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|Created by||Ryan Wiesbrock|
|Theme music composer|
|Country of origin||United States|
|No. of series||1|
|No. of episodes||12 (23 segments) + interactive special|
|Editors||Jenny McKibben (episode 1-18)|
Clayton Baker (episode 17-23 + interactive special)
Jessica Shobe (episode 18)
|Running time||23 minutes|
|Distributor||American Greetings Entertainment|
|Picture format||16:9 1080i|
|Original release||March 10 –|
July 14, 2017
Buddy Thunderstruck is an American stop motion tweens and teen's comedy television series created by Ryan Wiesbrock as a Netflix Original series, produced by American Greetings Entertainment and Stoopid Buddy Stoodios and written by Tom Krajewski. The series stars Brian Atkinson, Ted Raimi, Harry Chaskin and Debi Derryberry. The first season was released on Netflix on March 10, 2017. When promoting the first series Netflix billed it as the 'outrageous, high-octane adventures of Buddy Thunderstruck, a truck-racing dog who brings guts and good times to the town of Greasepit'.
The hard-driving trucking adventures of a dog driver and his ferret mechanic sidekick.
- Brian Atkinson as Buddy Thunderstruck
- Ted Raimi as Darnell / Moneybags
- Harry Chaskin as Big Tex / Jacko
- Debi Derryberry as Muncie / Mama Possum / Old Lady / Mrs. Weaselbrat / Scout
- Philip Maurice Hayes as Sheriff Cannonball
- Leigh Kelly as Deputy Hoisenberry
- Thomas Krajewski as Nightmare Jerky Stick
- Justin Michael as Tex Jr. / Mr. Weaselbrat / Robby Burgles
- JD Ryznar as Nick the New Guy
- Nick Shakoour as Artichoke / Auntie Uncle
- Ryan Wiesbrock as Beavers / Handsome Joe / Leroy
- Clark Wiesbrock as Baby Possum
- Todd McClintock as Live Action Buddy Thunderstruck
- Chester Lee as Live Action Tex Jr.
|First aired||Last aired|
|1||12||March 10, 2017|
|Special||1||July 14, 2017|
Season 1 (2017)
|Title||Directed by||Written by||Original air date||Prod.|
|1||1||"Buddy Double |
Beaver Dam Fast Pizza"
|Eric Towner & John Harvatine IV||Thomas Krajewski||March 10, 2017||101|
| In the town of GreasePit everyone loves Buddy, until a Buddy imposter goes around town ruining his good name. |
Buddy starts a rivalry with a new pizza business shadowing his cousin Muncie's business.
|2||2||"To Protect and Swerve |
Robo-Truck of the Future"
|Eric Towner||Thomas Krajewski||March 10, 2017||102|
| When he finally impounds the Rabble Rouser, Sheriff Cannonball gives into being an awesome stunt driver, and Buddy must become a cop to stop him. |
Buddy thinks his truck, Rabble Rouser, has a new part and can now talk to him, unaware it's Darnell trapped inside.
|3||3||"Get the Hock Out |
Thunderstruck Rad Cab"
|Eric Towner||Chris Pearson |
|March 10, 2017||103|
| When Auntie Uncle loses all her furniture to debt to Big Tex, Buddy takes a job from Big Tex as a repo man to get his own stuff back. |
With the Speedway closed, Buddy tries to get money for bills by becoming a taxi driver. Big Tex uses this to try and steal Buddy's driving secrets.
|4||4||"Thunder Fu |
|Eric Towner||Thomas Krajewski||March 10, 2017||104|
| Buddy and Darnell make up "Thunder Fu" after being beat up by a child, they openingly mock Artichoke for his love of Karate. |
Thinking he can be a better artist than Muncie, Buddy begins making art that looks like money which Cannonball mistakes as forgery.
