Cupcake & Dino: General Services

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Cupcake & Dino: General Services
Cupcake & Dino General Services logo.png
Genre
Created byPedro Eboli
Developed byMark Satterthwaite
Directed byPedro Eboli
Voices of
Theme music composerBedtracks Inc.
Opening theme"Opening Theme"
by Bedtracks Inc.
Composer(s)Bedtracks Inc.
Country of origin
  • Brazil
  • Canada
Original language(s)
  • English
  • Portuguese
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes26[1][2] (list of episodes)
Production
Executive producer(s)
  • Olivier Dumont
  • Randi Yaffa
  • Luciana Eguti
  • Pedro Eboli
  • Mark Satterthwaite (co-executive producer)
Producer(s)Tristan Homer
Running time22 minutes[1]
Production company(s)
Release
Original network
Picture formatHDTV 1080i
Audio formatStereo
Original releaseJuly 27, 2018 (2018-07-27) – present
External links
Website
Production website

Cupcake & Dino: General Services (or Cupcake & Dino: Serviços Gerais in Portuguese) is an animated television show created and directed by Pedro Eboli (who also created Oswaldo[3]) for Netflix.[4] The series is a Canada-Brazil co-production also developed and co-executive produced by Mark Satterthwaite.

The series follows the life of Cupcake and Dino, two brothers who strive to make a name for themselves in the General Services (odd jobs) business.[1] It was released to Netflix on July 27, 2018.[5]

Premise[edit]

Cupcake & Dino: General Services revolves around a tiny cupcake and his giant dinosaur brother as they strive to make a name for themselves in the competitive General Services business.[6] There is a supporting cast of other anthropomorphised food, objects, animals, and mythical creatures, as well as humans. There is no apparent reason or distinction between different types of characters, with Cupcake and Dino being presented as birth siblings and having a Grandma Steak.

Episodes follow the loose format of Cupcake and Dino taking on a general services job where unintended consequences usually follow absurd plot points. Each episode also has repeated basic themes found in young children's programming such as friendship, honesty, bravery, and loyalty—often accompanied by simple songs emphasizing these themes.

The show utilizes a mix of live-action and animation—the live-action sequences were recycled from Shutterstock, which the crew used with permission.

Characters[edit]

Main[edit]

  • Cupcake B. Goody (voiced by Justin Collette) is a pink pastry with a Napoleon complex, and Dino's brother.[1]
  • Dino (voiced by Mark Little) is Cupcake's fun-loving, optimistic brother.[1]

Recurring[edit]

  • Hugo (voiced by Mark Forward) is Cupcake and Dino's assistant.
  • Uncle Chance (voiced by Kyle Dooley) is Cupcake and Dino's uncle.
  • Mayor Vicky (voiced by Julie Sype) is the mayor, and a friend of Cupcake and Dino's.
  • Grandma Steak (voiced by Julie Lemieux) is Cupcake and Dino's grandma.
  • Peetree Gluck the Third (voiced by Joris Jarsky) is Cupcake and Dino's rival.
  • Sneaky Stan (voiced by Kyle Dooley) is Uncle Chance's grocery store rival.
  • Officer Bees (voiced by Kayla Lorette) is a bee police officer.

Minors[edit]

  • Angles.
  • Ariel.
  • Cattycorn.
  • Chris (the Manygoose).
  • Creature Magazine Editor.
  • Mr.Grumbles.
  • Pigeon.

Episodes[edit]

