Grojband

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Grojband
Grojband poster.jpg
A promotional poster depicting the main characters; from left to right: Laney, Corey, Kin and Kon.
Genre Comedy
Musical
Created by
  • Todd Kauffman
  • Mark Thornton
Written by
Voices of
Composer(s)
  • Brian Pickett
  • Graeme Cornies
Country of origin Canada
Original language(s)
  • English
  • French
No. of seasons 1
No. of episodes 26 (52 shorts) (list of episodes)
Production
Executive producer(s)
Running time 22 minutes (11 minutes per short)
Production company(s)
Distributor FremantleMedia
Release
Original network
Picture format HDTV 1080i
Audio format Surround
First shown in United States
Original release June 10, 2013 (2013-06-10) – April 12, 2015 (2015-04-12)
External links
Website
Production website

Grojband is a Canadian animated series developed by Fresh TV and distributed by FremantleMedia, Ltd. (FME). The series is created and co-directed by Todd Kauffman (co-creator of Sidekick) and Mark Thornton. Executive Producers are Tom McGillis, Jennifer Pertsch, creators of the hit animated reality franchise Total Drama.[1][2] It is geared toward children ages 6 to 11.[3] The series premiered on June 10, 2013 in the United States and on September 5, 2013 in Canada.

Synopsis[edit]

Grojband follows an indie rock band formed by Corey and his three best friends, Laney and twin brothers Kin and Kon, as they work to propel their garage band to international stardom. When they don't have the lyrics, Corey and his friends get Trina, Corey's sister, into an emotional mode to write entries in her diary that Corey can use for lyrical inspiration, so that Corey and his friends can perform a perfect song.

Characters[edit]

Grojband[edit]

  • Corey Jaron Riffin (voiced by Lyon Smith) – Corey is the 13-year-old charming, laid-back and quirky leader, vocalist, occasional rapper, and guitarist of Grojband. Although kind, he will do whatever it takes to play music, which is usually by angering his sister, Trina, who will write in her diary. He then translates her venting into lyrics for their songs.
  • Laney Penn (voiced by Bryn McAuley) – Short in stature, but tall in ambition. Laney is the bassist and self-proclaimed band manager of Grojband. She is a fiery redhead, and is the only female in the band, the latter which everyone else aren't able to acknowledge.[4] She tends to be the most rational member of the band, mainly because she cares about the others, but is usually prone to giving in to Corey and his schemes. This is because she has a crush on Corey, to which Corey is oblivious to. Laney also plays the violin, as seen in several episodes. Her name is a pun on the Beatles song Penny Lane.
  • Kin Kujira (voiced by Sergio Di Zio) – Kin is the keyboardist of the band, and Kon's twin brother. He has a knack for technology, and usually builds strange gadgets that help the band.
  • Kon Kujira (voiced by Tim Beresford) – Kon is the drummer of the band, and Kin's twin brother. Kon is overweight and sometimes dense, but is usually well-meaning with a childish demeanor. He sometimes "pecks" on the drums.

The Newmans[edit]

The Newmans are a gender-reversed doppelgänger band to Grojband. The voice actors are the same as the original Grojband

  • Carrie Beff – Corey's doppelgänger: the leader, guitarist, and vocalist of The Newmans. She is also Mina's younger sister. As seen throughout the show, Corey and Carrie are bitter enemies, as one would love to see the other go down. However, both have shown a slight tolerance for each other, and will work together if the situation calls for it.
  • Larry Nepp[5] – Laney's gender-bend rival: bassist and band manager of The Newmans. Similar to Laney, Larry has a visible crush on Carrie, Corey's gender-warped rival, as seen in one episode. He isn't as courageous as her, though.
  • Kim Kagami [6] – Kin's gender-bend rival, who is also the keyboardist of The Newmans. When Grojband and the Newmans fused together in one episode, Kin fused with Kim and both showed some jealousy against their respective twin for being such great friends with each other.
  • Konnie Kagami [6]– Kon's gender-bend rival, who is also the drummer of The Newmans. In one episode, it is shown that under certain circumstances, Kon and Konnie are able to get along.

