The Angry Beavers

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The Angry Beavers
The Angry Beavers title card.jpg
Genre Comedy
Slapstick
Created by Mitch Schauer
Creative director(s) Michael Gerard
Voices of Richard Steven Horvitz
Nick Bakay
Theme music composer Charlie Brissette
Composer(s) Charlie Brissette
Country of origin United States
Canada
No. of seasons 4
No. of episodes 63 (114 segments) (list of episodes)
Production
Running time 22 minutes
Production company(s) Gunther-Wahl Productions
Nickelodeon Animation Studios
Release
Original network Nickelodeon
Original release April 19, 1997 (1997-04-19) – November 11, 2001 (2001-11-11)
External links
Website

The Angry Beavers is an American/Canadian animated television series created by Mitch Schauer for the Nickelodeon channel and Teletoon. The series revolves around Daggett and Norbert Beaver, two young beaver brothers who have left their home to become bachelors in the forest near the fictional Wayouttatown, Oregon. The show premiered in the United States on April 19, 1997.[1] The show started airing on the Nickelodeon Canada channel when it launched on November 2, 2009. The series aired on The '90s Are All That block on TeenNick in the US on October 7, 2011 as part of the block's U Pick with Stick line-up. The series was also up for a U Pick with Stick showdown on The '90s Are All That for the weekend of February 3, 2012, but lost to Rocko's Modern Life and did not air.

The series was added to the Sunday line-up on The '90s Are All That on TeenNick, and aired from February 10, 2013, to March 3, 2013. The series returned to The '90s Are All That on TeenNick on March 25, 2013, but has since left the line-up again. As of 2016, the show currently airs on The Splat's permanent lineup. The series is also currently being released on DVD.[2][3][4]

Characters[edit]

  • Daggett Doofus "Dag" Beaver: The younger brother of Norbert (by four minutes). Hyperactive and immature, Daggett has a habit of over-emphasized and manic motions as well as a potent penchant for name-calling. He shares with his brother a typical brotherly love-hate relationship, supporting and antagonizing his elder sibling as his mood requires. He is voiced by Rich Horvitz.
  • Norbert Foster "Norb" Beaver: Daggett's laid-back older brother. Generally well-spoken and intelligent, Norbert is a highly sarcastic beaver with a habit of performing great feats of impeccable engineering with aplomb and without explanation and often lazy. He is very condescending towards Daggett. He is voiced by Nick Bakay, but was voiced by Mitchell Whitfield in the pilot.
  • Stump: A giant sequoia stump, friend of the beaver brothers. He frequents many of the beavers' social events, forming an integral part of their inner 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.
  • Treeflower: The love of Norbert's life and a hard working beaver who have a lot of jobs outside the forest life. Treeflower was once in a relationship with Norb during the "Bummer of Love" episode. She returns wanting to be friends with Norb when she meets Truckee although Truckee only cares about his truck. Treeflower was also Muscular Beaver's sidekick Goody Good Gal. Among her careers are elevator songwrititer, championship snowboarder, superhero and firefighter. She is voiced by Cynthia Mann.
  • Bing: 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 tthey're both constantly ditching him. He is voiced by Victor Wilson.
  • Barry Bear: Daggett and Norbert's funk-loving friend. Barry is a vegetarian despite being a bear. He once made a disco album after everybody got sick of Beaver Feaver. In one episode, Barry felt akward 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.). He is voiced by John Garry.
  • Truckee: A truck loving shrew and Daggett's most hated enemy. He drives a big truck around called "Big Renee" just because it's cool. Truckee once worked together with Daggett when a "volnado" (Combination of a tornado and volcano.) threatened to dstroy his dam. Even though they escaped he took all of Norb's stuff (He couldn't take Dag's stuff because Dag had it all nailed down). He is also very sensetive about the size of his ears. voiced by Mark Klastorin and Mitchell Schauer.
  • Big Rabbit: Nobert and Dagget's toughest friend. It is revealed that he sent a threatening note to them so they would be his friend. Norb and Dag eventually meet his family. He is voiced by Scott Weil and Richard Horvitz
  • Wolffe D. Wolf: He is a laid back Grey Wolf who never do what other wolves do. He is voiced by Wally Wingert.
  • Chelsea Beaver: One of the beaver brothers younger sisters and a female Doppelgänger of Daggett. Chelsea is also hyperactive and unintelligible like Dag. She is voice by Chelsea Schauer
  • Stacy Beaver: Another of the Daggett and Nobert's younger sisters and a female doppelgänger of Nobert. Stacy is also laidback and condescending like Norb. She Is Voiced by Stacy Schauer
  • Leonard Beaver: He is the slobby and goofy father of the beaver brothers and sisters. He once stayed with Norb and Dag because their mother and sisters left to go visit their grandmother. Leonard has a strange condition called the "poo spot" (When you press 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. He is voiced by Lorin Dreyfuss and Tim Thomerson.
  • Mrs. Beaver: She is the beaver brothers and sisters mother and Leonard's wife, Like her son Norbert she has secret doors and she likes Daggett best when her boys are getting along, She is also a secret agent as well as a housewife. She is voice by Sheryl Bernstein, Linda Phillips and Marcia Wallace.
  • High Princess: The leader of the female raccoon tribe and the beavers' enemy 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. Unfotunately, Norbert and Daggett end up dsetroying 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. She is voiced by Beverly Garland.
  • Bill Licking He is a wig wearing and wildlife television host and Norbert and Daggett's Idol and occasional enemy. He had a contract with the beavers to make them look good but instead he humiliated them. The beavers got even with him by hurting him on his own show. He is voiced by Gregg Berger.
  • Laverta Lutz A goofy and hideous magical woman who works in the bowing alley as 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. She is voiced by Kate Donahue.
  • El Grapadura: The mexican Luchador Norb and Dag's favorite Wrestling hero. He is voiced by Luke Torres, Timothy Borquez and Joe Lala.
  • Oxnard Montalvo Norbert and Daggett's favorite B-Movie actor. Norbert and Daggett once helped him save the world from the monsters in his movies beceause they brought them to life by rememembering his films. Scientist #1 managed to make him do his movies in color. He is voiced by Tom Kane.
  • Toluca Lake An actress who plays as the damsel in distress in Oxnard's B-Movies. She kept falling on her ankles in one episode. She is voiced by Adrienne Barbeau.
  • Dr. Cowtiki The other actor who played as the scientist in the B-Movies with Oxnard and Toluca., He is voiced by William Schallert.
  • Scientist #1: He is a mad scientist who laughs in an evil way as he does his job for science. He 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. He along with Pete is one of the series' main antagonists. He is voiced by Edward Winter.
  • Pete: He is Scientist #1's assistant. He's a half short 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. He along with Scientist #1 is one of the series' main antagonists. He is voiced by Nick Bakay.

