Creator: Lauren Faust

"Cartoons for girls don't have to be a puddle of smooshy, cutesy-wootsy, goody-two-shoeness. Girls like stories with real conflict; girls are smart enough to understand complex plots; girls aren't as easily frightened as everyone seems to think."
Lauren Faust on developing My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic

Lauren Faust is an animator who was born in Annapolis, Maryland. She studied at the California Institute of the Arts (better known as CalArts) and decided to go into the animation industry. Lauren has been known for the preteen girls' Web site Milky Way and the Galaxy Girls, as well as being married to animator Craig McCracken. For a long time now, Lauren has been trying to get strong female leads for animation. Previous projects include The Powerpuff Girls, Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends, and My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic. She was attached to direct the upcoming CGI feature Medusa for Sony Pictures Animation, but left the project in November 2015.

She has a DeviantArt account you can find here. Also a Twitter here. And she uses the tripcodes !5l/hHZnoEA and (on Ponychan) !cdljAQmhl.

No relation to the other Faust, although that just might offer an explanation as to how she found a way to get grown men to like ponies.

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