1 Stephen Hillenburg
Stephen McDannell Hillenburg was an American cartoonist, animator, director, producer, writer, voice actor, and marine biologist who was best known for creating the Nickelodeon animated television series SpongeBob SquarePants. He also contributed to Rocko's Modern Life as a director and producer. ...read more.
Former marine biologist and creator of Nickelodeons greatest legend: sponge bob square pants!
He created a cartoon that would become well-known. Sadly, he passed away.
That's a legend
2 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. ...read more.
He gave us Original Powerpuff Girls, Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends, and Wander Over Yonder!
3 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, ...read more.
Gotta get back. Back to the past. Samurai Jack.
4 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.
Alex just plain awesome. He's created wonderful characters, has a great sense of humor, and managed to create a cartoon enjoyable for literally anyone.
I love Gravity Falls, so I'm picking Hirsch as my favorite writer (after all, he did wrote all episodes except two episodes)
5 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.
6 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.
7 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.
8 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.
9 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.
Genius. Thanks for Billy & Mandy.
10 Joseph Barbera
11 J. G. Quintel
12 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 ...read more.
One of the best writers of SpongeBob. I love his writing and drawings in those episodes (although he did everyone's least favorite pre-movie episode, I'm with Stupid). I enjoyed every show he worked on except Fish Hooks. Chowder is good and is certainly the best show on Cartoon Network during its dark age (although its wasn't my favorite because of the flaws). Harvey Beaks is better.
While Chowder was pretty bad, the rest of the shows he worked on were great! Harvey Beaks is second best only to Star vs. The Forces of Evil as best 2015 cartoon
An amazing writer/storyboard artist! He's the reason I want to become a writer/board artist myself in the future.
He did an amazing job with SpongeBob and Billy & Mandy. I always liked him. One of the best cartoonist ever.
13 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.
The mastermind and stellar songwriter behind Steven Universe. Need I say more?
This is the person behind some of Adventure Time's best moments.
When she quit Adventure Time, everything went down the drain.
She made the masterpiece Steven Universe and wrote for Adventure Time
14 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.
The guy who created the Simpsons. A well-known cartoon family watched by millions every year.
The Simpsons is awesome.
15 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.
He's my favorite!
16 Tom Ruegger
17 Kent Osborne
18 Daron Nefcy
19 Paul Tibbitt
Paul Harrison Tibbitt is an American animator, television producer, writer, storyboard artist, songwriter, and voice actor, best known for working on the animated series SpongeBob SquarePants.
20 Daniel Chong
21 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.
22 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. ...read more.
There were hardly any bad episodes of Phineas and Ferb written, and it looks like Milo Murphy's Law will follow suit.
23 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!
I enjoy everything he's worked on.
24 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 ...read more.
Amazing writer! He wrote Band Geeks, The Krusty Krab Training Video, Have You Seen This Snail, and even directed many Gravity Falls episodes. Sure, he's written some bad new Spongebob episodes, but his season 2-3 gold definitely makes up for it.
25 John Kricfalusi
Michael John Kricfalusi /ˌkrɪsfəˈluːsi/, better known as John K., is a Canadian animator, voice actor, producer, writer, and director best known for creating The Ren & Stimpy Show and founding the animation company Spümcø.