The Angry Beavers
|The Angry Beavers|
|Created by||Mitch Schauer|
|Developed by||Mitch Schauer|
|Creative director(s)||Michael Gerard|
|Voices of||Richard Steven Horvitz|
|Theme music composer||Charlie Brissette|
|Country of origin||United States|
|No. of seasons||4|
|No. of episodes||62 (123 segments) (list of episodes)|
|Executive producer(s)||Lee Gunther|
|Producer(s)||Michael Gerard (supervising)|
|Running time||22 minutes|
|Production company(s)||Gunther-Wahl Productions|
Nickelodeon Animation Studios
|Picture format||480i (4:3 SDTV)|
|Original release||April 19, 1997 –|
June 11, 2001
The Angry Beavers is an American animated television series created by Mitch Schauer for Nickelodeon. The series revolves around Daggett and Norbert Beaver, two young beaver brothers who have moved out of their parents' home to become bachelors in the forest near the fictional Wayouttatown, Oregon. The show premiered in the United States on April 19, 1997 and ended on June 11, 2001. The series has also appeared in syndication on Nickelodeon Canada. The complete series has also been released on DVD in Region 1 by Shout! Factory.
There was often tension between Schauer and Nickelodeon, with the channel imposing seemingly arbitrary restrictions on the show's content, including bleeping out the words "Shut up!" in the premiere episode. The show was very popular and was renewed for four seasons, but Schauer continued to push against the network's Standards and Practices division. In the final episode, "Bye Bye Beavers", the Beavers are informed by mail that their show is cancelled, and they openly criticize the network for cancelling shows and re-running them for years. The final set of episodes were not aired in the original run, and only showed up when the show aired on the Nicktoons channel. "Bye Bye Beavers" has never been aired.
The Angry Beavers
- Daggett Doofus "Dag" Beaver (voiced by Richard Steven Horvitz): The younger brother of Norbert by four minutes. Energetic and childish, Daggett has a habit of over-the-top and sensitive emotions, as well as a well-known trait of name-calling. He shares with his brother a typical brotherly love-hate relationship, helping and abusing his elder sibling as his mood requires.
- Norbert Foster "Norb" Beaver (voiced by Mitchell Whitfield in the pilot, Nick Bakay in the series): Daggett's friendly older brother. Articulate and well-read, Norbert is a highly opinionated beaver who acts as the voice of reason and straight man to his younger brother's insane ideas. He is very lazy, and very patronizing towards Daggett. He can be quite selfish at times, and tends to bully, insult, and take advantage of his brother, which usually backfires.
Supporting and recurring characters
- Stump: A giant sequoia stump who is a friend of the beaver brothers. He frequents many of the beavers' social events, forming an integral part of their inner friendship circle. When Dag first met Stump, he was jealous of him but Stump brought Norb and Dag closer together. In "Stump Looks for His Roots", he journeys off in search of his real family. Norb and Dag almost ate Stump while they were in a cave. Stump is apparently alive, although he is never seen doing anything on screen, and he does not talk, at least out loud.
- Treeflower (voiced by Cynthia Mann): Norbert's love interest who is a diligent beaver with many jobs outside the forest. Treeflower was once in a relationship with Norb during the "Bummer of Love" episode. She is on good-terms with Norb after she starts dating Truckee, although Truckee only cares about his truck. Treeflower was also Muscular Beaver's sidekick, Goody Good Gal. Her careers include elevator songwriter, championship snowboarder, superhero and firefighter.
- Bing (voiced by Victor Wilson): An annoying lizard who hangs out with Norb and Dag. Bing went through a breakup in one episode. Norbert and Daggett also fought over him because he told all the other creatures that they were both constantly ditching him. Bing has a tendency to talk fast. Bing is able to camouflage himself to blend with his surroundings, suggesting that he is a chameleon. Bing has a girlfriend named Wanda.
- Barry Bear (voiced by John Garry): Daggett and Norbert's funk-loving grizzly bear friend, whose voice and personality is modeled on Barry White. Barry is a vegetarian despite being a bear. He once made a disco album after everybody got sick of Beaver Fever. In one episode, Barry felt awkward around Norbert because he was acting like Daggett. There was also an episode where the beavers thought Barry was going to eat them (a lie that Bill Licking made up).
- Truckee (voiced by Mark Klastorin in most appearances, Mitch Schauer in "Dag's List"): A truck-loving shrew, who Daggett hates immensely. He drives a big truck around called "Big Renee". Truckee once worked together with Daggett when a "volnado" (a combination of a tornado and volcano) threatened to destroy his dam. Though they escaped, he stole all of Norb's stuff (he could not take Dag's stuff because Dag had it all nailed down). He is very volatile about the size of his ears.
