Kid vs. Kat
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|Kid vs. Kat|
Kid vs. Kat
|Created by||Rob Boutilier|
|Written by||Rob Boutilier
Karen J. Lloyd
|Directed by||Rob Boutilier
|Voices of||Erin Mathews
|Country of origin||Canada|
|No. of seasons||2|
|No. of episodes||52 (list of episodes)|
|Executive producer(s)||Blair Peters
|Producer(s)||Jamie Turner (Season 1)
Chantal Hennessey (Season 2)
|Production company(s)||Jetix Europe (Season 1)
Disney XD Europe (Season 2)
Studio B Productions
|Picture format||480i (4:3 SDTV)
1080i (16:9 HDTV)
|Original release||October 25, 2008– June 4, 2011|
Kid vs. Kat is a Canadian animated television series developed and produced at Studio B Productions, in association with YTV and Jetix Europe for its first season and Disney XD Europe for its second season. The show was created and co-directed by Rob Boutilier. The series is distributed by Studio B Productions. The series revolves around a young boy's constant battle with his sister's Sphynx cat which, in reality, is an alien invader.
The show aired on YTV in Canada from October 25, 2008, to June 4, 2011. It ran for a total of two seasons and 52 episodes.
- 1 Episodes
- 2 Premise
- 3 Characters
- 4 Production
- 5 Reception
- 6 Broadcast
- 7 References
- 8 External links
|Season||Episodes||Season premiere||Season finale|
|1||26||October 25, 2008||November 30, 2009|
|2||26||September 11, 2010||June 4, 2011|
When Coop Burtonburger's spoiled younger sister Millie brings home a strange stray cat, Coop's idyllic life is turned upside down. Coop soon discovers that "Mr. Kat" is more than just a scrawny, purple, hairless pet; he is also a smart, conniving, alien mastermind with a fanatical hate for Coop himself and a mysterious, seemingly sinister goal. Kat instantly declares war on Coop. The two battle constantly as Coop tries to stop Kat and tell the world about his sinister plans, only to find Kat destroying the evidence, and putting the blame on Coop every time.
- Cooper "Coop" Burtonburger
Voiced by Erin Mathews
Coop is a 10-year-old boy who thinks Kat is evil from the first time they ever met. He tries to stay out of trouble, but is often humiliated and injured when trying to prove Kat's true identity. He gets the blame for everything Kat ruins in the house. Coop sometimes thinks Mr. Kat's plan is to take over the world, but Mr. Kat's plans are to collect Fishy frisky bits and return to his home planet in outer space. Coop may have misunderstood Mr. Kat most of the time. He always jumps to conclusions without knowing all the facts, due to the fact that he never takes chances and never bothers talking to Kat about the situation instead of fighting him. The irony about Coop is that he always comes up with plans to get rid of Kat, which only cause Kat to stay. Coop's father, Mr. Burtonburger and Coop's sister Millie think that Coop is insane for thinking that Kat is an evil alien. Dennis (Coop's best friend), Fiona (Coop's girlfriend), and his Grandpa & Grandma believe him. The Burtonburger's neighbor, Old Lady Munson, hates Coop, but favours Millie. Coop has brown hair and blue eyes. Nobody knows what happened to Coop and Millie's mom who could either be deceased or divorced. Together, he and his friends are fans of Captain Blasteroid. In episode "Something about Fiona" Coop develops a crush on Old Lady Munson's niece Fiona, who is revealed to also know Mr. Kat's identity, and also loves Coop back. But during the episode "Kat To The Future Part 2" Coop travels to the past and stops Millie from ever finding Kat. When Coop returns to the future he found out that Kat's actual mission was conquering the Earth for other cats and becoming a hero. He remained one of the protagonists throughout the entire series.
