|The Angry Beavers|
|Created by||Mitch Schauer|
|Developed by||Mitch Schauer|
|Creative director(s)||Michael Gerard|
|Voices of|| Richard Steven Horvitz |
|Theme music composer||Charlie Brissette|
|Country of origin||United States|
|No. of seasons||4|
|No. of episodes||62 (123 segments) (list of episodes)|
|Executive producer(s)|| Lee Gunther |
|Producer(s)||Michael Gerard (supervising)|
|Running time||22 minutes|
|Production company(s)||Gunther-Wahl Productions|
Nickelodeon Animation Studios (1998–2001) (formerly Games Animation (1997))
|Picture format||480i (4:3 SDTV)|
|Original release||April 19, 1997 –|
June 11, 2001
The Angry Beavers is an American animated sitcom created by Mitch Schauer for Nickelodeon. The series revolves around Daggett and Norbert Beaver, two young beaver brothers who have moved out of their parents' home to become bachelors in the forest near the fictional Wayouttatown, Oregon.The show premiered in the United States on April 19, 1997 and ended on June 11, 2001. The series has also appeared in syndication on Nickelodeon Canada. The complete series has also been released on DVD in Region 1 by Shout! Factory.
There was often tension between Schauer and Nickelodeon, with the channel imposing seemingly arbitrary restrictions on the show's content, including bleeping out the words "Shut up!" in the premiere episode. The show was very popular and was renewed for four seasons, but Schauer continued to push against the network's Standards and Practices division. In the final episode, "Bye Bye Beavers", the Beavers are informed by mail that their show is cancelled, and they openly criticize the network for cancelling shows and re-running them for years. The final set of episodes were not aired in the original run, and only showed up when the show aired on the Nicktoons channel. "Bye Bye Beavers" has never been aired.
The Angry Beavers was the brainchild of Mitch Schauer, and was co-developed by Keith Kaczorek. Prior to the series, Schauer was originally an assistant storyboard artist for other Nickelodeon shows, such as The Ren & Stimpy Show , Rocko's Modern Life , and Hey Arnold! . Schauer also storyboarded 8 episodes of the 1992 Addams Family television series. The Angry Beavers was inspired from Schauer's early years in Oklahoma when he was homeless and often spotted beavers in a nearby river.
Schauer also stated that cartoons such as The Pink Panther , The Flintstones , and Rocky and Bullwinkle were the primary influences for the show.
The Angry Beavers was the final (and most notable) animated series produced by Gunther-Wahl Productions Inc., which was later shut down in 2001, after the series ended its run.
|First aired||Last aired|
|Pilot||September 24, 1994|
|1||13||April 19, 1997||November 15, 1997|
|2||13||March 1, 1998||November 21, 1998|
|3||22||March 14, 1999||March 18, 2000|
|4||14||September 2, 2000||June 11, 2001|
Nickelodeon and Amazon.com teamed up to release The Angry Beavers and other Nick shows on manufacture-on-demand DVD-R discs available exclusively through Amazon.com's CreateSpace arm.
|CreateSpace Releases||Release Date||Discs||Episodes|
|Best of Angry Beavers Season 1||June 28, 2010||3||11|
|Best of Angry Beavers Season 2||December 8, 2010||3||19|
|Best of Angry Beavers Season 3||December 8, 2010||3||19|
The Angry Beavers sets, among others, were discontinued when Nick began releasing traditional DVDs of many of their series in association with Shout! Factory. The first DVD release for Angry Beavers was the Seasons 1 and 2 4-disc set on August 23, 2011. Season 3: Part 1 was released in a 2-disc set on February 28, 2012.Season 3: Part 2 was released in a 2-disc set on August 14, 2012. Season 4 (The Final Season) was released in a 2-disc set on February 4, 2014.
On July 30, 2013, Shout! Factory released the complete series set in Region 1.
|Shout! Factory Releases||Release Date||Discs||Episodes|
|Season 1 & 2||August 23, 2011||4||26|
|Season 3: Part 1|
Season 3: Part 2
|February 28, 2012|
August 14, 2012
|Season 4||February 4, 2014||2||14|
|The Complete Series||July 30, 2013||10||62|
In Australia, The Angry Beavers has been released on DVD by Viacom International Inc. and distributed by Beyond Home Entertainment.
|Season 1||3 April 2013||2||13|
|Season 2||3 April 2013||2||13|
|Season 3||5 June 2013||4||22|
|Season 4||4 December 2013||2||15|
|The Essential Episodes: Seasons 1-4||1 October 2014||10||62|
|The Angry Beavers: Collector's Edition||1 September 2016||10||62|
|The Angry Beavers: Collector's Set (Bonus T-Shirt)||6 December 2017||8||48|
|The Angry Beavers: The Collector's Set||4 July 2010||10||62|
Though the series has no official video games, The Angry Beavers appeared in Nicktoons Racing for PlayStation, Game Boy Advance, PC, Game Boy Color, and Arcade, as playable characters. Norbert and Daggett had a cameo as a Trophy in Nicktoons: Attack of the Toybots and in Nicktoons MLB as well.
|World Animation Celebration||Best Animation Produced for Daytime||Mitch Schauer||Won|
|World Animation Celebration||Best Director for Daytime Series||Robert Hughes||Won|
|Motion Picture Sound Editors, USA||Best Sound Editing — Television Animated Series||Unknown||Nominated|
|Motion Picture Sound Editors, USA||Best Sound Editing — Television Animated Series||Tim Borquez, Thom Syslo||Nominated|
|Daytime Emmy Award||Outstanding Sound Mixing — Special Class||Timothy Borquez and Timothy J. Garrity||Nominated|
|Daytime Emmy Award||Outstanding Sound Editing - Special Class||Thomas Syslo, Timothy Borquez, Eric Freeman, Rick Hammel, Les Wolf and Marc Mailand||Won|
|Daytime Emmy Award||Outstanding Sound Mixing — Special Class||Krandal Crews, Eric Freeman, Timothy Borquez and Timothy J. Garrity||Nominated|
|Annie Awards||Outstanding Achievement in a Daytime Animated Television Program||Mitch Schauer||Nominated|
|Annie Awards||Outstanding Individual Achievement for Effects Animation||Joel Krasnove||Nominated|
|Annie Awards||Outstanding Individual Achievement for Production Design in an Animated Television Production||Dan Chessher||Nominated|
|Annie Awards||Best Individual Achievement: Production Design in a TV Production||Mitch Schauer||Won|
|Annie Awards||Best Promotional Production (for main title)||Unknown||Nominated|
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