Ed, Edd n Eddy's Big Picture Show
|Ed, Edd n Eddy's Big Picture Show|
From left to right: Kevin, Jonny (holding Plank), Nazz, and Rolf, after the Eds' unseen scam
|Directed by||Danny Antonucci|
|Produced by||Danny Antonucci
|Based on||Ed, Edd n Eddy|
|Music by||Patric Caird|
|Production company||a.k.a. Cartoon
Funbag Animation Studios
|Original channel||Cartoon Network|
|Running time||89 minutes|
Ed, Edd n Eddy's Big Picture Show is an animated television adventure comedy road film based on the award-winning Ed, Edd n Eddy animated series, produced by a.k.a. Cartoon, which premiered on Cartoon Network in the United States, and Teletoon in Canada on November 8, 2009. It serves as the series finale of Ed, Edd n Eddy and is directed by series creator Danny Antonucci, who co-wrote the film with Rachel Connor, Jono Howard, Mike Kubat, and Stacy Warnick. The movie centers on Ed, Edd (Double D), and Eddy's journey to find Eddy's unnamed brother, who, until the film, is an unseen character.
After many rumors, Antonucci announced a "90 minute special" in 2006, and its title in 2007. Originally set to air in 2007, its premiere date was then moved to 2008, the year it was completed in, and finally to 2009. The series' sixth season was postponed, as Antonucci and the team at a.k.a. Cartoon wanted to focus on the production of the film. The score is composed by Patric Caird, who also composed the music for the series. The voice cast features the all of series' voice actors, while series voice director Terry Klassen was cast as Eddy's Brother.
The film was a huge ratings success for Cartoon Network, posting double and triple digit ratings delivery gains and was met with a positive reception. The film was released on the iTunes Store, while a DVD release was also originally planned.
The Eds' most recent moneymaking scheme has gone haywire, and left the cul-de-sac in a state of horrendous devastation, and its victims horribly wounded, except for Sarah and Jimmy. Enraged by the Eds' trickery, the children of the cul-de-sac decide to rid their lives of the boys once and for all. The frenzied Eds hide in the bedroom of Eddy's elder brother and secure every lock on the door. However, after accidentally creating minor noise, the kids begin forcing their way into the room. The Eds find the key to Eddy's brother's car. After Eddy's unsuccessful attempts to start it, Ed jams his feet through the floor of the vehicle and carries the car with the Eds out of the house by running through the roof.
The other kids continue to chase the Eds. The trio narrowly escapes when Edd grabs a roundabout in the playground and uses the centripetal force to launched themselves out of the cul-de-sac and into a wasteland. Ed continues to carry the car, but the car winds up being destroyed when he crashes the it into a boulder, and Edd labels it "Out of Order". Stranded, the Eds are forced to travel on foot. They soon decide to search for Eddy's brother as a means of finding shelter and protection from their tormentors, despite Eddy not knowing where he lives.
The children from Peach Creek resort to their own means of locating the Eds, including Jimmy and Sarah, who want to have a picnic and watch the Eds get beaten. Jonny and Plank don their respective superhero alter-egos, "Captain Melonhead" and "Splinter the Wonderwood" and goes on a wild goose chase for the Eds. Rolf leaves with overflowing luggage riding on the back of his pig Wilfred, using Wilfred's sense of smell and whatever strange deducing methods he has at his disposal to find the Eds. Kevin and Nazz travel via Kevin's prized bicycle, having deduced that the Eds might look for Eddy's brother. Sarah and Jimmy take a detour through the trailer park only to accidentally falls into the hands of the Kanker sisters. Jimmy caves and reveals to the sisters that the Eds are being hunted down by the children of the cul-de-sac. Upon hearing this, the Kanker Sisters embark on the journey as well in order to protect the Eds from the children's wrath. The sisters force Sarah and Jimmy to drag their makeshift vehicle.
In the meantime, the Eds are left to aimlessly wander under Eddy's direction. In a cow field, Edd profiles Eddy's brother and reasons that given his con artistry, he would likely be found at a place involving pranks. Ed uses one of his 10-year old comic books to suggest that the group travels to the Lemon Brook Gag Factory through a sunflower field. Upon arriving, they find the factory deserted and abandoned. Eddy and Ed goof around with the leftover gags while Edd searches for clues in the office. Eventually, Ed tricks Edd into opening a fake can of jelly beans, which triggers a large explosion that causes toy snakes to rain around the area for miles.
