Mr. Wong (web series)
|Created by||Pam Brady and Kyle McCulloch|
|Theme music composer||Fuzzbee Morse, Davy Jones|
|Country of origin||United States|
|No. of seasons||1|
|No. of episodes||13|
|Running time||3–4 minutes (episodes are two parts)|
|Production company(s)||Icebox, Mondo Mini Shows, National Lampoon|
|Picture format||Flash cartoon|
|Original release||2000 – 2001|
Mr. Wong is an internet television series which debuted in 2000 and lasted 13 episodes (and unaired 15th episode was made available for the DVD release). It features the adventures of a Chinese American butler for a wealthy socialite WASP named Miss Pam. He previously worked as a butler for Bing Crosby and often mourns him. It has developed a cult following whilst being hosted on the website Icebox.com, which also features independently made cartoons such as Queer Duck. But the cartoon has drawn fierce criticisms from the Asian American community for being racist.
The music for Mr. Wong was composed and performed by Fuzzbee Morse.
List of episodes
In September 2000 a direct to video film adaptation of Mr. Wong called "Crap Attack" was in negotiation between IceBox Incorporated and Artisan Entertainment, however, when the film was publicly announced by Artisan president Bill Block the National Council of Asian Pacific Americans initiated a letter-writing campaign that successfully convinced Artisan to drop the project. The Coalition later took out an advertisement in Daily Variety criticizing the cartoon and thanking Artisan for abandoning the movie project.
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- Liu, Marian (2011-06-24). "Asian Americans Divided Over Web's `Mr. Wong' / Cartoon series offends some -- others laugh". San Francisco Chronicle. Retrieved 2011-11-20.
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- "Artisan Ends Talk To Turn "Mr. Wong" Into Film".
- "IceBox's Mr. Wong Direct-To-Video Plans Melt". AWN.
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- "Wong cartoon draws ire of Asian Americans". Baltimore Sun. Retrieved 2011-11-20.