The Fairly OddParents (Fairly Odd Pet), Timmy, Cosmo, Wanda, Poof and Sparky. Photo credit:Nickelodeon ©2013 Viacom International, Inc. All Rights Reserved
The fact that “The Fairly OddParents” has been on for this long is a testament to its success.
I’m very excited for both the show and the Nickelodeon network. It’s had a lot of great shows in the past, and unfortunately, let them go all too soon. Shows like “Hey Arnold” or “Doug” were capstones for the network. But, “The Fairly OddParents” mark a remarkable time in cartoon history in my opinion.
This show, I remember, debuted during my middle school and high school days, and to see it grow so fast in popularity and quality and still be as funny as ever shows what happens when you have a good product with good people working behind the scenes.
Keep an eye on Nickelodeon for the next few weeks and even months. I’m certain “The Fairly OddParents” will be just as awesome in its 9th season as it was in its beginning.
Now available for free on iTunes is the exclusive never-before-seen The Fairly OddParents documentary, The Making of Sparky: A DOG-umentary. Narrated by creator Butch Hartman, the “dog-umentary” provides fans with an inside look at how the newest addition to this magical family, Sparky, went from just an idea to the loveable talking fairy dog on TV. The “dog-umentary” and full episodes ofThe Fairly OddParents are available at http://bit.ly/11ihQx2.
The Fairly OddParents is created and executive produced by Nickelodeon hit-maker Butch Hartman. The animated series cast includes Tara Strong (Ultimate Spider-Man) as Timmy Turner, Susanne Blakeslee (Shrek the Third) as Wanda, Daran Norris (T.U.F.F. Puppy) as Cosmo, Grey DeLisle (T.U.F.F. Puppy) as Vicky, Carlos Alazraqui (Happy Feet) as Mr. Crocker and Matt Taylor (South Park, Open Season) as Sparky. The series is produced at the Nickelodeon Animation Studios in Burbank, Calif.
Butch Hartman began his animation career as an assistant animator on An American Tail. He created his own shorts for What a Cartoon!, and also wrote and directed episodes of Dexter’s Laboratory, Cow & Chicken and Johnny Bravo. Hartman joined Nickelodeon in 1998 where he created and produced several cartoon shorts for the Oh Yeah! Cartoons series, including The Fairly OddParents. Commemorating the 10th anniversary of the animated series, Hartman brought the series to life in the 2010 live-action/CG animated hit TV movie, A Fairly OddMovie: Grow Up, Timmy Turner! The series came to life once again with the 2012 holiday-themed sequel, A Fairly Odd Christmas, drawing 4.5 million total viewers. Hartman is also the creator of Nickelodeon’s animated series Danny Phantomand T.U.F.F. Puppy.