The High Fructose Adventures of Annoying Orange
|The High Fructose Adventures of Annoying Orange|
|Created by||Dane Boedigheimer
|Written by||Tom Sheppard
Julie McNally-Cahill & Tim Cahill
|Directed by||Dane Boedigheimer
|Voices of||Dane Boedigheimer
|Opening theme||"He's Orange!", performed by TeraBrite and Lyon Smith|
|Country of origin||United States|
|No. of seasons||2|
|No. of episodes||60 (List of episodes)|
|Executive producer(s)||Dane Boedigheimer
|Running time||11 minutes|
|Distributor||Henson Independent Properties |
|Original channel||Cartoon Network|
|Original run||May 28, 2012– March 17, 2014|
The High Fructose Adventures of Annoying Orange is an American live-action/animated TV series based on the characters from the popular web series The Annoying Orange created by Dane Boedigheimer, which is developed for the television by the same Dane Boedigheimer with Tom Sheppard for Cartoon Network. It is currently being produced by DaneBoe's company Gagfilms, alongside management company The Collective and the studios 14th Hour Productions. A preview aired on May 28, 2012, and the official premiere was on June 11, 2012. The show is rated TV-PG in the United States, rated PG in Canada, and rated G in the Australia. It ended on March 17, 2014 with two seasons and sixty episodes, with a total of thirty episodes per season. On June 11, 2014, Dane Boedigheimer stated: "Yeah, unfortunately there won't be anymore seasons of the AO TV show right now. It's a long story that I really can't get into, but I can say that hopefully we can continue it later on down the road sometime."
Daneboe confirmed that he had started producing a TV show based on The Annoying Orange in April 2010. Boedigheimer finished the script for the first 6 episodes of the show in October of that year. When Boedigheimer began filming the pilot episode of the TV show in February 2011, he discussed with Cartoon Network about airing it on the station, which was picked up in November 18 of that year. The pilot episode had been completed in about 6–7 months.
There were originally meant to be 6 episodes of the show, but it was eventually bumped up to 15 episodes, then bumped up to a 30 episode first season; the show has currently been green-lit for another 30 episode second season. The second season premiered on May 16, 2013.
The show is produced by Boedigheimer, Conrad Vernon and Tom Sheppard, co-executive-produced by Spencer Grove, Kevin Brueck, Robert Jennings and Aaron Massey, and produced with Gary Binkow, Michael Green and Dan Weinstein.
Most of the visual effects, compositing, off-line, on-line, audio, RED Camera footage, graphics, and animation are done at Kappa Studios in Burbank, California. The episodes are completed in six days using the Adobe Creative Suite, with each episode having 47,000 frames over stabilization. 3D software such as Cinema 4D and Lightwave has also been used since the show's second season.
The show follows the lives of Orange and friends: Pear, Passion Fruit, Midget Apple, Marshmallow, Apple, Grandpa Lemon and the (sometimes) antagonistic Grapefruit. The show diverges from the YouTube series in that the Fruit Gang live on a Fruit Stand in a supermarket called Daneboe's (a reference to the creator Dane Boedigheimer) rather than in Dane Boedigheimer's Kitchen. A reoccurring character from the Annoying Orange YouTube series called Nerville (played by internet personality Toby Turner) is now runs the supermarket (mainly as the Janitor), and is the only human who can talk to the fruit (though other people dismiss it as insanity). Another divergence from the Web Series is that there is the same violence, and acts of Knife that kill the characters and Misadventures of the fruit as they face evil zombie vegetables, alien broccoli, various movie and TV Show parodies and other weird characters as well.
- Orange (voiced by Dane Boedigheimer) - The main protagonist of the series. He's annoying, obnoxious, and partial to terrible puns. But deep down, Orange always means well, even though his boredom often drags his friends into ridiculous adventures. This series shows another side of Orange outside of his annoying YouTube self, and casts him as the role of a whacky hero (who's also annoying).
- Pear (voiced by Dane Boedigheimer) - Pear is Orange's best friend, and he often stands as the sole voice of reason in the fruit stand. Pear's attempts to talk Orange out of his wilder ideas and never work. The episode "Orange Belt" reveals he is a master of Karote.
