Thursday, May 16, 2013

Favorite Creators?

Sorry for the lack of new entries recently! My birthday's coming up, so my Guilty Pleasures entry will probably be late. But I've got more entries planned after that. This one here is based on this. Just me listing my absolute favorite creators of fictional (or sometimes nonfictional) material. And there's quite a lot of them, because I'm pretty easy to please. It's not comprehensive and no set numbers. This one is done in alphabetical order by the creators' first names rather than their last names:

A.A Milne (Winnie The Pooh, Poetry)
Aaron Ehasz (Avatar: The Last Airbender, The Dragon Prince)
Aaron Sparrow (Darkwing Duck)
Alex Haley (Roots: The Saga Of An American Family)
Adam Wingard (Various Films)
Agatha Christie (Mystery Stories)
Akatsuki Yamatoya (Zatch Bell)
Akira Toriyama (Dragon Ball Series)
Akiyoshi Hongo (Digimon)
Akiyuki Shinbo (Puella Magi Franchise)
Alan Burnett (DC Animated Universe, The Disney Afternoon)
Alan Menken (Disney Animated Canon)
Alan Moore (Watchmen, Batman: The Killing Joke)
Alex Hirsch (Gravity Falls)
Alison Pregler (Obscurus Lupa)
Alfred Hitchcock (Many Classic Films)
Alvin Sargent (Spider-Man Trilogy)
Amanda Jun Katsurada (Final Fantasy, Kingdom Hearts)
Andrew Adamson (Shrek Films, The Chronicles Of Narnia Films)
Andrew Kreisberg (DC Arrowverse)
Andrew Stanton (Disney/Pixar Films, Stranger Things)
Atsushi Maekawa (Digimon Adventure 02, Bakugan Battle Brawlers, Yu-Gi-Oh! GX, PreCure)
Aya Matsui (Dragon Ball Anime, Marmalade Boy, Pokemon Anime: Sun & Moon)
Benjamin Balistreri (Tangled the Series, Various Animation)
Bernard Goldberg (Various Political Work and Writing)
Bill Finger (Batman, Various Comic Books)
Bill O'Reilly (Various Political Work and Writing)
Bob Kane (Batman, Courageous Cat And Minute Mouse)
Brad Bird (The Iron Giants, The Incredibles, Ratatouille)
Brad Jones (The Cinema Snob)
Bram Stoker (Dracula)
Brian De Palma (Various Films)
Bruce Timm (DC Animated Universe)
Bryan Intihar (Insomniac Games' Spider-Man)
Bryan Singer (The Usual Suspects, X-Men Films, Superman Returns, Trick R Treat)
C.S. Lewis (The Chronicles of Narnia, The Screwtape Letters)
Carl Barks (Donald Duck and Uncle Scrooge Comics)
Charles Dickens (Various Classic Literature)
Charles Schulz (Peanuts)
Chiaki J. Konaka (Digimon Tamers)
Chris Buck (Disney Animated Canon)
Chris Butler (Studio Laika Films)
Chris Columbus (Various Films)
Chris McKay (Robot Chicken, The Lego Movie, The Lego Batman Movie)
Chris McKenna (Various Films and TV Work)
Christopher Markus and Stephen McFreely (The Chronicles Of Narnia, Marvel Cinematic Universe)
Christopher Nolan (The Dark Knight Trilogy)
Christopher Priest (Various Comic Runs)
Christopher Yost (Various Films, TV, and Comics Writing)
Christy Hiui (Xiaolin Showdown)
Chuck Dixon (Various Comic Runs)
Chuck Jones (Classic Cartoons, Looney Tunes, How The Grinch Stole Christmas, The Phantom Tollbooth)
Chuck Lorre (Roseanne, The Big Bang Theory, Various TV Work)
Cinco Paul, Chris Renaud, and Ken Daurio (Various Films)
Clive Barker (Hellraiser 1 & 2, Candyman, Gods and Monsters)
Constance M. Burge (Charmed, Savannah, Various TV Work)
Coen Bros. (Various Films and TV Work)
Craig Bartlett (Hey Arnold!, Party Wagon)
Craig Gerber (Sofia The First, Elena of Avalor)
Craig Kyle (Thor, X-Men, and Fantastic Four Works)
Craig McKracken (Dexter's Laboratory, The Powerpuff Girls, Foster's Home For Imaginary Friends, Wander Over Yonder)
D.J. MacHale (Are You Afraid Of The Dark, Ghostwriter, and Others)
Daisuke Watanabe (Final Fantasy, Kingdom Hearts)
Damon Lindeloff (Lost, Star Trek, Once Upon A Time, Various Writing)
Daniel Myrick and Eduardo Sanchez (The Blair Witch Project)
Dana Terrace (The Owl House)
Dan Povenmire (Phineas & Ferb, Milo Murphy's Law)
Dan Salvato (Doki Doki Literature Club)
Daniel Handler (A Series Of Unfortunate Events)
Daron Nefcy (Star VS The Forces Of Evil)
Dave Filoni (Avatar: The Last Airbender, Star Wars)
David Chase (The Sopranos)
David H Goodman (Fringe, Once Upon A Time)
David Lynch (Twin Peaks, The Elephant Man, Blue Velvet)
David Michellieni (Spider-Man, Various Comic Runs)
David Slade (Hard Candy, Various TV Work)
Dennis O'Neil (Batman, Various Comic Runs)
Derek Drymon (Rocko's Modern Life, Hey Arnold, Spongebob Squarepants, Adventure Time, Dreamworks Animation)
Don Bluth (Various Animation)
Don Hahn (Disney Animated Canon)
Don Rosa (The Life And Times Of Scrooge McDuck)
Donald Sobol (Encyclopedia Brown Series, Two-Minute Mysteries)
Drew Goddard (Cloverfield, Cabin In The Woods, Daredevil, Various Films And TV Work)
Duane Capizi (Various Animation)
Duffer Bros. (Stranger Things)
Dwayne McDuffie (Static Shock, Teen Titans, Justice League, What's New Scooby Doo?, JL DTV Films, All-Star Superman)
Dr. Seuss (Various Classic Books and Adaptations)
