Kirby Buckets

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Kirby Buckets
Kirby Buckets logo.png
GenreAdventure
Created by
  • Gabe Snyder
  • Mike Alber
Starring
Voices of
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons3
No. of episodes59 (list of episodes)
Production
Executive producer(s)
Camera setupSingle-camera
Running time22–23 minutes
Production company(s)
Release
Original networkDisney XD
Picture format720p (HDTV)
Audio format5.1 surround sound
Original releaseOctober 20, 2014 (2014-10-20) –
February 2, 2017 (2017-02-02)

Kirby Buckets, also known as Kirby Buckets Warped for the third season, is an American adventure television series that aired on Disney XD from October 20, 2014 to February 2, 2017. Although a live-action series, the series also includes animated cartoon sequences of Kirby's drawings. The series stars Jacob Bertrand, Olivia Stuck, Mekai Curtis, Cade Sutton, and Tiffany Espensen.

Plot[edit]

Kirby Buckets dreams of becoming a famous animator like his idol, Mac McCallister, and interacts with his cartoon creations. Similar to Nicholas Martin in McGee and Me!, Kirby sees his drawings take shape as he and his two best friends, Fish and Eli, go on outrageous and unpredictable adventures.

In the third season, Kirby is sued by Dawn and forbidden from drawing ever again. During a trip to the principal's office he finds a small orb device which allows him to travel to alternate realities. Using it, Kirby accidentally sends his parents to an alternate dimension, and picks up their counterparts from a Mad Max-like universe. Now Kirby must find his parents, while having a little fun along the way.

Episodes[edit]

SeasonEpisodesOriginally aired
First airedLast aired
121October 20, 2014 (2014-10-20)August 19, 2015 (2015-08-19)
225October 7, 2015 (2015-10-07)August 29, 2016 (2016-08-29)
313January 16, 2017 (2017-01-16)February 2, 2017 (2017-02-02)

Cast and characters[edit]

Main[edit]

  • Jacob Bertrand as Kirby Buckets, a boy who dreams of becoming a famous animator
  • Olivia Stuck as Dawn Buckets, Kirby's older sister.
  • Mekai Curtis as Fish, Kirby's best friend alongside Eli.
  • Cade Sutton as Eli, Kirby's best friend alongside Fish.
  • Tiffany Espensen as Belinda, Dawn's best friend.

Recurring[edit]

  • Suzi Barrett as Mom, Kirby's mother
  • Michael Naughton as Dad, Kirby's father.
  • Stephen Kearin as Principal Mitchell, the principal at Kirby's school.
  • Jack Foley as Big Ricky, a student at Kirby's school.

Production[edit]

Disney XD first developed and piloted Kirby Buckets in 2012 with producers Gabe Snyder and Mike Alber, David Bowers, and Kristofor Brown.[1] Kirby Buckets was picked up as a series in February 2014. Production started in summer 2014 set for a fall 2014 premiere.[2][3] On January 13, 2015, the series was renewed for a second season with production resuming in March.[4] The second season premiered on October 7, 2015. On March 4, 2016, Disney XD renewed the series for a third season.[5] The third season premiered on January 16, 2017.

Broadcast[edit]

Kirby Buckets premiered on Disney XD in Australia on April 11, 2015, and in New Zealand on April 14, 2015.[6]

Ratings[edit]

Season Episodes First aired Last aired Avg. viewers
(millions)
Date Viewers
(millions)
Date Viewers
(millions)
1 13 October 20, 2014 (2014-10-20) 0.69[7] August 19, 2015 (2015-08-19) 0.35[8] 0.47
2 21 October 7, 2015 (2015-10-07) 0.36[9] August 29, 2016 (2016-08-29) 0.18[10] 0.32
3 12 January 16, 2017 (2017-01-16) 0.14[11] February 2, 2017 (2017-02-02) 0.16[12] 0.14

References[edit]

  1. ^ Jon Weisman (October 2, 2012). "Disney XD Orders Kirby Buckets Pilot". Variety. Retrieved September 13, 2014.
  2. ^ Nellie Andreeva (February 11, 2014). "Disney XD Draws Up Series Order for Kirby Buckets Starring Jacob Bertrand". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved September 13, 2014.
  3. ^ Nellie Andreeva (August 22, 2013). "Disney's Next Teen TV Star? Disney XD Greenlights Two Pilots Starring Jacob Bertrand". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved September 13, 2014.
  4. ^ Amanda Kondolojy (January 13, 2015). "Kirby Buckets Renewed for Second Season by Disney XD". Screener. Retrieved January 13, 2015.
  5. ^ Kristine Hope Kowalski (March 4, 2016). "Kirby Buckets Is Renewed for Season Three". Twist Magazine. Retrieved September 3, 2016.
  6. ^ D Higgins (March 30, 2015). "Game of Thrones, Mad Men, Wentworth, Deadline Gallipoli and 200+ Other New Shows". Foxtel. Retrieved March 31, 2015.
  7. ^ "Tuesday's Cable Ratings". The Futon Critic. October 28, 2014. Retrieved October 29, 2014.
  8. ^ Mitch Salem (August 20, 2015). "Top 100 Wednesday Cable Originals: 8.19.2015". Showbuzz Daily. Archived from the original on August 21, 2015. Retrieved August 20, 2015.
  9. ^ Mitch Salem (October 8, 2015). "Top 100 Wednesday Cable Originals: 10.7.2015". Showbuzz Daily. Archived from the original on October 9, 2015. Retrieved October 9, 2015.
  10. ^ Mitch Salem (August 30, 2016). "Top 150 Wednesday Cable Originals: 8.29.2016". Showbuzz Daily. Archived from the original on September 1, 2016. Retrieved September 2, 2016.
  11. ^ Mitch Salem (January 18, 2017). "Top 150 Monday Cable Originals: 1.16.2017". Showbuzz Daily. Archived from the original on January 19, 2017. Retrieved January 18, 2017.
  12. ^ Mitch Salem (February 3, 2017). "Top 150 Thursday Cable Originals: 2.2.2017". Showbuzz Daily. Archived from the original on February 4, 2017. Retrieved February 3, 2017.

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