Cow and Chicken

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Cow and Chicken
Premiere July 15, 1997
Finale August 13, 1999
Creator David Feiss
Network Cartoon Network
Style 30 minute animated comedy
Company Hanna-Barbera Productions
Seasons 4
Episodes 52
Origin USA

Cow and Chicken was an animated comedy series that sprouted from the Cartoon Cartoons series alongside other cartoons like Johnny Bravo, Dexter's Laboratory and The Powerpuff Girls.

The first incarnation of the series premiered on December 15, 1995. The pilot was only a few minutes long and was significantly darker than the series would become in that the plot revolved around Chicken smoking cigarettes and getting tortured by the devil (later to be renamed I. B. Red Guy) for doing so. Based on this pilot, the series was picked up in 1997 for a full series produced by the newly changed Hanna-Barbera Productions.

The series plot is simple enough. A brother and sister, Chicken and Cow respectively, get into trouble in their suburban neighborhood. The show's humor and animation style, which are often depicted in an eccentric, surreal, grotesque and repulsive manner, were strongly influenced by The Ren & Stimpy Show. The series was the third to be picked up by Cartoon Network and was critically acclaimed enough to land a primetime Emmy nomination in 1998. The series was finally ended in August 13, 1999 after producing a spinoff starring sidestory star, I Am Weasel.



Actor Character Duration
Billed Cast
Charles Adler Cow 1 2 3 4
Chicken 1 2 3 4
The Red Guy 1 2 3 4
Dee Bradley Baker Dad 1 2 3 4
Candi Milo Mom 1 2 3 4
Howard Morris Flem 1 2 3 4
Dan Castellaneta Earl 1 2 3 4


Season Premiere Finale #
Cartoon Network
Season One July 15, 1997 December 16, 1997 13
Season Two January 13, 1998 April 7, 1998 13
Season Three September 1, 1998 May 3, 1999 13
Season Four April 26, 1999 August 13, 1999 13


DVD Releases

Title Release Date #
Special Collections
Cartoon Network Halloween: 9 Creepy Capers August 10, 2004 1
Cartoon Network Christmas: Yuletide Follies October 5, 2004 1

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