Fred's Head

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Fred's Head
Fred's Head.png
From left to right: Benji, Fabienne, Fred, Penelope, GG, and Anette.
Genre
Created by
  • Benoît Godbout
  • Malorie Nault-Cousineau
Composer(s) Alexis Pecharman
Country of origin
Original language(s)
  • English
  • French
No. of seasons 1
No. of episodes 26 (List of episodes)
Production
Running time 22 minutes
Production company(s)
  • Spectra Animation
  • Galaxy 7
Broadcast
Original channel
Original run January 12, 2008 (2008-01-12) – July 6, 2008 (2008-07-06)
External links
Website
Production website

Fred's Head (Blaise le blasé, translated Fred The Jaded or The Jaded Fred) is a France/Quebec co-production animated series made by Spectra Animation & Patoon Animation, and featuring Fred, a sixteen-year-old and his not-so-normal life. It is co-produced by France at 35% and by Quebec at 65%. The show premiered on January 12, 2008[1] and concluded its first season on July 6, 2008[2] with 26 episodes produced and aired. No new episodes of the series have been produced since the first season ended, although the show has not been announced as being cancelled but is officially on an indefinite hiatus.[3] It has been announced that Fred's Head will be returning to Teletoon on January 3, 2011 as part of their new programming schedule Tuesday-Saturday at 4:00am EST. Fred's Head DVD collection was release in January 9, 2012 at Europe in French [1] however here is still no date about a DVD release in North America

Plot[edit]

Fred's Head takes us in the whirlwind life of a teenager with serious reservations about the adult world. In the courses of his adventures, a multitude of eccentric characters pull him in all directions in search of his identity: among them, a psychotic psychologist, an extremely odd best friend, an exotic lady immune to his charms, fashion trends devotees, and a horror film aficionado.

This program is rated[by whom?] C8.

Meaning[edit]

The show is noteworthy for being a show about teens and dealing with problems like alcohol and cheating without venturing into "very special episode" territory, and actually talking about them outright.

Characters[edit]

Episodes[edit]

Cast[edit]

Voice director: Rick Jones

Awards[edit]

Actra Montreal Awards[edit]

  • (2008) Rick Jones (voice of Gregory-Gilbert Pyrowski) Winner of Outstanding Voice Performance

Gala des prix Gémeaux (Quebec's Geminy/Emmy Awards — Canada)[edit]

  • (2008) : Winner of "Best animated series".

Nominations[edit]

Actra Montreal Awards[edit]

  • (2008) Mathew Mackay (voice of Fred Leblanc) nominated for Outstanding Voice Performance
  • (2008) Holly Gauthier-Frankel (voice of Penelope Truehart) nominated for Outstanding Voice Performance

Gala des prix Gémeaux (Quebec's Geminy/Emmy Awards — Canada)[edit]

International Animation Festival in Annecy (France)[edit]

  • (2008) : Official selection — Best TV series

Cartoon on the bay : Pulcinella Awards (Italy)[edit]

  • (2008) : Official selection - "TV series for all ages"

References[edit]

  1. ^ "TV Guide AN F28 Page ? & ? (Page 1)" (PDF). Retrieved 2013-10-21. 
  2. ^ "Fred's head: SEASON FINALE: "Suprise Sixteen!" airing Sunday, July 6th @ 8:00 PM ET". TV.com. Retrieved 2013-08-22. 
  3. ^ Marie-Claude Girard. Toupie et Binou : la souris québécoise qui rivalise avec Mickey ("Toupie et Binou: Québécois mouse which concurrences Mickey"), October 3, 2009, La Presse.

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