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Seasons:
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Release Date:
6 November 2005 (USA) See more »
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Plot:
Based on the comic strip, Huey and Riley move away from the city and out to the suburbs with their irascible grandfather. Biting socio-political commentary ensues. Full summary »
Awards:
2 wins & 4 nominations See more »
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This is good, though many have already missed the point, which isn't surprising See more (64 total) »

Cast

 (Series Cast Summary - 6 of 61)

Regina King ... Riley Freeman / ... (56 episodes, 2005-2014)

John Witherspoon ... Robert 'Granddad' Freeman / ... (55 episodes, 2005-2014)

Cedric Yarbrough ... Tom Dubois / ... (53 episodes, 2005-2014)

Gary Anthony Williams ... Uncle Ruckus / ... (52 episodes, 2005-2014)
Gabby Soleil ... Jazmine Dubois (47 episodes, 2005-2014)

Jill Talley ... Sarah Dubois / ... (46 episodes, 2005-2014)
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Series Directed by
Seung Eun Kim (27 episodes, 2005-2010)
Sung-hoon Kim (12 episodes, 2010)
Bob Hathcock (10 episodes, 2007-2008)
Jae Myung Yoo (8 episodes, 2010)
Lesean Thomas (6 episodes, 2005-2006)
Dan Fausett (6 episodes, 2007-2008)
Anthony Bell (5 episodes, 2005-2006)
Young Chan Kim (5 episodes, 2010)
Sung Dae Kim (4 episodes, 2010)
Dae Woo Lee (4 episodes, 2014)
Joe Horne (3 episodes, 2005-2006)
Kalvin Lee (3 episodes, 2006)
 
Series Writing credits
Aaron McGruder (46 episodes, 2005-2010)
Yamara Taylor (28 episodes, 2005-2008)
Rodney Barnes (25 episodes, 2005-2014)
Andre Brooks (14 episodes, 2007-2008)
Jason Van Veen (14 episodes, 2007-2008)
Angela Nissel (7 episodes, 2014)

Series Produced by
Rodney Barnes .... co-executive producer / executive producer (51 episodes, 2005-2014)
Brian J. Cowan .... co-executive producer / producer / ... (50 episodes, 2005-2014)
Aaron McGruder .... executive producer (46 episodes, 2005-2010)
Carl Jones .... producer / co-executive producer (45 episodes, 2005-2010)
Reginald Hudlin .... executive producer (31 episodes, 2005-2008)
Jenny Barbour .... associate producer (29 episodes, 2005-2008)
Eric Horsted .... consulting producer (15 episodes, 2005-2006)
Brian Ash .... producer (14 episodes, 2010)
Susan Ward .... associate producer (14 episodes, 2010)
Seung Eun Kim .... producer (10 episodes, 2010-2014)
Meghann Collins .... consulting producer (10 episodes, 2014)
Robert Romero .... associate producer (10 episodes, 2014)
Denys Cowan .... producer (4 episodes, 2005)
 
Series Original Music by
Jonathan Jackson (15 episodes, 2010-2014)
Jabril Battle (14 episodes, 2010-2014)

Flying Lotus (unknown episodes)
 
Series Film Editing by
Anna Granfors (15 episodes, 2005-2006)
Lee Harting (15 episodes, 2010)
Ralph A. Eusebio (8 episodes, 2007-2008)
Bruce King (8 episodes, 2007-2008)

Jhoanne Reyes (unknown episodes)
 
Series Casting by
Reuben Cannon (8 episodes, 2007-2008)
Kim Williams (8 episodes, 2007-2008)
 
Series Production Management
Richmond Horine .... post-production supervisor (15 episodes, 2005-2006)
Feza Akcasu .... post-production supervisor (15 episodes, 2010)
Wendy Guin .... production manager (14 episodes, 2007-2008)
Brian G. Smith .... assistant production manager (14 episodes, 2007-2008)
Elvida Abella .... studio post-production supervisor (7 episodes, 2007-2008)
Phil S. Crain .... post-production supervisor (7 episodes, 2007-2008)
Nick Hyman .... production manager (7 episodes, 2007-2008)
Gary Lamb .... assistant production manager (7 episodes, 2007-2008)

Bradley Bowlen .... production manager (unknown episodes)
 
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Ki Hyun Ryu .... assistant director (8 episodes, 2007-2008)
 