- Big Rabbit (voiced by Scott Weil in most appearances, Richard Steven Horvitz in "Omega Beaver"): Norbert and Daggett's toughest friend. It is revealed that he sent a threatening note to them and set up a bodyguard business so they would be his friend. Norb and Dag eventually meet his family.
- Wolffe D. Wolf (voiced by Wally Wingert): He is an easy-going gray wolf who is a close friend of the beaver brothers and is the opposite of the typical wolfish stereotype.
- Chelsea Beaver (voiced by Chelsea Schauer): One of the beaver brothers' younger sisters and a female doppelgänger of Daggett. Chelsea is also manic and naive like Dag.
- Stacy Beaver (voiced by Stacy Schauer): Another of Daggett and Norbert's younger sisters and a female doppelgänger of the latter. Stacy is also level-headed and sardonic like Norb.
- Leonard Beaver (voiced by Tim Thomerson in most appearances, Lorin Dreyfuss in "If You In-Sisters"): He is the lazy and scruffy father of the beaver brothers and sisters. He once stayed with Norb and Dag because their mother and sisters left to visit their grandmother. Leonard has a strange condition called the "poo spot" (when someone presses it, it makes a farting noise). He also encourages Dag to slap his tail even though beavers are only supposed to use the slap for emergencies.
- Mrs. Beaver (voiced by Sheryl Bernstein in most appearances, Linda Phillips in "Kandid Kreatures", Marcia Wallace in "If You In-Sisters"): She is the beaver brothers' and sisters' mother and Leonard's wife. She is a secret agent as well as a housewife.
- High Princess (voiced by Beverly Garland): The leader of the female raccoon tribe and the beavers' nemesis who appears twice in the series. During her first appearance, she mistakes Daggett for a god because he had a knot hole on his head. However, Norbert and Daggett end up destroying the knot hole. She gets even with the beavers by having her tribe literally cooking their dam over an open flame. During her second appearance, it was revealed that she was the one pranking Norb and Dag.
- Bill Licking (voiced by Gregg Berger): He is a wig-wearing wildlife television host and Norbert and Daggett's influence and sometimes rival. He had a contract with the beavers to make them look good but instead he humiliated them. The beavers got even with him by attacking him on his own show.
- Laverta Lutz (voiced by Kate Donahue): A big, slovenly magical woman with a Southern accent who works in the bowing alley as a maintenance worker who always bumps into Daggett for making wishes for him. She helped Dag bowl better, helped him win arguments against Norb and transported him to a world where Norb was an only child.
- El Grapadura (voiced by Timothy Borquez in most appearances, Luke Torres in "Kandid Creatures", Joe Lala in some episodes): The Mexican Luchador Norb and Dag's favorite Wrestling hero. His name translates in English as The Stapler.
- Oxnard Montalvo (voiced by Tom Kane): Norbert and Daggett's favorite B movie actor. Norbert and Daggett once helped him save the world from the monsters in his movies because they brought them to life by remembering his films. Scientist #1 managed to make him do his movies in color. Unlike most humans in the series, Oxnard, along with Toluca and Dr. Cowtiki, are drawn more realistic.
- Toluca Lake (voiced by Adrienne Barbeau): An actress who plays as the damsel in distress in Oxnard's B-Movies.
- Dr. Cowtiki (voiced by William Schallert): The other actor who played as the scientist in the B-Movies with Oxnard and Toluca.
- Scientist #1 (voiced by Edward Winter): He is a mad scientist who laughs in an evil way as he does his job for science and is the main antagonist of the series. Scientist #1 always mistakes the beavers for pointy weasels. His chest hair is literally in the shape of a one and in one episode, it is revealed that he does not have eyes underneath his glasses. He once accidentally transformed himself into a beaver and built a futuristic society.
- Pete (voiced by Nick Bakay): He is Scientist #1's assistant. He's a small, old looking man with a big bald head, long nose, and he mumbles a lot as he talks. Pete once worked together with Norb to stop Scientist #1 and Dag.
The Angry Beavers was the brainchild of Mitch Schauer, and was co-developed by Keith Kaczorek. Prior to the series, Schauer was originally an assistant storyboard artist for other Nickelodeon shows, such as The Ren & Stimpy Show, Rocko's Modern Life, and Hey Arnold!. Schauer also storyboarded 8 episodes of the 1992 Addams Family television series. The Angry Beavers was inspired from Schauer's early years in Oklahoma when he was homeless and often spotted beavers in a nearby river.
