John Kricfalusi


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Canadian-born cartoon cartoonist Kricfalusi began his career by working on low end Saturday morning cartoons like The Jetsons (1962) revival and Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids (1972). In 1987, Kricfalusi's mentor, Ralph Bakshi, "saved" him by hiring him as supervising director on his show Mighty Mouse: The New Adventures (1987). The show was ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 2 Primetime Emmys. Another 2 wins & 2 nominations. See more awards »

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Known For

The Ren & Stimpy Show Animation Department
(1991-1996)
Ren & Stimpy 'Adult Party Cartoon' Animation Department
(2003)
Boo Boo Runs Wild Animation Department
(1999)
Mighty Mouse: The New Adventures Animation Department
(1987)

Filmography

Hide Hide Show Show Animation department (52 credits)
 2020 Utopia Means Nowhere (opening title design and animation) (post-production)
 2019 Cans Without Labels (Short) (animation - as John K.) / (layout artist)
 2011-2015 The Simpsons (TV Series) (animator - 2 episodes)
- Treehouse of Horror XXVI (2015) ... (animator: couch gag)
- Bart Stops to Smell the Roosevelts (2011) ... (animator: Couch Gag)
 2014 Miley Cyrus: Bangerz Tour (TV Special) (animator)
 2009 Al's Brain in 3-D (Short) (character designer)
 2008 Tenacious D: The Complete Masterworks 2 (Video) (animator - segment "Classico")
 2006 Class of 3000 (TV Series short) (animator - 1 episode)
- Home (2006) ... (animator)
 2006 Tenacious D in the Pick of Destiny (animator: THX logo sequence)
 2006 Straight Outta Lynwood (Video) (layout artist - segment "Close But No Cigar")
 2004 Ren & Stimpy: In the Beginning (Video documentary short) (character designer)
  Ren & Stimpy 'Adult Party Cartoon' (TV Series) (character designer - 2 episodes, 2003) (animation director - 1 episode, 2003)
- Fire Dogs 2: Part 1 (2003) ... (animation director) / (character designer)
- Man's Best Friend (2003) ... (character designer)
 2002 Boo Boo and the Man (Short) (animator)
 2002 The Jetsons: The Best Son (TV Short) (layout artist - as John K.)
 2001-2002 The Ripping Friends (TV Series) (key animator - 13 episodes)
- The Infernal Wedding (2002) ... (key animator)
- The Man from Next Thursday: Part 2 (2002) ... (key animator)
- The Man from Next Thursday: Part 1 (2002) ... (key animator)
- The Ripping Friends Meet Dr. Jean Poole (2002) ... (key animator)
- Jimmy's Kidnapped (2001) ... (key animator)
 1999 He-Hog the Atomic Pig (TV Movie) (animator)
 1999 A Day in the Life of Ranger Smith (TV Short) (animator) / (background color key) / (character designer) / (layout artist) / (timing director)
 1999 Boo Boo Runs Wild (TV Short) (animator) / (timing director)
 1997 The Goddamn George Liquor Program (TV Series) (animator)
 1994 Ren & Stimpy: Quest for the Shaven Yak (Video Game) (character designer - uncredited)
 1994 The Ren & Stimpy Show: Time Warp (Video Game) (character designer - uncredited)
 1994 The Ren & Stimpy Show: Fire Dogs (Video Game) (character designer - uncredited)
 1993 Ren & Stimpy: Stimpy's Invention (Video Game) (character designer - uncredited)
 1993 The Ren & Stimpy Show: Buckeroo$! (Video Game) (character designer - uncredited)
 1993 The Ren & Stimpy Show: Veediots! (Video Game) (character designer - uncredited)
 1993 Snick Vol. 1: Nick Snicks Friendship (Video) (animation director - segment "The Littlest Giant") / (character designer - segment "The Littlest Giant")
