The High Fructose Adventures of Annoying Orange

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The High Fructose Adventures of Annoying Orange
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Genre Comedy
Format Live-action/animated series
Created by Dane Boedigheimer
Tom Sheppard
Written by Tom Sheppard
Luke Barats
Julie McNally-Cahill & Tim Cahill
Jessica Gao
Directed by Dane Boedigheimer
Ken Mitchroney
David Skelly
Tom Sheppard
Spencer Grove
Luke Barats
Starring Toby Turner
Voices of Dane Boedigheimer
Justine Ezarik
Kevin Brueck
Robert Jennings
Felicia Day
Tom Kenny
Harland Williams
Opening theme "He's Orange!", performed by TeraBrite
Composer(s) Randall Crissman
Shawn Patterson
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 2
No. of episodes 65 (60 aired) (List of episodes)
Production
Executive producer(s) Dane Boedigheimer
Tom Sheppard
Conrad Vernon
Gary Binkow
Michael Green
Dan Weinstein
Producer(s) Margot McDonough
Editor(s) Lee Mansis
Stephen Adrianson
Cinematography John Tucker
Running time 11 minutes
Production company(s) Gagfilms
The Collective
14th Hour Productions
Distributor Henson Independent Properties (HIP) (INT)[1][2][3]
Broadcast
Original channel Cartoon Network
Original run May 28, 2012 (2012-05-28) – Present
External links
Website

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 and Spencer Grove, 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[4] and the studios 14th Hour Productions.[5] A preview aired on May 28, 2012,[6] 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.

Production[edit]

Daneboe confirmed that he had started producing a TV show based on The Annoying Orange in April 2010.[7][8] Boedigheimer finished the script for the first 6 episodes of the show in October of that year.[9] 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,[10] which was picked up in November 18 of that year.[11][12][13][14][15] The pilot episode had been completed in about 6–7 months.[16]

There were originally meant to be 6 episodes of the show, but it was eventually bumped up to 15 episodes, then bumped up to 26; the show has currently been green-lit for 52 episodes.[8][17] The second season premiered on May 16, 2013.[18]

The show is produced by Boedigheimer, Conrad Vernon and Tom Sheppard, co-executive-produced by Spencer Grove, Kevin Brueck, Robert Jennings and Aaron Massey,[19] and produced with Gary Binkow, Michael Green and Dan Weinstein.[20][21][22]

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.[23] 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.[24]

Plot[edit]

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 much lesser violence, in consideration of the child audience, and any acts of mortality (such as the infamous "Knife") are either cut out or do not kill characters (as repetitively done with Apple). There is no one-track premise for the show but instead focuses on the surreal misadventures of the fruit as they face evil zombie vegetables, alien broccoli, various movie and TV Show parodies and other weird characters as well.

Characters[edit]

Main characters[edit]

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Passion Fruit (voiced by iJustine) - 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. 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.
  • 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 uptight goody two-shoes 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 one episode implies he is the 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).
  • 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.
  • 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.

Minor characters[edit]

  • Coconut (voiced by Tom Kenny) - Good-natured, but dim and hard-headed, Coconut is the muscle of the Fruit Gang. They tolerate his moronic tendencies because he's so darn lovable.
  • Peach (voiced by Felicia Day) is 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.
  • Commander Broccoli Alien Overlord (voiced by Rob Paulsen) is an evil alien broccoli bent on becoming superior to fruit.
  • 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[edit]

International releases[edit]

Country / region Series premiere Network
 United States May 28, 2012 Cartoon Network
 Australia July 15, 2013 ABC3
 Brazil September 9, 2013 Cartoon Network (Brazil)
 Canada September 26, 2013 Teletoon
 Israel October 15, 2013 Arutz HaYeladim
 United Kingdom January 13, 2014 Cartoon Network (UK & Ireland)

Reception[edit]

A sneak peek was aired on May 28, 2012,[6] and the series officially premiered on June 11, 2012, as Television's #1 Telecast of the Day Among Boys 6-11.[27] In its first two weeks, the show averaged nearly 2.5 million viewers.[28][29]

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 tweens, 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.

DVD releases[edit]

Season Release dates
Region 1
1 May 28, 2013[30]

References[edit]

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