Chowder

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Chowder
Chowder-Logo.jpg
Premiere November 2, 2007
Finale August 7, 2010
Creator C.H. Greenblatt
Network Cartoon Network
Style 30-minute animated comedy
Company Cartoon Network Studios
Seasons 2
Episodes 49
Origin USA

Chowder is an animated comedy that aired on Cartoon Network.

Taking place in the land Marzipan City (held up by an Atlas-like figure), Chowder is a little boy in the form of a cat/bear/fox hybrid. He's an effervescent lad who apprentices at the Mung Daal catering service. Mung Daal is a blue-skinned gentleman who fancies himself a top chef and a ladies man. His assistant chef is a rock monster named Shnitzel, whose dialogue solely consists of "radda radda." Truffles, the easily riled receptionist, is Mung Daal's wife of 350 years. Chowder wants to learn to be a great chef like Mung Daal. His problem is that he's too impulsive, hungry to a fault, and (as with many children) has a short attention span. Even though he makes a mess of things, Chowder will use some common sense to make things right.

Chowder's nemesis (if you could call it that) is Panini, a little girl (a rabbit/cat/fox hybrid) who has an unhealthy crush on him. Whenever they cross paths, Panini will say "Hi, Chowder" in a come-hither voice, to which Chowder will immediately reply, "I'm not your boyfriend!!" (Although in one episode, upon seeing Panini crying after a misunderstanding over a food item, Chowder hugs her before darting off.) Panini interns with Miss Endive, a snobby culinary expert who runs a catering service in competition with Mung Daal.

Everybody's name in Marzipan City is that of a food item, and the dishes prepared are puns and malapropisms (Bluenana, Roast Most, Sing Beans, Thrice Cream, etc.). Although it's ostensibly directed to kids, some clever adult asides are thrown in to attract the parents to this colorful, clever show.

Contents

Cast

Actor Character Duration
Main Cast
Nicky Jones Chowder 1
Tara Strong Truffles 1
Dwight Schultz Mung Daal 1
Kevin Michael Richardson Shnitzel 1
John Dimaggio 1
Supporting/Recurring Cast
Will Shadley Gorgonzola 1
Dana Snyder Gazpacho 1
Paul Reubens Reuben 1
Mindy Sterling Miss Endive 1
C.H. Greenblatt Kimchi 1
Kiwi 1
Liliana Mumy Panini 1

Seasons

Season Premiere Finale #
Cartoon Network
Season One November 2, 2007 July 24, 2008 20
Season Two November 6, 2008 August 7, 2010 29

In-Depth

DVD Releases

Title Release Date #
Episode Collections
Vol 1 November 4, 2008 1 purchase
Vol 2 March 3, 2009 1 purchase

External Sites