|The High Fructose Adventures of Annoying Orange|
|Created by||Tom Sheppard|
|Theme music composer||Sabrina Abu-Obeid|
|Opening theme||"He's Orange!", (written by Dane Boedigheimer, Sabrina Abu-Obeid, and DJ Monopoli; performed by Terabrite)|
|Country of origin||United States|
|No. of seasons||2|
|No. of episodes||60 (list of episodes)|
E. Gustavo Petersen
|Running time||11 minutes|
|Distributor||Henson Independent Properties|
|Original network||Cartoon Network|
|Original release||May 28, 2012 –|
March 17, 2014
The High Fructose Adventures of Annoying Orange is an American live-action/animated television series created by Tom Sheppard and Dane Boedigheimer for Cartoon Network. Based on the characters from the web series Annoying Orange, created by Boedigheimer and Spencer Grove, it was produced by Annoying Orange, Inc., The Collective, and 14th Hour Productions. A preview aired on May 28, 2012, and the official premiere was on June 11, 2012. The show ended on March 17, 2014, with two seasons and sixty episodes, with a total of thirty episodes per season.
Despite negative reviews, the series was an audience success reaching more than 3.56 million viewers in its final episode. Though one of the highest-rated shows on Cartoon Network in the 2010s, the series was canceled. The series also featured many well-known guest stars such as Mark Hamill, Slash, Kendall Jenner, Jim Parsons, Carly Rae Jepsen, Carlos Alazraqui, Jim Belushi, Matt Bomer, "Weird Al" Yankovic, Rainn Wilson, among others.
The show follows the lives of Orange and his friends: the sarcastic Pear, the sassy Passion Fruit, the tiny Midget Apple, the eccentric Marshmallow, the unlucky Apple, the elderly Grandpa Lemon, and the sometimes antagonistic Grapefruit. The show diverges from the YouTube series in that the Fruit Gang lives on a fruit stand in a supermarket called "Dane Boe's" (a reference to the creator Dane Boedigheimer) rather than in Dane Boedigheimer's kitchen.
A reoccurring character from the Annoying Orange YouTube series called Nerville (played by internet personality Toby Turner) now runs the supermarket (mainly as the janitor), and is the only human who can talk to the fruit.
Main article: List of The High Fructose Adventures of Annoying Orange episodes
|First aired||Last aired|
|Pilot||March 30, 2012|
|1||30||May 28, 2012||March 28, 2013|
|2||30||May 16, 2013||March 17, 2014|
Boedigheimer confirmed that he had started producing a TV series based on The Annoying Orange in April 2010. Boedigheimer finished the script for the first 6 episodes of the show in October of that year. When Boedigheimer began filming the pilot episode of the TV show in February 2011, he discussed with Cartoon Network about airing it on the station, which was picked up on November 18 of that year. The pilot episode had been completed in about 6–7 months.
There were originally intended to be 6 episodes of the show, but the Season 1 episode order was eventually increased to 30 segments. Subsequently, the show was green-lit for a 30-episode second season. The second season premiered on May 16, 2013.
The show was produced by Boedigheimer, Conrad Vernon and Tom Sheppard, co-executive-produced by Spencer Grove, Kevin Brueck, Robert Jennings and Aaron Massey, and produced with Gary Binkow, Michael Green and Dan Weinstein.
Most of the visual effects, compositing, off-line, on-line, audio, RED Camera footage, graphics, and animation were done at Kappa Studios in Burbank, California. The episodes were completed in 6 days using the Adobe Creative Suite, with each episode having 47,000 frames over stabilization. 3D software such as Cinema 4D and Lightwave were also used since in the show's second season. Production for Season 2 was completed in October 2013. Despite having a lot of live action, the show is still considered a cartoon.
On December 5, 2014, Boedigheimer publicly confirmed the cancellation of the series on his web series, Daneboe Exposed.
On April 24, 2015, Boedigheimer claimed that one of the main cause of the series cancellation was the shutdown of his studio, due to Collective Digital Studio closing their film and television division, and subsequently Collective was acquired by ex-Kirch media company ProSiebenSat.1 Media.
The series currently has one DVD release containing its 1st season.
|1||May 28, 2013|
A sneak peek was aired on May 28, 2012, and the series officially premiered on June 11, 2012, as the Television's #1 Telecast of the Day Among Boys 6–11. In its first 2 weeks, the show averaged nearly 2.5 million viewers.
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