Archibald's Next Big Thing

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Archibald's Next Big Thing
Archibald's Next Big Thing.jpg
Promotional poster
Created byTony Hale
Based onArchibald's Next Big Thing
by Tony Hale, Tony Biaggne and Victor Huckabee[1]
Developed by
  • Tony Hale
  • Drew Champion
  • Jacob Moffat
Directed byAdam Gunn
Voices of
Narrated byRosamund Pike
Theme music composerDistant Cousins
ComposerMatthew Janszen
Country of originUnited States
Original languageEnglish
No. of seasons2 (4 Next Big Thing Is Here! seasons)
No. of episodes26 (24 Next Big Thing Is Here! episodes) (list of episodes)
Production
Executive producers
Running time12 minutes
Production companyDreamWorks Animation Television
DistributorNBCUniversal Television Distribution
Netflix Streaming Services (seasons 1-2)
Release
Original networkNetflix (Next Big Thing)
Peacock (Next Big Thing Is Here!)
Picture formatHDTV 1080p
Audio formatStereo
Original releaseSeptember 6, 2019 (2019-09-06) (Next Big Thing)
February 18, 2021 (2021-02-18) (Next Big Thing Is Here!) –
March 20, 2020 (2020-03-20) (Next Big Thing)
October 14, 2021 (2021-10-14) (Next Big Thing Is Here!)

Archibald's Next Big Thing and Archibald's Next Big Thing Is Here! are American animated comedy streaming television series created by Tony Hale for Netflix and Peacock. The plot revolves around Archibald Strutter, a positive chicken who often goes astray from home, but eventually always finds his way back home.[1][2]

The series debuted on September 6, 2019 on Netflix. Its second season was released on March 20, 2020.

On January 26, 2021, the new series was announced, which saw the series move to Peacock and rebrand as Archibald's Next Big Thing Is Here!, which premiered on February 18, 2021.[3] The second season premiered on April 22, 2021,[4] the third on July 15, 2021,[5] and the fourth on October 14, 2021.[6]

Voice cast[edit]

Main Voice Cast

Recurring Voice Cast

Guest Voice Cast

Notable Guest Stars

Episodes[edit]

Archibald's Next Big Thing[edit]

Series overview[edit]

SeasonEpisodesOriginally released
113September 6, 2019 (2019-09-06)
213March 20, 2020 (2020-03-20)

Season 1 (2019)[edit]

No.
overall
No. in
season
TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal release date
11"Chicken at Sea"
"The Keymaster"
Eric Fogel
Brian Hatfield
Drew Champion and Jacob Moffat
Eric Fogel
September 6, 2019 (2019-09-06)

Chicken at Sea: Archibald hits the high seas to help out endangered turtles.

The Keymaster: It's Archibald to the rescue when the citizens of Crackridge report a series of thefts.
22"Best in Showbot"
"The Secret of Madame Baroness"
Andrew Collins
Steve Trenbirth
Drew Champion and Jacob Moffat
Julia Prescott
September 6, 2019 (2019-09-06)
33"The Oath of the Compass"
"Garbage Fruit"
Brian Hatfield
Andrew Collins
Drew Champion and Jacob Moffat
Kevin Kramer
September 6, 2019 (2019-09-06)
44"Glide & Gobble"
"Wheelie, No Hands"
Steve Trenbirth
Brian Hatfield
Drew Champion and Jacob Moffat
Eric Fogel
September 6, 2019 (2019-09-06)
55"The Missing Piece"
"The Scotchman"
Steve Trenbirth
Andrew Collins
Drew Champion and Jacob Moffat
Julia Prescott
September 6, 2019 (2019-09-06)
66"Mountain Mayhem"
"The Gator Spinner Max"
Brian Hatfield
Andrew Collins
Kevin Kramer
Jeff Trammel
September 6, 2019 (2019-09-06)
77"Dino-Can-Do"
"The Big Bad Bug"
Adam Gunn and Steve Trenbirth
Brian Hatfield
Eric Fogel
Julia Prescott
September 6, 2019 (2019-09-06)
88"Stuck in Skates"
"Lawn Circles"
Andrew CollinsDrew Champion and Jacob MoffatSeptember 6, 2019 (2019-09-06)
99"Lights, Camera, Crackridge!"
"Karaoke Dokey"
Brian Hatfield
Adam Gunn
Eric Fogel
Julia Prescott
September 6, 2019 (2019-09-06)
1010"The Enchanted Mansion"
"The Shell Game"
Andrew Collins
Brian Hatfield
Drew Champion and Jacob Moffat
Jen Bardekoff
September 6, 2019 (2019-09-06)
1111"Strutter Sitting"
"Corny-O Chaos"
Adam Gunn
Brian Hatfield
Julia Prescott
Jen Bardekoff
September 6, 2019 (2019-09-06)
1212"The Chicken Has Landed"
"The Night of the Nibbler"
Andrew Collins
Adam Gunn
Eric Fogel
Bryan Belknap
September 6, 2019 (2019-09-06)
1313"The Primrose Classic"
"The Blimpateers"
Andrew Collins
Brian Hatfield
Drew Champion and Jacob Moffat
Benjamin Lapides
September 6, 2019 (2019-09-06)

