The High Fructose Adventures of Annoying Orange
|The High Fructose Adventures of Annoying Orange|
|Created by||Dane Boedigheimer|
The Annoying Orange
|Theme music composer||Sabrina Abu-Obeid|
|Opening theme||"He's Orange!", performed by TeraBrite|
|Country of origin||United States|
|No. of seasons||2|
|No. of episodes||60 (list of episodes)|
E. Gustavo Petersen
|Running time||11 minutes|
|Distributor||The Jim Henson Company|
|Original network||Cartoon Network|
|Original release||May 28, 2012 –|
March 17, 2014
The High Fructose Adventures of Annoying Orange is an American comedy television series based on the characters from the popular web series The Annoying Orange, created by Dane Boedigheimer and Spencer Grove, which is made for the television by Boedigheimer himself with Tom Sheppard for Cartoon Network. It was produced by Daneboe's company Annoying Orange, Inc., alongside management company The Collective and the studios 14th Hour Productions. A preview aired on May 28, 2012, and the official premiere was on June 11, 2012.
The show ended on March 17, 2014 with two seasons and sixty episodes, with a total of thirty episodes per season. On December 5, 2014, Boedigheimer confirmed publicly the cancellation of the series on Daneboe Exposed #22.
On April 24, 2015, Boedigheimer claimed that one big cause of the series cancellation was the shutdown of his studio, due to Collective Digital Studio closing their film and television division, and presumably Collective was acquired by ex-Kirch media company ProSiebenSat.1 Media.
The show follows the lives of Orange and friends: Pear, Passion Fruit, Midget Apple, Marshmallow, Apple, Grandpa Lemon, and the (sometimes) antagonistic Grapefruit. The show diverges from the YouTube series in that the Fruit Gang live on a Fruit Stand in a supermarket called Daneboe's (a reference to the creator Dane Boedigheimer) rather than in Dane Boedigheimer's kitchen.
A reoccurring character from the Annoying Orange YouTube series called Nerville (played by internet personality Toby Turner) now runs the supermarket (mainly as the Janitor), and is the only human who can talk to the fruit (though other people dismiss it as insanity).
|First aired||Last aired|
|Pilot||March 30, 2012|
|1||30||May 28, 2012||March 28, 2013|
|2||30||May 16, 2013||March 17, 2014|
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- Orange (voiced by Dane Boedigheimer) – The main protagonist of the series. He is annoying, obnoxious, and partial to terrible puns. But deep down, Orange always means well, even though his boredom often drags his friends into ridiculous adventures. The series shows another side of Orange outside of his annoying YouTube self, and casts him as the role of a wacky hero (who is also annoying).
- Pear (voiced by Dane Boedigheimer) – Pear is Orange's best friend, and he often stands as the sole voice of reason in the fruit stand. Pear's attempts to talk Orange out of his wilder ideas never work. The episode "Orange Belt" reveals he is a master of Carrot-te (parody of karate).
- Passion Fruit (voiced by Justine Ezarik) – Often referred to as "Passion", she is adorable, pragmatic and smart. She has a crush on Orange, which is no secret, except to Orange, who sometimes remains completely oblivious (which is ironic, considering that he has a crush on her in the episodes uploaded to the YouTube channel)
- Midget Apple (voiced by Dane Boedigheimer) – An adorable, small apple with a scrappy demeanor. He prefers to be called Little Apple, and a running gag is that he will correct anyone who calls him Midget Apple. He is constantly teased by Orange, who most frequently calls him Midget Apple and teases him about his size. However Orange once reveals that this is because he finds Midget Apple so cute that he gets distracted and never hears his requests at being called Little Apple. He does not get along with Apple (despite being of the same species), as he thinks Apple's cowardly demeanor puts shame on all apples.
- Marshmallow (voiced by Dane Boedigheimer) – Marshmallow is cute, eternally upbeat, and cheerful. The episode "Marshmalia" indicates his name is Winky. Marshmallow's temper usually appears non-existent, but in the very rare instances it has appeared, it results in large explosions leading directly to gruesome injuries being inflicted on everyone present.
