The High Fructose Adventures of Annoying Orange
|The High Fructose Adventures of Annoying Orange|
|Created by||Dane Boedigheimer
|Written by||Tom Sheppard
|Directed by||Ken Mitchroney|
|Voices of||Dane Boedigheimer
|Opening theme||"He's Orange!" by TeraBrite|
|Country of origin||United States|
|No. of seasons||2|
|No. of episodes||65 (31 aired) (List of episodes)|
|Executive producer(s)||Dane Boedigheimer
|Running time||11 minutes|
|Original channel||Cartoon Network|
|Original run||May 28, 2012– Present|
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 for television by Dane Boedigheimer and Tom Sheppard for Cartoon Network. It is currently being produced by Dane Boedigheimer's company Gagfilms alongside management company The Collective. 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 by the FCC and Cartoon Network.
Dane Boedigheimer 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 episode, then bumped up to 26; the show has currently been green-lit for 65 episodes, 30 of which have aired so far. 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, which 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, Grandpa Lemon and the (sometimes) antagonistic Grapefruit. The main setting takes place at a supermarket called Daneboe's (a reference to creator Dane Boedigheimer) which is watched over by employee Nerville (played by internet personality Toby Turner). 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 and other weird characters as well.
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Main characters 
- 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 both friend and foe to Orange, 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 never work.
- Passion Fruit (voiced by Justine Ezarik) - 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 is completely oblivious.
- 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.
- Midget Apple (voiced by Dane Boedigheimer) - Is an adorable, small apple with a scrappy demeanor. He prefers to be called "Little Apple," but hardly anybody obliges.
- Marshmallow (voiced by Dane Boedigheimer) - The sole non-fruit in the group, Marshmallow is an eternally upbeat, rainbow- and unicorn-obsessed ray of sticky, gooey sunshine. However, getting him genuinely mad (quite a difficult feat) results in large explosions and injuries to anyone nearby.
- 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.
- 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 he often falls asleep in mid-sentence.
- Coconut (voiced by Tom Kenny) - Good-natured, but dim and hard-headed, Coconut is the muscle of the group. They tolerate his moronic tendencies because he's so darn lovable.
- Nerville (Toby Turner) - The owner of the fruit cart and a friend of Orange and the Fruit Gang.
Minor characters 
- Peach (voiced by Felicia Day)
- Commander Broccoli (voiced by Rob Paulsen)
- Tomato (voiced by Jim Cummings)
- Bananas (voiced by Tom Kenny, Harland Williams and Tom Sheppard)
- Guava (voiced by Tom Kenny)
Special guest stars 
- Carlos Alazraqui as Cyber-Pear, Jalapeño, Kevin Bacon
- Curtis Armstrong as Pea
- Dee Bradley Baker as Veggie Zombie Leader, Bananadon
- Jim Belushi as Jim Salad
- Jeff Bennett as Potato
- Dane Boedigheimer as Camping Dude, Kingpin, Security Officers, Neighborhood Watch Posse, Tennis Ball, Fruit, Apple, Orange on tree
- Matt Bomer as Joseph Celery
- Kevin Brueck as Kingpin, Milk Bottle, Baby Cumquat, Neighborhood Watch Posse, Apple Trebek, The Breeze Member 1#
- Peter Browngardt as Cyber-Marshmallow 9000
- Corey Burton as Cyber-Apple, Eggplant Judge
- Greg Cipes as Joey the Carrot
- Blake Clark as Sheriff Cantaloupe
- Cuddles as Herself
- Tim Curry as Arugula, Endive, Professor Plum
- Michael Clarke Duncan as King Marshmallow: Marshmallow's Father, Chunkee Cheeses
- Alice Cooper as Himself
- Jim Cummings as Pineapple, Tennis Ball, the Breeze Member 2# and the Market Grandmaster
- Shane Dawson as Popcorn, the Ghost of Christmas Past
- Felicia Day as Marshmallow, Daneboe's Customer, Zucchini Actress, Ginger, Starrie
- Grey DeLisle as Cherry, Cyber-Passion
- Jack DeSena as Green Bean Sam
- Jessica DiCicco as Cantaloupe, Princess Peach
- John DiMaggio as the Big Rock Candy Monster, Leader of the Squashies, Sweet Cookie, Tumble Weed, Mango
- Greg Ellis as Cyber-Grandpa Lemon
- Justine Ezarik as Carrot, Onion, Tennis Ball, Saguaro Cactus, Neighborhood Watch Posse, Pea Girl 1#
- Bill Faggerbakke as Turnip
- Gilbert Gottfried as Celery judge
- Scott Grimes as Dr. Cauliflower
- Jennifer Hale as Pinky
- Armie Hammer as Cranberry, the Ghost of Christmas Nearly Yet to Come
- 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
- 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 Princess of the Realm, Banger, Announcer, Kiwi Flight Attendant, Mandarin (Cutesie), Teddy Juicer, Onions, Herb
- Phil LaMarr as Corny, Samuel Jackfruit, Auto Pilot, Fusilli the Kid, Brianca, Cupcake The Breeze Member 3#
- Matt Lanter as Pepper Jack Actor
- 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
- Malcolm McDowell as the Dark Knight
- Maria Menounos as Herself
- Bret Michaels as Himself, Knife
- Brandon Morale as Thug
- Nanook as Himself
- Patton Oswalt as Inky, Clyde
- Jim Parsons as Henry Applesauce
- Rob Paulsen as 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
- 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, Elderly Banana, Neighborhood Watch Posse, Singer
- Kath Soucie as Pea Girl 2#
- Nick Swardson as Jason Jr., Zorzam
- Cree Summer as Apple Singer, Honey Dew Dew
- 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
- Doug Walker as Cabbage
- Frank Welker as Giant Mole, Buzzards, Veggie Zombies
- 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
- "Weird Al" Yankovic as Himself
- 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)
International releases 
|Country / region||Series premiere||Network|
|United States||May 28, 2012||Cartoon Network|
|Canada||2013||Cartoon Network (Canada)|
|Germany||2013||Cartoon Network (Germany)|
|United Kingdom||Spring 2013||Cartoon Network (UK & Ireland)|
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 show mostly received mixed to negative reviews from critics. 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 
|1||May 28, 2013|
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