Team Spümcø / John Kricfalusi / John K. Enterprises

by nyangorilla70258 | created - 06 Sep 2019 | updated - 5 months ago | Public

Creatives of the historically ground-breaking Canadian-American cartoon studio, who created the ground-breaking cartoon, The Ren & Stimpy Show, that changed television animation (and animation as a whole) forever: Spümcø. Originally a toy company; this breeding ground for many of Burbank's (and Canada's) finest artists is founded by (1) the controversial, abusive megalomaniac John Kricfalusi, (2) Jim Smith and (3) Bob Camp.

Their production staff and creatives went on to be part of the most popular Western/American animation ever made, even with Disney Television Animation, Nickelodeon, DreamWorks / Big Idea, Reel FX, Pixar, Nelvana, 9 Story, and of course Cartoon Network Studios / Hanna-Barbera / Warner Bros. Animation, thus despite the controversial reputations of John K. and alum Chris Savino.

This list includes people who worked either on Ren & Stimpy outside of Spümcø (i.e. Games Animations and Nick Animation) or for John K. before and after Spümcø. Applicable cartoons include "Cans with out Labels", "Utopia Means Nowhere", "Beany & Cecil", "The Simpsons", and commercials for Stussy and Comcast. "The George Liquor Program" may be in production for Roku, so the new artists involved are not considered Spümcø creatives, although Gabe Del Valle intended to reboot/revive the company with John K. as Spümtwø until he began work on Mighty Magiswords. Since Gabe called John a monster due to the harassment, this's unlikely.

1. John Kricfalusi

Animation_department | The Ren & Stimpy Show

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...

Controversial (for being abusive, abusive and toxic), Under-loved/Over-hated Founder, Creator of The Ren & Stimpy Show, Animator, Musician, Character Designer, Storyboard Artist, Layout Artist, Voice Actor

2. Bob Camp

Art_department | The Ren & Stimpy Show

Bob Camp is an American animator, writer, cartoonist and storyboard artist who is known for his work on The Ren & Stimpy Show. He also did animation for Evil Con Carne, SpongeBob SquarePants, Osmosis Jones, Thundercats, How the Grinch Stole Christmas, Robots, Jackie Chan Adventures, Scooby-Doo and ...

Founder, Director, Character Designer, Background Artist, Storyboards, Writer. Personally his work for Ren & Stimpy from Season 3 onward doesn't appeal to me (the guy who made this list) as much or feel as true to the show, and Bob Camp may be known for being toxic in the toon biz himself.

3. Jim Smith

Art_department | The Ren & Stimpy Show

Jim Smith is known for The Ren & Stimpy Show (1991), Samurai Jack (2001) and The Flintstones (1994).

Founder, Character Designer, Art Director, Background Design, Layout, Storyboard Artist, Musician, Co-Creator of The Ripping Friends

4. Tom Owens

Animation_department | How to Train Your Dragon

Tom Owens is known for How to Train Your Dragon (2010), Monsters vs. Aliens (2009) and Kung Fu Panda (2008).

Layout Artist at DiC on the Beany and Cecil reboot (and on Games Animations episodes of Ren & Stimpy)

5. Chris Reccardi

Animation_department | The Ren & Stimpy Show

Christopher Joseph Reccardi was an American animator, writer, director and storyboard artist who is known for The Ren & Stimpy Show, SpongeBob SquarePants and the failed pilot The Modifyers. He also worked on Samurai Jack, The Powerpuff Girls, Tiny Toon Adventures, The Haunted World of El ...

Storyboard Artist, Character Design, Musician, Layout

6. Lynne Naylor

Animation_department | The Ren & Stimpy Show

Lynne Naylor is a Canadian animator, character designer and writer who is known for The Ren & Stimpy Show, The Mighty Ones, the failed pilot The Modifyers, Hi Hi Puffy AmiYumi, Animaniacs, Samurai Jack, SpongeBob SquarePants, Batman: The Animated Series and My Life as a Teenage Robot. She was ...

Storyboard Artist, Character Design

7. Don Shank

Art_department | Samurai Jack

Don Shank is known for Samurai Jack (2001), The Powerpuff Girls (1998) and Luca (2021).


8. Chris Savino

Producer | The Powerpuff Girls

Christopher Mason Savino is an American animator, writer and director who is known for creating The Loud House for Nickelodeon. He also worked on episodes of Dexter's Laboratory, The Powerpuff Girls, The Ren & Stimpy Show, My Gym Partner's A Monkey and My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic. He was ...


