Dexter's Laboratory

American comic science fiction animated television series

Dexter's Laboratory (commonly abbreviated as Dexter's Lab) is an American comic science fiction sitcom animated series created by Genndy Tartakovsky for the Cartoon Network from 1996 to 2003. The show was about a red-haired boy named Dexter who had an enormous secret laboratory filled with an endless collection of his inventions. His inventions are destroyed by his older sister Dee Dee. That makes Dexter have to create his inventions again. with the exception of the franchise also spin-offs and related media. also with the TV movie Dexter's Lab Movie in Ego Trip (1999). in development in 2020 an planned reboot series produced by HBO Max and Cartoon Network Studios works for Dexter's Laboratory series called Dexter and Dee Dee parody adaptation series involved it was based on the original series by Genndy Tartakovsky, planning producing seasons over 1-5, notable voices in this reboot, Haley Tju/Alyson Stoner as the main character, Bella Thorne, Anais Fairweather, Travis Willingham.

Dexter's Laboratory
Science Fiction
Created byGenndy Tartakovsky
Voices ofChristine Cavanaugh
Candi Milo
Allison Moore
Kat Cressida
Kath Soucie
Jeff Bennett
Eddie Deezen
Tom Kenny
Rob Paulsen
Frank Welker
Pamela Adlon
Opening theme"Dexter's Laboratory" (main title)
Ending theme
Composer(s)Ego Plum
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons4
No. of episodes78 (223) (list of episodes)
Executive producer(s)Larry Huber
Genndy Tartakovsky
Producer(s)Genndy Tartakovsky
Running time22 minutes
Production company(s)Cartoon Network Studios
Warner Bros. Animation
DistributorWarner Bros. Television Distribution
Original networkCartoon Network
Original releaseApril 28, 1996 (1996-04-28) –
November 20, 2003 (2003-11-20)
Related showsDexter and Dee Dee (2022)
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  • Dexter McPhearson is a genius. He works on inventions in his top-secret laboratory. His inventions help himself or the world. Dexter's inventions are usually smashed by his sister, Dee Dee. as the main character, Dexter has to build the inventions again. Dexter also keeps his lab a secret from his clueless parents. Dexter is motivated and inspired by Albert Einstein and other geniuses. Dexter has glasses, red hair, a lab coat and gloves and boots. voiced by Christine Cavanaugh, Candi Milo, Mayim Bialik (singing voice), Haley Tju/Alyson Stoner.
  • Dee Dee McPhearson is a tallest blonde girl who is not as bright as Dexter. She prances around Dexter's lab. Dee Dee usually plays around with Dexter by crushing his inventions. Dee Dee is interested in ballet. Dee Dee wears a short pink skirt and normal shoes. voiced by Allison Moore, Kat Cressida, Tara Strong.
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  • Marcia McPhearson is Dexter's mother. voiced by Kath Soucie (Season 1), Jennifer Hale/Paget Brewster (Season 2), Pamela Adlon (Season 3), Tara Strong (Season 4), Anais Fairweather (reboot).
  • Donald McPhearson is Dexter's father. voiced by Jeff Bennett, Travis Willingham (reboot).
  • Beau is a 11-year-old boy who is Dee Dee's boyfriend and crush. Beau is interested in science and Albert Einstein.