- Millie Burtonburger
Voiced by Kathleen Barr
Millie is Coop's younger sister; a spoiled and bratty girl and the "owner" of Kat, whom she loves very deeply. Mr. Burtonburger, her father, always does whatever Millie says, mainly because she throws extreme tantrums when she fails to get her way. Because she can easily manipulate people into giving her what she wants, her talent earns her the neighborhood nickname "The Master Manipulator". Like several characters, she usually blames Coop for everything that happens. Millie has long, dark blue hair tied up in a ponytail with a magenta-colored bow, freckles and buck teeth, and wears red-framed eyeglasses. She is a "Greeny Girl" a parody of the Girl Scouts. Millie's hair goes down to her feet. She and Coop rarely get along. In "Tickled Pink", she and Coop finally got along, though Coop was only doing that to protect from Kat, besides, at the end, they revert to their old ways. However, in the new Kid Vs. Kat episode "Mind Games", Millie expressed an interest in playing with Coop, at the point where she accidentally gets "telepathic powers" from one of Kat's inventions, and uses that to force Coop to be with her, even when Coop tried to run away to stop Kat. At the end of the episode her telepathic powers were gone, and both Coop and Kat were relieved, but Millie states sadly that all she wanted was for Coop to play with her. Seeing how sad Millie is, Coop agrees to spend time with her this time, and with a reluctant Kat joining in. Mille is only person liked by Old Lady Munson. In the episode The Kat Went Back Mille understood that Kat was an alien. But on the same episode when she was talking with Lorne and Horley, Kat used a raygun which brainwashed Mille, Lorne and Horley minds to forget that Kat was an alien.
- Burt Burtonburger
Voiced by Trevor Devall
Burt is the single father of Coop and Millie Burtonburger, who is constantly stressed out due to Coop's "misbehaving." He owns the House of Swap, a strange "store" where people can trade one item of theirs for any item in the store, running on the barter system. Burt has brown hair and wears black-framed eyeglasses. He sometimes makes unpleasant-tasting vegetarian smoothies which no one can stand to drink. He seems to be strongly in favour of doing things yourself and living in harmony with nature, in contrast with Henry (Dennis's Father), who is very technology-savvy and uses gadgets whenever he can. Burt seems to hate that Coop is pulling his leg too much with jokes and gags. His wife is never seen or mentioned in the series.
- Grandma & Grandpa Burtonburger
Grandma & Grandpa are Burt's parents. "These are the coolest Grandma and Grandpa" Coop says. They believe what Coop says (about Kat). They are not common ones. They commonly come home with a hot air balloon. Burt would prefer they take a cab. Even though they believe Coop about Kat being evil, they prefer to keep it a secret because they believe it would put them in a retirement home if they went around saying Kat is evil.
- Dennis Lawrence Chan
Voiced by Cathy Weseluck
Dennis is Coop's best friend and the only person, aside from Fiona, that believes Coop. He helps Coop whenever he tries to stop Kat by contacting each other on Walkie-Talkies until they get Captain Blasteroid bubble blowing communication helmets in the episode "The Grass is Always Meaner". Their birthdays are only one day apart and they always wish for the same presents. Dennis has black hair and black eyes but unlike his father, he does not have an accent. According to Dennis, he and Coop shared a playpen.
- Henry Chan
Voiced by Vincent Tong
Henry is Dennis' father. They have the same head shape and skin, but Henry is almost bald. He and Burt see every little thing as a competition. Henry uses devices all the time and owns a computer store.
- Mrs. Elisabeth Munson
Voiced by Linda Sorenson
Elisabeth Munson is a crotchety old woman who is the next-door neighbor of the Burtonburgers, and Captain Blasteroid's aunt. She favors Millie over Coop, Mr. Burtonburger, and perhaps even Fiona. Burt and Coop refer to her as old lady Munson but correct themselves if they think she is listening. When someone (Kat very often) causes trouble for her and Coop ends up with the blame, she yells, "BURTONBURGER!" She is known for her hobby of collecting and naming garden gnomes and for stealing away all the kid's toys through over the years whenever they fall to her backyard. She has a dog named Growler. She has a niece named Fiona whom Coop likes.
Growler is the dachshund of Old Lady Munson he is small brown and also very loud. He hates Kat but is unknown about Coop. He is Mrs. Munsons garden dog.
- Fiona Munson
Voiced by: Chiara Zanni
Fiona is Mrs. Munson's (varying degrees of great/grand) niece.[clarification needed] Coop has a crush on her. She is the only one besides Coop and Dennis that knows Kat is not a normal cat, and she sometimes helps them in their battles against Kat. She's envied by Phoebe, because she likes Coop too. In the episode "Kat of Diamonds", Fiona confesses Coop that she likes him. However, at the season 2 finale, she forgot Mr. Kat's secret after being zapped by his memory erasing gun. She sometimes visits Munson and as she and Coop, they share literally many similar interests, but Munson won't let them be together.