Series Art Department
David Hartman .... storyboard artist (31 episodes, 2005-2008)
Bryan Baugh .... storyboard revisions (15 episodes, 2005-2006)
Eric Astadan .... prop designer (8 episodes, 2007-2008)
Howard C. Base .... storyboard coordinator (8 episodes, 2007-2008)
Oliver Calonzo .... art coordinator (8 episodes, 2007-2008)
Seung Woo Cha .... storyboard revision artist (8 episodes, 2007-2008)
Jon Fancher .... prop supervisor (8 episodes, 2007-2008)
Kalvin Lee .... storyboard artist (8 episodes, 2007-2008)
James Lim .... storyboard revision artist (8 episodes, 2007-2008)
Albert Park .... storyboard revision artist (8 episodes, 2007-2008)
Sean Song .... storyboard artist (8 episodes, 2007-2008)

Chrysta Marie Burton .... storyboard coordinator (unknown episodes)
Michael Macasero .... art coordinator (unknown episodes)
Richard Ory .... props (unknown episodes)
Dawn Turner .... art coordinator (unknown episodes)
 
Series Sound Department
Heather Olsen .... sound designer / sound effects editor (32 episodes, 2005-2010)
Mark Mercado .... recording mixer / sound recording engineer (22 episodes, 2005-2008)
Stephan Matson .... pre-production dialogue editor (15 episodes, 2007-2008)
Marc Schmidt .... audio post coordinator (13 episodes, 2010)
Aran Tanchum .... foley mixer (10 episodes, 2014)
Jonathan Abelardo .... assistant sound engineer (7 episodes, 2007-2008)
Devon Bowman .... recording engineer / sound recording engineer (7 episodes, 2007-2008)
Roy Braverman .... foley mixer (7 episodes, 2007-2008)
Fil Brown .... re-recording mixer (7 episodes, 2007-2008)
Melissa Ellis .... re-recording mixer (7 episodes, 2007-2008)
Mary Erstad .... foley mixer (7 episodes, 2007-2008)
John Hegedes .... supervising dialogue editor: pre-production (7 episodes, 2007-2008)
Joshua Huber .... sound recording engineer (7 episodes, 2007-2008)
J. Lampinen .... digital audio transferer / foley artist / ... (7 episodes, 2007-2008)
Anthony Lingua .... pre-production dialogue editor (7 episodes, 2007-2008)
Robbi Smith .... dialogue editor (7 episodes, 2007-2008)
Lucy Sustar .... foley mixer (7 episodes, 2007-2008)
Phyllis Ginter .... foley artist (4 episodes, 2007-2008)
David Veneziano .... assistant re-recording mixer (4 episodes, 2010)
Loui Ramon .... assistant sound recordist (2 episodes, 2005)
John St. Denis .... adr recordist (2 episodes, 2006)
Bob Giammarco .... adr sound recordist (2 episodes, 2007-2008)

Craig Ng .... foley artist (unknown episodes)
Eliott Taylor .... dialogue recordist (unknown episodes)
 
Series Visual Effects by
Ulysses Argetta .... digital effects supervisor (22 episodes, 2005-2008)
 
