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Sunday Pants is an American animated anthology series created by Craig "Sven" Gordon and Stuart Hill, produced by Spitfire Studios, and premiered on Cartoon Network on October 2, 2005. The series primarily aired every Sunday night at 9:30 PM, hence the name "Sunday Pants". The series only lasted for 11 episodes, while only the first five aired. The show was cancelled on February 5, 2006.

Production

After its predecessor, What a Cartoon!, Cartoon Network produced an all-new animated short series consisting of overseas shorts, pilots, college shorts, or even shorts created for the show itself. That show was called Sunday Pants; it first aired on the day of October 2, 2005. The anthology varies on different types of animation, from traditional hand-drawn animation, to Flash, or even CGI.

The show has a similar concept to What a Cartoon!, except that the shorts are 1–3 minutes long and the show is squeezed to be 23 minutes (without commercials). There are animated and live-action intervals in-between shorts. The live-action ones are performed by American band The Slacks, while the animated ones are produced by WeFail.[1]

This is the first Cartoon Network original series to be rated "TV-PG", since Space Ghost Coast to Coast.

The show lasted for less than a month, with its final airing taking place on October 30, 2005. In January 2006, the show was announced to be returning the month after, but said return never came to fruition and the series was ultimately cancelled.

The reason for Sunday Pants’ cancellation might have been the swears and/or drug references. On one episode of Weighty Decisions, the angel claimed that the devil was drinking too much, and in another episode, the angel says "What the hell is that supposed to mean?"; one other instance is an IMP short, in which the Imp says "Damnit", and "Double damnit!" respectively.

In 2015, several cartoon streaming sites released the five out of eleven episodes that were produced on their sites. It is now easy-to-find on the web with a simple Google search.

List of known shorts aired on Sunday Pants

Title Creator(s) Production company(s)
The Amazing Adrenalini Brothers Dan Chambers, Mark
Huckerby, and Nick Ostler
Pesky Lye
Bernard José Luis Ucha and Claudio
Biern Lliviria
BRB Internacional, RG Animation Studios,
and Screen 21
Blue Dog Blues Mair Doyle Cosgrove Hall Films
The Brothers Pistov Lincoln Peirce Global Mechanic
Bus Stop Talk Dana Muise SpazzCo Animation
Capt. Linger Stuart Hill J. J. Sedelmaier Productions, Inc.
CRAZY Demands! Craig "Sven" Gordon
Dr. Lyle Pushkin's Guidebook for the
Happy Boy
Andy Merrill Noodlesoup Productions
Freshman Clowns Scott Sonneborn Curious Pictures
The Great Pinkerton John McIntyre Cartoon Network Studios
The Hall of Presidents Matt Peccini and Josh Koppel
History According to Noodle Andy Merrill Acme Filmworks, Inc.
IMP Andy Fielding Red Kite Animation
Jean-Luc & Dondoozat Garcia "Gark" David Bibo Films, Nelvana Limited, Canal + France,
and Teletoon France
Loving Lovers in Love Stephen Mank Primal Screen
Monstories Lance Taylor Facelift Ent. Inc.
News Channel Station News US Stuart Hill Picasso Pictures
Oogloo + Anju A. Martian Ka-chew!
Periwinkle Around the World Aaron Springer Cartoon Network Studios
Scissor Kid Stephen Mank Primal Screen
Show & Tell Casper Kelly Soup2Nuts.tv
Surely You Just Craig "Sven" Gordon Soup2Nuts.tv
Thadlow's Driving School Stuart Hill Soup2Nuts.tv
The Topside Rag Monkmus Ka-chew!
Travel Logs Stuart Hill Soup2Nuts.tv
Watering Hole Stuart Hill Soup2Nuts.tv
Weighty Decisions Adam Pava and Tim McKeon C. Kingsley Weatherhead Moving Pictures
and Aquatic Curios

Episodes

Aired

No. Title Original air date

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Unaired

  • "Does It Bite?"
  • "Feed Me"
  • "Workin' It"
  • "I Don't Feel So Good"
  • "Lasers (Misc.)"
  • "Short People in Desks"

Scrapped

  • "Funny Sweet"
  • "Just Add Sauce"

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