Voiced by Tabitha St. Germain
Phoebe is a girl who has a crush on Coop and frequently annoys him. Phoebe sometimes hangs out with and other times dislikes Millie, partially because Millie "owns" Kat and Phoebe owns Honeyfluff, a white-haired, obese cat with a pink bow on the end of her tail who is shown, in one of the short episodes, to have an attraction to Kat. She has brown eyes, russet brown hair and light brown skin. She comes from a very wealthy family, and she is jealous of Fiona because Coop likes Fiona and not her as seen in "Birthday Bashed".
- Lorne and Harley
Voiced by Kathleen Barr and Brian Drummond
Lorne and Harley are neighborhood brothers and on-and-off friends of Coop and Dennis. They called Coop "cat boy" since Kat appeared in his life. They always have a tape recorder to record a hand-made horror films themselves, but often end up recording Coop when he's doing something crazy or ridiculous, usually caused by Kat. In the episode "Suddenly Last Slammer," they discover a plan of Kat and managed to record it. They have a pet chicken named Cachaitore.
During the Season 2 finale, Kat is hunted down by his home planet for failing a mission to transport the Kat army to earth, thanks to Coop, Fiona, Dennis, and not knowingly, Lorne and Harley when the robots sent by Kat's home planet arrive to hunt him down he tricks them into capturing a dummy (Kat) made by the true Kat, but at the same time Millie appears looking for Kat and Coop. Fiona and Dennis arrive looking to stop the robots (thinking Kat made them) Lorne and Harley also arrive by mistake and they are all captured by the robots. When Kat saw this he hopped on the robot to save Millie and was transported to his home planet where Coop and everyone else is imprisoned by the cat's Kat gets help from his girlfriend on his planet and breaks them out and admits to Millie that he is an alien. He then transports them home, but as the spaceship is taking off to bring them home, Coop throws him off but not before Kat viciously fights him. Kat is surrounded by guards, but to his surprise he is forgiven because he fought Coop and is sent back to fulfill his mission when he arrives he uses a special gun to blank the memories of Fiona, Millie, Lorne, and Harley so that they all forget Kat is an alien.
Cacciatore the mascot of Lorne and Harley, is a chicken, which first appeared in "You'll Be Show Sorry" where Kat knocked him out of the competition. It also appears in the "The Kat Whisperer" as one of the many pets that are lining up to see Coop, where Lorne and Harley mention that the bird is afraid of chickens.
- Miss Brannigan
Voiced By Cathy Weseluck
Miss Brannigan is Coop's female math teacher. She is a young woman who appears in Coop's school. The closed captions for You Kat See Me spell her name Ms. Branigan when Burt says her name on the phone and later on. She has long blonde hair tied back into a pony tail by a purple thing, possibly a hair band or clip or scrunchee. Her eyebrows are dark blonde or maybe even brown, while Fiona's are black. She has blue eyes and facial freckles, like the blonde ponytail, also things which Fiona possesses, possibly indicating Coop and Dennis have similar aesthetic taste in women. The teacher's freckles are fewer though, 3 above her nose between her eyes, compared to Fiona who has 4 under each eye for 8 total. She has a small round nose like Coop and Millie (Burt's is larger and more oblong) while Fiona's is pointy. She has worn a dark red fully skirt (less pink skirt below) and possible an white T-shirt inside. She first appeared in "Me-Oh Me-Oh Meow" when Coop was in school wearing Kat's Special collar on his leg in her class. In "Curse of Tutankitty's Tomb" her last name was revealed when she was touring the class with Burt in a museum.
- Buck Diamond
Voiced By Patrick Warburton
Buck Diamond is a tough Animal Protection Officer from the episode "Bootsville's Most Wanted". He declared Coop as "Bootsville's Most Wanted" all because Kat was making Coop getting into trouble with Buck. After he was defeated by Coop and Dennis, he was arrested by the police for his recent crimes which are: destruction of private property, numerous traffic violations and throwing the Mayor of Bootsville in jail all because he didn't change the water in his pet's water bowl.
