Oswald (TV series)
Oswald is an American children's animated television series co-produced by Decode Entertainment and HIT Entertainment. It originally aired on Nick Jr. and Noggin in the United States for the first and the second seasons in 2001. 26 episodes were produced. In the United Kingdom, the series got a British dub using the American voice actors by Skylark Sound Studios using the British with a British accents by The Character Development and The Sound Company Ltd. on Channel 5 and Milkshake! in 2001. Only the first 2 seasons were dubbed.
|Created by||Dan Yaccarino|
|Developed by||Lisa Eve Hubman |
|Directed by||Fredrick Stroppell |
J. Grant Albrecht
|Country of origin||United States (Original)|
United Kingdom (Re-Dubbed)
|Original language(s)||American English (Original)|
British English (Re-Dubbed)
|No. of seasons||1|
|No. of episodes||26 (52 segments) (list of episodes)|
|Executive producer(s)||Dan Yaccarino|
|Running time||22–24 minutes|
|Production company(s)||Decode Entertainment|
|Original network||Nickelodeon (United States)|
|Original release||August 1 –|
August 26, 2001
The series was added to Paramount+ (at the time CBS All Access) in January 2021.
The series is set in Big City, a colorful world populated by anthropomorphic animals, mythological creatures and humanoid beings. Each episode follows the daily experiences of an anthropomorphic blue octopus named Oswald (voiced by Fred Savage), accompanied by his beloved pet hot dog Weenie, and their life in the cheerful and whimsically-designed community of Big City. Commonly, the program concentrates on Oswald's experiences with friends, acquaintances and neighbors, including Henry, a penguin, and Daisy, a flower, among others – and his patient methods of coping with or tolerating different situations and dilemmas, along with his thoroughly optimistic outlook on life.
The series received four out of five stars on Common Sense Media.