|Kick Buttowski: Suburban Daredevil|
|Also known as||Kick Buttowski|
|Created by||Sandro Corsaro|
|Directed by||Chris Savino|
Sherm Cohen (S1)
Clay Morrow (S2)
Timothy R. Barnes (art, S2)
Benjamin Soto (art)
Eric Christian Olsen
|Theme music composer||Andy Sturmer|
|Opening theme||"Kick Buttowski!" by Andy Sturmer|
|Ending theme||"Kick Buttowski!" (Instrumental)|
|Country of origin||United States|
|No. of seasons||2|
|No. of episodes||52 (104 segments) (list of episodes)|
|Executive producers||Sandro Corsaro (S2)|
Chris Savino (S1)
|Producers||Chris Savino (S2)|
Janelle Momary-Neely (line)
Sandro Corsaro (consulting, S1)
|Editors||Julie Anne Lau|
Susan Odjakjian (assistant)
Joseph Molinari (animatic)
|Running time||22 minutes|
|Production company||Disney Television Animation|
|Distributor||Disney–ABC Domestic Television|
|Original network||Disney XD|
|Original release||February 13, 2010 –|
December 2, 2012
Kick Buttowski: Suburban Daredevil (simply known as Kick Buttowski) is an American animated television series created and executive produced by Sandro Corsaro. The series is about a young boy named Clarence Francis "Kick" Buttowski who aspires to become the world's greatest daredevil. It became the fourth Disney XD original series and the first such animated series. The show premiered on February 13, 2010, with two episodes airing the first day. The series premiered on Disney Channel Asia on May 28, 2010. There are two 11-minute segments per show. The show uses Toon Boom Animation software. There are also some 3D-animated elements. Many of the characters and situations were based on Corsaro's childhood growing up in Stoneham, Massachusetts. 52 episodes were produced. On December 2, 2012 Disney XD cancelled the series after 2 seasons and that the final episode would air on that day. It was also announced that Disney XD would not renew the series for a third season. The series became available on the streaming service Disney+ on April 9, 2021. Kick Buttowski available on Disney+ Hotstar but not available in Malaysia and only available in India, Indonesia and Thailand due to full episodes.
Main article: List of Kick Buttowski: Suburban Daredevil episodes
|First aired||Last aired|
|1||40||20||February 13, 2010||November 25, 2010|
|2||64||32||April 30, 2011||December 2, 2012|
"Our big challenge was finding a voice for the character that can sustain a lot of stories, through numerous episodes," explains Coleman. "We want to look at the characters far beyond a TV show, as a new character in the canon of Disney characters and find the right balance between comedy and action. One of the things that we are excited about is the fact that it's a total brand fit for us. It's a great companion piece for our hit show Phineas and Ferb—and has some of the same underlying themes of friendship and determination."
Corsaro has stated that he was thinking about his own childhood when he drew the character in 2002 and subsequently began developing the idea for a TV series. Kick was named Kid Knievel, and was slightly different from the original vision of himself. He was much smaller. He had blue stars on his helmet and blue stripes on his clothing in an apparent homage to Evel Knievel. Many of the show's humorous characters and locations were inspired by Corsaro's hometown of Stoneham, Massachusetts.
Kick Buttowski: Suburban Daredevil was in production up on December 19, 2008. The original name was Kid Knievel at the time. The title was changed to Kick Buttowski on April 4, 2009. In early December 2009, it was announced that the series would premiere on February 13, 2010, exactly one year after the launch of Disney XD, and the premiere of its first original series, Aaron Stone. The series's stunt coordinator is Robbie Knievel, the son of Evel Knievel.
The pilot was written and developed by Devin Bunje and Nick Stanton, who eventually left the project to work on another Disney XD series, Zeke and Luther. The pilot was later split into the first two episodes of the series, "Dead Man's Drop" and "Stumped".
Kick Buttowski: Suburban Daredevil had been set to air on fall of 2009, but Disney announced it would air in February 2010. The show debuted on Disney XD on February 13, 2010 at 8:30 a.m. ET. Sneak peeks and promos were shown on Disney XD, DisneyXD.com and Disney Channel. The series is to air every Saturday morning at 8:30 a.m. ET according to Disney XD.
On April 2, 2010, the series first aired on Disney Channel as a special presentation with the episode, "Obsession: For Kick / Flush and Release" as part of the "Get Animated" marathon. Another presentation was shown on Disney Channel on May 22, 2010, featuring three episodes. On June 18, 2011, Kick Buttowski was moved to an off and on spot on Disney Channel with its incorporation into Toonin' Saturdays, Disney Channel's new Saturday morning cartoon block.
The show aired its final episodes on December 2, 2012. Since the show's cancellation, reruns have been airing on Disney XD.
The pilot episode "Dead Man's Drop/Stumped" was watched by 842,000 viewers, the second highest-rated series premiere in Disney XD's history. The second episode, "If Books Could Kill/There Will Be Nachos" was watched by 972,000 viewers.