Harvey Beaks

American animated television series

Harvey Beaks is an American animated television show created by C.H. Greenblatt for Nickelodeon. The show follows the adventures of Harvey, a friendly bird, and his two best friends Fee and Foo, the imp twins who together live in Bigbark Woods.

Harvey Beaks
GenreAnimation
Comedy
Adventure
Slice of life
Created byC.H. Greenblatt
Directed byMichelle Bryan
Gary Conrad
Voices ofMax Charles
Angelina Wahler
Jackson Brundage
Tom Robinson
Opening theme"Harvey Beaks Main Title Theme"
ComposerEgo Plum
Country of originUnited States
Original languageEnglish
No. of seasons2
No. of episodes52
Production
Executive producerC. H. Greenblatt
ProducerJoann Estoesta
Production companyNickelodeon Animation Studio
Original release
NetworkNickelodeon (2015-16)
Nicktoons (2017)
ReleaseMarch 28, 2015 (2015-03-28) –
December 29, 2017 (2017-12-29)

The show aired from March 28, 2015, to December 9, 2016, but when it was moved to Nicktoons which aired the series finale from March 8, 2017 to December 29, 2017.[1][2]

Characters

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  • Harvey (voiced by Max Charles) is the main protagonist of the show who a friendly anthropomorphic bird with with some OCD problems. Harvey always tries to do the right thing.[3]
  • Fee (voiced by Angelina Wahler) is Harvey's best friend and Foo's twin sister.
  • Foo (Jackson Brundage and Tom Robinson) is Harvey's other best friend and Fee's twin brother,

Development

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C. H. Greenblatt also created Chowder for Cartoon Network and started to develop his next show shortly after Chowder ended in 2010. Greenblatt released a pilot for Nickelodeon under the title Bad Seeds and was picked up for a full show in September 2013 but the title had to change due to copyright reasons.[4]

All of the music in the show was composed by Ego Plum.[5] The show was Nickelodeon's first show to be score with a orchestra. The theme song was composed by Plum, Steve Bartek, Bob Mothersbaugh and David J.

Cancellation

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In July 2015, Cartoon Brew reported that the show creator C.H. Greenblatt was not happy with Nickelodeon’s treatment of the show.[6] On November 6, 2016, Greenblatt said that the show had been canceled and the remaining episodes will air on Nicktoons.[7] The show was originally going to release new episodes on Nicktoons on November 20, 2016. The episodes were delayed and Greenblatt had no idea when the episodes were released.[8] The episodes began aired in March 1, 2017 on Nicktoons and last aired on December 29, 2017.

Reception

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Harvey Beaks received mostly good reviews from critics. The show was rated 4 out of 5 on Common Sense Media and a 7.7 out of 10 on Behind the Voice Actors.[9] Los Angeles Times said the show look like a children’s storybook.[10]

Awards

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Year Award Category Nominee Result Source
2016 Annie Award Best Animated TV/Broadcast Production for Children's Audience Harvey Beaks (for "A Day of No To-Do") Nominated [11]
Outstanding Achievement in Character Design in an Animated TV/Broadcast Production David Tilton (for "Nightclub Night") Nominated
Young Artist Award Best Performance in a Voice-Over Role - Young Actress (11 and Younger) Nicole Taylor Wedel Nominated
2017 Daytime Emmy Award Outstanding Writing in an Animated Program C. H. Greenblatt, Shane Houghton, Kevin Kramer, Amalia Levari, & Dani Michaeli Nominated

References

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  1. "New Animated Series 'Harvey Beaks' to Premiere Sunday, March 29 on Nickelodeon - Ratings". TVbytheNumbers. 2015-03-06. Archived from the original on 2015-03-06. Retrieved 2023-06-09.
  2. "Nicktoons USA To Premiere Remaining Episodes Of 'Harvey Beaks' From Monday 18th December 2017 *Update 11/24: Added Air Dates*". November 30, 2017. Retrieved 2023-06-09.
  3. Wilkinson-Swafford, Matthew (2023-03-02). "10 Best Nicktoons Protagonists". CBR. Retrieved 2023-06-12.
  4. Amidi, Amid (2015-01-27). "Nick's Upcoming 'Bad Seeds' Renamed 'Harvey Beaks!'". Cartoon Brew. Retrieved 2023-06-09.
  5. EGO PLUM (579). "Ego Plum". Tumblr.
  6. Amidi, Amid (2016-11-07). "Nickelodeon Forced 'Harvey Beaks' Creator C. H. Greenblatt To Apologize on Cartoon Brew". Cartoon Brew. Retrieved 2023-06-12.
  7. "Is it true that Harvey Beaks is moving to Nicktoons?". Tumbir. 2016-11-08. Archived from the original on 2016-11-08. Retrieved 2023-06-09.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: bot: original URL status unknown (link)
  8. "Nerd Armada". Tumblr. Retrieved 2023-06-10.
  9. "Harvey Beaks TV Review". Common Sense Media. Retrieved 2023-06-11.
  10. Day, Patrick Kevin (2015-03-27). "Review: 'Harvey Beaks': Sunny with a chance of bad behavior". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 2023-06-12.
  11. Harvey Beaks, retrieved 2018-03-23