"The Annoying Orange" is an animated comedy series based on the iconic internet phenomenon that is a viral sensation and the most-watched web series of all-time.

Created by Dane Boedigheimer and produced by leading entertainment management and production company The Collective, "The Annoying Orange" features an endearingly annoying and highly entertaining Orange that playfully heckles other fruits, vegetables or nearby objects with puns and jokes. The television series is the latest brand extension for The Annoying Orange, which has already taken the internet by storm. To date, "The Annoying Orange" web series has racked up over 850 million total views on its dedicated channel on YouTube as of September 2011, and with new episodes debuting every Friday, it continues to attract millions of views and new fans each week. "The Annoying Orange" is the ninth-most-subscribed YouTube channel of all time with more than two million subscribers and has over 10 million fans on Facebook and Twitter. The popularity has also translated over to the official web site, which generates nearly four million page views each month.

Now YouTube's favorite fruit is embarking on an all-new high fructose animated adventure on Cartoon Network. The television series follows Orange and his band of buddies as they travel through time in a magical fruit cart. From Prehistoric Era to Colonial Times, Orange and the rest of the Kitchen Crew are dropped into random adventures and forced to squeeze their way out. Joining Orange on his escapades are his fellow popular produce pals from the web series including Pear, Passion Fruit, Apple, Marshmallow and his nemesis Grapefruit.

The television series was developed and will be produced by The Collective, which also financed the pilot before shopping it to broadcasters. Dane Boedigheimer co-created the television series with Tom Sheppard (Emmy Award-winning writer for "Pinky and the Brain"). Conrad Vernon (director of "Madagascar 3" and "Monsters vs. Aliens") will serve as executive producer for the series along with Gary Binkow and Dan Weinstein of The Collective.

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Network: Cartoon Network
Genre: Animation
Runtime: 30 mins.
Premiere Date: 2012
Seasons: 1
Production Company: The Collective

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