Dexter's Laboratory

American comic science fiction animated television series

Dexter's Laboratory (commonly abbreviated as Dexter's Lab) is an American animated series created by Genndy Tartakovsky for the Cartoon Network. 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.

Dexter's Laboratory
Created byGenndy Tartakovsky
Voices ofChristine Cavanaugh
Candi Milo
Allison Moore
Kat Cressida
Kath Soucie
Jeff Bennett
Eddie Deezen
Tom Kenny
Rob Paulsen
Frank Welker
Paget Brewster
Composer(s)Steve Rucker and Thomas Chase
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons4
No. of episodes79
Executive producer(s)Larry Huber
Genndy Tartakovsky
Producer(s)Genndy Tartakovsky
Running time22 minutes
Production company(s)Cartoon Network Studios
DistributorWarner Bros. Television Distribution
Original networkCartoon Network
Original releaseApril 27, 1996 (1996-04-27) –
October 11, 2013 (2013-10-11)
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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. 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.
  • Dee Dee McPhearson is a 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. * Marcia McPhearson is Dexter's mother. * Donald McPhearson is Dexter's father.
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