Apple & Onion

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Apple & Onion
Apple & Onion logo.svg
Genre
Created byGeorge Gendi
Directed by
  • Miguel Gonzalez (art)
  • Sarah Gencarelli and Tom Riffel (animation)
  • Benton Connor and Nick Edwards (supervising)
Voices of
Theme music composerGeorge Gendi, Matt Layzell, and Paul Fraser
Opening theme"Apple & Onion", performed by Richard Ayoade and George Gendi
Composer(s)Paul Fraser
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes10 (list of episodes)
Production
Executive producer(s)George Gendi
Producer(s)
  • Brent Tanner
  • Matt Layzell and Nick Bertonazzi, Jr. (supervising producers)
Production company(s)Cartoon Network Studios
DistributorWarner Bros. Television Distribution
Release
Original networkCartoon Network
Picture format1080p (16:9 HDTV)
Audio formatDolby Surround
Original releaseFebruary 23, 2018 (2018-02-23) – present

Apple & Onion is an American animated television series created for Cartoon Network. The series was created by George Gendi, a former storyboard artist on The Amazing World of Gumball and Sanjay and Craig, who also serves as executive producer. This is the second anthropomorphic food show on Cartoon Network, the first being The High Fructose Adventures of Annoying Orange.

Gendi first pitched the idea of the series to Cartoon Network Development Studio Europe whilst working on Gumball in London. Upon arriving in Burbank, Gendi approached Cartoon Network Studios with the concept, who greenlit the production of a pilot. The resulting short was selected to be screened alongside another Cartoon Network pilot, Welcome to My Life, at the Annecy Festival in 2015, before eventually being released online in May 2016. The short was picked up for a limited series[1] in March 2017 which premiered on February 23, 2018, with a premiere on the Cartoon Network App and on demand one week before the series.

On July 17, 2018, the creator of the show, George Gendi confirmed that there are more new episodes coming.[2]

Synopsis[edit]

Set in a world populated by anthropomorphic food, Apple and Onion, a pair of childlike newcomers to the big city, attempt to fit in to their new surroundings while undergoing challenges faced with friends and other scenarios.

Characters[edit]

The titular main characters of the series, Apple (right) & Onion (left)
  • Apple (George Gendi) – A friendly and adventurous apple who values his friendship with Onion. He comes to the city hoping to start a new life. He has a much more carefree attitude than Onion and always comes up with strange new ideas. He speaks with an English accent.
  • Onion (Richard Ayoade) – The polite and timid friend to Apple who, despite his name, resembles a scallion, which are known as spring onions in Britain. He comes to the city hoping to make new friends and also has a crush on French Fry. Like Apple, Onion speaks with an English accent.
  • Burger (Eugene Mirman) – A friend of Apple and Onion and Hot Dog's roommate. He appears to be slightly self-conscious.
  • Hot Dog (Paul Scheer) – He initially does not like Apple and Onion due to their childish antics, but soon becomes their friend.
  • French Fry (Tasha Ames) – A friend of Apple and Onion who enjoys their silly antics. She is the object of Onion's affection.
  • Beef Jerky (Kevin Michael Richardson) – A criminal who is jailed because he tried to be someone else. Apple and Onion teach him to be himself instead.
  • Falafel (Sayed Badreya) – Apple and Onion's Middle-Eastern landlord, who lets them stay in the one room shack on top of his building.
  • Apple's Mom & Dad (Penrose Anderson and Adam Buxton) – Apple's carefree parents. They are seen in "A New Life"
  • Onion's Mom & Dad (Penrose Anderson and Stephen Fry) – Onion's proper parents. They are seen in "A New Life"
  • Mrs. Lollypop (Bette Ford) – A kind old lollipop who lives downstairs from Apple and Onion. Her cat was adopted by Apple & Onion.
  • Pizza (Keith Ferguson) – An overworked slice of pizza who owns a diner and loves balloon rides.
  • Patty (Dawnn Lewis) – A Jamaican patty who runs the dollar store that Apple and Onion work at.
  • Lemondrop (Naomi Hansen) - A young candy lemon drop that has the role of a little girl.
  • Hoagie (Danny Jacobs and George Gendi) - A sandwich who is a common resident in the city who has done a lot of occupations. He appeared in the minisode "Lift".
  • Chicken Nugget (Kevin Michael Richardson) - A police chicken nugget who is a control freak and wants people to respect him.