|5||5||"Moneybags and His Monster |
Sneezing Fits of Death"
|Eric Towner||Thomas Krajewski||March 10, 2017||105|
| The creepy guy following Buddy finally explains he is Buddy's rival. When Buddy will not race him, Moneybags trains Tex Junior to beat him. |
When Buddy, Darnell, and Tex Junior start sneezing, Jacko diagnoses them with one week left to live.
|6||6||"Truck Cab in the Woods |
Truck Stop Clerks"
|Eric Towner & Harry Chaskin||Thomas Krajewski||March 10, 2017||106|
| While stranded in the woods, Buddy and Darnell think they are being haunted by an evil presence. |
Truck stop owner Leroy lets Buddy and Darnell watch his shop while he is away.
|7||7||"Haters of the Lost Arcade |
|Alex Kamer||Thomas Krajewski||March 10, 2017||107|
| Buddy and Tex Junior start a competition to see who can beat a poorly made racing arcade game. |
Buddy starts his own stunt show. Tex Junior attempts his own stunt show to surpass Buddy's popularity.
Mayor May Not"
|Harry Chaskin||Thomas Krajewski |
|March 10, 2017||108|
| Cannonball quits as sheriff and takes up odd jobs around Greasepit. Buddy and Darnell harass him until they realize they miss him as sheriff. |
When Buddy still won't race his self-proclaimed rival, Moneybags runs for mayor to legislate himself into race.
|9||9||"Hit and Dumb |
|Harry Chaskin||Thomas Krajewski||March 10, 2017||109|
| Sheriff Cannonball hires Darnell to try and prove Buddy guilty of a vehicular accident. |
After Tex Junior locks himself out of his house, Buddy and Darnell try to teach him to care for himself.
|10||10||"Buddy Shreds |
Opposite of Awesome"
|Harry Chaskin||Thomas Krajewski||March 10, 2017||110|
| Buddy uses Darnell's recorded guitar riffs to fake it in a new rock band. |
When Buddy hears people lovingly mock him for being extreme, he turns boring so no one can think he is weird.
|11||11||"A Bro for Weaselbrat |
|Harry Chaskin||Thomas Krajewski||March 10, 2017||111|
| When Buddy's number one fan Weaselbrat realizes he doesn't have a best friend, Buddy and Darnell feel they need to find him one. |
Buddy doesn't want to share his truck stop snacks, so fakes being healthy so people will copy him.
|12||12||"Moneybags Changes Everything"||Harry Chaskin||Thomas Krajewski||March 10, 2017||112|
|Moneybags realizes Darnell is a great mechanic and tricks Darnell into building him a car to help him beat Buddy's truck the Rabble Rouser. Buddy becomes depressed and thinks he cannot win without Darnell.|
Interactive special (2017)
|Title||Directed by||Written by||Original release date||Prod.|
|13||1||"The Maybe Pile"||Harry Chaskin||Thomas Krajewski||July 14, 2017||113|
|Champion truck-racing dog Buddy and his handyman ferret pal Darnell test potentially awesome (but mostly terrible) ideas in this interactive adventure.|
Awards and nominations
|2018||Emmy Award||Outstanding Art Direction / Set Direction / Scenic Design||Buddy Thunderstruck||Nominated|
|Outstanding Cinematography||Buddy Thunderstruck||Nominated|
|2018||Annie Award||Best Animated Television/Broadcast Production For Children||Buddy Thunderstruck||Nominated|
|Outstanding Achievement for Character Design in an Animated Television/ Broadcast Production||Buddy Thunderstruck||Nominated|
- Callan, Patrick (October 6, 2015). "American Greetings Properties rebrand marks entertainment focus". Kidscreen. Brunico Communications. Retrieved August 14, 2019.
- Goldman Getzler, Wendy (October 1, 2015). "Seven more original kids series are headed to Netflix". Kidscreen. Brunico Communications. Retrieved August 14, 2019.
- "Trailer: Stoopid Buddy's 'Buddy Thunderstruck' Headed to Netflix". Animation World Network. Awn.com. 2017-02-09. Retrieved 2017-03-14.