E.B. White (Charlotte's Web, The Trumpet Of The Swan)
Eiichrio Oda (One Piece)
Eiji Aonuma (The Legend Of Zelda Series)
Ed Wood (Plan 9 From Outer Space)
Edgar Allen Poe (Various Writing, Poetry)
Edgar Rice Burroghs (Tarzan Of The Apes)
Elisabetta Gnone (W.I.T.C.H)
Eri Morimoto (Kingdom Hearts)
Eric Radomski (WB Animation)
F. Scott Fitzgerald (The Great Gatsby)
Felix Hernandez (Once Upon A Time/In Wonderland)
Francisco Angones (Wander Over Yonder, Duck Tales)
Francis Ford Coppola (Patton, The Godfather, and Other Classic Films)
Frank Baum (The World Of Oz Series)
Frank Capra (Various Classic Films)
Franz Kafka (Metamorphosis)
Fred Rogers (Mr. Roger's Neighborhood)
Gary Carlston (Broderbund Games)
Gary Kurtz (Star Wars, The Empire Strikes Back, Return To Oz)
Gary Truousdale (Various Animated Films)
Genndy Tartakovsky (Dexter's Laboratory, Samurai Jack, Star Wars: Clone Wars)
Gen Urobuchi (Puella Magi, Fate/Zero, Black Lagoon)
Geoff Johns (Various Comic Runs and Adaptations)
Geoffrey Chaucer (The Canterbury Tales)
George R.R.Martin (A Song Of Ice And Fire)
George Lucas (Star Wars - Original Trilogy only)
George Perez (The New Teen Titans, Crisis On Infinite Earths, The Infinity Gauntlet, Various Comic Runs)
Glen Murakami (Batman Beyond, Teen Titans, The Batman, Legion Of Superheroes, Ben 10: Alien Force)
Goro Miyazaki (Tales From Earthsea, When Marnie Was There)
Goro Taniguchi (Mobile Fighter G Gundam, One Piece, Mai-Hime, Code Geass)
Grant Morrison (Various Comic Runs and Adaptations, All-Star Superman)
Gregg Mayles (Donkey Kong Country, Banjo-Kazooie & Tooie, Various Rareware Games)
Greg Weisman (Bonkers, Gargoyles, The Batman, W.I.T.C.H, The Spectacular Spider-Man, Star Wars)
Guillermo Del Toro (Pan's Labyrinth, Hellboy Films, Don't Be Afraid Of The Dark, etc.)
H.P. Lovecraft (Cthulu Mythology)
Hajime Kanzaka (The Slayers)
Harlan Ellison (Various Science Fiction Work)
Harper Lee (To Kill A Mockingbird)
Harriet Beecher Stowe (Uncle Tom's Cabin)
Hayao Miyazaki (Studio Ghibli Films, Nadia: The Secret Of Blue Water, Nausiccaa Of The Valley Of The Wind)
Hideaki Anno (Neon Genesis Evangelion, Nadia: The Secret Of Blue Water, Gojira)
Hideaki Sorachi (Gintama)
Hideo Kojima (Metal Gear Series)
Hidemaro Fujibayashi (The Legend Of Zelda Series)
Hidenori Kusaka (Pokemon Adventures)
Hidetomo Tsubara (El Hazard Manga)
Hiro Mashima (Rave Master, Fairy Tail)
Hiromi Seki (Digimon Anime, Dragon Ball Z Anime, Marmalade Boy, Powerpuff Girls Z, Tomorrow's Nadja, Zatch Bell)
Hiromi Arakawa (Fullmetal Alchemist)
Hironobu Sakaguchi (Final Fantasy)
Hiroki Hayashi (Tenchi Muyo, El Hazard)
Horoshi Hashimoto (Ghost Stories, One Piece, Zatch Bell, Yu Yu Hakusho)
Hiroyuki Imaishi (Gurren Lagann, Kill La Kill)
Hiroyuki Kakudo (Digimon Adventure & 02, Powerpuff Girls Z, Yu-Gi-Oh! Toei Anime, Zatch Bell)
Hitomi Sato (Pokemon Series)
Homer (The Iliad, The Odyssey) 
Howard Ashman (Little Shop Of Horrors, Disney Animated Canon)
Ichiro Okouchi (Code Geass, Eureka Seven, Wolf's Rain)
Irvin Kershner (Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back)
J. Michael Stracynski (Babylon 5, The Real Ghostbusters, Various Comic Runs)
J.J Abrams (Lost, Star Trek, Star Wars)
J.K. Rowling (Harry Potter Series)
J.M Barrie (Peter Pan)
J.R.R. Tolkien (The Lord Of The Rings/Middle Earth Lore)
Jack Kirby (Various Comic Books)
Jane Austen (Various Classic Literature)
Jane Espenson (Various TV Writing)
James Franco (The Disaster Artist)
Jayson Thiessen (My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic)
Jennifer Lee (Disney Animated Canon)
Jennifer Yuh Nelson (Dreamworks Animation)
Jerome Schwartz (Various TV Writing)
Jeff "Swampy" Marsh (Phineas & Ferb, Milo Murphy's Law)
Jeff Matsuda (Jackie Chan Adventures, The Batman)
Jeff Nimoy (Various Dubs)
Jeff Smith (Bone)
Jenji Kohan (Weeds, Orange Is The New Black,Various TV Work)
Jeremy Zagg (ZAG HEROEZ)
Jim Henson (The Muppets, Sesame Street, Fraggle Rock)
Jim Jinkins (Doug, Various Children's Animation)
Jim Starlin (The Infinity Gauntlet, Various Comic Runs)
Joan Ganz Cooney (Sesame Street)
Joaquim Dos Santos (Justice League Unlimited, Avatar: The Last Airbender, The Legend Of Korra, Voltron: Legendary Defender)
John Aibel and Glenn Burger (Dreamworks Animation, Spongebob Squarepants, Various Films and TV Work)
John Carpenter (Halloween)
John. E Steinberg (Black Sails)
John Hughes (Various Films With A Few Exceptions)
John Lasseter (Disney Animated Canon, Disney/Pixar Films)
John Milton (Paradise Lost)
John Musker (Disney Animated Canon)
John Romita (Spider-Man, Various Comic Runs)
John Rogers (Jackie Chan Adventures, Transformers)
Johnathan Demme (The Silence Of The Lambs)
Johnathan Landis (Various Films)
Jon Favreau (Iron Man, The Jungle Book)
Jon Stewart (The Daily Show, Various Political and Comedic Work)