 1993 Snick Vol. 2: Nick Snicks the Family (Video) (character designer - segment "Fake Dad")
  The Ren & Stimpy Show (TV Series) (character designer - 17 episodes, 1991 - 1993) (animation director - 6 episodes, 1991) (animator - 2 episodes, 1992) (additional animator - 1 episode, 1992)
- The Royal Canadian Kilted Yaksmen (1993) ... (character designer)
- A Visit to Anthony (1993) ... (character designer)
- Monkey See, Monkey Don't/Fake Dad (1993) ... (character designer)
- Son of Stimpy (1992) ... (character designer)
 1992 Ren and Stimpy: Space Cadet Adventures (Video Game) (character designer - uncredited)
 1990 Tiny Toon Adventures (TV Series short) (model designer - 1 episode)
- Who Bopped Bugs Bunny? (1990) ... (model designer)
 1990 Big House Blues (Short) (animation - as John K.) / (character designer)
 1989 Troop Beverly Hills (animator: opening titles - uncredited) / (layout artist: opening titles - uncredited)
 1988 The Thing What Lurked in the Tub (Short) (character and background color key assistant)
 1988 Beany and Cecil (TV Series) (character designer - 5 episodes)
- The Courtship of Cecilia (1988) ... (character designer)
- Cecil Meets Clambo/The Golden Menu (1988) ... (character designer)
- The Bad Guy Flu!/D.J.'s Disappearing Act (1988) ... (character designer)
- Radio with a Bite!/The Brotherhood of B.L.E.C.H. (1988) ... (character designer)
- The Framed Freep (1988) ... (character designer)
 1987 Mighty Mouse: The New Adventures (TV Series) (layout artist - 1 episode)
- The Littlest Tramp/Puffy Goes Berserk (1987) ... (layout artist)
 1986 The Flintstone Kids (TV Series) (layout artist - 14 episodes)
- Princess Wilma/The Dino Diet/To Baby or Not to Baby (1986) ... (layout artist - uncredited)
- Curse of the Gemstone Diamond (1986) ... (layout artist - uncredited)
- Bedrock P.I.'s/Mechanical Dog/A Tale of Two Silly (1986) ... (layout artist - uncredited)
- Freddy in the Big House/The Butcher Shop/Grime and Punishment (1986) ... (layout artist - uncredited)
- Poor Little Rich Girl (1986) ... (layout artist - uncredited)
  The Jetsons (TV Series) (layout artist - 8 episodes, 1985) (layout supervisor - 6 episodes, 1985)
- A Jetson Christmas Carol (1985) ... (layout artist)
- Judy's Elopement (1985) ... (layout supervisor)
- Boy George (1985) ... (layout supervisor)
- Grandpa and the Galactic Golddigger (1985) ... (layout supervisor)
- Haunted Halloween (1985) ... (layout artist)
 1984 Heathcliff & the Catillac Cats (TV Series short) (assistant character designer - 65 episodes)
- Star or Tomeow-meow/Soccer Anyone? (1984) ... (assistant character designer)
- The Home Wrecker/In Search of Catlantis (1984) ... (assistant character designer)
- Raiders of the Lost Cat/Mungo Lays an Egg (1984) ... (assistant character designer)
- Claws/Hector the Detector (1984) ... (assistant character designer)
- Momma's Back in Town/Trash Dance (1984) ... (assistant character designer)
 1983-1984 Alvin & the Chipmunks (TV Series short) (character designer - 26 episodes)
- Hat Today Gone Tomorrow/Snow Wrong (1984) ... (character designer)
- Guardian Chipmunks/Carsick (1984) ... (character designer)
- New, Improved Simon/The Greatest Show-Offs on Earth (1984) ... (character designer)
- Maids in Japan/My Fair Chipette (1984) ... (character designer)
- The Gang's All Here/Snow Job (1984) ... (character designer)
 1984 The Smurfs (TV Series) (character designer - 26 episodes)
- Smurfiplication/Gargamel's Miss-Fortune (1984) ... (character designer)
