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 for television by Dane Boedigheimer and Tom Sheppard for Cartoon Network. It is currently being produced by DaneBoe's company Gagfilms alongside management company The Collective. A preview aired on May 28, 2012, and the official premiere was on June 11, 2012. The show is rated TV-PG in the United States.
The show follows the lives of Orange and friends: Pear, Passion Fruit, Midget 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 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) is 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 much lesser violence, in consideration of the child audience, and any acts of mortality (such as the infamous "Knife") are either cut out or do not kill characters (as repetitively done with Apple). There is no one-track premise for the show but instead focuses on the surreal misadventures of the fruit as they face evil zombie vegetables, alien broccoli, various movie and TV Show parodies and other weird characters as well.
Daneboe confirmed that he had started producing a TV show based on The Annoying Orange in April 2010. Boedigheimer finished the script for the first 6 episodes of the show in October of that year. 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, which was picked up in November 18 of that year. The pilot episode had been completed in about 6–7 months.
|United States||Cartoon Network||May 28, 2012|
|Brazil||Cartoon Network||September 16, 2013|
|United Kingdom||Cartoon Network||January 13, 2014|
|Canada||Teletoon||September 26, 2013|
|Australia||ABC3||July 15, 2013|
|Israel||Arutz HaYeladim||October 15, 2013|
|Latin America||Cartoon Network||September 9, 2013|