No.TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal release dateCanadian air dateProd.
code
1a"The Manly Men's Man Club"Pedro EboliMark Satterthwaite & Mark LittleJuly 27, 2018 (2018-07-27)September 3, 2018 (sneak peek)
September 8, 2018 (official)
101
Cupcake becomes obsessed with joining a men's club after Peetree mocks him and Dino for not being manly enough.
1b"Mi Casa, Robo Casa"Pedro EboliMark Satterthwaite & Mark LittleJuly 27, 2018 (2018-07-27)September 3, 2018 (sneak peek)
September 8, 2018 (official)
102
Cupcake and Dino take on a housesitting job for a futuristic self sufficient house only to be trapped inside by the house's lonely artificial intelligence.
2a"Cupcake Days"Pedro EboliMark LittleJuly 27, 2018 (2018-07-27)September 3, 2018 (sneak peek)
September 8, 2018 (official)
103
Mayor Vicky tasks Cupcake and Dino with tracking down a stolen statue during the city's Cupcake Days celebration.
2b"My Brother, My Headband"Pedro EboliCraig MartinJuly 27, 2018 (2018-07-27)September 3, 2018 (sneak peek)
September 8, 2018 (official)
104
Dino questions his identity after he loses his favorite sweatband in a sinkhole.
3a"Mozoko"Pedro EboliMark LittleJuly 27, 2018 (2018-07-27)September 15, 2018105
Dino learns he has an innate ability playing a complicated card game when he and Cupcake volunteer at Grandma Steak's retirement home.
3b"The Pizza Man Always Rings 6000 Times"Pedro EboliKathleen PhillipsJuly 27, 2018 (2018-07-27)September 15, 2018106
Cupcake and Dino become professional pizza delivery men to help keep their favorite pizza place from going out of business.
4a"Goody Family 101"Pedro EboliKyle DooleyJuly 27, 2018 (2018-07-27)September 15, 2018107
Cupcake and Dino learn about their distant ancestors when Uncle Chance asks them to fix up the old family float for the Big City Small Business Parade.
4b"The Manygoose"Pedro EboliMark LittleJuly 27, 2018 (2018-07-27)September 15, 2018108
Cupcake and Dino befriend a mythical creature called the Manygoose in the woods and embark on a rescue mission when it is caught and sold to the circus.
5a"Everybody Loves Kattycorn"Pedro EboliMark SatterthwaiteJuly 27, 2018 (2018-07-27)September 22, 2018109
Dino hires a temp named Kattycorn to help with general service jobs while Cupcake is sick in bed with a nasty cold but Cup grows jealous when he believes Kattycorn is planning to replace him permanently.
5b"Know Your Nemesis"Pedro EboliDoug Hadders & Adam RotsteinJuly 27, 2018 (2018-07-27)September 22, 2018110
Uncle Chance becomes furious when he accidentally encourages the boys to take a job working with his arch nemesis, Sneaky Stan.
6a"Talent Show Biz"Pedro EboliStephanie KalinerJuly 27, 2018 (2018-07-27)September 22, 2018111
Cupcake and Dino help Mayor Vicky hone her singing skills for the upcoming talent show.
6b"Retrieval Boys"Pedro EboliMark LittleJuly 27, 2018 (2018-07-27)September 22, 2018112
Hoping to be showered in praise, Cupcake and Dino hunt down a mysterious criminal who is stealing all of the books in Big City.
7a"Cupcake's Big Surprise"Pedro EboliNick FlanaganJuly 27, 2018 (2018-07-27)September 29, 2018113
Cupcake believes he has figured out the birthday surprise that Dino has planned for him.
7b"Growing Pains"Pedro EboliJoel BuxtonJuly 27, 2018 (2018-07-27)September 29, 2018114
Cupcake and Dino take care of Mayor Vicky's pet caterpillar, Cassie, to prove to Uncle Chance that they're responsible enough to have a pet of their own. However, the duo soon find themselves overwhelmed when Cassie becomes a rebellious teenage butterfly.
8a"Inventory Day"Pedro EboliDoug Hadders & Adam RotsteinJuly 27, 2018 (2018-07-27)September 29, 2018115
After neglecting their inventory work, Cupcake and Dino are forced to navigate the Goody Bag's labyrinthine basement to save Uncle Chance from a vengeful former employee.
8b"Cupsy"Pedro EboliKyle DooleyJuly 27, 2018 (2018-07-27)September 29, 2018116
Cupcake becomes a pretentious artist after a local millionaire praises his hedge trimming ability.
9a"My Two Dinos"Pedro EboliCraig MartinJuly 27, 2018 (2018-07-27)October 6, 2018117
After learning that he's too small to drive in the annual Big City dune buggy race, Cupcake uses Dino's shed skin to create a suit that makes him bigger.
9b"Believe in the Paperboys"Pedro EboliDoug Hadders & Adam RotsteinJuly 27, 2018 (2018-07-27)October 6, 2018118
Cupcake and Dino become paperboys and discover all the stories written in the local tabloid newspaper are true.
10a"My Life in Radio (Stinks!)"Pedro EboliMark SatterthwaiteJuly 27, 2018 (2018-07-27)October 6, 2018119
Cupcake and Dino become famous after taking over the night shift at Big City Radio but upset Uncle Chance when they reveal a secret of his on air.
10b"Internet vs. Everybody"Pedro EboliJeff SagerJuly 27, 2018 (2018-07-27)October 6, 2018120
Cupcake, Dino and Mayor Vicky discover the wonders of nature while searching for the internet after she decides to take an unexpected vacation that leaves Big City offline.
11a"All That Snazz"Pedro EboliKathleen PhillipsJuly 27, 2018 (2018-07-27)October 13, 2018121
Uncoordinated Cupcake tries to lead a dance troupe to victory.
11b"Live, Love, Lemonade"Pedro EboliJoel BuxtonJuly 27, 2018 (2018-07-27)October 13, 2018123
While babysitting, Cupcake and Dino inspire a boring little girl to become a big shot lemonade mogul.
12a"Cupcake, Dino & the Treasure of Tikiluki"Pedro EboliKyle DooleyJuly 27, 2018 (2018-07-27)November 17, 2018124
The guys try to make their favorite action star's boring life more exciting.
12b"Hu's the Boss"Pedro EboliAron DunnJuly 27, 2018 (2018-07-27)November 17, 2018125
Chance leaves Hugo in charge of the store, but C and D get in the way.
13a"Christmas Is Cancelled"Pedro EboliMike GirardJuly 27, 2018 (2018-07-27)November 3, 2018126
Cupcake and Dino help Mayor Vicky save Christmas after nobody in Big City receives gifts on Christmas Eve. However, in order to help Cupcake must first overcome his fear of Santa.
13b"Ice Station Dino"Pedro EboliMike GirardJuly 27, 2018 (2018-07-27)November 3, 2018127
On a snowy day, Cupcake and Dino take a break from their toothpick packing job to play outside, but the duo get caught up in a snow war when Peetree and his army of snow shovelers threaten to destroy their snow fort.

Broadcast[edit]

Cupcake & Dino: General Services was first released to Netflix as a Netflix original on July 27, 2018.[5] The series premiered on Teletoon in Canada on September 8, 2018.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e https://www.entertainmentone.com/home/EN/cupcake-dino-general-services-
  2. ^ "Netflix takes hold of eOne's Cupcake & Dino". kidscreen.com. Kidscreen.
  3. ^ "Cupcake e dinossauro são irmãos em animação brasileira". oglobo.globo.com. O Globo.
  4. ^ "Netflix takes hold of eOne's Cupcake & Dino". kidscreen.com. Kidscreen.
  5. ^ a b "Netflix in July 2018: What's coming ... and going". usatoday.com. USA Today.
  6. ^ "KIDSCREEN: NETFLIX TAKES HOLD OF EONE'S CUPCAKE & DINO". atomiccartoons.com. Atomic Cartoons.
  7. ^ https://www.corusent.com/properties/cupcake-dino-general-services

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