Mad
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Genre
Based onMad
by EC Comics
Developed byKevin Shinick
Written by
  • Kevin Shinick
  • Aaron Blitzstein
  • Marly Halpern-Graser
  • Steve Borst
  • Justin Becker
  • Ben Joseph
  • Greg White
  • Mason Steinberg
Directed byAaron Horvath
Voices of
Theme music composerDevin Flynn
Opening theme"Mad!"
Composers
Country of originUnited States
Original languageEnglish
No. of seasons4
No. of episodes103 (207 sketches) (list of episodes)
Production
Executive producers
Producers
  • Kevin Shinick
  • Mark Marek
  • Dave Mendel (Season 4 only)
EditorDave Mendel
Running time11 minutes
Production companyWarner Bros. Animation
DistributorWarner Bros. Television Distribution
Release
Original networkCartoon Network
Picture format16:9 HDTV
Original releaseSeptember 6, 2010 (2010-09-06) –
December 2, 2013 (2013-12-02)[1]
Chronology
Related showsMad TV
Robot Chicken

Mad (stylized as MAD) is an American animated sketch comedy television series produced by Warner Bros. Animation.[2] The series was based on Mad magazine, where each episode is a collection of short animated parodies of television shows, films, games, celebrities, and other media, using various types of animation (CGI, claymation, stop-motion, etc.) instead of the usual animation style that Warner Bros. Animation is known for. The series premiered on the evening of September 6, 2010 on Cartoon Network at 8:30 P.M. right after the series premiere of Regular Show pilot episode "The Power".[3] The series ended its 3-year run on December 2, 2013.

Series developer Kevin Shinick worked as a writer, producer, and voice actor on Adult Swim's Robot Chicken, and many people cite Mad as a "kid-friendly version of Robot Chicken".

Recurring sketches

The series has some recurring sketches:

Episodes

Main article: List of Mad episodes

SeasonEpisodesOriginally aired
First airedLast aired
126September 6, 2010 (2010-09-06)June 20, 2011 (2011-06-20)
226August 22, 2011 (2011-08-22)April 23, 2012 (2012-04-23)
326May 28, 2012 (2012-05-28)March 4, 2013 (2013-03-04)
425April 1, 2013 (2013-04-01)December 2, 2013 (2013-12-02)

Voice cast

Principal cast

Guest/other voices

Awards and nominations

2012 Emmy Awards

Outstanding Short Format Animated Program for "Kitchen Nightmares Before Christmas / How I Met Your Mummy" (Nominated)

2012 PAAFTJ Television Awards

Best Animated Series (Nominated)

Home media

The DVD Mad – Season 1, Part 1 was released on September 20, 2011 with a matted 1.33:1 picture and an English stereo track. The extras on the DVD are trailers for Young Justice, the 2011 ThunderCats, and The Looney Tunes Show.[4] The rest of the first season was released on January 17, 2012.[5]

All four seasons of the series are available on the online streaming service Amazon Prime.

See also

References

  1. ^ "Cartoon Network Evolves with Kids: 'Always On'" (Press release). Cartoon Network. March 10, 2014. Archived from the original on 2014-03-11. Retrieved 2014-03-18.
  2. ^ Perlmutter, David (2018). The Encyclopedia of American Animated Television Shows. Rowman & Littlefield. p. 373. ISBN 978-1538103739.
  3. ^ Walker, Hunter (August 25, 2010). "Cartoon Network Will Debut 2 New Series on Labor Day". TheWrap.
  4. ^ Gord Lacey (September 9, 2011). "Mad – Season 1, Part 1 Review". TV Shows On DVD. Archived from the original on September 24, 2011.
  5. ^ David Lambert (September 21, 2011). "Mad – Cartoon Network/Warner Announces 'Season 1, Part 2' on DVD!". TV Shows On DVD. Archived from the original on September 25, 2011.