Jon Watts (MCU Spider-Man Films)
Joe Johnston (Various Films)
Joss Whedon (Buffy: The Vampire Slayer, Angel, Firefly, The Avengers)
Julie Taymor (Various Stage and Film Work)
Jun Akiyama (Final Fantasy, Kingdom Hearts)
Jun Maeda (Kanon, Clannad, Angel Beats, etc.)
Junichi Sato (Sailor Moon, Neon Genesis Evangelion)
Junki Takegami (Inu-Yasha, MAR, Naruto, One Piece, Pokemon Anime,  Transformers, Yu-Gi-Oh!)
Justin Roiland (Rick and Morty)
Jymn Magon (The Disney Afternoon)Kaylyn Saucedo (MarzGurl)
Kazuki Nakashima (Gurren Lagann, Kill La Kill)
Kazuki Takahashi (Yu-Gi-Oh!)
Kazumasa Iwao (Pokemon Series)
Keiko Nobumoto (Cowboy Bebop, Wolf's Rain, Macross Plus, Space Dandy, Kingdom Hearts, Tokyo Godfathers)
Ken Sugimori (Pokemon Series)
Kenneth Branagh (Shakespeare Adaptations, Thor, Cinderella, Murder On The Orient Express, Artemis Fowl)
Kentaro Miura (Berserk)
Kevin Feige (Marvel Cinematic Universe)
Kevin Lima (Disney Animated Canon, A Goofy Movie, Enchanted)
Kevin Shinick (Robot Chicken, Mad TV, Marvel's Spider-Man)
Kirk Wise (Disney Animated Canon)
Klasky Csupo (Rugrats, The Wild Thornberrys)
Kouta Hirano (Hellsing)
Kyle Marshall (The Loud House)
Larry Leichliter (Adventure Time, Charlie Brown Specials, Hey Arnold, Various Animation)
Lauren Faust (My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic, Various Cartoon Wrting)
Lauren Montgomery (Various Animation)
Lawrence Kasdan (Star Wars)
Lee Unkrich (Disney/Pixar Films)
Len Janson (Sonic The Hedgehog)
Lewis Carroll (Alice In Wonderland, Through The Looking Glass, Poetry)
Lewis Louvhag (Linkara/Atop The Fourth Wall)
Lloyd Morrisett (Sesame Street, The Electric Company)
Llyod Alexander (The Chronicles Of Prydain)
Louis Sachar (Holes)
Lynn Okamoto (Elfen Lied)
Makoto Raiku (Zatch Bell)
Mamoru Hosoda (Digimon Adventure, The Girl Who Leapt Through Time, Summer Wars, Various Anime And Films Work)
Man Of Action (Ben 10, Generator Rex)
Marcia Lucas (Star Wars - Original Trilogy)
Marc Brown (Arthur)
Marc Foster (Finding Neverland, Christopher Robin)
Mark O'Donnell and Thomas Meehan (Hairspray)
Mark Twain (Various Classic Literature)
Mark Zaslove (The New Adventures Of Winnie The Pooh, Various Animated Works)
Martin Scorsese (Various Films)
Mari Okada (Rozen Maiden, Fate Stay/Night, Toradora, Black Butler, Anohana)
Mary Shelley (Frankenstein)
Masaki Iwane (Pokemon: Diamond And Pearl Adventure)
Masahiko Minami (Mobile Fighter G Gundam, Vision Of Escaflowne, Cowboy Bebop, Fullmetal Alchemist, Space Dandy)
Matt Braly (Amphibia)
Matt Groening (The Simpsons, Futurama)
Matt Reeves (The Planet Of The Apes Trilogy)
Matt Stone and Trey Parker (South Park)
Matt Youngberg (Ben 10: Omniverse, Duck Tales, Various Animated Series)
Matthew Vaughn (Stardust, Kick-Ass, X-Men: First Class, Kingsman)
Maurice Sendak (Where The Wild Things Are, Various Children's Books)
Meghan McCarthy (My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic)
Mel Brooks (Various Films and Comedic Work)
Michael Chabon (Spider-Man 2, Various Writing)
Michael Curtiz (Casablanca, Various Films)
Michael Ende (The Never Ending Story)
Michael Jelenic (Various WB Animation)
Michael Piller (Star Trek)
Michael Reaves (Batman: The Animated Series, Gargoyles, Various Writing)
Mike Baker and Matt Weitzman (Family Guy, American Dad)
Mike Dante DiMartino (Avatar: The Last Airbender, The Legend Of Korra)
Mike Flannagan (Oculus, Before I Wake, Ouja: Origin Of Evil, Gerald's Game, etc.)
Mike Mitchell (Dreamworks Animation, Sky High)
Mike W. Barr (Teen Titans, Various DC Comics Runs)
Milos Forman (One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest, Amadeus)
Mitch Watson (Scooby Doo: Mystery Incorporated, Beware The Batman)
M. Night Shyamalan (The Sixth Sense, Unbreakable, Split, Glass, etc.)
Monty Python (Various Comedic Works)
Nagaru Tanigawa (Haruhi Suzumiya Series)
Naoki Urasawa (Monster)
Naoko Takeuchi (Sailor Moon)
Naoshi Komi (Fake Love/Nisekoi)
Naota Ohshima (Sonic the Hedgehog)
Nathaniel Bronn (Miraculous Ladybug)
Neil Gaiman (Various Writing)
Nicole Perlman (Marvel Cinematic Universe)
Norihiko Suto (Pokemon Anime: Best Wishes)
Noriyuki Abe (Yu Yu Hakusho Anime, Bleach Anime, Tokyo Mew Mew)
Norton Juster (The Phantom Tollbooth)
Orson Welles (Citizen Kane, Various Films)
Osamu Tezuka (Astro Boy, Kimba the White Lion, Buddha, Various Manga/Anime Writing)
Patty Jenkins (Wonder Woman)
Paul Dini (DC Animated Universe, Various Writing)
Paul Germain (Rugrats, Recess, The Simpsons, Various Cartoon Writing)
Pendelton Ward (Adventure Time)
Pete Docter (Disney/Pixar Films)
Peter Jackson (The Lord Of The Rings, King Kong, The Lovely Bones, The Hobbit)
Peter Laird (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles)
Peyton Reed (Bring It On, Ant Man Films)
Phelon Porteous (Phelous)
Phil Lord & Chris Miller (Various)
Quentin Tarantino (Various Films)