- Grapefruit (voiced by Robert Jennings) – Grapefruit is a hulking man-boy who thinks of himself as large and in charge. He believes he is in a rivalry with Orange for Passion Fruit's affection, but she has no interest in him. He and Orange do not get along, with Orange always insulting him about his weight, whilst he is under the impression that he is strong.
- Apple (voiced by Harland Williams) – Apple is an insecure and pessimistic criticizer who rarely joins Orange's adventures for fear he will get bruised, though he usually ends up even worse off just by staying behind. He is often bullied by Orange. He is seen getting killed more than any other character, but he seems to be revived in every episode he appears in, similar to the Kenny gag in South Park. He is a character made specifically for this series, although the episode, My Name Is Orange implies he is the same apple as the one which got killed in the original Annoying Orange YouTube Episode (although that Apple was played by Dane Boedigheimer and had a completely different voice). He had red eyes in the first season but they were changed to white in the second.
- Grandpa Lemon (voiced by Kevin Brueck) – Grandpa Lemon is the befuddled, elder statesman of the fruit stand. He thinks he is everybody's grandpa, and has a habit of falling asleep mid-sentence. Orange constantly makes fun of his age to his chagrin. It is revealed in Founding Fruits that he is Benjamin Frank-lemon (a lemon version of the renowned Founding Father) and that he is over 200 years old.
- Nerville (played by Toby Turner) – Nerville is an employee at Daneboes Fruit Store, where he lives and sleeps (on a shelf), and is the only human who can talk to the fruit gang, though other humans view it as insanity. He views the fruits as his best (and only) friends and would never eat them, because otherwise he would be lonely (but has no qualms about selling them for other people to eat). He appears to lack a functioning brain, as there is a great big void in the space it should occupy.
- Coconut (voiced by Tom Kenny) – Good-natured, but dim and hard-headed, Coconut is an occasional member of the Fruit Gang where he serves as the muscle. They tolerate his moronic tendencies because he is lovable.
- Peach (voiced by Felicia Day) – Another friend of the Fruit Gang, she is a peach who normally makes cameos. She may have a crush on Orange. She is friends with Passion Fruit, Orange and Onion and her enemies are Coconut, Grapefruit and Apple.
- Broccoli Alien Overlord (voiced by Rob Paulsen) – An evil alien broccoli, who speaks with an English accent, and serves as the main antagonist of the series. He is bent on enslaving Earth and becoming superior to fruit, though later his goals seem to be focused solely on destroying the Fruit Cart. He is the nemesis of Orange and the Fruit Gang, having attempted to conquer Earth on many occasions, but is foiled by Orange and his friends on every occasion. In later appearances, it reaches the point where the Fruit Gang get fed-up with seeing him rather than fearing him like they initially did.
- Guava (voiced by Tom Kenny) is a member of the Fruit Gang who got women's legs in a dream world, and has them to this day.
- Ginger (voiced by Felicia Day) – An organic ginger root who has a crush on Pear.
- Elderly Banana (voiced by Tom Sheppard) is a very old and ripe banana that talks about scary stuff when he is with the Fruit Gang.
- Big Rock Candy Monster (voiced by John DiMaggio) – A monster made entirely of rock candy, and a native of the planet Marshmalia. Upset because marshmallows took their place in desserts, he swore revenge against them. After his initial appearance he becomes a reoccurring character. He also appears in the Gangnam Style, Orange Nya Nya Style video on Orange's YouTube Channel.