Episodes[edit]

Season Episodes Originally aired[5]
First aired Last aired
0 1 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


Broadcast history[edit]

Controversy[edit]

In the season 2 episode "Alley Oops", Norbert, one of the characters from the show, said "Oh Shut Up Dag" in one of the scenes. Many parents complained that the line was too inappropriate for a kids show since the word shut was similar to the word shit at the time. As a result, Nick edited the episode twice; the first time, they bleeped the word shut, however the episode earned even more criticism since many people thought Norbert was actually swearing. The second time was Norbert's voice actor Nick Bakay dubbing over shut up and instead saying "Shush Up". The incident was so controversial, it resulted in Nickelodeon not airing most of the episodes from Season 4 in the US until late 2000. The episode still airs edited.

DVD releases[edit]

Nickelodeon and Amazon.com teamed up to release The Angry Beavers and other Nick shows on manufacture-on-demand DVD-R discs available exclusively through Amazon.com's CreateSpace arm. 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 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,[6] while Season 3: Part 2 was released in a 2-disc set on August 14, 2012.[7] Season 4 (The Final Season) was released in a 2-disc set on February 4, 2014.

On July 30, 2013, Shout! released the complete series set in Region 1.[8]

in Australia, The Angry Beavers has been released on DVD. Season 1 was released on April 3, 2013,[9] Season 2 was released April 3, 2013,[10] and Season 3 was released on June 5, 2013.[11] Season 4 was released on December 4, 2013.[12]

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
2
2
11
11
Season 4 February 4, 2014[13] 2 14
Complete Series July 30, 2013 10 62

Only 14 episodes were produced for Season 4.

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

In other media[edit]

The Angry Beavers appeared in Nicktoons Racing for the 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[edit]

Award Category Nominee Result
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

Film[edit]

The Beavers will appear in an upcoming Nicktoons film.[14]

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