Birdz

Broadcast Run: 
1999 to 2000
Broadcast Medium: 
Television

Birdz, a half-hour animated children’s half-hour series, took viewers into a school attended by pre-teen birds with human foibles and frailties – including the ability to talk!   The pun-slanted episode titles included The Agony and the Eggstacy, Let the Chicks Fall Where They May, Gulls and Dolls, and Big Beak or Not Big Beak.  The hero was 12-year-old Eddie Storkowitz  (no prizes for guessing what type of bird he resembled), and he and his off-the wall family and schoolfriends had a series of adventures which mirrored many of the dreams and ambitions of real-life kids.

 The series was created and directed by Larry Jacobs, and among the many voices used on the 13-episode series were those of Susan Roman, Len Carlson, Chris Wiggins, Sally Cahill, Julie Lemieux, Karen Birsten, Alyson Sealy-Smith, Jill Frappier and David Huband.  The original music was by Ray Parker and Tom Szczesniak.  The series was produced by Nelvana in association with Scottish Television Enterprises and CBS.  It debuted on CTV on Saturday January 2nd 1999, and had its final network telecast on August 26th 2000.

 

                                                            Pip Wedge – August 2003

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