Chris and Shane Houghton

Creators / Executive Producers: Big City Greens
Brothers Chris and Shane Houghton are creators and executive producers of Disney Branded Television’s animated comedy-adventure series “Big City Greens.”
The series, which follows the offbeat adventures of 10-year-old Cricket Green, a mischievous and optimistic country boy who moves to the big city with his wildly out-of-place family, was heavily influenced by the brothers’ childhood growing up in St. Johns, Michigan, a small rural town north of Lansing also known as the mint capital of the world. Cricket is based on and voiced by Chris, and many of the characters are inspired by real-life family members and childhood townsfolk.
The duo is best known for creating, writing and illustrating their comic book series “Reed Gunther,” about a bear-riding cowboy, which was published by Image Comics. After moving to Los Angeles, they went on to write and illustrate comics for “The Simpsons,” “Adventure Time,” and “Peanuts,” among others.
They quickly made their foray into television, where Chris worked as a storyboard artist for Disney’s “Gravity Falls” and “Wander Over Yonder,” and Shane as an editor for the reality series “Tattoo School.” A few years later, the brothers reunited to work on “Harvey Beaks,” with Chris as a storyboard director and Shane as a staff writer.
Chris attended the College for Creative Studies in Detroit, Michigan. Shane attended the Florida State University Film School.