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Scaredy Squirrel
Series poster
Surreal comedy
Animated sitcom
Slapstick comedy
Based onScaredy Squirrel, written by Mélanie Watt
Developed by
  • Matt Ferguson
  • Jillian Ruby
Directed byMatt Ferguson
Voices of
Opening theme"Scaredy Squirrel"
ComposerPaul Intson
Country of originCanada
Original languageEnglish
No. of seasons3
No. of episodes52 (104 segments) (list of episodes)
Executive producers
  • Doug Murphy
  • Colin Bohm
  • Irene Wiebel
  • Jillian Ruby
  • Jocelyn Hamilton (Supervising producer)
  • Tracey Dodokin (Supervising producer)
  • Lynne Warner (Supervising producer)
Running time22-23 minutes (29-12-minute segments)
Production companyNelvana
Original release
ReleaseApril 1, 2011 (2011-04-01) –
August 17, 2013 (2013-08-17)

Scaredy Squirrel is a Canadian animated television series (very) loosely based on the Scaredy Squirrel book series by Mélanie Watt. The series premiered on April 1, 2011, on YTV in Canada, and August 9, 2011, on Cartoon Network in the United States. The final episode aired in Canada on August 17, 2013.


The series chronicles the adventures of Scaredy, an energetic anthropomorphic orange squirrel, and his best friend Dave, a blue skunk. Their antics take place in the fictional Balsa City, and often at the local supermarket the Stash "N" Hoard, where Scaredy works as a stacker.


Main article: List of Scaredy Squirrel episodes

Scaredy Squirrel series overview
Season Episodes Originally aired
First aired (Canada) Last aired (Canada) First aired (U.S.) Last aired (U.S.)
1 26 April 1, 2011 (2011-April-01) December 2, 2011 (2011-December-02) August 9, 2011 (2011-August-09) December 4, 2011 (2011-December-04)
2 14 September 9, 2012 (2012-September-09) March 16, 2013 (2013-March-16) June 3, 2013 (2013-June-03) June 20, 2013 (2013-June-20)
3 12 June 1, 2013 (2013-June-01) August 17, 2013 (2013-August-17) September 2, 2014 (2014-September-02) September 17, 2014 (2014-September-17)



The series was produced by Nelvana for YTV,[1] with additional production facilities provided by Studio 306, Pipeline Studios Inc. and Super Sonics Productions Inc., with Dolby Digital doing the sound, with Writers Guild of Canada and ACTRA writing the show's renewal plates, with the series' funding provided by The Canada Media Fund and The Canadian Film or Video Production Tax Credit. Development for the show began in spring of 2008. On April 5, 2011, it was announced that it was renewed for a second season. On November 2, 2012, it was announced that it was renewed for a third season.


The series aired on YTV in Canada, premiering on April 1, 2011,[1] with the final episode aired on August 17, 2013.

The series premiered on Cartoon Network in the United States on August 9, 2011,[2] and airing through June 21, 2013. It also aired on Qubo.

In Latin America, the show premiered on Cartoon Network on January 2, 2012. The show premiered on Pop in the United Kingdom on January 5, 2013, and was regularly broadcast on Kix. (now Pop Max.) An Irish dub premiered on TG4 in Ireland in 2015. The show was also broadcast on Disney Channel and Disney XD channels in 11 territories, including Spain and France.

The entire series were made available for free on Tubi. The series has never been officially released on DVD.


  1. ^ a b Chris Arrant (March 10, 2011). "Nelvana Developing "Scaredy Squirrel" for Animated Series". Cartoon Brew. Retrieved 2023-05-22.
  2. ^ Ramin Zahed (August 5, 2011). "Nelvana's 'Scaredy Squirrel' Premieres on Cartoon Network". Animation Magazine. Retrieved 2023-05-22.