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Cast

 (Series Cast Summary - 7 of 14)

Nika Futterman ... Chum Chum / ... (35 episodes, 2009-2012)

David Hornsby ... Fanboy / ... (33 episodes, 2009-2012)

Dyana Liu ... Yo (26 episodes, 2009-2012)

Wyatt Cenac ... Lenny / ... (22 episodes, 2009-2012)

Jeff Bennett ... Mr. Mufflin / ... (19 episodes, 2009-2011)

Josh Duhamel ... Oz / ... (18 episodes, 2009-2012)

Jamie Kennedy ... Kyle / ... (18 episodes, 2009-2012)
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Series Directed by
Jim Schumann (14 episodes, 2009-2010)
Brian Sheesley (14 episodes, 2009-2010)
Russell Calabrese (8 episodes, 2009-2010)
Tom King (6 episodes, 2011-2012)
Brandon Kruse (5 episodes, 2011)
Ken Mitchroney (4 episodes, 2011-2012)
Eddie Trigueros (3 episodes, 2011)
 
Series Writing credits
Michael Caine (18 episodes, 2009-2012)
Eric Robles (16 episodes, 2009-2011)
Scott Kreamer (16 episodes, 2009-2010)
Steve Tompkins (13 episodes, 2009-2012)
Russ Carney (11 episodes, 2011-2012)
Ron Corcillo (11 episodes, 2011-2012)
Eric Horsted (10 episodes, 2009-2010)
Itai Grunfeld (3 episodes, 2010)
Jonathan Butler (2 episodes, 2011)

Series Produced by
Steve Tompkins .... executive producer (49 episodes, 2009-2012)
Eric Robles .... executive producer / co-executive producer / ... (29 episodes, 2009-2012)
MacGregor Middleton .... line producer / producer (29 episodes, 2011-2012)
Fred Seibert .... executive producer (26 episodes, 2009-2012)
Shaun Cashman .... supervising producer (26 episodes, 2009-2010)
Jason Meier .... supervising producer (11 episodes, 2010-2011)
Eric Homan .... associate producer: Frederator Studios (9 episodes, 2010)
Kevin Kolde .... supervising producer: Frederator Studios (9 episodes, 2010)
 
Series Original Music by
Brad Joseph Breeck (27 episodes, 2009-2010)
 
Series Cinematography by
Ben Kufrin (1 episode)
 
Series Film Editing by
Jill Calhoun (8 episodes, 2010-2011)
 
Series Art Direction by
Chad Woods (32 episodes, 2009-2011)
 
Series Makeup Department
Maegen Cadena .... Hair and Makeup Artist (1 episode)
 
Series Production Management
Sonya Park .... production manager / cg production manager (10 episodes, 2009-2010)
Kellie Smith .... production manager (4 episodes, 2011)
MacGregor Middleton .... production manager (2 episodes, 2009)
Molly Minus .... post-production supervisor (2 episodes, 2011)
 
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Gerard DiNardi .... assistant director: stage consultant (1 episode)
 
Series Art Department
Jessica L. Brown .... asset finaler (27 episodes, 2009-2010)
Alexander Rial .... environment artist (9 episodes, 2010)
Tom King .... storyboard artist (8 episodes, 2009-2010)
Matt Whitlock .... storyboard artist (7 episodes, 2011-2012)
Mark Colangelo .... storyboard revisionist (7 episodes, 2011)
Ray Morelli .... storyboard revisionist (7 episodes, 2011)
Kyle Neswald .... prop designer / prop design (5 episodes, 2009-2011)
Kyle A. Carrozza .... storyboard revisionist (5 episodes, 2011)
Patrick Morgan .... prop designer (5 episodes, 2011)
Eunji Lee Roess .... prop designer (4 episodes, 2011)
Ed Baker .... storyboard artist (3 episodes, 2011-2012)
Vaughn Tada .... storyboard artist (3 episodes, 2011)
Stephanie Arnett .... storyboard revisionist (2 episodes, 2009)
Alex Almaguer .... storyboard artist (2 episodes, 2010-2011)
Muntasir Ali .... prop designer (2 episodes, 2011)
David Gemmill .... storyboard artist (2 episodes, 2011)
Ernie Gilbert .... prop designer (2 episodes, 2011)
Chris Houghton .... storyboard revisionist (2 episodes, 2011)
Scott Bern .... storyboard artist (2 episodes, 2012)
 