9. Vincent Waller

Art_department | SpongeBob SquarePants

Vincent Waller was born on September 30, 1960 in Texas, USA. He is known for SpongeBob SquarePants (1999), The Ren & Stimpy Show (1991) and Looney Tunes: Back in Action (2003). He has been married to Pin since February 19, 2019.

Layout, Character Design, Writer, Director

Director's Assistant

11. Richard Pursel

Writer | The Ren & Stimpy Show

Richard Pursel was born on September 17, 1964 in Lincoln, Nebraska, USA. He is known for The Ren & Stimpy Show (1991), Cow and Chicken (1997) and Weekend Pussy Hunt (2000). He has been married to Lindsay Pursel since 2003. They have one child.

Director's Assistant, Writer, Storyboard

12. Carey Yost

Art_department | The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part

Carey Yost was born on December 30, 1968 in San Francisco, California, USA. He is known for The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part (2019), The Lego Ninjago Movie (2017) and Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs (2009).

Layout, Assistant Animator

13. Charlie Bean

Director | Lady and the Tramp

Charlie Bean was born on August 10, 1970 in Los Angeles, California, USA. He is known for Lady and the Tramp (2019), The Lego Ninjago Movie (2017) and TRON: Uprising (2012).


14. Stephen DeStefano

Art_department | Primal

Stephen DeStefano is a graphic and digital artist who is employed by Walt Disney Television Studios Production Company. He has gained notoriety through his efforts as a character designer and storyboard artist on various movies and television series. His notable efforts include The Ren & Stimpy ...

Layout Assistant, Background Design

15. Mr. Lawrence

Actor | SpongeBob SquarePants

Douglas Lawrence Osowski (born January 1, 1969), known professionally as Mr. Lawrence, is an American voice actor, writer, and animator. He is best known for his work on the Nickelodeon TV series SpongeBob SquarePants (1999), in which he voices the character Plankton (among others) and has also ...

Layout Assistant

16. Larry Murphy

Animation_department | The Loud House

Production Assistant, Background Design

17. Scott Wills

Art_director | Samurai Jack

Scott Wills is known for Samurai Jack (2001), Primal (2019) and Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation (2018).

Background Paint, Background Color

18. Henry Porch

Music_department | The Ren & Stimpy Show

Henry Porch is known for The Ren & Stimpy Show (1991), Weekend Pussy Hunt (2000) and Boo Boo Runs Wild (1999).

Sound Editor, Dialogue Recording Engineer, Sound Coordinator. Deceased as of July 9th, 2021 A.D. according to Thad K. and Stephen Worth.

19. Stephen Worth

Sound_department | Boo Boo Runs Wild

Stephen Worth was born on May 2, 1959 in Glendale, California, USA. He is known for Boo Boo Runs Wild (1999), Cool World (1992) and Bravest Warriors (2012).

Sound Editor, Dialogue Recording Engineer, Production

Layout, Inking

21. Nick Cross

Animation_department | The Waif of Persephone

Nick Cross is known for The Waif of Persephone (2006), Yellow Cake (2010) and Tome of the Unknown (2013). He has been married to Marlo Meekins since October 1, 2009.

Art Director, Storyboard, Character Design, Layout

22. Gabe Swarr

Producer | Animaniacs

Gabe Swarr was born on September 10, 1975 in Manheim, Pennsylvania, USA. He is known for Animaniacs (2020), Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness (2011) and El Tigre: The Adventures of Manny Rivera (2007).

Animator, Assistant, Assistant Director, Flash Animation Director

23. Robyn Byrd

Animation_department | Weekend Pussy Hunt

Robyn Byrd is known for Weekend Pussy Hunt (2000), Boo Boo and the Man (2002) and The Ripping Friends (2001).

Storyboards, Animator, Flash Animation, Writer

24. Robertryan Cory

Animation_department | Space Jam

Robertryan Cory was born on October 15, 1979 in the USA. He is known for Space Jam (1996), Looney Tunes: Back in Action (2003) and Secret Mountain Fort Awesome (2007).


25. Eric Bauza

Actor | Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

Eric Adrian Bauza is a Canadian-American voice actor from Scarborough, Toronto who is known for being one of Mel Blanc's successors for Looney Tunes characters such as Bugs Bunny and Daffy Duck. He also voiced Stimpy Cat in Ren & Stimpy: Adult Party Cartoon, White Pantera in El Tigre, Foop from The...