Episodes[edit]

Pilot (2016)[edit]

TitleDirected byWritten byStoryboarded byOriginal release dateOriginal air dateProd.
code
U.S. viewers
(millions)
"Apple & Onion"Nick Cross (art), and Nick
Bertonazzi, Jr. (animation)
George Gendi, Michael
Gendi, and Matt Layzell
George Gendi and Matt LayzellJune 18, 2015 (2015-06-18) (Annecy Festival)
May 2, 2016 (2016-05-02) (Online)
May 14, 2016 (2016-05-14)TBA0.817[3]
Apple and Onion accidentally get invited to Hot Dog's party. The duo are excited, specifically Onion as he wants to get close with French Fry, but when Burger tries to dissuade them by saying it is a "more grown up party", they decide that they need to grow up which somehow lands them in jail.

Season 1 (2018)[edit]

No.
overall
No. in
season
Title [4][5]Written and storyboarded byStory byOriginal air date [4][5]Prod.
code [5]
U.S. viewers
(millions)
11"A New Life"Benton Connor and Nick EdwardsGeorge Gendi, Kelsy Abbott, Joe Saunders,
Mike Benner, and Michael Gendi
February 23, 2018 (2018-02-23)1010.71[6]
Apple and Onion are separately sent off to a new life in the city by their respective parents. Apple is to find an apartment that is ready for him through a map, while Onion has free housing waiting through his job at Fun Co. Upon making it to the city, the two find that what can go wrong will go wrong, and eventually find their journeys intertwined.
Songs: "Take It One Step at a Time" & "I Will Make Friends"
22"The Perfect Team"George Gendi and Benton ConnorGeorge Gendi, Mike Roth, Benton Connor,
Matt Layzell, Matt Price, and Michael Gendi
February 23, 2018 (2018-02-23)1020.71[6]
During a computer game-playing session, "perfect team" Apple and Onion find themselves with a new roommate pawing at their window: a cat. It loves to roost upon Apple's head, but seems to hate Onion because of his hair; causing tension between who spends more time with Apple.
Songs: "Level" 99 & "Wake Up Song"
33"Tips"Jonny Van Orman and Phylicia FuentesGeorge Gendi, Kelsy Abott, Joe Saunders,
Mike Benner, and Michael Gendi
March 2, 2018 (2018-03-02)1030.88[7]
Apple and Onion desire to be on a balloon ride, they gather all the change they can but it's not enough. Desperate to get on the ride, they work to get tips from customers at the pizza place where Pizza works, they start to scare off customers, but then realize they need to do this by being polite to the customers.
Songs: "What Shall We Do Today" & "Have Some Tips Song"
44"Falafel's Fun Day"Benton ConnorGeorge Gendi, Michael Gendi, Kelsy Abbott,
Joe Saunders, Matt Layzell, Benton Connor,
Mike Roth, and Nick Edwards
March 2, 2018 (2018-03-02)1040.82[7]
Apple and Onion decide to show their landlord Falafel an amazing day when he starts to feel homesick and after getting him mad when they didn't listen to his warnings about the air conditioner, things don't go the way they intended however.
Songs: "He Fix It" & "Apple and Onion and Me"
55"Apple's in Trouble"Riley Riggen and Arlyne RamirezGeorge Gendi, Joe Saunders,
and Michael Gendi
March 9, 2018 (2018-03-09)1050.73[8]
Apple is challenged to a fight by a grumpy Cheesesteak after Apple yells at Lemondrop, so he and Onion go on a quest to find the source of Cheesesteak's grumpiness by using the clues for a “chain reaction”. This quest starts from the hotel, then into a room, then into a kitchen, then into the sewers, then into another room, then into Edwards School.
Song: "Classic Domino Chain Reversal Song"
66"4 on 1"Nick Edwards and Jason DwyerGeorge Gendi, Mike Roth, Benton Connor,
Matt Layzell, Matt Price, and Michael Gendi
March 9, 2018 (2018-03-09)1060.73[8]
When Burger and Hot Dog notice Onion has some pro basketball skills, they decide to ask if him and Apple would be interested to join their team for the big 4 on 4 tournament, they accept, but Onion starts to lose for the team when he finds the voices in his head keep throwing him off and making him nervous.
Song: "Onion's Talent Song"
77"Hot Dog's Movie
Premiere"
Riley Riggen and Arlyne RamirezGeorge Gendi, Kelsy Abbott, Joe Saunders,
Dick Grunert, and Michael Gendi
March 16, 2018 (2018-03-16)1070.77[9]
Apple and Onion are banned from the premiere of their friend Hot Dog's new movie he's in: Robotot II. So they try many attempts to sneak in. Their plans involve: Hiding in Popcorn to get in the bathroom so they can get into the booth, Using objects to fool Chicken Nugget (A police-guard), Disguising themselves as dogs, And using dipping sauce.
Songs: "Sorry, Chicken Nugget" & "I Don't Respect Myself"
88"Bottle Catch"Alex Cline and Sean GlazeGeorge Gendi, Kelsy Abbott, Joe Saunders,
and Michael Gendi
March 16, 2018 (2018-03-16)1080.77[9]
Apple and Onion invent a new game called bottle catch (tossing a water bottle back and forth). When Energy Bar hears about it, she steals the idea. In order to get everyone to buy the many water bottles they need to sell, they try to interest them in the bottles by having a bottle catch contest against Energy Bar and Whey.
Songs: "Bottle Catch Song" & "Rhythm of the Cat"
99"Pancake’s Bus Tour"David OchsGeorge Gendi, Kelsy Abbott, Joe Saunders,
and Michael Gendi
March 23, 2018 (2018-03-23)1090.79[10]
When Apple loses his shoe, Onion takes him on a guided bus tour to a shooting star show to have him wish for his shoe. But on the bus, Apple must learn to try and stay serious so they won't get kicked off the bus.
Songs: "Where's Apple's Shoe?" & "Hopping Along"
1010"Block Party"David Ochs and Nick ArciagaGeorge Gendi, Kelsy Abbott, Joe Saunders,
and Michael Gendi
March 23, 2018 (2018-03-23)1100.79[10]
Apple and Onion are getting ready for a block party with all their friends, but a mischievous duck takes over their roof. When they are unable to get into the house because they're stuck with the duck, they try to outwit it before the cake they baked for the party melts and destroys their laptop, which holds the song they wrote for the party.
Song: "We're Having a Block Party"