Series Sound Department
Lawrence Reyes .... sound designer (42 episodes, 2009-2011)
Aran Tanchum .... foley mixer (39 episodes, 2009-2012)
Frank Verderosa .... sound re-recording mixer / sound recordist (31 episodes, 2009-2011)
Ian Nyeste .... re-recording mixer / sound effects editor (27 episodes, 2009-2010)
Matthew Thomas Hall .... foley editor (22 episodes, 2009-2011)
D.J. Lynch .... re-recording mixer (9 episodes, 2010)
Andrew Ing .... assistant re-recording mixer (6 episodes, 2011)
Chris Gresham .... foley editor (3 episodes, 2011)
Mitchell Lestner .... foley editor (2 episodes, 2012)
 
Series Visual Effects by
Anthony Esposito III .... lead shader artist / shader supervisor (37 episodes, 2009-2012)
Alexander G. Morano .... pipeline engineer (37 episodes, 2009-2012)
Patrick Krebs .... lighting and compositing supervisor (34 episodes, 2009-2011)
James L. Davidson .... visual effects supervisor (31 episodes, 2009-2010)
Chris Karlberg .... r&d technical director (30 episodes, 2009-2011)
Joseph R. Alessandra .... lead cg modeler (27 episodes, 2009-2010)
Matt Cawood .... fx supervisor / visual effects artist (27 episodes, 2009-2010)
Angela Frame .... texture supervisor (27 episodes, 2009-2010)
Cody Jacobson .... lighting & compositing artist (24 episodes, 2011-2012)
Joy Johnson .... rigging technical director (9 episodes, 2010)
Nicklas Puetz .... character technical director (4 episodes, 2009-2010)
Candice Stephenson .... texture artist / texturing artist (4 episodes, 2009-2010)
Sam Wey .... character modeler (3 episodes, 2009-2010)
Dan Della-Penna .... texture artist (2 episodes, 2009-2010)
Jason Stockton .... character technical director (2 episodes, 2009-2010)

Christina Chiusano .... digital lighting and compositing artist (unknown episodes, 2009)
Dan Haring .... digital lighting and compositing artist (unknown episodes, 2009)
Sonserae Leese .... texture map painter (unknown episodes, 2009)
David Palmer .... surfacing artist (unknown episodes, 2009)
Nikhil Srivastava .... 3D modeler (unknown episodes, 2009)
 
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Jaco Dovalina .... key grip (1 episode)
Billy Gunn .... best boy electric (1 episode)
Nicholas Klein .... best boy (1 episode)
Jason Salinas .... electric (1 episode)
Phil Shanahan .... first assistant camera (1 episode)
Wade Philip Shanahan .... camera operator (1 episode)
Doug Soto .... lighting (1 episode)
 
Series Animation Department
John Cahoon .... CG generalist (27 episodes, 2009-2010)
Steve Lambe .... character designer / background layout designer (27 episodes, 2009-2010)
Pooneh Nasrollahnia .... lead CG generalist (27 episodes, 2009-2010)
Christopher Near .... character color (27 episodes, 2009-2010)
Laura Barbera .... animation supervisor (24 episodes, 2011-2012)
Hugo L. Morales .... animatic editor (20 episodes, 2009-2010)
Ant Ward .... animation supervisor (20 episodes, 2009-2010)
Desmond Lee .... texture/shading artist (15 episodes, 2011-2012)
Martin Leeper .... animation supervisor (14 episodes, 2009-2010)
Erik Kling .... animation supervisor / animator (11 episodes, 2009-2012)
Elyse Hartey .... texture artist (9 episodes, 2010)
Oliver Ferguson .... rigging technical director (8 episodes, 2011-2012)
Lee Sejin .... senior animator (7 episodes, 2009-2010)
Steve Downs .... animatic supervisor / animation supervisor (6 episodes, 2009-2011)
Eric Robles .... character designer (5 episodes, 2009-2011)
Howard Perry .... storyboard artist (4 episodes, 2009-2010)
Octavio E. Rodriguez .... storyboard artist (4 episodes, 2009-2010)
Justin Baker .... animatic editor (4 episodes, 2011)
Caesar Martinez .... background layout designer / character designer (3 episodes, 2009-2011)
Lane Lueras .... storyboard artist (3 episodes, 2009-2010)
Brent Gordon .... character color designer / character designer (3 episodes, 2011)
Chris Woods .... lead animator (3 episodes, 2012)
Paul Johnson .... animator (3 episodes)
Eddie Trigueros .... storyboard artist / storyboard artist: segment "Chimp Chomp Chumps" (2 episodes, 2009-2010)
Niki Yang .... storyboard artist / storyboard artist: segment "Precious Pig" (2 episodes, 2009)
Chandrasekaran .... animation director: overseas / head of animation (2 episodes, 2010)
Todd Waterman .... storyboard artist (2 episodes, 2010)
Jill Calhoun .... animatic editor (2 episodes, 2011)
Randol Eagles .... background layout designer (2 episodes, 2011)
Justin Lee .... lead animator (2 episodes)
Sandra Powers .... animatic editor (2 episodes)
Dennis Shelby .... animator (1 episode, 2009)

