Created by
  • Todd Kauffman
  • Joey So
Directed by
  • Joey So (Season 1–2)
  • Kerry Sargent (Season 2–3)
Voices of
Theme music composerWilliam Kevin Anderson
Country of originCanada
No. of seasons3
No. of episodes52 (104 segments) (list of episodes)
Executive producers
  • Joey So
  • Todd Kauffman
  • Doug Murphy (Season 1–2)
  • Colin Bohm (Season 3)
  • Irene Weibel (Season 3)
ProducerMichael Décsi
Running time22 minutes (2 11-minute segments)
Production companyNelvana
Original release
ReleaseSeptember 3, 2010 (2010-09-03) –
September 14, 2013 (2013-09-14)

Sidekick is a Canadian animated series created by Todd Kauffman and Joey So for YTV, and produced by Nelvana.[1] The series ran from September 3, 2010, to September 14, 2013, with 52 episodes produced. The series is based on the original shorts originally titled The Not-So-Superheroic Adventures of Sidekick aired as part of the 2005 TV series, Funpak. It currently airs reruns on Boomerang, and Disney XD in Canada.


The series is about an orphan boy named Eric, with his best friend Trevor and his two female friends, Vana and Kitty, who are training to become superhero sidekicks at the Academy for Aspiring Sidekicks (though in "Graduation Daze", supervillains can send their henchmen to the academy) in the Canadian city of Splittsboro (based on Scarborough, Toronto). While dealing with intense sidekick training, Eric must also contend with his strict guardian Maxum Brain, his grumpy teacher Professor Pamplemoose, the evil Master XOX and keeping secret the disappearance of his superhero mentor Maxum Man from the city!


Main article: List of Sidekick episodes

SeasonEpisodesOriginally aired
First airedLast aired
126September 3, 2010February 19, 2011
214October 8, 2011April 14, 2012
312June 1, 2013September 14, 2013





In the United States, the series premiered on Cartoon Network alongside Almost Naked Animals on June 13, 2011, until October 2012.[2] The series also aired on Qubo from March 27, 2017, until August 24, 2019. However, it returned on April 4, 2020, but left the schedule once again on July 25, 2020.

In Australia and New Zealand, the series premiered on ABC3, (now ABC Me,) later also on Network Ten on November 23, 2011, and later Disney XD on April 9, 2015.

In the UK, the series premiered on CBBC on September 1, 2014.[3]

The series aired reruns on YTV until June 30, 2023. It currently airs on Boomerang and Disney XD in Canada.

The series is streaming on Amazon Prime Video, Pluto TV and Tubi.


  1. ^ Crump, William D. (2019). Happy Holidays—Animated! A Worldwide Encyclopedia of Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa and New Year's Cartoons on Television and Film. McFarland & Co. p. 27. ISBN 9781476672939.
  2. ^ "Sidekick is the new hero on Cartoon Network • ToonBarnToonBarn". Archived from the original on 23 September 2017. Retrieved 12 January 2022.
  3. ^ "CBeebies to Air Nelvana's 'Sidekick' This Summer". 25 March 2014.