Oswald (TV series)

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Created byDan Yaccarino
Developed byLisa Eve Hubman
Dan Yaccarino
Directed byFredrick Stroppell
Debra Bronzon
Henry Lenardin-Madden
StarringFred Savage
Debi Derryberry
David Lander
Crystal Scales
Laraine Newman
Country of originUnited States
United Kingdom
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons3[1][2][3]
No. of episodes78 (pilot episode included)[3] (list of episodes)
Executive producer(s)Dan Yaccarino
Producer(s)HIT Entertainment
Nick Jr. Productions
Funbag Animation Studios
Running time22–24 minutes
Original networkNickelodeon (U.S.)
Channel 5 (UK)
TVO (Canada)
Original releaseAugust 20, 2001 (2001-08-20) –
September 19, 2003 (2003-09-19)
Other websites

Oswald is an American/British/Canadian animated series about a blue octopus and his friends. It first aired August 20, 2001, on Nickelodeon's Nick Jr. block. It officially ended in late 2003.

The show was created by Dan Yaccarino and was co-produced by HiT Entertainment and Nick Jr. Productions. It was also shown on Nick Jr. on CBS and the Nick Jr. channel. It also airs on the British channel "JimJam" which is shown in numerous countries including Israel. In addition, the Indian channel Zee TV currently airs a Hindi dubbed version.

Plot[change | change source]

Oswald is the central character of the show. He is a large blue octopus with four arms and four legs who lives in an apartment complex with Henry the Penguin and several other animals. A very gentle, polite, and big-hearted octopus, Oswald is always willing to go out of his way to help his friends. He is able to turn worrisome situations into opportunities for fun adventures and laughs. Oswald is all about safety and always wears a life preserver when he is around water. His favorite hobbies are playing the piano and singing.

References[change | change source]

  1. Nickelodeon (5 September 2000). "Nickelodeon and Hit Entertainment Join Forces for the Creation of New Animated Series Oswald". Retrieved 28 May 2016.
  2. "Oswald, Season 1 on iTunes". iTunes. Retrieved 28 May 2016.
  3. 3.0 3.1 "Amazon.com List of Oswald Episodes". Retrieved 2015-12-30.