Rand and Robyn Miller (Myst Series)
Raphael Bob-Waksberg (Bojack Horseman)
Ray Bradbury (The Martian Chronicles, Fahrenheit 431, Something Wicked This Way Comes, Various Writing)
Rebecca Sugar (Steven Universe, Adventure Time)
Reiko Yoshida (Digimon Adventure & 02, Buddha, Various Anime)
Rian Johnson (Star Wars, Breaking Bad, Various Film and TV Work)
Richard Donner (The Omen, The Goonies, Superman, Various Films and TV Work)
Richard Williams (The Thief And The Cobbler, Who Framed Roger Rabbit?)
Rick Berman (Star Trek)
Riku Sanjo (Digimon: Xros Wars)
Roald Dahl (Various Classic Children's Literature)
Rob Reiner (Various Films)
Robert Doherty (Elementary)
Robert Louis Stevenson (Kidnapped, Treasure Island, The Strange Case Of Dr. Jekyll And Mr. Hyde)
Robert Mulligan (To Kill A Mockingbird)
Robert Wise (Various Films)
Robert Zemeckis (Various Films)
Rod Sterling (The Twilight Zone, Various Writing)
Roger Stern (Spider-Man, Various Comic Runs)
Ron Clements (Disney Animated Canon)
Ron Howard (Various Films)
Ron Lin (The Infinity Gauntlet, Various Comic Runs)
Rudyard Kipling (The Jungle Book, Various Writing)
Rumiko Takahashi (Ramna 1/2, Inu-Yasha, Various Manga and Anime)
The Russo Bros. (Marvel Cinematic Universe)
Ryan Coogler (Black Panther)
Ryoe Tsukimura (El Hazard)
Ryukishi07 (When They Cry Series)
R.L Stine (Goosebumps, Fear Street)
Sakae Esuno (Future Diary)
Sam Raimi (Spider-Man Trilogy, Evil Dead, Hercules and Xena, Various Film and TV Work)
Satoru Iwata (Nintendo)
Satoru Nishizono (Digimon Adventure, Duel Masters, Naruto)
Satoshi Kon (Various Anime Films)
Satoshi Tajiri (Pokemon Series)
Scott Cawthon (Five Nights At Freddy's)
Scott Gimple (Fillmore!, Various TV Writing)
Sebastien Thibaudeau (Miraculous Ladybug)
Shane Black (Predator, The Monster Squad, Last Action Hero, Iron Man 3)
Seiji Mizushima (Neon Genesis Evangelion, Shaman King, Fullmetal Alchemist, Mobile Suit Gundam 00)
Shigeru Miyamoto (Nintendo)
Shigeru Ohmori (Pokemon Series)
Shinichi Watanabe (Excel Saga)
Shinichiro Watanabe (Cowboy Bebop)
Shinji Hashimoto (Final Fantasy, Kingdom Hearts)
Shinsuke Sato (Bleach, Various Japanese Films)
Shoji Kawamori (Macross, Various Mecha Anime)
Shusuke Kaneko (Gojira, Death Note Films)
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (Sherlock Holmes)
Sophocles (Various Stage Play Writing)
Stan Lee (Marvel Comics and Adaptations)
Stanley Kubrick (Various Classic Films)
Stephen Colbert (The Colbert Report)
Stephen Hillenburg (Spongebob Squarepants)
Stephen King (Various Writing)
Steve Ditko (Spider-Man, Various Comics)
Steven Spielberg (Various Films)
Sukehiro Tomita (Various Anime)
Susan Cooper (The Dark Is Rising Series)
Suzanne Collins (The Hunger Games Series)
Takao Koyama (Time Bokan, Dragon Ball)
Takashi Watanabe (The Slayers, Rave Master)
Takeshi Shudo (Pokemon Anime: Original Series)
Takuya Igarashi (Tomorrow's Nadja, Ouran High School Host Club, Soul Eater, Star Driver)
Tad Stones (The Disney Afternoon)
Ted Elliott (Various Film Screenplays)
Ted Tally (The Silence Of The Lambs, Red Dragon)
Terry Rossio (Various Film Screenplays)
Tetsuji Nakamura (Zatch Bell)
Tetsuya Endo (Digimon Xros Wars)
Thomas Harris (Red Dragon, The Silence Of The Lambs)
Thomas Romain (Code Lyoko, Oban Star Racers, Space Dandy)
Timothy Zahn (Star Wars - Expanded Universe)
Tomm Moore (The Secret Of Kells, Song Of The Sea)
Tom DeFalco (Marvel Comics, Various Comic Runs)
Tom McCarthy (Up, Christopher Robin)
Tom Ruegger (Various WB Animation)
Tomoko Konparu (Tomorrow's Nadja, Various Shoujo Anime)
Tony Gilruy (The Bourne series, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story)
Toshiki Inoue (Ranma 1/2, Yu-Gi-Oh! Toei Anime, Death Note, Dragon Ball)
Toshinobu Matsumiya (Pokemon Series)
Toyble Toyotaro (Dragon Ball Super)
Travis Knight (Studio Laika Films)
Tucker Carlson (Crossfire, Various Political and Comedic Work)
Uncle Remus (Folklore)
Victor Cook (The Spectacular Spider-Man, Scooby Doo: Mystery Incorporated)
Victor Hugo (The Hunchback Of Notre Dame, Les Miserables)
Victor Fleming (The Wizard Of Oz, Gone With The Wind)
Vince Gilligan (Breaking Bad, Better Call Saul)
Walt Disney (Disney Animated Canon, Various Animation)
Wes Craven (A Nightmare On Elm Street, Scream)
Washington Irving (The Legend Of Sleepy Hollow)
William Goldman (The Princess Bride)
William Shakespeare (Various Classic Literature and Stage Plays)
Yasuhiro Imagawa (Mobile Suit Zeta Gundam, Mobile Fighter G Gundam, Berserk)
Yoichi Kato (Duel Masters, Appmon, Time Bokan, Yo-Kai Watch)
Yoji Enokido (Sailor Moon, Revolutionary Girl Utena, Star Driver)
Yoshihiro Togashi (Yu Yu Hakusho)
Yoshiyuki Sadamoto (Neon Genesis Evangelion)
Yukiyoshi Ohashi (Pokemon Anime, Yu Yu Hakusho)
Yukio Kaizawa (Digimon Tamers, Zatch Bell)
Yuji Naka (Sonic The Hedgehog)
Yuyuko Takemiya (Toradora)

