Bloo J (real name: Benjamin Jonathan Toepfer) (born April 27, 1962) is an American businessman, animator, film director, screenwriter, and producer.

He is best known as the founder of The Bloo and the creator of the well-known animated television series BlooJ's Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends (2000-present), which he also directed, produced, and wrote. He is also known for his collaborations with Matthew Chaudhary, starting with TBA

According to an interview, Bloo J got his nickname from how he spelt "blue" as a kid.

Early life

Bloo J was born on April 27, 1960 at San Francisco, California in CPMC Birth Center, California Campus.

In 1963, at the age of 3, Bloo J started to show interest in the world of animation and became more and more interested as he grew older. Because of this, his mother decided to take him to art school.



In 1974-1980, During his high school and college years, he made stop-motion shorts, TBA


First years at Paramount Animation

In 1980, Bloo J graduated from college, Upon graduating in 1980, Bloo J immediately obtained a job as an animator at Paramount Animation mostly due to his success with TBA

Paramount Animation/Games Animation, Inc./Winking Pooh Entertainment/The Bloo

While putting together a crew for the planned feature Bloo J had made some contacts in the computer and hand-drawn industry, among them TBA And TBA. He then founded his production company, B&M Entertainment (later renamed Codename Dynamite Productions) in 1982.


Bloo J launched a channel named The Bloo on January 14th, 1985.


The Takeover of Paramount Animation (1994)


BlooJ's Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends


Other work

He was hired as a producer for Amphibia because Mike Dunce was a big fan of his work and wanted a good crew, the show is one of the longest running children’s animated series (1990-2004, 2019-present).

Personal life

Bloo J lives in Hollywood, California, TBA


Unreleased projects

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