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As Told by Ginger 

The TV cartoon follows a preteen girl named Ginger Foutley, along with two friends, as they try to fit in social life as well in school and try to avoid any embarrassments.
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Nominated for 3 Primetime Emmys. Another 5 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Series cast summary:
Melissa Disney ...  Ginger Foutley / ... 54 episodes, 2000-2009
Jeannie Elias Jeannie Elias ...  Carl Foutley / ... 53 episodes, 2000-2009
Tress MacNeille ...  Hoodsey Bishop / ... 53 episodes, 2000-2009
Aspen Vincent Aspen Vincent ...  Dodie Bishop / ... 53 episodes, 2000-2009
Jackie Harris Greenberg ...  Macie Lightfoot / ... 52 episodes, 2000-2009
Laraine Newman ...  Lois Foutley / ... 48 episodes, 2000-2009
Liz Georges Liz Georges ...  Courtney Gripling / ... 37 episodes, 2000-2009
Cree Summer ...  Miranda Killgallen 36 episodes, 2000-2009
Kath Soucie ...  Blake Gripling / ... 33 episodes, 2000-2009
Kenn Michael ...  Darren Patterson / ... 32 episodes, 2000-2009
Grey Griffin ...  Brandon Higsby / ... 24 episodes, 2000-2009
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The TV cartoon follows a preteen girl named Ginger Foutley, along with two friends, as they try to fit in social life as well in school and try to avoid any embarrassments.

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Someone once told me the grass is much greener on the other side.

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Animation | Family

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TV-PG | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 October 2000 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Ginger See more »

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Stereo

Color:

Color

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Unlike most animated series, much of the characters on the show often change outfits and even hairstyles whenever a new day comes in each episode. See more »

Quotes

Courtney Gripling: Hello, Ginger. Podie. Stacy.
Macie Lightfoot: Actually, she's Podie. I'm Stacy.
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Alternate Versions

In the first 10 episodes of the show, the theme song, is sang by Cree Summer, and then, the rest of the episodes have the theme song sang by Macy Gray. However, in the USA, in the episodes with the Cree Summer theme songs, the Cree Summer version of the song was slowly replaced by the Macy Gray version (with "Of Lice And Friends" the last episode to use the Cree Summer version before the theme songs were completely replaced). Outside the USA, Melissa Disney (the voice of Ginger) sings the theme song of the first 2 episodes, the Cree Summer version used some episodes after and before the Macy Gray version, and the Macy Gray version in episodes after that, without them being replaced. See more »

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Surprisingly clever and original
15 January 2008 | by dustshadow25See all my reviews

Granted, a series about a girl and her friends in Jr High isn't the most original thing but As Told By Ginger gives a remarkably fresh spin on it.

It revolves around the dead common girl Ginger Foutley, whose only remarkable trait is a love for writing and literature, and her friends and family. The story lines are based on notes in her dairy. They are short, anecdotal but with often with a tricky twist in it. Characters are recognizable, well rounded out and come almost all with a darker side. Themes are regular stuff like peer pressure, friendship and boyfriends, but also things like divorce, depression and backstabbing. The red wire however is coping with change and matching old regular habits with exiting new stuff. The animation is a darker and more detailed version of what producers Klasky-Csupo usually produce. Things like composition and 'camera movements' are well thought out and clearly influenced by live-action shows.

It's a series you'll love or hate. Either you think of it as over-the-top preteen chatter or you'll take the time to sit down and watch a few eps as there's much more to see. And anyone over 18 will probably be drawn in mostly be the often-present melancholic sub-tone. One of the best Nicktoons, sit back and enjoy.


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