Others[edit]

  • Trina Riffin (voiced by Alyson Court) – Trina is Corey's 16-year-old sister. She is mean and cruel, and always determined to make Corey's life miserable. Whenever she is overcome with emotion (usually rage, sometimes joy, fear, or despair), she impulsively writes her diary in an angsty way, which provides Corey with lyrical inspiration for their songs. She had a crush on the cute neighborhood boy, Nick Mallory.[7] Her full first name is Katrina, and she was kind with others at one point in her life.
  • Mina Beff (voiced by Denise Oliver) – 14-year old Mina thinks of herself as Trina's best friend (or BFF as she likes to call it), but in reality is more like her slave. Despite wanting to express her own opinion, she wishes to be as cool as Trina, and does whatever she tells her to do. Her real name is Bernadette, but Trina forced her to legally change it so their names would rhyme and she is also Carrie's older sister.[8]
  • Nick Mallory (voiced by Graeme Cornies) – Nick is the coolest 16-year old kid in school, whom all the girls in school adore, especially Trina. He is sometimes referred to as "Hunky Nick Mallory" by Trina and many others around him. He always refers to himself in the third person, but isn't inherently antagonistic, and will sometimes aid the band when they see use of him.
  • Kate Persky and Allie Day (voiced by Addison Holley and Madelyn May respectively) – Allie and Kate are Grojband's adorable 9-year old groupies and their biggest fans. They are head over heels in love with Corey, and are willing to do anything for him, but they can be creepy at times.
  • Mayor Mellow (voiced by Kedar Brown) – The mayor of Peaceville, who is always seen carrying a picture of his mother around, and speaks in rhymes. He's good-intentioned and wants what's best for his town, but his ways to do it are questionable. He also has a somewhat short fuse, and he jumps to the conclusion too soon at times.
  • Buzz Newsworthy and Chance Happening (voiced by Dwayne Hill and Julie Lemieux respectively) – The news anchors of the Peaceville News, they are quick on the scene to cover important news events; however they have a habit of exaggerating the stories. They also sometimes have feuds over who is more proficient.

Recurring[edit]

  • Barney (voiced by Rob Tinkler) – A very rich billionaire who owns multiple businesses around Peaceville. He is always addressed by the name of the business in front of his real name: such as while he works at the salad restaurant he is referred to as "Salad Barney", or at the coffee house he is referred to as "Bean Barney".
  • Party Danimal (voiced by Christian Potenza) – The school party critic who first appeared in the episode "Pox N' Roll", he rates other people's parties with a score out of "10 Awesomes".
  • Captain Tighty Whitey (voiced by Rob Tinkler) – A pirate captain who enjoys stealing things from people and finding treasure. He first appeared in the episode "On the Air and Out to Sea"
  • G'ORB (voiced by Rob Tinkler) – An evil alien space orb who is bent on destroying the world. He is the leader of a band called The Orb Experience, made up of three other space orbs named T'ORB, Z'ORB, and N'ORB. He first appeared in the episode "Space Jammin'" where he challenged Grojband to a battle of the bands and lost. He was only a minor one-time character with the rest of the band until he returned in the season 1 finale episode "Hear Us Rock Part 2" where he returned and challenged Grojband to a rematch and threatened to destroy the world with an apocalyptic meteor if they lost. G'ORB cheated in the battle of the bands to make him win but at the end of the episode, T'ORB had become fed up with putting up with all of his plans and he stood up to him and overthrew him and let Grojband win. After this, T'ORB broke up the band, forced G'ORB to apologize, and made him give up evil and become good.