The Angry Beavers was the final (and most notable) animated series produced by Gunther-Wahl Productions Inc., which was later shut down in 2001, after the series ended its run.
|First aired||Last aired|
|Pilot||September 24, 1994|
|1||13||April 19, 1997||November 15, 1997|
|2||13||March 1, 1998||November 21, 1998|
|3||22||March 14, 1999||March 18, 2000|
|4||14||September 2, 2000||June 11, 2001|
- Nickelodeon (April 19, 1997 – June 11, 2001)
- Nicktoons (May 1, 2002 – October 31, 2007)
- NickRewind (2011; 2013; October 2015 – February 2017; April 19, 2017; August 19, 2017)
- YTV (1997–2002)
- Nickelodeon Canada (November 2, 2009 – January 12, 2017)
- CITV (1997–2001)
- Nickelodeon UK (1997–2002)
- Nicktoons UK (2002–2010)
- ABC (1997–2001)
- Zarok TV (2016–present)
- Spacetoon (2002–present)
- Spacetoon English (2005–2011)
- Nickelodeon Japan (1998–2009)
- STAR TV[disambiguation needed] (1997–present)
- The Children's Channel (1997–1998)
|CreateSpace Releases||Release Date||Discs||Episodes|
|Best of Angry Beavers Season 1||June 28, 2010||3||11|
|Best of Angry Beavers Season 2||December 8, 2010||3||19|
|Best of Angry Beavers Season 3||December 8, 2010||3||19|
The Angry Beavers sets, among others, were discontinued when Nick began releasing traditional DVDs of many of their series in association with Shout! Factory. The first DVD release for Angry Beavers was the Seasons 1 and 2 4-disc set on August 23, 2011. Season 3: Part 1 was released in a 2-disc set on February 28, 2012. Season 3: Part 2 was released in a 2-disc set on August 14, 2012. Season 4 (The Final Season) was released in a 2-disc set on February 4, 2014.
On July 30, 2013, Shout! Factory released the complete series set in Region 1.
|Shout! Factory Releases||Release Date||Discs||Episodes|
|Season 1 & 2||August 23, 2011||4||26|
|Season 3: Part 1
Season 3: Part 2
|February 28, 2012
August 14, 2012
|Season 4||February 4, 2014||2||14|
|The Complete Series||July 30, 2013||10||62|
In Australia, The Angry Beavers has been released on DVD by Viacom International Inc. and distributed by Beyond Home Entertainment.
|Season 1||3 April 2013||2||13|
|Season 2||3 April 2013||2||13|
|Season 3||5 June 2013||4||22|
|Season 4||4 December 2013||2||15|
|The Essential Episodes: Seasons 1-4||1 October 2014||10||62|
|The Angry Beavers: Collector's Edition||1 September 2016||10||62|
|The Angry Beavers: Collector's Set (Bonus T-Shirt)||6 December 2017||8||48|
|The Angry Beavers: The Collector's Set||4 July 2010||10||62|
Though the series has no official video games, The Angry Beavers appeared in Nicktoons Racing for PlayStation, Game Boy Advance, PC, Game Boy Color, and Arcade, as playable characters. Norbert and Daggett had a cameo as a Trophy in Nicktoons: Attack of the Toybots and in Nicktoons MLB as well.
Awards and nominations
|World Animation Celebration||Best Animation Produced for Daytime||Mitch Schauer||Won|
|World Animation Celebration||Best Director for Daytime Series||Robert Hughes||Won|
|Motion Picture Sound Editors, USA||Best Sound Editing — Television Animated Series||Unknown||Nominated|
|Motion Picture Sound Editors, USA||Best Sound Editing — Television Animated Series||Tim Borquez, Thom Syslo||Nominated|
|Daytime Emmy Award||Outstanding Sound Mixing — Special Class||Timothy Borquez and Timothy J. Garrity||Nominated|
|Daytime Emmy Award||Outstanding Sound Editing - Special Class||Thomas Syslo, Timothy Borquez, Eric Freeman, Rick Hammel, Les Wolf and Marc Mailand||Won|
|Daytime Emmy Award||Outstanding Sound Mixing — Special Class||Krandal Crews, Eric Freeman, Timothy Borquez and Timothy J. Garrity||Nominated|
|Annie Awards||Outstanding Achievement in a Daytime Animated Television Program||Mitch Schauer||Nominated|
|Annie Awards||Outstanding Individual Achievement for Effects Animation||Joel Krasnove||Nominated|
|Annie Awards||Outstanding Individual Achievement for Production Design in an Animated Television Production||Dan Chessher||Nominated|
|Annie Awards||Best Individual Achievement: Production Design in a TV Production||Mitch Schauer||Won|
|Annie Awards||Best Promotional Production (for main title)||Unknown||Nominated|
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