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Description

Kick Buttowski: Suburban Daredevil (often referred to as simply Kick Buttowski) is an American animated television series created by animator Sandro Corsaro, about a young boy Clarence "Kick" Buttowski (Charlie Schlatter), who aspires to become the world's greatest daredevil. It became the fourth Disney XD original series and the first animated series. The show premiered on February 13, 2010, with two episodes airing the first day. Also the series premiered on Disney Channel Asia on May 28, 2010. The first episode is available free for download in the iTunes Store. There are two 11 minute segments per show. The show uses Toon Boom Animation software to achieve a Flash-style look. There are also some 3D-animated elements. The series is executive-produced and directed by Chris Savino. Many of the characters and situations were based on the creator's childhood growing up in Stoneham, Massachusetts.

Production

Kick Buttowski: Suburban Daredevil was picked up on December 19, 2008. The original name was Kid Knievel at the time. The title was changed to Kick Buttowski as of April 4, 2009. In early December 2009, it was announced that the series would premiere on February 13, 2010, exactly one year after the launch of Disney XD, and the premiere of its first original series, Aaron Stone. It should be noted that Kick's stunt coordinator as listed in the credits, is none other than Robbie Knievel, the son of Evel Knievel.

Series Pilot

The pilot was written and developed by Devin Bunje and Nick Stanton, who eventually left the project to work on another Disney XD series, Zeke and Luther. The pilot was later split into the first two episodes of the series, "Dead Man's Drop" and "Stumped."

Debut

Kick Buttowski was originally set to air on fall of 2009, but was first aired on Disney XD on February 13, 2010 at 8:30 a.m. ET. Sneak peeks and promos were shown on Disney XD, DisneyXD.com, and Disney Channel. The series is to air every Saturday morning at 8:30 a.m. ET according to Disney XD. On April 2, 2010, The series first aired on Disney Channel as a special presentation with the episodes "Obsession For Kick" and "Flush and Release" as part of the "Get Animated" marathon. Another presentation was shown on Disney Channel on May 22, 2010 featuring three episodes.

Reception

The series currently receives a 7 on tv.com. The pilot episode was watched by 842,000 viewers, the second highest rated premiere in the network's history. The second episode was watched by 972,000 viewers.

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