- Passion Fruit (voiced by Justine Ezarik) - Often referred to as "Passion", she's adorable, pragmatic and smart. So why does Passion Fruit have such a big crush on Orange? It's no secret she likes him, except to Orange, who remains completely oblivious.
- Midget Apple (voiced by Dane Boedigheimer) - An adorable, small apple with a scrappy demeanor. He prefers to be called "Little Apple," and a running gag is that he will correct anyone who calls him "Midget Apple". He is constantly teased by Orange, who most frequently calls him Midget Apple and teases him about his size. However Orange once reveals that this is because he finds Midget Apple so cute that he gets distracted and never hears his requests at being called "Little Apple". He does not get along with Apple (despite being of the same species), as he thinks Apple's cowardly demeanor puts shame on all apples.
- Marshmallow (voiced by Dane Boedigheimer) - The sole non-fruit in the group, Marshmallow is a cute, adorable, eternally upbeat, rainbow- and unicorn-obsessed ray of fluffy, sugary sunshine. The episode "Marshmalia" indicates his name is Winky. Marshmallow's temper usually appears non-existent, but in the very rare instances it has appeared results in large explosions and injuries to anyone nearby. On occasion Marshmallow displays a latent dark side to enemies, taking great enjoyment in the prospect of torturing them. Marshmallow is the only one of the Fruit Gang who has no negative opinions towards Orange at all, and views him as being his best friend (after Midget Apple), and is the one of the only characters who Orange has never annoyed. The one exception to this occurs in the episode "Fruitarama" where a future, battered, grief-stricken version of Marshmallow (now going by the name "Mars" as he's no longer 'mellow') who lived through a dystopic future, finds himself no longer able to tolerate Orange.
- Grapefruit (voiced by Robert Jennings) - Is a hulking man-boy who thinks of himself as "large and in charge." He believes he's in a rivalry with Orange for Passion Fruit's affection, but she has no interest in him. He and Orange do not get along, with Orange always insulting him about his weight, whilst he is under the impression that he is muscular.
- Apple (voiced by Harland Williams) - Apple is an unlikable, pessimistic criticiser who rarely joins Orange's adventures for fear he'll get bruised, though he usually ends up even worse off just by staying behind. He is often bullied by Orange. He is seen getting killed more than any other character but for some unknown reason he seems to be revived in every episode he appears in, similar to the Kenny gag in South Park. He is a character made specifically for this series, although the episode "My Name Is Orange" implies he is the same apple as the one which got killed in the original Annoying Orange YouTube Episode (although that Apple was played by Dane Boedighemier and had a completely different voice). His had red eyes in the first season but they were changed to white in the second.
- Grandpa Lemon (voiced by Kevin Brueck) - Grandpa Lemon is the befuddled, elder statesman of the fruit stand. He thinks he's everybody's grandpa, and has a habit of falling asleep mid-sentence. Orange constantly makes fun of his age to his chagrin. It's revealed in Founding Fruits that he is Benjamin Frank-lemon (a lemon version of the renowned Founding Father) and that he's over 200 years old.
- Nerville (Toby Turner) - The somewhat mindless creature, or, you could call it, a human. Nerville is an employee at Daneboes Fruit Store, where he lives and sleeps (on a shelf), and is the only human who can talk to the fruit gang, though other humans view it as insanity. He views the fruits as his best (and only) friends and would never eat them, because otherwise he would be lonely (but has no qualms about selling them for other people to eat). He appears to lack a functioning brain, as there is a great big void in the space it should occupy.
- Coconut (voiced by Tom Kenny) - Good-natured, but dim and hard-headed, Coconut is an occasional member of the Fruit Gang where he serves as the muscle. They tolerate his moronic tendencies because he's so darn lovable.
- Peach (voiced by Felicia Day) - Another friend of the Fruit Gang, she is a peach who normally makes cameos. She may have a crush on Orange. She is friends with Passion Fruit, Orange and Onion and her enemies are Coconut, Grapefruit and Apple.
- Broccoli Alien Overlord (voiced by Rob Paulsen) - The main antagonist of the series. He is an evil alien broccoli who is leader of an empire and is bent on enslaving Earth becoming superior to fruit. He is the nemesis of Orange and the Fruit Gang, having attempted to conquer Earth on many occasions, but is foiled by them on every occasion (in later appearances the Fruit Gang even get fed-up of seeing him rather than fearing him).
