Dude, That's My Ghost!
|Dude, That's My Ghost!|
|Created by||Jan Van Rijsselberge|
|Developed by||Jan Van Rijsselberge|
|Directed by||Frédéric Martin|
Mehdi Elmorabit |
|Country of origin||
|No. of seasons||1|
|No. of episodes||52 (list of episodes)|
|Executive producer(s)||Pierre Belaisch|
|Running time||11 minutes|
|Production company(s)||Gaumont Animation|
|Picture format||1080i (HDTV)|
|Original release||February 2 – December 15, 2013|
Dude, That's My Ghost! is a 2013 French/British animated television series produced by French production company Gaumont Animation that airs in English on Disney XD in the United Kingdom and BBC Kids in Canada. The series was created and designed by Jan Van Rijsselberge, creator of Robotboy. Dude, That's My Ghost! has been greenlit for 52 x 11 minute episodes. The show premiered on February 2, 2013 on Disney XD. The series has yet to air on Disney XD in the United States.
Although most of the characters are voiced by British actors, the characters have American accents.
For Spencer Wright, a 14-year-old budding filmmaker, Beverly Heights is the ultimate thrill ride. But, being the new kid at a high school populated by Hollywood royalty, he’s an outsider with no ticket in. He's the kind of kid who gets his allowance in cash, not stock options; finding himself amid all this bling and stardom is intimidating. Luckily, he’s got an all-access pass in the form of his best friend, the ghost of pop star Billy Joe Cobra!
- Spencer Wright (Rasmus Hardiker) - Spencer is a 14-year-old teen and the protagonist of the series. He is a budding filmmaker and makes his own amateur movies on a regular basis. He aspires to be a famous film director. He is particularly fond of horror-and-gore movies, with nearly all of his own movies having to do with either zombies or monsters in some way. Spencer wears a blue guitar pick necklace that used to belong to Billy in order to see him. Because he is fairly new to Beverly Heights and is very different from the norm (in that he isn't rich, trendy, or the 'Hollywood type') he clashes with many people at his school and has garnered a number of enemies (Principal Ponzi, Lolo, & Kleet) although he receives help dealing with them from Billy. Likewise, Spencer helps Billy by protecting him from his enemies, like Madame X and Hoover. He also normally has to help solve problems caused by Billy as well, mostly pertaining to the effects of his ectoplasm and/or general antics.
- Billy Joe Cobra (Darren Foreman) - Billy is a fun-loving, mischievous ghost and Spencer's best friend. Before he died, he was an enormously famous pop star, and is still very popular posthumously. He cannot be seen or heard by others unless they are wearing a personal item that belonged to him before he died (such as Spencer's necklace). Billy's personality consists of both a bro-centric best friend and a stereotypical narcissistic celebrity. He tries to help Spencer with his movies and fit in more with life in Hollywood, although many of his efforts normally cause more problems. He often describes his days as a rock star, in which it is shown that he was extremely difficult to work with (showing up to a video shoot 2 days late and refusing to perform because he didn't like the camera man's jeans), loved to trash hotel rooms and wreck music video shoots, and treated his crew and staff horribly. He can also be somewhat temperamental, especially when someone insults him or his music. Nearly every one of Billy's songs involve him singing about how much he loves himself or how much everyone else loves him ("I'm Still in Love With Me", "I Am the Sunshine of My Life", "You Love Me, I Love Me More", etc.) although sometimes they are about things related to stereotypically extravagant lifestyles ("Big Yachts and Money"). Billy is extremely wealthy: possessing a custom limo, several private jets, planes, and yachts, a pet crocodile, and the large mansion that Spencer's family now lives in.
|Season||Episodes||Original airdate (UK)|
|Season premiere||Season finale|
|1||52||2 February 2013||15 December 2013|
The show had first broadcast in 2013 on Disney XD in United Kingdom and Disney XD Asia. A few months after its original release, it premiered on Disney XD in Turkey and the Middle East. By 2015 it had broadcast in Canada on BBC Kids.