Ed, Edd n Eddy is a Canadian-American animated television series created by Danny Antonucci for Cartoon Network.

The show revolves around three pre-adolescent boys known as the Eds (whose names are Ed, Edd, and Eddy), who hang around their fictional suburban neighborhood of Peach Creek, coming up with scams to con their peers for cash, so they can buy themselves a handful of their favorite treat, jawbreakers. Their plans normally fail though, leaving them in predicaments and situations that always go haywire. The characters almost never leave the neighborhood and adults are never seen, with the exception of Eddy's Brother in Ed, Edd n Eddy's Big Picture Show.

The series was first aired January 4, 1999 on Cartoon Network after being delayed from December 1998. Originally, there were to only be four seasons; Cartoon Network, however, had ordered two more seasons of Ed, Edd n Eddy, bringing the series' length to six seasons. The sixth season, however, was cut short in order to produce a 90-minute TV movie, Ed, Edd n Eddy's Big Picture Show. There were also three holiday specials for Halloween, Christmas, Valentine's Day, and a special extraterrestrial oriented episode for Cartoon Network's mini-series "Cartoon Network Invaded," "The Eds are Coming."

On November 8, 2009, Ed, Edd n Eddy's Big Picture Show premiered in the United States, officially ending the long-running series. (However, the finale aired in several countries prior to the United States, the earliest being Scandinavia on May 31, 2009, which still brings the original run to roughly ten years).

The series is currently the longest-running original Cartoon Network series to date, running for ten years, ten months, and four days.


Ed, Edd n Eddy Opening Title Card

The opening title card used in the show

Danny Antonucci, the show's creator, made the following comment on the show's stylistic inspiration in an interview:

Jono was brought in as a writer because he works in a style that embellishes what I wanted to do. The show is made very differently from the usual way, I wanted it to be done the old fashioned way, capturing childhood spontaneity which is why the show often starts doing one thing and then moves on to something else - Each episode is supposed to read like a child's day and be a nod to the cartoons of the 40s - 70s…

Another aspect of the show's style is the "boiling line" effect, in which characters and moving objects in the foreground of a frame appear to shimmer at their outlines. This is created by tracing the same drawing three times, creating a shimmering effect that Antonucci says brings the characters to life. Antonucci also stated that he opted for the unique boiling line effect in order for Ed, Edd n Eddy to stand out from the other shows on the network.

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Creation Process Interviews

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Behind the ink- of Ed, Edd, and Eddy

Behind the ink- of Ed, Edd, and Eddy

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Ed Edd N Eddy Behind the Scenes Documentary

Ed Edd N Eddy Behind the Scenes Documentary

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