- Guava (voiced by Tom Kenny) is a member of the Fruit Gang who got women's legs in a dream world, and has them to this day.
- Ginger (voiced by Felicia Day) An organic ginger root who has a crush on Pear.
- Elderly Banana (voiced by Tom Sheppard) is a very old and ripe banana that talks about scary stuff when he's with the Fruit Gang.
- Big Rock Candy Monster (voiced by John DiMaggio) A monster made entirely of rock candy, and a native of the planet Marshmalia. Upset because marshmallows took their place in desserts, he swore revenge against them. He reappears as a minor character.
Special guest stars
- Carlos Alazraqui as Cyber-Pear, Jalapeño
- Curtis Armstrong as Pea
- Dee Bradley Baker as Blinky, Veggie Zombie Leader, Bananadon
- Jim Belushi as Jim Salad
- Jeff Bennett as Potato, Veggie Zombies
- Dane Boedigheimer as Camping Dude, Kingpin, Security Officers, Neighborhood Watch Posse, Tennis Ball, Fruit, Apple, Orange on tree, Pauly Dingdang
- Matt Bomer as Joseph Celery
- Kevin Brueck as Kingpin, Milk Bottle, Baby Kumquat, Neighborhood Watch Posse, Apple Trebek, the Bries Member #1
- Peter Browngardt as Cyber-Marshmallow 9000
- Corey Burton as Cyber-Apple
- Greg Cipes as Joey the Carrot
- Blake Clark as Sheriff Cantaloupe
- Cuddles as Herself
- Tim Curry as Arugula, Endive, Professor Plum, Reporter
- Michael Clarke Duncan as King Marshmallow: Marshmallow's Father, Chunkee Cheeses
- Alice Cooper as Himself
- David Cross
- Jim Cummings as Tomato, Pineapple, Tennis Ball, the Bries Member #2 and the Market Grandmaster
- Shane Dawson as Popcorn, the Ghost of Christmas Past, Kevin Bacon
- Felicia Day as Marshmallow, Daneboe's Customer, Zucchini Actress, Starrie
- Grey DeLisle as Cherry, Cyber-Passion, Happy Finish
- Jack DeSena as Green Bean Sam
- Jessica DiCicco as Cantaloupe, Princess Peach
- John DiMaggio as Leader of the Squashies, Sweet Cookie, Tumble Weed, Mango
- Greg Ellis as Cyber-Grandpa Lemon
- Stephen Furst
- Bill Fagerbakke as Turnip
- Gilbert Gottfried as Celery Judge
- Scott Grimes as Dr. Cauliflower
- Dave Grohl
- Jennifer Hale as Pinky
- Armie Hammer as Cranberry, the Ghost of Christmas Future
- Jess Harnell as the Cyber-Midget 4000
- Tony Hawk as Ripe Rind
- Gabriel Iglesias as Chicken, Mr. Juicy Fun, Mr. Cash and Smash, Krazy Klaus
- Kendall Jenner
- Robert Jennings as Zucchini, Kingpin, Milk Bottle, Neighborhood Watch Posse, Stomach Shark, Tumblewood, Kiwi
- Carly Rae Jepsen as Swiss Cheese Singer
- Ashley Johnson as Jenny Applesauce
- Tom Kenny as Malacorn, the Ugly Princess of the Realm, Banger, Announcer, Kiwi Flight Attendant, Mandarin (Cutesie), Watermelon, Teddy Juicer, Onions, Herb
- Phil LaMarr as Corny, Samuel Jackfruit, Auto Pilot, Fusilli the Kid, Brianca, Cupcake, The Breeze Member 3#, Apple (Fruiturama)
- Matt Lanter as Pepper Jack Actor
- Kellan Lutz
- Jane Lynch as Cob
- Mark Hamill as Dr. Swiss DiVil
- Slash as Squish the Guitarist
- Tress MacNeille as Cyber-Peach, Strawberry, Female Tennis Ball, Pea Girl #3
- Sam Marin as Jacob Marley the Tater Tot
- Jack McBrayer
- Malcolm McDowell as the Dark Knight
- Maria Menounos as Herself
- Bret Michaels as Himself, Knife
- Kylie Minogue
- Brandon Morale as Thug
- Olivia Munn
- Nanook as Himself
- Patton Oswalt as Inky, Clyde
- Jim Parsons as Henry Applesauce
- Rob Paulsen as Marshmallow Warriors, Dr. Sigmund Fruit, Dr. Fruitenstein, Thomas Jefferson, Rock, Apricot, President Dane, Junior
- Jim Rash as Pineapple Joe
- James Remar as Jack Berry
- Leah Remini as Polly Prune, Butch Ravioli
- Kevin Michael Richardson as Quan Chi
- Jason Ritter as Mario
- Jason Marsden as Cake
- Kristen Schaal as Blueberry, Eggplant
- Jeremy Shada as Dustin Berry, Apple Jr.