Stephanie Arnett .... storyboard revisionist (unknown episodes, 2009)
Judith Ferrer .... CG artist (unknown episodes, 2009)
Michael Franceschi .... supervising animator (unknown episodes, 2009)
Carin-Anne Greco .... storyboard revisionist (unknown episodes, 2009)
Sergio Lorenzo .... senior CG modeler (unknown episodes, 2009)
Stephanie Pate .... CG artist (unknown episodes, 2009)
 
Series Casting Department
Holly Myer .... casting assistant (10 episodes, 2011-2012)
 
Series Costume and Wardrobe Department
Lindsey Kear .... wardrobe supervisor (1 episode)
 
Series Editorial Department
Jason Stiff .... vice president of post production / senior director of post production / ... (51 episodes, 2009-2012)
C.J. Kinyon .... additional post-production services (39 episodes, 2009-2011)
J.F. Kinyon .... additional post-production services (39 episodes, 2009-2011)
Kimberly Bowman .... additional post-production services (30 episodes, 2009-2011)
Molly Minus .... post production supervisor (27 episodes, 2009-2011)
Myra Lopez .... assistant editor (12 episodes, 2011-2012)
Elizabeth Dee Edwards .... post-production coordinator (5 episodes, 2009-2011)
Jonathan Hylander .... additional post-production services (3 episodes, 2009-2011)
Rohner Segnitz .... additional post-production services (3 episodes, 2009-2011)
Amy K. Wu .... additional post-production services (3 episodes, 2009-2011)
Kyle Hayden .... additional post-production services (2 episodes, 2011)
 
Series Music Department
Daniel DeBlanke .... musician (2 episodes, 2011)
 
Series Other crew
Andrew Golden .... cg production assistant / production coordinator (42 episodes, 2009-2012)
Alan Chow .... production coordinator / production assistant / ... (37 episodes, 2009-2011)
Ginny McSwain .... voice director (27 episodes, 2009-2010)
Michael Caine .... script coordinator (26 episodes, 2009-2010)
Danielle Digrado .... production coordinator / cg production coordinator (14 episodes, 2009-2011)
Grettel Batoon .... production assistant (12 episodes, 2011)
Whitney DiCarlo .... executive assistant (9 episodes, 2011-2012)
Kristine Songco .... script coordinator (7 episodes, 2011)
Mercedes Dominguez .... production assistant / cg production assistant (6 episodes, 2009-2010)
Jennifer Thompson .... production assistant (6 episodes, 2010-2011)
Dan Garza .... production assistant / cg production assistant (5 episodes, 2009-2010)
Ian C. Murray .... production coordinator / cg production coordinator (5 episodes, 2009-2010)
Sandra Powers .... production assistant (5 episodes, 2011)
Juliana Weiss-Roessler .... executive assistant / production assistant (5 episodes, 2011)
Sheri Wheeler .... production coordinator (5 episodes, 2011)
Chris Hamilton .... production assistant (4 episodes, 2009-2010)
Madalynn Rose Sadeghian .... production assistant / cg production assistant (4 episodes, 2009-2010)
Eric Robles .... supervising director (3 episodes, 2011)
Eddie Trigueros .... supervising director (2 episodes, 2011)
Mani Beil .... production coordinator (1 episode, 2009)
Mairghread Scott .... executive assistant (1 episode, 2009)
Shondalia White .... cg production assistant (1 episode, 2009)

Trevor A. Smith .... production assistant (unknown episodes, 2009)
 
Series Thanks
Brian Casentini .... special thanks (9 episodes, 2010)
 

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50 out of 75 people found the following review useful.
Fanboy and Chum Chum, 17 November 2009
Author: jlnajera from United States

Synopsis: Adults are probably gonna hate it. Children will probably like it, but they don't know why...and that's not a good thing.

