Ed, Edd n Eddy
is an animated television series
created by Danny Antonucci
and produced by Canada–based a.k.a. Cartoon
. It premiered on Cartoon Network
on January 4, 1999. The series was designed to resemble classic cartoons from the 1940s to the 1970s, and revolves around three adolescent boys collectively known as "the Eds," who hang around in a suburban cul-de-sac
. Unofficially led by Eddy, the Eds constantly scheme to make money off their peers in order to purchase their favorite confectionery, jawbreakers
. However, their plans usually fail, leaving them in various predicaments.
Before signing on with Cartoon Network, Antonucci also approached Nickelodeon with the show. However, they demanded creative control which he did not agree to. During the show's run on Cartoon Network, a.k.a. Cartoon also produced several specials and shorts in addition to the regular television series. A number of video games either based on the series or featuring the series' characters have also been produced. The series' TV movie finale, Ed, Edd n Eddy's Big Picture Show aired on November 8, 2009, officially ending the series.
Ed, Edd n Eddy received generally positive reviews from critics. With a viewership of 31 million households and airing in 29 different countries, Ed, Edd n Eddy was popular among children, as well as adults. It received several awards and nominations in its 10-year run and remains the longest-running original Cartoon Network series and Canadian-made animated series to date.