Ed, Edd n Eddy is the longest running original animated series produced by Cartoon Network. The series was originally rated TV-G, but the rating was later changed to TV-Y7.
The show itself is based on three pre-adolescent boys known as the Eds (whose names are Ed, Edd and Eddy), who hang around their fictional suburban neighborhood of Peach Creek, coming up with scams to con their peers for cash, so they can buy themselves a handful of their favorite treat, jawbreakers. Their plans normally fail though, leaving them in predicaments and situations that always go haywire. The characters almost never leave the neighborhood, and adults are absolutely nowhere to be seen. The only other adult that seemed to appear (in the movie) was Eddy's Brother, but it is unknown what age is he.
The series was first aired January 4, 1999 on Cartoon Network after being delayed from December 1998, and continues to do so. Originally, there were to only be four seasons; Cartoon Network, however, had ordered two more seasons of Ed, Edd n Eddy, bringing the series' length to six seasons. The sixth season, however, was cut short as it included a 90 minute TV movie, Ed, Edd n Eddy's Big Picture Show. There were also three holiday specials for Halloween, Christmas, Valentine's Day, and a special extraterrestrial oriented episode for Cartoon Network's mini-series "Cartoon Network Invaded", "The Eds are Coming."
The 90 minute TV movie, tentatively titled "Ed, Edd n Eddy's Big Picture Show" premiered November 8th 2009 in the U.S.A., officially ending the long-running series.
During an interview with show creator Danny Antonucci, he made the following comment on the show's style:
|“||Jono was brought in as a writer because he works in a style that embellishes what I wanted to do. The show is made very differently from the usual way, I wanted it to be done the old fashioned way, capturing childhood spontaneity which is why the show often starts doing one thing and then moves on to something else - Each episode is supposed to read like a child's day and be a nod to the cartoons of the 40s - 70s...||”|