The Angry Beavers

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The Angry Beavers
The Angry Beavers title card.jpg
Genre Comedy
Slapstick
Format Animated series
Created by Mitch Schauer
Creative director(s) Michael Gerard
Voices of Richard Steven Horvitz
Nick Bakay
Country of origin United States
No. of seasons 4
No. of episodes 63 (1 unaired) (List of episodes)
Production
Running time 22 minutes
Production company(s) Gunther-Wahl Productions
Nickelodeon Animation Studios
Broadcast
Original channel Nickelodeon
Original run April 19, 1997 (1997-04-19) – November 11, 2001 (2001-11-11)

The Angry Beavers is an American animated television series created by Mitch Schauer for the Nickelodeon channel. The series revolves around Daggett and Norbert Beaver, two young beaver brothers who have left their home to become bachelors in the forest near the fictional Wayouttatown, Oregon. The show premiered in the United States on April 19, 1997.[1] The show started airing on the Nickelodeon Canada channel when it launched on November 2, 2009. The series aired on The '90s Are All That block on TeenNick in the US on October 7, 2011 as part of the block's U Pick with Stick line-up. The series was also up for a U Pick with Stick showdown on The '90s Are All That for the weekend of February 3, 2012, but lost to Rocko's Modern Life and did not air. The series was added to the Sunday line-up on The '90s Are All That on TeenNick, and aired from February 10, 2013, to March 3, 2013. The series returned to The '90s Are All That on TeenNick on March 25, 2013, but has since left the line-up again. The series is also currently being released on DVD.[2][3][4]

Characters[edit]

  • Daggett Doofus Beaver: Daggett (usually nicknamed as "Dag" and "Daggy") is the younger brother of Norbert (by four minutes). Hyperactive and immature, Daggett has a habit of over-emphasized and manic motions as well as a potent penchant for name-calling. He shares with his brother a typical brotherly love-hate relationship, supporting and antagonizing his elder sibling as his mood requires. He is voiced by Richard Steven Horvitz.
  • Norbert Foster Beaver: Norbert (usually nicknamed as "Norb" and "Norby") is Daggett's laid-back older brother. Generally well-spoken and intelligent, Norbert is a highly sarcastic beaver with a habit of performing great feats of impeccable engineering with aplomb and without explanation. He is very condescending towards Daggett. He is voiced by Nick Bakay.
  • Barry Bear: a friend of the beaver brothers. With a sultry, deep voice, Barry is a prodigious singer and die-hard vegetarian. Barry is voiced by John Garry.
  • Stump: a giant sequoia stump, friend of the beaver brothers. He frequents many of the beavers' social events, forming an integral part of their inner circle.
  • Bing: Bing is an annoying chameleon-gecko who hangs around Norbert and Daggett, introduced in episode The Bing That Wouldn't Leave. Bing talks extremely fast and often employs circular logic. Victor Wilson provided Bing's hyperactive voice.
  • "Big Rabbit": One of beaver brothers' friends who is the toughest & roughest of all forest animals introduced in Long in the Teeth as one animals who find Norb's teeth cool. In My Bunny-Guard, he wants some friends so pretends to threaten the beaver brothers & protected them. Voiced by Scott Well.
  • "Truckee": A rat who is truck driver. Both Daggett and Truckee hated each other since Dag tricks him as he help Norb gets Truckee separated from Treeflower when she ride with him even though he loves he's truck. Voiced by Mark Klastorin.
  • Treeflower: the love of Norbert's life. She was voiced by Cynthia Mann.
  • Scientist #1 and Pete: a pair of scientists introduced in the episode "Stinky Toe", and the main antagonists of the show. Pete speaks in an unintelligible mutter that only Scientist #1 seems to understand. Scientist #1 was voiced by Ed Winter while Pete was voiced by Nick Bakay.
  • El Grapadura (The Stapler): The beavers' (especially Daggett's) favorite vale tudo/lucha libre wrestler, introduced in Kandid Kreatures. Daggett has an autographed copy of his board game, "El Grapadura and Ladders" (a reference to Snakes and Ladders).[original research?] He was voiced by Timothy Borquez.
  • Laverta Lutz: a magical lady who showed up at the bowling alley. She has the power to grant a wish to anyone. The only one who knows this is Dag. She was voiced by Kate Donahue.
  • Bill Licking: Bill Licking was a presenter of TV shows and prototype of a touting salesman. He wears an "impressive" black wig. He was introduced in the episode Born to Be Beavers. Licking has often been known to manipulate Daggett and Norbert into being filmed for fraudulent documentaries. Voiced by Gregg Berger.
  • Stacy and Chelsea: The twin younger sisters of Norbert and Daggett, their birth led to Norbert's and Daggett's eviction from their family's home. They are named after and voiced by creator Mitch Schauer's daughters, Stacy and Chelsea Schauer.
  • Leonard: Norbert and Daggett's father. Following the birth of his youngest children, he kicked the elder beaver brothers out of his dam to make room for the new offspring. He is voiced by Tim Thomerson.

