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Braceface
Braceface title card
Series title card featuring protagonist Sharon Spitz
Genre Comedy

Drama

Teen sitcom
Created by Melissa Clark
Directed by Micheal Stuart Bass
Voices of
  • Alicia Silverstone (season 1–2)
  • Stacey DePass (season 3)
  • Dan Petronijevic
  • Michael Cera
  • Tamara Bernier Evans
  • Marnie McPhail
  • Peter Oldring
  • Vince Corazza
  • Katie Griffin
  • Daniel DeSanto
  • Emily Hampshire
  • Elisa Moolecherry
Theme music composer Grayson Matthews Inc.
Composer(s) Pure West
Country of origin Canada
United States
Hong Kong
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 3
No. of episodes 78 (list of episodes)
Production
Executive producer(s)
  • Alicia Silverstone
  • Michael Hirsh
  • Patrick Loubert
  • Clive A. Smith
  • Wallace Wong
  • Melissa Clark
Producer(s) Marilyn McAuley
Running time 22 minutes
Production company(s)
Release
Original network Canada
Teletoon
United States
Fox Family/ABC Family
Toon Disney
China
CCTV
Original release June 2, 2001 (2001-06-02) – September 1, 2004 (2004-09-01)

Braceface is a Canadian-American-Chinese animated television series that aired on Teletoon in Canada and the 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 titular character for the first two seasons) serving as executive producer.

Summary

The series, set in Elkford, British Columbia, recounts the travails of Sharon Spitz (a Portmanteau of Sharing and Spits), who is a junior high school student with braces that get in the way of leading a normal teenage life. 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

  • Alicia Silverstone (seasons 1–2) and Stacey DePass (season 3) as Sharon Spitz
  • Dan Petronijevic as Adam Spitz
  • Michael Cera as Josh Spitz
  • Tamara Bernier Evans as Helen Spitz
  • Marnie McPhail as Maria Wong
  • Peter Oldring as Conner Mackenzie
  • Vince Corazza as Alden Jones
  • Katie Griffin as Nina Harper
  • Daniel DeSanto as Brock Leighton
  • Emily Hampshire as Alyson Malitski
  • Elisa Moolecherry as Hannah Corbett

Episodes

List of Braceface episodes

Production

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

Broadcast

In the United States, the series originally aired on Fox Family Channel starting on June 2, 2001, with reruns on its successor ABC Family and future corporate sibling Disney Channel and Toon Disney. In Canada, it ran on Teletoon from June 30, 2001 to September 1, 2004.

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. It aired in the Republic of Ireland on RTÉ Two from 3 September 2001 to 2005.

Home releases

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)
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