Episodes[edit]

No. Title Written by Canadian airdate U.S. airdate
1a "Cloudy With a Chance of Malt Balls" Amy Cole September 12, 2013 (2013-09-12) June 10, 2013 (2013-06-10)
Corey, Laney, Kin, and Kon must impress movie star Cherry Grapestain to get Grojband music into her new movie trailer. They have to impress her at her new premiere and rock the drive-in.
Song: "Cherry Cherry"
1b "Dance of the Dead" Meghan Read September 12, 2013 (2013-09-12) June 10, 2013 (2013-06-10)
When a haunted amp and Corey's terrible lyrics meet, zombies have rise from the dead to eat brains in Peaceville.
Songs: "Halloween can sound so Creepy" and "Zombie Dance"
2a "Pox N' Roll" Kyle Hart October 3, 2013 (2013-10-03) June 11, 2013 (2013-06-11)
When Corey gets the Chicken Pox, Trina alerts the Mayor who seals the place in an outbreak dome - with Trina inside! Corey wants to throw an amazing party after contracting chicken pox.
Song: "Chicken Pox Rocks!"
2b "No Strings Attached" Meghan Read October 3, 2013 (2013-10-03) June 11, 2013 (2013-06-11)
Corey's favorite animatronic band, The Bubble Bunch (a parody of Yo Gabba Gabba!) is retiring. Trina decides to melt the puppet band (along with Corey's inspiration) and now Corey uses Grojband as a replacement of The Bubble Bunch.
Songs: "Bubble Bunch Band Theme Song" and "Running from the Puppets"
3a "In-D Road Rager" Miles Smith October 17, 2013 (2013-10-17) June 12, 2013 (2013-06-12)
Corey takes the coolness of Indie music a little too far and unwittingly enters his band in an indie race, the local Indie Indie 400.
Song: "Thrash, Bash, Burn and Crash"
3b "Math of Kon" Amy Cole October 17, 2013 (2013-10-17) June 12, 2013 (2013-06-12)
Corey has booked the band to play the Trymathelon - nerds are an untapped fanbase! Corey has Kon win the "Try-Math-Alon" to allow the band to play there.[9]
Song: "Math Song"
4a "Space Jammin'" Kyle Hart November 14, 2013 (2013-11-14) June 13, 2013 (2013-06-13)
Grojband gets shut out of Peaceville's version of Woodscock, Slugfest and encounter aliens that want to battle with their band for making a crop circle that summon them.
Songs: "Entry 4987: My Secret Fear and Junk" and "My Secret is Out"
4b "Wish Upon a Jug" Mike Kiss November 14, 2013 (2013-11-14) June 13, 2013 (2013-06-13)
Trina and Corey battle each other with wishes by using genies that they found them inside jugs. Corey is able to find a cow genie in a milk bottle and try to wish his musical mojo back - but the genie rules prohibit it.
Song: "I Wish Away My Wishes"
5a "All You Need is Cake" Meghan Read November 7, 2013 (2013-11-07) June 14, 2013 (2013-06-14)
Corey and Laney must "fall in love" in order for the band to sing at a wedding and get free cake, however they also run the risk of ruining their friendship with Kin and Kon and having Grojband disbanded.
Song: "Please Come Back"
5b "Helmet" Laurie Elliott November 7, 2013 (2013-11-07) June 14, 2013 (2013-06-14)
After Corey's voice starts cracking, Kin makes a helmet that "auto-tone" his voice, but (thanks to Trina) the helmet becomes evil and uses its laser to turn anything imperfect, perfect.
Song: "Perfect"
6a "Monster Of Rock" Ethan Banville September 5, 2013 (2013-09-05) June 17, 2013 (2013-06-17)
Corey thinks underground music is the band's thing but accidentally awakens a sewer monster when Grojband practices for an underground gig, literally underground.
Song: "Sweet Dreams"
6b "One Plant Band" Craig Martin September 5, 2013 (2013-09-05) June 18, 2013 (2013-06-18)
Corey attempts to make the band Vegan to play the opening of a new vegan restaurant. Grojband's music makes Trina's science project plant become self-aware.
Song: "Cheesy Cheese Song" and "Yeah!"
7a "Creep Away Camp" Laurie Elliott September 19, 2013 (2013-09-19) June 19, 2013 (2013-06-19)
Grojband competes against the Newmans in a scary campfire song contest, as Corey and the band seek help from scare-master Blade Stabbington.