- Smurfing for Ghosts/The Gargoyle of Quarrel Castle (1984) ... (character designer)
- The Patchwork Bear/Hefty and the Wheelsmurfer (1984) ... (character designer)
- Monster Smurfs/The Bad Place (1984) ... (character designer)
 1984 Snorks (TV Series) (layout artist - 2 episodes)
- Junior's Secret/The Big Scoop (1984) ... (layout artist)
- Journey to the Source/Vandal Scandal (1984) ... (layout artist)
 1982 Ri¢hie Ri¢h (TV Series) (layout artist - 1982)
 1982 Pac-Man (TV Series) (layout artist - 13 episodes)
- Nighty Nightmares/The Pac-Mummy (1982) ... (layout artist)
- A Bad Case of the Chomps/Goo-Goo at the Zoo (1982) ... (layout artist)
- Chomp-Out at the O.K. Corral/Once Upon a Chomp (1982) ... (layout artist)
- The Abominable Pac-Man/The Bionic Pac-Woman (1982) ... (layout artist)
 1982 The Smurfs Christmas Special (TV Short) (layout artist)
 1982 Hey Good Lookin' (animator - uncredited)
 1982 Laverne & Shirley with Special Guest Star the Fonz (TV Series) (layout artist - 1982)
 1982 Mork & Mindy/Laverne & Shirley/Fonz Hour (TV Series) (layout artist - 1982)
 1982 The Little Rascals (TV Series) (layout artist - 1 episode)
- Rascals' Revenge (1982) ... (layout artist)
 1981-1982 Laverne & Shirley in the Army (TV Series) (layout artist - 13 episodes)
- Super Duper Trooper (1982) ... (layout artist)
- The Dark Knight (1981) ... (layout artist)
- Tokyo-Ho, Ho (1981) ... (layout artist)
- Meanie Genie (1981) ... (layout artist)
- Super Wacs (1981) ... (layout artist)
 1981 Ted Bakes One (Short) (animator)
 1981 Super Friends (TV Series) (layout artist - 2 episodes)
- Mxyzptlk's Flick/Sink Hole/Alien Mummy (1981) ... (layout artist)
 1981 American Pop (animator - uncredited)
 1980 The Tom and Jerry Comedy Show (TV Series) (layout artist - 1980, uncredited)
Show Show Writer (31 credits)
Show Show Art department (19 credits)
Show Show Producer (20 credits)
Show Show Director (24 credits)
Show Show Music department (2 credits)
Show Show Actor (14 credits)
Show Show Miscellaneous Crew (6 credits)
Show Show Soundtrack (9 credits)
Show Show Sound department (2 credits)
Show Show Art director (1 credit)
Show Show Thanks (7 credits)
Show Show Self (15 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (4 credits)

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Other Works:

Animator and voice of George Liquor for a UFC commercial starring Hank Hill from King of the Hill and George Liquor. See more »


Alternate Names:

John K | John K. | John Krisfaloosy | Raymond Spum

Height:

5' 11" (1.8 m)
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

I can tell you I know from 20 years of experience that very few animators can draw natural expressions or draw in different styles. Disney animators draw Disney expressions and animate Disney gestures. I used some Disney animators or Cal Arts animators on various projects-including The Ren & Stimpy Show (1991) and they just couldn't draw the characters. They kept turning them into Disney/Cal ... See more »

Trivia:

His mentor was animation pioneer Ralph Bakshi who employed John K. for his TV venture Mighty Mouse: The New Adventures (1987). In return, John had Bakshi play the voice of the angry fire chief on John's own TV venture Ren & Stimpy 'Adult Party Cartoon' (2003). See more »

Trademark:

Almost always has his cartoons set in a retro or modern retro era See more »

Nickname:

John K. See more »

Star Sign:

Virgo

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