feiss David Feiss
31 Chuck Jones
32 Maxwell Atoms Maxwell Atoms Maxwell Atoms is an American animator, screenwriter and voice actor. Atoms was best known as the creator of Cartoon Network's The Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy franchise.

Creator of The Grim Adventures of Billy and Mandy, Evil Con Carne, and Underfist. - ModernSpongeBobSucks

33 Thomas Astruc
34 Chris Savino Chris Savino Christopher Mason "Chris" Savino (born October 2, 1971 in Royal Oak, Michigan) is an American animator, writer, producer, director, and storyboard artist. He is best known as the creator of The Loud House on Nickelodeon.
35 C.H. Greenblatt C.H. Greenblatt Carl Harvey "C. H." Greenblatt is an American cartoon screenwriter, producer, and storyboard artist. He has worked on the hit TV series SpongeBob SquarePants, and on the Cartoon Network's series The Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy and Evil Con Carne. He is best known as the creator of Chowder, as well more.
36 Joe Murray Joe Murray Joseph David "Joe" Murray is an American animator, writer, illustrator, producer, director, and voice actor, best known as the creator of the Nickelodeon animated series Rocko's Modern Life and the Cartoon Network animated series Camp Lazlo.
37 Amy Winfrey Amy Winfrey
38 Akira Toriyama

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Top Remixes

1. William Hanna
2. Joseph Barbera
3. Tex Avery
1. Seth MacFarlane
2. Matt Groening
3. Pendleton Ward
1. Daron Nefcy
2. Craig McCracken
3. Alex Hirsch


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