Chowder is an American animated television series created by C. H. Greenblatt for Cartoon Network. The series follows an aspiring young child named Chowder and his day-to-day adventures as an apprentice in Chef Mung Daal's catering company. Although he means well, Chowder often finds himself in predicaments due to his perpetual appetite and his nature as a scatterbrain. It is animated with both traditional animation as well as short stop motion and puppet sequences that are inter-cut into the episodes, and that run over the end credits. Stop motion sequences are produced by Screen Novelties.
Why It Rocks
- It served as an brilliant throwback to the Tex Avery cartoons.
- Decent animation.
- Amazing voice acting.
- Various clever and funny food names.
- Many likable characters like Chowder (on some episodes), Mung and Shintzel.
- Funny theme song.
- Very good and heartwarming finale episode.
- It is highly creative, as it uses several different styles of animation such as puppetry, stop motion, and traditional animation.
- It was one of Cartoon Network's best shows during the infamous CN Real era along with The Marvelous Misadventures of Flapjack and Total Drama.
- Decent plots, such as Chowder trying to help Gazpacho with his jokes.
- Great use of fourth wall break and idiom humor, in a favor of the Tex Avery classics.
- Chowder often caused trouble with his stupidity, which makes him sometimes unlikable.
- Some episodes get mean-spited to some characters (especially Schnitzel, who's frequently violated to this).
- Tons of gross-out graphics.
- It was overaired during the Noods era.
- Some unlikeable characters.