Father of the Pride is an American adult animated television series that began broadcasting on NBC on August 31, 2004 and was part of a short-lived trend of CGI series in prime-time network TV (after Game Over).
The series, which was produced by Jeffrey Katzenberg and his company DreamWorks Animation, revolves around a family of white lions, the patriarch of which stars in a Siegfried & Roy show in Los Vegas. Despite heavy promotion, the series was unsuccessful and was cancelled after one season. Transmission and production were also delayed by the real-life on-stage injury of Roy Horn in October 2003.
The episodes are listed below in order as they were produced, with airdate given.
|Episode Number||Title||Original Air Date|
|02||"Sarmoti Moves In"||December 28, 2004|
|03||"Catnip and Trust"||September 14, 2004|
|04||"What's Black, White and Depressed All Over"||August 31, 2004|
|05||"Larry's Debut and Sweet Darryl Hannah Too"||September 7, 2004|
|06||"And the Revolution Continues"||September 28, 2004|
|07||"The Thanksgiving Episode"||December 28, 2004|
|08||"One Man's Meat Is Another Man's Girlfriend"||October 26, 2004|
|09||"Donkey"||September 21, 2004|
|10||"Possession"||October 12, 2004|
|11||"Road Trip"||December 28, 2004|
|12||"Rehabilitation"||December 21, 2004|
|13||"Stage Fright"||May 22, 2005 (UK)|
May 27, 2005 (US)
|14||"The Siegfried and Roy Movie Fantasy Experience Movie"||May 29, 2005 (UK)|
|15||"The Lost Tale"||Unaired|
- John Goodman as Larry, the main protagonist.
- Cheryl Hines as Kate, the deuteragonist.
- Danielle Harris as Sierra, the tritagonist.
- Daryl Sabara as Hunter, the secondary tritagonist.
- Carl Reiner as Sarmoti, the main, but semi, antagonist.
- Orlando Jones as Snack
- Julian Holloway as Siegfried Fischbacher
- David Herman as Roy Horn
- John O'Hurley as Blake, the secondary antagonist.
- Wendie Malick as Victoria, the tertiary antagonist.
Father of the Pride was released in stores on DVD, with The Complete Set.[source?]
It is currently unknown when NBC will re-air Father of the Pride with new seasons and such.[source?]
- Father of the Pride was marketed as "From the Creators of Shrek," even though the show was aimed more at adults. This caused problems, with angry parents sending in letters to NBC over the adult jokes in the show.