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Fanboy & Chum Chum
Fanboy logo
Inter title
Genre: Slapstick comedy
Surreal comedy
Gross-Out Comedy
Created by: Eric Robles
Directed by: Brian Sheesley
Jay Lender
Producer(s): Shaun Cashman
Jason Meier
Executive producer(s): Fred Seibert
Steve Tompkins
Eric Robles
Starring: David Hornsby
Nika Futterman
Jamie Kennedy
Jeff Bennett
Wyatt Cenac
Josh Duhamel
Candi Milo
Steve Tompkins
Dyana Liu<br /Kira Kosarin
Estelle Harris
Opening theme: "Fanboy & Chum Chum"
Theme music composer: Brad Joseph Breek
Country of origin: United States
Running time: approx. 22-26 minutes (consisting of two 11 minute cartoons)
Original run: November 6, 2009 - July 12, 2014 page
"Fanboy & Chum Chum" Theme Song (HQ) Episode Opening Credits Nick Animation01:08

"Fanboy & Chum Chum" Theme Song (HQ) Episode Opening Credits Nick Animation

Fanboy & Chum Chum is an American CGI animated television series produced by Frederator Studios. It is based on a first episode/short from Frederator's Random! Cartoons called "Fanboy". The series is created by Eric Robles and directed by Brian Sheesley and Jim Schumann. It premiered on November 6, 2009 on Nickelodeon after the SpongeBob SquarePants special "Truth or Square". A sneak peek of the show was shown on October 12, 2009. The series surrounds Fanboy and Chum Chum, two energetic "super fans" of science fiction and fantasy. They have super hero costumes with underwear outside the costumes and their world is full of comic adventures and misadventures.

The series premiere drew 5.8 million viewers. The second episode was watched by 5.4 million viewers. On the Nickelodeon's Upfront for 2013-2014 season, it did not announce a third season for the show.


See also: List of Fanboy and Chum Chum characters and List of Fanboy and Chum Chum episodes

Animated short

The animated short "Fanboy" aired as part of Frederator Studio's Random! Cartoons, and led to the creation of the animated series.

Worldwide release

Country Network Premiere Date
USA Nickelodeon / Nick Too October 12, 2009 (sneak peek)
November 6, 2009 (series premiere)
NickToons October 23, 2009
Latin America Nickelodeon April 10, 2010
Brazil Nickelodeon April 4, 2010
Canada YTV September 1, 2010
Nickelodeon November 2, 2009
Netherlands Nickelodeon April 5, 2010
Nickelodeon February 16, 2010 (Sneak Preview)
April 2, 2010 (Series Premiere)

Reception and achivement


Critical reception was generally mixed. Aaron H. Bynum of Animation Insider called Fanboy & Chum Chum "a fun show that deserves a good look. The quality animation helps counterbalance the immense amount of dialogue from the series' chatty characters, and the sheer comedy of marginally competent comic-loving kids helps outweigh what might otherwise be a binge of geeky annoyance. But overall, Fanboy and Chum Chum is a lot of fun." Variety praised the series' "bright, energetic look and even an appealing premise in theory". David Hinckley of NY Daily News gave the series three stars out of five, and said that "it's good, but might not be the next SpongeBob".

A negative review came from KJ Dell'Antonia of Slate who found the main characters irritating, and thought the whole concept was unoriginal, with "many tired jokes and not enough of hat kind of mild satire to make this play in our house".


The series premiered on November 6, 2009, after the SpongeBob SquarePants special Truth or Square The broadcast ranked number three of cable programs that week and number two of the night. The premiere was watched by a total of 5.8 million viewers. The second episode was broadcast on November 7, 2009 and garnered 5.4 million viewers, ranking fifth of all cable broadcasts that week.

The third episode was broadcast a week later, on November 14, 2009, with 3.8 million viewers. A broadcast on November 28, 2009 was viewed by 3.9 million viewers. In February 2010, the episode "Moppy Dearest" was viewed by 4.27 million viewers, an improvement over the last few episodes.


Award Category Nominee Result
2010 Daytime Emmy Awards Outstanding Directing in an Animated Program Jim Schumann
Brian Sheesley
Ginny McSwain
Outstanding Individual Achievement in Animation Caesar Martinez
For "Chimp Chomp Chumps"
Outstanding Individual Achievement in Animation Steve Lambe
For "The Janitor Strikes Back"
Outstanding Achievement in Main Title and Graphic Design Nominated


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