Harvey Beaks

Harvey Beaks
Also known as 'Bad Seeds (for Pilot)
Created by C.H. Greenblatt
Directed by
  • Bill Dely (art)
  • Michelle Bryan and Gary Conrad (animation)
  • Supervising: Derek Evanick and Diana Lafyatis (Season 1)
  • Januel Mercado (Season 2–present)
Voices of
Composer(s) Ego Plum
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 2
No. of episodes 36 (list of episodes)
Executive producer(s) C.H. Greenblatt
  • Joann Estoesta
  • Derek Evanick and Diana Lafyatis (supervising producers, S02–present)
Running time
  • 22 minutes (whole)
  • 11 minutes (segments)
Production company(s) Nickelodeon Animation Studio
Original network Nickelodeon
Original release March 28, 2015 (2015-03-28) – present (present)
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Harvey Beaks is an American animated television series created by C.H. Greenblatt for Nickelodeon. Originally announced to premiere on March 29, 2015,[1] the series instead premiered on March 28, 2015 following the 2015 Kids' Choice Awards.[2]


The series focuses on Harvey Beaks, a young, friendly bird, and his two best friends, the rambunctious twins Fee and Foo. Together, the trio seek adventure and mischief in Littlebark Grove, a magical forest that they call home.

Cast and characters






SeasonEpisodesOriginally aired
First airedLast aired
July 23rd, 2016 (Online) (Unaired
July 23rd, 2016 (Online)
126March 28, 2015 (2015-03-28)June 10, 2016 (2016-06-10)
226June 13, 2016 (2016-06-13)TBA


Greenblatt had previously created the show Chowder for Cartoon Network and had started to develop his next project shortly after it ended in 2010. Greenblatt was looking to create a series with a different vibe from Chowder, which was largely absurdist and comical in nature, by telling stories that had more heart and emotional connection with the audience. Greenblatt pitched the idea to Nickelodeon under the title Bad Seeds and an 11-minute pilot was commissioned. Bad Seeds was eventually picked up for a full series in September 2013, but had to change its name halfway through production due to trademark issues.[23] Greenblatt turned to social networking sites such as Tumblr while building the crew of Harvey Beaks, hiring artists who had little to no prior experience working in animation, but were brought on board due to the quality of their personal work.

As with Greenblatt's previous show, Harvey Beaks features child actors providing the voices for the younger characters, with the exception of major characters Dade and Princess Roberts, who are voiced by C.H. Greenblatt and Andres Salaff respectively. Most of the minor child characters are voiced by adults.

On June 21, 2015, it was confirmed that the show was renewed for a second season, which began on June 13, 2016 with the episode The New Bugaboo.[24]

On November 6, 2016, C. H. Greenblatt announced that the series had been cancelled. Additionally, Greenblatt confirmed that the remaining episodes will air on Nicktoons, which he had not been made aware of until seeing a Twitter post from Nickelodeon.[25][26]


All of the music in Harvey Beaks is composed by Ego Plum.[27] It is also played by a 40-piece orchestra. The theme song was performed by Ego Plum, Steve Bartek, Bob Mothersbaugh and David J.[28]


Issue one of the Harvey Beaks comic by Stefan Petrucha was due for release on January 26, 2016.[29] A special comic was available for free at San Diego Comic-Con 2015.[30]


Harvey Beaks made its international debut on Nicktoons in the United Kingdom and Ireland on May 11, 2015.[31] The series premiered on Nickelodeon in Africa on June 1[32] and on Nickelodeon in Australia and New Zealand on June 6.[33] The Southeast Asian feed of Nickelodeon debuted the show on June 8 in the Philippines and on June 29 in Singapore and Malaysia.[34] The series premiered on YTV in Canada on October 10, 2015.[35]


Harvey Beaks has received positive reviews from critics and audiences. It had a 6.9/10 on IMDb,[36] four stars out of five on Common Sense Media,[37] a 6.6/10 on TV.com, and a 7.7/10 on BehindtheVoiceActors.