Songs: "Ghosts of Clowns" and "Welcome to my Nightmare"
7b "Zoohouse Rock" Ethan Banville September 19, 2013 (2013-09-19) June 20, 2013 (2013-06-20)
Thinking costumes may be the Grojband's new gimmick, Corey dresses the band in bear costumes, but Trina gets them locked up in Major Mellow's zoo.
Song: "Stuck in Peaceville Zoo"
8a "Smash Up Terby" Mark Satterthwaite, Mark Thornton, & Todd Kauffman September 26, 2013 (2013-09-26) June 21, 2013 (2013-06-21)
Corey and the band are booked to play the demolition derby. They'll have to enter Trina in the derby to get their lyrics.
Songs: "Butt Crack Neighbor" and "Tire Tracks"
8b "Queen Bee" Brandon Birch September 26, 2013 (2013-09-26) June 24, 2013 (2013-06-24)
Trina enters the Peaceville Queen Bee pageant, and it's up to Grojband to make sure she wins in order to get new happy lyrics from her to play there.
Song: "Queen Bee"
9a "Dreamreaver (Part 1)" Ethan Banville October 10, 2013 (2013-10-10) June 25, 2013 (2013-06-25)
Grojband's first music video goes awry, as Trina watches it and her brain breaks. Corey, Laney, Kin, and Kon must go inside her insane mind to stop it (and to retrieve some twisted lyrics!)
Song: "Booty Booty Pow!"
9b "Dreamreaver (Part 2)" Mike Kiss October 10, 2013 (2013-10-10) June 26, 2013 (2013-06-26)
Continuation of Part 1. Inside Trina's twisted brain, Grojband fights the evil "band" who broke her brain, a demented version of themselves from their music video.
Song: "My Mind"
10a "Super Zeroes" Laurie Elliott November 21, 2013 (2013-11-21) June 27, 2013 (2013-06-27)
Corey decides on a new gimmick to play at kids parties dressed as Super Heroes. But Trina tries to out them as frauds and her plan backfires.
Song: "We're not Heroes"
10b "Knight To Remember" Miles Smith November 21, 2013 (2013-11-21) June 28, 2013 (2013-06-28)
A comet passes by Peaceville and the town becomes an old medieval Time of knights and adventure and now Mina starts to act like Trina. Corey gets the band a job as royal minstrels to a fake princess at a LARP game.
Song: "Go Away"
11a "Line of Credit" Ethan Banville December 5, 2013 (2013-12-05) July 1, 2013 (2013-07-01)
Nothing is cooler than cred! If Grojband is going to get cred, they have to go straight, but they'll have to go thug first. Corey decides to become tough to improve the band's image.
Song: "Knock it Off"
11b "Hair Today, Kon Tomorrow" Kyle Hart December 5, 2013 (2013-12-05) July 2, 2013 (2013-07-02)
Hair metal and a dog show collide when Corey thinks it's time for Hair Metal to make a comeback at the Peaceville Doggie Doozie Dog Show. Kon thinks he's a dog!
Song: "Dog Gone"
12a "On The Air and Out to Sea" Brandon Birch December 5, 2013 (2013-12-05) July 3, 2013 (2013-07-03)
When Corey's pirate radio station stops actual pirates from listening, it leads to a run-in with real pirates and the band is forced to walk the plank.
Song: "My Heart is in the Sea"
12b "Ahead Of Our Tone" Evan Thaler Hickey December 5, 2013 (2013-12-05) July 5, 2013 (2013-07-05)
Trying to be "ahead of their time," the band travels into the future to bring back the music trend from one year ahead and discovers it is ruled by an evil cyborg Trina.
Song: "You're Going Down"
13a "Love In A Nethervator" Kyle Hart December 12, 2013 (2013-12-12) July 8, 2013 (2013-07-08)
Elevator music sinks to new lows. Elevator music at the center of the earth!
Song: "Busting out of Here"
13b "Six Strings Of Evil" Amy Cole December 12, 2013 (2013-12-12) July 9, 2013 (2013-07-09)
After Trina destroys Corey's guitar with a woodchipper, Corey decides to buy a new one, which just happens to be evil.
Song: "No I Won't Play"
14a "Rockersize" Dave Dias November 5, 2014 (2014-11-05) [10] March 31, 2014 (online)[11]
February 23, 2015 (Boomerang)
Grojband offers an impromptu concert to three old ladies who take gym class.
Song: "Yesterday"
14b "Grin Reaper" Dennise Fordham November 5, 2014 (2014-11-05) March 31, 2014 (online)[11]
