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Genre Animation
Created by Larry Jacobs
Written by
  • Bruce Clark
  • Kim Thompson
Directed by
  • Raymond Jafelice
  • Andrew Young
Voices of Susan Roman
David Huband
Sally Cahill
Stephanie Morgenstern
Opening theme "Surfin' Bird"
Composer(s) Ray Parker
Tom Szczesnaik
Country of origin Canada
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 1
No. of episodes 13
Executive producer(s) Elizabeth Partyka
Patrick Loubert
Michael Hirsh
Clive Smith
Producer(s) Larry Jacobs
Running time approx. 22 minutes
Production company(s) Nelvana
Original network CBS
Original release 3 October 1998 (1998-10-03) – 2 January 1999 (1999-01-02)

Birdz is a Canadian animated television series produced by Nelvana in association with CBS and STV. The show was first broadcast in 1998 on CBS. Later, it was shown in Scotland in 2001, broadcast on Scottish TV and Grampian TV (now STV North) - now both known as STV. The series was re-broadcast from 2015 as part of the "Weans' World" block on STV Glasgow and STV Edinburgh. The song "Surfin' Bird" by the Trashmen was covered as a theme song for the series. In 2019, the show has begun being uploaded to the Retro Rerun YouTube channel.

Voice cast

  • Susan Roman as Eddie
  • David Huband as Morty
  • Sally Cahill as Betty
  • Stephanie Morgenstern as Steffy
  • Alison Sealy-Smith as Abby
  • Jill Frappier as Miss Finch
  • Len Carlson as Mr. Pip
  • Chris Wiggins as Officer Pigeon
  • Richard Binsley as Mr. Nuthatch
  • Ruby Smith-Merovitz as Spring
  • Karen Bernstein as Olivia
  • Adam Reid as Tommy
  • Julie Lemieux as Sleepy
  • Rick Jones as Gregory


No. Title Original air date
1 "The Agony and the Eggstacy" 3 October 1998 (1998-10-03)
Steffy has to watch Betty's newly-laid egg, but bribes Eddie into watching it. He leaves it to warm on the television so that he can spend his bribe money at the arcade with friends.
2 "Can't Buy Me Love" 10 October 1998 (1998-10-10)
Eddie tries to win Miss Finch's attention by buying her a fancy gift with his father's credit card. He then buys gifts for his friends as well, angering his father.
3 "I Heard It Through the Grapevine" 17 October 1998 (1998-10-17)
Striving to be a reporter, Eddie spreads misinformation about a man who lives in a haunted house after assuming that the man is also the subject of a horror novel Morty is reading. The man in the house turns out to be friendly.
4 "One Giant Leap" 24 October 1998 (1998-10-24)
Eddie and Spring try to convince Tommy to get rid of the balloon he uses for flight. After he injures his foot in an attempt to fly, everyone comes to accept his balloon because he is a turkey and cannot fly.
5 "A Face in the Crowd" 31 October 1998 (1998-10-31)
Eddie and his friends make a film for an amateur film contest judged by his favorite actor. However, his friends turn on him after they dislike how they appear in the result.
6 "Birdman" 7 November 1998 (1998-11-07)
Eddie and Sleepy then follow Officer Pigeon with a video camera after hearing that a superhero named Birdman has been chasing bank robbers. Later, Birdman reveals himself to be Mr. Pip in disguise, and he and Eddie admit their guilt over interfering with Officer Pigeon's job.
7 "Let the Chicks Fall Where They May" 14 November 1998 (1998-11-14)
The Storkowitzes migrate southward with Mr. Nuthatch, but Eddie procrastinates and forgets to pack the necessary equipment. As a result, he gets lost and is unable to signal for help.
8 "Father and Son Camp Out" 28 November 1998 (1998-11-28)
Eddie is embarrassed by his father always wanting to spend quality time with him, so Betty encourages him to join Eddie's Bird Scout camping trip. The two bond after getting lost on a scavenger hunt.
9 "Gulls and Dolls" 5 December 1998 (1998-12-05)
Eddie auditions for the lead role of a school musical by lip-synching to Gregory's voice, to compensate both for Eddie's own inability to sing and Gregory's stage fright. Gregory then feels guilty about helping his friend, but steps in as his understudy after Eddie fakes losing his voice.
10 "Life of Riley" 12 December 1998 (1998-12-12)
Riley Raven, a bird that Eddie knew from childhood, joins his class. His rebellious behavior influences Eddie to disobey his parents' rules and then run away from home. After he realizes that Riley misbehaves because his parents ignore him, Eddie realizes that his parents discipline him because they care, and decides to return to them.
11 "Dollars and Sense" 19 December 1998 (1998-12-19)
Eddie's parents agree to buy him a zoom lens for his camera if he comes up with half the money himself. He convinces his friends to do various chores around the neighborhood for him, but the plan backfires. He then captures fish for money, but frees them after Steffy convinces him. The parents finally agree to buy him the lens for his good deed.
12 "Big Beak or Not Big Beak" 26 December 1998 (1998-12-26)
Eddie misconstrues Miss Finch's comments on his beak and tries various methods to reduce it, causing him to forget about the video essay he was assigned. After she tells him that she meant to compliment his beak, Eddie gains newfound confidence in his self-appearance.
13 "Birdz of a Feather" 2 January 1999 (1999-01-02)
After failing to enter a gang, Eddie and his friends form a comedy club and persuades everyone to join. As a result, his friends get in trouble for joking around in class and turn against him. He wins them back after beating the gang leader, and realizes that he does not have to belong to a club to have his friends.
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