Counterfeit Cat

Counterfeit Cat
Genre Comedy
Science fiction
Created by Andrew Lavery (characters)
Developed by Aardman Animations
Ben Marsaud
Cristina Fiumara
Directed by Ben Marsaud
Voices of
Composer(s) Alex Greggs[1]
Country of origin United Kingdom
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 1
No. of episodes 52[2] (list of episodes)
Producer(s) Sarah Mattingly
Running time 11 minutes
Production company(s)
Distributor Tricon Films & Television
Original network
Original release 12 May 2016 (2016-05-12) – present

Counterfeit Cat is a British-Canadian animated television series produced by Wildseed Kids for Teletoon and Disney XD. The series first aired on Disney XD in the United Kingdom on May 12, 2016.[4] In the United States, the first episode aired on Disney XD as a sneak preview on May 31, 2016[5] and officially on June 20, 2016.[6] In Canada, it premiered on November 1, 2016.[7]


The series revolves around the adventures and friendship of Max (Marc Wootton), a lazy housecat, and Gark (Alex Kelly), an alien who disguises himself in an purple knitted cat costume to blend in. Gark crashed his spaceship on Earth, landing in the laundry room of Betty (Kayvan Novak), a klutzy yet kind old woman who is Max's owner. Gark believes that Max is a tiger, the bravest species on Earth, despite Max's cowardice. The two often find themselves in surreal and dangerous situations due to Gark's unstable, bizarre powers, which Max often uses to his own advantage without thinking of the consequences.


Main Characters

Recurring Characters


The designs for the show were provided by Antoine Birot and Raphael Chabassol based on original designs by Nick Edwards. The series is directed by Ben Marsaud and produced by Sarah Mattingly. The first season will consist of 52 full-length episodes and 11 two-minute shorts.[8] It is the first ever Disney XD series to be partnered up with Aardman Animations. Aardman is also known for Wallace & Gromit, Shaun the Sheep, Chicken Run and as well as Canimals and commonly Rex the Runt. It is also the first Aardman series to use traditional animation instead of stop motion.


The score for the series is provided by Alex Greggs (Bedtracks Inc. is also involved of composing the series). The theme for the series is making it science fiction is by using hip-hop, dubstep SFX music effects. Sometimes dramatic music would also work for the score.


The animation services for the series is handled by Atomic Cartoons. The animation company also been known for Rocket Monkeys, Atomic Betty, Captain Flamingo and as well currently as the sixth season of Max & Ruby and Angry Birds Toons.


Counterfeit Cat had it's premiere on May 12, 2016 with the episode, "Bin Juice" and "Where Do All The Cat Toys Go?" in the United Kingdom on Disney XD. In Canada, more episodes are remaining airing on Teletoon, But never released in UK or the US as the series sometimes moves to Canada. The episode, "Merry Christmax" the Canadian or the British release date for the episode is "yet to be revealed".

2-Part Special

A 2-part episode, Sensei is currently unknown that it will be released sometime in 2016 or 2017 on Teletoon in Canada or on Disney XD in the United States. [9]


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