Futz!

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Futz!
Futz!.jpg
Genre Comedy
Created by Vadim Kapridov
Directed by Vadim Kapridov
Country of origin Canada
Original language(s)
No. of seasons 1
No. of episodes 26 (List of episodes)
Production
Running time 3 minutes
Production company(s) 9 Story Entertainment
Broadcast
Original channel
Original airing August 24, 2007 (2007-08-24)
External links
Website
Production website

Futz! is a Canadian animated series that was first shown on Teletoon as a sneak peek on August 24, 2007[1] and began airing regularly in September 2007.[2] It also aired in Australia on ABC from April 14, 2008[3] to October 20, 2008[4] and was set to air on several other channels worldwide.[5] On Teletoon, it has aired as an interstitial program following movies presented on the channel.[6]

The Gemini Award-nominated show was created by Vadim Kapridov.[7] Its development began in 2002, with production commencing in December 2006[8] and ending on schedule[9] in September 2007.[10]

The show's premise revolves around the eponymous main character and his zany adventures.[11] Eschewing verbal dialogue, the series portrays the escapades of this character, who has been described as an anti-hero, in a comedic light.[12]

Episodes[edit]

The show consists of 26 episodes of 3 minutes each.[13] Australian airdates are provided for ABC1 or ABC2 depending on the episode; repeats of the series have also aired on ABC3.[14] Episodes are provided in the Canadian order.[15]

Futz! season 1 episodes
Number Title Australian airdate
1 "Double-Oh Futz" April 14, 2008
2 "Tomb Later Futz!" April 28, 2008
3 "Flying Ace Futz!" April 21, 2008
4 "Wash, Clip And Futz!" May 5, 2008
5 "High Seas Futz!" May 12, 2008
6 "Toga The Line Futz!" May 19, 2008
7 "Spring Fashion Futz!" May 26, 2008
8 "Bird Pane Futz!" June 2, 2008
9 "Big Top Futz!" June 9, 2008
10 "Hold Your Hoses Futz!" June 16, 2008
11 "Dancing With The Futz!" July 14, 2008
12 "Strife Guard Futz!" June 23, 2008
13 "Kung Fu Futz!ing" June 30, 2008
14 "Strange Coach Futz!" July 7, 2008
15 "Jurassic Futz!" July 21, 2008
16 "Pumpin' Futz!" July 28, 2008
17 "Par For The Futz!" August 4, 2008
18 "Farmer In The Futz!" August 11, 2008
19 "Sputnik Futz!-Nik" August 18, 2008
20 "Watch, Shout And Race Futz!" August 25, 2008
21 "Life In The Futz! Lane" September 1, 2008
22 "Alpine Tale Futz!" September 22, 2008
23 "A Lad'n Futz!" September 29, 2008
24 "Crack! Snap! Futz!" October 6, 2008
25 "Stunned-Man Futz!" October 13, 2008
26 "Fool Filler Futz!" October 20, 2008

Reception[edit]

Futz! awards and nominations
Year Association Category Nominee Result Ref.
2008 Gemini Awards Best Direction in an Animated Program or Series Vadim Kapridov Nominated [16]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Tonight'sTV Complete daily listings in Go@home". Thespec.com. Retrieved 2013-11-29. 
  2. ^ "Cynopsis Media :: 09/06/07". Cynopsis.com. Retrieved 2013-11-29. 
  3. ^ "Futz! - Double-Oh Futz - ABC1 Television Guide". Abc.net.au. 2008-04-14. Retrieved 2013-11-29. 
  4. ^ "Futz! - Fool Filler Futz! - ABC2 Television Guide". Abc.net.au. 2008-10-09. Retrieved 2013-11-29. 
  5. ^ December 6, 2007 by Marise Strauss (2007-12-06). "Futz! headed to Spain, Asia » Playback". Playbackonline.ca. Retrieved 2013-11-29. 
  6. ^ "Futz | Free Games, Videos and Downloads". Teletoon. Retrieved 2013-11-29. 
  7. ^ "9 Story Entertainment - Futz!". 9story.com. Retrieved 2013-11-29. 
  8. ^ AWN | Animation World Network. "9 Story Ent. to Produce Multiplatform Animated Series | AWN | Animation World Network". AWN. Retrieved 2013-11-29. 
  9. ^ "Cynopsis Media :: 03/14/07". Cynopsis.com. Retrieved 2013-11-29. 
  10. ^ AWN | Animation World Network. "Futz! a Wrap for 9 Story Ent. | AWN | Animation World Network". AWN. Retrieved 2013-11-29. 
  11. ^ "Northern lights | Features". C21Media. 2013-10-07. Retrieved 2013-11-29. 
  12. ^ Ryan Ball (2007-09-05). "9 Story Wraps Futz!". Animation Magazine. Retrieved 2013-11-29. 
  13. ^ "Cynopsis Media :: 09/20/06". Cynopsis.com. Retrieved 2013-11-29. 
  14. ^ "ABC.net.au". ABC.net.au. Retrieved 2013-11-29. 
  15. ^ "Futz - Episode Guide - Zap2it". Tvlistings.zap2it.com. Retrieved 2013-11-29. 
  16. ^ "Canada's Awards Database". .academy.ca. 2013-04-02. Retrieved 2014-02-02.