Production Assistant, Production Staff, Player/Voice Actor, Creative Follow-Through, Artist, Layout

26. Kevin Kolde

Producer | Castlevania

Kevin Kolde is a producer and executive, known for Castlevania (2017), Adventure Time (2010) and Bee and PuppyCat (2013).


27. Eric Gardner

Producer | Elvira: Mistress of the Dark

Eric Gardner is a producer and manager, known for Elvira: Mistress of the Dark (1988), Samurai Jack (2001) and Elvira's Box of Horror (2004).


28. Adrian Langley

Cinematographer | Butchers

Adrian Langley is known for Butchers (2020), Crook (2013) and Gutshot (2022).

Production Manager

29. Eddie Fitzgerald

Animation_department | Raya and the Last Dragon

Eddie Fitzgerald is known for Raya and the Last Dragon (2021), Frozen (2013) and Space Jam (1996).

Storyboards, Layout, Voices

Storyboards, Music Editor

Storyboards, Layout

33. Derek Bond

Music_department | Meet the Robinsons

Ottawa, Ontario, Canada: An animation professor at Algonquin College.

Overseas/Assistant Director, Storyboards, Assistant Animation Director

34. Matt Roach

Art_department | Zeroman


35. Tavis Silbernagel

Art_department | Lunar Jim

Storyboards, Clean-Up

37. Gerry Duchemin

Animation_department | Iggy Arbuckle

Gerry Duchemin is known for Iggy Arbuckle (2007), Max Steel Team Turbo: Fusion Tek (2016) and Johnny Test (2005).

Model Clean-Up

Art Coordinator


40. Ray Morelli

Animation_department | Weekend Pussy Hunt

Storyboards, Layout, Clean-Up

41. Fred Osmond

Art_department | Ferdinand

Fred Osmond was born on September 29, 1973 in Riverside, California, USA. He is known for Ferdinand (2017), SpongeBob SquarePants (1999) and Monsters vs. Aliens (2013).

Storyboards, Layout, Animator, Clean-Up

Storyboards, Layout

44. Wil Branca

Producer | A Winter Rose

Wil Branca is known for A Winter Rose (2014), Rock Bottom Rescue and The Ultimate SuperFan.

Layout, Animator, Clean-Up

45. Gene McGuckin

Art_department | Chopper


46. Katie Rice

Art_department | The Book of Life

Katie Rice was born on September 12, 1981 in Marin County, California, USA. She is known for The Book of Life (2014), Camp Weedonwantcha (2017) and Teen Titans Go! & DC Super Hero Girls: Mayhem in the Multiverse (2022). She has been married to Adam Wallander since September 24, 2016.


Animator; Director for "It's Our House Now" Ren & Stimpy short

48. Kristy Gordon

Animation_department | Wayside

Kristy Gordon is known for Wayside (2005), The Waif of Persephone (2006) and The Ripping Friends (2001).

Background Painter/Supervisor

50. Tim Pallett

Animation_department | Space Jam


51. Christine Wallace

Animation_department | Beetlejuice

Color Stylist

52. Alison Acton

Actress | Goosebumps

Alison Acton is known for Goosebumps (1995), The Cyanide & Happiness Show (2014) and Animal Crackers (2017).


54. Ron Caddigan

Animation_department | Ren & Stimpy 'Adult Party Cartoon'

Ron Caddigan is known for Ren & Stimpy Adult Party Cartoon (2003) and Love Ya (2014).

Checker, Quality Control

55. Jay Li

Animation_department | Zeroman

Background Painter

Background Painter

57. Alain Masicotte

Animation_department | Heavy Metal

Background Painter

58. Ciaran O'Connor

Animation_department | Zeroman

Production Assistant, Background Assistant

59. Paul Trauth

Animation_department | Weekend Pussy Hunt

Paul Trauth is known for Weekend Pussy Hunt (2000), Ghost of Stephen Foster (2000) and Ren & Stimpy Adult Party Cartoon (2003).

Music Editor, Animator, Voice Actor, Flash Animation Director

Music Editor

Production Assistant

Production Accountant

70. Dulcie Clark

Production_manager | Flash Gordon

Production Accountant, Founder of PIP Animation Studios

72. Chris Dainty

Animation_department | Shannon Amen

Chris Dainty is known for Shannon Amen (2019), Odd Squad (2014) and Dino Dan (2010).