And hey, while I'm at it, I might as well bring out my Hall of Shame for my least favorite creators. Same rules apply:

Aaron Ehasz (The Dragon Prince)
Aaron Horvath (Teen Titans Go!)
Alex Jones (Political Radio)
Amy Pascal (Ghostbusters 2016, Various Sony Works)
Aneko Yusagi (The Rising Of The Shield Hero)
Anita Sarkeesian (Various Web Vids, Various Writing)
Adam Horowitz and Edward Kitsis (Once Upon A Time, Dead Of Summer)
Adam Sandler (Happy Madison Productions, Various Films)
Alfred Gough and Miles Miller (Smallville)
Al Franken (Various Politcal and Comedic Work)
Ann Coulter (Various Political Work and Writing)
Avi Arad (Various Marvel Comics and Adaptations)
Atsuhiro Tomioka (Pokemon Anime, The Prince Of Tennis, Yu-Gi-Oh! 5Ds)
Baz Luhrmann (Romeo + Juliet, Moulin Rouge, The Great Gatsby)
Ben Stiller (His Movies Are Terrible!)
Bill Cosby (The Cosby Show, Fat Albert And The Cosby Kids, Various Comedic Work, And He's A Rapist!!!)
Bill Maher (Politically Incorrect, Various Political and Comedic Work)
Bill Prady (The Big Bang Theory, Young Sheldon, Gillmore Girls, Various TV Work)
Bob Clark (Various Films and TV)
Bob Kane (Batman - Took Too Much Credit)
Brett Ratner (All Films Except Red Dragon, And He's A Pedophile!!!)
Brian Azzarello (JOKER, Batman: The Killing Joke Film, Various Comic Runs)
Brian Michael Bendis (Ultimate Marvel, Various Comic Runs)
Bruce Timm (DC Animated Universe, Batman: The Killing Joke Film)
Bryan Cogman (Game Of Thrones)
Bryan Konietzko (The Legend Of Korra)
Butch Hartman (The Fairly Odd Parents, Danny Phantom, T.U.F.F Puppy, Doogal)
Cassandra Clare (The Draco Trilogy, The Mortal Instruments)
Chiaki Morosawa (Gundam SEED Destiny)
Chris Claremont (X-Men, Various Comic Runs)
Chris Matthews (Hardball, Various Political Work)
Chris Savino (Dexter's Laboratory, The Loud House, Various Animation)
Chris Sonnenburg (Tangled: The Series)
Christopher Paolini (The Inheritance Cycle)
Christelle Naga (Xiaolin Chronicles)
Conrad Vernon (Various Animation and Films)
Cullen Bros. (Various Films and TV Writing)
Danny DiDio (DC Comics, Various Comic Runs)
Danny DeVito (Various Films)
Dan Slott (Spider-Man, Various Comic Runs)
David Benioff and D.B Weiss (Game Of Thrones, Troy, X-Men Origins: Wolverine, Confederate)
David Jones (Grand Theft Auto Series)
Derek Savage (Cool Cat Series, Cool Cat Saves The Kids, Various Writing)
Doug Walker (Channel Awsome/That Guy With The Glasses Content, The Nostalgia Critic, Demo Reel)
D.W. Griffith (Birth Of A Nation)
Dwayne McDuffie (Ben 10: Ultimate Alien Force)
Eiichiro Oda (One Piece)
E.L. James (Fifty Shades Series)
Eric Kripke (Supernatural)
Eric Pearson (Marvel's Agent Carter, Thor: Ragnarok)
Evan Goldberg (Superbad, Sausage Party, Various Films)
Frank Miller (Various Comic Book Writing)