Series Animation Department
Lesean Thomas .... character supervisor (28 episodes, 2005-2008)
Ben Berkman .... animatic editor (15 episodes, 2005-2006)
George Cox III .... assistant color supervisor (15 episodes, 2007-2008)
Brian Mainolfi .... character designer (9 episodes, 2007-2008)
Brad Rozman .... animatic technician / animatic editor (8 episodes, 2005-2007)
Constance Allen .... color stylist (8 episodes, 2007-2008)
Leslie Chang .... assistant character designer (8 episodes, 2007-2008)
Holly DuRivage .... supervising timing director (8 episodes, 2007-2008)
Patrick Gleeson .... timing director (8 episodes, 2007-2008)
Robert Harand .... background designer (8 episodes, 2007-2008)
Sandi Hathcock .... animation checker (8 episodes, 2007-2008)
Jeff Johnson .... character designer (8 episodes, 2007-2008)
Alison Jota .... color stylist (8 episodes, 2007-2008)
Tina Katz .... color stylist (8 episodes, 2007-2008)
Bruce King .... animatic supervisor (8 episodes, 2007-2008)
Tec Manalac .... background designer (8 episodes, 2007-2008)
Anna McKindley .... animatic scanner (8 episodes, 2007-2008)
Art Morales .... background designer (8 episodes, 2007-2008)
Tina Oliva .... color stylist (8 episodes, 2007-2008)
Lisa Pearson .... color stylist (8 episodes, 2007-2008)
Vince Toyama .... background supervisor (8 episodes, 2007-2008)
Alina Urusov .... character designer (8 episodes, 2007-2008)
Wei M. Zhao .... color stylist (8 episodes, 2007-2008)
David Zweig .... character designer (8 episodes, 2007-2008)
Brooks Campbell .... color supervisor / color key supervisor (7 episodes, 2007-2008)
Steven Choi .... character designer (7 episodes, 2007-2008)
Rex Faraday .... timing director (7 episodes, 2007-2008)
Pamela Long .... color stylist (6 episodes, 2007)
Barry Atkinson .... color stylist (5 episodes, 2007)
John Calmette .... color stylist (5 episodes, 2007)
Seung Eun Kim .... main character designer: Season Two (5 episodes, 2007)
Randy Ludensky .... timing director (5 episodes, 2007)
Michel Lyman .... timing director (5 episodes, 2007)
Kunio Shimamura .... timing director (5 episodes, 2007)
Bill Wolf .... timing director (5 episodes, 2007)
Ben Maloney .... assistant: color production / color production assistant (3 episodes, 2007)
Brian McGee .... character designer (3 episodes, 2007)
Maria Elena Rodriguez .... timing director (3 episodes, 2007)
Ki Hyun Ryu .... character designer (3 episodes, 2007)
Kenny Thompkins .... character designer (3 episodes, 2007)
Jae Hong Kim .... character designer / timing director (2 episodes, 2007-2008)
Dave Kupczyk .... character designer / main character designer: Season Two (2 episodes, 2007-2008)
Jon Suzuki .... character designer / color stylist (2 episodes, 2007-2008)
Gustavo Vazquez .... character designer / color stylist (2 episodes, 2007-2008)
Fred Warter .... color stylist (2 episodes, 2007-2008)
Gary Eggleston .... color stylist (2 episodes, 2007)
James Gallego .... color stylist (2 episodes, 2007)
Chun Liu .... color stylist (2 episodes, 2007)
Mike Mangan .... animatic technician (2 episodes, 2007)
Seung-Hyun Oh .... character designer (2 episodes, 2007)
Kay Park .... assistant character designer (2 episodes, 2007)
Young Ki Yoon .... character designer (2 episodes, 2007)

SoonJin Mooney .... animation timer (unknown episodes)
 
Series Casting Department
Matthew C. Otoski .... episodic casting supervisor (8 episodes, 2007-2008)

Joanna T. Gonzales .... casting associate (unknown episodes)
 
Series Editorial Department
Wendy Guin .... post-production coordinator / color coordinator (18 episodes, 2006-2008)
Steve Vallino .... assistant editor (15 episodes, 2005-2006)
Myra Owyang .... assistant editor (15 episodes, 2010)
Donnell Ebarrete .... assistant editor (9 episodes, 2007-2008)
Chuck Smith .... assistant editor (8 episodes, 2007-2008)

Brad Rozman .... assistant editor (unknown episodes)
 
Series Music Department
Derryck Thornton .... music supervisor / composer: main title theme (24 episodes, 2005-2008)
Aaron McGruder .... composer: title theme / composer: main title theme (18 episodes, 2005-2008)
Asheru .... composer: main title theme (16 episodes, 2005-2008)
Latif Tayour .... music coordinator / music co-coordinator (15 episodes, 2007-2008)
Patrick Douthit .... composer: additional music (6 episodes, 2007-2008)
Fatin '10' Horton .... composer: additional music (6 episodes, 2007-2008)

Markus Czyzewski .... assistant music editor (unknown episodes)
 
Series Other crew
Andrea Romano .... voice director (41 episodes, 2005-2014)
Bob Hathcock .... supervising director (17 episodes, 2005-2008)
Howard C. Base .... production assistant (15 episodes, 2005-2006)
Michael Kirschbaum .... assistant to writers / script coordinator / ... (15 episodes, 2007-2008)
Ben Maloney .... production assistant (15 episodes, 2007-2008)
Dan Eder .... production assistant (15 episodes, 2010)
Richard Foster .... assistant: Mr. McGruder / assistant: Aaron McGruder (15 episodes, 2010)
Brian Ash .... main title designer / title designer / ... (14 episodes, 2007-2008)
Scott Fuselier .... main title designer / title designer / ... (14 episodes, 2007-2008)
DJ Pooh .... creative consultant (9 episodes, 2007-2008)
Nathan Haramoto .... production accountant (7 episodes, 2007-2008)
Gary Lamb .... retake coordinator (7 episodes, 2007-2008)
Jamie Sherman .... assistant: Mr. Cowan (7 episodes, 2007-2008)
Novena Wallach .... assistant: Mr. McGruder (7 episodes, 2007-2008)
Gabriel Alvarez .... creative consultant (6 episodes, 2006)
Sacha Jenkins .... creative consultant (6 episodes, 2006)
Melissa J.L. Smith .... casting assistant (5 episodes, 2007-2008)
Seung Eun Kim .... co-supervising director / director: main title sequence (2 episodes, 2007-2008)

