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Pup Academy
Pup Academy Logo.jpg
Created by Anna McRoberts
Starring
  • Don Lake
  • Christian Convery
  • Aria Birch
  • Gabrielle Miller
Voices of
  • Riley O'Donnell
  • Chance Hurstfield
  • Dylan Schombing
  • Brian George
Theme music composer Matthew Tishler
Composer(s) Brahm Wenger
Country of origin
  • Canada
  • United States
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 1
No. of episodes 19
Production
Executive producer(s)
Producer(s)
  • Joanne Gerein
  • Michael Strange
Cinematography Mark Irwin
Running time 46 minutes
Production company(s) Air Bud Entertainment
Release
Original network
Picture format HDTV 720p
Audio format 5.1 surround sound
Original release August 26 (2019-08-26) – December 15, 2019 (2019-12-15)

Pup Academy is a television series that premiered on Disney Channel in the United States and on TVOntario in Canada on August 26, 2019. The series stars Don Lake, Christian Convery, Aria Birch, Gabrielle Miller, Riley O'Donnell, Chance Hurstfield, Dylan Schombing, and Brian George.

Premise

Charlie is a man who has established a secret academy for puppies in a parallel world where they are educated on how to become dogs. His grandson Morgan moves into his neighborhood and he enlists him to help educate the puppies, Spark, Corazon, and Whiz at the time when the bond between human and canine that is powered by the Canis Primus constellation starts to fade. This ties in to a prophecy involving a boy and a stray puppy in which the Dean of Graduates (or D.O.G. for short) has to find that special stray, save Pup Academy, and restore the bond between humans and canines.

Cast and characters

  • Don Lake as Charlie, the janitor of Pup Academy. His ancestors helped found the school
  • Christian Convery as Morgan, the grandson of Charlie who helps out at Pup Academy
  • Aria Birch as Izzy, a girl who Morgan befriends
  • Gabrielle Miller as Molly, Morgan's mother
  • Riley O'Donnell as the voice of Spark, a street-smart stray Boxer
  • Chance Hurstfield as the voice of Corazon, a goofy Golden Retriever who is owned by Izzy
  • Dylan Schombing as the voice of Whiz, a nervous and clever sheepdog who is owned by James
  • Brian George as the voice of D.O.G., a Pup Academy Siberian Husky dean who looks for the stray of the prophecy

Production

On October 15, 2018, it was announced that Disney and Netflix ordered Pup Academy, with a feature-length pilot, as well as 22 regular episodes. Serving as Air Bud Entertainment's debut television series on Disney Channel, the series is executive produced by Anna McRoberts and Robert Vince and directed by Robert Vince. On July 31, 2019, it was announced that the series would premiere on August 26, 2019; following the premiere, new episodes of the series resumed on September 4, 2019. The series also began airing on TVOntario's TVOKids block in Canada on August 26, 2019. Internationally, the show will be launched on Netflix in February 2020.

Episodes

No. Title Directed by Written by Original air date U.S. viewers
(millions)
1 "The Stray's First Day" Robert Vince and Anna McRoberts Anna McRoberts August 26, 2019 (2019-08-26) 0.38
Guest stars: Michael Teigen as Clark, Lauren McGibbon as Lou, Nolan Hupp as James
2 "Tell Us About Your Human Day" Robert Vince Tom Berger September 4, 2019 (2019-09-04) 0.23
3 "Cooking Up Trouble" Anna McRoberts Heidi Foss September 5, 2019 (2019-09-05) 0.24
4 "My Uncle Is Dude" Anna McRoberts Story by : Heidi Foss
Teleplay by : Heidi Foss and Anna McRoberts
September 6, 2019 (2019-09-06) 0.20
5 "Oopsie!" Robert Vince Craig Martin September 9, 2019 (2019-09-09) 0.24
6 "Spark Strays" Robert Vince Craig Martin September 10, 2019 (2019-09-10) 0.18
7 "Izzy Gets Busy" Robert Vince Karen Fowler September 11, 2019 (2019-09-11) 0.28
8 "Kitten Academy" Anna McRoberts Eric Toth September 12, 2019 (2019-09-12) 0.29
9 "Into the Wildwood" Robert Vince Tom Berger September 16, 2019 (2019-09-16) 0.19
10 "Secrets Unleashed" Stefan Scaini Story by : Jay Shore
Teleplay by : Tom Berger
September 17, 2019 (2019-09-17) 0.25
11 "The Substitute" Stefan Scaini Heidi Foss September 18, 2019 (2019-09-18) 0.26
12 "The Thing with King" Robert Vince Anna McRoberts September 19, 2019 (2019-09-19) 0.25
13 "The Constellation Fades" Stefan Scaini Eric Toth November 24, 2019 (2019-11-24) 0.35
14 "Spark Wants Back" Stefan Scaini Jay Shore November 24, 2019 (2019-11-24) 0.33
15 "The Day of the Stray" Stefan Scaini Heidi Foss and Eric Toth December 1, 2019 (2019-12-01) 0.39
16 "Skunked!" Stefan Scaini Nathaniel Moher December 1, 2019 (2019-12-01) 0.34
17 "The King Sting" Robert Vince Robert Vince and Piers Rae December 8, 2019 (2019-12-08) 0.50
18 "Most Valuable Pup" Robert Vince TBA December 8, 2019 (2019-12-08) 0.43
19 "The Stray's Last Day" Robert Vince Teleplay by : Heidi Foss & Anna McRoberts and Piers Rae & Robert Vince December 15, 2019 (2019-12-15) 0.47

Ratings

Viewership and ratings per season of Pup Academy
Season Episodes First aired Last aired Avg. viewers
(millions)
Date Viewers
(millions)
Date Viewers
(millions)
1 19 August 26, 2019 (2019-08-26) 0.38 December 15, 2019 (2019-12-15) 0.47 0.30
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