The High Fructose Adventures of Annoying Orange

The High Fructose Adventures of Annoying Orange
Genre Comedy
Created by Dane Boedigheimer
Tom Sheppard
Based on The Annoying Orange, by Daneboe and Spencer Grove
Written by
Directed by
  • Dane Boedigheimer
  • Tom Sheppard
  • Ken Mitchroney
  • David Skelly
Starring Toby Turner
Voices of
Theme music composer TeraBrite
Opening theme "He's Orange!", performed by TeraBrite
Composer(s) Randall Crissman
Shawn Patterson
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 2
No. of episodes 60 (list of episodes)
Executive producer(s)
  • Dane Boedigheimer
  • Tom Sheppard
  • Conrad Vernon
  • Gary Binkow
  • Michael Green
  • Dan Weinstein
  • For Cartoon Network: Curtis Lelash, Conrad Montgomery, and Christina Reynolds
Producer(s) Margot McDonough
Cinematography Jon Tucker
E. Gustavo Petersen
  • Stephen Adrianson
  • Lee Mansis
  • Matt Sklar
  • Joe Vallero
Running time 11 minutes
Production company(s)
Distributor The Jim Henson Company[1][2][3]
Original network Cartoon Network (2012–14)
YouTube (2014)
Original release May 28, 2012 (2012-05-28) – March 17, 2014 (2014-03-17)
External links

The High Fructose Adventures of Annoying Orange is an American live-action/animated TV series based on the characters from the popular web series The Annoying Orange, created by Dane Boedigheimer and Spencer Grove, which is made for the television by Boedigheimer himself with Tom Sheppard for Cartoon Network. It was produced by Daneboe's company Annoying Orange, Inc., alongside management company The Collective[4] and the studios 14th Hour Productions.[5] A preview aired on May 28, 2012,[6] and the official premiere was on June 11, 2012. The show is rated TV-PG in the United States, rated PG in Canada, and rated G in Australia.

The show ended on March 17, 2014 with two seasons and sixty episodes, with a total of thirty episodes per season. On June 11, 2014, Dane Boedigheimer stated to a gmailer: "Yeah, unfortunately there won't be anymore seasons of the AO TV show right now. It's a long story that I really can't get into, but I can say that hopefully we can continue it later on down the road sometime." Then, on December 5, 2014, Boedigheimer confirmed publicly the cancellation of the series on Daneboe Exposed #22.

Then, on April 24, 2015, Boedigheimer claimed that one big cause of the series cancellation was the shutdown of his studio, due to Collective Digital Studio closing their film and television division.


Daneboe confirmed that he had started producing a TV show based on The Annoying Orange in April 2010.[7][8] Boedigheimer finished the script for the first 6 episodes of the show in October of that year.[9] When Boedigheimer began filming the pilot episode of the TV show in February 2011, he discussed with Cartoon Network about airing it on the station,[10] which was picked up in November 18 of that year.[11][12][13][14][15] The pilot episode had been completed in about 6–7 months.[16]

There were originally meant to be 6 episodes of the show, but it was eventually bumped up to 15 episodes, then bumped up to a 30 episode first season; the show has currently been green-lit for another 30 episode second season.[8][17] The second season premiered on May 16, 2013.[18]

The show is produced by Boedigheimer, Conrad Vernon and Tom Sheppard, co-executive-produced by Spencer Grove, Kevin Brueck, Robert Jennings and Aaron Massey,[19] and produced with Gary Binkow, Michael Green and Dan Weinstein.[20][21][22]

Most of the visual effects, compositing, off-line, on-line, audio, RED Camera footage, graphics, and animation are done at Kappa Studios in Burbank, California.[23] The episodes are completed in six days using the Adobe Creative Suite, with each episode having 47,000 frames over stabilization. 3D software such as Cinema 4D and Lightwave has also been used since the show's second season. Production for Season 2 was completed in October 2013. Despite having a lot of live action, the show is still considered a Cartoon.[24]


The show follows the lives of Orange and friends: Pear, Passion Fruit, Midget/Little Apple, Marshmallow, Apple, Grandpa Lemon and the (sometimes) antagonistic Grapefruit. The show diverges from the YouTube series in that the Fruit Gang live on a Fruit Stand in a supermarket called Daneboe's (a reference to the creator Dane Boedigheimer) rather than in Dane Boedigheimer's Kitchen. A reoccurring character from the Annoying Orange YouTube series called Nerville (played by internet personality Toby Turner) now runs the supermarket (mainly as the Janitor), and is the only human who can talk to the fruit (though other people dismiss it as insanity). Another divergence from the Web Series is that there is the same violence, and acts of Knife that kill the characters and Misadventures of the fruit as they face evil zombie vegetables, alien broccoli, various movie and TV Show parodies and other weird characters as well.


Main characters

Minor characters

Special guest stars


Country / region Series premiere Network
 United States May 28, 2012 Cartoon Network
 Mexico June 6, 2012 Cartoon Network Latin America
 Australia July 15, 2013 ABC3
 Brazil September 9, 2013 Cartoon Network (Brazil)
 Canada September 26, 2013 Teletoon
 Israel October 15, 2013 Arutz HaYeladim
 Portugal October 1, 2013 RTP1
 United Kingdom September 7, 2015 Kix


A sneak peek was aired on May 28, 2012, and the series officially premiered on June 11, 2012, as Television's #1 Telecast of the Day Among Boys 6-11.[28] In its first two weeks, the show averaged nearly 2.5 million viewers.[29][30]

Possible third season

In mid-2015, an interview was released on Reddit showing a gmailer and Boedigheimer. In the interview, Boedigheimer stated: "I do hope we can bring back the show one day. It was really fun to work on it, and I hope we can do it again sometime down the road."

DVD releases

Season Release dates
Region 1
1 May 28, 2013[31]
Region 2


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