Meanwhile, Rolf and Wilfred arrive at the site of the broken car. He eventually finds the "Out of Order" label Edd left behind and has Wilfred track the Eds using the scent of it. Arriving in the cow field, Rolf takes his time to drink fresh milk as "investigation." Wilfred disappears during this time after trying to eat sausage links hanging down in front of him. Rolf, infuriated, looks for Wilfred while hiding a shoe behind his back. Wilfred grows tired of Rolf's abuse and attacks him, leaving Rolf's head trapped in a meat grinder. After several hours of blind misadventures, Rolf gets hit by the Kanker sisters' wheelbarrow, freeing him from the meat grinder, and gets captured.
Still eluding the Kankers, Sarah and Jimmy are chased through the sunflower field. They eventually manage to lose the sisters. The duo finds Wilfred, and the two decides to use him to continue evading the sisters while searching for the Eds. The Kanker sisters then move out on their own to find the rest of the cul-de-sac kids.
After Jonny and Plank have no luck at all in locating the Eds or finding any clues, Plank takes Jonny to a bus stop. Plank somehow then takes control of the bus and directs it through the city and straight towards to the Eds' location.
During their search, Nazz tries to get close with Kevin and becomes more concerned about spending time with him than seeking revenge on the Eds. However, Kevin is entirely fixed on hunting down the Eds and prioritizes his bike's condition over Nazz's well-being. Nazz and Kevin manage to locate the Eds first, having seen the factory explosion caused by the Eds. They enter the factory only to find the Eds gone, but Nazz manages to find another label Edd left behind. Nazz then falls through the floor and onto a lever that activates the factory's assembly line which picks up Kevin's bike and prepares to dump it down the factory's drain. Nazz gets caught up in the vertical conveyor belt trying to retrieve the bike. The conveyor belt drops Nazz onto Kevin, sending both of them (and the bike) to a swamp which acts as the factory's dump site. Kevin still prioritizes his bike's condition over Nazz's well-being, and a completely fed up Nazz throws his bike into a tree. Nazz gets captured by the Kankers while Kevin tries to get his bike back. Eventually, the Kanker sisters ambush Kevin and inadvertently destroy his bike the next morning.
When the factory explosion has sent Edd flying out over a waterfall. Edd gets stuck on a branch over the falls, but Ed dislodges him from it by tossing Eddy up towards Edd. The two fall into the water and regather on land. When Eddy claims that his brother was once a 'whaler', Edd builds a boat to ride the river to the sea. The river ends in a swamp, destroying the boat. Ed and Eddy's subsequent prank leads Edd into believing that Eddy and Ed have sunk to their demises in quicksand. Eddy laughs at Edd for falling for the prank. Infuriated, Edd decides to return home, and Ed bawls over their damaged friendship. Eddy, though himself infuriated by this momentarily, also cries and expresses remorse for the prank, convincing Edd to forgive him and the trio continue their journey, eventually camping out at a strange location containing Easter Island heads.
The next morning, the Eds come across an amusement park called "Mondo-a-Go-Go" which Edd links to a postcard mailed to Eddy by his brother, and they conclude that they have successfully located his brother, living in a trailer resembling a whale. However, as Eddy is about to knock on the door, the Kanker sisters arrive with Nazz, Rolf, and Kevin at the same time. Jimmy and Sarah also arrive at the scene with Wilfred. Eddy then knocks on the trailer door, and his brother reveals himself. Kevin, who was previously hinted to fear Eddy's brother, panics. Although his brother originally seems to be everything that the other kids imagined, he reveals himself to be sadistic and physically abusive towards Eddy and bullies him mercilessly without reason, leaving everyone shocked and appalled.
When Edd tries to talk him out of harming Eddy any further, Eddy's brother dismissively uses Eddy to slam Edd into the ground. The other kids then begin to defend Eddy. Ed sends a door flying into Eddy's brother, which knocks him out. Eddy expresses remorse over his actions and explained that he had lied about his brother and acted the way he did throughout the series (which his brother had instructed him to do, likely under threat given his past abuse) in order to gain admiration and social acceptance. Touched by Eddy's confession and apology, the cul-de-sac children finally forgive and accept the Eds as their friends. Jonny, who was not around during Eddy's confession, arrives in his bus and attack the Eds. The other kids ostracize Jonny and attack him afterwards. Kevin invites everyone over for jawbreakers and the children return home singing the "Friendship Song". The Kankers stay behind and take Eddy's brother into his trailer to give him mouth-to-mouth resuscitation. Edd then labels "The End" on the screen.
In the post-credits scene, Jonny and Plank, angry after all of the kids turned against them, abandons their Captain Melonhead and Splinter the Wonderwood personas and adopt super villain alter-egos, "The Gourd and Timber the Dark Shard", only for Jonny to be informed by Plank that they have no time left in the film, to which Jonny asks "Movie? What movie?"
