Life with Louie

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FOX (ended 1998)

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Life with Louie

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Life with Louie was a thirty minute semi-autobiographical animated series on FOX that was based on the childhood of comedian Louie Anderson. Comedian Louie Anderson has found great success as a standup comedian, author, provider of cartoon voices, and actor...more at his full biography. Premise Animated Louie lived at home with his father, Andy (a grumpy war veteran), mother, Ora, and little brother, Tommy. He also has other brothers and sisters,but they don't appear every time. Each episode began with a live-action appearance of Louie Anderson introducing the show and setting up the plot. The show focused mostly on the funny events of life growing up. Character biography Louie-Main character.Show is focused on Louie's life with his family and friends.Louie has really strange life,and other kids love to tease him,and he doesn't like that.He argues very often with his father,but he likes his mother Ora. Tommy-Tommy is Louie's little brother.Even if they have a lot of brothers,you can see he likes Louie very much.His face is similar to his mother's face,and he isn't very agressive. Andy-He is Louie's father.Andy always thinks about war and he isn't very kind.He can get angry easily. Ora-She is Louie's mother.Ora is very nice and kind person.She likes helping other people,and she always solves problems easily and gives advice to her children. Louie Anderson won two Daytime Emmys for Life with Louie - both for Outstanding Performer in an Animated Program. Was also nominated in 1999, but didn't win. The show was also nominated for another Daytime Emmy in 1999, for Outstanding Special Class - Animated Program, but didn't win that one either. Plot The show is about the adventures of Louie Anderson as a child, growing up with his sweet-hearted mother, his loud and war crazed father, his 10 siblings, and children at school who love to tease him. Rating Life With Louie received a TV-Y rating during its US run. ------------------------- CREW: Directed by Matthew O'Callaghan Bert Ring Writing credits (in alphabetical order) Bernie Ancheta writer Sean Dwyer multiple episodes Joshua Fisher writer Mike Gandolfi writer Richard P. Halke freelance writer Russell P. Marleau writer Matthew O'Callaghan creator Andy Rose writer Mary Gray Rubin writer David Silverman writer Casting by Mary Hidalgo Art Direction by Lucy Tanashian-Gentry Production Management Travis Dultz .... post-production supervisor Eric Freeman .... post-production supervisor Mercedes J. Sichon .... production supervisor Art Department Jim Manocchio .... background designer Gary Selvaggio .... storyboard artist Sound Department Roy Braverman .... sound effects editor Eric Freeman .... sound editor Rick Hinson .... sound effects editor Visual Effects by John Dillon .... effects supervisor Other crew Dwayne Colbert .... production assistant =================== Distributors * Fox Kids Network (USA) * Fox Network ===================== Awards Daytime Emmy Awards 1999 -- Nominated -- Outstanding Performer in an Animated Program -- Louie Anderson 1999 -- Nominated -- Outstanding Special Class Animated Program -- Louie Anderson (executive producer), Ahmos Hassan (executive producer), Thomas L. Wilhite (executive producer), Willard Carroll (executive producer), Matthew O'Callaghan (executive producer/director), Russell P. Marleau, John W. Lanza Jr. ,Bert Ring (director) 1998 -- Won -- Outstanding Performer in an Animated Program -- Louie Anderson 1997 -- Won -- Outstanding Performer in an Animated Program -- Louie Anderson Humanitas Prize 1998 -- Won -- Children's Animation Category -- Mary Gray Rubin, David Silverman 1997 -- Won -- Children's Animation Category -- Alex Taub 1996 -- Won -- Children's Animation Category -- Alex Taub ====================== The first season had real life introductions featuring Louie Anderson discussing something he did as a child, etc. and that's usually what the episode was about. When second season came, the introductions were replaced with an opening and theme song. ====================== Release dates for Series USA -- 9 September 1995

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Edie McClurg

Edie McClurg

voice of Ora Anderson

Mary Wickes

Mary Wickes

voice of Grandma

Joe Alaskey

Joe Alaskey

Various

Debi Derryberry

Debi Derryberry

voice of Jeannie

Louie Anderson (I)

Louie Anderson (I)

voice of Louie,Andy,Narrator

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Animation, Comedy

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pondering life, fat kids, bullies, for the nostalgic, funny fat guy