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Howie and Bunny in the animated series.

Almost Naked Animals is a Canadian animated television series produced for YTV and Cartoon Network. The series was created by Noah Z. Jones (the creator of the Disney Channel animated series Fish Hooks) and began airing in 2011 and stopped airing in 2013.

Plot

The cartoon is set inside a tropical cabana called the Banana Cabana.[1] All of the cabana's staff members and residents are funny animals who have shaved off their fur and wear only underwear. A dog named Howie is the owner and leader of the cabana, which is run with the help of his various friends. Each episode follows the misadventures of Howie and his crew around the cabana.

History

Production of the show begin in October 2009, although it was a concept as far back as 2006.[2]Originally, the series was to debut on YTV on Fall of 2010, but its debut was delayed until January 7, 2011.

  • In the UK, the series debuted on CITV, on April 11, 2011.
  • In Australia, the series debuted on ABC3 on May 27, 2011.
  • The US premiere was announced in April 18, 2011[3] and debuted on June 13, 2011 on Cartoon Network.

Internationally, the show has been picked up by Disney Channel (Italy/India/Latin America), Luk International (Spain) and Z@pp/Zeppelin (Netherlands) to air in their lineups. The show also debuted on Canal+ (France) and Super RTL in (Germany) thie fall of 2011.[4]

A second and third season is currently in production, and have been finished and aired.

Characters

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From left to right: Octo, Bunny, Piggy, Howie, Batty, Duck and Poodle.

See List of characters
  • Howie (voiced by Robert Tinkler) is the main protagonist and manager of the Banana Cabana. He is hyperactive and impulsive.
  • Octo (voiced by Howard Jerome) is the desk clerk, and Howie's best friend. He is a jittery octopus who is scared of everything (except for Howie and the others).
  • Bunny (voiced by Emilie-Claire Barlow) is the activity planner with a sugary personality (subject to mood swings).
  • Duck (voiced by David Berni) is one of Howie's best friends. He performs maintenance jobs around the Cabana and tries anything to get them done. He is also a creative inventor who will make a complicated invention just to solve a simple problem. He switches between dimwitted and intelligent at will.
  • Piggy (voiced by Seán Cullen) is a ninja-trained master chef with an accent.
  • Narwhal (also voiced by Seán Cullen) is a medium-sized toothed whale with an enormous ego. He loves to sing and performs regularly at the cabana.
  • Sloth (voiced by Linda Kash) is a bellhop of the Banana Cabana, who moves around using a baggage car, and does everything slowly. She also has a crush on Howie.
  • Poodle (voiced by Alyson Court) is Howie's sister. She owns a rival cabana called the Chateau Chattoo, and often tries to sabotage her brother's job.
  • Batty (voiced by Julie Lemieux) is Poodle's henchman.

Episodes

See List of episodes
  1. It's My Party / One Star Hotel
  2. There Are No Small Parts / Keep On Monster Truckin'
  3. Ear Wax Elf / Stunter's Block
  4. What Would Batty Do? / The Duck Vinci Code
  5. Employee of the Month For Life / Saliva Drive
  6. Veggie Beast / Hurricane Seasoning
  7. Act to the Future / Guess Who's Coming to Lunch
  8. All Dog No Danger / Cowboy Cabana
  9. Oh Brother, Who Are You? / Nothing But the Tooth
  10. A Fish This Big / Fizz Fuzz Bang
  11. Better Safe and Sorry / Narwhal's Contest
  12. Cool Paw Howie / S.S. Banana Cabana
  13. Robo-Howie / The Old Act
  14. Jellyhead / Matter Over Mind
  15. In The Deep End / The Sun Howie Always Wanted
  16. Gone Banana / Imaginary Fiend
  17. Who Inked the Bed? / Kikmee
  18. Ooberpus  / May the Best Loser Win
  19. Living Dangerously
  20. The Orange Fizzy Blues / Champion Gurgitator

Show Info

  • Creator - Noah Z. Jones
  • Seasons - 3 (all 3 aired)
  • Episodes - 52 (all 52 aired)
  • Language - English
  • Director - Brad Ferguson
  • Executive Producer - Vince Commisso, Steve Jarosz, Noah Z. Jones
  • Producer - Tristan Homer
  • Creative Producer - Mark Satterthwaite
  • Runtime - 11 minutes per episode (22 min. in U.S.)
  • Companies producing it - YTV Productions, 9 Story Entertainment, Cartoon Network (acquired it)
  • Original channel - YTV
  • Primary channel - Cartoon Network
  • Original run - January 7, 2011 (June 13, 2011 in the US) - May 22, 2013 (June 19, 2013 in the US)
  • Website - http://www.almostnakedanimals.com/

National and international release

Image Country Premiere Channel / Network
YTV Logo 2014
Nickelodeon logo 2009
Canada (Show Origin) January 7, 2011 (YTV)
September 3, 2012 (Nick Canada)
YTV and Nick Canada
Logo-citv UK April 11, 2011 CITV
80px-ABC3 logo Australia May 2011 ABC
490px-Cartoon Network extended logo 2010
Boomerang logo 2015
US (Episodes aired here before anywhere else, except for Canada) June 13, 2011 (Cartoon Network)
March 5, 2012 (Boomerang)
Cartoon Network and Boomerang
200px-Canal .svg France Fall 2011 Canal+
Zapp Netherlands Fall 2011 Z@pp
Superrtl Germany Fall 2011 Super RTL
New-Disney-Channel-Logo
Russia June 1, 2012 Disney Channel Russia
Luk Spain Sometime during 2012 Luk Internacional

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