Cast[edit]

Episodes[edit]

Broadcast history[edit]

DVD releases[edit]

Nickelodeon and Amazon.com teamed up to release The Angry Beavers and other Nick shows on manufacture-on-demand DVD-R discs available exclusively through Amazon.com's CreateSpace arm. The Angry Beavers sets, among others, were discontinued when Nick began releasing traditional DVDs of many of their series in association with Shout! Factory. The first release for Beavers was the Seasons 1 and 2 4-disc set on August 23, 2011. Season 3: Part 1 was released in a 2-disc set on February 28, 2012,[5] while Season 3: Part 2 was released on August 14, 2012.[6]

On July 30, 2013, Shout! released the complete series set in Region 1.[7]

in Australia, The Angry Beavers has been released on DVD. Season 1 was released on 3 April 2013,[8] Season 2 was released 3 April 2013,[9] and Season 3 was released on 5 June 2013.[10] Season 4 was released on 4 December 2013. [11]

Shout! Factory releases Release date Discs Episodes
Season 1 & 2 August 23, 2011 4 26
Season 3: Part 1
Season 3: Part 2
February 28, 2012
August 14, 2012
2
2
11
11
Season 4 February 4, 2014[12] 2 14
Complete Series July 30, 2013 10 62

Only 14 episodes were produced for Season 4.

CreateSpace releases Release date Discs Episodes
Best of Angry Beavers Season 1 June 28, 2010 3 11
Best of Angry Beavers Season 2 December 8, 2010 3 19
Best of Angry Beavers Season 3 December 8, 2010 3 19

In other media[edit]

The Angry Beavers appeared in Nicktoons Racing for the PlayStation, Game Boy Advance, PC, Game Boy Color, and Arcade, as playable characters. Norbert and Daggett had a cameo as a Trophy in Nicktoons: Attack of the Toybots and in Nicktoons MLB as well.

Awards and nominations[edit]

Award Category Nominee Result
World Animation Celebration Best Animation Produced for Daytime Mitch Schauer Won
World Animation Celebration Best Director for Daytime Series Robert Hughes Won
Motion Picture Sound Editors, USA Best Sound Editing — Television Animated Series Unknown Nominated
Motion Picture Sound Editors, USA Best Sound Editing — Television Animated Series Tim Borquez, Thom Syslo Nominated
Daytime Emmy Award Outstanding Sound Mixing — Special Class Timothy Borquez and Timothy J. Garrity Nominated
Daytime Emmy Award Outstanding Sound Editing - Special Class Thomas Syslo, Timothy Borquez, Eric Freeman, Rick Hammel, Les Wolf and Marc Mailand Won
Daytime Emmy Award Outstanding Sound Mixing — Special Class Krandal Crews, Eric Freeman, Timothy Borquez and Timothy J. Garrity Nominated
Annie Awards Outstanding Achievement in a Daytime Animated Television Program Mitch Schauer Nominated
Annie Awards Outstanding Individual Achievement for Effects Animation Joel Krasnove Nominated
Annie Awards Outstanding Individual Achievement for Production Design in an Animated Television Production Dan Chessher Nominated
Annie Awards Best Individual Achievement: Production Design in a TV Production Mitch Schauer Won
Annie Awards Best Promotional Production (for main title) Unknown Nominated

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