Special guest stars
- Carlos Alazraqui as Cyber-Pear, Jalapeño
- Curtis Armstrong as Pea
- Dee Bradley Baker as Blinky, Veggie Zombie Leader, Bananadon
- Ben Giroux as the Ugly Princess of the Realm
- Jim Belushi as Jim Salad
- Jeff Bennett as Potato, Veggie Zombies
- Dane Boedigheimer as Camping Dude, Kingpin, Security Officers, Neighborhood Watch Posse, Tennis Ball, Fruit, Apple, Orange on tree, Pauly Dingdang, Lettuce, Palace Gourd
- Matt Bomer as Joseph Celery
- Kevin Brueck as Kingpin, Milk Bottle, Baby Kumquat, Neighborhood Watch Posse, Apple Trebek, the Bries Member #1
- Peter Browngardt as Cyber-Marshmallow 9000
- Corey Burton as Cyber-Apple
- Greg Cipes as Joey the Carrot
- Blake Clark as Sheriff Cantaloupe
- Cuddles as Herself
- Tim Curry as Arugula, Endive, Professor Plum, Reporter
- Michael Clarke Duncan as King Marshmallow: Marshmallow's Father, Chunkee Cheeses
- Alice Cooper as Himself
- David Cross as Shakesparagus Speare
- Jim Cummings as Tomato, Pineapple, Tennis Ball, the Bries Member #2 and the Market Grandmaster
- Shane Dawson as Popcorn, the Ghost of Christmas Past, Kevin Bacon
- Felicia Day as Marshmallow, Daneboe's Customer, Zucchini Actress, Starrie
- Grey DeLisle as Cherry, Cyber-Passion, Happy Finish
- Jack DeSena as Green Bean Sam
- Jessica DiCicco as Cantaloupe, Princess Peach
- John DiMaggio as Leader of the Squashies, Sweet Cookie, Tumble Weed, Mango
- Carl Edwards as Chariot Racer (Ep. 221 – 'Orange Julius Caesar') (Season 2)
- Greg Ellis as Cyber-Grandpa Lemon
- Stephen Furst
- Bill Fagerbakke as Turnip
- Gilbert Gottfried as Celery Judge
- Scott Grimes as Dr. Cauliflower
- Dave Grohl as Mayor Chipwich
- Jennifer Hale as Pinky
- Armie Hammer as Cranberry, the Ghost of Christmas Future
- Jess Harnell as the Cyber-Midget 4000
- Tony Hawk as Ripe Rind
- Gabriel Iglesias as Chicken, Mr. Juicy Fun, Mr. Cash and Smash, Krazy Klaus
- Eddie Izzard as Sean
- Kendall Jenner as Strawberry
- Robert Jennings as Zucchini, Kingpin, Milk Bottle, Neighborhood Watch Posse, Stomach Shark, Tumblewood, Kiwi
- Carly Rae Jepsen as Swiss Cheese Singer
- Ashley Johnson as Jenny Applesauce
- Michael Johnson as Young Orange
- Tom Kenny as Malacorn, Banger, Announcer, Kiwi Flight Attendant, Mandarin (Cutesie), Watermelon, Teddy Juicer, Onions, Herb, Moriartichoke, The Beet-Uls, Docturnip Who
- Phil LaMarr as Corny, Samuel Jackfruit, Auto Pilot, Fusilli the Kid, Brianca, Cupcake, The Breeze Member 3#, Apple (Fruiturama), Bobby, Eggplant
- Matt Lanter as Pepper Jack Actor
- Kellan Lutz
- Jane Lynch as Cob
- Mark Hamill as Dr. Swiss DiVil
- Slash as Squish the Guitarist
- Tress MacNeille as Cyber-Peach, Strawberry, Female Tennis Ball, Pea Girl #3, Babs Bunny
- Sam Marin as Jacob Marley the Tater Tot
- Aaron Massey as Hamster and Onion Ring
- Jack McBrayer
- Malcolm McDowell as the Dark Knight
- Maria Menounos as Herself
- Bret Michaels as Himself, Knife
- Kylie Minogue
- Brandon Molale as Thug
- Juan Pablo Montoya as Chariot Racer (Ep. 221 – 'Orange Julius Caesar') (Season 2)
- Olivia Munn
- Nanook as Himself
- Patton Oswalt as Inky, Clyde
- Jim Parsons as Henry Applesauce
- Rob Paulsen as Marshmallow Warriors, Dr. Sigmund Fruit, Dr. Fruitenstein, Thomas Jefferson, Rock, Apricot, President Dane, Junior
- Jim Rash as Pineapple Joe
- James Remar as Jack Berry
- Leah Remini as Polly Prune, Butch Ravioli
- Kevin Michael Richardson as Quan Chi
- Jason Ritter as Mario
- Jason Marsden as Cake
- Kristen Schaal as Blueberry, Eggplant
- Jeremy Shada as Dustin Berry, Apple Jr.