Let's start with the theme song. The theme song is 35 seconds, with 5 seconds for the word "Brainfreeze", and 10 seconds dedicated to gibberish. The song, which features a mind-boggling 240 WPM (Seriously. I did the math.), is filled with phrases like "Look at our underwear!", and describes the main characters as "coo-coo and crazy". What's wrong here? First of all, coo-coo and crazy is an understatement, and lastly, normal speaking and listening pretty much has a range between 100 and 175 WPM, with 150 WPM being the ideal range that people feel comfortable. 180 WPM is where people start getting annoyed, complaining that they are being spoken to too fast. This begs the question, why are cartoons today so fast-spoken and hyperactive? However, the theme song is able to be comprehended...if you pause it every four seconds. Sadly, it's not even worth trying to comprehend.

Fanboy and Chum Chum (Chum Chum is voiced by Nika Futterman. Her credits include similar short-lived cartoons and "Give it to me, baby!" in the song "Pretty Fly (For a White Guy)") are two very "special" boys. Fanboy wears a purple mask, gloves and cape, with a green leotard that he wears his underwear over. Chum Chum wears goggles and black gloves, and wears his underwear in the same fashion. They are also in terrible need of an orthodontist and an eye surgeon, as Fanboy has large buckteeth, and Chum Chum has teeth that resembles New York City's skyline. They also seem to have lazy eye in an effort to enhance their "zanyness". Kyle (voiced by Jamie Kennedy, who's previous work is far from children's shows) has already received orthodontic treatment, and seems to be a legit wizard. If you haven't found enough causes for concern about this show in this article so far...keep reading.

They are taught in school by Mr. Mufflin, who is a boring adult, fueling the flames of stereotype that cartoons seem to be so ready to provide children about their elders. Mr. Mufflin is annoyed by the boys (and rightfully so...but these clowns are the protagonists, so the kids probably find the teacher to be an antagonist...oh well...), lets us know that the boys have been held back a grade, and will likely be held back another. This comment is sparked by their disinterest in school, instead being more focused on what flavor of grape juice goes best with their lunch. Their hyperactivity is showcased as they flail their hands in the air and shouted constantly to get the teacher's attention for an insignificant matter. Only 2 minutes of the show has passed, and I'm already praying my son doesn't imitate this show.

So we already know the two "heroes" are stupid, hyperactive, and have zero attention span. Then the antagonist shows up: Kyle, a boy wizard. He despises Fanboy and Chum Chum, probably due to their obsession with his powers. In order to try to gain Kyle's respect, they attempt to convince him that they are wizards, also. Failing to dupe Kyle with simple street magic, Fanboy asks Kyle to pull his finger. Kyle refuses, and Fanboy graphically farts in Kyle's face, calling it "magic".

Let's talk about the music score. The music score makes "Tom & Jerry" scores look like John Williams Oscar-Winners. The music score is unimaginative, featuring simpleton accordion melodies for the annoying moments, and pseudo-superhero motifs for the hyperactive moments. Basically, the music is just as likely to knock off a few IQ points as the show itself is. It ain't no "Wonder Pets", let's just say that.

In the "Trading Day" (possibly an outdated "Training Day" reference, meaning it took a long time for this show to be green-lit out of desperation) episode, we meet the equally hyperactive girl, Yo. Time for an outdated reference. She is obsessed with digital pets (a fad that was born in the 90's, and pretty much died there) and Chum Chum. She wants to "own" him so he can fulfill her playground agenda. The kids are revealed to be slaves of commercialism, with every kid buying a toy robot soon after the ad airs. Fanboy imagines owning the toy, which reveals that Fanboy's favorite lunch is a jar of mayonnaise. Yuck. Fanboy fails to buy the toy, becoming the uncool kid in class (as if his hyperactive superhero gig wasn't enough). So, Fanboy makes a deal with Yo, and trades Chum Chum for the toy. Now we are teaching kids that friends and other kids are property? Oh, boy…

Fanboy starts to play with the robot, who is designed to do nearly anything you tell it to do, and never runs out of resources to fulfill these orders. Weird. Yo, meanwhile, is making Chum Chum carry her on his back and run like a pony. Fanboy begins to realize that he made a bad trade. Out of frustration, he tells the robot to "suck an egg" (my kid had better never say that), and the robot grabs a chicken out of thin air and sucks an egg out of it. That was the last straw for me. Some events ensue that destroys the robot, and Yo, who has since placed Chum Chum into a large glass dome to keep him as a human Tamagotchi pet, tells Fanboy that since her robot is broken, he has nothing to trade, therefore making Chum Chum hers (since Chum Chum is still apparently property). Fanboy pleas, and before you know it, they are both seen inside the glass dome, acting out for Yo's amusement.

What can children learn from this show? Well...nothing you want them to. I can tell you I'm sure of that. This show earns an "F", and will probably join the long, long list of cartoons from the 2000's that didn't make it 3 seasons.

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