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There's a lot you can do without words. ---->>>

The storyboard artists job is to plan out shot for shot the whole show, write all the dialog, and decide the mood, action, jokes, pacing, etc of every scene. ---->>>

I'm a geeky toy collector, and to have toys of your own characters is unbelievably cool.

I'm a geeky toy collector, and to have toys of your own characters is unbelievably cool.

Anything you see on the screen was at one point approved by me. ---->>>

But to me what seems to be missing in a lot of portfolios is Cartooning. ---->>>

I started working at Hanna-Barbera in '92 on 2 Stupid Dogs. ---->>>

First, there was 2 Stupid Dogs. Then, Dexter's Laboratory. And now, Powerpuff Girls. There were a lot of little things in between, but those were the main ones. ---->>>

One of the main things I do is focus on ideas and what stories we decide to tell, but probably the biggest part of my job I'd say is working on the storyboards. ---->>>

Yes, it's a prequel. It tells the story about how the girls were born with superpowers, but they weren't necessarily heroes at the beginning of this movie, so the movie is about the events that happen in their life to make them decide to be heroes. ---->>>

I'm hoping that word-of-mouth on the film - people seeing it and liking it - that that will drive more people to the theaters, because I haven't seen the billboards or the posters or anything. ---->>>

So what I do is supervise the boarding process trying to get the shows the way I'd like them to be. And in some cases I've completely redone a board myself even though I'm not credited for it. ---->>>

We chose the actors thru a series of auditions when we started the show. ---->>>

Well, for one thing, the executives in charge at Cartoon Network are cartoon fans. I mean, these are people who grew up loving animation and loving cartoons, and the only difference between them and me is they don't know how to draw. ---->>>

Basicly I'm in charge of all creative aspects of the show. ---->>>

I've been drawing since I was about 3 and I come from a family of artists. ---->>>

Basicly what I had to do was do a 7 minute board and pitch it to a room of big wigs from the network and based on that they determined if I would get a short or not. ---->>>

For a long time I wanted to be a comic strip artist but when I started doing them in my teens they were getting really elaborate with tons of poses and a lot of information. ---->>>

It really just gives you a sense of when you need to have dialogue and when you don't, and if your pictures are telling the story, you don't need to have all this talking. ---->>>

The reason they look the way they do is that the first drawing I did of them was really small so I didn't draw fingers, nose, ears, etc and this drawing had a certain appeal that I really liked. ---->>>

The shows are either 11 or 22 minutes and they move pretty quickly, and that's part of the charm of them - so it was just trying to keep that in mind and keep the energy of the story moving, even though we were dealing with a longer format. ---->>>

I'm always thinking about what I might want to do next, but there's still things I want to do with Powerpuff - so I can keep going with this one for awhile. ---->>>

Biography

Nationality: American
Born: 03-31, 1971
Birthplace: Charleroi, Pennsylvania, U.S.
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Occupation: Artist
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Craig McCracken (born March 31, 1971) 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 Dexter's Laboratory for Cartoon Network (wikipedia)