Kick Buttowski: Suburban Daredevil

Kick Buttowski: Suburban Daredevil
Also known as KBSD
Genre Action
Created by Sandro Corsaro
Written by Derek Dressler
Patrick Andrew O'Connor
Nick Confalone
John Derevlany
Mark Drop
Nate Knetchel
Mitch Larson
David Shayne
Jennifer Keene
Eric Rivera
Sandro Corsaro
Directed by Chris Savino
Sherm Cohen (Season 1)
Clay Morrow (Season 2)
Voices of Charlie Schlatter
Matt L. Jones
Danny Cooksey
Theme music composer Andy Sturmer
James Childs[1]
Opening theme "Kick Buttowski!" by Andy Sturmer
Ending theme "Kick Buttowski!" (Instrumental)
Composer(s) Andy Sturmer
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 2
No. of episodes 103 segments
(52 whole episodes) (list of episodes)
Executive producer(s) Sandro Corsaro
Chris Savino
Running time 22 minutes
Production company(s) Disney Television Animation
Disney XD Original Productions
Mercury Filmworks (animation)
Distributor Disney–ABC Domestic Television
Original network Disney XD
Picture format 1080i (16:9) (HDTV)
Audio format Dolby Digital 5.1
Original release February 13, 2010 (2010-02-13) – December 2, 2012 (2012-12-02)
External links
Official website

Kick Buttowski: Suburban Daredevil (often referred to as simply Kick Buttowski) was an American animated television series created and executive produced by animator Sandro Corsaro, about a young boy named Clarence Francis "Kick" Buttowski (Charlie Schlatter), who aspires to become the world's greatest daredevil. It became the fourth Disney XD original series and the first such animated series. The show premiered on February 13, 2010, with two episodes airing the first day. Also the series premiered on Disney Channel Asia on May 28, 2010.[2] There are two 11-minute segments per show. The show uses Toon Boom Animation software. There are also some 3D-animated elements. The first season was executive-produced and directed by Chris Savino, who would later create The Loud House for Nickelodeon. Many of the characters and situations were based on Corsaro's childhood growing up in Stoneham, Massachusetts.[2]


Kick Buttowski: Suburban Daredevil was in production up on December 19, 2008. The original name was Kid Knievel at the time.[3] The title was changed to Kick Buttowski on April 4, 2009.[4] In early December 2009, it was announced that the series would premiere on February 13, 2010,[2] exactly one year after the launch of Disney XD, and the premiere of its first original series, Aaron Stone. The series's stunt coordinator is Robbie Knievel, the son of Evel Knievel.


Corsaro has stated that he was thinking about his own childhood when he drew the character in 2002 and subsequently began developing the idea for a TV series. Kick was named Kid Knievel, and was slightly different from the original vision of himself. He was much smaller. He had blue stars on his helmet and blue stripes on his clothing in an apparent homage to Evel Knievel. Many of the show's humorous characters and locations were inspired from Corsaro's hometown of Stoneham, Massachusetts.

Series pilot

The pilot was written and developed by Devin Bunje and Nick Stanton, who eventually left the project to work on another Disney XD series, Zeke and Luther. The pilot was later split into the first two episodes of the series, "Dead Man's Drop" and "Stumped".


Kick Buttowski: Suburban Daredevil had been set to air on fall of 2009, but Disney announced it would air in February 2010. The show debuted on Disney XD on February 13, 2010[2] at 8:30 a.m. ET. Sneak peeks and promos were shown on Disney XD, and Disney Channel.[5] The series is to air every Saturday morning at 8:30 a.m. ET according to Disney XD.

On April 2, 2010, the series first aired on Disney Channel as a special presentation with the episode, "Obsession: For Kick / Flush and Release" as part of the "Get Animated" marathon. Another presentation was shown on Disney Channel on May 22, 2010 featuring three episodes. On June 18, 2011, Kick Buttowski was moved to an off and on spot on Disney Channel with its incorporation into Toonin' Saturdays, Disney Channel's new Saturday morning cartoon block.

The show aired its final episodes on December 2, 2012.

Voice cast

Main cast

Recurring cast

Special guest stars


The pilot episode "Dead Man's Drop/Stumped" was watched by 842,000 viewers, the second highest-rated series premiere in Disney XD's history.[6] The second episode, "If Books Could Kill/There Will Be Nachos" was watched by 972,000 viewers.[7]


"Our big challenge was finding a voice for the character that can sustain a lot of stories, through numerous episodes," explains Coleman. "We want to look at the characters far beyond a TV show, as a new character in the canon of Disney characters and find the right balance between comedy and action. One of the things that we are excited about is the fact that it's a total brand fit for us. It's a great companion piece for our hit show Phineas and Ferb—and has some of the same underlying themes of friendship and determination."

Animation Magazine[8]

Main characters

Recurring characters

Gordie gibble His real name is Gordon.


SeasonSegmentsEpisodesOriginally aired
First airedLast aired
14020February 13, 2010 (2010-02-13)November 25, 2010 (2010-11-25)
26432April 30, 2011 (2011-04-30)December 2, 2012 (2012-12-02)


  2. 1 2 3 4 Mclean, Thomas (January 20, 2010). "Disney XD Unveils Kick Buttowski Premiere Schedule". Animation Magazine. Retrieved January 31, 2010.
  3. "Disney Revs Up Kid Knievel". Animation Magazine. December 19, 2008. Retrieved February 19, 2010.
  4. "Cartoon Network, XD add more live-action to draw older boys". USA Today. April 9, 2009. Retrieved February 19, 2010.
  5. "TV Forum: Animation – Disney XD Adding "Kick Buttowski" February 2010". Retrieved August 23, 2010.
  6. Seidman, Robert (March 2, 2010). "Led by "Kick Buttowski" Disney XD Delivers February Highs and Leads All Kid Networks in Growth". TV by the Numbers. Retrieved March 11, 2010.
  7. Seidman, Robert (February 17, 2010). "Disney XD Celebrates 1st Anniversary with Record Viewing Levels". TV by the Numbers. Retrieved March 11, 2010.
  8. Ramin Zahed (2010-02-05). "Fearless on Wheels". Animation Magazine. Retrieved 2014-03-21.
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