Season 2 (2020)[edit]

No.
overall
No. in
season
TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal release date
141"The Mall Walkers"
"Treasured Tattoo"
Adam GunnKevin Kramer
Nicole Belisle
March 20, 2020 (2020-03-20)
152"The Compost Elf"
"Meet Ya at the Stump"
Andrew Collins
Brian Hatfield
Drew Champion and Jacob Moffat
Katie Mattila, Drew Champion, Jacob Moffat, and Kevin Kramer
March 20, 2020 (2020-03-20)
163"A Taste of Crackridge"
"The Bird and The Bee"
Adam Gunn
Brian Hatfield
Charlie Shoup
Eric Fogel
March 20, 2020 (2020-03-20)
174"Lake Ball Pit"
"The Poppy Corn Festival"
Andrew Collins
Adam Gunn
Drew Champion and Jacob Moffat
Nicole Belisle
March 20, 2020 (2020-03-20)
185"The Paperbirds"
"Rock and Egg Roll"
Brian Hatfield
Andrew Collins
Drew Champion and Jacob Moffat
Benjamin Lapides
March 20, 2020 (2020-03-20)
196"The Chair Museum"
"The Legend of Crackerfoot"
Adam Gunn
Brian Hatfield
Charlie Shoup
Benjamin Lapides
March 20, 2020 (2020-03-20)
207"Baritone Tea Part 1"
"Baritone Tea Part 2"
Andrew Collins
Adam Gunn
Drew Champion and Jacob MoffatMarch 20, 2020 (2020-03-20)
In the first half hour episode, Archibald drinks all the Baritone tea on the eve of his brother's big concert.
218"Déjà Flu"
"Crackridge Live!"
Brian Hatfield
Andrew Collins
Jennifer Bardekoff
Drew Champion and Jacob Moffat
March 20, 2020 (2020-03-20)
229"House of the Future"
"Dr. Buttersocks"
Adam Gunn
Brian Hatfield
Eric Fogel
Benjamin Lapides
March 20, 2020 (2020-03-20)
2310"The Royal Strutters"
"Impromptu Cruise"
Andrew Collins
Adam Gunn
Drew Champion and Jacob Moffat
Jennifer Bardekoff
March 20, 2020 (2020-03-20)
2411"The Four Flamingos"
"The Roaring Rooster"
Brian Hatfield
Andrew Collins
Drew Champion and Jacob Moffat
Benjamin Lapides
March 20, 2020 (2020-03-20)
2512"Dang, I'm Rich!"
"Power Play"
Adam Gunn
Brian Hatfield
Kevin Kramer
Jennifer Bardekoff
March 20, 2020 (2020-03-20)
2613"Big Fun Town"
"New Crackridge"
Adam Gunn
Andrew Collins
Jennifer Bardekoff and Benjamin Lapides
Drew Champion and Jacob Moffat
March 20, 2020 (2020-03-20)

Archibald's Next Big Thing Is Here![edit]

Series overview[edit]

SeasonEpisodesOriginally released
16February 18, 2021 (2021-02-18)
26April 22, 2021 (2021-04-22)
36July 15, 2021 (2021-07-15)
46October 14, 2021 (2021-10-14)

Season 1 (2021)[edit]

No.
overall
No. in
season
TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal release date
11"A Tiny Problem"
"Changing Lanes"
Adam Smith
Steve Trenbirth
Charlie Shoup
Drew Champion and Jacob Moffat
February 18, 2021 (2021-02-18)
22"Switched!"
"Free-Range Chickens"
Derek Moore
Adam Smith
Eric Fogel
Kevin Kramer
February 18, 2021 (2021-02-18)
33"The Fluffberg Method"
"Singing Tele-Grammers"
Derek Moore
Steve Trenbirth
Charlie Shoup
Drew Champion and Jacob Moffat
February 18, 2021 (2021-02-18)
44"Farewell General Sherwood"
"Zoom Boomer"
Adam Smith
Steve Trenbirth
Drew Champion and Jacob Moffat
Noëlle Lara
February 18, 2021 (2021-02-18)
55"Egg's Day Out"
"The Way of the Snake"
Adam Smith
Steve Trenbirth
Noëlle Lara
Charlie Shoup
February 18, 2021 (2021-02-18)
66"Castles and Caves Part 1"
"Castles and Caves Part 2"
Derek MooreEric Fogel
Drew Champion and Jacob Moffat
February 18, 2021 (2021-02-18)

Season 2 (2021)[edit]