February 23, 2015 (Boomerang)
Peaceville is under a happy spell by the happiest man in the world.
Song: "Everything Stinks"
15a "Rock the House" Kyle Hart March 12, 2015 (2015-03-12) March 31, 2014 (online)[11]
February 28, 2015 (Boomerang)
Grojband faces off against the Newmans in a Battle of the Bands Extreme Curling competition.
Song: "We Are Victorious"
15b "War and Peaceville" Scott Oleszkowicz March 12, 2015 (2015-03-12) March 31, 2014 (online)[11]
February 28, 2015 (Boomerang)
Peaceville's centennial erupts in a Riffin/Mallory feud when Corey sings the original inflammatory town anthem.
Songs: "100 Years Ago Today" and "100 Years Ago Today Remake"
16a "Myme Disease" Meghan Read March 19, 2015 (2015-03-19) March 31, 2014 (online)[11]
March 1, 2015 (Boomerang)
When the favorite town statue (who was actually a statue performer) is taken down, Grojband decides to take the prime performance spot left behind. A turf war erupts between Corey and a group of mimes when they take the last busking spot in the park. Meanwhile Trina is having her portrait painted by Nick Mallory.
Song: "Quiet Noise"
16b "Kon-fusion" Scott Oleszkowicz March 19, 2015 (2015-03-19) March 31, 2014 (online)[11]
March 1, 2015 (Boomerang)
Grojband and the Newmans must form a music mashup at DJ Fusion's restaurant Fuse This. Until they got fused up by Trina's evil plan is to fuse her hand with Nick Mallory's hand so they can be together forever and Grojband and the Newmans get fused into 4 individual hideous freaks!!!
Song: "1+1"
17a "Inn-Er Face" Craig Martin March 26, 2015 (2015-03-26) March 31, 2014 (online)[11]
March 7, 2015 (Boomerang)
It's science fair time, and Corey wants to prove the healing powers of rock! But Trina shrinks and ingests Kin and Kon!
Song: "You Turned All My Protons into Kon-Tons"
17b "Who Are You" Jeff Detsky March 26, 2015 (2015-03-26) March 31, 2014 (online)[11]
March 7, 2015 (Boomerang)
Corey hears that hipsters only like bands they've never heard of; he thinks Grojband is a perfect fit.
Song: "Shades"
18a "Pop Goes The Bubble" Evan Thaler Hickey April 2, 2015 (2015-04-02) March 31, 2014 (online)[11]
March 8, 2015 (Boomerang)
Grojband is going pop at Peaceville's Annual Soda-Fest, the Carbo-Nation Festival! Thanks to some meddling from Trina, Mayor Mellow bans bubbles, including soda bubbles, because Major Mellow has a bottle cap inside his brain. Corey takes it upon the band to save the bubbles, but how will make the flat town bubbly again?
Song: "This Bubble Don't Pop"
18b "Girl Fest" Amy Benham April 2, 2015 (2015-04-02) March 31, 2014 (online)[11]
March 8, 2015 (Boomerang)
Tough girl-rocker Candy Jams mistakes Laney for the bandleader, making Grojband her opener!
Songs: "Sweet Dreams (Reprise)" and "You're So Untrue"
19a "The Bandidate" Amy Cole April 9, 2015 (2015-04-09) March 31, 2014 (online)[11]
March 14, 2015 (Boomerang)
Corey thinks Grojband needs to get political! And what better way than to speak out against new school president, Trina?
Song: "Bring her Down"
19b "The Pirate Lounge for Me" Brandon Birch April 9, 2015 (2015-04-09) March 31, 2014 (online)[11]
March 14, 2015 (Boomerang)
Wanting to combine Rocking with Relaxing leads Corey to transform the garage into a swingin' lounge, baby! Even Mayor Mellow gets into the swing, and orders the town to chill out, but their lowered guard leaves the town open to a pirate invasion.
Song: "Nothing"
20a "Hologroj" Kyle Hart April 27, 2015 (2015-04-27) March 31, 2014 (online)[11]
March 15, 2015 (Boomerang)
Nothing bumps up a band's popularity like a mysterious disappearance! So Corey tells the news that Grojband has vanished, and plans to capitalize with a performance by hologram versions of the band.
Song: "I'm Back"
20b "The Snuffles with Snarffles" Mike Kiss April 27, 2015 (2015-04-27) March 31, 2014 (online)[11]
March 15, 2015 (Boomerang)
