How many people does it take to make an episode of a.k.a.’s hit show Ed, Edd n Eddy? Well in addition to the obvious writers, producers and animators (not to mention of course the show’s creator) there are literally dozens of “behind the scenes” men and women working away.
Below you’ll find the names of most of the people involved in the making of Ed, Edd n Eddy – and some multi-talented names, you may notice, appear under more than one credit! Can’t be bad! It’s a lengthy list for sure but where would the show be without them all? Also the names on the list take into consideration people who have worked on the different season of the show right up to the latest special
Top-rated animation is not produced overnight & the gap between realisation and achieving the final finished product can stretch to quite some time – many months in fact. First of all the show’s writers have to come up with good premises for the individual episode’s plots which then have to be approved before being handed over to storyboard artists. The storyboard artists then set to work drawing out the episodes rather like a huge comic strip & often adding extra visual gags & other ad-libs along the way.
Both the writers and story boarders may have to re-write/re-draw the episode many times before it gets the final approval & green light. Once the script is ‘in the bag’ then the voices are recorded and the whole thing is sent off to Korea to be drawn, inked, animated and matched up with the soundtrack.
Sadly times have changed where the colouring part is concerned and from the Christmas special ‘Ed, Edd n Eddy’s Jingle Jingle Jangle’ onwards the Eds themselves are now being coloured digitally via computers. That’s progress for you, Ed Edd n Eddy was in fact the last cartoon to be still coloured by hand, something to be very proud of. But its not all doom and gloom as the show still proudly boasts its wonderful hand painted backgrounds.
Once the animating is done the episode returns home to a.k.a. for final approval, tidying up, editing … re-editing etc, for even at this stage there is much to be done and it’s not unusual for scenes to be chopped out, changed around or even re-made before Danny and a.k.a. CARTOON are satisfied. Yes, it may take a long time but is definitely well worth it!
Ed, Edd n Eddy itself premiered on Cartoon Network in the USA in January 1999 and followed on Cartoon Network UK, Europe & elsewhere in early March 1999 .