Friday, July 29, 2011

TUFF Puppy gets 20 more half hours!

Here's the press release:

Nickelodeon Greenlights Third Season of Newest Animated Hit, "T.U.F.F. Puppy"
20 New Episodes from Creator and Hit-Maker Butch Hartman to Roll Out in 2012
Burbank, Calif., July 29, 2011 - Nickelodeon, the number-one kids' brand and largest producer of television animation in the world, has picked up a third season of T.U.F.F. Puppy, the newest hit animated series from Nicktoon hit-maker Butch Hartman (The Fairly OddParents), it was announced today by Brown Johnson, President, Animation, Nickelodeon and MTVN Kids and Family Group. The network is adding 20 episodes to the series, bringing the total number to 60. T.U.F.F. Puppy, starring iCarly's Jerry Trainor as Dudley, currently ranks as the number-two animated program with kids 2-11, only behind SpongeBob SquarePants.
"Currently our second highest rated animated series, T.U.F.F. Puppy has been a huge success on Saturday mornings right out of the gate, which is no surprise coming from the incredibly talented Butch Hartman, the only creator at Nick with three shows under his belt -- The Fairly OddParents, Danny Phantom and now T.U.F.F. Puppy," said Johnson. "The show is laugh-out-loud funny in no small part due to iCarly's Jerry Trainor, who brings his incredible comedic sensibility to the role."
"I am truly thrilled to be able to make a brand-new litter of T.U.F.F. Puppy episodes," said Butch Hartman. "I love working on the show and I'm looking forward to expanding the world of Dudley Puppy with more villains, more gadgets, and even some surprises from Dudley and Kitty's past." A hit since its October 2010 premiere, T.U.F.F. Puppy ranks as the number-two animated program on television with kids 2-11 (behind only SpongeBob SquarePants) year to date. The series currently averages 3.6 million total viewers (source: Nielsen Media Research, Live + 7 Day data 12/27/10- 6/19/11, Live + Same Day data thru 7/3/11).
T.U.F.F. Puppy will be launching internationally on Nickelodeon Australia later this month with all other international channels premiering the series in August.
T.U.F.F. Puppy follows Dudley Puppy (voiced by iCarly's Jerry Trainor), a gung-ho, dim-witted dog who finds himself accidentally thrust into the role of secret agent when he's recruited by the supersecret, crime-fighting organization, T.U.F.F. (Turbo Undercover Fighting Force). He partners with Kitty Katswell, a feline superspy who is an amazing kung-fu and weapons expert. Naturally, they don't get along, but together they protect their hometown of Petropolis and the rest of the world against the evil animal organization, D.O.O.M. (Diabolical Order of Mayhem).
In addition to Trainor as Dudley, the T.U.F.F. Puppy cast features Grey DeLisle (The Fairly OddParents) as Kitty Katswell, Jeff Bennett (The Penguins of Madagascar) as Keswick, Daran Norris (The Fairly OddParents) as Chief and Matthew Taylor (Open Season) as Snaptrap.
Butch Hartman began his animation career as an assistant animator on An American Tail. He directed cartoons and 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 Emmy Award-winning The Fairly OddParents, which is celebrating it's 10th Anniversary this year with a live-action/CG animated movie A Fairly Odd Movie, Grow Up Timmy Turner! that premiered on July 9. Hartman also created Nickelodeon's Danny Phantom and is the only creator in Nickelodeon's history who has had three hit animated shows on the network.

Read more:Breaking News - Nickelodeon Greenlights Third Season of Newest Animated Hit, "T.U.F.F. Puppy" | TheFutonCritic.com


pope_chico said...

Hi Dave,
2 questions

1. Have you ever thought of making a TUFF Puppy episode guest staring the voices of Miranda Cosgrove or any other member of the iCarly Team? Personally, i think it would be great considering that Jerry Trainor is already on the Show.

2. Have you ever thought of making a TUFF Puppy and FOP crossover? Personally, I think it would make a great episode plus, I bet it would do great in ratings. Besides, the 2 shows are among the Nick Top 10 so It would benefit both shows.

Dave Thomas said...

Both great ideas!

Marekos said...

I know that it's a post about TUFF Puppy, but I've got a FOP question:

Do you know the name of this episode:
"Mom and Dad finally realize that Wanda, Cosmo and Poof exist (which means that unless they can keep Jorgen von Strangle from finding out, they'll be taken away from Timmy forever!)."?

Dave Thomas said...

That would be, "Meet the Oddparents."

Marekos said...

Is "Meet the Oddparents" the last episode of the series? Are you planning a sequel of FOP movie? Are there any plans for Season 9?

jbjwtl said...

This can't be the end of FOP! It was bad enough when Nick killed off Danny Phantom, 2 amazing shows can't be stopped. Butch has already had 2 shows running at once, surely FOP can keep going.
Will Timmy's Secret Wish be out within the next few months?

Dave Thomas said...

@marekos - The FOP crew is now busy making TUF PUPPY. But the FOP ratings have been great, so my feeling is more will be made. Whether it's animated or live action is the question.

@jbjwtl - I never know what the air dates will be - and they're different all over the world. All I can say for sure is that they usually are aired in Europe first.

pope_chico said...

Please make a Halloween and Valentines special. I bet it's gonna be EPIC! :D

Dave Thomas said...

We're writing the Halloween special now!

Anonymous said...

Do you think the FOP will be on for a long while still? I absolutely adore this show, and would hate to see it go.

Dave Thomas said...

There is almost certainly more FOP headed your way. Whether it's animated or live action remains to be seen!

Lev said...

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