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Fanboy and Chum Chum
Inter title
Genre Slapstick comedy
Surreal comedy
Gross-Out comedy
Created by Eric Robles
Directed by Brian Sheesley
Jay Lender
Starring David Hornsby
Nika Futterman
Jeff Glen Bennett
Wyatt Cenac
Jamie Kennedy
Josh Duhamel
Opening theme "Fanboy & Chum Chum"
Ending theme "Fanboy & Chum Chum" (Instrumental)
Composer(s) Brad Joseph Breeck
Country of origin United States
No. of seasons 2
No. of episodes 40 (list of episodes)
Executive producer(s) Fred Seibert
Steve Tompkins
Eric Robles
Producer(s) Shaun Cashman
Jason Meier
Running time approx. 22-26 minutes (consisting of two 11 minute cartoons)
Production company(s) Nickelodeon Studios
Original network Nickelodeon
Picture format 1080i (HDTV)
Original release November 6, 2009 – October 3, 2010
External links

Fanboy and Chum Chum is an American CGI animated television series produced by Frederator Studios. It is based on a first episode/short from Frederator's Random! Cartoons called Fanboy. The series is created by Eric Robles and directed by Brian Sheesley and Jim Schumann. It premiered on November 6, 2009 on Nickelodeon. A sneak peek of the show was shown on November 6, 2009 after the movie SpongeBob's Truth or Square.

The series is about Fanboy and Chum Chum, two energetic "super fans" of science fiction and fantasy. They have super hero costumes with underwear outside the costumes and their world is full of comic adventures and misadventures.

The series premiere drew 5.8 million viewers.[1] The second episode was watched by 5.4 million viewers.The third was viewed by 1.5 million viewers.[1]


Animated short

Directed by Larry Leichliter
Hugo Morales
Eric Robles
Produced by Kevin Kolde
Written by Eric Robles
Starring David Hornsby
Nancy Cartwright
Scott Grimes
Dan Castellaneta
Eric Robles
Music by Brad Joseph Breeck
Distributed by Nickelodeon
Release date
2007 (leak)
23 August 2009 Nicktoons Network
Running time
8 minutes

The animated short Fanboy aired as part of Frederator Studios' Random! Cartoons, and led to the creation of the animated series.

Worldwide release

Country Network Premiere Date
 United States Nickelodeon / Nick 2 October 12, 2009 (sneak peek)
November 6, 2009 (series premiere)
Nicktoons October 23, 2009
 Costa Rica
 Dominican Republic
 El Salvador
Nickelodeon April 10, 2010
 Brazil Nickelodeon April 4, 2010
 Canada YTV November 1, 2009
Nickelodeon November 2, 2009
 Netherlands Nickelodeon April 5, 2010
 United Kingdom
Nickelodeon February 16, 2010 (Sneak Peek)
April 2, 2010 (Series Premiere)
Malaysia Malaysia
Hong Kong Hong Kong
Laos Laos
Brunei Brunei
Nickelodeon (Southeast Asia) March 12, 2010 (Sneak Peek)
April 17, 2010 (series premiere)
Nickelodeon April 17, 2010
 Russia Nickelodeon June 14, 2010
New ZealandNew Zealand
Nickelodeon June 26, 2010
 Israel Nickelodeon April 25, 2010
Japan Japan Nickelodeon Japan April 25, 2010
Turkey Turkey Nickelodeon (Turkey) April 15, 2010
Indonesia Indonesia Nickelodeon September 22, 2010
Croatia Croatia Nickelodeon June 5, 2010
Spain Spain Nickelodeon (Spain) April 15, 2010
South Africa South Africa Nickelodeon July 2010

Reception and achievements


Aaron H. Bynum of Animation Insider called Fanboy and Chum Chum "a fun show that deserves a good look. The quality animation helps counterbalance the immense amount of dialogue from the series' chatty characters, and the sheer comedy of marginally competent comic-loving kids helps outweigh what might otherwise be a binge of geeky annoyance. But overall, Fanboy and Chum Chum is a lot of fun."[2] Variety praised the series's "bright, energetic look and even an appealing premise in theory".[3] David Hinckley of NY Daily News gave the series three stars out of five, and said that "it's good [but] might not be next SpongeBob".[4]

A negative review came from KJ Dell'Antonia of Slate, who found the main characters irritating, and thought the whole concept was unoriginal, with "many tired jokes and not enough of that kind of mild satire to make this play in our house".[5]


The series premiered on November 6, 2009, after the SpongeBob SquarePants film Truth or Square.[1] The broadcast ranked number three of cable programs that week and number two of the night.[6][1] The premiere was watched by a total of 5.8 million viewers. The second episode was broadcast on November 7, 2009 and garnered 5.4 million viewers, ranking fifth of all cable broadcasts that week.[6]

The third episode was broadcast a week later, on November 14, 2009, with 3.8 million viwers.[7] A broadcast on November 28, 2009 was viewed by 3.9 million viewers.[8] In February 2010, the episode "Moppy Dearest" was viewed by 4.27 million viewers, an improvement over the last few episodes.[9]


Award Category Nominee Result
2010 Daytime Emmy Awards Outstanding Directing in an Animated Program[10] Jim Schumann
Brian Sheesley
Ginny McSwain
Outstanding Individual Achievement in Animation[10] Caesar Martinez
For "Chimp Chomp Chumps"
Outstanding Individual Achievement in Animation[10] Steve Lambe
For "The Janitor Strikes Back"
Outstanding Achievement in Main Title and Graphic Design[10] Nominated


  1. ^ a b c d Gorman, Bill (2009-11-10). "Nickelodeon’s SpongeBob SquarePants “Truth or Square” Grabs 7.7 Million Viewers, Tops Basic Cable". TV by the Numbers. Retrieved 2010-03-04. 
  2. ^ Bynum, Aaron H. (2009-10-21). "Fanboy & Chum Chum Review". Animation Insider. Retrieved 2010-05-30. 
  3. ^ "Fanboy and Chum Chum Review". Variety. Retrieved 2010-05-30. 
  4. ^ Hinckley, David (2009-11-06). "Fanboy and Chum Chum Review". NY Daily News. Retrieved 2010-05-30. 
  5. ^ Dell'Antonia, KJ (2009-11-09). "Boys Will Be Boys". Double X. Retrieved 2010-05-30. 
  6. ^ a b Seidman, Robert (2009-11-10). "Cable ratings: NFL Football, SpongeBob and Fanboy & Chum Chum top weekly cable charts". TV by the Numbers. Retrieved 2010-03-04. 
  7. ^ Seidman, Robert (2009-11-18). "Nickelodeon’s “iCarly” Ranks as Basic Cable’s Number-One Entertainment Show with Total Viewers for the Week". TV by the Numbers. Retrieved 2010-03-04. 
  8. ^ Seidman, Robert (2010-12-02). "Cable ratings: NFL & College Football, Monk and iCarly top weekly cable charts". TV by the Numbers. Retrieved 2010-03-04. 
  9. ^ Seidman, Robert (2010-02-09). "Cable ratings: WWE RAW, SpongeBob, Penguins of Madagascar and iCarly Top Weekly Cable Charts". TV by the Numbers. Retrieved 2010-03-04. 
  10. ^ a b c d "Daytime Emmy Awards: 27th Annual Winners". Emmy Online. Retrieved 2010-07-06. 

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