  1. "New Animated Series 'Harvey Beaks' to Premiere Sunday, March 29 on Nickelodeon - Ratings - TVbytheNumbers.Zap2it.com". TVbytheNumbers. Retrieved March 5, 2015.
  2. "Nick Animation Studio — iamcharlieg: The Harvey Beaks premiere party is...". Tumblr. Retrieved November 8, 2016.
  3. 1 2 3 4 Beaks, Harvey. "Certified Babysitter". Harvey Beaks. 2 minutes in. How much supervision do I really need? I'm nine! I think you should go home. "Double Digits". Harvey Beaks.
  4. 1 2 "The Spitting Tree". Harvey Beaks.
  5. "Pe-Choo!". Harvey Beaks.
  6. "The Finger". Harvey Beaks.
  7. 1 2 "Anti-Valentine's Day". Harvey Beaks.
  8. "Harvey's First Scar". Harvey Beaks.
  9. 1 2 "The Negatives of Being Positively Charged". Harvey Beaks.
  10. "The Almighty Foo". Harvey Beaks.
  11. 1 2 "The Rentl Bike". Harvey Beaks.
  12. "The Nature of Nature". Harvey Beaks.
  13. "Le Corn Maze... of DOOM!". Harvey Beaks.
  14. 1 2 3 "Comet Night!". Harvey.
  15. "The Rebel". Harvey Beaks.
  16. 1 2 3 "Nerd Armada". Nerd Armada. Retrieved March 29, 2015.
  17. "A Tail of les Squirrels". Harvey Beaks.
  18. "Buds before Studs". Harvey Beaks.
  19. Beaks, Miriam. "Someone's Stealing My Stuff". Harvey Beaks. Irving, you d0n't have to eat that.
  20. "Comet Night?". Harvey Beaks.
  21. "Who voiced the tree spirit?". tumblr.com.
  22. http://hayoubi.tumblr.com/post/139679770749
  23. Amidi, Amid. "Nick's Upcoming 'Bad Seeds' Renamed 'Harvey Beaks!'". Cartoon Brew. Retrieved February 6, 2015.
  24. "Has Harvey even been picked up for a second season...". tumblr.com.
  25. http://chgreenblatt.tumblr.com/post/152859340827/is-the-network-really-cancelling-the-show-i
  26. http://www.cartoonbrew.com/tv/nickelodeon-forced-harvey-beaks-creator-c-h-greenblatt-apologize-cartoon-brew-144630.html
  27. "EGO PLUM". tumblr.com.
  28. "EGO PLUM". tumblr.com.
  29. "Harvey Beaks #1: Inside Joke: Stefan Petrucha, Andreas Schuster: 9781629914312: Amazon.com: Books". amazon.com.
  30. "If you're at ComicCon in July, stop by the Nick... – Nerd Armada". tumblr.com.
  31. "PREPARE FOR THE WILDEST ADVENTURES YOU'VE EVER SEEN IN NEW ANIMATION HARVEY BEAKS". Viacom UK & Ireland Press Centre (Press release). London: Viacom International Media Networks. April 10, 2015. Retrieved September 1, 2015.
  32. AE (May 18, 2015). "GOtv refreshes, gets new pay-off "Live It. Love It"". Talk Media Nigeria. Retrieved September 1, 2015.
  33. P, Charles (June 1, 2015). "Foxtel in June: 200+ new shows including Orange Is The New Black, True Detective, Suits, PLL, Wimbledon and more". The Green Room. Foxtel. Retrieved September 1, 2015.
  34. Feng, Loh Bi (May 26, 2015). "One Good Bird Seeks to Break the Rules in Nickelodeon's Brand-New Animated Series "Harvey Beaks"". VIMN Asia Press. Singapore: Viacom International Media Networks. Retrieved September 1, 2015.
  35. "YTV's New Fall Schedule is Full of Funny!" (Press release). Toronto: Corus Entertainment. September 24, 2015. Retrieved September 25, 2015.
  36. http://spanish.imdb.com/title/tt3219170/
  37. https://www.commonsensemedia.org/tv-reviews/harvey-beaks

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