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.
He passed away on November 26, 2018 due to complications from ALS.
Steve Hillenburg is one of my all-time favorite cartoonists! Seth MacFarlane got nothing on Stephen Hillenburg! Thank you for SpongeBob, Mr. Hillenburg!
Stephen Hillenburg is the best creator that ever lived and no one will change that.
2 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, where he directed his feature film debut, Hotel Transylvania, and its sequel, Hotel Transylvania 2.
Creator of Dexter's Laboratory, Samurai Jack, and Star Wars: Clone Wars. Not to mention he co-created Sym-Bionic Titan.
3 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.
4 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.
Should be number 1
5 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.
6 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 voiced some of the characters.
Young genius, and voices so many different people as well! He is truly gifted. Gravity Falls is incredible!
Gravity falls is amazing!
He's a cool guy
7 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.
8 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.
9 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. His newest series, Wander Over Yonder, premiered on Disney Channel on August 16, 2013. He has been married to fellow animator Lauren Faust since 2004.
This man created Powerpuff Girls, one of the greatest Cartoon Network shows of all time, Foster's Home For Imaginary Friends, an amazing show that proved Flash cartoons aren't all cheaply produced Canadian rubbish, and Wander Over Yonder, a great cartoon that sadly got cut short. Foster's and Wander Over Yonder were some of my favorite shows to watch as a kid, and I'd like to thank Craig for creating them. He's also currently making a new show called Kid Cosmic on Netflix, which I have yet to watch, but I've heard great things about. Bottom line, Craig McCracken is a creative genius and deserves to be treated better, especially since Powerpuff Girls already got a terrible reboot, and is now getting a possibly even worse live-action reboot on The CW.
Creator of The Powerpuff Girls and Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends.
10 J.G. Quintel
James Garland "J. G." Quintel is an American animator, television writer, voice actor, and director. He is the creator of the hit Cartoon Network series Regular Show, in which he also voices the characters Mordecai and High Five Ghost.
11 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.
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.
She created my second favourite show!
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 as Harvey Beaks.
13 Walt Disney
Walter Elias Disney (December 5, 1901 – December 15, 1966) was an American animator, film producer and entrepreneur. A pioneer of the American animation industry, he introduced several developments in the production of cartoons. As a film producer, he holds the record for most Academy Awards earned and nominations by an individual, having won 22 Oscars from 59 nominations. He was presented with two Golden Globe Special Achievement Awards and an Emmy Award, among other honors. Several of his films are included in the National Film Registry by the Library of Congress. Disney was the first person to be nominated for Academy Awards in six different categories, a record he shares with Alfonso Cuaron ...read more.
14 Chuck Jones
15 Vivienne Medrano
16 Daron Nefcy
17 Thurop Van Orman
18 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.
19 Jeff Marsh
20 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.
Butch Hartman has created 4 shows and is till continuing to develop more shows for his own network the shears effort that goes behind this is insane.
This guy's just awesome. Without his cartoons, Nick would have been quite... empty
21 William Hanna
22 Joseph Barbera
23 Michael Dante DiMartino
Michael Dante DiMartino is an American animation director best known as the co-creator, executive producer, and story editor of the animated TV series Avatar: The Last Airbender and The Legend of Korra, both on Nickelodeon.
24 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 my favorite show.
25 Trey Parker
Randolph Severn "Trey" Parker III is an American animator, director, producer, screenwriter, actor, and composer.
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.
I love his show South Park and his main character in it.