Corey decides to use music to bring awareness to the sniffles suffered by Snuffles, a cute local puppy, earning the hatred of local war hero, Wheelie the Cat.
Song: "Kitty Rock"
21a "Bee Bop a Loofah" Ashley Lannigan May 4, 2015 (2015-05-04) March 31, 2014 (online)[11]
March 21, 2015 (Boomerang)
When Trina makes the town's water reservoir run dry, nobody can take showers anymore. Corey and the band decide to end the stink wave by rocking out through the sewer pipes. The Peaceville Stationary Marathon is coming, providing the perfect audience for Grojband's newest thing - shower music!
Song: "B.O. Away"
21b "A-capella-lips Now" Brandon Birch May 4, 2015 (2015-05-04) March 31, 2014 (online)[11]
March 21, 2015 (Boomerang)
Peaceville is flooded and the power is out! Corey sees the perfect opportunity to go unplugged .
Song: "Stuck on the Island"
22a "Soulin' Down the Road" Mike Kiss May 11, 2015 (2015-05-11) March 31, 2014 (online)[11]
March 22, 2015 (Boomerang)
When Kin's soul-amplifier malfunctions, Trina's soul is trapped in her car. Corey has to find a way to free it, and get lyrics for the show, problem is, however, is that Trina enjoys being a car.
Songs: "Baby, Baby, Yeah!" and "These Old Rusty Eyes"
22b "That's My Jam" Mike Kiss May 11, 2015 (2015-05-11) March 31, 2014 (online)[11]
March 22, 2015 (Boomerang)
Corey is determined to win the Peaceville jam competition with this summer's hot new jam!
Song: "That's My Jam"
23a "For Hat and Country" Ian MacIntyre May 18, 2015 (2015-05-18) March 31, 2014 (online)[11]
March 28, 2015 (Boomerang)
Corey wants the coolest cowboy hat he's ever seen, but it can only be sold to someone who is "truly country." Corey sees only one way to prove he's worthy - by separating from Peaceville and forming the People's Rockpublic of Grojland!
Song: "I Must be Losing my Mind"
23b "It's In the Card" Dave Dias May 18, 2015 (2015-05-18) March 31, 2014 (online)[11]
March 28, 2015 (Boomerang)
If Grojband is going to be a Valentines Band, they need to get their love song into a huge pile of electronic greeting cards, but when everyone in town breaks up, they're to blame.
Song: "Love" and "Love it's in my Heart"
24a "Saxsquatch" Doug Hadders & Adam Rotstein May 18, 2015 (2015-05-18) March 31, 2014 (online)[11]
March 29, 2015 (Boomerang)
Corey's desire to play atop Howling Heights mountain leads the band to find the Saxquatch.
Song: "One More Memory of You"
24b "Group Hug" Meghan Reed May 18, 2015 (2015-05-18) March 31, 2014 (online)[11]
March 29, 2015 (Boomerang)
Grojband's first groupies decide that they should have their own dedicated song so other fans know who comes first!
Song: "Corey's Groupie Song" and "Our Number Ones Always Came First"
25a "Curse of the Metrognome" Craig Martin May 25, 2015 (2015-05-25) March 31, 2014 (online)[11]
April 11, 2015 (Boomerang)
With Grojband set to play New Year's Eve, Trina unleashes the mystical Metrognome - a little guy with a big appetite for timing.
Song: "When we Make Today our Day"
25b "Dueling Buttons" Kyle Hart May 25, 2015 (2015-05-25) March 31, 2014 (online)[11]
April 11, 2015 (Boomerang)
Solo Shredder - the guitar-based video game - has rolled into Peaceville, and Corey is sure he can prove he's the best, but when Trina bests him, he's not sure what he's good at anymore.
Song: "Nick Nicky Nick" and "Sick Tricky Lick and a Pick Flick"
26a "Hear Us, Rock! (Part 1)" Mike Kiss May 25, 2015 (2015-05-25) March 31, 2014 (online)[11]
April 12, 2015 (Boomerang)
The ancient Samban prophecy foretold the Earth would be destroyed by rock on this day. Can Grojband figure out how to save the planet? And what will it cost?
Song: "If the World is Ending"
26b "Hear Us, Rock! (Part 2)" Mike Kiss May 25, 2015 (2015-05-25) March 31, 2014 (online)[11]
April 12, 2015 (Boomerang)
Continued from Part 1. The ancient Samban prophecy foretold the Earth would be destroyed by rock on this day. Can Grojband figure out how to save the planet? And what will it cost?
Song: "I'm Giving it All"