Gareth Edwards (Godzilla, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story)
Gavin Hood (X-Men Origins: Wolverine)
Gene Roddenberry (Star Trek)
Gene Yang (Avatar: The Last Airbender Dark Horse Comics)
Genki Yoshimura (Digimon Adventure 02, Fushigi Yuugi)
George Lucas (Star Wars, Indiana Jones, Howard The Duck, Strange Magic)
Glenn Beck (Political Radio, Various Political  and TV Work)
Goro Taniguchi (S-CryEd,, Mai-Hime, Code Geass / R2)
Greg Berlanti (DC Arrowverse, Green Lantern, Various Films and TV Work)
Hajime Isayama (Attack On Titan)
Hideo Kojima (Metal Gear Series)
Houser Bros. (Grand Theft Auto Series)
Ian Brill (BOOM Studios Comics, Darkwing Duck)
Ian Flynn (Sonic The Hedgehog Archie Comics Series)
Igino Straffi (Winx Club)
Ingmar Bergman (The Seventh Seal, Various Films)
Jack London (Call Of The Wild, White Fang, Various Writing)
Jacob Chapman (JesuOtaku, Various Web Vids)
James Cameron (All Films Except Terminator And T-2, Aliens, And Titanic)
James Gunn (Guardians Of The Galaxy, Various Films, And He's A Pedophile!!!)
James Vanderbilt (The Amazing Spider-Man Duology, Independence Day: Resurgence) 
Jan de Bont (Twister, Speed 2, The Haunting, Various Films)
Jarrad Paul (Allen Gregory)
Jed Whedon (Marvel's Agent Of S.H.I.E.L.D)
Jeffrey Katzenberg (Dreamworks Animation)
Jeremey Slater (Fan4stic, Netflix Death Note)
Jerry Bruckheimer (Various Films And TV Work)
Jeph Loeb (Marvel Animation/TV, Various Comic Runs)
JK Rowling (Harry Potter Post-Series, And She's Kind Of A Bitch)
Jodie Foster (The Beaver, Various Films)
Joe Quesada (Marvel Comics, Various Comic Runs)
Joel Shumacher (Batman & Robin, Various Films)
John Hughes (Various Films With A Few Exceptions)
John Kricfalusi (Ren And Stimpy, Various Animation)
John Oliver (Various Political And Comedic Work)
John Semper (90's Spider-Man Animated Series, Various Animation)
John Steinbeck (In Dubious Battle, Of Mice And Men, The Grapes Of Wrath, East Of Eden)
John Waters (Various Films)
Jon Peters (Various Films)
Jonah Hill (Allen Gregory, Sausage Party)
Jordan Klepper (The Opposition With Jordan Klepper)
Josh Trank (Fan4stic)
Joshua Sternin (Various Animation and TV Work)
Joss Whedon (Buffy The Vampire Slayer, Angel, Firefly, Various Film and TV Writing)
Junichi Masuda (Pokemon Series)
Justin Carmical (JewWario - He Was A Rapist!!!)
K.A. Applegate (Animorphs, Everworld)
Karen Traviss (Star Wars, Various Writing)
Kathleen Kennedy (Star Wars, Various Films)
Katsumi Ono (Yu-Gi-Oh! 5Ds, Yu-Gi-Oh! Arc-V)
Keith Olberman (Countdown With Keith Olberman, Various Political And Sports Work)
Ken Penders (Sonic The Hedgehog Archie Comics Series)
Kevin Sorbo (Hercules: The Legendary Journeys, Let There Be Light)
Kohei Horikoshi (My Hero Academia)
Koichi Tokita (Various Manga of the Gundam Franchise)
Kunihiko Ikuhara (Sailor Moon, Revolutionary Girl Utena, Various Anime)
Kurtzman and Orci (Sleepy Hollow, Various Films and TV Writing)
Kyle Balda (Minions, Despicable Me 3, The Lorax)
Leni Riefenstahl (Triumph Of The Will, Olympia)
Linda Woolverton (Alice In Underland, Maleficent, Various Films)
Linsday Ellis (The Nostalgia Chick, Various Web Vids)
Linwood Boomer (Malcolm In The Middle)
M. Night Shyamalan (The Village, The Happening, and The Last Airbender)
Marc Guggenheim (DC Arrowverse, Green Lantern, Various TV and Video Game Work)
Marc Webb (The Amazing Spider-Man Duology)
Mark Cendrowski (Various TV Sit Com Work)
Mark Millar (Kick-Ass, Wanted, Kingsman, Various Comic Book Writing)
Marti Noxon (Buffy The Vampire Slayer)
Marv Wolfman (The New Teen Titans, Various Comic Book Writing)
Masaru Oka (Kingdom Hearts)
Masashi Kishimoto (Naruto)
Maurissa Tancharoen (Marvel's Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D)
Melissa Rosenberg (The Twilight Saga, Jessica Jones, Various Films and TV Work)

