Harvey Girls Forever!
Also known asHarvey Street Kids (season 1)
GenreAnimation
Comedy
Based onHarvey Comics
by Alfred Harvey
Developed byEmily Brundige
Voices ofLauren Lapkus
Stephanie Lemelin
Kelly McCreary
Theme music composerKay Hanley
Michelle Lewis
Dan Petty
Opening theme"Run This Street"
by Lauren Lapkus, Stephanie Lemelin, and Kelly McCreary
ComposerJay Vincent
Country of originUnited States
Original languageEnglish
No. of seasons4
No. of episodes52 (99 segments) (list of episodes)
Production
Executive producerBrendan Hay
ProducerAliki Theofilopoulos (supervising)
Running time22 minutes
Production companiesDreamWorks Animation Television
DreamWorks Classics
Original release
NetworkNetflix
ReleaseJune 29, 2018 (2018-06-29) –
January 10, 2020 (2020-01-10)

Harvey Girls Forever! (originally titled Harvey Street Kids in its first season, then retroactively retitled) is an American animated comedy television series produced by Brendan Hay and Aliki Theofilopoulos for DreamWorks Animation Television, and is based on comic book characters from Harvey Comics.[1] It premiered on June 29, 2018, on Netflix and concluded on January 10, 2020.

Premise

From long kickball games through the many flavors of ice cream to an impressive climbing tree, most days on Harvey Street feels like a weekend. Energetic Audrey, intelligent Dot and kindhearted Lotta are BFFs (short for Best Friends Forever) and the street's guardians. They try to keep Harvey Street great and start their wacky afternoon adventures.[2]

Episodes

Main article: List of Harvey Girls Forever! episodes

SeasonSegmentsEpisodesOriginally released
12613June 29, 2018 (2018-06-29)
22413May 10, 2019 (2019-05-10)
32513November 12, 2019 (2019-11-12)
42413January 10, 2020 (2020-01-10)

Voice cast

Production

Harvey Girls Forever! was dawned by artist Katie Rice in 2014 up until 2015. The show started production in Glendale, California in the following year in October. The second season was released on May 10, 2019, and was retitled Harvey Girls Forever![5] The third season premiered on November 12 the same year, introducing Richie Rich in the series. Jake Brennan did not reprise his role of Richie from the previous Richie Rich series. The fourth and final season, which has a Casper the Friendly Ghost cameo, premiered on January 10, 2020.[6]

Music

Music and songs are a central feature of Harvey Girls Forever! with showrunners Brendan Hay and Aliki Theofilopoulos creating a fictional boy band named Crush4U made up of actual boy band members to be the subject of affection for character Lotta.[7] Aliki said that Harvey Street boy band version consists of New Kids on the Block's Joey McIntyre, Boyz II Men's Shawn Stockman, NSYNC's Joey Fatone and 98 Degrees' Nick Lachey.[8] Original songs were produced by composers Jay Vincent and Ryan Lofty.[9] As part of the promotion for Harvey Girls Forever! season two the songs were made available for free download.

Merchandise

CustomInk is operating official Harvey Girls Forever! products.[10]

Release

The series premiered on Netflix on June 29, 2018,[11][12][13] and its first two seasons are available for purchase on VUDU, YouTube, Amazon Prime and Google Play. It was also broadcast on Family CHRGD in Canada[14] and Télétoon+ in France.[15]

Reception

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The series was received positively. Emily Ashby of Common Sense Media described the series as "lots of playground fun" and said that while there aren't "deep learning takeaways", the series is fun in a "playful, adult-free childhood experience way". Ashby also said that the personalities of the characters are exaggerated, but there is a "lot that's positive" in a series which captures the "joy of childhood".[16]

References

  1. ^ Matt Davidson (December 13, 2018). "Netflix and Dreamworks Partner for New Shows, Including She-Ra and Boss Baby". IGN. Retrieved December 13, 2017.
  2. ^ Ramos, Dino-Ray (2017-12-12). "Netflix And DreamWorks Animation TV Reveal Six New Series Including 'Trolls', 'She-Ra'". Deadline. Retrieved 2017-12-12.
  3. ^ a b c d e Darwish, Meaghan (June 1, 2018). "'Grey's Anatomy' & 'The Middle' Stars Lend Voices to Netflix's 'Harvey Street Kids' (VIDEO)". TV Insider.
  4. ^ a b c d e f McLean, Tom (June 1, 2018). "Watch: DreamWorks' 'Harvey Street Kids' Debuts June 29". Animation World Network.
  5. ^ Hay, Brendan [@B_Hay] (April 24, 2019). "More news tomorrow, but I will confirm that everything here is accurate. #HarveyGirlsForever! https://t.co/ECecRXA8nV" (Tweet). Retrieved January 9, 2021 – via Twitter.
  6. ^ "Shows A-Z | TheFutonCritic.com – The Web's Best Television Resource". TheFutonCritic.com. Retrieved 2022-05-05.
  7. ^ Darwish, Meaghan (2019-05-07). "Joey Fatone, Nick Lachey & More Boy Banders Get Animated for 'Harvey Girls Forever'". TV Insider. Retrieved 2019-05-14.
  8. ^ Anderson, Jenna (2019-05-10). "Harvey Girls Forever!: Lotta Proves Her Boy Band Knowledge in Exclusive Clip". Comicbook.com. Retrieved 2019-05-14.
  9. ^ Zahed, Ramin (May 9, 2019). "Animated People: Jay Vincent & Ryan Lofty Craft Boy Band Hits for 'Harvey Girls Forever'". Animation Magazine. Retrieved 2019-05-14.
  10. ^ "Custom Ink Design 'hgf0018'".
  11. ^ "Netflix, Dreamworks Partner for Six Animated Shows in 2018, Including 'Trolls', 'Boss Baby' Series". Variety. December 12, 2017.
  12. ^ Hay, Brendan [@B_Hay] (May 23, 2018). "It's official, folks: @alikigreeky and my new series from @DWAnimation, HARVEY STREET KIDS, is hitting Netflix on June 29th! Trailer, cast announcement, and art coming soon!" (Tweet). Retrieved January 9, 2021 – via Twitter.
  13. ^ Klopfenstein, Jacob (May 28, 2017). "Netflix adding 82, dropping 40 titles in June". KSL.com. Retrieved May 29, 2017.
  14. ^ "Harvey Girls Forever!".
  15. ^ Harvey Girls Forever! teletoonplus.pl Archived 2020-10-27 at the Wayback Machine
  16. ^ Ashby, Emily (March 30, 2022). "Harvey Street Kids Review". Common Sense Media. Archived from the original on October 24, 2021. Retrieved April 28, 2022.