|Created By||Doug Langdale|
|Number of Episodes||39 (73 Segments)|
|Running Time||22 minutes|
Toon Disney (2002-2004)
|Original Run||February 26, 2000 – February 29, 2004|
The Weekenders is an American animated series created by Doug Langdale. The series was produced by Walt Disney Television Animation and aired on ABC as part of Disney's One Saturday Morning. It debuted on February 26, 2000 and concluded on February 29, 2004.
The show's theme song, Livin' for the Weekend, was written and performed by Wayne Brady.
The show focuses on the weekend life of four pre-adolescents: Tino Tonitini (Jason Marsden), Lor McQuarrie (Grey DeLisle), Carver Descartes (Phil LaMarr), and Petra Tishkovna "Tish" Katsufrakis (Kath Soucie). Despite having four school-age children in the main roles, the show rarely touches on aspects of school life, as stories nearly always begin on Friday afternoon and end on Sunday evening. The few exceptions cover the aftermath on Monday morning, usually only if the plot relates to homework or other school activities. Tino is the main character, and most episodes are told from his point of view. Tino often breaks the fourth wall and speaks directly to the viewer about what's going on à la Greek chorus.