- Josh Shada as Baby Carrot
- Zack Shada as Midget Pear/Little Pear
- William Shatner as Grandpa Apple
- Alan Shearman as Heirloom Tomato, Blue
- Dina Sherman as Cucumber
- Tom Sheppard as Camping Dude, Unicorn DJ Princess Buttercup, Eggplant, Turnip, Onion, Li'l Squishy, Neighborhood Watch Posse, Singer
- Kath Soucie as Eggfruit, Starrie, Pea Girl #2
- Nick Swardson as Jason Jr., Zorzam
- Cree Summer as Apple Singer, Honey Dew Dew, Pomegranate
- George Takei as Pepper McPotts
- Jeffrey Tambor as Mr. Orange, Blueberry
- Jim Tasker as FNN Announcer, Fruit Fruitale
- Fred Tatasciore as Cyber-Grapefruit
- Danny Trejo as Cupcake Leader and El Dente
- Patrick Warburton as Cyber-Orange, Big Mike Watermelon
- Frank Welker as Giant Mole, Buzzards
- Billy West as Officer Pomegranate, Kebab, the Ghost of Christmas Present, Beet
- Billy Dee Williams as Old Carrot
- Harland Williams as Corn, Milk Bottle, Neighborhood Watch Posse, Ninja Tomato Leader, Lime
- Matthew Willig as Thug
- Rainn Wilson as Dr. Po
- "Weird Al" Yankovic as Himself and Hamburger
- Eddie Izzard as Sean
- Juan Pablo Montoya as Chariot Racer (Ep. 221 - 'Orange Julius Caesar') (Season 2)
- Carl Edwards as Chariot Racer (Ep. 221 - 'Orange Julius Caesar') (Season 2)
- Aaron Massey as Hamster and Onion Ring
- Olivia Wilde as Rainbow Fairy
- Michael Johnson as Young Orange
|Country / region||Series premiere||Network|
|United States||May 28, 2012||Cartoon Network|
|Mexico, Colombia, Chile, Argentina and Ecuador||June 6, 2012||Cartoon Network Latin America|
|Australia||July 15, 2013||Fox Broadcasting Company|
|Brazil||September 9, 2013||MTV Brasil|
|Canada||September 26, 2013||Teletoon|
|Israel||October 15, 2013||Arutz HaYeladim|
|France||May 5, 2014||Cartoon Network (France) and Teletoon|
|Russia||2015||Cartoon Network (Russia)|
|Asia||2016||Cartoon Network Asia|
Reception and Cancellation
A sneak peek was aired on May 28, 2012, and the series officially premiered on June 11, 2012, as Television's #1 Telecast of the Day Among Boys 6-11. In its first two weeks, the show averaged nearly 2.5 million viewers.
The High Fructose Adventures of Annoying Orange was critically panned. A review by Common Sense Media reviewer Lien Murakami noted that the show's "Name calling, rude humor will delight teens, not parents. Curt Wagner thought that the show was "just as obnoxious as the title claims, who also criticized the bad puns and "other kitchen/supermarket/anywhere-they-roam carnage".
Eventually, Adult Swim decided to cancel the show after Season 2 ended, so Daneboe decided to end off the series with the half-hour special, "Defending Your Fruit Cart" on March 17, 2014. Daneboe claimed that he "wanted to end off the series with an actual ending. So I decided to make a cool 2 parter which would make the series notget cancelled, and just end. I worked really hard on that last episode."
On June 11, 2014, it was announced that the show had ended, but it may be brought back by Adult Swim in the future, if the episodes uploaded to YouTube as of February 2014 are good enough.
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