This article is of a cast or crew member who worked on Tiny Toon Adventures who is still living to this day, and is written from a real-world perspective.
Michael John Kricfalusi (born September 9, 1955) is a Canadian director, producer, writer, animator, and voice actor, best known as the creator of the Nickelodeon animated TV series, The Ren and Stimpy Show.
He, Jim Smith, and Bob Camp also worked on the storyboards for Hi, Spirits, which was meant to be the second segment of the episode, "The Return to the Acme Acres Zone", while they were waiting for Nickelodeon to greenlight Ren and Stimpy. Although the segment was never produced due to Steven Spielberg replacing it with the newly made Boo Ha Ha, Hi Spirits later became an episode of Ren and Stimpy entitled, "Haunted House", with the two title characters in the roles of Hamton J. Pig and Gogo Dodo.
- John Kricfalusi did not enjoy the work he did for Tiny Toon Adventures, and also gave negative reviews to the later animated works of Steven Spielberg, such as We're Back! A Dinosaurs Story and Animaniacs under the pseudonym "Tom Payne" in Issue #3 of Wild Cartoon Kingdom magazine, the latter of which he based before he saw the show. In retaliation, the Tiny Toon Adventures Spring Break Special had Rank and Stumpy, rooster and squirrel parodies of Ren and Stimpy get run over by the Tiny Toons bus near the end.