- Kat (Mr. Kat)
Voiced by Kathleen Barr
A space alien that resembles a Sphynx cat. Mr. Kat is an evil cat who hates Coop. He is adopted by Coop's sister, Millie, as a stray cat. At first an annoyance to Coop, he soon becomes a sworn enemy for his being stranded on Earth. They always fight in the comforts of the Burtonburger home, and most often Coop is blamed for any misdeed (at the defense of Millie). However, at times he and Coop get along; in fact whenever trouble threatens both of them they work together, as revealed in "Just Me and Glue." Kat repeatedly tries to get home, only to be foiled by Coop. In "Nip/Duck" he turns out to be part cyborg. While annoyed by his 'owner' dressing him up, he later grows an attachment to her, to the point of acting like a real pet. In the episode "Pet Peeved", he constantly calls for Millie's attention at the start of the episode, then runs away because Millie had found a new playmate. In the episode "One Big, Happy Family," when Millie falls for a trap Mr. Kat had planted for Coop, Mr. Kat tries to save her, Millie is really the only one he likes. She is Kat's only friend on Earth as seen when she is in trouble, he always goes to save her like in "The Kat Went Back". Kat's main goal is often presented as simply trying to get home, although in one episode, "Fat Kat," it is revealed that he was sent to Earth to gather "Fishy Frisky Bits," a type of cat food he had developed an obsessed appetite for, and transport the substance back to his home world, the planet Catnip, where the promised title of hero would be waiting for him. It is also revealed that he has been doing a poor job of it so far. Another episode, a Christmas special, reveals how much he misses the family he left behind on his home planet. In the episode "Tickled pink" it is revealed that Kat has a weak spot that makes him forget about his mission. In the episode "Kat to the Future Part One and Part Two" Kat build a time machine then Coop uses Kat's time machine to go back to the past and stop Millie from bringing Kat home, but ends up altering the future for the worse of seen the world had been taken over by Kat. Coop tries to undo the Kat invasion so he has to go back to the past again, which he brought about by fooling with Kat's time machine. If it was not for Millie, Mr. Kat would have become evil and dominated earth for his own selfishness. In "Rebel with a Claw", he teams-up with Coop and Dennis to stop Mr. Kitten and return him back to the home planet. Kat also demonstrates holy power of "flying squirrel". This is seen in the episode "War versus Hamster". Coop and Kat often seem to be quite loathing and fighting each other as tendency; however, since the beginning of Season 2 to until now, Coop and Kat have slowly begun to move far away from their differences. He is the main antagonist of the series.
- Mr. Cheeks
Voiced by Christopher Gaze
Mr. Cheeks is Mr. Kat's enemy. Millie's class pet hamster who turns out to also be an alien like Kat, and wants to destroy Millie and take over the earth for his home planet. His alien species are rivals with the Catnipians. Mr.Cheeks appears in only three episodes. During the Season 2 Finale, Mr. Cheeks was imprisoned by the Kats, but later escaped.
- Kat Kommander
The supreme ruler of Catnip. He sent Mr. Kat to Earth for a secret mission of collecting Fishy Frisky Bits and return to Catnip for the promised title of hero. Coop didn't know about him at first until he saw for himself. He is first seen in "Fat Kat", he is shown in different episodes telling all the space Sphynx cats their missions. He always behaves brutally and mean with Mr. Kat. Fans believed he didn't know about Coop, but it is seen in "The Kat Went Back" that Coop is actually very famous on Catnip.
- Mr. Kitten
Kat Kommander's rebellious son. He loves rock and to party somewhat like Kat and is seen as ruthless as he tries to kill Millie and her dad when he escapes to Earth where Kat must send him home. During the Season 2 Finale, Mr. Kitten is seen playing with the imprisoned Lorne and Harley and as he takes them out into a city on Catnipia he helps them destroy things and befriends them.
- Dr. K (Kat's Girlfriend)
Voiced by Kathleen Barr
Dr. K is a Catnipian scientist that works for Kat Kommander. She is also Kat's girlfriend. Dr. K only appears once in season 1 when Kat is trying to send her romantic gifts in "The Kitty Vanishes". She is seen more often in season 2, first appearing in "Birthday Bashed" when Kat is trying to have a romantic evening with her. Her last appearance was in the season finale, where she helped Kat free the children and send them back home. It is shown in "Who's Haunting Who?" that she usually wears a simple white lab coat and is often seen carrying a clipboard. In "The Kat Went Back Part 1" it is revealed that Dr. K is the only Catnipian that speaks human language, and has a Russian accent while doing so. In the season finale, we see the affection between Kat and Dr. K when they kiss each other in front of the children and Dr. K runs off crying.
When the series was announced on February 19, 2007, Coop was originally created with a light blue T-shirt with a purple stripe. His design was later changed to a red T-shirt with an orange stripe. Coop's little sister, Millie, originally had light blue glasses, a purple bow in her dark blue hair, and a brown skirt. Her final design was later changed to a blue skirt, red glasses, and a pink bow in her hair. Coop's father, Burt, was originally created with grey glasses, but they were ultimately depicted as black glasses. The show was originally designed as a "Warner Bros-y" type show during its stages of production.
