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StarBirds is an American-Canadian animated space opera action sitcom created by Matt Chaudhary for The Bloo DeTour, Nick@Nite, FX, and Teletoon.

Like The Simpsons, Family Guy, South Park, and Rick and Morty, StarBirds is designed for mature audiences and features black comedy, violence, toilet humor, and pop culture references taken to the extreme.

The show is rated TV-14-DLSV for suggestive dialogue, use of mild strong language, sexual content, and violence. Episodes in home releases, as well as uncut episodes are rated TV-MA.

Synopsis 

The show follows the StarBirds, Red/Luke, Chuck/Han, and Stella/Leia. Among the other crew members are Bomb/Obi-Wan Kenobi, Terrence/Chewbacca, etc. They go on misadventures across the universe, however, their lives is occasionally interrupted by attacks from The Empire, King Pig, and F.O.X., so Red/Luke must occasionally team up with his teammates to stop their plans. And all this happens during their daily life.

Characters and voice cast

The protagonists

  • Red/Luke (voiced by Billy West) -  TBA as well as the main protagonist of the show.
  • Chuck/Han (voiced by Seth Green) - Red's sidekick, who has a high-jumping ability. TBA.
  • Bomb/Obi-Wan Kenobi (voiced by Dee Bradley Baker) - TBA.
  • Terrence/Chewbacca (voiced by John DiMaggio) - TBA.
  • Bubbles/Yoda (voiced by Eric Bauza) - TBA.
  • Stella/Leia (voiced by Grey DeLisle) - TBA.
  • Matilda/C-3PO (voiced by Tara Strong) - TBA.
  • Egg-2D2 (voiced by Dee Bradley Baker) - TBA.
  • Mighty Eagle/The Commander (voiced by Rob Paulsen) - TBA.
  • Jay, Jake, and Jim/Rebel Pilots (voiced by John DiMaggio, Dan Castellaneta, and Harry Shearer) - TBA.

The supporting cast

  • Silver/Rebel Pilot (voiced by Rachel Bloom) - A silver bird who joined in 2011.

The side/minor characters

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The antagonists

  • King Pig/The Emperor (voiced by Maurice LaMarche) - The Angry Birds' main enemies, who is always trying to steal the eggs. He is also helped by the Stormhogs (see below).
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  • The Empire (voiced by Steve Mackall) - TBA.
  • Stormhogs (all voiced by John Kricfalusi) - King Pig/The Emperor's minions. Chef Pig, Foreman Pig, Ordinary Pig, Nerdy Pig, and Greedy Pig are part of the team.
  • F.O.X. (voiced by Frank Welker) - A robotic fox who is always attempting to eat the birds. When he is not doing his deeds, he goes around and tries to kidnap aliens.
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Episodes

List of StarBirds episodes

Film

A StarBirds movie had been long planned. It all started in 2002, one year after the show had premiered. TBA.

Production

Development

The creators of StarBirds, Matt Chaudhary and Bloo J, came up with the idea for the show in 1997 while they were production assistants for Nickelodeon and The Bloo

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Critical reception

Response from critics and fans

StarBirds has received near-universal acclaim specifically for its animation, voice acting, characterization, and its off-color humor.

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Recognition and awards

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International broadcast 

United States

  • Nick@Nite (2001-present)
  • Disney's Sleepover (2001-present)
  • Nicktoons (Night) (2003-present)
  • The Bloo DeTour (2001-present)
  • MTV (2001-present)
  • Adult Swim (2001-present)
  • FXX (2014-present)

Canada

  • Nick@Nite (2001-present)
  • The Bloo DeTour (2001-present)
  • Disney Sleepover (2001-present)
  • Other (2020-present)
  • Teletoon (original) (2001-2019)
  • Over the Moon from Teletoon (2019-present)
  • Adult Swim (2019-present)
  • CTV Comedy Channel (2003-2013, 2019-present)
  • Much (2013-present)

Mexico

  • Canal 5 (2001-present)

United Kingdom

  • Nick@Nite (2001-present)
  • The Bloo DeTour (2001-present)
  • Disney Sleepover (2001-present)
  • Comedy Central (2005-present)
  • Fox (2017-present)
  • E4 (2019-present, part of Adult Swim Fridays)

Ireland

  • Fox (2017-present)
  • TG4 (2001-2009)
  • Virgin Media Two (2009-present)
  • Comedy Central (2007-present)
  • Sky One (2003-present)
  • Pick (2012-present)

Russia

  • Channel One (2002-present)
  • 2x2 (2007-present)

Italy

  • Canale 5 (2001-present)
  • Italia 2 (2012-present)

Spain

  • Cuatro (2007-present)
  • Telecinco (2004-present)
  • Factoria de Ficcion (2016-present)

France

  • M6 (2001-2010)
  • Canal+ (2010-2014)
  • Canal+ Decale (2013-2014)
  • TF1 (2014-present)
  • TFX (2018-present)

Japan

  • NHK Educational TV (2001-2010)
  • TV Tokyo (2010-2013)
  • MBS (2013-2020, part of Animeism block)
  • Tokyo MX (2020-present)

Australia

  • Channel 10 (2001-2018, 2020-present)
  • Seven Network/7mate (2018-2020)
  • 9Go! (2017-2020)

New Zealand

  • Three (2001-2008)
  • TVNZ 2 (2008-present)

Singapore

  • Channel 5 (2001-present)

Trivia

  • Similar to Who Framed Roger Rabbit, this show is not just well known for its source material and its wide array of characters, but also having cameos of characters from several animation studios and television animation channels appeared in one show. Studios that provided characters included Disney, Warner Bros. Animation, Terrytoons, Discovery Family (formerly the Hub), Hanna-Barbera, Famous Studios Cartoons, King Features Syndicate, Fox Kids, Teletoon, Harvey Films, MGM Cartoons, UPA Cartoons, Cartoon Network, Fleischer Studios, Nickelodeon, Universal Cartoon Studios, and Walter Lantz Studios.
  • This show only aired once in Argentina.
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