Karen Barragan .... series publicist (unknown episodes)
Chrysta Marie Burton .... production coordinator (unknown episodes)
Ian Edwards .... story editor (unknown episodes)
Dick Grunert .... script coordinator (unknown episodes)
Kathleen Hartman .... freelance prop model designer (unknown episodes)
Jae Hong Kim .... main title artwork (unknown episodes)
Geoffrey Mateo Ong .... production coordinator (unknown episodes)
Michael R. Rabanera .... animatic assistant (unknown episodes)
Shawn Socoloff .... assistant: Mr. McGruder (unknown episodes)
Tommy Tallarino .... story editor (unknown episodes)
 

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Runtime:
20 min
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Certification:
Argentina:18 | Argentina:Unrated (DVD rating) | Australia:MA | Canada:13+ (Quebec) (DVD rating) | Canada:18+ (tv rating) | Canada:PG (video) | Netherlands:12 (season 1) | UK:18 | USA:TV-MA | USA:TV-14 (one episode)

Did You Know?

Trivia:
RZA, Ja Rule and Brandy Norwood are among the actors who auditioned to be on the show.See more »
Quotes:
Huey Freeman:Excuse me. Everyone, I have a brief announcement to make. Jesus was black, Ronald Reagan was the devil, and the government is lying about 9-11. Thank you for your time and good night.See more »
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Soundtrack:
The Boondocks ThemeSee more »

FAQ

Is Tom or Uncle Ruckus a reference to Uncle Tom?
Why does Uncle Ruckus introduce himself as "Uncle Ruckus, no relation"?
What is the song in the opening credits?
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161 out of 179 people found the following review useful.
This is good, though many have already missed the point, which isn't surprising, 5 December 2005
Author: dee.reid from United States

With his basketball-sized afro and genius I.Q., you'd never guess that 10-year-old Huey Freeman is WAY beyond his years. His 8-year-old brother Riley isn't of equal intelligence but what he lacks in that area he makes up for in attitude. Both young boys, the revolutionary-in-training Huey and the hip-hop-loving, hustler-in-training Riley, are moved from the big city to the 'burbs to live with their grandfather, and chaos ensues.

This is "The Boondocks" - "remote location; far from civilization" (IMDb trivia). There's also a fine cast that includes Regina King, Gary Anthony Williams, and John Witherspoon voicing the main characters.

Created by Aaron Mcgruder in 1997 while a student majoring in political science at the University of Maryland, his comic strip "The Boondocks" is revolutionary on all fronts and takes no prisoners. It's already stirred up a sh*tstorm for its fiery political rhetoric, pervasive language, sexual content, and frequent and unrepentant use of the N-word... and I love it! I'm absolutely, positively hooked!

This is what I've been waiting for as far as animation with an urban twist. It's way over the top in terms of animation, which is pseudo-Anime'-style, and doesn't forsake entertainment or message for political-correctness. No wonder it only comes on late at night. (Arrggh) I haven't been able to find too many black-themed comic strips or books that take a hard look at life in the black community without resorting to stereotypes without irony. Its two main characters Huey and Riley are presented in a way reminiscent of "The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air," the ghetto youths taken out of their world and placed in land foreign to them and have to adjust. "The Boondocks" is all of that.

I really can't see how anyone can't like "The Boondocks." I'm 20, a young black male, and my mother saw two minutes of it the other night and her jaw hit the floor. It was yanked from circulation due to its attacks against the Iraq war, George W. Bush and his administration, and McGruder has been completely unapologetic. I know, and viewers should know a reaction like that shows you're watching something special. I won't dissect McGruder's views, which he funnels through his characters, but they are inflammatory and make me want to watch more, just to see what he's really trying to say.

I won't comment on the controversy, other than I'll say that many have already missed the point, and "The Boondocks" has only been on Cartoon Network's Adult Swim for a month. People are afraid of stuff like this for reasons completely unknown to me. They take one look at it and decry what they see, making big scenes in magazines, newspapers, and television. What they're missing is a brilliant expose of the problems of the black community. Yeah, it's over the top; that's because it's satire! It is supposed to be ridiculous because black people use the N-word frequently, glorify guns, violence and the gangsta life, condone the degradation of women, smoke weed a lot, listen to blaring rap music, and experience genuine "N***a moments."

It's funny in the same way we've laughed at comedians like Dave Chappelle, Richard Pryor, Eddie Griffin, Eddie Murphy, and Chris Rock in the past. Wake up! Maybe our community can take a cue from "The Boondocks" and take steps to improve our culture in the eyes of the rest of the world. Welcome to "The Boondocks."

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