Braceface

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Braceface
Braceface title card
Series title card featuring protagonist Sharon Spitz
GenreTeen sitcom
Created byMelissa Clark
Voices of
Theme music composerGrayson Matthews Inc.
Composer(s)Pure West
Country of originCanada
United States
China
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons3
No. of episodes78 (list of episodes)
Production
Executive producer(s)Alicia Silverstone
Running time22 minutes
Production company(s)Nelvana
Jade Animation
Release
Original networkTeletoon
Fox Family Channel
Original releaseJune 2, 2001 (2001-06-02) –
September 1, 2004 (2004-09-01)
External links
Website
Production website

Braceface is a Canadian-American-Chinese animated television series that aired on Teletoon in Canada from June 2, 2001[1][2] to September 1, 2004,[3] and Fox Family Channel in the United States. The series was produced by Nelvana and Jade Animation, with actress Alicia Silverstone of Clueless fame (who also voiced the titluar character for the first two seasons) serving as executive producer.[4]

Summary[edit]

The series, set in Elkford, British Columbia, recounts the travails of Sharon Spitz, who is a junior high school student with braces that get in the way of leading a normal teenage life.[5] Her braces are somehow electrically charged at all times, giving her strange abilities such as remotely operating machinery, tapping into wireless communication channels, and even discharging electricity directly into what's in front of her, though much of these abilities are often outside her control. In the first season, she is enrolled at Mary Pickford Junior High but later the show progresses into Sharon going into high school

Cast[edit]

Episodes[edit]

Season Episodes Originally aired
First aired Last aired
1 26 June 2, 2001 (2001-06-02) March 2, 2002 (2002-03-02)
2 26 September 8, 2002 (2002-09-08) June 22, 2003 (2003-06-22)
3 26 November 5, 2003 (2003-11-05) September 1, 2004 (2004-09-01)

Production[edit]

The show was produced by Nelvana in Canada and Jade Animation (Shenzhen) in China, with additional work done by Studio B Productions.

Broadcast[edit]

The series originally aired on Teletoon in Canada and Fox Family Channel, with reruns on ABC Family, Toon Disney and Disney Channel in the United States. Internationally, the series aired on Fox Kids UK and Pop Girl in the United Kingdom. It also aired on Nickelodeon in Germany. In India the series aired on Star One.[6] It aired in the Republic of Ireland on RTÉ Two from 3 September 2001 to 2005.[7]

Home releases[edit]

Some of these DVDs were released by FUNimation.

2001
  • Volume 1: Brace Yourself
2004
  • Volume 2: Getting Real
  • Volume 3: Twist of Fate
2005
  • Turning 13
  • Volume 4: Miss Popular
2006
  • Miss Popular, Brace Yourself, Getting Real, Twist of Fate (4 pack DVDs)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "CANOE -- JAM! - Katie gets animated". web.archive.org. June 10, 2016.
  2. ^ "The Vancouver Sun from Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada on June 29, 2001 · 85". Newspapers.com. 2001-06-29. Retrieved 2019-11-22.
  3. ^ "Mediacaster Magazine - Broadband & Content - TELETOON's September Sizzles with New Series and a Finale". 16 October 2013. Archived from the original on 16 October 2013.
  4. ^ Perlmutter, David (2018). The Encyclopedia of American Animated Television Shows. Rowman & Littlefield. p. 91. ISBN 978-1538103739.
  5. ^ Erickson, Hal (2005). Television Cartoon Shows: An Illustrated Encyclopedia, 1949 Through 2003 (2nd ed.). McFarland & Co. p. 155. ISBN 978-1476665993.
  6. ^ "STAR - Programme Guide". 24 November 2005. Archived from the original on 24 November 2005. Retrieved 6 July 2020.
  7. ^ RTÉ Guide, 1–7 September 2001 edition and subsequent dates

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