Broadcast[edit]

In the United States, the series first aired on June 10, 2013 on Cartoon Network[12] and June 25, 2013 on Boomerang.[13] The second half was released online on March 31, 2014, and were shown on Boomerang from February 23, 2015 to April 12, 2015.[14] In Canada, it debuted on September 5, 2013 on Teletoon[15] and Télétoon.[16] Grojband debuted on February 10, 2014 on ABC3 in Australia[17] and in April 2014 on Pop in the United Kingdom.[18] The show started airing on April 8, 2014 on Cartoon Network in Africa.[19]

In 2017, an official YouTube channel featuring clips from the series was launched.[20]

Home media[edit]

In Australia, Grojband was released on DVD on June 4, 2014 by Shock Entertainment. Two volumes were released: Rock On (containing episodes 1-13) [21] and Hear Us Rock! (containing episodes 14-26).[22] The package claims that they are Region 4 DVDs, but they are actually region-free, so they will play on any DVD-playing device.[23]

In December 2015, all 26 episodes of Grojband were added to Netflix in the US.[24] The series left Netflix on December 1, 2017. [25]

Critical reception[edit]

Grojband has received mixed reviews by critics. As of 2017, it currently has an average rating of 6.5/10 on IMDb, as a result of 268 voters,[26] and an average rating of 7.4/10 on TV.com [27] A positive review came from Yunha Kim of the former site, who called it "A Fresh Approach to A Tired Subject", saying that "Grojband is one of those cartoons that make you laugh or giggle for all the right reasons. The writers, given that each "episode" is normally 10–12 minutes long, do an excellent job of pacing and keeping the humor & story consistent while maintaining the characters well." Another positive review came from another IMBd review by James Smith, saying that "Grojband is a very cleverly-written and finely-executed show. For a show that revolves around music, this show definitely doesn't disappoint with the different song styles done each episode. Whether it's traditional rock, or something different like polka, banjo, romantic ballad, gospel, and even light elevator music, the show branches out to appeal to every music fan." [28]

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