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Danny Phantom
Genre Action and Adventure, Fantasy, Science Fiction
Created by Butch Hartman
Developed by Steve Marmel
Voices of David Kaufman
Grey DeLisle
Rickey D'Shon Collins
Colleen Villard
Rob Paulsen
Kath Soucie
Martin Mull
Theme music composer Guy Moon and Butch Hartman
Opening theme "Danny Phantom", performed by Deric Battiste and Guy Moon
Ending theme "Danny Phantom" (instrumental)
Composer(s) Guy Moon
Country of origin  United States
No. of seasons 3
No. of episodes 53 (list of episodes)
Executive producer(s) Butch Hartman
Steve Marmel (season 1-2)
Mark Banker
Marty Isenberg (season 1-2)
Kevin Sullivan (season 3)
Producer(s) Bob Boyle (season 1)
Running time 22 minutes
Production company(s) Billionfold Inc.
Nickelodeon Animation Studios
Distributor Viacom International Inc (International)
Nelvana (Canada)
Original network Nickelodeon
Picture format 480i (4:3 SDTV)
Audio format Dolby Digital 5.1
Original release April 3, 2004 (2004-04-03) – August 24, 2007 (2007-08-24)

Danny Phantom is an animated television series on the Nickelodeon cable network. This show, and another one - The Fairly OddParents - were created by American animator Butch Hartman.

The show Danny Phantom is about a fourteen-year-old boy named Danny Fenton. His parents, Jack Fenton and Maddie Fenton, are ghost hunters and also create machines that help them to catch ghosts. Danny's parents were creating a portal, but when they were finished and tried to make it work, it failed to work and they quit. Danny, however, who had been watching them, put on a white suit and went inside the machine out of curiosity. He accidentally pressed a button and got an electric shock, which gave him his ghost powers. Only his friends, Samantha (often called Sam) and Tucker know about his powers. Later Danny's sister, Jasmine (often called Jazz) accidentally discovered and learned about his powers.

Danny's powers include the following:

  • Invisibility: Danny can turn invisible and back.
  • Ghost ray: Danny can shoot a green beam of energy from his hand.
  • Ghost Wail: Danny can make a very loud yell, sending green sound waves out of his mouth which
  • destroy almost anything in his path. He barely uses this because it uses too much energy.
  • Force Field: Danny can protect himself against attacks by creating a green bubble-like dome around him.
  • Intangibility: Danny can walk through any solid matter.
  • Ghost Sense:Blue air comes out of his mouth that alerts Danny that there's a ghost nearby.


Danny Fenton/Phantom - A fourteen-year-old boy who has ghost powers. He does not do well in school and is often bullied by Dash.

Sam Manson - A teenage girl who is one of Danny's best friends. She can be bossy sometimes. She has a crush on Danny.

Tucker Foley - A teenage boy who is one of Danny's best friends. He is smart and carries around gadgets. He also wears glasses.

Emma-Pies Exercice - A grew teenage girl who is the new ennemy of Danny in season 2.

Jack Fenton - Danny's father. He is clumsy but is good at making machines. Although a little bit dumb sometimes, he really does care about his family.

Maddie Fenton - Danny's mother. She also enjoys making machines with her husband.

Jazz Fenton - Danny's older teenage sister. She is smart and is sometimes against her parent's ghost hunting.

Dash - A teenage boy in Danny's school who likes to bully Danny. Recently, however, Danny has been able to avoid this. Dash is a very popular kid in the school.

Mr. Lancer - One of Danny, Jazz and Dash's teachers.

Kwan - One of Dash's friends who is also popular.

Vlad Plasmius - Vlad is one of Jack's old friends. He too also has ghost powers, but he is more powerful than Danny.

Guys in White - This is a small group in the show. They are ghost hunters.

Other Facts

Danny Phantom is distributed outside the United States by the Canadian company, Nelvana.

Danny's school is called Casper High.

In the show, there are also characters called Guys in White. This is an obvious joke of Men in Black.

Danny Phantom was originally called Danny Phantom and the Spector Detectors, but the creator thought that the show would be more interesting if the ghost was a teenage boy, so he changed it to Danny Phantom.


List of Danny Phantom episodes

See also

Kids robot.svg In Spanish: Danny Phantom para niños

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