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Fat Dog Mendoza is a British animated children's show created by Scott Musgrove, and also the first Cartoon Network European co-production. The show follows a smart-mouthed dog who is incredibly obese, so much to the point that he is ball shaped with small, stubby legs. Other characters include Little Costumed Buddy, Piranha Mae, and Onion Boy. The group try to fight crime in the fictional neighbourhood "Neighbourhood X" and they try to search for justice but often fail humorously. The series aired from 1998 to 2001. The show aired again on Cartoon Network UK until 2005. It never aired in the United States.

Fat Dog Mendoza
GenreComedy
Fantasy
Created byScott Musgrove
Developed byRalph Soll
Scott Musgrove
Written byScott Musgrove
Michael Ryan
Voices of
Theme music composerScott Musgrove
Kurt Liebert
Opening theme"Fat Dog Mendoza"
Ending theme"Fat Dog Mendoza" (Instrumental)
Composer(s)Nathan Wang
Country of originUnited Kingdom
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons2
No. of episodes26
Production
Executive producer(s)
  • Finn Arnesen (for Cartoon Network Europe)
  • Carole Weitzman (for TMO-Loonland)
Producer(s)
  • Scott Musgrove
  • Larry Houston
  • Fred Miller
  • Geraldine Clarke (supervising producer)
Running time30 minutes
Production company(s)
DistributorSony Wonder
TV-Loonland AG
Release
Original networkCartoon Network UK
Original release1998 –
2001

The show was loosely based on a Dark Horse one-off comic book of the same name.[1]

Main charactersEdit

  • Fat Dog Mendoza
  • Little Costumed Buddy/Danny (He is once referred to by this name by Fat Dog as a mistake while teaching him bowling)
  • Piranha Mae
  • Onion Boy
  • Texas Harry
  • Doctor Rectangle
  • Polly-Esther
  • Cruddy McFearson

Voice castEdit

List of episodesEdit

Season 1Edit

No. in
series
No. in
season
Title Written by Storyboarded by Original air date
11"Bright Side of the Moon"Ralph SollArt Mawhinney, Jay Oliva,
and Hank Tucker
 ()
22"Forgotten Fat Dog"Scott Musgrove and Michael RyanArmando Carrillo, Hector Carrillo,
John Delaney, and Art Mawhinney
 ()
33"Power Play"Frank Santopadre and Ralph SollIan Freedman, Steve Remen,
and Hank Tucker
 ()
44"Et Tu, Fat Dog?"Scott Musgrove, Michael Ryan, and Gordon BressackJohn Ahern, Ian Freedman,
and Mike Kazaleh
 ()
55"Going the Distance"Timothy J. MadisonArmando Carrillo, Hector Carrillo,
Chad Hicks, and Chris McCulloch
 ()
66"An Onion a Day"Michael Ryan
Scott Musgrove, Michael Ryan, and Ralph Soll (story)
Dave Concepcion, Art Mawhinney,
Steve Remen, and Hank Tucker
 ()
77"Gone Today, Gone Tomorrow"Scott Musgrove, Michael Ryan, and Ralph SollArmando Carrillo, Hector Carrillo,
Mike Kazaleh, and Hank Tucker
 ()
88"The Heart of Fat Dog"Scott Musgrove and Michael Ryan
Darick Chamberlin, Scott Musgrove, and Michael Ryan (story)
Armando Carrillo, Hector Carrillo,
Chad Hicks, and Chris McCulloch
 ()
99"Superboots"Scott Musgrove, Shawn Wolfe, and Michael Udesky
Scott Musgrove and Shawn Wolfe (story)
Dave Concepcion, Chad Hicks,
and Steve Remen
 ()
1010"Fat Dog Strikes Back"Scott Musgrove and Michael Ryan (also story)Armando Carrillo and Hector Carrillo ()
1111"Four Feet Deep"Scott Musgrove and Michael Ryan
Scott Musgrove, Michael Ryan, and Ralph Soll (story)
Armando Carrillo, Hector Carrillo,
Don Manuel, and Steve Remen
 ()
1212"Citizen 'X'"Scott Musgrove and Michael Ryan
Scott Musgrove, Michael Ryan, and Ralph Soll (story)
Dave Bennett, Armando Carrillo,
Hector Carrillo, and John Delaney
 ()
1313"Built Free"Scott Musgrove and Michael RyanArmando Carrillo, Hector Carrillo,
Chad Hicks, and Steve Remen
 ()

Season 2Edit

No. in
series
No. in
season
Title Written by Storyboarded by Original air date
141"Exposing Fat Dog"Scott Musgrove and Peter EganGibbs Lee and Ali Woodruff ()
152"Hot Dog Mendoza!"Scott Musgrove, Shawn Wolfe, and Michael Ryan
Scott Musgrove and Shawn Wolfe (story)
John Ahern, Dave Bennett,
John Delaney, Eduardo Olivares,
and Steve Remen
 ()
163"World Destruction
Weekend!!!"
Randolph Heard
Randolph Heard, Scott Musgrove, Michael Ryan, and Shawn Wolfe (story)
Dave Bennett, Don Manuel,
and Steve Remen
 ()
174"Curses, Fat Dog!"Ben Townsend
Ben Townsend, Scott Musgrove, and Michael Ryan (story)
Armando Carrillo and Hector Carrillo ()
185"The Ghosts of Lane 13"Shawn Wolfe and Michael Ryan
Scott Musgrove, Shawn Wolfe, and Michael Ryan (story)
Ben Edlund, Ian Freedman,
Don Manuel, Art Mawhinney,
and Hank Tucker
 ()
196"Sell, Sell, Sell!!!"Scott Musgrove and Michael RyanIan Freedman, Art Mawhinney,
and Steve Remen
 ()
207"Sunken Heroes"Randolph Heard, and Scott Musgrove with Michael Ryan (story)Armando Carrillo and Hector Carrillo ()
218"Substitute Fat Dog"Scott Musgrove and Michael RyanDave Bennett, Art Mawhinney,
and Steve Remen
 ()
229"Don't Hold Your Breath"Michael Udesky, and Scott Musgrove with Michael Ryan (story)Don Manuel, Steve Remen,
and Art Mawhinney
 ()
2310"Big Fat Dog"Scott Musgrove and Michael RyanArmando Carrillo and Hector Carrillo ()
2411"The Good, the Bad and
the Lazy"
Scott Musgrove and Michael Ryan (also story)Don Manuel and Armando Carrillo ()
2512"The Day Fat Dog Stood
Still"
Scott Musgrove, Michael Ryan, and Ben Townsend (also story)Armando Carrillo ()
2613"Mom's Mistake"Scott Musgrove and Michael Ryan
Scott Musgrove, Michael Ryan, and Ben Townsend (story)
John Ahern, Ian Freedman,
and Mike Kazaleh
 ()

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