T.U.F.F. Puppy

T.U.F.F. Puppy
Created by Butch Hartman
Written by
Directed by
Voices of
Music by
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 3
No. of episodes 60 (list of episodes)
Executive producer(s) Butch Hartman
  • Deirdre Brenner
  • Dave Thomas
  • Ray DeLaurentis
  • George Goodchild (supervising)
Running time 22 minutes
Production company(s)
Original network Nickelodeon (2010–13)
Nicktoons (2013–15)
Picture format 480i (SDTV) (Season 1)
1080i (HDTV) (Season 2–3)
Original release October 2, 2010 (2010-10-02) – April 4, 2015
Related shows The Fairly OddParents
Danny Phantom
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T.U.F.F. Puppy is an American animated television series created by Butch Hartman for Nickelodeon. It premiered on October 2, 2010, on Nickelodeon along with Planet Sheen. T.U.F.F. Puppy is Butch Hartman's third animated series for Nickelodeon, after The Fairly OddParents (2001–present) and Danny Phantom (2004–2007). The series was cancelled on April 4, 2015.

In early 2011, the series was renewed for a second season which premiered on May 13, 2012. The first two seasons consist of 26 episodes each, and the third season consisted of 8 episodes, for a total of 60 episodes.


The series' main character is a dim-witted but determined dog named Dudley Puppy who works as a spy for an organization called T.U.F.F. (short for Turbo Undercover Fighting Force).[1] His partner is a cat named Kitty Katswell.[2] Other helpers are The Chief and Keswick. The series takes place in a fictional city called Petropolis, which is populated by anthropomorphic animals. As a member of T.U.F.F., Dudley Puppy helps Kitty Katswell protect Petropolis from various villains like Verminious Snaptrap, the Chameleon, and Birdbrain.

Main characters


The Turbo Undercover Fighting Force (T.U.F.F.) is an organization that protects Petropolis from crime.

Also in T.U.F.F. are various personnel that appear as background characters whether as agents, office workers, and/or scientists. Some of the minor members of T.U.F.F. that have been identified or mentioned include:

Main Villains

Snaptrap's Henchmen or D.O.O.M.

Bird Brain's Henchmen

Recurring characters

Other Villains

Citizens of Petropolis


Season Episodes Originally aired (U.S. dates) Network
First aired Last aired
1 26[3] October 2, 2010 (2010-10-02) May 27, 2012 (2012-05-27) Nickelodeon
2 26 May 13, 2012 (2012-05-13) August 9, 2013 (2013-08-09)
October 20, 2013 (2013-10-20) May 17, 2014 (2014-05-17) Nicktoons
3 8 July 26, 2014 (2014-07-26) April 4, 2015 (2015-04-04)[4]


Butch Hartman said that he created the central character and wanted to make a crime-fighting show based on him. Because his previous animated series Danny Phantom already involved superheroes, Hartman decided that he would focus on making Dudley a secret agent. He pitched the series to Nickelodeon as "Get Smart with a dog."[5]

Eric Bauza, (who voices Foop in The Fairly OddParents and Leather Teddy in T.U.F.F. Puppy) was originally chosen to the voice of Dudley Puppy, but the creators didn't feel that he was right for the character and Jerry Trainor was chosen instead.[5]


The series premiere of T.U.F.F. Puppy drew 3.6 million viewers.[6]

Since the show's premiere, the series has received mixed to positive reviews, has won three Daytime Emmys and two Annie Awards.

Home media

Region 1
DVD title Season(s) Aspect ratio Episode count Total running time Release dates
"Season 1" 1 16:9 26 645 minutes June 23, 2014
"Season 2" 2 16:9 26 624 minutes January 8, 2015
"The Complete Series" 1, 2 and 3 TBA 60 TBA 2016

Awards and nominations

Year Association Category Nominee Result
2011 Annie Awards Best Storyboarding in an Animated Television Production[7] Fred Gonzales Won
2011 Annie Awards Character Design in a Television Production[7] Ernie Gilbert Won
2011 Annie Awards Character Design in a Television Production[7] Gordon Hammond Nominated
2011 Emmy Awards Emmy Award for Outstanding Individual Achievement in Animation[7] Kaz Aizawa Won
2012 Annie Awards Character Design in a Television Production[7] Gordon Hammond and Mike Dougherty Nominated
2012 Annie Awards Directing in a Television Production[7] Ken Bruce Nominated
2012 Annie Awards Storyboarding in a Television Production[7] Dave Thomas and Fred Gonzales Nominated
2012 Annie Awards Writing in a Television Production[7] Ray DeLaurentis, William Schifrin, and Kevin Sullivan for episode "Thunder Dog" Nominated
2012 Emmy Awards Emmy Award for Outstanding Individual Achievement in Animation[7] Ernie Gilbert Won
2012 Emmy Awards Emmy Award for Outstanding Music Direction and Composition[7] Guy Moon Nominated
2013 Annie Awards Character Design in an Animated Television/Broadcast Production[7] Gordon Hammond for episode "Dudley Do-Wrong" Nominated
2013 Annie Awards Music in an Animated Television/Broadcast Production[7] Guy Moon for episode "Mission: Really Big Mission" Nominated
2013 Annie Awards Voice Acting in an Animated Television/Broadcast Production[7] Jeff Bennett as "Keswick" for episode "Pup Daddy" Nominated
2013 Emmy Awards Emmy Award for Outstanding Performer in an Animated Program[7] Jerry Trainor as "Dudley Puppy" Nominated


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