Oswald (TV series)
|Created by||Dan Yaccarino|
|Developed by||Lisa Eve Hubman |
|Directed by||Fredrick Stroppell |
J. Grant Albrecht
|Country of origin||Canada|
|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 20, 2001 –|
September 19, 2003
Oswald is a Canadian children's animated television series co-produced by Decode Entertainment and HIT Entertainment. It first aired on August 20, 2001, on Nickelodeon's Nick Jr. block in the United States. The show was created by Dan Yaccarino. It was also broadcast on Noggin and CBS (during the Nick Jr. on CBS block) in reruns. 26 episodes were produced.
The series was added to Paramount+ (at the time CBS All Access) in January 2021.
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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.