Meir Zarchi (I Spit On Your Grave Series)
Mel Gibson (Various Films and TV Work)
Michael Bay (Various Films and TV Work)
Michael Crichton (Various Writing)
Michael Eisner (Disney and ABC Works)
Michael Moore (Various Documentary and Film Work)
Michael Poryes (That's So Raven, Hannah Montana)
Mike White (The Emoji Movie, Various Films and TV Work)
Mitsuo Hashimoto (Various Anime)
Naruhisa Arakawa (DNAngel Anime)
Naoyuki Kageyama (Yu-Gi-Oh! GX)
Noah Antwiler (The Spoony Experiment)
Noboru Sugiyama (Digimon Xros Wars: Young Hunters)
Noboru Yamaguchi (The Familiar Of Zero)
Oliver Stone (Various Films)
Paul Feig (Ghostbusters 2016, Various Films)
Pedro Almodovar (Various Films)
Philip Pullman (His Dark Materials Series)
P.L. Travers (Mary Poppins Series)
Quentin Tarantino (Various Films)
Reki Kawahara (Sword Art Online)
Rian Johnson (Star Wars, Breaking Bad, Various Film and TV Work)
Rich Correll (Various Films and TV)
Richard Dawkins (The God Delusion, Various Writing)
Richard Scarry (Because he's scarry!)
Ridley Scott (Various Films)
Robert Bucholz (Various Dubs)
Rob Reiner (North, Various Films)
Rob Walker (Channel Awesome/That Guy With The Glasses Content)
Rob Zombie (Various Films)
Robert Jordan (The Wheel Of Time Series)
Rod Amateau (The Garbage Pail Kids Movie, Various Films and TV Work)
Roman Polanski (Various Films, And He's A Rapist!!!)
Rumiko Takahashi (Ramna 1/2, Inu-Yasha, Various Manga and Anime)
Rush Limbaugh (Political Radio, Various Political Work)
Ryota Yamaguchi (Digimon Savers, Escaflowne The Movie, Medabots, Sailor Moon Stars, Various Anime)
Samantha Bee (Full Frontal, Various Political And Comedic Work)
Sean S. Cunningham (Last House On The Left, Friday The 13th, Various Films)
Sean Hannity (Hannity, Let There Be Light, Various Political Work)
Seltzer & Friedberg (Various Films)
Seth Green (Robot Chicken)
Seth Macfarlane (Family Guy, American Dad, The Cleveland Show)
Seth Rogen (Sausage Party, Various Films)
Shin Yoshida (Yu-Gi-Oh! Anime, Various Anime)
Sho Aikawa (Fullmetal Alchemist, Eureka Seven AO, Love Hina)
Simon Kinberg (Star Wars, X-Men, Various Films)
Stephanie Meyer (The Twilight Saga)
Stephen Colbert (Various Political Work)
Steven Moffat (Doctor Who, Sherlock)
Steve Kloves (Harry Potter, The Amazing Spider-Man)
Taika Watiti (Thor Ragnarok)
Takao Unno (Pokemon Series)
Takao Yoshioka (Various Anime)
Takashi Miike (Audition, Various Films)
Ted Turner (Various TV Work)
Terri Tatchell (District 9)
Terry Goodkind (Sword Of Truth Series)
Tersuo Yajima (Pokemon Anime- XY/Z)
Tetsuro Araki (Death Note, Attack On Titan, Various Anime)
Tetsuya Nomura (Final Fantasy, Kingdom Hearts, The World Ends With You)
Thomas Astruc (Miraculous Ladybug)
Tim Burton (Various Films)
Tim Story (Fantastic Four Films, Various Films)
Tite Kubo (Bleach)
Todd J. Greenwald (Hannah Montana, Wizards of Waverly Place)
Tom Shadyac (All Films Except Bruce Almighty)
Tom Green (Freddy Got Fingered, Various Comedic Work)
Tommy Swerdlo (The Grinch)
Tommy Wiseau (The Room)
Tomoki Kyoda (Eureka Seven)
Tomoko Kanemaki (Kingdom Hearts)
Tony Leondis (The Emoji Movie, Various Animation)
Trevor Noah (The Daily Show, Various Political and Comedic Work)
Trevor Wall (Norm Of The North)
Tsugumi Ohba (Death Note, Bakuman)
Tsutomo Kamishiro (Yu-Gi-Oh! Arc-V)
Uwe Boll (Various Films)
Upton Sinclair (The Jungle, Oil!, Various Writing)
Vincent Waller (Ren And Stimpy, Spongebob Squarepants, Various Animation)
The Wachowskis (The Matrix, Speed Racer, Jupiter Ascending, Various Films)
Warren Spector (Epic Mickey 2: The Power Of Two, Various Junction Point Studio Games)
William Shatner (Star Trek V: The Final Frontier)
Yoshiaki Iwasaki (El Hazard 2, Love Hina, The Familiar Of Zero)
Yoshinori Kitase (Final Fantasy)
Yoshiyuki Tomino (Mobile Suit Gundam, Universal Age, Various Anime)
Yosuke Kuroda (Scry-Ed, Gundam 00, Various Anime)
YĆ«ko Kakihara (Digimon Adventure TRI, Various Anime)
Yukio Kaizawa (Digimon Frontier, Digimon Xros Wars: Young Hunters)
Yuu Watase (Fushigi Yuugi)
Yuyuko Takemiya (Toradora)
Zack Synder (DC Expanded Universe, Various Films)