Broadcast[edit]

Apple & Onion premiered on Cartoon Network UK on August 27, 2018.[11] The show premiered on Cartoon Network Africa on September 29, 2018.[12]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Hayes, Dade (2018-03-08). "Cartoon Network Rolls Out Largest-Ever Slate, Deepens Creative Bench". Deadline. Retrieved 2018-03-08.
  2. ^ "Apple & Onion is coming back, according to George Gendi's Instagram". Twitter. July 17, 2018. Retrieved July 17, 2018.
  3. ^ Mitch Metcalf (May 17, 2016). "SHOWBUZZDAILY's Top 150 Saturday Cable Originals & Network Finals: 5.14.2016 – Showbuzz Daily". Showbuzz Daily. Retrieved March 9, 2018.
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  5. ^ a b c "Shows A-Z – Apple and Onion on Cartoon". The Futon Critic.
  6. ^ a b Mitch Metcalf (February 26, 2018). "Top 150 Friday Cable Originals: 2.23.2018". Showbuzz Daily. Retrieved February 26, 2018.
  7. ^ a b Mitch Metcalf (March 5, 2018). "Top 150 Friday Cable Originals: 3.2.2018". Showbuzz Daily. Retrieved March 5, 2018.
  8. ^ a b Mitch Metcalf (March 12, 2018). "Top 150 Friday Cable Originals: 3.9.2018". Showbuzz Daily. Retrieved March 12, 2018.
  9. ^ a b Mitch Metcalf (March 19, 2018). "Top 150 Friday Cable Originals: 3.16.2018". Showbuzz Daily. Retrieved March 19, 2018.
  10. ^ a b Mitch Metcalf (March 26, 2018). "Top 150 Friday Cable Originals and Network Finals: 3.23.2018". Showbuzz Daily. Retrieved March 26, 2018.
  11. ^ "Cartoon Network UK August 2018 Highlights". RegularCapital: Cartoon Network International News. Turner Broadcasting System Europe (Press Release). Retrieved 11 July 2018.
  12. ^ "Cartoon Network Africa And Boomerang Africa September 2018 Highlights". RegularCapital: Cartoon Network International News. RegularCapital/Entertainment Inside Us/Burson Marsteller/Turner Broadcasting System Europe. Retrieved 6 August 2018.

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