Ed, Edd n Eddy is the longest-running original animated cartoon series on Cartoon Network created by Danny Antonucci and produced by Canadian based a.k.a. Cartoon for Cartoon Network. The series, which was Cartoon Network's sixth Cartoon Cartoon. It airs in many countries of the world (though not in its native Canada). Originally, there were only going to be four seasons; however, Cartoon Network ordered two more, giving the series a total of six seasons. However, the sixth season has been postponed, as the crew is working on a TV movie.
The number of characters in Ed, Edd n Eddy is fixed at twelve. No other characters have appeared besides the main cast and adults are never seen. There is no given timeline for the show; Danny Antonucci has stated that he wanted the show to appeal to any generation. Therefore, if a VCR or computer is needed in a plot, it is there.
There is a strong theme of vagueness in the series, including the setting and deeper facts about the children. The show revolves solely around the Eds, the other cul-de-sac children, and the Kanker sisters. There are no hints as to where the cartoon takes place. Little is known about any other people in the town and if they even have any type of relation to the regular characters of the series, other than the fact that Ed is Sarah's older brother.
The show frequently makes meta-references and often breaks the fourth wall. Almost every episode contains references to pop culture, especially movies. An example would be a reference to The Shining: In one episode, Eddy says to Rolf: "Hey, Stretch! All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy!" All the episode titles, except for the holiday specials, are popular sayings with a word replaced with the word Ed (for example, "Stop, Look, and Ed": Stop, Look, and Listen.) Some are also parodies of movie titles (e.g., the episode "For Your Ed Only" would be For Your Eyes Only). In addition, the letters AKA, the abbreviation for the name of the company that produces the show (a.k.a. Cartoon), frequently appear in the show on license plates, magazines, T-shirts, etc.
The kids have multi-colored tongues, because, as Danny Antonucci stated, kids are almost always eating something that turn their tongues different colors.
Most of the episodes begin with something completely unrelated to the storyline of the episode; this is to emphasize the spontaneity of childhood.
|Cover Art||DVD Name||Release Date||Ep #||Additional Information|
|Edifying Ed-Ventures||May 10, 2005||6||"Sir Ed-A-Lot," "Who, What, Where, Ed," "Avast Ye Eds," "Know-It-All Ed," "Mirror, Mirror, on the Ed," "Hot-Buttered Ed." Bonus features include "Club Ed: The Rules and Regulations," "My Best Friend Plank" music video, "Plank's Perspective" (description of kids excluding Nazz), and The Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy episode "Nursery Crimes."|
|Fools' Par-Ed-Ise||March 21, 2006||6||"If It Smells Like an Ed," "Take This Ed and Shove It," "One Size Fits Ed," "A Case of Ed," "Here's Mud in Your Ed," "Fool on the Ed." Bonus features include a studio tour, "The Plank Family Players," and a behind the scenes look at Ed, Edd n Eddy: The Mis-Edventures.|
|Cover Art||DVD Name||Release Date||Ep #||Additional Information|
|The Complete First Season||October 10, 2006||13||Bonus features include an interview with the creator, how to make an Ed, Edd n Eddy cartoon, how to draw Eddy, and a Cartoon Network commercial bumper featuring Jimmy and Plank.|
|The Complete Second Season||April 24, 2007||13||Bonus features include "Behind the Eds," the music video "The Incredible Shrinking Day," and How to Draw Ed.|
Scam of the Century is in the action category, and was developed by the lesser-known gaming company D3 Publisher. The original storyline is developed around Eddy losing his precious “Who to Scam and When” book. When the three friends realize their classmate Kevin has the book in his hands and an angry mob of kids has developed, they run for the woods. Splitting up to throw off the crowd, they plan to meet up back at the cul-de-sac. Several adventures in the game await them. When they make their way back at the cul-de-sac, they find that Rolf has built a giant fort to keep them out. The game features 13 total stages, special attacks using the touch screen, the option to blow into the microphone to bring characters back to life, three side story mini-games and special items.
All three Eds have been confirmed as NPCs in the upcoming MMOG Cartoon Network Universe: FusionFall. Their artwork for the game is viewable on the game's main website. Their appearance as Nanos -- items that help the user or his/her party -- (besides Eddy's) has yet to be confirmed.
|2001 Annie Awards||Outstanding Individual Achievement for Storyboarding in an Animated Television Production||James Wootton for "Wish You Were Ed"||Nominated|
|2001 Leo Awards||Best Musical Score of an Animation Program or Series||Patric Caird for "Ed in a Halfshell"||Nominated|
|2004 Leo Awards||Animation Program or Series: Best Musical Score||Patric Caird for: "Postcards from the Ed"||Nominated|
|2005 Leo Awards||Animation Program or Series: Best Musical Score||Patric Caird||Won|
|2005 Kids' Choice Awards||Favorite Cartoon||Ed, Edd n Eddy||Nominated|
|2006 Leo Awards||Best Musical Score in an Animation Program||Patric Caird for: "Boo Haw Haw"||Nominated|
|2008 Kids' Choice Awards||Favorite Cartoon||Ed, Edd n Eddy||Nominated|
Film critic Maryann Johanson found the show a successful experiment in style but surprisingly infantile in content, opining: "Visually, Cartoon Network's kiddie entry Ed, Edd n Eddy is delightfully gonzo, its inventive animation style and garish colors reflecting the adolescent confusion of its identically named boy heroes. But their goofy misadventures hold little appeal for grownup cartoon fans -- this one is pretty much strictly for the kiddies." David Cornelius considered the Eds adolescent equivalents of the Three Stooges, believing: "The series revels in the sort of frantic, often gross humor kids love so much, and there's just enough oddball insanity at play to make adults giggle just as easily." Cornelius also concurred that the "animation is colorful and intentionally bizarre; bold lines forming the characters and backgrounds wiggle and morph in a delirious haze. This is animation that's, well, really animated."
There have been other produced works in which the Eds would appear than just their regular series airings. They have appeared in a Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends episode using Foster's styled animation, and made a short cameo in The Grim Adventures of the Kids Next Door. Also, they appeared in a small crossover entitled Ed, Edd n Mandy.
A special episode of Ed, Edd n Eddy aired on May 11, 2007 in the Cartoon Network event, Invaded, in which aliens invade Rolf's house. This alien invasion is in adjunct with the other Cartoon Network series Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends, My Gym Partner's a Monkey, Camp Lazlo, and The Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy. The episode is part a mini-series that aired all 5 specials on May 28, 2007.