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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
Daran Norris
J. Grant Albrecht
Mel Winkler
Dan Yaccarino
Country of originUnited States
United Kingdom
Original languagesAmerican English
British English
No. of seasons2
No. of episodes26 (52 segments) (list of episodes)
Executive producersDan Yaccarino
Neil Court
Steven DeNure
Running time22–24 minutes
Production companiesDecode Entertainment
HIT Entertainment
Original release
NetworkNickelodeon (United States)
TVOKids (Canada)
ReleaseAugust 1 (2001-08-01) –
August 26, 2001 (2001-08-26)

Oswald is an American kids's television show produced by Decode Entertainment and HIT Entertainment. It originally aired on Nick Jr. and Noggin in the United States for the episodes in 2001. In the United Kingdom, the series got a British dub using an American voice actors by Skylark Sound Studios using a British with a British accents by The Character Development and The Sound Company Ltd. on Channel 5 and Milkshake! in 2003. Only the episodes were dubbed.

The series was added to Paramount+ (at the time CBS All Access) in January 2021.

Plot[change | change source]

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.

Partial U.K. English redub[change | change source]

  • There is a U.K. English style redub which used in the U.S. English voice cast by Skylark Sound Studios using in the U.K. English with the U.K. English accents by The Character Development and The Sound Company Ltd. when voicing the characters.

Reception[change | change source]

The series received four out of five stars on Common Sense Media.

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