No.
overall
No. in
season
TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal release date
71"Unpoppable"
"Slumber Party Hard"
Adam Smith
Derek Moore
Haley Mancini
Noëlle Lara
April 22, 2021 (2021-04-22)
82"Maximum Overdue"
"Gator's Giving"
Steve TrenbirthDrew Champion and Jacob Moffat
Charlie Shoup
April 22, 2021 (2021-04-22)
93"Crazy Maze"
"Super Sneaks"
Adam Smith
Derek Moore
Charlie Shoup
Noëlle Lara
April 22, 2021 (2021-04-22)
104"Robo Family"
"The Phantom of Pointy Peak!"
Adam Smith
Derek Moore
Charlie Shoup
Benjamin Siemon
April 22, 2021 (2021-04-22)
115"The Tooth Pirate"
"Zups"
Steve TrenbirthNoëlle Lara
Drew Champion and Jacob Moffat
April 22, 2021 (2021-04-22)
126"A Star Is Hatched"
"Say Cheese"
Adam Smith
Derek Moore
Eric Fogel
Drew Champion and Jacob Moffat
April 22, 2021 (2021-04-22)

Season 3 (2021)[edit]

No.
overall
No. in
season
TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal release date
131"Win a Day with Nitro Ned"
"Lil' Chickies"
Steve Trenbirth
Adam Smith
Charlie Shoup
Noëlle Lara
July 15, 2021 (2021-07-15)
142"Something Old, Something New"
"The Ghoster"
Derek Moore
Steve Trenbirth
Drew Champion and Jacob Moffat
Charlie Shoup
July 15, 2021 (2021-07-15)
153"The Saddle-Ridge Cup"
"Mayor Brock"
Adam Smith
Derek Moore
Noëlle Lara
Ellie Guzman
July 15, 2021 (2021-07-15)
164"Skunked!"
"Neighborhood Bird Watch"
Steve Trenbirth
Adam Smith
Benjamin Siemon
Nicole Belisle
July 15, 2021 (2021-07-15)
175"Tumbleweed Wrangler"
"The Extreme Bean Machine"
Derek Moore
Steve Trenbirth
Noëlle Lara
Eric Fogel
July 15, 2021 (2021-07-15)
186"The Undeliverables"
"Johnny Hawkstorm: Two Birds, One Stone"
Adam Smith
Derek Moore
Charlie Shoup
Drew Champion and Jacob Moffat
July 15, 2021 (2021-07-15)

Season 4 (2021)[edit]

No.
overall
No. in
season
TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal release date
191"See You Next Plursday"
"The Doppelganger"
Adam Smith
Steve Trenbirth
Drew Champion and Jacob Moffat
Noëlle Lara
October 14, 2021 (2021-10-14)
202"8-Bit of Trouble"
"Found Feathers"
Steve Trenbirth
Derek Moore
Eric Fogel
Charlie Shoup
October 14, 2021 (2021-10-14)
213"Primetime Wendi Powers"
"A Giant Problem"
Ben McLaughlin
Derek Moore
Noëlle Lara
Ellie Guzman
October 14, 2021 (2021-10-14)
224"Earl Trappercorn"
"Queen Bea"
Adam Smith
Steve Trenbirth
Drew Champion and Jacob Moffat
Charlie Shoup
October 14, 2021 (2021-10-14)
235"King of Camp"
"Dancing Zombies"
Derek Moore
Adam Smith
Noëlle Lara
Charlie Shoup
October 14, 2021 (2021-10-14)
246"The Time Disrupter Part 1"
"The Time Disrupter Part 2"
Steve Trenbirth
Derek Moore
Eric Fogel
Drew Champion and Jacob Moffat
October 14, 2021 (2021-10-14)

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Milligan, Mercedes (July 24, 2019). "DreamWorks, Netflix Hatch Cast for Tony Hale's 'Archibald's Next Big Thing'". Animation Magazine. Retrieved August 21, 2019.
  2. ^ Haring, Bruce (October 15, 2018). "DreamWorks Animation TV To Bow Three New Kids and Family Series On Netflix". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved August 21, 2019.
  3. ^ "Tony Hale's All-Star Animated Series "Archibald" Flocks to Peacock with a New Installment of DreamWorks "Archibald's Next Big Thing Is Here," Premiering February 18" (Press release). Peacock. January 26, 2021 – via The Futon Critic.
  4. ^ "Adventures Abound on Peacock with an All-New Season of Tony Hale's Animated Series DreamWorks "Archibald's Next Big Thing Is Here!," Premiering April 22" (Press release). Peacock. April 22, 2021 – via The Futon Critic.
  5. ^ "ARCHIBALD'S NEXT BIG THING IS HERE | Season 3 Trailer". YouTube. Retrieved June 17, 2021.
  6. ^ "ARCHIBALD'S NEXT BIG THING IS HERE | Season 4 Trailer". YouTube. Retrieved September 10, 2021.
  7. ^ a b c d e f g h Ramos, Dino-Ray; Ramos, Dino-Ray (July 24, 2019). "Tony Hale-Produced Animated Series 'Archibald's Next Big Thing' Sets Rosamund Pike, Adam Pally, Chelsea Kane, Jordan Fisher And Kari Wahlgren For Voice Cast".

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