- Josh Shada as Baby Carrot
- Zack Shada as Midget Pear/Little Pear
- William Shatner as Grandpa Apple
- Alan Shearman as Heirloom Tomato, Blue
- Dina Sherman as Cucumber
- Tom Sheppard as Camping Dude, Unicorn DJ Princess Buttercup, Eggplant, Turnip, Onion, Li'l Squishy, Neighborhood Watch Posse, Singer
- Kath Soucie as Eggfruit, Starrie, Pea Girl #2, Baby Sparkle
- Nick Swardson as Jason Jr., Zorzam
- Cree Summer as Apple Singer, Honey Dew Dew, Pomegranate
- George Takei as Pepper McPotts
- Jeffrey Tambor as Mr. Orange, Blueberry
- Jim Tasker as FNN Announcer, Fruit Fruitale
- Fred Tatasciore as Cyber-Grapefruit
- Danny Trejo as Cupcake Leader and El Dente
- Toby Turner as Smithins
- Patrick Warburton as Cyber-Orange, Big Mike Watermelon, Buzz Lightyear
- Frank Welker as Giant Mole, Buzzards, Pingu
- Billy West as Officer Pomegranate, Kebab, the Ghost of Christmas Present, Beet, Hubert Farnsworth
- Olivia Wilde as Rainbow Fairy
- Billy Dee Williams as Old Carrot
- Harland Williams as Corn, Milk Bottle, Neighborhood Watch Posse, Ninja Tomato Leader, Lime
- Matthew Willig as Thug
- Rainn Wilson as Dr. Po
- "Weird Al" Yankovic as Himself, Sherleek Holmes and Hamburger
Daneboe confirmed that he had started producing a TV show based on The Annoying Orange in April 2010. Boedigheimer finished the script for the first 6 episodes of the show in October of that year. When Boedigheimer began filming the pilot episode of the TV show in February 2011, he discussed with Cartoon Network about airing it on the station, which was picked up in November 18 of that year. The pilot episode had been completed in about 6–7 months.
There were originally intended to be 6 episodes of the show, but the Season 1 episode order was eventually increased to a 30 segments. Subsequently the show was green-lit for a 30 episode second season. The second season premiered on May 16, 2013.
The show is produced by Boedigheimer, Conrad Vernon and Tom Sheppard, co-executive-produced by Spencer Grove, Kevin Brueck, Robert Jennings and Aaron Massey, and produced with Gary Binkow, Michael Green and Dan Weinstein.
Most of the visual effects, compositing, off-line, on-line, audio, RED Camera footage, graphics, and animation are done at Kappa Studios in Burbank, California. The episodes are completed in six days using the Adobe Creative Suite, with each episode having 47,000 frames over stabilization. 3D software such as Cinema 4D and Lightwave has also been used since the show's second season. Production for Season 2 was completed in October 2013. Despite having a lot of live action, the show is still considered a Cartoon.
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|Country / region||Series premiere||Network|
|United States||May 28, 2012||Cartoon Network|
|Mexico||June 6, 2012||Cartoon Network Latin America|
|Australia||July 15, 2013||Cartoon Network Australia|
|Brazil||September 9, 2013||Cartoon Network (Brazil)|
|Canada||September 26, 2013||Teletoon|
|Israel||October 15, 2013||Arutz HaYeladim|
|Portugal||October 1, 2013||RTP1|
|United Kingdom||September 7, 2015||Kix|
|1||May 28, 2013|
A sneak peek was aired on May 28, 2012, and the series officially premiered on June 11, 2012, as Television's #1 Telecast of the Day Among Boys 6–11. In its first two weeks, the show averaged nearly 2.5 million viewers.
The series was critically panned, but praised by fans of the original web-series and new viewers.
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