Father of the Pride is a short-lived animated TV series that began broadcasting on NBC on August 31, 2004. It was produced by Jeffrey Katzenberg and DreamWorks Animation. Despite heavy promotion, the show was very unsuccessful and unfortunately, it was cancelled right away. Transmission and production were also delayed by the real-life on-stage mauling of Roy Horn.
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, one of the secondary protagonists.
- Julian Holloway as Siegfried Fischbacher, one of the secondary protagonists.
- David Herman as Roy Horn, one of the secondary protagonists.
- John O'Hurley as Blake, the secondary, but true, antagonist of the series.
- Wendie Malick as Victoria, the tertiary antagonist of the series.
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.