Clarence (2014 TV series)
|Clarence (2014 TV series)|
|Created by||Skyler Page|
|Creative director(s)||Nelson Boles|
|Theme music composer||Simon Panrucker|
|Ending theme||"Good Habits", performed by Saba Lou|
|Country of origin||United States|
|No. of seasons||1|
|No. of episodes||12 (List of episodes)|
|Executive producer(s)||Skyler Page|
|Running time||11 minutes|
|Production company(s)||Cartoon Network Studios|
|Distributor||Warner Bros. Television|
|Original channel||Cartoon Network|
|Original run||Pilot: February 17, 2014
Official: April 14, 2014 – present
Clarence is an American animated television series created by Skyler Page for Cartoon Network. Page, a former storyboard artist for Adventure Time and storyboard revisionist for Secret Mountain Fort Awesome, developed the series at Cartoon Network Studios in 2012 as part of their animated short development initiative. The series revolves around a young boy named Clarence, who is optimistic about everything. The network has commissioned twelve 15-minute episodes; in the United States, the series is rated TV-PG.
The series is created by Skyler Page, who is a former storyboard artist for the Cartoon Network series Adventure Time and storyboard revisionist for Secret Mountain Fort Awesome. Page, inspired by the likes of David Byrne, Mark Twain, Alexander Payne and Mike White, developed the series at Cartoon Network Studios in 2012 as part of their animated short development initiative. The series marks the fourth graduate of the CalArts to receive a show on the network.
The series revolves around a young boy named Clarence, who is optimistic about everything, as well as his friends, Jeff and Sumo.
- Voiced by Skyler Page – Main protagonist, an optimistic child. He is the new kid at Prescott School in Aberdale (also Prescott, AZ) and in an attempt to make friends, invited all of his classmates to a sleepover. Jeff and Sumo are the only ones to show up, but he's happy with just them anyway. He loves his mother and the Pizza Poppers she makes for him. Clarence has trouble with his R's. His father is currently unknown.
- Voiced by Sean Giambrone – Clarence's new friend at his school. He lives his own school to Lincoln Elementary. His own head is shaped as a cube. He is a big fan of game shows, and always gets the questions on them right. He tries to be very polite but doesn't seem to like to do things he doesn't normally do. He seems to be the most calm out of the group, but he's angrily stressed out to Clarence with limits. His knowledge is mostly trivial.
- Voiced by Jason Marsden (Pilot), Tom Kenny (TV Series) – Clarence's best friend. He used to have messy hair but he had Clarence cut it all off. He likes to party and seems to genuinely like Clarence and his choice of activities.
- Voiced by Katie Crown – Clarence's mom. She acts like a "run-of-the-mill mother" and seems to have a major social life.
- Voiced by Eric Edelstein – Clarence's mom's sketchy live-in boyfriend. He has a big beard, wears his underwear in the house, and drinks milk right out of the carton. He also has been seen in arcades.
- Voiced by Jason Marsden (Pilot), Roger Craig Smith (TV Series) - A rich kid who is mean to Clarence, more known to throw a sarcastic quip than a punch. He secretly thinks Clarence is "cool", although he would never admit it.
- Amy Gillis
Voiced by [Ava Acres] - A girl who enjoys Clarence's company. She seems to do things that girls don't usually do, like have wars or fights, making her a tomboy. She often rides her bike around town. In her first appearance, she says she might be moving soon, and is uncertain if she will be living with her mom or dad, a subtle hint that her parents are divorcing and in a custody battle. She might come back and Amy might see Clarence at school.
- Ms. Baker (Bernstein in Pilot)
- Voiced By Katie Crown - Clarence's teacher. She also lives in Prescott, and often can be seen exercising and jogging around town.
Voiced by Kyle Arem - Clarence's friend at school. He seems to enjoy karate and martial arts.
Voiced by Maddison Cray - A girl who loves ducks and plush toys. She seems to like to play with Clarence.
Voiced by Zachary Gordon;- The local Goth kid. He enjoys Edgar Allan Poe stories & Gothic rock.
- Anita Marie
Voiced by Bridigit Mendler;- The French exchange student.
Broadcast and reception
During the network's 2013 upfront, the series, along with two other upcoming original series, Uncle Grandpa and Steven Universe, were announced to the public. The series previewed at the 2013 San Diego Comic-Con International, along with the latter two series. The network has commissioned twelve 15-minute episodes, and aired the pilot following the 2014 Hall of Game Awards show on February 17, 2014.
|2013||65th Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Award||Outstanding Short-format Animated Program||Skyler Page, Peter Browngardt, Robert Alvarez, Brian A. Miller, Jennifer Pelphrey, Curtis Lelash, and Rob Sorcher (for "Pilot")||Nominated|
|Season premiere||Season finale|
|Pilot||1||February 17, 2014|
|1||12||April 14, 2014||
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