- Tony Sampson as Eddy
- Samuel Vincent as Edd (Double D)
- Matt Hill as Ed
- David Paul Grove as Jonny 2x4
- Kathleen Barr as Marie Kanker and Kevin
- Erin Fitzgerald as May Kanker and Nazz
- Peter Kelamis as Rolf
- Janyse Jaud as Lee Kanker and Sarah
- Keenan Christenson as Jimmy
- Terry Klassen as Eddy's Brother
Years before the announcement, there were rumors about a possible Ed, Edd n Eddy feature film. At the 2006 San Diego Comic-Con, series creator Danny Antonucci stated that a "90 minute special" was set to air in the next year. In The Complete Second Season DVD's "Behind the Eds" interview, Antonucci hinted that the film would reveal what is under Double D's hat, though this never occurred.
In June 2007, a.k.a. Cartoon confirmed they were working on a 90-minute television film, which was planned to broadcast in 2008, along with a DVD release. As a result, production of the previously ordered sixth season of the series was postponed, not because of a lack of interest in new episodes, but rather because the entire a.k.a. staff was occupied with the making of the film. Cartoon Network agreed to Antonucci's decision to make a film rather than the sixth season, though it was not yet decided whether a sixth season would be made. IGN confirmed that the series was on hiatus due to the film in November 2007.
On July 27, 2007, at the 2007 Comic-Con, a.k.a. announced that the film, entitled Ed, Edd n Eddy's Big Picture Show would feature the search for Eddy's brother, a character who had been alluded to several times throughout the series but would be seen for the first time in the film, and that it will be the series finale. He was voiced by Terry Klassen, who was also Ed, Edd n Eddy's voice director throughout the series.
Although aired in November 2009, the film had been completed since 2008. It was directed by Antonucci, who co-wrote the film along with Rachel Connor, Jono Howard, Mike Kubat, and Stacy Warnick. The film was storyboarded by Joel Dickie, Steve Garcia, Jim Miller, Raven Molisee and Scott Underwood. The Big Picture Show finally premiered on November 8, 2009, on Cartoon Network. The series' composer Patric Caird returned to compose the score, and later released it on his website. It is currently available for purchase on the iTunes Store.
Charlie-Robinson Poortvliet of MovieAddictz.com gave the film an "8.2/10" rating, considering it superior to all Ed, Edd n Eddy episodes he has seen; calling it a "double episode grand finale", Poortvliet acclaimed the film's plot, acting, and directing, and said that he "couldn’t stop laughing", calling it a "must see" for fans, saying they would "love this movie for a fact", and also noted that the film was a "huge positive surprise, as normally TV movies are worse than the series."
- Prince, Dennis (May 19, 2005). "Ed, Edd 'n' Eddy: Season One, Volume One". DVD Verdict. Retrieved August 26, 2012.
- Olson, Karl (July 22, 2006). "SDCC: The Cartoon Network Panel: A Progress Report". ToonZone. Retrieved August 26, 2012.
- Danny Antonucci (April 24, 2007). Ed, Edd n Eddy: The Complete Second Season—Behind the Eds (DVD ). Warner Home Video. Event occurs at 7:03–7:24.
- R. Olson, Karl (June 25, 2007). "What's Really Happening With "Ed, Edd and Eddy"". ToonZone. Retrieved August 26, 2012.
- DeVries, Jack (November 1, 2007). "Ed, Edd 'n Eddy: Scam of the Century Review". IGN. News Corporation. Retrieved January 17, 2013.
- Hazuda, Matt (July 27, 2007). "TZ @ SDCC: Ed, Edd n Eddy Say Farewell". ToonZone. Retrieved May 7, 2012.
- Ed, Edd n Eddy's Big Picture Show—Credits. Cartoon Network. November 8, 2009.
- Ed, Edd n Eddy series—Credits. Cartoon Network. January 4, 2009–November 8, 2009.
- "Ed, Edd n Eddy's Big Picture Show". United States Copyright Office. Retrieved June 17, 2012.
- Kapko, Matt (November 16, 2009). "Ed, Edd n Eddy's Big Picture Show Premiers in the U.S.". Animation World Network. Retrieved April 30, 2011.
- "Patric Caird". PatricCaird.com. Archived from the original on January 26, 2013. Retrieved January 29, 2013.
- "Ed, Edd n Eddy's Big Picture Show". iTunes Store. Apple Inc. Retrieved April 30, 2012.
- McLean, Thomas J. (November 13, 2009). "Ed, Edd n Eddy Movie Wraps Show with Big Ratings". Animation Magazine. Retrieved June 17, 2012.
- Poortvliet, Charlie-Robinson (January 29, 2013). "Movie Review: Ed, Edd, n Eddy's Big Picture Show". MovieAddictz.com. Retrieved January 29, 2013.
- Ed, Edd n Eddy's Big Picture Show at the Internet Movie Database
- Ed, Edd n Eddy's Big Picture Show at the Big Cartoon DataBase