Music Editor

Studio Assistant

77. Jennifer Tam

Costume_department | I, Robot

Jennifer Tam is known for I, Robot (2004), Human Cargo (2004) and Awake (2005).

Production Coordinator

Animator - Cans with out Labels (2019) and various [adult swim] bumps

80. Richard Daskas

Animation_department | Samurai Jack

Background Painter/Artist

81. Todd White

Animation_department | Looney Tunes: Back in Action

Second degree black belt in Brazilian jiu-jitsu under Jean Jacques Machado.

Layout, Clean-Up

82. Erik Wiese

Art_department | SpongeBob SquarePants

Erik Wiese was born on January 24, 1974 in California, USA. He is known for SpongeBob SquarePants (1999), The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water (2015) and Minions (2015). He has been married to Cynthia True since May 10, 2007.

Layout, Animation Supervisor, Assistant Director

Production Assistant

84. Matt Danner

Producer | Muppet Babies

Matt Danner is an American writer, director, producer and voice actor. He is known for developing, producing, directing, and starring in Disney's Muppet Babies and Legend of the Three Caballeros. He won an Emmy for voicing Kermit the Frog, Rowlf the Dog, Waldorf, Beaker, and Swedish Chef in Muppet ...

Storyboards, Layout Director, Animator, Production Assistant, Clean-Up

85. Aaron Springer

Writer | SpongeBob SquarePants

Aaron Springer is a graphic and digital artist who is employed by Walt Disney Television Studios Production Company. He has gained notoriety through his efforts as a writer and storyboard artist on various movies and television series. His notable efforts include Samurai Jack (2002-2003), Dexter's ...

Layout, Animator

Animator for John K.'s music video of Björk's "I Miss You"

Background Artist

88. Tim Biskup

Animation_department | Oh Yeah! Cartoons

Tim Biskup is known for Oh Yeah! Cartoons (1998), Time Squad (2001) and Robotboy (2005).

Background Artist

89. Glenn Barr

Art_department | Stryker's War

Glenn Barr is known for Thou Shalt Not Kill... Except (1985), Stardust (1998) and Beer & Seed (2012).

Background Artist

90. Ben Jones

Animation_department | The Iron Giant

Ben Jones is a producer and director, known for The Iron Giant (1999), Teen Titans (2003) and Shazam! (2013).

Writer, Animator, Layout, Timing Director

91. Albert Lozano

Animation_department | Inside Out

Albert Lozano is known for Inside Out (2015), Soul (2020) and Toy Story 4 (2019).

Animator, Layout

92. Greg Manwaring

Animation_department | The Iron Giant

Greg was born in Gary, Indiana, but at the age of 10 he moved with his parents and two older brothers to an Army base in Wuerzburg, Germany. After corresponding with the Walt Disney Studios while still in his teens, Greg took their advice and after graduating from high school he moved to Los ...


93. Sanjay Patel

Animation_department | Incredibles 2

Sanjay Patel is known for Incredibles 2 (2018), The Incredibles (2004) and Sanjay's Super Team (2015).


94. Chris Sauve

Animation_department | Mary Poppins Returns

Chris Sauve is known for Mary Poppins Returns (2018), The Iron Giant (1999) and Atlantis: The Lost Empire (2001).


95. David Sheldon

Animation_department | Space Jam

Character Design, Layout, Background Artist

96. Kali Fontecchio

Art_department | The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part

Kali Fontecchio was born on November 8, 1985 in Los Angeles, California, USA. She is known for The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part (2019), Courier Program (2012) and Everything (2009).

Background Painter, Artist, Color Cards

97. Sandra Rivas

Actress | Violeta al fin

Sandra Rivas is known for Violeta al fin (2017), OK K.O.! Let's Be Heroes: Rad (2016) and Sonic Mania (2017).

Assistant Animation, Animation Director - on "Cans with out Labels"

98. Mike Pelensky

Art_department | Looney Tunes Cartoons

Mike Pelensky is known for Looney Tunes Cartoons (2019), Mighty Magiswords (2015) and A Little Hitch (2013).


99. Benjamin Anders

Animation_department | Jo Minkus

Assistant Animator on "Cans with out Labels"

100. Paul Badilla

Animation_department | Cans Without Labels

Assistant Animator on "Cans with out Labels"

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