Numb Chucks

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Numb Chucks
Genre
Created by
  • Phil LaFrance
  • Jamie LeClaire
Developed by Jono Howard
Directed by
  • Brad Ferguson
  • Dave Brown
Voices of
Theme music composerGraeme Cornies
Opening theme"Numb Chucks!"
Ending theme"Numb Chucks!" (instrumental)
ComposerMatt Davis
Country of origin Canada
Original languageEnglish
No. of seasons2
No. of episodes52 (list of episodes)
Production
Executive producers
  • Vince Commisso
  • Steven Jarosz
  • Kyle MacDougall
Producer Tristan Homer
Running time22 minutes
Production companies
Distributor 9 Story International Distribution
Release
Original network YTV
Picture format HDTV 1080i (16:9)
Audio format Stereo
Original releaseJanuary 7, 2014 (2014-01-07) 
December 1, 2016 (2016-12-01)

Numb Chucks is a Canadian animated television series that was created by Phil LaFrance and Jamie LeClaire and premiered on YTV in Canada on January 7, 2014. [1] [2] The series was focused on Dilweed and Fungus, two woodchucks with big hearts, who are obsessed with using their bungling kung-fu skills to protect the lives of the citizens in their town of Ding-a-Ling Springs. The series was cancelled, and its final episode aired on December 1, 2016, after a total of 52 episodes were produced. [3]

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Plot

Before one night changed their lives, woodchuck brothers Dilweed and Fungus never saw themselves as heroes. But during a late-night-TV infomercial, they ordered a Woodchuck Morris kung-fu video. Now, they have made it their mission to become just as awesome as their kung-fu mentor. Misguided but with good intentions, the brothers become obsessed with using their newfound skills to protect the citizens in their town of Ding-a-Ling Springs. Dilweed and Fungus take on a never-ending quest to fight off danger with Morris' guidance.

Episodes

SeasonEpisodesOriginal air date
First airedLast aired
1 26January 7, 2014 (2014-01-07)December 9, 2014 (2014-12-09)
2 26March 17, 2015 (2015-03-17)December 1, 2016 (2016-12-01)

Characters

Other voices

Production

The series is produced by Jam Filled Entertainment and 9 Story Media Group, in association with YTV, and was produced with the participation of The Canadian Film or Video Production Tax Credit, The Canada Media Fund, Ontario Film and Television Tax Credit, Ontario Computer Animation and Special Effects Tax Credit and with the financial participation of The Shaw Rocket Fund. [4]

Telecast and home media

Numb Chucks premiered on YTV in Canada on January 7, 2014 until its final episode aired on December 1, 2016. The series is currently in repeats on YTV and formerly aired repeats on Teletoon and Nickelodeon. [5]

On March 10, 2014, Cartoon Network announced the series as part of its 2014–15 season to air on the network in the USA. [6] However, it was later moved to Boomerang and it ran from January 10 to July 12, 2015.

Numb Chucks has also been sold to Cartoon Network (Latin America), ABC (Australia), Disney Channels (Central & Eastern Europe, Middle East & Africa, Asia, Israel and Benelux), TG4 (Ireland), Cartoon Network (Italy), Canal+ Family (France) and Super RTL (Germany). [7] The series also airs on TV2 in New Zealand. [8] The series premiered in the United Kingdom on November 1, 2015 on Pop and Pop Max, several months after Boomerang US dumped it. [9]

Actually, there is no DVD release.

Currently, the series is now streaming on Tubi.

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