Anyone else I forgot to mention? Perhaps so. Please let me know! ^^


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    1. A great writer, but I was torn on whether or not to put him down as a favorite creator. Harley Quinn aside, I can't recall what he's actually created.

  2. Ridley Scott? Dude, he is AWESOME! Move him to your favorites. Kingdom of Heaven is one of the best movies in the world! Remove from the likes of PL Travers or Chris Paolini! Otherwise, the list seems pretty accurate.

    1. I don't dislike Ridley Scott, but my liking for his work stops at Alien and Blade Runner. I just don't find most of his stuff very interesting. And it's really rude to demand I edit my own list just to fit with YOUR opinion. No, I am not changing anything.

    2. Okay I am sorry if I sounded like a jerk. I am just very passinate about my opinion; I am sorry. I am glad you do not hate Ridley. I just assumed that the least favorite creators contained only those you hate. I misinterpreted the list. Maybe you can create a third list called "Creators I don't Care About" and include Ridley there.

    3. "Least favorite" creators can fit that too, though. I never said those were "hated" creators. Favoring and not favoring isn't always the same as liking and hating.

  3. I feel bad having to put Linda Woolverton in my least favourite creators as well, after all she wrote Beauty and the Beast, Homeward Bound: The Incredible Journey and The Lion King, she also did additional work for Aladdin and Mulan. She's also a feminist storyteller as well, not only is Belle given a lot more personality than most Disney princesses, such as her love of reading and her refusal to put up with Gaston and initially the Beast's bullshit, you've also got Mrs. Potts, who's not only kind and wise, but is one of the few enchanted objects who can set the Beast and Cogsworth straight, in Homeward Bound you've got Sassy, who's initial prissiness nearly gets her drowned and she ends up pulling her weight from that point on and for The Lion King you've got Nala who tells Simba of the damage Scar's done to the Pridelands and she has her "flip" which Simba later uses to defeat Scar, Sarabi who maintains her dignity and composure in the face of Scar and the hyenas and tries to reason with him that things are hopeless, hell, you've even got Shenzi, the female leader of the hyenas and is definitely more competent than Banzai and Ed.

    But then, you've got Tim Burton's Alice in Wonderland and Maleficent, and it makes you wonder how a feminist writer with good strong female characters on her resumes write something as bland and forgettable as these two films. Because as much as we don't want to admit it, Beauty and the Beast, Homeward Bound and The Lion King are 20+ years old now.

    I know I say this as a heterosexual white male, but feminist storytelling has come a long way since then; not only are there more female centred stories courtesy of Joss Whedon, but they've been allowed to show complexities and flaws like Black Widow, Elsa from Frozen, Mako from Pacific Rim, Peggy Carter, Jessica Jones and Furiosa; we can have compelling stories centred around women.

    But then you've got Alice in Wonderland and Maleficent that feel so far behind the times they feel like they were written before The Little Mermaid which was not a perfect film even if it was a step in the right direction. There's little to no sophistication behind the characters:

    ALICE: Her only character trait is that she doesn't want to societal norms, that's literally it.

    MALEFICENT: She apparently needs a rape backstory to be evil. Yeah, it's not like the "abused becomes the abuser" stereotype is the reason why abuse victims rarely come forward or anything.

    THREE FAIRIES: Idiots. In the original Disney film, they were pro-active characters if a bit ditzy and saved Prince Phillip, but here, they're just morons. Good God, traffic jams are more progressive than this film.

    THE QUEEN: One pathetic line ("It's a lovely gift."), the moment where she goes to comfort baby Aroura after the curse is obscured by Maleficent leaving, (seriously you have to pause it to catch it) and then she dies, she just dies, she doesn't act as an Audience Surrogate for King Stefan's madness, she just dies.

    Many of the women who were little girls when Beauty and the Beast first came out are either in their late twenties or early thirties now, they realise that life is complex, that they have flaws and that it's a natural part of life, that's the same for everybody. Feminist storytelling has matured, but Linda Woolverton's storytelling has not.

    1. Not to mention that all those good Disney movies that Linda worked on were very tight productions with story editors to reign her in, weed out the themes and ideas that worked and the ones that didn't. When left to her own devices, her feminism goes too far to the point where her major female characters are all about being Strong Female Characters (TM) without much of an identity otherwise, and where well executed depictions of male entitlement like Gaston are replaced by piss-poor characters like King Stefan.

    2. It's funny you mention Gaston, because that brings me to another problem with Linda.

      While Gaston and Scar were well written villains, they weren't what you'd call complex. That doesn't take away from their effectiveness as villains, I mean if Alan Rickman, God rest his soul, proved anything with Hans Gruber and the Sherriff of Nottingham, it's that complexity isn't a must, they just have to well written/directed/acted, but if you're going to do complex villains you have to be willing to step out of your comfort zone and Linda just wasn't.

      When you look at many of the Tragic Villains like Stinky Pete the Prospector, Henry J. Waternoose, Lotso Huggin Bear, PrinceOfEgypt!Rameses, Nuka, Book!Barty Crouch Jr., Darth Vader, Davy Jones, Amon, Magneto (especially in the films), MCU!Loki, TDK!Two-Face, TDKR!Bane, DCAU!Mr. Freeze, Dexter Morgan, Rumpelstiltskin, Queen Regina, Walter White, Jesse Pinkman and Book!Frollo, they have one thing in common, the fact that they have tragic backstories/flaws is what arguably makes them just as dangerous as a Complete Monster, because they don't think of themselves as bad guys; what made Lotso so compelling is that despite how much his life sucks, he's become such a Complete Monster, that even Woody who has more of a reason to relate to him than most, has zero sympathy for him. The point of giving a villain a tragic backstory is not to justify them, it's to give them extra layers and dimension to separate them from the moustache twirlers and yes, there are exceptions like Gollum or Raimi!Doc Ock, but even they were implied to have had flaws that were there there before and that fateful day only exacerbated them.

      Linda on the other hand seems to think that because of Maleficent's mutilation, it gives her the right to curse an innocent baby, which not only adds to the "abused becomes the abuser" stereotype which just needs to die, but she's never put on a slippery slope for the rest of the film, because the tragedy is not about how it'll affect Maleficent, but how it'll affect Aurora, which is undermined by the fact that anyone familiar with either the original fairy tale or the Disney film or both knows that she'll wake up anyway. If Aurora had woken up, Stefan was defeated and Maleficent was still deemed the villain afterwards, the film probably would have redeemed itself a bit, instead they go for the happy ending.

      Gaston was a more adult villain, because of how accurately he depicted male entitlement.
      Scar was a more adult villain because he not only killed Mufasa, but messed with Simba's head by telling him it was his fault.
      But "Maleficent" feels like a fan-fiction written by a 13-year-old girl, not a 60+ professional writer with 20 years worth of experience.

  4. Great list, shame that James Gunn turned out to be a pedophile. You forgot to mention John Kricfalusi was a pedophile too (to no one's surprise).