Pat & Stan
|Pat et Stanley|
Pat et Stanley
|Genre||Animated television series|
|Created by||Pierre Coffin|
|Directed by||Pierre Coffin
Patrick Delage (movie)
|Country of origin||France
|No. of seasons||3|
|No. of episodes||362|
|Executive producer(s)||Jean-Jacques Benhamou (movie)|
Jacques Bled (movie)
|Running time||2-26 minutes|
|Production company(s)||Mac Guff Ligne|
|Picture format||SECAM (576i)|
|Original release||2004- 2009|
Pat et Stanley (English: Pat and Stan, Italian: Pat e Stan, Dutch: Pat en Stan, Danish: Nik og Jan, Serbian: Петко и Станко/Petko i Stanko) is a French/American animated show that appears as part of the children's television programme TFou on the French network TF1. The show is animated by Mac Guff and created by Pierre Coffin, who would later on co-direct Despicable Me at the same studio via Illumination Entertainment.
Pat the hippopotamus and Stan the dog have appeared in 362 short episodes as well as the 26 minute movie Pat et Stanley: Le Trésor de Pit et Mortimer (Pat and Stanley: The Treasure of Pit and Mortimer, 2006). Outside France the duo are most famous for the short clip in which Pat is seen singing "The Lion Sleeps Tonight." The clip appeared in Italy in a commercial by Ferrero's Kinder chocolates; they also produced a "Happy Hippo" shaped chocolate snack.
They also appear re-voiced in English on The CW4Kids in the United States, and under two Dutch versions on Jetix in the Netherlands, and on Ketnet in Flanders. Pat and Stanley are now featured in many unofficial online videos singing English (as well as international) songs. It was on Cartoon Network's website from December 5, 2014 to April 11, 2015. In the UK it is aired on CITV and Nickelodeon.
- Marighetti, Debora (30 September 2007). "Happy Hippo, divertimento e tenerezza formato spot". TVBlog.it (in Italian). Retrieved 4 July 2016.