The show was originally named Look What My Sister Dragged In. In the final stages of production, the title was changed to Kid vs. Kat.
Kid vs. Kat premiered on YTV on October 25, 2008 in Canada. It aired on Saturdays at 8:30 a.m. as part of YTV's Crunch block. In the US, the series first aired on Disney XD on February 21, 2009 at 8:00 p.m.
The first season was produced by Jetix with Studio B Productions. The viewers were introduced to the characters of the series; Coop, Kat, Millie, Burt, Old Lady Munsion, and Dennis. At the start of the season, "Let The Games Begin/Night of the Zombie Kat", Coop's sister Millie brings home Kat. During the course of the season, Coop gets into all sorts of trouble while trying to prove Kat's true identity. Coop and Kat set a temporary truce at the end of the season in the episode "Kid vs. Kat vs. Christmas".
The second and final season was produced by Disney XD Productions, and introduced new character Fiona Munsion, Old Lady Munsion's niece in the episode "Something About Fiona/Tickled Pink".
On August 14, 2011, Rob Boutilier announced via Facebook that the series wasn't renewed for a third season and there were no plans for one anytime soon. Later that same month, YTV and Disney officially confirmed that series would not be returning for a third season.
The premiere of Kid vs. Kat drew approximately 140,000 viewers in Canada on YTV. In the United States on Disney XD, the show drew 78,000 viewers due to the fact it is a Canadian program. However, in Canada, the show's rating a little higher than MuchMusic's Love Court, but when Global TV's Rookie Blue premiered, it gained higher ratings than Kid vs. Kat.
Awards and nominations
Kid vs. Kat won an award for "Best Program or Series" in 2009, and was nominated for the other three awards.
|Leo Awards||Best Animation Program or Series||Won|
|Leo Awards||Best Direction/Storyboarding in an Animation Program or Series||For episodes "Stall That Jazz, The Kitty Vanishes".||Nominated|
|Leo Awards||Best Musical Score in an Animation Program or Series||For episodes "Stall That Jazz, The Kitty Vanishes".||Nominated|
|Leo Awards||Best Overall Sound in an Animation Program or Series||For episodes "Planter's Warp, Outer Space Case".||Nominated|
Kid vs. Kat won an award for "Best Program or Series" in 2010, and was nominated for the other three awards.
|Leo Awards||Best Animation Program or Series||Won|
|Leo Awards||Best Direction/Storyboarding in an Animation Program or Series||For episodes "Menace The Dennis, Kat To The Future".||Nominated|
|Leo Awards||Best Musical Score in an Animation Program or Series||For episodes "Flea Brains, Nuff Said ".||Nominated|
|Leo Awards||Best Overall Sound in an Animation Program or Series||For episodes "9 to 5 to Oblivion, The Bottyguard".||Nominated|
Kid vs. Kat won an award for "Best Program or Series" in 2011, and was nominated for the other three awards.
|Leo Awards||Best Animation Program or Series||Won|
|Leo Awards||Best Direction/Storyboarding in an Animation Program or Series||For episodes "Keep On Rockin', Mind Games||Nominated|
|Leo Awards||Best Musical Score in an Animation Program or Series||For episodes "Strange Kat On A Train, Amazing Feet Of Strength ".||Nominated|
|Leo Awards||Best Overall Sound in an Animation Program or Series||For episodes "Good Luck Harm, The Incredible Shrinking Coop".||Nominated|
Kid vs. Kat was formerly aired on YTV in Canada until December 30, 2016. In the US it aired on Disney XD premiering on February 13, 2009. The show aired in Australia starting in 2009 on Nickelodeon. The New Zealand premiere was in 2010 on TVNZ. The show began broadcasting in the UK and Ireland on April 4, 2009 on Jetix, in pair with the show's premiere in the rest of Europe on the same channel. The show is currently being aired on Disney XD in India at various timings.
- Aaron H. Bynum, "'Kid vs. Kat' TV Animation Moves into Production", Animation Insider, February 19th, 2007
- "The Kid, the Kat and the Creator: Part 1". 9 February 2009. Retrieved 13 August 2016.
- "Kid vs Kat, Season 1 on iTunes". 2009-02-05. Retrieved 2013-06-23.
- "Kid vs Kat, Season 2 on iTunes". 2010-10-30. Retrieved 2013-06-23.
- "Kid vs. Kat". TV.com. Retrieved January 29, 2010.
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