John Kricfalusi is the man who gave us Ren & Stimpy, The Ripping Friends, A Day In The Life Of Ranger Smith, and…uh…He-Hog(?). He also rose to fame when he joined Ralph Bakshi on the late 80s cartoon classic, Mighty Mouse: The New Adventures.
I’m really looking forward to listening to this today. John K… he has opinions. He hates a lot of the cartoons that I like, including Animaniacs. He has a lot of opinions about how the animation industry should be run and yet only has about three seasons worth of television under his belt in nearly 25 years of being independent.
But I also have to give him credit. When creator-driven cartoons returned to television, he was on the front line. He is one of the most imitated animators in the world. He pitched Rough Draft Studios to Cartoon Network and brought quality animation to Korean animation, where it didn’t exist before.
So the guy has his ups and downs. He has so many attributes in common with his hero Bob Clampett, both positive and negative.
Here is Mike Blanchard’s opinion of John K. cartoons…