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John Kricfalusi

Like many animators, John was hugely influenced by Tex Avery, Chuck Jones and Bob Clampett. Unlike many animators, John was also inspired by Hollywood movie icons. For his groundbreaking series, John used movie tough-guy Peter Lorre as the inspiration for Ren’s voice, and the absurdly chiseled, super macho Kirk Douglas inspired the design of Powdered Toast Man and other characters.

What do you think the Nick execs thought of your pitch?

They were terrified

Every element that touches your hands has creative potential-use it
- John Kricfalusi