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Apple & Onion
Apple & Onion logo.svg
Title design
Genre Surreal comedy
Created by George Gendi
Directed by Supervising Directors:
Raymie Muzquiz
Benton Connor
Nick Edwards (co)
Art Directors:
Cheryl Johnson
Miguel Gonzalez
Voices of
Theme music composer
  • George Gendi
  • Matt Layzell
  • Paul Fraser
Composer(s)
  • Dave Newby (pilot)
  • Paul Fraser (series)
Country of origin United States
United Kingdom
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 2
No. of episodes 53 (list of episodes)
Production
Executive producer(s)
  • George Gendi
  • Sean Szeles
  • Curtis Lelash (S1)
  • Tramm Wigzell
  • Jennifer Pelphrey
  • Rob Sorcher
  • Brian A. Miller
Producer(s)
  • Brent Tanner
  • Ryan Slater
Editor(s) Tom Browngardt
Production company(s) Cartoon Network Studios
Distributor Warner Bros. Television Distribution
Release
Original network Cartoon Network
Picture format HDTV 1080i
Audio format Dolby Surround
First shown in May 14, 2016 (2016-05-14) (Pilot)
Original release February 23, 2018 (2018-02-23) – present

Apple & Onion is an American-British animated television series created by George Gendi for Cartoon Network. The series focuses on the main characters Apple and Onion in a settlement inhabited by anthropomorphic food.

Gendi first pitched the idea of the series to Cartoon Network Development Studio Europe whilst working on The Amazing World of Gumball in London, a series that he produced. Upon arriving in Burbank, Gendi approached Cartoon Network Studios with the concept, who greenlit the production of a pilot. The resulting short was selected to be screened alongside another Cartoon Network pilot, Welcome to My Life, at the Annecy Festival in 2015, before eventually being released online in May 2016. The short was picked up for a limited series in March 2017 which premiered on February 23, 2018, with a premiere on the Cartoon Network App and on-demand one week before the series.

On May 20, 2019, the series was picked up for a second season.

Characters

  • Apple (voiced by George Gendi) – An anthropomorphic apple who values his friendship with Onion. He comes to the city hoping to start a new life. He has a much more carefree attitude than Onion and always comes up with strange new ideas.
  • Onion (voiced by Richard Ayoade) – An anthropomorphic tall onion on The polite and timid friend to Apple who resembles a scallion. He comes to the city hoping to make new friends.
  • Falafel (voiced by Sayed Badreya) – Apple and Onion's Egyptian landlord, who lets them stay in the shack on top of his building. The show's plot often revolves around Falafel overworking, or financial problems.
  • Burger (voiced by Eugene Mirman) – A friend of Apple and Onion and a regular at Pizza's Diner.
  • Hot Dog (voiced by Paul Scheer) – A friend of Apple and Onion and a regular at Pizza's Diner.
  • French Fry (voiced by Tasha Ames) – A friend of Apple and Onion and a regular at Pizza's Diner.
  • Cotton Candy (voiced by Nicole Byer) - A friend of Apple and Onion and a regular at Pizza's Diner.
  • Beef Jerky (voiced by Kevin Michael Richardson) – A jailed criminal and an acquaintance of Apple and Onion.
  • Apple's Mom & Dad (voiced by Penrose Anderson and Adam Buxton) – Apple's carefree parents. They are seen in "A New Life"
  • Onion's Mom & Dad (voiced by Penrose Anderson and Stephen Fry) – Onion's proper parents. They are seen in "A New Life"
  • Pizza (voiced by Keith Ferguson (episode 1-10) and Danny Jacobs (episode 11-present)) – An overworked slice of pizza who owns a diner alongside his mother and loves balloon rides.
  • Patty (voiced by Dawnn Lewis) – A Jamaican patty who runs the dollar store where Apple and Onion work.
  • Lemondrop (voiced by Naomi Hansen) – A young candy lemon.
  • Hoagie (voiced by Danny Jacobs, George Gendi, and Roger Craig Smith) – A sandwich who is a common resident in the city who has done a lot of occupations. He appeared in the minisode "Lift".
  • Chicken Nugget (voiced by Kevin Michael Richardson) – A police chicken nugget who is a control freak and wants people to respect him and is the main antagonist of the duo.
  • Mrs. Lollypop (voiced by Bette Ford) – A kind old lollipop who lives downstairs from Apple and Onion. Her cat was temporarily adopted by Apple & Onion.
  • Cheesesteak (voiced by Danny Jacobs) – A short-tempered and grouchy cheesesteak sandwich.
  • Samosa (voiced by Kody Kavitha) – A samosa who is most likely Indian. She owns a fictional game development company named "Samosa Games LLC". She appeared in the episode "Positive Attitude Theory" where she doesn't pay her rent.

Episodes

List of Apple & Onion episodes

Broadcast

Apple & Onion premiered on Cartoon Network UK on August 27, 2018. The show premiered on Cartoon Network Africa on September 29, 2018. In India It premiered on 2018 on Cartoon Network India.

In the French dub, Apple and Onion themselves are voiced by French rappers Bigflo & Oli.